NATURE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Engagement rings have overtime served as a symbol of love, loyalty, and dedication.The present trends of engagement rings will continue for quite some time. The future, however, ascertains that engagement rings made from nature are here to stay. These are nature inspired engagement rings, natural engagement rings, and earthy engagement rings.
Natural engagement ringsThe earth-mined engagement rings have always taken the forefront in the past because of their rare nature than one manufactured in a laboratory. These are made from the pieces of metal put together and completed with a precious stone or gemstones. The most common used metals are:
The most common choice for any jewelry for its versatility Pure gold is soft and is strengthened by combination with other metals.The percentage of these alloys determine the final color of the gold. Thus we have yellow gold- from the red of copper and the green hue of silver. White gold created from a combination of zinc, nickel, and copper and plated with rhodium. Green gold: the pale green color is by mixing yellow gold with copper zinc and silver. Rose gold with its romantic pink hue is a combination of yellow gold with copper alloy.
This popular choice metal for engagement ring has an elegant sheen that doesn’t fade overtime and is naturally strong a good choice for an active fiancée. It provides a good setting for diamond and other gemstones. Platinum is naturally white. It is naturally hypoallergenic thus good for sensitive skin.
This another natural occurring white and rare metal. It is can, however, be used as an alloy in metals like gold as it is rare. Sterling silver rings (plated with rhodium) are the most well-known.The precious stones added are:
Diamond stands out among all gemstones because of its durability and sparkle.
Sapphires are blue, pink, yellow, peach, white and other unique colors. Being natural and untreated the fancy colors of sapphire offer true beauty in rings. Sapphire is the third hardest mineral best for a durable ring.
The lavender hue it has can be paired with rose or silver gold for a romantic set to obtain a fine ring. It is a purple stone always seen in raw state but when finely cut will complement any stone.
Turquoise has a composition of copper and aluminum and paired with small diamonds for a luxe finishing to a matte stone.
Their rich tone works best to make them a popular stone though they have fallen out of style over the years.
Garnets is less expensive with an outstanding pinky-red hue and also many other colors.
Pearls are calcium carbonate made.They tarnish easily good rarely worn engagement rings.
Diamond is priceless!!However, moissanite acts as its substitute being just as hard and are clear or sometimes green or yellow.
Topaz gemstone is colorless when pure. The blue, orange, red, green and pink hues (from the imperfection of the stone) make it naturally chosen for engagement rings.
Opals are white, black and crystal and when exposed to light they form dazzles like a rainbow when moved.
Rubies have a rich, luxurious blood-red tone.They survive scratches and tarnishing.
A dense, silky black stone is timeless and chic making onyx a great choice when paired with black diamonds and even clear diamonds.
Peridots among the few gemstones that appear with one color, a bright olive green color have a great history where the famous Napoleon gifted his first wife Josephine with one making it romantic engagement ring gemstone.
It ranges from black to blue though its grey-brown is what is commonly seen in engagement rings. It is magical as legend states that Inuit long ago saw it falling from Aurora Borealis in the sky.
This so-called “lucky stone” is beautifully pale blue and quite hard. Aquamarines have a beautiful clarity too.
Lapis lazuli gives an opulent touch to a gold setting - with even intense blue, a light dusting of gold and no cracks.
It is a mineral with a cloudier look than emerald and often comes in a mix of two or three colors. Great in a bohemian or baroque style setting.
Made up of various colors: red, pink, orange or even green seen as an abundance mineral that brings fearlessness and prosperity to the wearer.
Nature inspired engagement rings
Spending time in nature has scientifically been proven to bring us much joy. One beholds the beauty of the flowers infused with sunlight , the branches high above with leaves stretching to the sky.Incorporating this into the design of engagement rings evokes romantic emotions and a sense of love and devotion. The shape of the earth! The trees with its leaves twigs and branches! The blue rivers! The colorful flowers! These are some of nature’s ideas that are artistically used on rings designs and patterns to make them more desirable than just being made out of metal and gemstones. We have seen even royalty fall in love with such designs too, for example, the flower like designed diamond ring was once owned by Princess Diana(Kate Middleton) and Sarah Ferguson. The details on these rings partake of even patterns that date back even to the oldest of times proving that rings don’t need gemstone to stand out. Nature has never grown old anyway. Imagine presenting a moonstone to your significant other during a full moon wouldn’t it bring everlasting passion to the relationship? Romantic!
Earthy engagement rings.
Their component is recycled metals either gold, silver…etc. and other precious gems. Basically, eco-mineral made. Eco-made engagement rings are of bamboo, coconut shell, bone, sea glass and horn sparingly using the diamond, gold, and silver. Eco wood engagement rings are handcrafted from a piece of wood. Wood being used can be oak, ash, hickory, and walnut. The final touch on them includes crushed walnut shells or precious stones.