Do I Need To Propose With A Diamond Engagement Ring?

Author: DeGem | 2023-05-31

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Throughout the years, diamond rings, with their breath-taking brilliance and unbreakable chemistry, have become the most popular way to express eternal love between couples. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye and durable to boot, diamond rings are timeless jewellery pieces that will last a lifetime. After all — diamonds are forever. But while some may consider the proposal/engagement diamond ring a time-honoured tradition, others see it as an unnecessary expense. Which brings up the question: is a diamond ring absolutely necessary for a proposal?



Do I need to propose with a diamond ring?



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The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer to this question. On one hand, few things say "I love you" quite like a natural diamond ring. It's the epitome of a romantic gesture. The perfect way to symbolize your love for your significant other. A cherished tradition that has withstood the test of time. On the other hand, diamonds may be out of reach for some, or might not be to everyone's taste.

Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference — what's important to the couple and what will make the proposal special for them. While some couples may choose to get engaged with a diamond solitaire ring, others may find more meaning in a fashionable piece such as this Soleluna Urban Warrior Diamond Ring. And that's okay! What matters most is that you find the right way to express your love. Diamond ring or otherwise.



Why you should consider a diamond engagement ring?



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Diamond engagement rings, in the past as now, symbolize commitment, love and devotion.

Traditionally it represents financial and emotional security provided to your loved one, as natural mined diamonds have a store of value due to their scarcity. Lab-grown diamonds on the other hand, do not retain value due to their rapidly decreasing costs of production. 

To clarify, this article applies only for a ring with natural diamonds. And while their popularity may have resulted from a hugely successful marketing campaign (thanks DeBeers), these beautiful stones have stayed popular for many reasons:


●    Diamonds are one of the hardest natural substances on Earth, which makes them durable and long-lasting;
●    A diamond engagement ring is a timeless piece of jewellery that can be passed down from generation to generation;
●    Nothing beats a diamond's brilliance and sparkle! (they reflect light more effectively than any other gemstone);
●    Diamonds are unique – no two are alike; 



Alternatives To Diamond Engagement Rings



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If you simply don't like the look of diamonds (in which case perhaps this gorgeous gorgeo DeGem Alluring Ruby Diamond Ring might change your mind), fret not — you'll still find plenty of options that will make your special someone swoon.

One popular alternative is to choose a ring with a different type of stone instead of a diamond. Rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are all stunning alternatives. Alternatively, if you want something less-traditional, consider a stone like morganite or tourmaline. You could also for a more classic-style ring made from another precious metal, like platinum or silver. There are endless possibilities!

Or if you're set on a diamond, there are still ways to save. Look for a ring with a smaller stone, or choose a simpler style with fewer embellishments. And instead of opting for the traditional round-cut diamond, explore other equally beautiful but less expensive shapes like princess, oval, or emerald cuts.   


Diamond or no diamond?


While the sentiment behind a diamond ring is undeniable, at the end of the day, it's ultimately up to the couple to decide what kind of ring, if any, suits their relationship best. If you're on the fence about whether or not to purchase a diamond ring for your proposal, consider your financial situation and style preferences. From there, you can make an informed decision about whether or not a diamond ring is right for you.

At DeGem, we specialise in beautiful diamonds and gemstones of high quality. If you're looking for an engagement/wedding ring of any style, we'd love to help you choose your perfect stone and ring. We offer customisation services and ready stock,
along with the option build your own diamond ring. Pop by any of our physical stores, or browse our collection of luxe diamond rings online.


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