June 20, 2017 - 7 comments

5 Unique Engagement Ring Trends

Let’s talk about diamonds! Unique engagement rings have been more popular than ever in the last couple of years. We love that the rings are not only incredibly beautiful and well-designed but they are starting to reflect the bride's personality. We see new styles almost every day but there are a few that have stayed in our hearts (and dreams). Sometimes a big diamond isn't necessary to make a ring look beautiful. Check out our 5 favorite trends for engagement rings that will make you fall in love all over again.

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1. Gemstone

Straying from the traditional diamond setting, we have been in love with the idea of adding color to engagement rings. From Sapphires to Emeralds and even raw diamonds, here are some of our favorites.

Oval sapphire engagement ring with gold and diamonds
Sapphire Ring from Katy Stoops Photography
hexagone raw diamond ring
Moonstone Ring from Lovely Clusters
oval opal engagement ring with diamond crown
Opal Ring from Lovely Clusters
emerald engagement ring tear drop
Emerald Ring from Emi Peng

2. Nesting Rings 

Our absolute favorite are these gorgeous nesting engagement ring and wedding band sets. They range from boho and simplistic to classic and sophisticated. Check these out!

Nesting engagement ring hexagone
Nesting Ring by Local Eclectic
boho nesting ring with yellow gold and oval diamond
 Simple Nesting Rings by Starling Jewelry
teardrop engagement ring with nesting band
Teardrop rings by SillyShinyDiamonds
Unique diamond shape engagement ring with nesting band
Whimsical Nesting Rings by Emi Peng

3. Minimal and Modern 

These are for the brides in favor of a more simple ring with a modern twist. These rings may have dainty bands but the details are anything but plain!

modern engagement ring with dainty band and raw diamond
Modern Ring
delicate engagement band with square diamond
Minimalist Rings by MinimalVS
unique long rectangular diamond ring
Delicate Ring by Nora Kogan
small triangle diamond ring
Dainty Rings by MinimalVS

4. Vintage Glam

This trend is for our glitter-loving brides. These rings look like antiques but have the perfect amount of fancy and glam to make your ring never feel outdated.

antique wedding ring with modern flare
Vintage Ring by Heidi Gibson
vintage ring with opal gold wedding band
Photo by Laura Goldenberger

If you can't decide on one engagement ring, why choose? One of our favorite photographers, Laura Goldenberger captured one of our bride's engagement ring choices. The beautiful bride, Misha loved two very unique styles for her engagement and wedding band so instead of wearing them both on the same finger, she wears them separately or puts one on her left hand. Why not! Voilà! Four of our favorite engagement ring styles that we couldn't help but share with you. Let's admit it, these are absolutely dreamy!

5. Bezel Set Emerald Ring

This bezel set emerald ring by one of our favorite custom engagement ring designers, Love Vérité is so stunning! We love this alternative to a classic diamond. The unique setting and gold color create a modern vintage design.

Looking for even more alternative engagement rings? Check out our blog on Wedding Ring Tattoos next!

Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Wedding


Renee Dalo
June 21, 2017 at 12:52 am

Will I ever get tired of looking at gorgeous rings? Nope. Never. And I have an antique triple halo too, just like the middle ring in the last photo. It’s the love of my life (besides my husband). 🙂

    Gabrielle Norton
    June 21, 2017 at 3:41 am

    I LOVE your ring! Having an antique or vintage ring is really special because it has a story behind it. I hope to pass mine on to my kids one day 🙂

June 27, 2017 at 2:05 pm

love this post! There is no right or wrong answer to picking a gorgeous ring, they are all beautiful in their own unique way!

    Gabrielle Norton
    June 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks Rachel! I actually just got my wedding band back from the designer and it’s a nesting ring too. Can’t wait to share photos!

June 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm

I’m a sucker for big, sparkly diamonds but love that there’s more variety out there for brides to reflect every style and every personality. Great post!

Jordan Williams
June 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm

I am a sucker for the nesting rings! I just adore that trend. However, my heart will always stop for a classic solitaire diamond.

    Gabrielle Norton
    June 28, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I’m right there with ya on the solitaire! You can never go wrong with that.

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