It’s such an exciting time finding ‘the one’, especially if you know an engagement from it is on the cards! Maybe you’ve chatted about it, and together dreamed up the perfect way to agree to marry, or, perhaps your partner is playing it cool and hasn’t mentioned it at all… In which case, a few hints from you about your preferred ring style wouldn’t go a miss, right? On that note, perhaps you are planning on doing the asking?! I have some engagement ring inspo either way!
If you long for a ring with a difference, (after all, you do have to look at it every day for the REST of you life…), then read on for some gem inspiration, as we bring you 10 beautiful ‘stand-out’ engagement ring ideas.
Ethical Engagement Ring
Shakti Ellenwood is the creator of the ‘Alina’ ring (below), an absolutely stunning ethical rose cut diamond ring. It’s really unique and uses a ‘Conflict Free Diamond’. The ‘Alina’ ring is classic and luxurious with a dash of artisan charm.
Price – approx £2,300
Beautiful and Simple Rose Gold Ring
This ring (below) from Arpelc Jewelry is simple and dainty yet holds so much beauty. It has a tiny heart in the back which makes the perfect engagement ring, it’s earth mined and made with natural gemstone placed in an oval setting. And since it’s diamond-free, it comes with a beautiful price tag too!
This is a gorgeous example of an Art Deco style ring from Custom Made, with a broad, open design. It holds a marquise-shaped emerald which is Victorian inspired. A pretty vintage mix!
Price – dependent on customisation
Available on Etsy via Diamonds Mine, this ring (below) is handmade of 14 carat rose gold and set with a large black diamond.
Price – £977
Unique Half Moon
Capucinne is the maker of this Australian opal half moon diamond ring. They can customise the stone as you wish, by using diamond, sapphire, emerald, pearl, black diamond or turquoise. This ring is so unusual, I just adore it!
Price – £995
Fairtrade Artisanal Ring
Another superb offering from Shakti Ellenwood, this ring is made with exceptional ethics and craftsmanship and is hand made in Shakti’s home-based studio. Available to buy from Not On The High Street.
Price – £985
This radiant diamond solitaire ring is from De Beers. It features a sparkling double halo setting and is available in a selection of colours and clarity grades. A little more on the pricey side, but what a corker!
Price – £9,850
Bezel Set Diamond
Trumpet & Horn are the makers of the ‘Pine Creek’ ring which features a stunning emerald paired up with a mixed cut diamond. Its a sleek and classic design (possibly 1950’s inspired), with gorgeous vintage inspiration.
Price – approx £8,900
Another stunning (and considerably cheaper!) offer from Trumpet & Horn is the ‘Grovewood’ which aside from being totally beautiful, is currently in the sale! It’s made with 14ct rose gold and features an oval cobochon moonstone with 14 rose cut diamonds.
Price – approx £1,493
Fairtrade Recycled Silver
Last but not least, this super unusual ring (below) is made by Anna Fine Jewellery, and features recycled sterling silver with a rose gold ring setting of garnet, aquamarine and ethical moissanite. All of Anna’s jewellery is made by hand in Malvern right here in the UK – another delightful reason to buy her creations!
Price – £334
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