Are you shopping for the ideal engagement ring? If a classic princess cut diamond engagement ring isn’t for you, we’ve come up with some alternative engagement rings that will delight the untraditional person in your life! Once you've found your dream engagement ring, make sure you check out our guide to choosing your wedding rings.
Bea Arrow Ring - Anna Sheffield
This beautifully unusual engagement ring is a work of art! A gorgeous deep blue sapphire draws the eye, before you notice the elegant but untraditional black diamonds either side of it. We're obsessed.
Diamond Bezel Engagement Ring – MichaelGabriels on Etsy
Traditionally you’d give an engagement ring with a diamond and it’s usually believed the sparklier the better – however if you now your partner would prefer something more dainty and delicate, this bezel engagement ring from MichaelGabriels on Etsy is a good alternative.
Curved Ring - Alba Rose
This curvy diamond ring from Alba Rose would look beautiful on an elegant hand! It comes in three metals and features three diamonds in a stunning swirly setting.
Til Death Do Us Part – Solange
This ring by Solange is definitely a winner for the quirky person in your life – if you know your partner is all about gothic wedding dresses and black themed weddings, she’ll love this rose cut diamond, which is held by bones made from 18ct white gold. It’s called ‘Til Death Do Us Part’, which we think is pretty apt!
Vapour Skulls Ring – AdamFosterJewelry on Etsy
Maybe bones aren’t quirky enough…if so why not go all out with skulls? This unusual engagement ring features a half carat diamond in a 14ct rose gold setting, adorned with skulls. It’s different for sure!
Love is Enough Ring – Tatty Devine
If the idea of on an engagement ring doesn’t really appeal at all, why not give this pink ring from Tatty Devine as a token? The message on it says it all.
Diamond Dusted Hazeline Solitaire - Anna Sheffield
This elegant rose gold engagement ring definitely puts a twist on tradition! The diamonds are in the band, and the centre 'stone' is made from rose gold!
Three Diamond Ring - Alba Rose
This unusual engagement ring from Alba Rose features three square diamonds, coming out of three stems on the ring. It's definitely non-traditional and people will comment on how unusual it is for years!
Knot Ring – Sophie by Sophie
Seeing as you’re planning to tie the knot, why not make your intentions clear with this knotted ring from Sophie by Sophie. It comes in white gold, yellow gold and rose gold, and the knot is studded with diamonds.
Claddagh Ring – TheJewelryGirlsPlace on Etsy
If you or your partner is Irish, you might want to include some of your heritage in the proposal by using a traditional Claddagh ring – you can find out how it should be worn according to your relationship status by reading about Irish wedding traditions.
Deco Ring – Zoe & Morgan
Those who aren’t a fan of diamonds will love this Deco ring from Zoe & Morgan, which features a moonstone. Moonstones are thought to be a symbol of new beginnings, which is exactly what getting engaged signifies – a new journey together as husband and wife. It comes in 22ct gold plate or sterling silver.
Legend of Zelda 8 Bit Hearts Ring – AllThingsGeekChic on Etsy
If the special person in your life is a huge fan of Zelda, treat them to this cute 14ct gold ring, which features three lab created rubies, shaped to loo lie the little hearts from the game!
Crown of Hearts Ring – Tatty Devine
This 18ct gold plated ring with heart cut outs from Tatty Devine is so cute and the perfect choice for someone who isn’t a fan of stones and wants something subtle but super pretty.
Marquise Bea Ring (Black Diamond) - Anna Sheffield
A black diamond and a striking marquise cut makes this engagement ring truly elegant and unusual. We actually feel a bit faint looking at it.
Three Stone Rose Cut Diamond Ring – Alexis Dove
This 18ct gold ring is handmade by Alexis Dove and features a peach toned cinnamon diamond, rose cut, flanked by two grey diamonds. It’s the perfect choice for someone who doesn’t want a classic solitaire engagement ring, but doesn’t want anything too different!
Blanche Ring – Solange
This is definitely an untraditional choice! The diamond band features a pearl hanging from it, with briolette diamonds hanging from the pearl. It will definitely capture people’s attention! The pearl also comes in a pretty pink shade.
Heart Ring – Sophie by Sophie
Getting engaged is the ultimate way to prove you love someone, so why not present them with this beautiful heart shaped ring from Sophie by Sophie? It’s studded with diamonds so will still appeal to those who love a bit of sparkle, but is different enough to appeal to those who want an alternative engagement ring.
Turquoise and Diamond Ring – Capucinne on Etsy
Boho brides will love this turquoise and diamond ring available on Etsy. It comes in rose gold and has an unusual marquise shape with triangular diamonds either side.
Cinderella Ring – Solange
How can you not adore this rainbow ring from Solange? It is truly alternative – made with blackened white gold and set on three sides with diamonds, pin sapphires and various other precious stones. If your partner loves colour, this is the ring for them.
Black Diamond Ring – RareEarth on Etsy
This vintage inspired engagement ring will appeal to brides who want something timeless with a twist. The centre stone is a black diamond – very Carrie Bradshaw! The side stones balance out the black diamond perfectly. It's the ideal ring to pair with a glamorous 1920s style wedding dress.
Tie Me Up – Zoe & Morgan
Another ring that follows the ‘tying the knot’ theme. This rope textured ring has been designed to look lie it’s tied on to your finger, securing your love. It’s ideal for an engagement ring – even if you give it as a place holder. If you're without a ring at all and you're planning to propose, we've got a list of spontaneous engagement ring ideas!
Twin Stars Ring – Zoe & Morgan
If you love someone more than all the moon and stars, why not give them this starry ring from Zoe & Morgan to remind them! It is set with white zircon which is believed to boost happiness in relationships – proposing with such a beautiful ring will do that too!
White Gold and Black Diamond Skull Ring – IzandCo on Etsy
This alternative engagement ring has a 1ct black diamond as the centre stone – the ideal choice for someone who loves the idea of a diamond but doesn’t want to be traditional. The two skulls either side of the stone also have black diamonds for eyes!
Written Rings – Solange
Say what you want to say with jewellery – these written rings from Solange will help to get the message across, whether you choose ‘love’ in rose gold, or yellow gold complete with a diamond in the ‘o’, or ‘marry me’ – an amazing choice for an alternative engagement ring!
Lydia – Alexis Dove
If a crystal clear diamond isn’t for you, but you still want to involve a diamond in the proposal, check out the Lydia ring from Alexis Dove. It features a rose cut diamond in pale grey, lemon grey, charcoal, cinnamon or chocolate colours – ideal for putting a twist on tradition.
Coral Black Pearl Ring – AroshaTaglia on Etsy
This unique ring features a black freshwater pearl – a very alternative choice for an engagement ring, and is set in a coral inspired ring. This version is gold plated but it also comes in rose gold too and with a variety of pearl centre stones.
Raw Diamond Solitaire – AsecondTime on Etsy
Put a twist on the traditional diamond solitaire by giving your partner a raw, uncut diamond! It’s a natural beauty and is an alternative option to the traditional diamond solitaire engagement ring.
Nightmare Before Christmas Ring – SpiffingJewelry on Etsy
Couples who want to incorporate their love of film into their wedding will adore this engagement ring inspired by the Tim Burton classic. It’s even engraved with a quote from the film!
If you've fallen in love with one of these alternative engagement rings and feel like your own ring doesn't quite live up to them, follow our advice on what to do when you hate your engagement ring.