Calling all non-traditional brides to be! We know you aren’t a rebel, but you aren’t a stickler for traditions either. And now that you’re getting engaged, you crave a sparkler that’s daring, modern, unique, and unconventional. You’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece that reflects your distinct style and feels so YOU!
Well, your search ends right here! Keep scrolling for 11 unique engagement ring ideas you’re sure to love…
1. Experiment With Diamonds
Diamond has always been the most popular choice for engagement rings. Do you know why? It’s because the diamond is the hardest gemstone on Earth and, as such, represents eternal love and commitment. And, if white diamonds don’t catch your fancy, you can always opt for colored diamonds.
Blue, black, brown, and pink diamonds are extremely popular choices for an engagement ring. Pink diamonds offer the perfect blend of femininity and romance, whereas black and brown diamonds exude a bold and mysterious vibe. Blue diamonds will be just right if you want a ring that exudes glamour and adds that ‘something blue’ to your wedding outfit.
2. Go for Colored Gemstones
Colored gemstone rings are increasingly favored by non-traditional brides. They infuse a pop of vibrance into every outfit and make you feel like royalty. Colored gemstones are also more affordable when compared to traditional white diamonds. This means you can get a sparkler of a higher carat weight for less. Also, colored gemstones are available in every hue you can imagine. You can go with red ruby, blue-purple tanzanite, lush green emerald, peach morganite, blue sapphire or any other gem in the hue you like the most.
3. Be the Girl With the Pearl
A pearl engagement ring will be a good pick if you want a slightly more traditional ring. It’s effortlessly sophisticated, feminine and a remarkable symbol of resilience and strength. Also, pearls are a beautiful reminder that your relationship has emerged stronger through the testing times. Good enough to wear it on your ring finger, right?
Since, most of the pearls sold today are cultured, steer clear from the sellers claiming their pearl jewelry as natural.
We recommend looking for certification as well as going through an online store’s engagement ring reviews before you make your purchase final.
4. Choose a Vintage-Inspired Design
If you’re an old soul or simply have a penchant for OTT sparklers with an old Hollywood vibe, vintage-inspired rings will be just right for you. They’re romantic, full of exquisite details, and timeless in design. Plus, when it comes to vintage-inspired sparklers, there are several eras you can choose from, such as the bold Art Deco era, lavish Edwardian era, and graceful Victorian era. Each of these eras has its own influence on the design details of the rings.
5. Say I Love You for Infinity
Are you someone on the lookout for a simple engagement ring? Then we suggest playing around with the shank. Rings with an infinity twist shank visually express your endless love and devotion and offer the perfect blend of classic and modern design elements. You can choose a piece as simple as solitaire and it will still feel non-traditional, playful, and romantic. It’s truly the best of both worlds!
6. Consider Toi Et Moi Rings
If you are looking for a sparkler that’s celebrity-approved, in sync with the engagement ring trends of 2022, and offers oodles of sparkle, then a Toi et Moi ring will be perfect for you.
But first, what exactly is Toi et Moi? French for ‘you and me’, Toi et Moi rings essentially feature two gemstones placed side by side on the band to visually represent the union of two souls. Pretty cool, right? They are high on style and will fulfill your need for a unique sparkler.
7. Good Things Come in Threes
Here’s another fabulous choice for a bride who embodies the more is more vibe. The three-stone ring style brilliantly represents a couple’s past, present, and future. And at the same time, it delivers that extra sparkle and a dazzling look. Glamour-loving brides, we hope you’re taking notes!
8. What’s Your Birthstone?
Maybe it’s because it feels like your lucky stone or you love the deep symbolism attached to it. Either way, a birthstone feels incredibly personal. So, why not add it to your engagement ring? All you need to do is pick a gemstone that corresponds with your birth month, choose a style (solitaire, halo, vintage-inspired, or three-stone), and select a metal. And voila, you’re done!
9. Play With the Metal
Another way to add a unique yet personalized touch to your piece is to choose a metal that complements your style. While platinum and white gold are fail-safe choices, why not show off your vibrant sunny personality with yellow gold or your love for on-trend and romantic pieces with rose gold? Two-tone gold is also a good option if you want to indulge in the charm of two different metals and want a show-stopping ring.
10. Say Yes to Oval-Cut
An oval-cut sparkler is just right if you’re looking for a style that toes the line between modern and timeless. An elongated version of the round-cut, oval-shaped gems offers plenty of sparkle and brilliance. Another plus? An oval-cut ring will appear larger than a round gemstone of an equal carat weight and also make your fingers appear slimmer.
11. Pick Pretty Pear
If the idea of an unusual cut appeals to you, a pear-shaped sparkler should be at the top of your list. Daring and unpredictable, this asymmetrical shape will beautifully highlight your unique personality. Like the round-cut, pear-cut gemstones have 58 facets too, which means you can expect maximum brilliance and sparkle. Additionally, they’re also cheaper than round-cut gems. You can easily snag a gem of a higher carat weight for less.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2018. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.