Orion Ring: @midwinterco
Engagements come with some traditions that need not be followed any longer, but ultimately it's up to you and your partner what you want to do! It's been said that a ring needs to cost three months salary, but this trend dates back to the Great Depression and more than ever is not applying to ring buying today according to the Knot. The current average cost for an engagement ring is about $6,000, but buyers are getting savvy and staying out of debt for these purchases and if you're looking for an app to help you plan and save check Monifi out.
Lots of couples are choosing to shop together to avoid any potential disappointment. Today, anything goes for the engagement ring - size, styles, colors - you name it. If it's a ring, it can be an engagement ring. It all depends on you personal style. We're fans of diamonds, unique and colored stones, eternity bands - if it's pretty we're here for it. We pulled some of our personal favorites in case you're in the market and you can drop some subtle hits like leaving this post open on your computer or phone so your partner can see what you love. Pro Tip: check out this post on how to size your ring finger over on Bridal Musings.
We can't stop staring at the Orion Ring with Moss Agate above by Midwinter Co., it's custom ring with two carat round moss agate and white accent diamonds. It's made to order and each stone is unique. Check the price here.
Solitaire + Stackers: @goodstone_inc
Good Stone suggests going simple on the engagement ring and then fun with the wedding bands. Styles change and your taste will shift over time. A streamlined & minimal solitaire will never go out of style. We are such suckers for stackers! See more of their Crescent Solitaire with a round in yellow + Interstellar Band in rose + French Pavé Ripple Band in white gold.
London Blue Topaz Ring: @felicegals
For all of you blue lovers, feast your eyes on this pear shape London Blue Topaz set. Felice Gals can custom make any topaz engagement ring combination your heart desires and they're all at or under $1000. You'll want to see all their stackers too, so pretty.
Unique Engagement Rings: @venaamorisjewelry
Vena Amoris Jewelry is a definite must see, they offer unique engagement rings for unique couples with old world craftsmanship and modern ethics. The blues and grays are really wonderful as alternative engagement ring stones. Browse blue sapphire engagement rings here and here, purple sapphires here and more alternative stones here.
Twilight Diamond Ring : @brilliantearth
As much as we love a colored stone, we're still suckers for the classics. All at once modern and vintage, rose gold makes a stunning statement for an engagement ring with this Twilight Diamond Ring by Brilliant Earth,
Grey Engagement Rings: @kristincoffinjewelry
Kristin Coffin Jewelry creates engagement rings and wedding bands crafted from ethical gems and recycled metals. If grey makes your day, something like this stunner from Kristin Coffin Jewelry might be the one for you! You'll want to check out all of the grey engagement ring options.
Strawberry Quartz Engagement Ring: @midwinterco
We have to share another beauty from Midwinter Co., it's the Strawberry Quartz and I think we've just fallen in love. The name is just as sweet as the stone. They're sold out for now, but keep your eye on them if you're a pink lover.
Black Diamond Engagement Rings: @lamoredesign
La More Design is wowing us with this made-to-order black diamond ring. It's a Tiara halo rose cut pear diamond ring and it's artfully handcrafted rose cut black diamond engagement ring in tapered band is crafted in 14k rose gold tiara halo diamond ring setting featuring an 8x6mm pear-shaped rose cut black diamond. The petite band gently tapers toward the center diamond, creating a gorgeous feminine curve. This rose-cut diamond tapered engagement ring is perfect for brides looking for a delicate yet unique diamond ring.
Citrine Engagement Ring: @vinnyandcharles
How incredible is this color? Can we change our birth month to November? This gorgeous engagement ring from Vinny & Charles features a centre cushion shaped Citrine, surrounded by elegant beading detail, all set in a 14k gold band and you'll just have to click to see just how affordable this alternative engagement ring is.
Blue Nile Engagement Ring: @bluenilediamond
If you're more traditional, you'll probably love something from Blue Nile, take a peek at their top 20 engagement rings here. The pear shaped engagement above was custom, we're pretty sure but something similar can be seen here.
Custom Engagement Ring: @everandeverbridal
If you're into rose gold, this 14K Rose Halo Style Pear 1 3/4 ct Engagement Ring might be right up your alley. ever & ever offers customizable bridal collections that inspire couples to create the ring of their dreams.
Teal Sapphire Engagement Ring: Evorden
The Eva Ring by Evorden is an homage to the unbridled nature of the West Coast. Set in 14k yellow gold, the teal sapphire centre stone invokes the rich blues of B.C.’s Gold Creek waters. Three marquise cut diamonds on either side sparkle and shimmer the way that leaves rustle about in the breeze. This ring is perfect for the wild at heart.