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100 Best Non-Traditional Engagement Rings

It’s here! The ultimate guide to non traditional engagement rings! We’ve found the most unique engagement rings from handmade artisans. Wait until you see them all… be sure to subscribe for the latest!

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by andrea bonelli jewelry

Hi, loves! ‘Tis the season for engagements… and non-traditional engagement rings are trending for all the right reasons! Emma here and if you’re after an engagement ring unlike anything you’ve seen before, you’ll find it on this list. Non-traditional rings — also known as alternative engagement rings — are a popular trend because each ring is so unique. Unlike rings you might find in a factory, these handmade engagement rings are individually produced with love and care just for you. Rather than a traditional diamond stone, band, or classic settings, these are made with your unique style and personality in mind. And if you’re going to look at it every day, you might as well love it, right? That’s what we think, too!

To help you find the perfect engagement ring for your style (and budget), we’ve rounded up 100 of the best non-traditional engagement rings from top experts. We’ve included a little bit of everything: art deco inspired rings, moissanite engagement rings, gemstones, raw stones, modern and minimalist designs, vintage inspired rings, sparkly diamond rings, and more. We think you’re going to love what we’ve found! Now, on to the list — and tell me which one you like best! Enjoy!

Velvet Ring Boxes: Engagements & Weddings

We’ve sharing velvet ring boxes for engagements and weddings today! See what we’ve found. P.S. While you’re here, subscribe for the latest!


by secret keeper box

Happy Monday, loves! How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was fantastic; we enjoyed spending the weekend with family and friends! Did you watch Gilmore Girls? I haven’t watched it yet because I want to re-watch the finale before starting; I can’t remember the exact ending — so, no spoilers! ;) Anyways, we hope your holiday weekend was great, too.

The holiday season has officially begun and you know what that means: it’s ENGAGEMENT SEASON! We thought the engagement ring had all the glory but then we spotted these vintage inspired velvet ring boxes from Secret Keeper Box… and wow. Talk about upping the ante! We love these unique ring boxes for engagements / proposals (can you imagine the photos from proposals caught on camera?) and also as vessels to hold your beautiful wedding bands. These velvet boxes also make great gift boxes for bridesmaid rings: think herkimer diamond rings (they’re more affordable than they sound), tiny personalized rings, or any of the rings from our bridesmaid gift ideas list. (They’re all great for asking ‘be my bridesmaid?‘ to your girls.) These velvet ring boxes also make a charming alternative to a ring pillow and can hold your ring at the ceremony — and afterward on your armoire or dresser as a ring holder (for cleaning or washing your hands). Ah, so many possibilities in one sweet little box. Wait until you see these fab colors; I want them all! Read on for more…

Debate: Diamond or Alternative Engagement Ring?

Alternative engagement ring or diamond? Comment to tell us which you prefer! And subscribe for the latest.



Today we’re talking about diamond vs. alternative engagement rings. A diamond ring is the traditional choice, but is it the only option? No. When planning a handcrafted wedding, every single detail comes down to what you like best. Today we’re sharing a few alternative engagement ring ideas to inspire you to think outside the box. Read on to see four different styles of alternative engagement rings PLUS, vote in our great debate! Diamond or alternative?

Real Proposal: Watch This Incredible Engagement (VIDEO)

We’ve teamed up with Simply Stylist and Dove to share this sweet engagement video! Wait until you see the proposal! I’ll also share some of my own favorite wedding moments and how these sweat-worthy moments are some of the most amazing in life! Be sure to subscribe for future posts so you stay in the loop!

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21 Unique Engagement Rings from Etsy

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Unique Engagement Rings from Etsy | by Kristin Coffin | http://emmalinebride.com/engagement/unique-engagement-rings-etsy/

by kristin coffin

There are many unique engagement rings from Etsy, but few designers we admire more than Kristin Coffin! We’re always popping in to her shop to see what’s new, as she’s always adding a beautiful engagement ring or wedding band to admire. To show you what we mean, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the most unique engagement rings from her Etsy shop! We’re also sharing ten wedding sets to show you how lovely the engagement rings look when paired with her wedding bands. After you’ve seen them all, tell me: what’s your favorite engagement ring or wedding band from this collection? I absolutely love #19!

Design Your Own Engagement Ring — Here’s How


Hi, lovelies! Emma here. Quick story: when Andrew was getting ready to pop the question, he didn’t just want any engagement ring. I didn’t know it at the time, but he designed my ring himself! That fact alone makes me love it even more, knowing he put so much time and attention into every detail. If you’re planning to propose to your special someone and want to design your own engagement ring, too, we’ll show you one resource where you can get an awesome ring with tons of customizable options! Read on to find out more about Los Angeles based Diamond Mansion, available in store (and always online)…

5 Perfect Tips for Engagements on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means: proposals! But how should you ask? Where should you put the ring? What are you forgetting to do? We’ll tell you five key proposal tips for engagements on Valentine’s Day so it goes off without a hitch…

8 Sapphire Engagement Rings Just as Beautiful as Diamonds

While you may already have an engagement ring, perhaps you have a friend who is looking at rings or you know someone who is thinking about popping the question — so this one’s for them! Feel free to subscribe and pass it on!

We know that diamonds are known as a girl’s best friend, but sapphire engagement rings (along with other diamond alternatives) are emerging as a new trend. In fact, I know a handful of newly engaged ladies who are sporting non-diamond rings including sapphires, emeralds, and pearls. This proves that rings are never one-style-fits-all: the ring you select should reflect the ring recipient’s unique style! Today we’re inspiring you with our favorite sapphire engagement rings in sparkling shades of blue. These rings can also double as your “Something Blue”, so, hey, another thing to cross off that never-ending list. :)

Which of these (all handmade, of course) engagement rings is your favorite?

Sapphire Engagement Rings

P.S. This first ring is our handpicked #HANDMADEADAY find! It is handmade by Kristin Coffin.

Twig Princess Cut Moissanite Ring

We’ve noticed some new readers in the audience (hello!) like Kate who tells us that she’s “not even engaged yet but hoping” and has been hooked on handmade finds for awhile now! (We love that.) Welcome, welcome! We’re happy to see you here. From time to time, we showcase our favorite engagement rings so you can hint at your favorite style. Here are some ways to do it: pin this find to your Pinterest board, leave this window open on your partner’s computer, or, you know, casually mention how much you happen to love a particular style. See? So easy. ;)

Today we’re sharing a brand new find: a princess cut moissanite ring. Moissanite is an alternative to a diamond and we think it’s gorgeous! This handmade princess cut moissanite ring features an elegant twig-like band (perfect for rustic-loving brides!) and is crafted with love by Efrat Deutsch. And this, love, is just one of many gorgeous rings from within her shop, so be sure to pop in for a visit to see more.

Princess Cut Moissanite Ring

This engagement ring features a classic four-prong basket setting in solid 14k rose gold. The moissanite stone is 6mm in size (the equivalent to a 1.25 carat diamond).

Twig Princess Cut Moissanite Ring

Twig Princess Cut Moissanite Ring

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