Some traditions can't be argued with, but when it comes to relationships, we side with the unexpected. Sure, we want a love that's for the history books — complete with a heart-pounding courtship, fireworks-worthy connection, and maybe even a big, down-on-one-knee moment, but instead of the classic diamond solitaire ring, we're more enamored with platinum engagement bands. That's why we've culled 15 of them with the help of our friends at Platinum Guild International.
Now, hear us out. The style is completely untraditional in the best possible way, and platinum is a naturally white metal, so the ring won't change color or fade. In fact, it'll stay as beautiful as the day it was slipped onto your finger, withstanding the test of time. Platinum is also a seriously secure setting for gemstones and diamonds, ensuring every part of the ring — just like your love — stays put.
So, ready to see how untraditional engagement bands can change the proposal game? Click ahead for 15 unique stunners.
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Michael Bondanza Platinum and Diamond "Union" Band, $3,310, explore more at Michael Bondanza.
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A. Jaffe Platinum and Diamond Twisted Eternity Band, $3,435, explore more at PreciousPlatinum.com.
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Blue Nile Garland Diamond Ring in Platinum, $2,600, explore more at Blue Nile.
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Whitehouse Bros. Platinum Band with Wave Motif and Blue Sapphire Baguettes, $3,850, explore more at PreciousPlatinum.com.
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Jeff Cooper Hyacinth Platinum and Diamond Band, $3,600, explore more at Jeff Cooper.
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Omi Privé Ruby and Diamond Platinum Eternity Band, price available upon request, explore more at Omi Privé.
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Phyllis Bergman for Mercury Ring Platinum and Diamond Band, $3,999, explore more at PreciousPlatinum.com.
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Precision Set Platinum and Diamond Band, $4,001-$6,000, explore more at PreciousPlatinum.com.