May 17, 2023

10 Common Misconceptions About Engagement Ring Rules & Standards

when it comes to engagement rings, misconceptions and myths abound. society's unwritten rules and outdated marketing campaigns have shaped our perception of what an engagement ring “should” be. 

however, it's time to break free from these myths and explore the world of possibilities. 

at bluboho, we specialize in crafting exquisite, one-of-a-kind montana sapphire engagement rings, offering a durable, beautiful, and romantic alternative to traditional diamond rings— and we’re here to show you the possibilities that exist for an heirloom quality ring that feels true to you and your love story.

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  1. myth: engagement rings must have a diamond.
    reality: while diamonds have been the go-to choice for engagement rings ever since de beers’ 1947 “a diamond is forever” marketing campaign, sapphires are equally captivating and enduring. hard enough to withstand a lifetime of love and symbolic of loyalty and everlasting love, sapphires are just as goon an option for a meaningful engagement ring that is built to last. 

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myth: the bigger the stone, the better. 

reality: size isn't everything! a diamond's quality depends on various factors, including cut, clarity, and colour. similarly, sapphires boast their own unique beauty, with size being just one aspect to consider. it's the overall brilliance and allure that truly matters.


myth: engagement rings should cost three months' salary. 

reality: the notion that engagement rings should come with a hefty price tag is nothing more than a marketing campaign. we believe that the value of an engagement ring lies in its sentimental significance, craftsmanship, and the love it represents, rather than a prescribed financial metric.

discover our guide to affordable engagement rings 


myth: the engagement ring should match the wedding band. 

reality: who says matchy-matchy is a must? mixing metals, styles, and designs between the engagement ring and wedding band is a creative way to express your unique personality and style. find inspiration with our guide to crafting your wedding ring set, and don't be afraid to embrace a combination that reflects your individuality. 

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myth: the engagement ring should be a surprise. 

reality: while surprise proposals are undeniably romantic, open communication about engagement and ring preferences is becoming increasingly popular— just ask our growing collective of beloved by bluboho couples. discussing ring options ensures that the recipient receives a ring they adore, avoiding any mismatched expectations.


myth: the engagement ring must be brand new. 

reality: the allure of antique diamonds and heirloom rings is undeniable. these cherished pieces carry a sense of history and sentimentality, adding a unique touch to your love story. consider incorporating a family heirloom to your wedding stack, or exploring antique diamond engagement rings for a truly exceptional choice.


myth: the engagement ring must have a specific setting style. 

reality: from prong settings to bezel, halo, or pave designs, the options are endless. embrace your personal taste and choose a setting that feels uniquely true to you and your love story.

browse our selection of one-of-a-kind, unique sapphire engagement rings


myth: the engagement ring must be a solitaire. 

reality: solitaire rings have long been favored for their timeless elegance, but they're not the only option. three-stone rings, cluster settings, or other unique designs can make a powerful style statement while symbolizing the past, present, and future of your relationship.

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myth: the engagement ring must be white gold or platinum. 

reality: while white gold and platinum exude a classic appeal, alternative metals like yellow gold and rose gold offer distinct warmth and beauty. consider your skin tone, personal style, and the overall aesthetic you desire for your engagement ring. the choice of metal should reflect your individuality and preferences.

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myth: the engagement ring should be flawless. 

reality: diamonds often have minor inclusions or imperfections, known as "clarity characteristics," which are invisible to the naked eye. these characteristics add uniqueness to each stone and do not diminish its beauty. remember, flawless diamonds are extremely rare and come with a hefty price tag. embrace the natural beauty of your chosen stone, be it a diamond or a captivating montana sapphire.

whether you choose a diamond or a sapphire, the most important aspect of an engagement ring is the love and commitment it symbolizes.

break free from societal norms and embrace the uniqueness of your love story. mix and match metals, explore classic styles and unique engagement rings, and consider the allure of sapphires. let your engagement ring be a reflection of your personal style, taste, and values.

we are passionate about creating handmade, one-of-a-kind engagement rings that capture the essence of your love. explore our collection of exquisite montana sapphire engagement rings and embark on a journey to find the perfect symbol of your eternal bond.

remember, it's not about adhering to rigid standards; it's about finding a ring that speaks to your heart and celebrates your love in its own remarkable way.

beloved by bluboho is dedicated to crafting unforgettable engagement rings that transcend trends and stand the test of time. let us help you create a cherished heirloom that tells your unique love story. 

contact us to begin your journey to an engagement ring that will be treasured for generations to come.

Written By jasmin mcmullan
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