Most people know that Christmas Eve is the most popular time of year to pop the question- but did you know that diamond rings only became a proposal tradition in the 1930’s, following a DeBeers marketing campaign? While most brides prefer a classic white or yellow gold and diamond ring, there are some brides who’d prefer an engagement ring that is truly one-of-a kind. Here are some gorgeous, non-traditional engagement rings that will be sure to get a resounding “YES!” from your bride-to-be!
Rutilated Quartz are quartz gems with streak-like markings. While most commonly in red, the most beautiful examples are silver or gold, as pictured above. The downfall of vintage and one-of-a-kind rings that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. Take this Egyptian Revival Ring, for example. While it sold quickly from Erica Weiner‘s NYC boutique, she always updating her website with her latest vintage finds, so be sure to check back regularly to see what treasures she has in store.
Photographs cannot capture the beauty of Opals, that carry within them a seemingly ever-changing rainbow of colour. With their mysterious beauty also came superstition that the stones carried bad luck. But despite this, Opals rose to the height of fashion in the 1800’s, and were especially favoured by Queen Victoria. This Victorian rose gold Opal surrounded by 14 Old Mine diamonds retails at $2,650 USD from Trumpet & Horn.
If your future fiancee loves pink, then why not consider a Morganite ring. Unlike Pink Diamonds which carry a colossal price tag, Morganites are a more affordable pink gem that still have a beautiful sparkle. This morganite and white sapphire engagement ring and wedding band combo can be found on Polyvore.
What do you think? Would you opt for a truly one-of-a-kind ring, or is traditional best when it comes to engagement rings? Let us know by commenting below, or on Facebook!