Some brides can’t imagine donning an engagement ring that doesn’t showcase a classic white diamond. Other brides, however, won’t feel true to themselves if they follow the status quo. While there are a lot of ways to make your engagement ring stand out, Jillian Sassone, founder of Marrow Fine Jewelry, explains that opting for a colored stone is one of the best—and boldest—ways to let your personality shine. Though there are many different hues to choose from, green rings are a gorgeous option for everyday brides and celebs alike. “It’s the perfect choice for anyone who wants to have a truly unique, one-of-a-kind piece that you won’t see the likes of anywhere else,” says Sassone.
Sassone notes that green engagement rings have grown in popularity over the years, but there’s been an uptick in interest since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez got re-engaged. The couple (who broke off their first engagement in January 2004) got back together in February 2021 after 17 years apart. To seal the deal, Affleck gave JLo a stunning 8.5-carat natural green diamond engagement ring in April 2022.
According to Sassone, fancy-colored diamonds make up less than .1% of all diamonds, and the size and saturation of JLo’s rock make it even harder to come by. Nonetheless, the good news is that you don’t need a celebrity budget to get a green engagement ring. There are tons of options out there, ranging from understated to over-the-top glam featuring green diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, opals, moissanite, and even agate.
Pulled from the most reputable sellers with the best reviews, we've rounded up 18 spectacular green engagement rings made for brides who were born to stand out.
Marrow Antique Diamond Pear & Emerald Toi et Moi
If you can’t decide between a green or traditional white stone, opt for both with this exquisite design from Marrow Fine Jewelry. The split shank band features a 1.87-carat GIA-certified heart diamond and a 2.17-carat emerald that seamlessly blends the timeless with the non-traditional.
GemsOdes Vintage Princess Cut Green Moissanite Engagement Ring
We love moissanite in place of traditional diamonds because even though they’re budget-friendly, they still have strength and sparkle. This vintage green option from Etsy is a splendid non-diamond option, thanks to its unique stone placement and over-the-top shine that reviewers can’t stop raving about.
Allurez Emerald & Round 3-Stone Emerald & Diamond Engagement Ring 14k White Gold
Emeralds have always been extremely popular and we love how bold the hue looks when paired with a 14k white gold base. The bright center stone is flanked by matching white diamonds to further elevate the richness of the emerald.
Aquamarise Natural Green Sapphire Ring
This lab-grown emerald ring, featuring a sterling silver band accentuated with simulated diamonds, is giving us all the tropical vacation vibes. For lovers of the sea, we can’t imagine a more perfect center stone.
Kwiat Colombian Emerald Collection Ring With Double Halo
Get more than just a green stone with Kwait’s Colombian double halo ring. The size of the center emerald can range from 1 to 4+ carats, while the unique double halo adds even more glitz to the gorgeous, green-heavy design.
James Allen 2.60 Carat K-VVS1 Very Good Cut Round Diamond Three Stone Pear Shaped Emerald Engagement Ring
If you still want a traditional white diamond center stone, consider this James Allen design. Featuring a round-cut 2.6-carat diamond, framed by a duo of pear-shaped emeralds, you'll get a pop of green that doesn’t overpower the timelessness of your style.
Marrow Emerald & Opal Headdress Ring
Opals, emeralds, and pearls come together to create an opulent ring unlike any other by Marrow Fine Jewelry. We love how the bright green headdress of emeralds brings out the cool tones in the oval, 1.11-carat opal stone.
Kwiat The Colombian Emerald Collection Cut Emerald With Baguette Diamond Halo
We love that Kwiat emeralds are sustainably and ethically sourced, and feature some of the deepest green hues around—which is why this opulent-yet-understated ring is a must for green lovers. The large center emerald is elevated by a halo of sparkling baguette diamonds that creates a lush and luxurious look.
Jewelry Point 3-Stone Green White Diamond Engagement Ring
If you can’t get the idea of a fancy diamond out of your head, Jewelry Point has you covered with a multi-diamond engagement ring. The brilliant-cut, 1.12-carat green center diamond is flanked by two .48-carat white diamonds for a modern take on a classic engagement ring style.
Jennie Kwon Baby Deco Emerald Ring in 14K Gold
Whether you stack this special little band or wear it on its own, Jennie Kwon’s Baby Deco Ring—which comes in rose, yellow, and white gold—is a dream for art deco lovers.
Zales Enchanted Disney Tiana Green Quartz Engagement Ring
Fairytale-inspired, this enchanting engagement ring from Zales features a 7.0mm soft-green quartz that’s highlighted by a yellow gold setting. We especially adore the scalloped diamond halo that gives a flower-like illusion to the detailed, nontraditional ring.
Brilliant Earth Amelia Five Stone Lab Diamond Ring
Another green diamond ring we can’t stop staring at comes from Brilliant Earth. The five-stone ring— one center and two on each side—can feature a variety of diamond cuts from emerald to round to marquise, all of which showcase additional peek-a-boo diamonds hidden along the gallery.
Brilliant Earth Willow Ring With Lab Emerald Accents
This one is for nature lovers! Brilliant Earth’s Willow ring features your choice of metal entwined vines, with lab-created emerald buds that come together to form a stunning diamond in whatever shape and carat you choose.
Zales 6.0mm Peridot and 1/10 CT. T.W. Diamond Ring in 10K White Gold
If you want a bright, yellow-like spring green but don’t want to bust your budget on a large diamond, peridots are a perfect choice. The 6.0mm center peridot stone in this Zales engagement ring is brightened even further when combined with the white gold and diamond band.
Front Jewelers 1.35ct Green Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring 18k White Gold
Right this way, sparkle lovers. This Front Jewelers ring is completely covered with diamonds, making it a must for anyone who wants as many gems as possible. The fabulous princess cut features a .75-carat green center diamond and .60-carats of round diamonds scattered along the halo for endless shimmer and shine.
Jared LALI Jewels Natural Emerald Engagement Ring
We love how this pretty piece from Jared is elevated by swapping the main diamonds for emeralds. Don’t worry, though. There’s still plenty of shine thanks to the ⅙ carats of round diamonds that envelope the 14k yellow gold band.
Brilliant Earth Floating Three Stone Diamond Ring
The green center diamond of this modern Brilliant Earth ring takes center stage thanks to the unique open gallery that creates a floating effect. The side diamonds and hidden halo create an additional touch of whimsy and glamor, whether you choose the style in white, yellow, rose gold, or platinum.
Diamondère CLAUDINE Peridot and Natural AAAA Emerald Vintage Ring
Eclectic and elegant, Diamondère’s Claudine engagement ring was made for lovers of green. The intricate, engraved sparkler features a bold peridot center and scattered emeralds that are hidden along an 18k yellow gold band.
Meet the Expert
Jillian Sassone is the founder and creative director of Marrow Fine Jewelry, a company that reimagines fine jewelry with distinct designs and handpicked materials.
What to Look for When Buying a Green Engagement Ring
Green diamonds are typically more expensive than white diamonds due to their rarity, so make sure you have plenty of room in your budget if that’s the route you want to take. Luckily, there are plenty of green diamond alternatives such as emeralds, sapphires, peridots, and moissanite that are typically much more cost-friendly.
As with any engagement ring, you’ll want a band made of a durable metal that compliments the tone of your main stone(s). While yellow gold makes green stand out, white gold or platinum will give you more of that traditional bridal feel.
Are green diamond engagement rings expensive?
Since green diamonds are extremely rare, they’re typically more expensive than traditional white diamonds. If budget is a concern or stone size is a factor, consider a quality green diamond alternative.
What are the most popular green engagement ring stones?
“I love designing with sapphires because they are a strong stone and can hold up to everyday wear,” says Sassone. “They are also more wallet-friendly than a fancy green diamond.” In addition to sapphires, emeralds, moissanite, peridots, and opals are popular green stone options. Just pay attention to care instructions since not all gems are as durable as diamonds.
Will a green engagement ring match my day-to-day style ?
While a green engagement ring is typically flashier than a traditional white diamond ring, the special stone won’t typically take away from your style— especially if you naturally wear a lot of Earthy tones. If you’re concerned about the hue, consider a ring that has green stone accents instead of a main colored stone.