If you hate princess cut cuz you ain’t no princess, this article is for you. With the help of the internet, smaller jewellery businesses are thriving. With more options of places to get rings, this means more styles to choose from, more ways to shop ethically sourced diamonds, and more small businesses to support. We are in no way getting married anytime soon but we can’t resist anything that sparkles. If you’re actually getting engaged or you just want to treat yo self, we’ve listed 10 alternative engagement rings for alternative brides/ people.
1. For Star Crossed Lovers
Perfectly titled “mermaid jewels” this double band oval moonstone ring is nestled perfectly between two rose-cut cluster rings. We love how the moonstone ring has diagonal lines going through the centre stone, making it different than other engagement rings we’ve seen. The cluster rings look like a bunch of stars packed together which makes alternative engagement rings like this, out of this world.
2. Going Green
For alternative brides who aren’t afraid of color, this ring is perfect for you. This emerald cut engagement ring makes a statement! It’s gorgeous color will look good on hands of multiple colors. It’s crystal clear jewel allows the most important thing to shine through, you! What’s different about this set is that the bands around the emerald are two different rings. The top one is a marquis diamond sunburst stacking ring, which is a perfect name for it as it looks like a sun emitting rays from a hilltop. The bottom ring is a gold peak band and is almost the same as the top ring but it’s without diamonds. We love this mismatched trio that somehow comes together perfectly.
3. The Ultimate Diamond
We aren’t exaggerating when we say we love being extra. One of the engagement rings we’re currently obsessed with is nothing but diamonds in the shape of a diamond. It’s called the Middleton morganite diamond ring and it is to-die-for. We really love the extra golden detail in between the outer diamonds and inner diamond. The shape makes the ring look less bulky and fingers look more slim.
4. Something Borrowed, Something Blue
We’ve all seen Titanic. An epic love story for the ages. And remember when Brittany Spears had a blue diamond too? Iconic. Blue diamonds are for the bold. Yes, that includes you! Blue diamonds were made for alternative engagement rings! We love the lopa ring by Kasia Jewellery. It’s a showstopper.
5. For Love in the Moonlight
For those of you who are not afraid to make a statement or for those of you who know all the signs and their attributes, this alternative engagement rings for you. This set is comprised of the diamond wandering star ring in the center, an altair ring at the top, and cradled by the nebula ring at the bottom of the stack. These rings are our favorite. We love the outfacing moons. Putting a unique touch on an item that’s been made over and over is what makes it! We want to see more personal engagement rings!
6. For the Earthy Fairies
Sometimes, alternative brides don’t want a ring that enters around a big rock. Pearl is a great substitute for diamonds. For those of you that want something a little more subtle we have the perfect, pearly stack for you. We love how the cute pearl is free to dangle around whenever you move your hand! These thin bands look very much like delicate branches which are perfect for woodsy babes who love nature. The top ring, moon guardian ring, is laid with small, delicate pearls as well. The middle ring, stardust, is perfect for alternative brides who reject the idea of a big diamond and would prefer multiple smaller ones instead. The bottom ring, pearl woodland, is the icing on the cake!
7. More Pepper Than Salt
For those of you who want to go all the way in the other direction, we have a great option for you. Consider a black engagement ring. This ring, Jenny From The Block, comes from Etsy, which you may not think of when looking for engagement rings. What’s nice about the ring coming from Etsy is that the seller offers customization. This ring offers multiple different metals for the band that will make this ring feel more like you designed it. Black alternative engagement rings don’t get any prettier than this one!
8. A Little Ice for your Finger
The next on the list of alternative engagement rings is a special one. This ring stack is perfect for winter brides. The top ring’s diamond placement is reminiscent of a dainty snowflake. The setting comes in both gold and silver. The bottom ring is the perfect embellishment that holds its own while making the top ring shine a little brighter. This beauty is called the hexagonal diamond engagement ring. The embellishment at the bottom is called Emma. How sweet is that?!
This rainbow stardust ring is a nice option for anyone who loves rainbows or is gay. The decorative diamonds that span around the ban make a rainbow. We love this touch as it’s something that’s not common in most engagement rings. Perfect for alternative brides.
10. Faith, Trust, & Fairydust
This stack is perfect for the whimsical, alternative bride. Appropriately named Fairydust, this ring has a gorgeous opal moonstone at the center and stones beneath it that resemble wings. Fly into your magical, woodsy wedding with this ring on your finger. This ring is so embellished that another stackable ring isn’t needed. But if you like the extra bling don’t let our opinions hold you back from your dream alternative engagement rings!
We hope all you brides reading this have a happy future! Let us know in the comments below which ring is your favorite and which is your least favorite. We’re off to go marry ourselves! We simply cannot live without some of these rings.
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