If you found yourself scouring the virtual space for engagement ring ideas, we are here to give you a fresh look at some beautiful fine jewelry!
When we think about engagement proposals, we automatically associate a diamond ring propped inside a tiny cushiony box, don’t we?
Although it is a tradition, it isn’t a rule. And if it is? Well, we might as well have fun and break it anyway.
Whether you’re weighing your options in search of the most budget-friendly ring out there or want jewelry that fits you and your partner’s risky and adventurous personality type, you’ve found yourself in the right place.
Alternative engagement rings tend to break conventions and stand out from the crowd because of their confident personality.
Read on to know more about the different alternatives you can explore when shopping for an engagement ring. And since you’re already here, why not check our very own lovely pieces?
Joyce Layered Stack Ring
Charisse Vintage Ring
Midi Knuckle 2-Ring Set
1. Sapphire rings
Of all the magnificent colors of sapphire, blue sapphire is the most well-known, especially for sapphire engagement rings.
It seems like the royals fancy the beauty of a blue sapphire as well, as it is Duchess Kate’s engagement ring to Prince William.
We don’t blame them — its blue hue exudes clear-cut class and elegance. This elegance is especially true if the sapphire has a rich color. The more striking its hue is, the more coveted and pricey the gem will be.
On a scale of 1-10, sapphire has a high score of nine on the Mohs scale of hardness, just a score behind the diamond.
Amethyst, the February birthstone, is a quartz with hues ranging from pinkish lilac to a vivid violet hue. The darker it gets, the more value is added because of its rarity.
This gemstone is also loved by royalty, for it symbolizes a balanced mindset. On a scale of 1-10, Sapphire scores a seven on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it a durable and lasting stone for beautiful engagement rings.
Want something really economical? Maybe your grandmother has a ring you can use to pop the question.
Heirloom engagement rings add personal touch because of their underlying meaning. They offer a chic vintage style that either has a floral design or reminiscent of the art deco, Victorian, or another era.
12. Your own style
We can't list every option in one article! Other precious stone ideas for a unique engagement ring or wedding band include a black diamond, pepper diamond, or white sapphire. You could also opt for semi-precious stones like opal or aquamarine.
If you're looking for alternative metals instead of a standard gold ring engagement ring, look to rose gold or white gold instead of yellow gold. You can also look into unique metals like titanium, platinum, or tungsten carbide.
How to find the perfect alternative engagement ring
If you're finished looking for a traditional engagement ring, consider making your perfect engagement ring a little different. While the conventional diamond ring is attractive, consider a colored gemstone, non-diamond engagement ring, or diamond simulant for a stunning look.