50 Stunning Engagement Rings For Alt-Brides

Toss any preconceived notions you may have of what an engagement ring should be. Ultimately, yours should suit your taste and style — and not be some cookie-cutter diamond. Whether you love colored gemstones, innovative geometric designs, or if it's a classic solitaire you're after — just a slightly more unique one — we have 50 stunning options, in a range of prices, ahead. Get your ring fever on.
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Under $1,000
Let your love take shape — maybe a triangular one, if it suits you.
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Under $1,000
Knots represent everlasting love, friendship, and affection.
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Under $1,000
Wear this as a stacking ring or an engagement ring (or both).
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Under $1,000
This isn't a solitaire diamond, though it might look like it at first glance. Instead, you have a ring of white diamonds, front and center.
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Under $1,000
The One I Love's Mia Moross says, "Turquoise absorbs the earth's energy and is most commonly referred to as the 'communication' stone."
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Under $1,000
This dainty, open-front band has those big sparklers beat in sophistication.
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Under $1,000
Three-stone rings represent a couple's past, present, and future.
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Under $1,000
There's no debating this decidedly untraditional ring's quirky charm.
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Under $1,000
For those seeking an Art Deco-inspired vibe.
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Under $1,000
An earthy band with lots of sparkles — we dig.
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$1,000 to $1,400
A Victorian-inspired gem with a hard-to-believe price tag.
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$1,000 to $1,400
Minimalists can like diamonds, too.
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$1,000 to $1,400
A ring of pearls gives this vintage ring an even more romantic touch.
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$1,000 to $1,400
This band reads, "Vivra dans mon coeur," which in English means, "Live in my heart."
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$1,000 to $1,400
Moonstone is known for its iridescent sheen, which is referred to by gemologists as "adularescence."
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$1,000 to $1,400
Fun fact: "Inverted solitaire diamond rings were popularized by Marie Antoinette, as she would use the point of the diamond to scribble notes to her lovers on the windows of Versailles," according to Love Adorned.
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$1,000 to $1,400
Delicate, but still decadent — what's not to love?
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$1,000 to $1,400
Who says you have to decide between black and white diamonds?
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$1,000 to $1,400
You don't need to be engaged to appreciate this chic geometric piece.
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$1,000 to $1,400
An intricate frame of white sapphires frames a shimmering emerald.
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$1,400 to $2,500
"At the turn of the 20th century, a surge of lunar and mystical interest galvanized into a brief trend of 'man in the moon'-themed jewelry," says Erica Weiner. This Edwardian-inspired style gets an A+ for originality.
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$1,400 to $2,500
A dainty, colorful eternity band might be just what you're looking for — because plain white stones aren't for everyone.
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$1,400 to $2,500
Unconventional, yes. Unbelievably gorgeous? Also yes.
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$1,400 to $2,500
A zigzag-themed wonder.
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$1,400 to $2,500
This unique multi-diamond piece is held together with barbells.
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$1,400 to $2,500
We heart Carbon & Hyde's intricate, swirly design.
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$1,400 to $2,500
This ring has it all: gray, black, and white diamonds.
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$1,400 to $2,500
Between the Marquis-cut diamonds and the open-front band, there's a lot to love about this style.
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$1,400 to $2,500
A brilliant ruby is at the center of this vintage-inspired flower ring.
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$1,400 to $2,500
Featuring five diamonds that graduate in size, this ring's channel setting has an organic, minimalist feel.
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$2,500 to $5,000
Instead of a solitaire, a ball of pavé white diamonds are on display.
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$2,500 to $5,000
Satomi Kawakita's new collection of wedding jewelry includes this elegant, hexagon-sapphire ring.
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$2,500 to $5,000
This pyramid-shaped ring feels downright regal.
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$2,500 to $5,000
The claw setting gives this piece a unique, vintage look.
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$2,500 to $5,000
This pavé band comes with a petite diamond teardrop — proving that dangly isn't just for earrings.
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$2,500 to $5,000
The graduated gems give this band an out-of-the-box feel.
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$2,500 to $5,000
This rose-gold ring is a work of modern art with its six baguette diamonds of various sizes.
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$2,500 to $5,000
It's all about that textured platinum band.
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$2,500 to $5,000
Adel Chefridi's emerald-and-diamond band is a playful way to set one's love in stone.

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$2,500 to $5,000
Salt-and-pepper diamonds offer brides-to-be something timeless, but unique.
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$2,500 to $5,000
Two bands are better than one.
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$5,000 and up
Pavé rings are a great option if you don't want the bulk of wearing a diamond engagement ring and a wedding band — there are plenty of sparkles to go around. And, in this case, you won't find this shape anywhere else.
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$5,000 and up
The details on this ring are absolutely beautiful, from the tiny diamond petals to the heart-shaped rock at the center of it all.
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$5,000 and up
This stunning trio is everything. As in, your engagement ring and wedding band at once.
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$5,000 and up
The hand-engraved flower band and vibrant spinel stone (often mistaken for ruby) make this ring truly one-of-a-kind.
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$5,000 and up
These interlinked rings have a modern feel.
47 of 50
$5,000 and up
Cathy Waterman isn't one to skimp on bling — or originality.
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$5,000 and up
Three's a charm.
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$5,000 and up
This Art Deco-style engagement ring boasts over 1.15 carats of shimmering diamonds.
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$5,000 and up
Proof that "simple" doesn't have to mean "plain."

Cartier Solitaire Ring, price upon request, available at Cartier.
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