Non Diamond Engagement Ring

The term “non diamond” is extremely broad when referring to engagement rings, and it can truly be overwhelming to any bride considering most traditional wedding rings are defined by their diamond. With that being said, why get a non diamond engagement ring? Some women prefer to show off their more creative side, so they opt for a non diamond engagement ring, but usually, women either cannot afford or choose not to afford a diamond ring, but they still want something magical to celebrate their engagement.

2017 saw the rise in popularity of non diamond engagement rings. What does this mean, exactly? Well, in short, more couples have started incorporating gemstones other than diamonds into their engagement rings (and sometimes even wedding bands). These rings differ from traditional diamond engagement rings in their color, of course, and their overall aesthetic. This trend is actually a resurgence of an older 1960’s style. Non diamond engagement rings can evoke this retro look, or can be refreshed for a more modern style—for example, choosing a non diamond center stone on a rose-gold ring, rather than sticking with the more typical white or yellow gold. No matter the precise combination, this look is intriguing and unique.

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Popular Gemstones for Non Diamond Engagement Rings

Today, the most popular gems in these distinctive rings are sapphires, rubies and emeralds. High quality sapphires are typically dark blue, while rubies are traditionally red and emeralds a deep green. All three of these jewel tones are bold and beautiful, and all are wonderful choices for a dynamic ring. Colorful gemstones can be integrated into ring styles in a variety of ways. 2017 trends include more and more non diamond engagement ring options. Some popular designs feature unconventional gems as the center stone, while others incorporate them as accents or even pair one non diamond and one diamond at the center of the ring.



Popular Metals for Non Diamond Engagement Rings

Some couples choose to vary the metal of the band to accent the gem—rose gold with emerald, for instance—or choose a pairing that downplays the slightly unusual look. Pairing yellow gold with ruby creates a regal combination, while white gold or platinum can allow the gemstone’s color to stand out more. There are lots of options for a customized look that both partners love, and colorful gems add even more variety to the mix. A unique non diamond engagement ring is a worthy investment for today, and as an heirloom to pass on.

Unique Non Diamond Engagement Rings

Unique non diamond engagement rings are some of the most popular non diamond engagement rings. These rings include interesting details not found in most other rings in order to create a one-of-a-kind effect. These details include the mixing and matching of metals, the mixing and matching of gemstones, or an overall unusual band design. Either way the ring is created, the creativity of the couple can shine through the ring.

Vintage Non Diamond Engagement Rings

Vintage non diamond engagement rings are rings typically found in a traditional style, but with colored gemstones in the place of the diamond. These rings give off a hint of nostalgia which can make these rings look like a family heirloom upon the very first wear. Although these are technically a different style than the unique non diamond engagement rings, these vintage non diamond engagement rings are also incredibly unique which is a big part of their appeal today.

Simple Non Diamond Engagement Rings

Simple non diamond engagement rings are typically rings with very little accent diamonds, if any. Additionally, these rings usually include solitaire setting rings in order to create a sleek, dainty feeling. As engagement rings, non diamond non traditional simple rings are one way to show off a pop of color in a subtle manner.

Affordability of Non Diamond Ring

Typically, when any ring is selected without a diamond, the price drops significantly. However, there are no guarantees for this affordability; obviously, diamonds are worth more than a colored gemstone of similar merit, but it is not always the case. If a high-quality gemstone is chosen, there is a chance that the ring might be more expensive than when a diamond is inserted. While prices vary immensely along a scale measuring many different facets of the diamond, it is usually kind to the budget for a couple to purchase a non diamond engagement ring.

Non diamond engagement rings, like most other unique style engagement rings, have become incredibly popular within the past few years. The hottest new craze is to have a ring that is completely your own. Most engagement ring companies are now adopting the idea that an engagement ring should be as unique as the love and relationship it is symbolizing. Since each relationship is built upon different experiences and memories, a ring should represent those differences and highlight them into a piece of wearable art.

Top-Rated Choices for a Non-Diamond Engagement Rings

Selecting a non diamond engagement ring takes careful consideration, just like any other ring choice. Some people may feel that the look runs the risk of being too unconventional or stylized. Here are five examples of the best non diamond engagement rings offered by Four Mine:

Round Sapphire Classic Six Prong Solitaire Ring

Round Sapphire Classic Six Prong Solitaire Ring

First, simple elegance in its purest form. This ring’s contoured band and classic round cut center stone give it an air of timeless fashion, while the sapphire offers a modern take. This ring is not unconventional to the point of being risky, but a unique style for a modern couple. The six-prong detail, rather than the typical four, adds an unexpected intricacy which increases the aesthetic appeal of this ring at a glance.

Oval Ruby Twisting Solitaire Ring

Oval Ruby Twisting Solitaire Ring

At a glance, this ring is simple and understated. A closer look reveals details that add personality. The less common oval cut and the twisting band give the ring a fluid, organic look. Pair the oval ruby with yellow gold for a luxurious shine, or rose gold for a romantic touch.

Oval Emerald Under Bezeled Accent Ring

Oval Emerald Under Bezeled Accent Ring

Follow the accent diamonds to the beautiful center emerald on this dazzling ring. Minimal precious metal surrounds the round accent diamonds on the band, giving it the appearance of pure sparkle. The center emerald is an oval cut, adding glamor and variety to the round accents. The rich green and the sparkle of the band combine to make a powerful impression on anyone who sees it. Choosing a rose gold band adds a more trendy aesthetic, and the silky rose perfectly complements the deep green emerald. Invoke the riches and lore of ages past with a yellow gold band. Or let the gemstones speak for themselves with a downplayed white gold or platinum band.

Round Ruby Tapered Diamond Engagement Ring

Round Ruby Tapered Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring boasts multiple contemporary details, culminating in a look that is both glamorous and cohesive. Tapered ends curve around to cradle the center stone—a round ruby—and diamond accents add that extra sparkle. These details on their own are loud talkers, but a colored metal could make this piece even more of a conversation-starter.

Oval Emerald Twisting Vine Diamond Ring

Oval Emerald Twisting Vine Diamond Ring

A twist—literally—on a classic style, this unusual non diamond engagement ring has an accented twisting band leading to an oval emerald. The combination of diamonds and non diamonds is one of the freshest looks out there, and this twist band sparkles beautifully.

Oval Ruby Three Stone Baguette Ring

Oval Ruby Three Stone Baguette Ring

The Oval Ruby Three Stone Baguette Ring is a popular choice for a simple nondiamond engagement ring. The red of the ruby is featured on the plain metal band in order to allow the gemstone to speak for itself. Baguette accent diamonds flank the center stone to break up the intensity of the red to add a feature that is slightly daintier.

Oval Emerald Twisting Solitaire Ring

Oval Emerald Twisting Solitaire Ring

The Oval Emerald Twisting Solitaire Ring features delicate twisted metal running up to the center emerald gemstone. The dainty nature of the metal allows for a muted, understated type of beauty which makes this a perfect choice for a nondiamond engagement ring.

Round Ruby Traditional Pave Ring

Round Ruby Traditional Pave Ring

For a ring that is slightly more detailed, the Round Ruby Traditional Pave Ring includes a round center ruby flanked by four round accent diamonds on either side. This ring gives the wearer a sense of simplicity without compromising luster.

Oval Sapphire Princess Diamond Accent Ring

Oval Sapphire Princess Diamond Accent Ring

In a more regal look, the Oval Sapphire Princess Diamond Accent Ring has a thicker metal band to emphasize the pave set accent diamonds surrounding the center blue stone. The rich color of the sapphire gives the wearer a sense of timelessness while still keeping up with the modern trends.

Oval Ruby French Cut Pave Ring

Oval Ruby French Cut Pave Ring

For more sparkle, the Oval Ruby French Cut Pave Ring offers a band of almost complete accent diamonds while the center stone steals the show. The rich red of the ruby keeps up with the colored gemstone trend of the past few years, but it also creates a timeless effect.

Although all of these nondiamond engagement rings seem to be fitting for the trends of 2018, they are still remarkably good choices to consider long term due to their simplicity, beauty, and uniqueness. The less accent diamonds the ring has, the more room it has to become more creative. However, a buyer also cannot go wrong with adding even more accent diamonds because of the added shine. Non diamond engagement rings are incredibly open-ended, and therefore, are suited to all of the buyer’s needs and wants.

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