30 Unique Raw, Rustic, and Rough Diamond Engagement Rings

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Courtesy of Anna Sheffield / Design by Bailey Mariner

We’re going to say something groundbreaking: Not every woman wants a giant, super sparkly diamond ring on her finger for her engagement ring. If you agree, 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, 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.

What Is a Raw Diamond?

A raw diamond is an uncut stone that has not been shaped or polished in any way. 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.

Raw diamonds are extremely gorgeous for an engagement ring. While raw diamonds don’t twinkle in the traditional sense, many have a more subdued shimmer that catches the light at various angles of the stone's 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?

If you think a raw or rough-cut diamond is right for you, we’ve compiled an edit of 30 different styles for every taste and budget. Scroll through for one-of-a-kind inspiration.

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A Second Time Rose Cut Diamond Ring

A Second Time Rose Cut Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF A SECOND TIME

This ring features a rose cut genuine rough diamond bezel set in sterling silver with a 14k pink gold band.

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Doron Merav Raw 14K Gold and Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

A white gold band with a yellow gold bezel set with a raw diamond

Courtesy of Doron Merav

Made from recycled metal, this raw bezel set diamond sits on a 14k yellow gold and 14k white gold band.

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Variance Objects Octahedron Diamond Ring

DARK ROSE CUT DIAMOND IN A ROUGH BEZEL II

COURTESY OF VARIANCE OBJECTS

This octahedron diamond is embedded in 14k to 24k yellow, rose, and white gold on a palladium band.

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Ken & Dana Design Daymis Rough Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

Uncut rough diamond maccle in a double prong setting in yellow gold

Courtesy of Ken & Dana Design

If you are looking for a classic engagement ring with an alternative twist, consider this uncut rough diamond maccle in a double prong setting in 14k yellow gold.

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

Handmade Twig Bridal Set with Rough Uncut Diamond in Gold

Courtesy of Dawn Vertrees Jewelry

The twig detailing on this rough diamond has a fairytale-esque feeling to it. It is hand sculpted in 14k or 18k gold.

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Jewelry by Johan Rough Diamond Engagement Ring in White Gold With Meteorite Inlay

Rough Diamond Engagement Ring in White Gold with Meteorite Inlay

Courtesy of Jewelry by Johan 

This 14k white gold band features a rough diamond on a unique branch design with a genuine Gibeon meteorite inlay.

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De Beers Talisman Yellow Gold Rough Diamond Ring

TALISMAN YELLOW GOLD ROUGH DIAMOND RING

Courtesy of De Beers

This simple design features a brown rough diamond set in 18k yellow gold. The band has a hand-hammered texture to it.

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Yuliya Chorna Jewellery Canadian Raw Diamond Gold Solitaire

Raw diamond set in a rose gold diamond band

Courtesy of Yuliya Chorna Jewellery

Ethically sourced, this solitaire set raw diamond is held in a 14k gold diamond pave band.

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Bario Neal Avens Raw Diamond Ring

Raw diamond solitaire in matte yellow gold setting

Courtesy of Bario Neal

This raw diamond solitaire ring from Bario Neal is an elegant twist on tradition. The stone is held in a 14k yellow gold band with a matte finish.

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Wallis Reid Large Raw Diamond Engagement Ring With 18K Gold Claws on Black and Gold Band

Large Raw Diamond Engagement Ring With 18K Gold Claws on Black and Gold Band

COURTESY OF WALLIS REID JEWELRY

This large uncut white diamond truly stands apart from other engagement ring stones. It is set in 18k yellow gold claws on a custom oxidized silver and 18k gold band.

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By Angeline Raw Diamond Multi-Stone Halo Engagement Ring Rough 18k Yellow Gold Wedding Ring

Raw diamond multi stone halo engagement ring

Courtesy of by Angeline 

The raw, organic conflict free diamond adds a rustic feel to this engagement ring. The stone is in a four prong halo setting.

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Specimental Transparent Raw Diamond on Wide Recycled Gold Band

Uncut white diamond in gold setting

Courtesy of Specimental

Wide bands are a great option for the bride who is constantly working with their hands. This transparent raw diamond is held on a wide band in 14k and 18k gold.

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Olivia Ewing Jewelry Naples Solitaire Ring Rough-Cut Diamond

NAPLES ROUGH DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING

COURTESY OF OLIVIA EWING

Nature-lovers will swoon over this rough diamond solitaire ring. The band is molded from an actual twig making for a truly one-of-a-kind touch.

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H&H 0.64 Carat Natural Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

Rough diamond in diamond pavé halo with palladium band

Courtesy of 1stdibs 

Even with a rough diamond, this engagement ring still has a customary look. It is set in a diamond pavé halo setting on an 18k palladium band.

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Malpani Jewels Gift Wrapped Rough Diamond Cocktail Ring

Brown rough diamond wrapped with white round diamonds in white gold setting

Courtesy of 1stdibs 

This modernist ring has a brown rough diamond wrapped in white diamonds, set in 18k white gold.

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Sarah Perlis Prong Rough Diamond Ring

Gold ring with rough diamond in a four prong setting

Courtesy of Sarah Perlis

This oval-shaped rough diamond is held in a four prong setting on an 18k gold band.

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Anna Sheffield Stardust Bea Ring Yellow Gold & Grey Diamond

Rectangular raw grey diamond center with round champagne and white diamond trillion sides set in yellow gold

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

There are so many elements to this rough diamond ring that make it a truly breathtaking design. The center rectangular grey diamond is flanked by champagne and trillion white diamonds. It is set on a recycled 14k gold band.

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Diamond in the Rough Classic Ring With Yellow Natural Rough Diamond

diamond in the rough

Courtesy of Diamond In The Rough

For a dash of color, try a yellow raw diamond. This one is set on a micro pavé diamond halo with a platinum band.

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Sylva & Cie 18K Yellow Gold Rough Diamond Ring

SYLVA & CIE 18K Yellow Gold Rough Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Mitchells 

This rough diamond is surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds and is held on an 18k yellow gold band.

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Abby Sparks The Ellen Natural Grey Diamond Mixed Metal Engagement Ring

Abby Sparks The Ellen Natural Grey Diamond Mixed Metal Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF ABBY SPARKS

Mixing metals is perfect if you have your heart set on two different metals and can't decide which to choose. This ring features a white gold pave band with a grey diamond held on rose gold prongs.

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Kathryn Rebecca Rough Diamond Leaf and Branch Engagement Ring

Rough diamond center with pink and yellow topaz and green sapphire stones set in white and rose gold

Courtesy of Kathryn Rebecca

Multiple colored stones make up this engagement ring. The center round diamond is held between rough pink and yellow topaz and green sapphire stones. The stones are set in 14k white and rose gold.

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Langerman Diamonds Chocolate Rough Diamond Ring

Chocolate rough diamond set in rose gold

Courtesy of Langerman Diamonds

This unconventional chocolate rough diamond is set in 18k rose gold on a wide band.

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Jamie Joseph Raw Diamond Ring

Jamie Joseph Raw Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF THE CLAY POT

This modern heirloom from Jamie Joseph features an octagonal faceted rustic diamond. It is bezel set in 14k yellow gold.

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Capucinne Unique Raw Diamond Ring

Capucinne Unique Raw Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF CAPUCINNE

This natural raw diamond is set in a triangular shape with branch detailing.

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Doron Merav Braided Raw Diamond Engagement Ring

Braided Raw Diamond Engagement Ring Yellow Gold

COURTESY OF DORON MERAV

Three raw diamonds come together on this stunning braided band.

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Dana Krespi Jewelry Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

Etsy Rough diamond engagement ring

COURTESY OF ETSY

This raw cut light gray diamond is set on a pave brilliant diamond band.

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Lori McLean Raw Diamond Octagon Ring

Lori McLean Raw Diamond Octagon Ring

COURTESY OF THE CLAY POT

The trio of raw rose cut diamonds on this engagement ring make for a delicate and timeless look. The three stones are held in an octagon setting on a 14k yellow gold band.

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Layani Fine Jewelry Uncut Diamond Ring

Layani Fine Jewelry Uncut Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF ETSY

This uncut diamond is paired with a pearl for a romantic toi et moi design.

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Mandrel Studio White Rustic Diamond Ring

Mandrel Studio White Rustic Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF TWIST

 This white rustic diamond is held in a four-prong setting with partial pave detailing on the ring's 18K matte yellow gold band. 

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The Raw Stone Raziel Ring

The Raw Stone Raziel Ring

COURTESY OF THE RAW STONE

It's impossible not to fall for this rough diamond ring with three sapphire accents in a range of blues. The cluster of stones makes for a truly beautiful design. 

What to Look for When Buying a Raw, Rustic, or Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

Color

One plus to a raw cut diamond is that its color makes each stone one-of-a-kind. If you are looking for an alternative to a clear, colorless diamond, raw diamonds are a great choice because they have brown, yellow, or even gray elements. With a raw diamond, you really have the ability to choose a stone that best fits your personality and style

Setting

Because raw and rough-cut diamonds don't have the same element of sparkle that polished diamonds have, you might want to consider a halo setting of brilliant diamonds for your ring. A halo setting or a pavé band will add a bit of that eye-catching glimmer that comes with other diamonds. You may also want to consider a cluster setting to combine your unique diamond with gemstones like sapphires or other colored stones.  

FAQs

  • Do raw and rough-cut diamonds cost less than a traditional diamond? 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. 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.
  • Are raw and rough-cut diamonds durable? Raw and rough-cut diamonds are just as durable as polished and clean-cut diamonds. Diamonds are the most durable gemstone you can buy, so your ring is sure to stand the test of time.
  • Where can I purchase this type of diamond? Since raw and rough-cut diamonds are not as common as other engagement ring stones, you might have to search a bit harder to find a jeweler who has a large selection of these diamonds. Etsy or smaller retailers are a great place to start your search; just make sure you are purchasing from a trusted seller. Authentic raw diamonds are ethically sourced and conflict-free, so ask your jeweler if your diamond is certified conflict-free with Kimberley Process Certification. 

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