Not every woman expects (or even wants) a traditional, get-down-on-one-knee proposal — and not everyone is partial to solitaire diamonds. Especially since classic engagement rings are kind of having a weird moment right now, thanks to this "virginity insurance" story. Whether it's the news of the day or just personal preference, we're seeing a lot of couples opt for something a bit less traditional these days — from plain, metal bands to colored stones to creative metalwork. Which, in turn, can make shopping for this token of love all the more fun.
It's not so much that you're consciously eschewing tradition (okay, maybe you are just a little); it's more that your predilections aren't cookie-cutter when it comes to matters of the heart. Whether you've got your eye on a wedding band engraved with sweet nothings or a stone ring with a daintier feel, you'll undoubtedly find at least one style worth saying "yes" to in the slideshow ahead.