Stories Of Gems And Jewels
There’s no doubt that diamonds are the most popular stone choice for engagement rings, but 11% of brides still prefer gemstones. Of them, 20% opt for sapphires.
Both stones have their pros and cons and often the choice simply comes down to personal preference. If you’re debating between the two, this sapphire vs. diamond engagement rings showdown has everything you need to know.
You’re committing to spending the rest of your life together, and your ring should symbolize that. When you create a custom diamond engagement ring, you can ensure that you’ll still love it ten, 20, and even 50 years down the road. It may require a little extra work, but the end result is worth the effort!
Are you ready to get started? This guide covers everything you need to know to create a custom engagement ring design.
Opal, October's birthstone, is known for its breathtaking “play of color.” This “play of color” is created by miniscule silicone spheres which bend the light passing through the gem. Each stone displays an array of different colors including stunning reds, greens, and blues. Its beauty is enhanced when set against darker minerals such as ironstone, basalt, or obsidian.
When gold comes out of the ground it is considered nearly pure and referred to as 24kt pure gold. Gold is mixed with alloys to add durability and strength. How much alloy is mixed in determines the purity. 18K gold has 18K of gold and 6k of alloys to make up the 24k. 14K has 14K of gold and 10K of alloy, 12k has equal parts of gold and alloy, and 10 is predominantly alloy with 10K of gold and 14k of alloy.