Because diamonds have been used for so many decades, some couples are choosing to change things up with their gemstone selection. If your partner is interested in an alternative gemstone for their engagement ring, you may want to shop for some of these contemporary options. These gemstones are made to last and just as fashionable as the classic diamond look.Moissanite Moissanite is a colorless, diamond-like gemstone that is becoming more popular in engagement jewelry. This stone has the same white sparkle of a diamond but because it is made in a lab, it can be manufactured much more affordably. Because of this people sometimes hesitate to purchase Moissanite for fear it may not be as luxurious or valuable. However, many brides love the look and style of Moissanite just as much, and don’t mind saving some of that money for the wedding or honeymoon. Sapphire Princess Kate Middleton made sapphire rings popular when she showcased Prince William’s engagement ring choice to the world for the first time. Her sapphire ring, surrounded by diamonds, was first worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince William’s mother. Sapphire is a stunning gem on its own, but with a halo of diamonds, it is the perfect choice for an engagement ring. Amethyst Amethysts are some of the most popular gemstones in the world. Their intrinsic violet color is hypnotizing and will make your engagement ring truly stand out from the crowd. Amethyst is also an affordable option so you can choose a bigger stone than what may be in your budget for a diamond. Ranging in hues from deep maroon-shaded purples to lighter lavender colors, you are guaranteed to find the ideal amethyst for your partner’s style. Ruby Red is the color of passion, love, and excitement. If this is how your partner makes you feel every day, choose a ruby gemstone for non-traditional engagement rings. Rubies are highly prized gemstones for their fiery color and will last a lifetime with proper care. Surrounded by a halo of diamonds, this gemstone will make your bride-to-be delighted when you pop the question. Opal If you’re looking for something non-traditional that will still sparkle, try an opal gemstone for your engagement ring. Opals are a rare white gemstone that will show a multiplicity of colors in the sunlight. They can appear pink, green, blue, or multicolored and will never cease to impress anyone who sees your partner’s ring. She’ll love this choice as an engagement ring that is forever white and pure. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for to impress your partner? Proposal Jewelry can help you select the right ring that will make her feel truly understood. Contact us to find the perfect alternative engagement ring from our extensive collection of gemstone jewelry.