The past five years has seen a new dawn in the age of bridal with fresh faced designers indulging the modern boho bride with some of the most avant garde wedding dresses we’re likely to see for a long time. While wedding fashion has embraced this altogether more casual and experimental take on the Big Day, there was one very significant item that took a little longer to catch up; the engagement ring.
We know that while choosing the perfect diamond is an exciting, joyous time for most brides-to-be, it can send some costume-jewellery clad lassies into a bit of a tizzy – how on earth am I going to pull off an elegant, sophisticated high set diamond with my beloved sunburst House of Harlow cocktail ring protruding from my index finger?! Boho brides weren’t exactly being catered for, and often had to pay through the nose for some bespoke bijoux or spend months (or years) seeking out a unique antique they could call their own (only to enjoy the following few months explaining how it constitutes an engagement ring to every Tom, Dick and Harry they met). But things have moved on, peeps, and finding an engagement ring that suits your already heavily-invested-in hand isn’t such a chore anymore. Don’t believe us? Check out some of our unique and unusual findings below, with engagement rings ranging in prices from bargain to blow-out and styles from simple to stacked. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Jemma Wynne Prive Emerald and Princess Cut Diamond Open Ring, $7,035.00, www.ylang23.com
Capucinne Marquise Diamond Trillion Diamond Ring in 14k Gold, €2,990.65, www.Etsy.com
MinimalVS Princess Cut Diamond 18K Gold Engagement Ring, €1,355.14, www.Etsy.com
Suzanne Kalan 18K Rose Gold Vitrine Ring, $7,480, www.suzannekalan.com
Engaged Jewelry Raw Diamond 14k Yellow Gold Antique Style Ring, €556.07, www.Etsy.com
Julian Studio Cushion Cut Morganite Ring in 14K White Gold, €559.81+, www.Etsy.com
Caroline King 9ct Gold Ring with Cubic Zirconia, £220, www.pebble-st-ives.co.uk
Aoife O’Mahony 18ct Gold & Sapphire Stack Ring Visit Aoife O’Mahony’s weddingsonline Profile Page
CROÍ ÁLAINN Three 9ct Gold & Diamond Stack Rings, €549, www.enibas.com
Lauren Wolf for Catbird Cleopatra’s Rose Gold Engagement Ring, $3,540.00, www.catbirdnyc.com
Jennie Kwon Emerald & Diamond 14K Yellow Gold Engagement Ring, $980.00, www.catbirdnyc.com
Megan Thorne Asta Black Diamond Engagement Ring, $1650.00, www.greenwichjewelers.com
Anna Sheffield 4k Rose Gold Gemstone with Extended White Diamond Set Pavé on 14k Rose Gold, $2,200.00, www.annasheffield.com
Minimal VS Opal Ring with Pave Diamonds in 4k Rose Gold, €1,121.50+, www.Etsy.com
Alchemy Jewellery Bespoke Engagement Ring Visit Profile Page
Claire Kinder 14k Yellow Gold Diamond Set ‘Citadel’ Ring, $2,710.00, www.clairekinder.com
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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.