Non-Traditional Engagement Rings
April 25, 2017
Surprises can be an exhilarating experience, but when it comes to your engagement ring, it’s best to do your research beforehand and drop some not-so-subtle hints to your partner about your favorite style, metal and stone. 2017 has been showing a lot of trends with non-traditional engagement rings. There are diamond substitutes for the ethical bride, precious gemstones for brides who like a pop of color, and interesting cuts for the unique bride.
Moissanite engagements rings are chosen commonly by brides who prefer a more ethical gemstone than the classic diamond. The amazing thing about Moissanite is that it’s practically identical to a diamond, which means that it will never go out of style. Moissanite gems can be mixed with bands such as white gold, yellow gold or rose gold. Moissanite also has more fire and brilliance than a diamond, so for brides who love sparkle, this would be a natural choice.
Precious gemstones are such a stunning alternative to diamond engagement rings. Adding a splash of color can show your personality and your distinct style while still remaining classic and timeless. Trendy gems include sapphires (white and blue), emeralds, rubies, morganite and black onyx. Celebrities have had a huge hand in making these pretty stones popular, with style icons such as Kate Middleton and Olivia Wilde flashing their non-traditional rings in the media. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Interesting cuts and unique rings are being seen more often on social media outlets such as Etsy, Pinterest and Instagram. A top trend is engagement rings with crowns, which is when a wedding band is attached to the ring and fits with the curve of the main jewel. Often times these crowns are made with matching diamonds, pearls or gemstones. This is such a beautiful alternative to the common engagement ring, and is definitely a style that will last. For any bold brides, this is a perfect choice that will allow you to continue to be your amazing, one of a kind self.