If you’re looking for unconventional, non-traditional engagement rings, or something OTHER than a diamond, you’ve come to the right place! This is the biggest and best non-traditional engagement rings Etsy — and beyond! — has to offer. We’ve rounded up 100 of the best engagement rings for the non-traditional bride. We dug deep to find engagement rings that are different…. engagement rings that are not diamonds… some that are, but they’re conflict-free diamond rings… along with gemstones, herkimer diamonds, quartz, crystal, non-diamond engagement rings, offbeat rings, and so much more. We even found some extremely affordable + inexpensive non-traditional engagement rings for every budget. These alternative rings are built to last, just like your marriage to your favorite weirdo. :)
In this list, you’ll find the best stores to buy non-traditional and nonconventional engagement rings Etsy sellers + independent sellers have to offer — yup, all handmade! In addition to buying an engagement ring that is custom-made, you’ll be supporting small businesses along the way. Win-win!
Why Buy Non-Traditional Engagement Rings?
Instead of buying rings that are factory-made, you can buy an unconventional engagement ring — handmade! — by an independent artist. What sets these non-traditional rings apart from traditional engagement rings? That’s easy! Shopping small has three key benefits, including the following:
1. Your engagement ring is completely one-of-a-kind and made by hand,
2. You can speak directly with the designer to get anything personalized, engraved, sized, changed, etc.
If you want ethical engagement ring options, non-traditional engagement rings that aren’t diamonds, rings with diamonds, gemstones instead, or anything else — just ask! You can have custom orders made just for you.
3. You can support small businesses!
Non-traditional rings — also known as alternative or unconventional engagement rings — are a popular trend because each ring is so unique. Unlike rings you’ll find made in a factory, these handmade + unique 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 personal style in mind. And if you’re going to look at your ring every day, you might as well love it, right? That’s what we think, too!
Now, on to the list: the BEST non-traditional engagement rings 2020 has to offer! We’ve included a little bit of everything: art deco inspired rings, moissanite, gemstones, raw stones, modern and minimalist engagement ring designs, vintage-inspired rings, sparkly diamond rings, and more.
Note: To buy an unconventional or non-traditional piece from this list, simply click on the photo or link underneath it. You will be directed to the store to see pricing, details, ask a question, buy your ring, etc.
Non-Traditional Engagement Rings
We’ve numbered the rings on this list for your convenience, so you can find them again later, write down your favorites, pin ’em, etc. But just know, we love #1 and #7 just as much as #99 and #100! :) Here are the best engagement rings for the non-traditional bride! Enjoy!
1. Crescent moon engagement ring
This ring is absolutely stunning. It is made with over 2 carats of sparkly diamonds. By PointNoPointStudio. An AMAZING find for someone who likes celestial things or is planning a starry night wedding, one of my favorite themes ever.
2. Kite shaped ring
Have you ever heard of a speckled black Kite diamond? This is one of my favorite non-traditional engagement rings right now. The ring setting is sparkling in 14k gold. By PointNoPointStudio.
3. Viper ring
4. 14k gold moissanite
This moissanite ring by All Wired Up is one-of-a-kind! Love how it has the wedding band fitted in perfectly.
5. Aqua teal moissanite engagement ring
This bright blue ring features an emerald-cut moissanite center. It is so beautiful! By Kristin Coffin.
6. Natural blue sapphire
Shiny, handmade, and oh-so-sparkly! This something blue ring is the most unique engagement ring for the non-traditional bride. By GiliMorDiamonds.
7. Opal offbeat engagement rings set
This amazing, one-of-a-kind collection by MinimalVS is a must-see. What a stunning set! It is so colorful and definitely makes a bold statement.
We also adore this opal hidden gems ring by GardensOfTheSun:
All of them, really!
8. Pear shaped non-traditional engagement rings
If you love different engagement rings, try this one on for size: a pear-shaped moonstone ring with a lace band. Gorgeous style! By MinimalVS.
9. Geometric shield
This geometric shield inspired design is a gorgeous setting and simple, yet elegant, choice. This is a favorite of alternative engagement rings on Etsy. By Point No Point Studio.
10. Affordable non-traditional engagement rings
This is one of the most affordable, coming in at only $82 — and it has such a rough, raw crystal style! By DeerGirlDesigns.
11. Hexagon non-traditional engagement rings
If you love hexagonal-shaped diamonds, these are the best unconventional engagement rings for you! By MinimalVS.
12. Large halo
This is a stunning salt and pepper diamond set on a gold band. Gorgeous. By Capucinne.
13. Stunning triangle engagment ring set
A perfect triangle made of white diamond and totally stackable. By Capucinne.
14. Iconic grey moissanite
The perfect moissanite in grey! By Kristin Coffin Jewelry.
15. Herkimer diamond
Wow, this Herkimer diamond really looks stunning, especially paired with the unique cut shape of the rough diamond and the stunning diamonds placed along with the band (part of a set). This is a cool, organic, and one of my favorite alternative engagement rings right now. By TheFoxandStone.
16. Unique trio of diamonds and pyramid band
This stunning ring is perfect for your alternative engagement ring and wedding band set. By ShopClementine.
17. Affordable alternative engagement rings
Want an affordable engagement ring that is different? This unique style is handcrafted and features a rough, conflict-free diamond and costs less than $100. By StonesAndGrace.
18. Marquise garnet
Ooh, I love the way this garnet engagement ring sparkles and shines. This makes a perfect alternative engagement ring for a bride who wants no diamond, but a gemstone instead. By AndreaBonelliJewelry.
19. Twig + sapphire
This nature-inspired engagement ring is molded to look like a twig branch, which I adore; the stone is a rough sapphire in bright blue. By TheFoxandStone.
20. Minimalist engagement ring
If you prefer no stone at all, this minimalist ring is so lovely you won’t even notice it’s missing one! The crown and branch design is gorgeous as-is and will look perfect on your hand as an engagement ring for the minimalist bride. By InbarAlezraki.
21. Minimalist with pearl and skinny band
This is one of those rings that makes a perfect alternative ring for non-traditional brides, especially if you’re looking for a minimalist style. Elegant, simple, affordable. By Artemer.
22. Classic black uncut diamond
This is a beautiful 2ct black diamond that will make a statement! By CinderellaGarbage.
23. Pear shaped salt and pepper diamond ring
This is a stunning diamond with salt and pepper coloring in a pear shape. By HenryRocky.
24. Engagement ring that looks like a rose
This is a flower inspired engagement ring that looks like a rose! One of the best-sellers by MoonkistDesigns.
25. Gold flower engagement ring
This is a gold version of the engagement ring that looks like a flower! By Esdomera.
26. Floral band
If you love the look of flowers adorning the band, check out this stunning engagement ring by RimonFineJewelry!
27. Rough diamond ring with copper band
I LOVE THIS ONE! The copper band contrasting the diamond is one of the prettiest, most organic looks and I’m a fan! By MothandFlameJewelry.
28. Uncut and different engagement rings
This is one of my favorite ring styles by OrnamentoStudio. It features a sparkling rough diamond over 2 carats in weight and is nestled inside an 18k gold band. The white diamonds on the sides of the band are so sparkly and contrast the rough stone beautifully.
29. Large herkimer diamond ring
Herkimer diamonds are stunning! This is one of my favorite ethical engagement rings and it is affordable, too! This is a simple, yet elegant ring you’ll love to wear. By GaiasCandy.
30. Natural grey non-traditional engagement diamond rings
This large natural diamond is grey in color and features sparkling accent stones around the center. By VimleshBadaya.
31. Earthy natural engagement ring
This is a nature-inspired ring with a conical grey colored non-traditional diamond in its center. By AbhikaJewels.
32. White diamond solitaire alternative engagement rings
This stylish band is perfect for someone that wants an engagement ring that doesn’t stick up. It has a solitaire in the center that sparkles but doesn’t stand up as tall (with a high setting) like most classic rings. By byAngeline.
33. Faceted alternative engagement rings
Ah, a gorgeous raw diamond ring! Stunning. By byAngeline.
34. Unconventional engagement ring and wedding band set
This is an engagement ring that fits right inside the wedding band design — beautiful! By MothandFlameJewelry.
35. Twig and branch ring
A twig inspired band with a delicate leaf, accented by a rough diamond center. Unconventional engagement rings + nature inspired? Love it! By ASecondTime.
36. Woodland inspired
This ring features a twig/branch inspired band and a center halo design. By ASecondTime.
37. Simple engagement ring
I say simple, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t stunning! This is one of our favorite engagement rings with baguettes along the center; it is perfect for brides looking for engagement rings that don’t stick up since the diamonds are set next to each other and lie flat. By Artemer.
You can also get this ring in an alternative color: aquamarine!
38. Triangle diamond ring
This trillion ring is one of the best non-traditional engagement rings for brides who crave a simple, geometric, and modern design. By Artemer.
39. Kite cut moissanite non-traditional engagement rings
40. Rutilated quartz ring
49. Chevron engagement bang
For brides who want engagement rings without diamonds, here’s the perfect solution. This engagement ring has no diamonds — it’s made with a man-made alternative — and has no center stone! It’s a great alternative ring if you want just a simple, elegant band. It is super affordable, too. By Modern Gents.
51. Salt and pepper engagement ring with wedding band
A perfect, stunning nature-inspired combination: this engagement ring with wedding band is the set you’ve been waiting for! By ThreeLayers.
52. Mint sapphire ring
WOW. If you love a big, bold, sparkly statement piece, this mint sapphire engagement ring is it! By MinimalVS.
53. Rough uncut emerald
WOW. This is a stunning piece of art you can wear on your finger! Love, love, love. By TheFoxandStone.
54. Engagement ring without diamond
If you want an engagement ring without a stone — at all! — this band is perfect. It has a free-spirited, boho look and feel. By MinimalVS.
55. Modern moonstone alternative engagement rings
A rainbow moonstone engagement ring and a v-shaped modern wedding ring: a perfect pair! By Metalicious.
56. Oval halo salt and pepper diamond ring
I LOVE THIS ONE! It’s gorgeous. By ShopClementine.
57. Diamond flower engagement ring
Wow, these petals are made of diamonds! This is one of the best conflict free engagement rings 2020 has to offer. Sparkly + oh-so-unique. By Artemer.
58. Ruby engagement ring
I love the color of this ruby ring! By LilyEmme Jewelry.
59. Gold sapphire
If you’re looking for an engagement ring with sapphire, this is a gorgeous one! By All Wired Up.
60. Engagement ring without center stone
If you’re looking for an engagement ring without a center stone in the middle, this is a beautiful, modern, and unique choice. By MinimalVS.
61. Leaf alternative engagement rings
Stunning! This band features a leaf-inspired design and a conflict-free diamond in its center. By SivanLotan.
62. Pear-shaped flower engagement ring
If you’re looking for non-traditional engagement rings with floral design, we found it! By MinimalVS.
63. Geometric Diamond
64. Moss agate unconventional engagement rings
Whoa, this has a unique moss agate stone in the center of this engagement ring. I love the kite shape! By MinimalVS.
65. Opal stone non-traditional engagement rings
This unique opal stone engagement ring is handcrafted by HawkHouse.
66. London blue topaz engagement ring
An alternative ring for the bride-to-be made with blue topaz. Stunning! This is one of my favorite Etsy engagement rings this year. By TheNorthWayStudio.
67. Bud style diamond ring
Conflict-free. This bespoke style is a beautiful, natural alternative to a diamond engagement ring. This is one of my top picks for unique engagement rings 2020 and beyond! By TamaraGomezJewellery.
68. Radiant rose-cut diamond
A natural diamond that has not been treated in any way for a totally natural, organic look. By RubyPierceJewelry.
69. Signet ring
Want a truly unique engagement ring? This signet ring is a great choice! Other shapes available; shown in half-moon style. By LexLuxe.
Stylish and vintage-inspired. By Capucinne.
71. V-shaped + pear shaped aquamarine
Wow, I love the unique way this ring is worn! By Mika.
72. Pave crown
This gold and diamond ring shines bright. I love the elegant crown-inspired design. By Artemer.
73. Rose gold engagement ring
If you’d like a rose gold engagement ring, check out this alternative style by Manari Design.
74. Clay rough diamond ring
I like these raw diamond rings with the claw setting; it’s a very unconventional engagement ring and I love it. By EngagedJewelry.
75. Rose gold + rose cut diamond
Would you wear this engagement ring? I would! I love its signature Jane setting and round diamond. By PointNoPointStudio.
76. Rough diamond ring
See other rough, raw diamonds here!
77. Diamonds and moonstones
78. Unique nerdy inspired engagement ring
Great for a Harry Potter wedding!
79. Engagement ring with unique band
Called the “Sail” ring, this engagement ring has an antique feel and hand-carved band that spreads out from the stone and then narrows and widens again. One of the unique engagement rings you can buy on Etsy right now with a special band detail to set it apart. By JYaffa.
80. Emerald cut engagement ring
81. Cluster engagement ring
82. Compass points
This unique style features a design similar to a compass, accented with a shimmering gemstone. By WexfordJewelers.
83. Labradorite engagement ring
84. Fingerprint engagement rings
Yup, these are made with your ACTUAL fingerprints! Great non-traditional engagement rings for brides who don’t want diamonds. By CaitlynMinimalist.
85. Kite diamond
I love the way this band turns! What a gorgeous, inspiring, and ethical engagement ring… plus, it is affordable (UNDER $65!) By RawTheStone.
86. Peach sapphire nontraditional engagement ring
Sparkling, five-stone ring with brilliant sapphires. By Oore.
87. Sparkling twig diamond band
Another option for an engagement ring that doesn’t stick out! Perfect for wearing every day. By Oore.
89. Minimalist engagement ring
Sweet + simple. By GraceBaskerville.
90. Three stone moissanite engagement rings
Conflict free engagement rings, handmade to order. By MelissaTysonDesigns.
91. Moss agate ring
This moss agate ring is ethical, unique, and makes a beautiful non-traditional diamond ring alternative. By Capucinne.
92. Pear diamond cluster ring
93. Black triangle diamond
For the modern bride who wants a different engagement ring. By Capucinne.
94. Natural turquoise engagement ring
95. Pearl and quartz set
If you want unconventional engagement rings with pearls and unique crystal quartz stones, we found this! By MothandFlameJewelry.
96. Rose quartz engagement ring set
97. Raw gemstone rings
98. Faceted black quartz engagement ring
99. Wide band diamond ring
100. Peach sapphire
Alternative Engagement Rings
What do you think of these non-traditional ring styles? Which one would you pick? I seriously love them all. Tell us your favorite(s) in the comments below!
P.S. Keep that ring looking gorgeous (and keep it safe when washing hands, cleaning, going to the gym, etc.) by placing it in a ring dish. Here’s a beautiful handmade dish we love from ThePaintedPress.
Alternative Engagement Ring Box
For non-traditional engagement ring boxes, check out our post here!
P.S. Once you have the ring, start planning the engagement party!