34 Unique Raw, Rustic & Rough Diamond Engagement Rings

These will rock your world

Updated 08/16/18

Courtesy of Alexis Russel

We’re going to say something groundbreaking: not every woman wants a giant, super-sparkly diamond ring on her finger for her engagement ring. Who’s shook? If you’re not, then you’ve come to the right place, likely in search of an engagement ring that defies tradition and feels more unique to your personality. Raw diamond rings are a stunning option for you, especially if you’re completely uninterested in a blingy, cookie-cutter ring. Not only are they distinctive, but they’re perfect if you’re on the search for a diamond ring but want one that feels one-of-a-kind and perhaps even organic looking.

Raw diamonds are extremely gorgeous for an engagement ring, but if you’re not quite sure what sets them apart, let us explain. First off, raw and rough-cut diamonds are essentially the same in that they are uncut stones that have not been shaped or polished in any way. The effect highlights the natural shape of a diamond to appear as though it’s a regular stone and not a precious gem (so subtle and chic) and comes in every color imaginable from white, yellow, and gray diamonds to rarer shades of brown, blue, and red. As these stones are in their most natural form, they are cloudy in appearance or, in other words, have inclusions which give each stone a lot more personality than a traditionally cut and polished white diamond. That’s not to say that these stones don’t shine. While raw or rough-cut diamonds don’t twinkle in the traditional sense, many have a more subdued shimmer that catches the light at various angles of the stones uneven surface. The ultimate effect for low-key brides craving a one-of-a-kind diamond.

If this sounds like your ideal ring but you’d prefer something slightly more polished, a rustic diamond is undoubtedly for you. These stones are heavily included and still have a natural look to them, but they’ve undergone a bit of shaping, often as a rose cut.

Since raw and rough-cut diamonds are inherently unique, their one-off shapes make setting them a major task for jewelry designers. Whether you go for a sleek solitaire or vintage-style cluster, this means your ring requires a lot of technique to make it extraordinary. Can’t argue with an incredibly well-made ring, right? While a lot of work goes into setting a raw or rough-cut diamond, they tend to cost much less than their polished and cut counterparts since those steps are not part of the equation. So if you’re a girl on a budget who’s seeking a diamond ring, raw and rough-cut diamonds just might be the answer.

If you think a raw or rough-cut diamond is right for you, we’ve compiled an edit of 34 different styles for every taste and budget. Scroll through for one-of-a-kind inspiration.

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Doron Merav Raw 14K Gold and Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Doron Merav

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $500+

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Variance Objects Rose Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Variance Objects

SHOP NOW: Twist, $748

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A Second Time 14K Yellow Gold Raw Diamond Engagement Ring -Filigree Ring

Courtesy of A Second Time

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $795

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Jewelry by Johan Rough Diamond Engagement Ring with a Twist

Courtesy of Jewelry by Johan

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $1,015

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Dawn Vertrees Jewelry Rose Gold Twig Bridal Set with Raw Uncut White Diamond

Courtesy of Dawn Vertrees jewelry

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $1,232+

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Ken & Dana Design Daymis Rough Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Ken & Dana Design

SHOP NOW: Ken & Dana Design, Priced from $1,250

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0.27 Carat Rough White Triangle Diamond Double Gold Ring

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $1,966.83

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Bario Neal Avens Raw Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, Starts at $2,442

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Wallis Reid Three Plus Carat Diamond Engagement Ring Raw Diamond Ring 18K Gold Claws

Courtesy of Wallis Reid

SHOP NOW: Wallis Reid, $2,495

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H & H 0.64 Carat Natural Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of H&H

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, was $3,500 now $2,625

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De Beers Talisman Solitaire Diamond Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $2,700

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Yuliya Chorna Oval Raw Diamond Solitaire

Courtesy of Yuliya Chorna

SHOP NOW: Made You Look, $3,100

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Olivia Ewing Jewelry Naples Solitaire Ring Rough Cut Diamond

Courtesy of Olivia Ewing

SHOP NOW: Olivia Ewing, $3,200

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By Angeline Fancy Cut White Diamond Solitaire Engagement 14K Yellow Gold Multi Stone Wedding Ring Stacking Rough Diamond Ring

Courtesy of by Angeline

SHOP NOW: by Angeline, $3,495

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Harbor Diamonds Brown Rough Diamond Engagement Ring in Rose Gold

Courtesy of Harbor Diamonds

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $3,600

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Todd Pownell Uncut Diamond Eternity Ring

Courtesy of Todd Pownell

SHOP NOW: Twist, $3,680

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Specimental Transparent Raw Diamond on Wide Recycled Gold Band- Custom Made Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Specimental

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $3,900+

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3.13 Carat Rough Grey Diamond White Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $3,917.49

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Melanie Casey Silver Lining Ring

Courtesy Melanie Casey

SHOP NOW: Melanie Casey, $4,900

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Rachel Boston 18 karat Yellow Gold Cognac Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Rachel Boston

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $4,888.96

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2.29 Carat Rough Light Brown and White Diamonds White Gold Flower Cluster Ring

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $5,119.76

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Sarah Perlis Rough Diamond Ring | Prong

Courtesy of Sarah Perlis

SHOP NOW: Sarah Perlis, $5,800

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1.25 and 1.13 Carat Rough Diamonds Cocktail Ring

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $6,280.74

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Stone Fox Bride Raw Grey Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Stone Fox Bride

SHOP NOW: Stone Fox Bride, $6,500

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Anna Sheffield Stardust Bea Ring Yellow Gold & Grey Diamond

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $6,500

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Diamond in the Rough Classic Ring with Yellow Natural Rough Diamond

Courtesy of Diamond In The Rough

SHOP NOW: Diamond In The Rough, $8,200

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Sylva & Cie 18K White Gold Rough Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Mitchells

SHOP NOW: Mitchells, $9,500

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2.14 Carat Rough White Diamond Gold Cocktail Ring

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $12,923.56

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Kathryn Rebecca Rough Diamond Leaf And Branch Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Kathryn Rebecca

SHOP NOW: Kathryn Rebecca, Price Upon Request

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Abby Sparks The Ellen Natural Gray Diamond Mixed Metal Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Abby Sparks

SHOP NOW: Abby Sparks, Price Upon Request

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Alexis Russel Natural Rose Cut Silver Clear Cushion Diamond Ring Double Band

Courtesy of Alexis Russel

SHOP NOW: Alexis Russel, Price Upon Request

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Rough Diamonds Jewellery 1.34 ct. Natural Yellow Triangle Rough Diamonds in 14K Handcrafted Gold Ring

Courtesy of Rough Diamonds Jewellery

SHOP NOW: Rough Diamonds Jewelry, Price Upon Request

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Langerman Diamonds Chocolate Rough Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Langerman

SHOP NOW: Langerman Diamonds, Price Upon Request

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Malcolm Betts Natural Grey Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Malcom Betts

SHOP NOW: Malcom Betts, Price Upon Request

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