If you’re going to wear a ring for the rest of your life, you want it to be something pretty special. And not everyone wants to wear a simple solitaire diamond ring.
Ditch a single stone for multiple sparkle throughout the design, add a splash of colour with emeralds, rubies or sapphire, or replace smooth platinum with a textured finish. Here’s 5 alternative engagement rings we couldn’t say no to.
EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RING WITH PAVE DIAMONDS CROWN
ARTEMER, Ramat Gan, Israel
Emerald may not be people’s first choice for an engagement ring, but the regal green stone has an undeniable beauty. This particular emerald ring is from an Israeli brand known for their untraditional diamond cuts, and what we love most about it is its distinctly glamourous, old-fashioned aesthetic. A pear cut emerald is topped with a five-diamond pavé crown in 18kt solid yellow gold, so if you’re into dainty vintage designs, this alternative engagement ring is perfect.
GREY OVAL DIAMOND FIONA RING
Point No Point Studio, Snohomish, USA
The beauty of a diamond isn’t always in its sparkle. The Fiona Ring from Point No Point Studio features an unusual grey flecked oval diamond at its centre, framed by a halo of classic white diamonds. We love the soft colour combination of 14kt rose gold and diamonds on this one-of-a-kind alternative engagement ring.
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND GARLAND RING
Olivia Ewing Jewelry, Bedminster, USA
Inspired by classic Victorian four-stone promise rings, this design from Olivia Ewing features alternately set white diamonds and vibrant blue sapphires. The band is cast in solid gold from a real twig, giving it a rustic shape and unique textured finish. If sapphires aren't your thing, Olivia has a whole range of alternative engagement rings that are perfect for the more bohemian bride.
Daou Jewellery, London, UK
Luminous, intricate and full of femininity; Daou Jewellery’s Phoenix Ring is nothing short of a piece of art. Inspired by the exquisite forms of birds of paradise and the flickering flames of the legendary phoenix firebirds, the decorative feather design is set with varied coloured gemstones with a hand selected opal sat at its centre. How could anyone say no to this?!