SAPPHIRE OR EMERALD?
THE HIDDEN MEANING BEHIND YOUR DIAMOND ALTERNATIVE
Written by Anna Mack
Diamonds may be famous for being a girl’s best friend, but in reality, they aren’t for everyone—especially when it comes to engagement rings. These days, many brides are looking for conflict-free alternatives to the traditional diamond, including healing crystals (we all have that friend) or gemstones. But this isn’t a new phenomenon; many celebrities and royal figures in the past opted for a colored gemstone, too. And hey, if it’s good enough for Princess Diana, it just might be good enough for you!
To find out more about diamond alternatives, we sat down with Lisa Owusu, owner and designer of the jewelry store, Charlton and Lola, located between Rockefeller Center and the Diamond District in New York City. Lisa personally works with couples to design the perfect diamond-alternative engagement ring. Her biggest piece of advice? Always go to a reputable jeweler who can give you the necessary assurances and certificates on the stones you are eyeing.
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