White diamonds, in addition to being the strongest and most durable of all stones, are a classic choice for engagement rings. But, that piece of jewelry isn't often chosen for it's functionality, and more and more brides are bucking tradition to go for something a bit more unique. Some have even told us as much in comments on past stories.
To heed their calls, acclaimed jewelry brands like Anna Sheffield and Catbird have led a gemstone renaissance of sorts, bringing left-hand styles that feature sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and even black diamonds in the solitaire spot. Up ahead, we’re sharing 30 rock-solid ways to put a ring on it that purposefully stray from the norm. Click to your heart's content. After all, you needn't be coupled up or even thinking about tying the knot to try these sparklers on for size.
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