Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? I beg to differ. Your choice of engagement ring should be about you and only you, not what the masses dictate.
Buck the diamond trend and go with what you love. Choose a ring that embodies everything unique about you and your special day. Select a ring with a stone you love or one with your favorite color; perhaps your birthstone or a stone that represents the month you will be getting married. Just think of it as the birthstone of your new life together – now how romantic is that?
Whatever you select just remember to ensure the stones and metals are ethically sourced, recycled or vintage.
Here are a few samples of gorgeous non-traditional engagement rings.
From left to right: Estate Aquamarine & 18K White Gold ring from Fay Cullen; Handcrafted Pale Green Sapphire & Recycled 18K White Gold ring from SuLusso Sustainable Jewelry ; Sapphire & Platinum ring from Brilliant Earth; Malawi sapphire & 14K yellow gold ring from SuLusso Sustainable Jewelry; Vintage Tourmaline & Gold from Fay Cullen; Emerald & Recycled 18K White Gold ring from Greenoro; Amethyst & Sterling Silver ring from Turtle Love Committee; Garnet & Sterling Silver ring from Turtle Love Committee; Alexandrite & Recycled 18K White Gold ring by Green Karat