So, why are diamonds used in engagement rings and wedding bands? This is a question that we often get, and it often brings up the conversation about alternative stones to use in lue of a diamond. This is a hot trend right now, so when we are working on these projects the main thing we have to look for is a stone’s hardness.
This is because it is actually kinda true that “Diamonds are Forever”. They are one of the hardest substances on earth, which comes in handy when you have jewelry that you wear everyday- like an engagement ring or wedding band. Don’t get us wrong, there are lots of other gemstones that are comparable in hardness and are just fine for daily wear, but diamonds are just known for their place on the top of the scale.