10 Head-turning Alternative Wedding Rings + Engagement Rings

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While a traditional giant diamond engagement ring is still a classic symbol of love these days, lots of people – including me – are opting for a ring that is a little more practical and personal. Enter, the alternative wedding ring (or engagement ring). This ring is a symbol of your eternal love for your partner and it should be as unique as your relationship.

There are lots of alternative wedding rings out there, but the perfect, head-turning ring can be hard to find.

Why an alternative wedding ring?

Having a big sparkly diamond set in a sharp metal setting just wasn’t for me. I knew I’d inevitably scratch myself with it daily, lose the diamond (or my finger) when it got caught on something, scrape up the precious metal, and become a major theft target while traveling. White gold is so pretty, but the maintenance that comes with it is a little too demanding. The ring needed low-profile, non-tarnishing, with a smooth surface, that could withstand the beating I knew I would put it through.

10 Head-turning Alternative Wedding Rings:

Over the past 10 months, I’ve gotten engaged, and married… and pinned hundreds of rings while I searched for that perfect alternative wedding ring and engagement ring.

To save you the trouble of combing through hundreds (…maybe thousands..) of sites and Etsy stores, here’s a list of the top 10 head-turning alternative wedding rings:


1. Raw blue diamond ring • Etsy [LINK]


2. Double Band with diamond • mywedding [LINK]


3. Princess cut diamond band • satomikawakita [LINK]


4. Turquoise inlay band • Etsy [LINK]


5. Hammered Gold with diamonds • Melissa Tyson Designs [LINK]


6. Pink diamond band • Garden of the Sun [LINK]


7. Gold ring with Turquoise and Diamonds • Mociun [LINK]


8. Raw Diamonds inlaid • Yoko Matsumura [LINK]


9. Two small hidden diamonds • St. Kilda Jewelry  [LINK]


10. Raw gold diamond ring • La Garçonne [LINK]

11. (Bonus Ring) Rose Gold Hammered Ring • Amazon [LINK]


Ultimately, I gave these “hints” to my future fiancé/husband, and he had the perfect engagement ring custom-made at a jeweler down the street from our apartment. 


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Kelsey · November 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

I loooooove the second and eighth ones!! So pretty and unique – I definitely want something different, but I’m currently OBSESSED with moissanite! Look it up for sure.

riseandbrine · January 14, 2018 at 10:41 am

Thank you! 🙂

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Nicole · May 16, 2018 at 3:29 am

Never thought of going down this route but I am beginning to love the understated design of the wedding rings and will be looking into them as our big day fast approaches.

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Kendra · June 1, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Thanks for the wonderful article

Zita · June 2, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Thank you for the great article

Geralidine · June 21, 2018 at 6:21 am

Thanks for the post, I am currently trying to get a wedding band that will compliment my engagement ring. Any advice on that is greatly appreciated.

Brian · July 8, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Totally DUG this post! I have a blog myself, if you are open, I might curate this post to my audience. Obviously give a link back.

stacey jones · August 9, 2018 at 2:03 am

Wow. The amazing collection offered by you. As a wedding & engagement ring is a symbol of union and commitment of spouses for life to each other. This collection will add more value to their shopping scenario and they can find a variety of unique & mindblowing piece of art for their rings. Thanks for sharing.

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