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4 Unique Gemstones for Your Ring

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Jewelry is an excellent way to show off your personal style. Rings, in particular, provide the wearer with a symbol of love. Whether you’re planning to give a ring or hoping to receive one, you’ll want to ensure that it’s absolutely perfect. You can plan out your ideal ring by choosing your setting and band. For an even more personalized style, consider including a unique gemstone. Sure, diamonds are beautiful, but you’ll really stand out with an opal or morganite. You’re one of a kind, and your ring should be, too.

Opal

Opal is another gemstone for a unique ring. Since every stone is different, opals can be tailored to any style. These precious gems vary in color. They are often white to some shade of blue, but they can be orange or even black. Typically, the reflections have a variety of multiple colors that resemble a rainbow. While beautiful, opals have a hardness similar to glass, so you’ll have to protect your jewelry from harm. As with any gemstone, you should always protect it to preserve its life. You should generally clean an opal gemstone about every six months, depending on your local water conditions.

Imperial Topaz

Imperial topaz is another ideal choice for a unique ring. As the rarest member of the topaz family, this gem has beautiful hues of orange, peach, champagne or pink. Your stone will last a long time thanks to its durability and scratch-resistant properties. It’s the perfect stone for any setting, and it would really shine against a white gold band.

Morganite

If you’re unfamiliar with the name, Morganite is a beautiful gem that has a pinky/peachy hue. Typically, this unique stone is paired with a rose gold band for a truly stunning design. While morganite is a lovely gem, it’s also durable. As with any piece of fine jewelry, you should take precautions to protect your ring from scratches. If you treat the stone with care, it will last a lifetime. Morganite is an affordable option with a high level of brilliance. You won’t have to choose between affordability and that spectacular sparkle.

Black Diamond

If you’re looking for an affordable gemstone with a unique twist, consider purchasing a black diamond. As the name implies, these lovely gems have a black hue. They provide the wearer with an elegant sense of mysterious sophistication. Black diamonds are either natural or heat-treated, but they are true diamonds. In short, heat-treated diamonds are typically yellow diamonds that have been exposed to heat or radiation; the application of heat changes the hue within the stone to a dark green that appears to be black. Natural black diamonds, on the other hand, are pulled from nature and typically cost more than their heat-treated cousins.

If you want to create a unique setting with a beautiful gemstone, consider having your band set with an imperial topaz, opal, black diamond or morganite. Your ring will be unique, and with so many options to choose from, it’s bound to be lovely and look amazing in your wedding photographs!

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