• Why choose a diamond engagement ring?

  • What does the sapphire, ruby and emerald represent?

  • How are gemstones different from semi-precious stones?

Did you know that every gemstone is linked to a certain month and that these each have their own meaning and symbolism? Couples will often decide which stone to include in their wedding rings based on this and the gemstone’s symbolism. But which gemstone is best for your engagement ring?

Why choose a diamond engagement ring?

The diamond has been loved for many centuries. This gemstone is often associated with indestructibility as a result of its hardness — and where your relationship is concerned. The word diamond was supposedly derived from the Ancient Greek word ‘adamas’, but what does ‘adamas’ mean? Its definition is indestructible! This stone symbolises eternal love and is perfect for the engagement ring!

Now all you need to do is decide on your favourite cut of diamond before getting down on one knee and asking the big question.

What does the sapphire, ruby and emerald represent?

After the diamond, the sapphire, emerald and ruby are probably the best known and most popular gemstones for engagement rings. Sapphire is Greek for ‘the most beautiful’ and symbolises piety and tranquillity. In marriage, this gemstone is synonymous with loyalty, calm and prudence. The ruby also represents loyalty. It’s associated with the strength to prevent betrayal and was therefore very popular with kings. A golden ring with a ruby is not only exceptional but symbolic.

The emerald, from the Persian ‘heart of stone’, also symbolises love as well as hope, rebirth and eternal youth. Whichever stone you choose for the engagement ring, you will be giving a great deal more than a jewel!

How are gemstones different from semi-precious stones?

The term ‘semi-precious stone’ hasn’t officially been used since 1967. The term semi-precious stone refers to all gemstones that aren’t diamonds, sapphires, rubies or emeralds. The three best known semi-precious stones are undoubtedly the turquoise, amethyst and the opal.

The turquoise is considered to be the stone of friendship, love and prosperity. The amethyst attracts positive energy and protects the wearer. The opal is also a protective gemstone, which has a strong connection with love and passion.

What do you want your engagement ring to symbolise? What do you want to say with your marriage proposal? Choose your favourite gemstone and cut here, and find the perfect engagement ring. You can also contact BAUNAT’s experts for extra advice.

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