19 Pearl Engagement Rings That Are As Unique As They Are Stunning

Eliza Huber
·3 min read

Over the last year, we’ve noticed a trend in engagement rings with non-traditional stones, specifically pearls, gaining on classic diamonds. Ever since we saw our Favourite actress Emma Stone debut the vintage, pearl engagement ring she received from SNL writer Dave McCary in December 2019, we’ve been particularly drawn to the style.

Pearl engagement rings are tempting for a number of reasons. For starters, they often tend to cost less than diamond rings. They’re also more unique and unexpected than traditional diamond rings, which is likely why McCary chose the Yoshinobu Kataoka pearl ring for Stone. They are also more sustainable. Of course, the advantages of diamonds still hold true: They’re one of the hardest and most durable stones out there. (On the Moh’s hardness scale, pearls rate at just 2.5 to 3, while diamonds have a rating of 10 out 10.) But, with the right care, a pearl engagement ring can, too, stand up to life’s daily tasks.

So, if going the traditional diamond route feels not you, give the 19 pearl engagement rings ahead a try. The way trends are looking, you won’t be the only one sporting a classic pearl on your ring finger going into engagement season.

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This is Emma Stone's very engagement ring, and yes, it's still available. <br><br><strong>Kataoka</strong> Winter Pearl Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.catbirdnyc.com%2Fwinter-pearl-ring-7.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Catbird" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Catbird</a><span class="copyright">Photo Courtesy of Catbird.</span>
This is Emma Stone's very engagement ring, and yes, it's still available.

Kataoka Winter Pearl Ring, $, available at CatbirdPhoto Courtesy of Catbird.
<br><br><strong>AverieJewelry</strong> 14K Gold Celtic Pearl Engagement Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F774331180%2F14k-gold-celtic-pearl-engagement-ring%3Fga_order%3Dmost_relevant%26ga_search_type%3Dall%26ga_view_type%3Dgallery%26ga_search_query%3Dpearl%2Bengagement%2Bring%26ref%3Dsr_gallery-1-5%26organic_search_click%3D1%26frs%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


AverieJewelry 14K Gold Celtic Pearl Engagement Ring, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Mikimoto</strong> Cultured Pearl & Diamond Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fmikimoto-cultured-pearl-diamond-ring%2F5645993%3Forigin%3Dcategory-personalizedsort%26breadcrumb%3DHome%252FBrands%252FMikimoto%252FWomen%252FJewelry%26color%3Dyellow%2520gold" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Mikimoto Cultured Pearl & Diamond Ring, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Irene Neuwirth</strong> Gumball Pearl & 18kt Gold Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.matchesfashion.com%2Fus%2Fproducts%2FIrene-Neuwirth-Gumball-pearl-%2526-18kt-gold-ring-1288269" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Irene Neuwirth Gumball Pearl & 18kt Gold Ring, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>David Yurman</strong> Solari Station Ring in 18K White Gold with Cultured Pearl and Diamonds, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidyurman.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens%2Fwomens-rings%2Fsolari-station-ring-with-pearl-and-diamonds-in-18k-white-gold--r.pdp.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:David Yurman" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">David Yurman</a>


David Yurman Solari Station Ring in 18K White Gold with Cultured Pearl and Diamonds, $, available at David Yurman
<br><br><strong>Natasha Schweitzer</strong> Pearl Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fnatashaschweitzer.com%2Fproducts%2Fpearl-ring-silver" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Natasha Schweitzer" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Natasha Schweitzer</a>


Natasha Schweitzer Pearl Ring, $, available at Natasha Schweitzer
<br><br><strong>Tiffany & Co.</strong> Freshwater Pearl Ring in Sterling Silver, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tiffany.com%2Fjewelry%2Frings%2Ftiffany-hardwear-freshwater-pearl-ring-in-sterling-silver-GRP11190%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tiffany & Co" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tiffany & Co</a>


Tiffany & Co. Freshwater Pearl Ring in Sterling Silver, $, available at Tiffany & Co
<br><br><strong>DamatiJewelry</strong> 14k Natural Pearl & Alexandrite Flower Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F853306732%2F14k-natural-pearl-alexandrite-flower" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


DamatiJewelry 14k Natural Pearl & Alexandrite Flower Ring, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Yoko London</strong> 18kt White Gold Classic Freshwater Pearl And Diamond Ri, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farfetch.com%2Fshopping%2Fwomen%2Fyoko-london-18kt-white-gold-classic-freshwater-pearl-and-diamond-ring-item-14619479.aspx%3Fstoreid%3D12325" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farfetch" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Farfetch</a>


Yoko London 18kt White Gold Classic Freshwater Pearl And Diamond Ri, $, available at Farfetch
<br><br><strong>David Yurman</strong> Continuance Pearl Ring with Diamonds, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.saksfifthavenue.com%2Fproduct%2Fdavid-yurman-continuance-pearl-ring-with-diamonds-0400010042674.html%3Fdwvar_0400010042674_color%3DSILVER" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Saks Fifth Avenue" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Saks Fifth Avenue</a>


David Yurman Continuance Pearl Ring with Diamonds, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
<br><br><strong>Zoë Chicco</strong> 14k Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Stacking Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fpearls-stacking-ring-zoe-chicco%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1536379535.htm%3FfolderID%3D42462%26fm%3Dother-shopbysize-viewall%26os%3Dfalse%26colorId%3D14583" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a><span class="copyright">Photo Courtesy of Shopbop.</span>


Zoë Chicco 14k Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Stacking Ring, $, available at ShopbopPhoto Courtesy of Shopbop.
<br><br><strong>Shima</strong> Shima Pearl Ring with Freshwater Pearls and Diamonds in 18K, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.judithripka.com%2Fproducts%2Fshima-pearl-ring-with-freshwater-pearls-and-diamonds-in-18k" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Judith Ripka" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Judith Ripka</a>


Shima Shima Pearl Ring with Freshwater Pearls and Diamonds in 18K, $, available at Judith Ripka
<br><br><strong>Angara</strong> Akoya Cultured Pearl Ring with Spiral Metal Loop, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.angara.com%2Fp%2Fakoya-cultured-pearl-ring-with-spiral-metal-loop-sr1282akpr" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Angara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Angara</a><span class="copyright">Photo Courtesy of Angara.</span>


Angara Akoya Cultured Pearl Ring with Spiral Metal Loop, $, available at AngaraPhoto Courtesy of Angara.
<br><br><strong>Trumpet and Horn</strong> Whitestable, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftrumpetandhorn.com%2Fcollections%2Fcolored-gemstone-engagement-rings%2Fproducts%2Fwhitestable" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trumpet and Horn" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Trumpet and Horn</a><span class="copyright">Photo Courtesy of Trumpet and Horn.</span>


Trumpet and Horn Whitestable, $, available at Trumpet and HornPhoto Courtesy of Trumpet and Horn.
<br><br><strong>Aurate</strong> Simple Pearl Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fauratenewyork.com%2Fproducts%2Fsimple-pearl-ring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Aurate" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Aurate</a><span class="copyright">Photo Courtesy of Aurate.</span>


Aurate Simple Pearl Ring, $, available at AuratePhoto Courtesy of Aurate.
<br><br><strong>Ariel Gordon Jewelry</strong> Dual Pearl Diamond Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.arielgordonjewelry.com%2Fproducts%2Fdual-pearl-diamond-ring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ariel Gordon Jewelry" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ariel Gordon Jewelry</a>


Ariel Gordon Jewelry Dual Pearl Diamond Ring, $, available at Ariel Gordon Jewelry
<br><br><strong>J. Hannah</strong> Demi Signet Pearl, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fjhannahjewelry.com%2Fproducts%2Fdemi-signet-pearl" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:J. Hannah" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">J. Hannah</a>


J. Hannah Demi Signet Pearl, $, available at J. Hannah
<br><br><strong>Jennie Kwon</strong> Pearl 2 Diamond Ring, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jenniekwondesigns.com%2Fcollections%2Frings%2Fproducts%2Fpearl-2-diamond-ring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jennie Kwon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jennie Kwon</a>


Jennie Kwon Pearl 2 Diamond Ring, $, available at Jennie Kwon
<br><br><strong>Zales</strong> 6.0mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and 1/20 CT. T.W. Diamond Sunburst Frame Ring in 10K Gold, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zales.com%2F60mm-cultured-freshwater-pearl-120-ct-tw-diamond-sunburst-frame-ring-10k-gold%2Fp%2FV-20155409" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zales" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zales</a>


Zales 6.0mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and 1/20 CT. T.W. Diamond Sunburst Frame Ring in 10K Gold, $, available at Zales

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