Unique Engagement Rings for the Unique Bride

Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend obviously never tasted chocolate. Unfortunately, chocolate isn’t forever, so men had to present a glittering rock to their loved one as a symbol of their eternal commitment. While diamonds will always be a symbol of nobility, many are looking outside of the traditional engagement ring to find a gem that is more reflective of his or her personality. “Unearthly” and “ethereal” are adjectives that we would use to describe the following gemstones, which is how you should feel on your wedding day.

Moonstones

This gem has a history as mystical as its own unearthly sheen. The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. Why would anyone not want to hold the power of the moon’s rays on their ring finger?

We love the Moonstone Galaxy ring by Michellia Designs.

“Inspired by the mysterious night sky from above, this gorgeous moonstone galaxy ring is designed to remind us of the infinite possibilities in our incredible universe. The focal rainbow moonstone gem is surrounded by four pieces of genuine diamonds that will shine for as long as the stars in the night sky.”

Moonstone

Opals

The Gemological Institute of America describes the opal as, “Fireworks. Jellyfish. Galaxies. Lightning. Opal’s shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors is unlike any other gem.” The Romans believed that opal was the most precious and powerful of all, and the Bedouins believed that opals contained lightning and fell from the sky during thunderstorms. We like to believe that both are true.

We love how the opal and diamond ring by Aardvark Jewelry appears to hold the power of the universe.

opal

Ametrine

There is only one commercial source for this rare gem, an Anahi mine in Bolivia. Ametrine quartz is a combination of amethyst and citrine and is a rare gift of nature. Because of the unique blend between citrine and amethyst, every ametrine is unique, just like yourself.

We love the fleur de lis ametrine ring by RareEarth Jewelry in all of its glittering ombré glory.

ametrine

Alexandrite

Emerald by day, ruby by night. With magical, color-changing properties, Alexandrite is “nature’s magic trick.” The gem changes from green in sunlight to red in lamplight making it an extremely rare and valuable gemstone. It was first found in 1830 in Russia’s Ural Mountains and is now found in Sri Lanka, East Africa and Brazil.

We love the classic Italian Russian Alexandrite ring by Gorman Designs.

alexandrite

 

Source: Gemological Institute of America

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