Best Alternative Engagement Ring Stones

Serengeti West’s Favorite Alternative Engagement Ring Stones

Are you looking for halo engagement rings in Melbourne? Perhaps you’re ready to pop the question, but don’t want to go the traditional route? Enjoy our list of the best alternative engagement ring stones!

1. Sapphire

A sapphire engagement ring sits high atop our list of unique engagement rings. Ranking 9 on the Mohs scale, the durability of this gemstone is phenomenal. While traditionally thought of as a blue stone, sapphire comes in every color of the rainbow (except for red). This allows you to choose the perfect hue. White sapphires are even available!

If you’re not interested in a diamond engagement ring but don’t want to sacrifice durability and security, consider sapphire.

2. Ruby

Like sapphires, rubies are part of the corundum family. That is to say; they are also a nine on the Mohs scale. With proper care, your deep red gemstone will resist scratching and cracking! In our opinion, ruby is an excellent choice for an engagement ring gemstone.

3. Moissanite

One of the most popular “traditional diamond” alternatives is moissanite. Named for Henri Moissan, it is silicon carbide. The stone has a Mohs hardness of 9.5. Overall, moissanite offers the brilliance of a diamond for a much lower price.

4. Morganite

Morganite is known for a beautiful peach-pink color. A member of the beryl family, this semi-precious stone has become wildly popular in the last few years. Indeed, it looks beautiful in a rose gold mounting. We’re partial to this diamond halo morganite ring.

Ready to start shopping? We invite you to visit us at 951 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo. Allow Serengeti West Fine Jewelers to help you find the perfect engagement ring!