Tip #11- Looking like a Diamond-Alternatives: If her first choice for an engagement ring is a diamond, but you just don’t have the budget for this option, did you know that there are a few gemstones which have the colors of diamonds? A white diamond, the most common color for diamond, can be substituted with white zircon, white sapphire or white topaz.
The best way to get the yellow diamond ring look for a fraction of the cost is to choose a yellow sapphire ring. You may know that yellow diamonds come in many shades of yellow from the light banana to fancier and more vivid colors like bright golden lemon yellow. MyJewelrySource has a fabulous selection of yellow sapphire rings that very closely replicate the gorgeous yellow diamond.
Pink diamonds are one of the rarest of diamonds. Often with a hint of lavender or peach, pink diamonds have been a favorite of celebrities and can very closely be simulated with light pink sapphires and light pink tourmalines. Light pink sapphires are very hard to find but MyJewelrySource does have a gorgeous selection of about a half dozen light pink sapphire engagement rings. Each of our light pink sapphires is carefully hand selected for its amazing resemblance to a pink diamond.
If you are interested in the color of a blue diamond, please take a look at our blue zircon rings. Not only does the color of blue zircon look like that of a blue diamond but it also sparkles like a diamond too. This is due to the high refractive index of the gemstone. Not all gemstones have high refractive indexes and that is one characteristic that contributes to sparkle and brilliance.