30 Unique Raw, Rustic, and Rough Diamond Engagement Rings

Double-band raw diamond engagement ring

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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? 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 30 different styles for every taste and budget. Scroll through for one-of-a-kind inspiration.

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A Second Time 14K Yellow Gold Raw Diamond Engagement Ring

Rough diamond set in a yellow gold cast antique filigree-style setting

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Raw diamond solitaire in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $795

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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

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Raw diamond with 14k yellow gold bezel and 14k white gold band.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $850

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Mary MacGill 14K Rectangular Diamond Ring

14K gold Rectangular Diamond Ring

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Light rustic diamond set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Mary MacGill, $925

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Variance Objects Octahedron Diamond Ring

Octahedron diamond embedded in gold on a palladium band

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

SHOP NOW: Variance Objects, $1,100

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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

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Rough diamond solitaire in gold.

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

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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

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Rough diamond in gold twig setting.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $1,275

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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

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Rough cut diamond in 14k white gold with meteorite inlay.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $1,289

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De Beers Talisman Yellow Gold Rough Diamond Ring

TALISMAN YELLOW GOLD ROUGH DIAMOND RING

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Brown rough diamond set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $1,450

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Yuliya Chorna Jewellery Canadian Raw Diamond Gold Solitaire

Raw diamond set in a rose gold diamond band

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Ethically sourced raw diamond solitaire set in 14k gold diamond band.

SHOP NOW: Yuliya Chorna Jewellery, $1,627.57

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Bario Neal Avens Raw Diamond Ring

Raw diamond solitaire in matte yellow gold setting

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Raw diamond solitaire in 14k yellow gold with a matte finish.

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, from $2,442

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

Uncut white diamond set in oxidized silver and a gold band

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Uncut white diamond set in oxidized silver and 18k gold band.

SHOP NOW: Wallis Reid, $2,997

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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

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Raw diamond halo ring with rough-cut diamond center stone, set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: by Angeline, $2,495

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Specimental Transparent Raw Diamond on Wide Recycled Gold Band

Uncut white diamond in gold setting

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Transparent raw diamond set in 14k and 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, from $3,125

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Olivia Ewing Jewelry Naples Solitaire Ring Rough-Cut Diamond

Uncut diamond in set in a gold twig-shaped band

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Rough-cut diamond solitaire ring.

SHOP NOW: Olivia Ewing, $3,200

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H&H 0.64 Carat Natural Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

Rough diamond in diamond pavé halo with palladium band

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Rough diamond with diamond pavé halo, set in 18k palladium.

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $3,500

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Malpani Jewels Gift Wrapped Rough Diamond Cocktail Ring

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

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Brown rough diamond wrapped in white diamonds, set in 18k white gold.

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $3,600

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Todd Pownell Uncut Diamond Eternity Ring

Uncut diamond set on palladium diamond band

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Uncut diamond set on a palladium diamond band.

SHOP NOW: Twist, $3,680

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Alexis Russel Natural Geometric Diamond Ring With Double Band

Kite-shaped rough diamond prong-set in a rose gold double-band

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Silvery-grey diamond set on 14k recycled rose gold double shank.

SHOP NOW: Alexis Russel, $3,995

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Melanie Casey Silver Lining Ring

Gray diamonds in an asymmetrical cluster set in gold

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Silvery-grey diamond cluster set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Melanie Casey, was $4,900, now $4,410

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Sarah O. White Rough Cushion Diamond With Scalloped Diamond Halo

White rough cushion diamond with scalloped diamond halo in rose gold setting

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White rough diamond with scalloped halo, set in 14k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Sarah O., $4,984

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Sarah Perlis Prong Rough Diamond Ring

Gold ring with rough diamond in a four prong setting

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Rough diamond in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Sarah Perlis, $5,800

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Stone Fox Bride Raw Grey Diamond Engagement Ring

Raw grey diamond ring set in yellow gold with diamond pavé

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Raw grey diamond center stone with diamond pavé halo and band, set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Stone Fox Bride, $6,500

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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

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Grey diamond center stone flanked by champagne diamond side stones, set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, from $6,800

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Diamond in the Rough Classic Ring With Yellow Natural Rough Diamond

Yellow clear rough diamond accented with micro pave diamonds in platinum

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Yellow rough diamond with micro pavé diamond halo and band, set in platinum.

SHOP NOW: Diamond in the Rough, $7,200

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Sylva & Cie 18K Yellow Gold Rough Diamond Ring

Rough diamond with diamond halo and band set in yellow gold

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Rough diamond with diamond halo and band, set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Mitchells, $13,500

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Abby Sparks The Ellen Natural Grey Diamond Mixed Metal Engagement Ring

Light grey rough diamond with diamond melee set in rose and white gold

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Light grey rough diamond with diamond melee, set in 14k rose and white gold.

SHOP NOW: Abby Sparks, from $25,000

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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

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Ring featuring rough diamond, pink and yellow topaz, and green sapphire stones set in 14k white and rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Kathryn Rebecca, price upon request

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

Yellow rough diamond set in yellow gold

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Yellow rough diamond set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Rough Diamonds Jewellery, $3,806.57

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Langerman Diamonds Chocolate Rough Diamond Ring

Chocolate rough diamond set in rose gold

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Chocolate rough diamond set in 18k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Langerman Diamonds, price upon request

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Malcolm Betts Natural Grey Diamond Ring

Platinum split band ring with pear shaped rough grey diamond

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Grey diamond set on platinum split band.

SHOP NOW: Malcolm Betts, price upon request

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