Just like no two weddings are the same, no two brides are the same — so why should every engagement ring look alike? For those with an independent and creative spirit, there are plenty of alternative engagement-ring styles that will complement your one-of-a-kind vibe.
Want something really special? Try looking for settings that stands tradition on its head like a ring that features cascading diamonds in the shape of a tiara. Mixing geometrical shapes, such as putting a round-cut stone inside of diamond-shaped mount or picking a mosaic of different-cut stones to create a halo, also does a good job of adding an alternative spin to an otherwise tried-and-true setting.
If you're not ready to go for a fully out-there look, you can always make minor alterations to popular settings. Take a bezel-set ring with a standard gold band, for example. Add etchings to the metal setting to make the piece instantly more eye-catching. You can also split a simple pavé band in two, to create a cage ring, for a fun update to a beloved look. Let's not forget simply mixing metals, gemstones and shapes for a quick and creative finish.
Indie and classic engagement ring designers alike are playing with convention, whether its the vintage-inspired dealers like Trumpet & Horn and Single Stone or the traditional jewelers like De Beers and Kwiat.
Looking to find an engagement ring that's totally unique? Check out these alternative settings!