Though the diamond engagement ring is steeped in tradition and seems like a requirement for any couple hoping to get married, it can seem sort of overdone or boring. Everyone has a diamond ring and even though there are different styles of cuts and settings, they all end up looking somewhat similar. This is why other types like topaz engagement rings are becoming more popular. They are still elegant and special but are much more unique looking.
A topaz is a naturally formed crystal that comes in many colors, but most commonly a light yellow or blue. If there are no impurities, it will be clear, looking almost like a diamond. However, different metals or sediments captured in the stone can give it other colors including red, green and even pink. It is mined in many locations around the world, including several states in southwestern America. This gemstone is more commonly available, which makes it much more affordable than most diamonds. This means that a man on a budget could afford to give his beloved a much larger stone in a unique color as an engagement ring. Many different jewelry stores and online retailers carry these beautiful pieces of jewelry.