Put a Ring on It: 12 Alternative Engagement Rings

If you’re just waiting for that special someone to pop the question, but a traditional diamond engagement ring ain’t your thing, have no fear because we’ve rounded up 12 alternative options to dress up that ring finger of yours. Feel free to forward this to your main squeeze and let the hint dropping begin!

hidden diamond engagement ring

Just because you don’t want a traditional engagement ring doesn’t mean you can’t rock a diamond. Opt for one of these elegant and understated options.

Trillion wedding band reverse set diamond black rhodium ring pyramid engagement ring tiny diamond engagement ring

Looking for something a little edgier? Try an uncut diamond or, for something extra striking, black diamonds.

raw diamond engagement ring black diamond ring black diamond wedding band

For those who love the look of clear diamonds, but know they just aren’t in the budget, Herkimer diamonds are actually quartz crystal and cost a fraction of the price. And If the rough around the edges look of the Herkimer diamond isn’t what you’re after, white topaz might be more up your alley; it has the look and sparkle of a diamond, but won’t do nearly as much damage to your wallet.

herkimer diamond engagement ring emerald cut white sapphire engagement ring

Want to add a little color to your engagement ring? Colored gemstones such as emeralds, rubies, and sapphires are quickly becoming popular diamond alternatives.

pear shaped emerald engagement ring

And of course, you can never go wrong with pearls!

small pearl engagement ring

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  1. Posted by Maria on December 5th, 2013 at 10:30am

    Great selection! My favorite one is the diamond on the band that looks like a twig, but they're all gorgeous. Really nice collection of unique rings. Thanks for sharing. :)
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