Unraveling the Truth: Dispelling the Top 4 Engagement Ring Myths

Unraveling the Truth: Dispelling the Top 4 Engagement Ring Myths

I have come across numerous fascinating myths throughout the year about what wedding or engagement rings should look like. As a fine jeweler, specializing in alternative gemstone engagement ring designs. Here are a few of those myths as well as some suggestions to encourage you to find the perfect engagement ring that is as unique as you are.


1.The Bigger the Diamond the Better Engagement Ring

This first misconception likely stems from the extravagant opulence that gained popularity in the 1980s, promoting the belief that a larger diamond equates to a superior choice. I've come across numerous blogs and conversations among friends and potential clients who feel that an engagement ring must feature a colossal carat diamond. Now, don't get me wrong, a dazzling, oversized diamond is certainly a vibe, but it's entirely possible to make a statement with a more delicate option. These subtle designs offer several advantages, such as ease of wear and affordability, while still captivating attention with their abundant sparkle. For those who prefer a more understated style, I recommend exploring designs featuring center diamonds measuring 1 carat or less. Additionally, don't hesitate to experiment with different shapes like pear, marquise, and kite, as they create an illusion of larger size despite having a smaller carat weight.

2. The Stone Has to Be Flawless for an Engagement Ring

The misconception surrounding flawless diamonds saddens me; it overlooks the beauty of other stunning gemstones. Allow me to provide a brief geology lesson: Diamonds are minuscule carbon pieces that undergo immense heat and pressure within the earth for billions of years. This natural process gives rise to diamond materials that possess a charming rustic quality, presenting a captivating array of colors and textures that I find truly breathtaking. Unfortunately, the jewelry industry has followed a trend of discarding these "imperfect" diamonds, as the market has favored flawless ones. However, diamonds with "flaws" have now become highly sought after due to their unique character and allure. Rustic diamonds, in particular, narrate the story of our planet's formation, exuding an abundance of drama and romance. For those with an edgy style, I recommend exploring colorful gemstones such as vibrant sapphire, while those with a boho and romantic taste might find brown quartz and pink diamonds to be a classic choice. Let us celebrate the distinctiveness of these gemstones and appreciate their inherent beauty.


3. Any Stone Will Work for an Engagement Ring

When you stop and think about it, the average engagement ring goes through a lot. It accompanies you while doing dishes, gardening, engaging in arts and crafts, exercising, and almost everything else you do. Realistically speaking, you may not even notice if your ring gets scratched, dinged, or exposed to harsh chemicals. This is where the problem lies with certain stones like opals and turquoise – they are extremely soft. In fact, they are so delicate that even the slightest impact can scratch or break them. That's why it's crucial to consider the Mohs hardness scale, which determines the density and strength of stones.

So, before you fall for the trendy gemstone hype, consider the long-term wear and tear your engagement ring will endure, and opt for a stone that will stand the test of time. Send me a message at hello@alizetifine.com to discuss gemstone options!

4. You Can’t Do Color for an Engagement Ring

Color is a significant aspect that many people tend to shy away from when it comes to precious gemstones. However, it's worth noting that these exquisite gems come in a stunning array of colors, encompassing every shade of the rainbow. While we often associate sapphires with the iconic blue hue of Princess Diana's engagement ring, it may surprise you to learn that blue sapphires were once the go-to choice for engagement rings in the past. Colored gemstones, far from being reserved for royalty or ancient times, have captured the hearts of many modern brides due to the special symbolism and individuality they can convey.

If you're considering a colored gemstone for your engagement ring or any other piece of jewelry, I highly recommend exploring the world of sapphires. These gems naturally occur in vibrant shades of blue and green, offering a refreshing twist on traditional choices. Rubies, with their captivating tones of red and pink, are also a splendid option to consider. Additionally, garnets boast hues ranging from strawberry red to deep burgundy, presenting an exquisite palette to choose from.

When selecting a colored gemstone, it's essential to consider its durability. I suggest sticking with gemstones that rank between 7 and 10 on the MOHs hardness scale to ensure they can withstand the test of time and daily wear. This way, you can enjoy your gemstone's beauty for years to come without worrying about excessive wear and tear.

Embrace the world of colored gemstones and discover the endless possibilities they offer. Incorporating these vibrant gems into your jewelry collection allows you to make a bold a statement while embracing the unique symbolism and personal meaning they hold. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the captivating world of colored gemstones.

5. It’s Too Hard to Order an Engagement Ring Online

When it comes to ordering an engagement ring, the idea of doing so online might seem a bit sketchy. I understand that establishing trust with an online designer can feel daunting, but rest assured, at Alizeti Fine, there's a real live person behind that screen who is more than happy to assist you every step of the way. I believe in providing a personalized shopping experience, even in the digital realm.

Connect with me effortlessly through Instagram, or you can visit our website and reach out to us via email to schedule a one-on-one consultation. I am passionate about helping you find the perfect ring and ensuring that your shopping experience is nothing short of exceptional. Discover your bespoke ring today, by starting with the bespoke ring form.

I hope you enjoyed my discussion on engagement ring myths and I hope you got some wonderful ideas for shopping for your alternative engagement ring. If you head over to my www.alizetifine.com to explore engagement rings and other ethical fine jewelry. Also feel free to drop me a note if you have any questions I’d love to hear from you: hello@alizetifine.com

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