Though diamonds are the most popular choices of center stones for engagement ring settings, many women prefer diamond alternatives for a number of different reasons. These reasons may include a personal preference, affordability, wanting an ethically sourced stone, or the love of a particular gemstone. deBebians specializes in many different types of diamond alternative engagement rings.
1. Moissanite Engagement Rings
We offer Forever One Moissanite by Charles & Colvard and The Harro Gem for most of our engagement ring settings. This beautiful, lab created stone scores a 9.25 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness, is 10% more brilliant than a diamond, and will be considered colorless. Moissanite is an affordable alternative to a diamond and provides immeasurable sparkle. Choose a loose moissanite as the center stone option by using the provided drop-down menu on the product page and then by visiting our loose moissanite section.
2. Morganite Engagement Rings
deBebians carries an array of morganite engagement rings. Morganite is a peachy pink gemstone that scores a 7.5-8 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This gemstone looks beautiful when set into a rose gold setting or a white precious metal setting. These gemstones are romantic and are a stunning addition to any engagement ring setting.
3. Sapphire Engagement Rings
Princess Diana initially made blue sapphire engagement rings a popular choice and now Duchess Kate Middleton continues her legacy. Sapphires score a 9 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness, making them an ideal option for an engagement ring or other piece of fine jewelry that will be worn every day. We carry a variety of sapphire engagement rings as well as engagement rings that feature blue and pink sapphire accents.
4. Ruby Engagement Rings
Our collection of ruby engagement rings features a genuine AA quality ruby. A ruby scores a 9 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness and is among the rarest of gemstones. We offer round and oval ruby engagement rings that will surely take her breath away.
Do you want a diamond engagement ring or do you prefer one of these diamond alternative engagement rings? Which one is your favorite? Share your opinion with us in the comments. Browse our entire collection of engagement rings to see all that deBebians has to offer.
Update: This post was originally published on June 22, 2015 and updated with new information on January 28, 2019.