We all know the lyrics from the Marilyn Monroe song ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ – but for fiancés-to-be who have a style of their own there is good news – there is more to engagement ring than a classical solitaire with princess cut diamond!
Unconventional engagement rings becoming increasingly more popular and for a good reason. A lot of young couples now choose unusual coloured gemstones with unusual cuts set in most unexpected ways. Couples now express themselves with alternative engagement rings that are as unique as the relationships they celebrate. Young people are craving for a fresh aesthetic and tent to choose artisan designer rings. They are keen to do things differently to their parents and are not too worried about overstated carat weight, or any of “five Cs” of diamond grading.
But how to choose an alternative engagement ring that would suit your budget and most importantly your partner’s style? After all it is so much to consider and even more to choose from.
Personally, my favourite type of engagement rings are elegant but understated, the ring that says less about bling or your status and more about a couple that you are. So my advice when choosing or commissioning a ring for your loved one is very simple – think about her and don’t blindly follow the rules thinking “it must be a diamond solitaire ring in white gold”. Think about how you tend to spend your holidays? Is it wild camping in Iceland or hiking through high peaks of Himalaya? Or maybe chilling under a coconut tree in Tulum and watching crystal clear water? What kind of colour palette is she wearing or perhaps she’s got her favorite colour or combination of two? Is she an active person and does a lot of DIY and cooking or is very outgoing and likes to go to gigs and dance all night? If yes maybe a bold cocktail-style ring with bright gemstones would be a killer instead of one stone ring?
If you spend all your holidays by the sea, maybe an ocean inspired ring with blue stone, like a sapphire or aquamarine, would hit all the right notes. What about engagement ring with green tourmaline or green diamond (yes, they exist!) for a nature and gardening lover?
Also did you know there is a stone for each month? Birthstones are gems that are associated with a birth month, each stone has a unique meaning and significance. Since ancient times it is widely believed that wearing your birthstone is a symbol of wellness and good fortune – who wouldn’t wish that to their loved one?
It is also important to notice what kind of jewellery is she wearing more – is it gold or silver? If it is silver then maybe white gold or platinum would be a better option than yellow gold.