By Lindsay Cohn. Photos: Courtesy of respective vendors.
Your engagement ring is an expression of your personal style. And while a single solitaire is a classic choice, not every bride-to-be dreams of a traditional engagement ring. And that’s ok. There are plenty of fish in the sea — or, in this case, fabulous rings. If you’re looking something a little less conventional, we’ve got you covered.
We enlisted acclaimed jewelry and bridal designer, Molly Guy, Creative Director at Stone Fox Bride to get the scoop on alternative styles. “Personally, I’d say that a diamond solitaire or a diamond halo ring is as traditional as it gets these days.” Whereas non-traditional rings tend to incorporate asymmetry, multiple stones, different types of metals, gemstones and diamonds — raw, black, champagne and grey. “I’m seeing a lot of brides opt for a somewhat classic setting but with a unique center stone, like sapphires, emeralds, tourmaline and aquamarine. And so many couples are working on the ring together, which is definitely not the traditional route our parents went back in the day.”
When it comes to finding (or creating) the perfect engagement ring, there’s no precise formula and the options are so endless. In need of some inspo? Keep scrolling for 16 alternative styles that are so striking, you’ll wonder if it’s appropriate to wear one on every finger.
This story originally appeared on Brides.
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