Let’s be real – white diamonds can be pretty basic. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that – they’re just not for everyone. Yes, it’s tradition (sort of); and yes, it’s classic and elegant. But, black diamond engagement rings can be elegant, too, and are 100% badass.
Alternative gemstone engagement rings can be so striking and elegant – and emerald engagement rings seem to add even more allure. They’re often quirky and have a little something unique going on for them. That’s not to say that diamond rings aren’t beautiful – I just have a soft sport for something a little more whimsical.
You’ve already got the engagement ring, and now it’s time to pick a perfectly delicate wedding band to match! These affordable wedding bands are all delicate, understated, unique…and under $500. What’s not to love?
I love nontraditional engagement rings. Diamonds are beautiful, yes, but alternative gemstone rings are also gorgeous, and are great for us quirky, whimsical ladies. I’ll admit it – I’m a bucket full of whimsy, and really can’t picture myself fitting with a diamond ring. So, I’ve spent a good deal of time researching non-diamond engagement rings. Here is a selection of the unique sapphire engagement rings I’ve come across. I hope you’ll fall in love with them as much as I have!
Traditional wedding rules emphasize that engagement rings should cost up to three months of the groom’s salary. Many modern couples (including the one I’m half of!) tend to shy away from pouring money into the ring and instead focusing on utilizing that money for the honeymoon, or towards a down payment on a house. I actually know quite a few brides looking for an engagement rings under $500!
I’ve already expressed my love for opal engagement rings (and came to their defense!) in an earlier post, so I thought I’d round up some beautiful opal engagement rings from around the internet to indulge myself a bit.
If you read my post about unique and understated engagement rings, you’ll notice that there are a few opals on that list. For any of you who are traditionalists, this may be a bit of a surprise. After all, aren’t opals supposed to be bad luck?
Engagement rings are kind of a big deal in the grand scheme of this whole wedding thing, but big traditional diamonds aren’t for everyone. I’ve always been more attracted to the slightly whimsical, unique and understated engagement rings that are out there. These 13 rings would compliment any unique, quirky and fun bride looking for something delicate that’s a little bit off the beaten path.