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Creative Engagement Ring Alternatives for Your Proposal

Did you know that in 2019, people spent around $5,900 on an engagement ring in the U.S.? If you are about to spend money on an engagement ring for your loved one that you are about to pop the question to, we are here to share some engagement ring alternatives. These alternatives are perfect for those couples that do not want to be like everyone else. 

Keep reading to see which alternatives sound perfect for your other half.

1. Tourmaline

Tourmaline is perfect if you are looking for a unique option because fine Tourmaline is super rare. A neat fact about this gemstone is that they come in a variety of colors. It is actually the stone that comes with the widest variety of colors. 

The rarest type of Tourmaline gemstone jewelry is an electric blue color. There are also bluish-green stones, red gemstones, yellow, brown, and bright green stone color options. If you fall in love with Tourmaline, once you choose the perfect color you can choose the shape you prefer. 

2. Emerald

For those that love the color green, emeralds are a natural green gemstone. Most people do not realize that emeralds are even more scarce than diamonds, sometimes making them a bit more costly. 

The key is to choose an emerald stone that does not have too many surface level occlusions so that you do not have any issues with the integrity of the emerald stone. 

3. Opal

Iridescence is what makes opal stone unique. Usually, the stone is a milky color filled with specks of bright pinks, yellows, greens, and oranges. There are also some with a less milky color and brighter flakes. 

In some cases, you can find a black opal that has darker hues. If your partner is a free spirit and loves to dress and think outside the box, opal might be a perfect fit. These stones are representative of creativity and confidence. 

4. Amethyst

Amethysts represent trust, charity, and reverence. If your bride appreciates healing stones then they might find this engagement ring to be meaningful because it is linked to relief from anxiety and stress. 

Keep in mind that these stones are a little on the softer side so every few years you want to make sure that routine re-polishing is done on it. 

5. Aquamarine

These gemstones are usually found in an almost flawless condition making them perfect because you don’t have to really worry about occlusions. The meaning of aquamarine is the water of the sea, making it a great choice for those that love the beach and water. 

Which Engagement Ring Alternatives Do You Love Most?

We hope that now that you learned some unique engagement ring alternatives, you can start shopping for something unique to fit your partner’s personality and style. Remember a wedding ring does not have to be exactly like everyone else’s. 

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