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When it comes to buying an engagement ring, a beautiful diamond engagement ring is spectacular. Although, it may not be your only choice. This tradition was created for the purpose of promoting diamonds as a commercial asset. In the past 80 years or so diamond engagement rings have become extremely popular and are now a part of American culture. Diamond rings are gorgeous but there are other spectacular gemstones you might want to consider for her engagement ring.

You don’t have to spend $20,000 on a brand new diamond engagement ring. There are several other popular gemstones and precious stones that can be used as a more contemporary, viable and meaningful alternative.

For example garnets, emeralds and sapphires are three of the most popular types of precious gemstones used in engagement rings. Highly valuable in their own right, these stones can be stunning and colorful. No one could state you were cheap if you buy your fiancee an engagement ring featuring one of these precious gemstones.

If you don’t have a lot of money at your disposal, you can also buy a more contemporary beautiful looking gemstone. These stones are considered significantly cheaper in price, but also hold great meaning. Amethyst is a wonderful gemstone and is considered one of the most mystical gemstones ever found. Pearl, lapis lazuli and green tourmaline can also be used for engagement rings with fantastic flare and color. The gorgeous topaz ring will make your fiancee feel like she’s wearing a genuine blue diamond with a more casual flare.

Come visit us at one of our stores near you. You can be assured we will treat you with the greatest care on this big decision. Read our reviews: Google, Yelp and Facebook. No matter if you go a traditional route of a diamond engagement ring or a more contemporary style we are here to help.

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