Stones of various types, sizes and shapes are used as attachments in rings. The wide varieties include diamonds, precious and semi-precious gemstones. Stone rings are classy and elegant. These rings have become the standard option for wedding, engagement and other functions.Some people prefer to wear rings that hold their birthstones as well.
The best options for wedding and other family functions are emerald rings, pearl rings, ruby rings, sapphire rings, opal rings, topaz rings, garnet rings etc. We are familiar with diamond, pearl, ruby and sapphire. Let's learn more about topaz, opal and garnet.
Topaz: Topaz is a stone that is present in many beautiful shades. The significant shades include blue, orange, green and pink.
Garnet: Garnets are beautiful red-coloured precious gemstones. They are most commonly used in antique jewellery.
Opal: Opals can shine in the colours of the rainbow. These rare gemstones are an excellent option for a wedding ring. There are both precious and non-precious classifications for opal. The white opal with a light tone is the least valuable form of opal.
There are still many other choices of stones that are suitable for family functions and everyday use. Some of them are rare and have a high value in today's market. It depends on your taste and budget to choose a suitable one. A few examples are corundum, sunstone, rose quartz, Tsavorite and alexandrite.
Navaratna is a combination of nine precious stones. They include diamond, emerald, ruby, yellow sapphire, garnet, blue sapphire, pearl, cat's eye and coral. The ring holds these stones are made of gold or silver.
The Mohs hardness scale is a measurement used to test the stone's resistance to being scratched. The stones on the scale of 7 and above are suitable for everyday wear.
The other things to consider before buying stone rings are its settings, colour, clarity and cut. It is possible to upgrade settings of some of the stone rings later. If you are buying a diamond ring, check for its purity or weight in terms of Karat. Also, check for the warranty of precious and rare stone rings.