5 Alternative Engagement Rings Styles

When it comes time to find the perfect engagement ring, you don't always have to wear a traditionally styled ring. There are plenty of alternatives for your ring, and it should be a unique representation of the love between you and your future spouse. Since no two relationships are the same, many couples want to find a ring that is unique as their own love. Traditional rings are becoming less common, with alternative styles gaining in popularity. Here are five alternative engagement ring styles. 

Do you want to choose an engagement ring that is different from those traditional options? At LaCkore Couture, pair our necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with your stunning ring. 

1 - Choose a Lab-Grown Diamond

While diamonds have been considered a girl's best friend, these gems are often not ethically sourced. Lab-grown diamonds give you all of the elegance of a diamond without worrying about its origins. These diamonds are chemically, physically, and structurally identical to mined diamonds - they are actual diamonds, not diamond-like options. Lab-grown diamonds are an eco-friendly option, making them a great choice if you still want one for your ring. You might think that lab-grown diamonds are expensive, but they are less costly than mined ones. With that, you can have a high-quality diamond without breaking the bank. 

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2 - Add Rose Gold

Many people think they need an engagement ring in a solid gold or silver color. But there is another alternative: rose gold. The band is the most underappreciated part of the ring. While the diamond steals the show, the ring can catch the eye of many people. If you want an alternative to a traditional ring, add some flair and style by selecting rose gold for the band. Your finger will look stylish as you become a trendsetter. 

Like yellow and white gold, rose gold is alloy metal. It is affordable and durable. Rose gold has lovely pinkish hues that can complement any type of skin tone. Yes, rose gold is trendy, but it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Not only can you find rose gold bands in women's engagement rings, but they are popular in men's rings as well. 

  diamonds in a shape of a heart

3 - Find a Unique Cut and Shape

If you want a non-traditional ring style, choose a unique diamond shape. Princess, round, and emerald diamond cuts are very popular and traditional. Don't think they are your only choice for a center stone. There are plenty of alternatives on the market. A marquise-cut is an eye-catching shape. It looks like a football with a contour that makes it appear larger than many diamonds of a similar carat weight. The marquise-cut diamonds provide plenty of flash while on your finger. Since they have a stunning cut, these diamonds will bring out the brilliance of your engagement ring. 

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Another option is known as the Asscher-cut. If you love the style of Art Deco, then you might want to choose this cut. These diamonds are angular and square-shaped. They also produce a brilliant shine with modern cutting techniques. This alternative cut is sure to dazzle on your finger.

Finally, celebrate your love with a heart-shaped diamond. These diamonds are pear-shaped but have a rounded cleft. Heart-shaped diamonds are a stylish choice, but they are not very common, making your ring stand out from the crowd. Plus, these cuts look great by themselves, so you don't have to pair them with other diamonds or gems. 

4 - Create Your Own Setting

Remember that your engagement ring should be unique. With that in mind, you can always design your engagement ring. You should tell every love story through the design of the ring. Use this opportunity to symbolize something meaningful in your own story. The classic prong setting is simple and timeless. If you have a special flower, use the setting to mimic its appearance. Consider setting the stone in a crown shape to be a daily reminder that your beloved is your queen or king. Whatever the case, these alternatives give you the chance to develop a setting that is personalized to your tastes and styles. 

 a couple wearing wedding rings

5 - Think Outside of the Traditional Box

An engagement ring has a special meaning to you. While tradition is great for many couples, something is exciting about choosing a stone, band, or setting that is unique. If you are looking to push those boundaries, you have almost limitless options for your engagement ring. A diamond or other stone is a traditional piece of an engagement ring but think about using no stone. A no-stone ring is understated, classy, and timeless. It will look just like a traditional wedding band. If you are worried that these rings are bland, you can design a band with special engraving, braiding, or detailing. 

You might even want to stay away from the traditional mined or lab-grown diamond. Just remember that a non-diamond does have some risks. Emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and opals are beautiful, but they don't have the durability of a diamond. In some cases, hand oils, dirt, water, and lotion can damage the stone's surface. However, when you purchase a stone from a reputable company, you can be assured that the stone will last for a lifetime

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Is an Alternative Engagement Ring a Good Choice?

There has been an increase in alternative engagement ring styles. You could go with the traditional princess-cut diamond and a silver or gold band, but what is the fun of that? With these alternative ring styles, you can truly show your love and commitment to your future spouse. These rings should represent your eternal love, and you need to make them match your style and tastes. 

Need help finding just the right piece of jewelry to complement your engagement ring? At LaCkore Couture, take a look at our jewelry that will make a stunning statement on your big day!