Australia is home to nearly 25 million people according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It also appears that we're all one big, loved up bunch! There are just under 120,000 weddings each year across Australia, according to McCrindle – that's a lot of big questions popped!
With so many weddings and a lot of different preferences, here at Showcase, we appreciate that a diamond-adorned engagement ring isn't always going to be everyone's best friend. Therefore, we've made sure we cater for those seeking out non-traditional styles, while still offering just as much showstopping sparkle.
Ready to pop the question? Check out some of our fabulous and favourite alternative engagement rings.
Coveted for centuries, pearls are timeless and classic; a jewellery fixture that truly stands the test of time. With a rich history and recognised as the 'Queen of Gems', a pearl engagement ring is the perfect way to showcase your love for the everlasting beauty in your life. Therefore, we've taken this time-honoured style and given it a subtle and modern makeover. Our understated, yet beautiful 9ct yellow gold 13.5mm mabe bezel ring places full focus on the precious pearl while exuding sophistication and elegance.
Pearls are recognised as 'Queen of Gems' due their timeless beauty
Morganite was discovered in 1910 and can be found in various parts of the world such as South America, South Asia and Africa. Over one hundred years later, it remains just as beautiful. Subtle in colour, morganite takes on pale and pastel-like hues of peach, pink and salmon orange, due to traces of manganese within. To accentuate this petal-pink stone, we have created the glowing and gorgeous morganite cushion halo ring. Surrounded by diamonds that tail off onto the rose gold band, this ring is delicate, pretty and exudes romance, making for a divine yet alternative engagement ring.
Although you may be familiar with the blue gems of sapphires, there's a rarer alternative that is equally, if not more striking. Tanzanite is a pleochroic gem, which means that it showcases different blue shades when viewed from different perspectives . With a plethora of blue hues available in each gem, the wearer will have no trouble matching it to clothing choices.
Tanzanite was only discovered in the 1960s after being unearthed in – you guessed it – Tanzania! Sparking global interest, it's no surprise that we decided to create a sparkling tanzanite engagement ring. Fall in love with our 9ct white gold diamond and tanzanite cushion halo ring that brings together both stones for a complete match made in heaven and divine alternative engagement ring.
Whatever style you prefer, with such an extensive and exquisite range at Showcase Jewellers, you can be sure that your choice of engagement ring will be brimming with love no matter what.
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Citrine is commonly mistaken as topaz. However, you'll find that this yellow gem has many unique qualities - let's have a look!