In such a scenario, we are forced to look for engagement rings with other gemstones. The good news is that you can find a number of gemstones that resemble diamonds in terms of appearance. In fact, the physical properties of some of these gemstones come very close to that of diamonds, although none of them is as durable as diamonds are. Below are 3 examples in that regard.
- Some of the synthetic varieties of garnet gemstones, which are colorless, are often used as diamond alternatives in engagement rings. However, the issue with garnet diamond rings is that they are relatively softer, which means that they will not last as long as diamond rings even with greater care and maintenance.
- The white colored varieties of the naturally occurring mineral, spinel are also used as diamond alternatives by many jewelers. Even though spinel has an 8.0 rating on the Mohs’ scale of hardness, they are also soft when compared to diamonds.
- The diamond-like appearance and high durability of white sapphire have to make it one of the best diamond alternatives. White sapphire gemstones are hard than cubic zirconia, spinel, garnet, and several other stones.