Diamond is always considered to be the best for any auspicious occasion. Considering diamonds to be auspicious and gifting a diamond wedding ring on your special day, all are typical myths that have taken the name ‘rituals’. A wedding ring is simply a symbol of you getting married and a signature of keeping your promises.
What if you can’t afford diamonds for your partner on your special day? Is this hamper your wedding life? Is this lessen your love towards your partner? Obviously not. These are just beliefs.
A wedding life cannot depend on a diamond, rather it depends on the mutual understanding, trust and love that you share. No matter the ring is a diamond one or not, to just a mark a new beginning of your life you can use many alternate options for your diamond wedding ring. These can be non-traditional but can serve the same meaning for your partner.
5 Alternating options to your ‘Diamond’ wedding ring:
1. Diamond Simulants:
Cubic Zirconia and Moissanite are considered most popular among the available diamond simulants in the market. These simulants are grown in the laboratory and looks extremely identical to real diamonds. Unless you are trained, these stones cannot be easily detected among the real stones by just looking at them. They possess the same fire and colour as that of a true diamond, and thus are used as a better replacement for a diamond. However, they lose their luster with time and needs to be polished to retain its glory. Well, don’t pay much for these stones. There are many who try to sell these in the name of real diamonds. It is better if you have a research on the authorized stores and purchase the ring from them.
2. Gemstones| Morganite, Tanzanite, Sapphires, Rubies, Emerald:
Gemstones can take the place of a diamond to quite a great extent. There are several types of gemstones available in the gems market. Like diamonds, each gemstone has a traditional meaning as well. Morganite, Tanzanite, Sapphires, Rubies, and Emerald are the few among them that you can use to make your wedding ring.
Morganite– This comes with pale pink or orange-pink colour and possesses huge brightness. You can pair this stone with a rose gold setting to complement with the pink shade of the stone. Well, there is no compulsion. You can also design this stone with a silver shaded metal. Tanzanite– The stone appears with a dark blue colour and provides an eye-catching fire. You can wear this daily but make sure you take care of it, as the stone is not so hard. Whatever may be its degree of hardness, it excels in its class and elegance.
Sapphires– Sapphires are considered to be the royal stone and an amazing alternative to diamonds. White gold halo setting can be the paired with your Sapphire. Sapphires appear in a different array of colours, blue, pink, red, yellow and green. Choose the one you like to wear.
Rubies– Rubies are the gems of love. It comes with deep blood red colour and a stone that does not lose its luster easily. You can have a vintage look with rose gold settings. They are extremely flawless and would be worth if you pay for it.
Emerlad- A range of green hue from light to dark can be obtained in this gemstone. These have a rating of 7.5 hardness and flaws and inclusions are hard to find in these stones. To have a classic look, design this with yellow gold metal.
What if you gift a knot while tying your knot with your partner? It can be the simplest but stunning way to describe your feelings. This concept of the knot is prevailing from the history, where it was considered as true lovers knot. It was the symbol given by the sailors to their beloved while getting detached. Interlocking two overhand knots in two parallel wires, this knot is made and are worn forever. In Victorian times, young couples are seen to make the knot with a limb of a tree and express their feelings to their love. It’s something interesting. Isn’t it? Would you like to try it?
4. Claddagh ring:
This is a traditional Irish ring rooted from Roman times. The ring highlighted with a crown, two hands, and a head, which refers to loyalty, friendship and love. You will get an appearance of clasped hands symbolizing the vows. To retain the Irish heritage, these rings are commonly used as both engagement and wedding rings. The ring can be worn in two different ways. Women wearing the ring facing the point of the heart out serves as an engagement ring, whereas, the point of the heart turned around refers that she is married. Want to gift something special but traditional? Claddagh ring can serve your purpose.
This can be something very special and meaningful. When you have nothing to give, still you can give something significant. Family heirloom can be the best decision when you are losing hope. Ask your guardians or your family members. There must be a special ring that your mother or your grandmother has kept it for her daughter-in-law. This will be something very precious. Not because it may have diamonds. But because the ring is overloaded with memories and blessings. Gift this to her. She will definitely love it, rather liking it.
In the end, remember, the stone or the metal of the ring doesn’t matter. What matters is your love and commitment, that you can easily share with your love, through all the above-mentioned options. What options will you choose? Let us know.