Thinking Outside the Ring Box: Alternative Engagement Ring Ideas
When it comes to engagement ring ideas, the first image that comes to mind is probably a traditional diamond. Simple and elegant, a diamond ring is a classic for a reason, but it’s not the only option. When choosing an engagement ring, thinking outside the box and opting for a coloured gemstone can add a personal and unique touch to your choice – depending on the tastes of your partner, of course!
Looking for inspiration? Here at Miltons Diamonds, we have a selection of alternative engagement rings for you to explore, including stunning sapphire engagement rings, emerald engagement rings and ruby engagement rings to choose from.
Sapphire Engagement Rings
If you’re looking for alternative engagement ring ideas that differ from a traditional diamond, one option to consider is a sapphire engagement ring. Sapphires come in a spectrum of different colours, though their most common form is a vivid royal blue. Due to their rich and mesmerising colour, Sapphire engagement rings have been popular for centuries and are a timeless choice when it comes to gemstone rings.
One factor that you could consider when thinking about alternative engagement ring ideas is the birth month of your loved one, as each month of the year has a precious stone traditionally associated with it. As sapphires are the birthstone of September, they make a particularly thoughtful and personal choice for those born in this month.
Here at Miltons Diamonds, we have a variety of sapphire engagement rings for you to choose from. Featuring ten round brilliant cut diamonds alongside a deep blue sapphire, the cluster ring design of our elegant 18ct Yellow Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring one stunning choice to consider.
Emerald Engagement Rings
Another exquisite option when it comes to alternative engagement rings is an emerald gemstone. With their enchanting green colour, emerald engagement rings always make a unique and striking choice. Emeralds make a statement on their own and also pair beautifully with diamonds, giving you a variety of options when it comes to choosing your perfect design. Just as sapphires are traditionally linked to September, emeralds are associated with the month of May. If your loved one’s birthday falls within this month or if they favour bright, vibrant colours, an emerald gemstone could be the perfect choice.
Looking for the perfect emerald engagement ring? Our 18ct Yellow Gold – Large Emerald and Diamond Ring is a truly stunning design that demonstrates how diamonds can beautifully complement the stone and emphasise its rich green hue.
Ruby Engagement Rings
Last but not least, another stunning choice when it comes to alternative engagement ring ideas is a ruby gemstone. As the rich, warm red tones of rubies are perfect for symbolising love and romance, ruby engagement rings have long been considered one of the most fitting options for engagement ring design. Rubies are also July’s birthstone, making them perfect for loved ones born this summer month or those who favour warmer jewel tones. Bold, beautiful and symbolically perfect for expressing your love, a radiant ruby is definitely one to consider when choosing your engagement ring.
If you’re looking for ruby engagement rings, consider a design like our 18ct White Gold Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring. Rich, purple-red in tone and beautifully offset by ten round brilliant diamonds that enhance its sparkle, this eye-catching design is a stunning option.
Whether it’s sapphire engagement rings, emerald engagement rings or ruby engagement rings you’re considering for your loved one, these beautiful gemstones add something extra special to your choice of ring. When it comes to engagement ring ideas, alternative engagement rings like these make a unique and thoughtful choice that offer something different to a traditional diamond ring. Want to explore more designs? Discover both secondhand and new engagement rings here at Miltons Diamonds.