There has never been a time when I haven’t loved alternatives to diamond. In a world where the guys in our lives constantly hear “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, this can make life a little awkward for those of us who think otherwise. As far as I am concerned, true diamond devotees are welcome to their twinkly gems. I prefer alternatives to diamond; here are seven of them.
Emeralds are my favorite alternatives to diamond. I think this has a lot to do with me seriously loving antique jewelry. Now, sadly for those who are hoping for budget alternatives, emeralds don’t fall into that category. These glistening green beauties are sometimes more expensive than diamonds. I personally feel they look especially great on necklaces. Not so much on rings.