Alternative Engagement Ring Tips

Engagement rings are always an honor to make for people. The occasion is special, and there is nothing more significant than having a one-of-a-kind ring for the person you love. Some common engagement ring questions are what stones can I have other than diamonds? Well, when thinking about stones, it’s essential to consider their hardness since they will last longer than stones that aren’t as hard. Some stones I recommend are diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald, garnet, tanzanite, tourmaline, turquoise, peridot, quartz, and also amethyst, and white topaz. The metals vary on personal taste, but 14K or 18K white or yellow gold and platinum are good and will be durable.  

When thinking about the design, the setting is crucial for long-lasting rings. Prong settings are great if they don’t catch onto anything, and also channel settings. Those are my two favorites. I often mix both. The design should also consider how the wedding band will interact with the engagement ring. I try to make them feel like they are one ring and merge well together. Below are some photos of past engagement rings I’ve made for clients. If you’re interested in getting one made, visit the commission section, and feel free to ask any questions! 

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