An offer of a hand and a heart is strong­ly asso­ci­at­ed with dream dia­monds. But let’s think about it: is it real­ly your choice or is it just imposed by clever mar­keters? We are sure that rings with min­er­als and stones will not only save your bud­get, but also help empha­size indi­vid­u­al­i­ty. In this arti­cle Chan­fash­ion will try to make you fall in love with min­er­als, tell you about the unique prop­er­ties of pre­cious stones and show inspir­ing exam­ples of inlays in rings. Let’s choose new favorites to replace dia­monds 🙂


This semi-pre­cious stone is the most expen­sive vari­ety of quartz and is val­ued for its rich noble col­or. Usu­al­ly, amethyst has var­i­ous shades of pur­ple, but there are spec­i­mens of red, pink and even green. Among eso­teri­cists, it is believed that this stone gives peace and bal­ance and can cleanse a per­son­’s space of neg­a­tive influ­ence.


This deep red stone seems to rep­re­sent love, pas­sion and lust for life. Even in ancient times, it was val­ued by dig­ni­taries in the East, used in jew­el­ry and even crowns, because gar­net sym­bol­ized lux­u­ry, pow­er and might. Wear­ing this stone is rec­om­mend­ed for peo­ple who want to gain more ener­gy and con­fi­dence, as well as over­come sad­ness and stag­na­tion in life.


Mys­te­ri­ous, mag­i­cal and mys­te­ri­ous, like the Moon itself. Due to its unusu­al bril­liance, it met with con­sid­er­able pop­u­lar­i­ty, which has now received a sec­ond wind. Moon­stone is con­sid­ered a guide to clair­voy­ance, helps in the devel­op­ment of abil­i­ties, reveals tal­ents. For lovers, this stone helps deep­en feel­ings, brings loy­al­ty and mutu­al under­stand­ing.


The mag­i­cal labradorite has long been known to our ances­tors: archae­o­log­i­cal find­ings con­firm that this stone was used as ear­ly as the days of Kievan Rus to dec­o­rate tem­ples. How­ev­er, the stone was for­got­ten for many cen­turies, until it was redis­cov­ered in the 18th cen­tu­ry. Jew­el­ers appre­ci­ate labradorite for its spe­cial inner glow, which is revealed in the rays of the sun — this phe­nom­e­non is called rain­bow iri­des­cence. Jew­el­ry with this stone is advised to be worn by mature peo­ple with a formed world­view — it is for them that labradorite will bring the most ben­e­fit, help main­tain bal­ance, endure dif­fi­cul­ties and not stray from the path.

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The stone of extra­or­di­nary blue col­or con­quers hearts at first sight, even as demand­ing as mem­bers of roy­al fam­i­lies 🙂 Let’s remem­ber the ring with sap­phire of 18 carats and dia­monds, which belonged to Princess Diana, and now passed to Duchess Cather­ine. Thanks to such an own­er, the stone became a sym­bol of puri­ty of heart and great­ness. It is also believed that sap­phire is suit­able for peo­ple in lead­er­ship posi­tions, helps in loy­al­ty and self­less­ness.


A real piece of the sea that can always be with you! Even in ancient times, aqua­ma­rine was a sailor’s tal­is­man, alleged­ly giv­en by Posei­don him­self. In addi­tion, it was believed that this stone helps lovers pre­serve their feel­ings dur­ing a long sep­a­ra­tion. Aqua­ma­rine is endowed with the abil­i­ty to pro­tect the own­er from con­flicts and lies, to add con­fi­dence and elo­quence, and, of course, to pro­tect at sea.


Sophis­ti­cat­ed, lacon­ic, but so unusu­al for wed­ding jew­el­ry! Onyx def­i­nite­ly attracts atten­tion, while it is quite inex­pen­sive com­pared to oth­er pre­cious stones and gems. In India and the Aztec cul­ture, onyx was con­sid­ered a pow­er­ful amulet that helps to con­trol one’s feel­ings, keep a cool mind and pro­tect one­self from evil inten­tions.


Like a piece of the sun caught in a stone, cit­rine sym­bol­ized wealth and a high posi­tion in soci­ety. For its beau­ty, the gem was val­ued by mon­archs, using it in fam­i­ly jew­el­ry and tiaras. Accord­ing to beliefs, cit­rine gives the wear­er courage, attracts luck and devel­ops intu­ition.


Charoite is quite a rare stone, but because of its beau­ty, we could­n’t help but include it in this selec­tion! This min­er­al was found only in the mid­dle of the last cen­tu­ry, so it is quite “young”, but it has already attract­ed the inter­est of jew­el­ry mas­ters due to its col­or and translu­cent mar­ble pat­terns. Charoite should help girls in love, main­tain a favor­able atmos­phere in the fam­i­ly. Also, the stone is designed to help those who devote a lot of ener­gy to intel­lec­tu­al work, relieve stress and fatigue.


This extra­or­di­nary min­er­al is “born” from lava emis­sions and, despite its low val­ue on the jew­el­ry mar­ket, has been of great val­ue to var­i­ous peo­ples through­out his­to­ry. The unique black stone was used not only in jew­el­ry, but also in the man­u­fac­ture of dish­es, cut­lery and oth­er small items. Among the mag­i­cal prop­er­ties of obsid­i­an, its abil­i­ty to pro­tect its own­er from neg­a­tiv­i­ty — both its own and from ene­mies — stands out.

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