How to choose a gemstone for an engagement ring

Engagement rings with a variety of gemstones have long been used around the world because of their unique style. Engagement is an important event in life, so the ring should last a lifetime. This is the reason why you need to know some rules to adhere to when choosing a stone for an engagement ring. In this article, we will talk about how to choose a stone for such special jewelry.


The best gemstones for engagement rings are those with good hardness, and created by nature. 


To avoid having to change the stone due to its short life, we recommend reading the rules for choosing a stone for an engagement ring: 


It is the hardness of the stone that affects how long your stone will last. For example, stones with a hardness lower than 5-6 on the Mohs scale are not recommended for engagement rings. This is because the stone may crack, and chipping may occur as a result of physical impact. For example, we do not recommend choosing pearls, as they lose their luster over time and have a very low hardness.

It is worth noting that in the past many people choose diamonds for engagement rings because of their brilliance, beauty, and, of course, hardness and durability. After all, diamond is the hardest mineral. But nowadays, diamonds are not as popular as they used to be. Nowadays, rings with different colored gemstones look much more appealing. This looks interesting and unique.


When choosing a natural stone you should consider where it came from. It is no secret that some minerals are grown in laboratories so they do not have any useful metaphysical and healing properties. 


Transparent stones are no longer as popular as they were in the past. Now a lot of people are favoring colored stones. People find very bold and interesting solutions for their engagement rings that are worn every day. For example, rubies and garnets, sapphires, emeralds, and other colored stones are often used.



We have compiled a list of stones for engagement rings, in which we have included the most interesting minerals according to us.


Moonstones are one of the oldest gemstones. They are amazing stones that have powerful energy.

Moonstones come in different shades, which means that there is a wide range of options: blue, pink, peach, gray, white, and others. Everyone will find just the right moonstone that they like.In addition, moonstones are notable for their play of color. This will be the foundation of your ring - the stunning highlights shimmering within the stone.

Moonstones are the perfect stones for women. They are suitable for absolutely all women, they help enhance intuition, adjust energy cycles, and the stone has very favorable energy.


Rose quartz is a good choice for your engagement ring because it is the true stone of love. This mineral comes in various shades of pink and looks very feminine and delicate. It should be said that the stone has a good value of hardness (7 points), but it is still worth protecting it from physical impact.

An engagement ring with rose quartz will reflect love and fidelity, and the delicate pink color will look great with both silver and gold. 


Rubies are red-colored stones; all other corundum are sapphires, which we wrote about above. Rich, dark-red rubies are the most popular ones. Rubies are stones of high hardness, they are durable and very beautiful. These incredible gems are associated with love, which makes them a great choice for engagement rings.


Sapphires are also an excellent choice for engagement rings. These stones are very hard - 9 out of 10 points.

That is a very high value! Sapphires are not only blue, as everyone used to think, they can be different colors (except red).

There are interesting varieties of sapphires, such as sapphires that change color depending on the angle of view. There are amazing star-shaped sapphires that have a star on them, an optical effect.


Tourmalines are amazing stones that come in absolutely different colors and shades. Everyone will find the right stone for themselves, both in color and price. In addition, tourmalines are transparent and have a vitreous luster.

Some varieties of tourmaline may change color depending on the different light sources. There are some interesting stones with a cat's eye effect.It is worth noting that the hardness of the tourmaline is from 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. This is quite a high value, which affects the durability of the stone.


Choosing a stone for an engagement ring is a responsible and complex matter. After all, it is important to guess the preferences of the loved one, as well as to choose a durable and energetically powerful stone that will bring you happiness for many years.

Kindly note that healing gemstone meanings are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

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