41 Mixed-Metal Engagement Rings to Break the Rules

Mix it up

Updated 04/11/18

Courtesy of Spinelli Kilcollin

There was a time when mixing metals was a total no-no. But as engagement rings defy tradition more and more, we’re all about breaking the rules. These days, picking a mixed metals engagement ring feels super fresh. Plus, it affords the opportunity to switch things up more often if you’re looking to mix up your wedding band and engagement rings combo as well as with your everyday jewelry—let’s hear it for versatility. If you’re a fan of ring stacks, incorporating a mixed metal engagement ring or wedding ring into a stack feels incredibly modern, too.

Mixed-metal rings run the gamut from subtle to majorly contrasted. Combined yellow gold and white gold designs are pretty and a bit more traditional in feel, especially if you go for a timeless cut stone like a pear, oval, round, or marquise. Selin Kent, Single Stone, and Kian Design have impressive takes. Rose gold mixed into a design with yellow gold, white gold, or platinum has more of a fashion-forward look—a halo, prongs, stone setting, or band makes for a subtle accent in rose gold, yet appear totally eye-catching. Fred Leighton, Love Adorned, and Hearts On Fire have stunning options.

Oxidized metals or various metal finishes in combination make for a unique mixed-metal look, too. Sparkling diamonds and gemstones offset with such metals take on a raw aesthetic that’s perfect for alternative or edgier brides-to-be. Suzanne Kalan, Anna Sheffield, Todd Pownell, and Todd Reed have the coolest versions on offer from double bands to multi-stone creations.

One for more vivacity? Consider a ring with more than one stone such as Tiffany & Co.’s round brilliant diamond platinum ring offset with a pink diamond halo set in rose gold. Or, a colored center stone like Yael Designs yellow sapphire in a yellow gold setting joined with colorless diamond side stones set in white gold.

For the epitome of modern metal mixing, think beyond two-tone rings with Spinelli Kilcollin’s Anath ring. Composed of four linked rings in mixed 18K rose, yellow and white gold with pavé-set cognac, champagne, and white diamonds and a one carat solitaire white diamond, it’s truly breathtaking.

Ready to mix things up? Click through to see all of our favorite mixed-metal engagement ring styles, ahead.

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Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Petite Paisley Diamond Cluster Ring

Courtesy of Lori McLean Fine Jewelry

$2,498 (SHOP NOW)

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1stibs 0.90 Carat Marquise Diamond Set in Two Color Gold Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of 1stdibs

$2,500 (SHOP NOW)

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Truly Zac Posen 1 Ct Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White & Yellow Gold

Courtesy of Truly Zac Posen

$3,599 (SHOP NOW)

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Vera Wang Love Collection 1 CT. T.W. Oval Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring in 14K Two-Tone Gold

Courtesy of Vera Wang

$2,504.25 (SHOP NOW)

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Zales 1/2 CT. T.W. Diamond Double Frame Ribbon Shank Engagement Ring in 14K Two-Tone Gold

Courtesy of Zales

$1,399 (SHOP NOW)

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Erstwhile 1.09 Carat Edwardian Marquise-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Erstwhile

$13,500 (SHOP NOW)

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Zales 1/2 CT. T.W. Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K Two-Tone Gold

Courtesy of Zales

$1,899 (SHOP NOW)

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Zales 3/4 CT. T.W. Quad Princess-Cut Diamond Octagon Frame Vintage-Style Engagement Ring in 10K Two-Tone Gold

Courtesy of Zales

Was $1,499, Now $899.40 (SHOP NOW)

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Mark Broumand 2.15ct Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Mark Broumand

$21,995 (SHOP NOW)

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Montse Esteve 18K Gold Chrysoberyl And Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Montse Esteve

$7,275 (SHOP NOW)

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Spinelli Kilcollin Anath Ring

Courtesy of Spinelli Kilcollin

Price Upon Request (SHOP NOW)

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Yael Designs Concert 18k Two Tone Ring Featuring 4.24 Carat Yellow Sapphire, Accented with 2.57 Carats of Ideal Cut Diamonds

Courtesy of Yael Designs

$28,421 (SHOP NOW)

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Anna Sheffield Attelage Emerald Cut Ring Yellow Gold & Grey Diamond

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

$5,500 (SHOP NOW)

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Adel Chefridi Crown Set Ring in 18k Yellow Gold and Platinum

Courtesy of Adel Chefridi

$5,840 (SHOP NOW)

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Selin Kent Defne Pavé Ring in Yellow Gold with Diamond Marquise in a White Gold Setting

Courtesy of Selin Kent

$2,250 (SHOP NOW)

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Ken & Dana Design Devon Vintage Inspired Mixed Gold Setting

Courtesy of Ken & Dana Design

Priced from $2,350 (SHOP NOW)

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Kay Jewelers Diamond Bridal Ring 1/2 ct tw 10K White and Yellow Gold

Courtesy of Kay Jewelers

$2237.72 (SHOP NOW)

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Nikolle Radi Diamond Solitaire Flow Ring

Courtesy of Nikolle Radi

$4,900 (SHOP NOW)

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Jared Diamond Bridal Set 1 ct tw Princess-cut 14K Two-Tone Gold

Courtesy of Jared

$2,699.99 (SHOP NOW)

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Harry Koltar Dynasty Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold Ring

Courtesy of Harry Koltar

$14,270 (SHOP NOW)

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Gemvara Emerald-Cut Lara Ring

Courtesy of Gemvara

$54,495 (SHOP NOW)

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McTeigue & McClelland Emerald Cut Diamond Flora Embrace Ring, 18Kt & Platinum

Courtesy of McTeigue & McClelland

Available By Special Order (SHOP NOW)

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ILA Etoile 18k & Platinum Asscher Diamond Ring

Courtesy of ILA

$1,650 (SHOP NOW)

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Megan Thorne Emerald-Cut Ribbon Crown Ring in a White Gold Frame with a Yellow Gold Band

Courtesy of Megan Thorne

$9,200 (SHOP NOW)

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Bibi van der Velden Fine Jewellery Polky Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Bibi van der Velden

approximately $1,390 (SHOP NOW)

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Blue Nile Floating Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White and Rose Gold

Courtesy of Blue Nile

$1,190 (SHOP NOW)

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Xiao Wang Galazy 2 Diamond Ring in 18k White and Yellow Gold

Courtesy of Xiao Wang

$4,170 (SHOP NOW)

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Kataoka Gold Platinum Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Kataoka

$5,180 (SHOP NOW)

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Devotion Diamonds Grace Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Devotion Diamonds

Starting at $8.365 (SHOP NOW)

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Hearts On Fire Integrity Three Stone Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Hearst on Fire

$6,600 (SHOP NOW)

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Sholdt Design Half Bezel Set Center Stone with Bezel Set Side Stones

Courtesy of Sholdt Design

Price Upon Request (SHOP NOW)

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Brilliant Earth Mixed Metal Star Halo Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Brilliant Earth

Price Upon Request (SHOP NOW)

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Kian Design Bianca & Oro Vintage Ring Mixed Metal Ring

Curtesy of Kian Design

Price Upon Request (SHOP NOW)

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Malcolm Betts Oval White Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Malcolm Betts

$3,850 (SHOP NOW)

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Todd Pownell R080 Ring

Courtesy of Todd Pownell

Price Upon Request (SHOP NOW)

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Heltzberg Diamonds Rony Tennenbaum 1/2 Ct Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k Yellow & White Gold

Courtesy of Heltzberg Diamonds

$2,450 (SHOP NOW)

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Tiffany & Co. Soleste Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

Price Upon Request (SHOP NOW)

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Single Stone Savannah Rose Cut Diamond Ring in 18k Yellow Gold and Platinum

Courtesy of Single Stone

$9,500 (SHOP NOW)

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Danhov Unito Double Shank Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum

Courtesy of Danhov

Priced from $5,850 (SHOP NOW)

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1stdibs Vintage 1.55Ct Sapphire & 0.72Ct Diamond, 18k Yellow Gold Cluster Ring

Courtesy of 1stdibs

$2,489.77 (SHOP NOW)

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Suzanne Kalan White Topaz Champagne Diamond Amalfi Ring

Courtesy of Suzanne Kalan

$700 (SHOP NOW)

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