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Types of Stones for Antique Rings

Why always opt for a diamond while choosing a ring? Maybe sometimes we are less known to other stones or maybe other stones are less common, so we’ll provide you freedom of choosing other stones for rings according to your personality.

In this blog, we have covered some special types of stones for rings, and each of them has unique characters and aesthetics.

1. Emerald:

Emerald is of green color because of the presence of chromium or vanadium but is mainly composed of beryl, while the yellowish/bluish tints are because of iron presence.

Emerald is considered an ideal stone as its Moh’s value ranges between 7.5 to 8. It comes in many shades of green from light to deep bluish-green.

 

2. Aquamarine:

These are called brothers of emerald as they both belong to the same family of beryl crystals, as they also have a hardness level of 7.5 to 8.

The aquamarine comes in a variety of hues of blue, and there’s a belief that they offer good health with mental insight and bravery.

 

 

3. Morganite:

This stone is the most preferred choice for an engagement ring for its rosy-pinkish color. The traces of manganese give it a pink hue, and it is associated with healing, love, and joy.

The morganite hardness ranges between 7.5-8, but one drawback of morganite is that it gets dirty rapidly after some time.

 

 

4. Peridot:

Peridot is one of the unique types of stone as its color range from brown-green to shimmery olive, with a hardness of 6.5 – 7 at Moh’s scale. This stone is the choice of people who are born in August or getting married in August too.

Peridot is also given as a title of “stone of compassion”, as it is believed that it brings good health and makes peace in relationships.

 

5. Sunstone:

Sunstone is the rarest but very beautiful stone. It comes in many different shades but the most common are brown, orange, and gold.

This stone provides energy, and as its name describes that it shines and shimmers like the sun. From 6-6.5 the hardness of sunstones varies, which is not very resistant to scratching, and that requires much care.

 

Moh’s Scale:

A qualitative scale from 1 to 10, used to measure the hardness of minerals.