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Your engagement ring—Choosing a stone

Choosing a stone for your engagement ring While diamond is the most commonly chosen stone for an engagement ring, it is not the only option.  Prince Charles gave Lady Di a stunning sapphire engagement ring, remember? Sapphire is a good choice for a wedding ring because, other than diamond,  it is the hardest stone, as well as a beautiful colored stone.  The contrast between the dark blue stone and the white diamonds on Lady Di's ring,  pictured above,  is striking. There are many other beautiful, and suitable, colored stones to consider; however, knowing how to choose a colored stone is considerably more difficult than choosing a diamond.  (If you have been shopping for diamonds, you know how many variations there...

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