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When you’re planning the perfect proposal or looking to drop a hint, there’s nothing quite like finding out how many beautiful alternatives to diamonds there really are. If you like a diamond ring, great! But if you don’t want a diamond, or you’re simply looking outside the traditional box, chances are you’re hoping for some fresh alternatives, i.e. gemstone engagement rings featuring opal, aquamarine, or amethyst, just to name a few.
We’ll get you acquainted with those in a minute. :)
Alternative engagement rings are one of the top trends thanks to talented handmade jewelry artisans — like Melt’m Jewelry Design Studio, whom we’re featuring throughout this blog post — who creates gemstone engagement rings in a variety of styles, sizes, and price points. And if you like diamonds, she has those, too.
While some crave the affordability, couples are also drawn to a non-diamond simply because they crave something non-traditional. As a diamond alternative, birthstone engagement rings are popular now more than ever. It is a more personalized option, reflecting your unique birth month. And when you add the handmade element to it — your ring is made just for you — it makes it even more meaningful.
The rule of thumb: you don’t have to choose your month’s stone. You can choose any gemstone that appeals to you the most. So, if your month is December but your birthstone ring of choice is emerald, go for it. You’ll be looking at your ring forever, so you better pick something you love! :)
Check out our top picks for gemstone and birthstone engagement ring below, all lovingly handmade by Melt’m Jewelry Studio. We think you’re going to love every single piece here, as we do. Enjoy!
If you’re shopping by birthstone, here are the months and the gemstone engagement rings to match.
Birthstone Engagement Rings for January – Garnet
Birthstone Engagement Rings for February – Amethyst
Birthstone Engagement Rings for March – Aquamarine
Birthstone Engagement Rings for April – Diamond
Birthstone Engagement Rings for May – Emerald
Birthstone Engagement Rings for June – Alexandrite
Birthstone for July – Ruby
Birthstone for August – Peridot
Hello to my other August birthdays! This is my birthstone, peridot which has a light green color. This particular ring is also one of my favorite gemstone shapes: marquise-cut. Beautiful!
Birthstone for September – Sapphire
Birthstone for October – Opal
Birthstone for November – Citrine
Birthstone for December – Topaz
Birthstone Engagement Rings
To shop the prettiest birthstone engagement rings Etsy has to offer, visit Meltemsem in the shop here.
You can also click on a link underneath an image of your preferred ring and you’ll see the exact listing for details, pricing, and more.
Which is your favorite gemstone shown here? What is your birthstone? Tell me about it in the comment box below!
P.S. Birthstone jewelry is also great for bridesmaid gifts! Read: 12 Beautiful Birthstone Jewelry Gifts for Bridesmaids.