So, you’re over the moon that you met your person, but the idea of a #basic ring leaves you yawning. Well, you’re in luck: We've discovered the trendiest stones on the scene that will allow you to find the ring that best fits your personality. Here, nine engagement stone trends for the non-traditional bride. (Or for even more ring inspiration and ideas, head straight to our Pinterest board.)
9 Unexpected Engagement Ring Stones That Make a Stunning Case for Breaking with Tradition
These iridescent stones bring depth and dimension to your ring and happen to play nicely with diamonds, too. Choose a halo setting and you get the best of both worlds.
From royalty (see: Princess Eugenie’s peach-toned padparadscha rock) to Hollywood (see: Lady Gaga’s now-annulled petal pink sparkler), rose-hued sapphire gemstones are definitely having a moment. And we're not mad about it.
These stones are loved for their blush hues, ample light refraction and durability. Morganite comes from the same mineral family as green emerald and aquamarine.
So diamonds are your thing, but you want something outside the box--no solitaires or three-stone settings for you. Pear-shaped gems give you a unique silhouette with the stone you love (and are super flattering on fingers).
Combine two of these trends--the warm rose tone of morganite with the curves of the pear--for one gorgeous mash-up.
Indulge your creative side and go the full colorful route. Sapphires, rubies, yellow diamonds and emeralds give you a veritable rainbow of shades to choose from.
Try looking at diamonds in their more natural state. These less refined beauties have a character and charm that you won’t find in their traditional counterparts.
These luminescent stones have an ethereal quality that really pops against the skin. Pair one with rose gold and a double band to set off the look. Plus we can almost guarantee yours will be one of a kind.