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Non-Diamond Center Stone Options for Engagement Rings

October 28, 2015 2 min read

At deBebians, we specialize in all different types of jewelry, but engagement rings are definitely our most popular fine jewelry items. If you’re interested in a diamond engagement ring, we have a loose diamond search and staff GIA graduate gemologists that will be able to assist you in finding a center diamond that works with your budget. However, if you or your partner is not interested in a diamond center stone, we have alternative options that may be perfect for her. Below are four of our most popular alternatives for an engagement ring.

1. Moissanite

Moissanite Engagement Rings

HE304 is shown here with a Forever One Moissanite.

deBebians carries both Forever Brilliant ® and Forever One ™ Moissanite from Charles & Colvard. Moissanite is a forever stone that scores a 9.25 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This means that the stone will not corrode or become cloudy like cubic zirconia and can be worn and enjoyed for a lifetime. Moissanite comes in an array of shapes and carat weights, making them one of the most popular choices for an engagement ring or other piece of jewelry.

Update on April 12, 2017: deBebians now offers Hearts and Arrows Forever One Moissanite on our loose moissanite search.

2. Sapphire

Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

Style # HE166-BS shown here with a 2.00 ct center blue sapphire.

Made popular by royalty such as Diana Spencer and Kate Middleton, blue sapphires are still a favorite center stone option for an engagement ring. Sapphires score a 9 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness and will hold up well as an engagement ring. We offer a variety of ring designs that feature sapphires, but if you would like us to source a specific sapphires that has a different color, shape, or carat weight, please contact a deBebians jewelry expert and we will be happy to assist you.

3. Ruby

Ruby Engagement Rings

Style # HE259 set with customer’s emerald cut ruby.

Rubies are incredibly rare and sought after gemstones. They score a 9 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness and are available from deBebians in either a round or an oval shape. We use AA quality rubies, which are extremely valuable due to their scarcity. We can source other shapes, qualities, and carat weights. Please contact a GIA graduate gemologist or deBebians jewelry expert for assistance.

4. Morganite

Morganite Engagement Rings

Style # HE108-M with a 2.50 ct center morganite.

Morganite engagement rings have become popular in the last five years. Morganite is a peachy pink gemstone that scores a 7.5-8 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Though rose gold is the most popular precious metal for a morganite engagement ring setting, a white precious metal, such as white gold, is also a lovely option.

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