What Is An Alternative Engagement Ring?

An alternative engagement ring means different things to different people, but typically it means you want a non traditional engagement ring that’s unconventional in either the stone choice or the overall design, or both. More than 80% of engagement rings have a diamond center stone, 60% of engagement rings have a round center stone, and solitaire is the most popular style; any variation of these three design details can make your ring more alternative and a variation on all three can make for an even more unconventional ring. The most alternative engagement rings are completely unexpected and take it a step further: using asymmetry in the design, having a mix of stone colors, sizes and shapes, an alternative band that’s very wide or has cut outs and negative space, and setting stones off kilter.

Is An Alternative Engagement Ring Right For You?

Because all of the rings we design are 100% one of a kind and made just for you, many people come to us because they want to create an alternative engagement ring. We work one on one with you to determine what “alternative” means to you, and how the ring will represent your unique personality and lifestyle. If you can dream it, we can build it. Watch the video to learn more about some of the alternative engagement rings we’ve had the pleasure of bringing to life.

Browse Alternative Engagement Rings

See some of the rings we’ve designed using Alternatives to get inspired.

Who Is An Alternative Engagement
Ring Right For?

If you’ve been searching for an engagement ring and you feel like they all look the same, an alternative engagement ring could be what you’re looking for. You probably have your own distinct style and original vibe and traditional rings just doesn't seem right. Trying to translate your style into an engagement ring you’re going to wear forever can seem daunting, but there are so many design details to play with to make your engagement ring feel unique.

Additional Resources

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Browse Custom Engagement Rings

Get inspired by the one of a kind rings we’ve made in the past.

Ready to Start Designing?

We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we’ll give you a quick call before your meeting to make sure we can help you.