Alternative Engagement Rings & Wedding Band Ideas
Alternative engagement rings are on the rise, and with good reason. “Alternative brides” seek wedding experiences that might be considered off-the-beaten-path. Proposing with a contemporary style or an unexpected stone is a chance to add personality, edge, and a contemporary twist on tradition. Let us share our favorite alternative stones for engagement rings.
We adore morganite for alternative engagement rings: this pink-blush stone is from the beryl family, and the rosy hue is a gorgeous and romantic option for any bride to be.
Morganite looks lovely in any metal setting, but we’re particularly fond of pairing morganite with rose gold to emphasize the stone’s natural character and color. Want to add a little more glitz? We offer several morganite rings that are haloed with diamonds, adding the perfect light-catching glow. Consider morganite for the ultra-feminine and sophisticated woman in your life — there are many shapes, sizes, and cuts of this stone that are sure to dazzle her.
For the alternative bride, darker colors and tones may be the perfect way to show her individuality. Take care of her “something blue” with an appealing blue topaz ring, embellished with exquisite, petite diamonds. Blue topaz is said to symbolize deep emotional attachment, making it one of the best alternative stones for engagement rings. A sleek marquis cut stone feels both modern and timeless, while our London blue topaz ring features a fetching corona of white diamonds for striking detail.
Moonstone’s luminous surface and subtly reflective properties make it an enchanting choice for alternative engagement rings. From traditional moonstone with its pretty pearly shimmer to rainbow moonstone with its iridescent shine, there are plenty of varieties of this darling gem to delight any bride. Additionally, it is said that moonstone is a stone with feminine energies — making it a perfect pick for future brides.
Like blue topaz, aquamarine is a way to sneak a bit of something blue into your bride’s engagement ring set. Aquamarine is a blue-green stone belonging to the beryl family, and its subtle pale blue hue is eye-catching while still giving off a dreamy, romantic feeling. Aquamarine stones look particularly vivid when set in rose gold, while hand set diamond details add a sense of luxury and refinement.
Wearing an eternity band, or any other diamond and gold band can be a fun way to rock an alternative wedding ring while still offering a nod to tradition. There are so many diamond and gold bands that are just as dazzling as traditional solitaire styles: we can’t resist this delicate gold and diamond wreath ring, or the Honeycomb Halfway Band, which features petite white diamonds set in hexagon shapes for added embellishment. Create a coordinated look for your walk down the aisle by pairing your ring with a pair of our diamond and gold earrings.
We offer everything a modern bride needs to look and feel amazing on her wedding day. From alternative engagement rings to stunning diamond and gold necklaces to complete your bridal look, our contemporary fine jewelry collection has something for every style and taste. Shop our bridal collection to discover more stunning pieces to help you celebrate your love.