Diamonds are a girl's best friend...but not the only best friend. Diamonds weren't always the trend in engagement rings.
During the late 1880's and early 20th Century, before the celebrated 'Diamonds are forever' slogan as well as aggressive marketing campaigns by companies like De Beers, gemstones were the choice of brides-to be due to their abundant discovery in South African mines.
The Jewelry industry changed once again when rising factors helped the renaissance of gemstone popularity. Royalty superstars such as the late Princess Diana, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton immortalized the sapphire brooch neckless, aquamarine ring and blue sapphire ring respectively.
This exciting trend is now only likely to grow as more women view gemstones as both investments as well as fashion accessories.