This past summer we released an article on some of the amazing diamond alternatives out there. However, we only scratched the surface (something that’s admittedly hard to do with diamonds…) of the vast array of alluring, provocative and sometimes beguiling gemstones at our collective disposal. Here is a compilation of just some of the enchanting stones available that you can use in place of, or in addition to, diamond jewelry.
Ammolite – is one of the most intriguing gemstones ever discovered. Found in fossils of ammonites (predator squids that went extinct 66 million years past), “Fractured Ammolite” has one of the most eye catching color schematics of any gem: iridescent spectrums encompassing practically every brilliant color under the sun. Pure Ammolite will mostly appear as red or green, with blue and violet shades being more scarce. Worn by Native Americans for fortuitous hunts, Ammolite today is ideal for anyone dauntless who loves to be bold.