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10 Non-Traditional and Cool Engagement Rings for the Couples Who Stray Away

May 07, 2019

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You're ready to get engaged! Congratulations!

Now it's time to find the perfect ring to ask the question. How can you choose one that represents all the love and excitement you have?

The good news is that there are a lot of cool engagement rings you can look at to find the best one for you and your partner.

If you'd like to see some examples of 10 great engagement rings, keep reading to see what options you have to consider!

Traditional Wedding Ring Styles

Throughout the last 100 years, there have been man y styles of wedding rings that have been popular. Rings that were most common in the 1920s, for example, are likely not the same as the rings that are most common today.

Regardless of when the ring was popular, there are certain ring styles that are timeless and classic in appearance. These are great choices for people that love tradition and are looking for rings to match this value.

Some popular ring styles from throughout the years are Art Deco styles, Edwardian styles, braid or engraving details, and colorful gemstones. These types of rings have popped up throughout history but were often purchased during certain time periods.

Although there is nothing wrong with liking this type of wedding ring, it doesn't mean that there aren't more unique engagement rings or wedding rings to choose from.

Cool Engagement Rings for a Modern Couple

For many, marriage is a commitment that is higher than anything else. People want to get married to those they love and cherish. It is an important commitment and the ring choice should match the couple.

When you are shopping for a ring, consider the ring style, stone type, and tension setting you are interested in. Each of these is important in overall appearance. If you'd like to learn more about tension setting, you can read more about it here.

Here is a list of 10 interesting, exciting, and unique ring styles for any couple getting engaged in today's world that wants something a little different.

1. Hexagon Ring

A hexagon shaped ring band is one-of-a-kind. It is a very modern take on the traditional ring band. A great thing about these types of bands are that they can easily get dressed up with gemstone choices or they can be more subtle and sleek.

2. Alternative Color Stone

Everyone knows that the common choice for an engagement ring is the white diamond, but there are plenty of other options out there.

You may have a partner that loves their birthstone and choose to use this instead of a diamond. You may want to use a stone that represents another part of your relationship.

Feel free to be creative and even choose multiple gemstones of different colors. The sky is the limit.

3. Open Ring

An open ring is pretty much what it sounds like. It is a ring that doesn't have a complete closure, so it is kind of a half circle.

Although this may not be the choice for everyone, it is very unique. When you want to have interesting engagement rings, this has to be on the list. You can still add a gemstone to it or make it whatever color metal band you'd like, but it definitely will catch the attention of others.

4. Raw Diamond Ring

The shiny and perfect appearance of many diamonds in engagement rings may not be for each couple. A more rustic looking ring will look great with a raw diamond stone.

These rings don't have the traditional shine, but they are beautiful in their own way. Perfect for people that have a more bohemian type of style.

5. Stacking Rings

Layered rings for an engagement may seem odd, but it can be beautiful when done well. You can choose one of the skinny rings to have a gemstone and the rest to be complementary or each can have their own meaning.

When you want to go with this ring style, try to consider how your relationship has continued to build on itself like the ring set.

6. Wrap Ring

Much like the stacked or layered rings, a wrap ring is going to wrap up and down the finger. It can be long or short, but as long as it wraps at least once, it makes it look like more than one ring.

Another ring style that can be subtle or bold, this is a great choice for the modern chic and stylish couple.

7. Alternative Stone Cut

This may sound like an odd choice for an engagement ring, but you can get a gemstone cut into almost any shape you'd like. If you're going for something out of the ordinary, this may be a great way to go.

8. Cluster Ring

A cluster ring is a type of engagement ring that as multiple stones. If you think about it as some engagement rings are single stone and some are cluster stones, you can envision what it looks like. It's a group of stones, alike or not, that are all clustered around each other.

This is something that has gone in and out of fashion, but it definitely unique when you consider how many people buy it today.

9. Twig Inspired Ring Band

If you want to go for a simple or rural style with your ring, this may be the best option for you. A twig inspired band is a band that looks like it comes from a twig. Although you can still get it in traditional metal colors, it has the engravings and twisted style of a twig.

10. Zig Zag Ring

A zigzag ring refers to the band the ring is made upon. The band itself goes up and down and this can be something that is eye-catching in itself. If you add in stones or other personal details, it is even more special.

Ready to Start Shopping?

Now that you have seen that there are plenty of cool engagement rings out there, you are ready to start looking. Luckily, there are a variety of places that you can go to support your faith and also find the perfect ring.

If you're interested in getting more information about marriage and what to expect, please check out our video to see what you may be able to learn.