Diamonds are the most common gems used for engagement rings, however, if your looking for something unique then opals are the way to go. You’ll never find two similar opal engagement rings. This is because, unlike diamonds, every opal stone is different. You will very rarely find any two opal stones that look alike, just take a look at a site such as MyPearls to see the diverse range of opals available.
Opal gemstones are a birthstone for the month of October. Those few lucky couples that share a birthday in October can make their engagement a little more special and unique by using an opal engagement ring.
Opal gemstones have been regarded as the queen of gemstones for a very long time. Its elegance and beauty are unmatched. This is largely due to its wide variety of magical and mystical colors. Some of the common colors found are sapphire blue, emerald green, yellow of topaz and many more. For those couples that want a specific color on their engagement rings, then opal engagement rings would be your best bet on achieving that.
Some cultures believe that opal gemstones are a lucky charm. The most prevalent of them all being the Asians. For those couples that feel they never have any luck on their side, then binding their union using opal engagement rings should definitely change that for the better. Starting off your journey through marriage with a little luck on your side should be appealing to all those about to be newly wedded.
Another interesting fact about opal rings and gemstones is that in ancient times it was considered a gemstone for members of royal families. Even Queen Victoria was believed to have fallen madly in love with opal rings and gemstones. An opal engagement ring should make any owner feel a little like royalty. However, the more down to earth or hippie like couples should not be discouraged. This stone was what was regarded to be the first “mood stone.” It’s believed that your emotions at the time you have it on determine its colour.
One major disadvantage, however, is that an opal engagement ring will not last nearly as long as diamond engagement rings would. An opal stone’s lifespan is much shorter than that of a diamond. Owning one of these rings will mean that at some point in the marriage you will have to replace the stone on the engagement ring due to deterioration. All in all, going in the way of an opal stone for engagement ring is not a bad idea at all. Go ahead, be the different ones!