Unique engagement rings without diamonds
Live life in color and revel in these exquisite rings that don’t fall into the white diamond category. Whether for a bride-to-be or a best friend band, these rings will have you dazzling in style.
Pink is the new white, and thanks to Madelynn Cassin Designs, we can don this playful hue for less than $200. Made of pink beryl (also known as morganite) and set in sterling silver, this exceptional stone has a phenomenal effect, appearing to glow in low light — and yes, it is just as gorgeous as it sounds.
(Madelynn Cassin, $188)
If you still swoon over the epic scenes of Rose and Jack in Titanic with the Heart of the Ocean necklace, perhaps you might want to slip on this sapphire ring. From the masterminds behind Ken and Dana Design, the stunning detailing of the Melinda depicts two paths merging into one destiny. If that’s not enough, it also adds extra sparkle with little round=cut white diamonds.
(Ken and Dana Designs, $1,925)
We cannot get enough of this boutique jeweler in Philadelphia, and with this ruby ring in their repertoire, you won't be able to forget them, too. The simple reticulated band (shown here in platinum) is eclipsed only by the oval-cut ruby center stone that adds romantic glow.
(Bario-Neal, starts at $1,386)
For those who are actually looking into engagement rings but want to steer clear of diamonds, moissanite is a popular alternative, with a strikingly similar appearance to diamonds, but a lower price tag. Here is one moissanite ring in a branch-like setting for the natural bride, which we absolutely adore.
We’re convinced green looks good on everyone, so when we came across this little gem (no pun intended) we had to add it to the list. Jennifer Meyers’ circular ring features seven small emeralds perched on a thin gold band. And with the Barneys seal of approval, we know it’s a classic that will last forever.
(Barneys New York, $500)