You want a ring that isn’t like everyone else’s: you crave unconventional, non-traditional engagement rings or maybe OTHER than a diamond. I hear you!
To help you on your quest for the best alternative engagement rings, I’m rounding up the biggest list ever. It includes the best non-traditional engagement rings Etsy — and beyond! — has to offer. You’ll find a gorgeous assortment of 100 most unique engagement rings for the non-traditional bride.
We dug deep to find engagement rings that are different…. engagement rings that are not diamonds… some with diamonds…. rings with gemstones, Herkimer diamonds, quartz, crystal, non-diamond engagement rings, offbeat rings, and so much more. We even found some extremely affordable + inexpensive non-traditional engagement rings for every budget.
These alternative engagement rings are built to last, just like your marriage to your favorite weirdo. :)
In this list, you’ll find the best stores to buy alternative engagement rings Etsy sellers + other online retailers have to offer. In addition to buying an engagement ring that is custom-made, you’ll be supporting small businesses along the way. Win-win!
GIVEAWAY: Scroll to the bottom of the page for a fun ring dish giveaway!
Why Buy Non-Traditional Engagement Rings?
You want a ring that is made just for you. You do not need to settle for something impersonal or wear something that doesn’t emphasize your unique style.
When you shop for non-traditional styles, you’ll enjoy:
• an engagement ring completely one-of-a-kind and made for you,
• working directly with the designer to get anything personalized, engraved, sized, etc., and
• your personal style on your ring
Now, on to the list: the BEST non-traditional engagement rings 2023 has to offer! We’ve included a little bit of everything: art deco inspired rings, moissanite, gemstones, raw stones, modern and minimalist engagement ring designs, vintage-inspired rings, sparkly diamond rings, and more.
Note: To buy an unconventional or non-traditional piece from this list, simply click on the photo or link underneath it. You will be directed to the store to see pricing, and details, ask a question, buy your ring, etc.
Non-Traditional Engagement Rings
We’ve numbered the rings on this list for your convenience, so you can find them again later, write down your favorites, pin ’em, etc. But just know, we love #1 and #7 just as much as #99 and #100! :) Here are the best engagement rings for the non-traditional bride! Enjoy!
1. Black salt-and-pepper halo diamond ring
This is a stunning salt and pepper diamond set on a gold band. Gorgeous. By Capucinne.
2. Moss agate and diamond engagement ring
An alternative ring for the bride-to-be made with moss agate. Stunning! This is one of my favorite Etsy engagement rings this year. By MinimalVS.
3. Eco-friendly diamond alternative ring
This ethical engagement ring features a non-diamond stone made of moissanite. Check out that gorgeous setting! By Andrea Bonelli Jewelry.
4. Kite shaped ring
Have you ever heard of a Kite shaped diamond ring? This is one of my favorite non-traditional engagement rings right now. The ring setting is sparkling in 18k gold. By Artemer.
5. Aqua emerald cut aquamarine and diamond ring
6. Opal offbeat engagement rings set
This amazing, one-of-a-kind collection by MinimalVS is a must-see. What a stunning set! It is so colorful and definitely makes a bold statement.
7. Salt-and-pepper kite shaped ring
Ooh, this kite-shaped is one of the top non-traditional engagement rings of the moment! I love the salt-and-pepper diamond; very on-trend. Get it at MinimalVS.
8. Pink quartz
Ooh, stunning. I always love a pop of pink! By Capucinne.
9. Viper ring
10. Cluster engagement ring
This grey diamond is lab-grown, making it an ethical choice for your engagement ring. By Kristin Coffin Jewelry.
11. Teal sapphire
Shiny, handmade, and oh-so-sparkly! This something blue ring is the most unique engagement ring for the non-traditional bride. By MinimalVS.
12. Sun diamond ring
You’ll love slipping this diamond ring on your finger. It’s sparkly and lovely, while also conflict-free: it is ethically sourced from indigenous women miners on the Indonesian island of Kalimantan. By GardensOfTheSun.
13. Pear shaped non-traditional engagement rings
If you love different engagement rings, try this one on for size: a pear-shaped moonstone ring with a lace band. Gorgeous style! By MinimalVS.
14. Affordable non-traditional engagement rings
This is one of the most affordable, coming in at only $82 — and it has such a rough, raw crystal style! By DeerGirlDesigns.
15. Hexagon alexandrite
Put this rich alexandrite stone on your finger: it is one of the best alternative engagement rings Etsy has to offer right now! The color of the gemstone is incredible; it is accented by hexagon moss agate stones. By MinimalVS.
16. Hexagon non-traditional engagement rings
If you love hexagonal-shaped diamonds, these are the best unconventional engagement rings for you! By MinimalVS.
17. Raw citrine
Stunning! A nice alternative to a diamond engagement ring in a bright, sunny color. By DeerGirlDesigns.
18. Emerald cut moissanite ring
This sparkly ring is perfect: it features an emerald-cut moissanite stone and gorgeous facets of marquise moissanite stones on either side. By Andrea Bonelli Jewelry.
19. Triangle engagment ring set
A perfect triangle made of white diamond and totally stackable. By Capucinne.
20. Ethical raw uncut diamond ring
Wow, this Herkimer diamond really looks stunning, especially paired with the unique cut shape of the rough diamond and the stunning diamonds placed along with the band (part of a set). This is a cool, organic, and one of my favorite alternative engagement rings right now. By TheFoxandStone.
21. Giza teal sapphire
This stunning ring is perfect for your alternative engagement ring and features a half-moon diamond that is ethically sourced. By Artemer.
22. Raw aquamarine and diamond ring
Want an affordable engagement ring that is different? This one-of-a-kind style features raw aquamarine and raw diamonds for a unique look. By StonesAndGrace.
23. Black rose cut diamond
Ooh, I love the way this black diamond ring looks! This makes a perfect alternative engagement ring for a bride who wants a twist on a traditional diamond ring. By AndreaBonelliJewelry.
24. Minimalist engagement ring
If you prefer a small stone, this minimalist ring is so lovely and features an elegant floral design. This will look perfect on your hand as an engagement ring for the minimalist bride. By InbarAlezraki.
25. Triple baguette diamond ring
This edgy ring is incredible! By Artemer.
26. Engagement ring that looks like a rose
This is a flower-inspired engagement ring that looks like a rose! One of the best-sellers by MoonkistDesigns.
26. Celestial engagement ring
27. Rough diamond ring with copper band
I LOVE THIS ONE! The copper band contrasting the diamond is one of the prettiest, most organic looks and I’m a fan! By MothandFlameJewelry.
28. Herkimer and pink tourmaline ring
29. Large herkimer diamond ring
Herkimer diamonds are stunning! This is one of my favorite ethical engagement rings and it is affordable, too! This is a simple, yet elegant ring you’ll love to wear. By GaiasCandy.
30. Morganite non-traditional engagement diamond rings
This round-shaped morganite ring makes a perfect alternative to a diamond. By Capucinne.
31. Unique cluster ring
Ooh, sparkly: this ring has aquamarine and diamond clusters throughout. By Artemer.
32. White diamond solitaire alternative engagement rings
This stylish band is perfect for someone that wants an engagement ring that doesn’t stick up. It has a solitaire in the center that sparkles but doesn’t stand up as tall (with a high setting) like most classic rings. By byAngeline.
33. Faceted alternative engagement rings
Ah, a gorgeous raw diamond ring! Stunning. By byAngeline.
34. Unconventional engagement ring
35. Twig and branch ring
A twig-inspired band with a delicate leaf, accented by a rough diamond center. Unconventional engagement rings + nature-inspired? Love it! By ASecondTime.
36. Woodland inspired
This ring features a twig/branch inspired band and a center halo design. By ASecondTime.
37. Simple engagement ring
I say simple, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t stunning! This is one of our favorite engagement rings with baguettes along the center; it is perfect for brides looking for engagement rings that don’t stick up since the diamonds are set next to each other and lie flat. By Artemer.
38. Morganite and sapphire non-diamond ring
This is one of the best non-traditional engagement rings for brides who crave a simple, non-diamond style. By Capucinne.
39. Kite cut moissanite non-traditional engagement rings
40. Double-band non-traditional diamond ring
I love this modern style! By Capucinne.
41. Round garnet ring
42. Rainbow sapphire engagement ring
What a gorgeous array of colors! This rainbow engagement ring is unique and one-of-a-kind. By Artemer.
43. Matte solitaire ring with bezel set diamond
A simple, yet elegant ring for the non-traditional bride. Handmade by Capucinne.
44. Rhodite garnet ring
What a stunning combination of garnet and rhodite stones! Check out this gorgeous engagement ring by Andrea Bonelli Jewelry.
Sparkling emerald does not disappoint on this absolutely beautiful pick by MinimalVS.
46. Three-stone watermelon tourmaline
Wow, I’ve never seen anything like this tourmaline ring in the colors of watermelon: pinks and greens enhance this trio in a stunning way. By MinimalVS.
47. Chevron engagement band
For brides who want engagement rings without diamonds, here’s the perfect solution. This engagement ring has no diamonds — it’s made with a man-made alternative — and has no center stone! It’s a great alternative ring if you want just a simple, elegant band. It is super affordable, too. By Modern Gents.
48. Salt and pepper engagement ring with wedding band
A perfect, stunning nature-inspired combination: this engagement ring with wedding band is the set you’ve been waiting for! By ThreeLayers.
49. Mint sapphire ring
WOW. If you love a big, bold, sparkly statement piece, this mint sapphire engagement ring is it! By MinimalVS.
50. Rough uncut emerald
WOW. This is a stunning piece of art you can wear on your finger! Love, love, love. By TheFoxandStone.
51. Blue diamond
Now THIS is a unique ring: this blue diamond is so sparkly! Get it at MinimalVS.
52. Unique geometric engagement ring
If you love a geometric style, get this alternative engagement ring by MinimalVS.
53. Diamond opal
54. Engagement ring without diamond
If you want an engagement ring without a stone — at all! — this band is perfect. It has a free-spirited, boho look and feel. By MinimalVS.
55. Modern moonstone alternative engagement rings
A rainbow moonstone engagement ring and a v-shaped modern wedding ring: a perfect pair! By Metalicious.
56. Oval halo salt and pepper diamond ring
I LOVE THIS ONE! It’s gorgeous. By ShopClementine.
57. Diamond flower engagement ring
Wow, these petals are made of diamonds! This is one of the best conflict-free engagement rings 2020 has to offer. Sparkly + oh-so-unique. By Artemer.
58. Eclipse engagement ring
I love the color and style of this ring inspired by an eclipse! By MinimalVS.
59. Gold sapphire
If you’re looking for an engagement ring with sapphire, this is a gorgeous one! By All Wired Up.
60. Engagement ring without center stone
If you’re looking for an engagement ring without a center stone in the middle, this is a beautiful, modern, and unique choice. By MinimalVS.
61. Leaf alternative engagement rings
Stunning! This band features a leaf-inspired design and a conflict-free diamond in its center. By SivanLotan.
62. Boho engagement ring
If you’re looking for non-traditional engagement rings with boho inspiration, we found it! By MinimalVS.
63. Art deco inspired emerald ring
64. Moss agate unconventional engagement rings
Whoa, this has a unique moss agate stone in the center of this engagement ring. I love the shape! By MinimalVS.
65. Opal stone non-traditional engagement rings
This unique opal stone engagement ring is handcrafted by HawkHouse.
66. Sunset engagement ring
An alternative style that resembles a sunset. Perfection! By MinimalVS.
67. Labradorite cage ring
Here’s a unique cage-style ring in elegant labradorite, a stunning stone. By LexLuxe.
68. Radiant rose-cut diamond
A natural diamond that has not been treated in any way for a totally natural, organic look. By RubyPierceJewelry.
69. Tourmaline quartz ring
Want a truly unique engagement ring? This quartz ring is a great choice! By LexLuxe.
Stylish and vintage-inspired. By Capucinne.
71. Gradient style baguette diamonds
Now this is art deco at its finest! Love this style by Artemer.
72. Pave crown
This gold and diamond ring shines bright. I love the elegant crown-inspired design. By Artemer.
73. Antique art deco engagement ring
If you’d like an art deco engagement ring with vintage style, you’ll admire this alternative style by Artemer.
74. Pear blue sapphire ring
This is a very unconventional engagement ring and I love it. By MinimalVS.
75. Orange and blue sapphire ring set
Would you wear this engagement ring? I would! I love its unique nature-inspired look and feel. By MinimalVS.
76. Rough diamond ring
See other rough, raw diamonds here!
77. Diamonds and moonstones
78. Unique nerdy inspired engagement ring
Great for a Harry Potter wedding!
79. Engagement ring with unique band
Called the “Sail” ring, this engagement ring has an antique feel and hand-carved band that spreads out from the stone and then narrows and widens again. One of the unique engagement rings you can buy on Etsy right now with a special band detail to set it apart. By JYaffa.
80. Emerald cut engagement ring
81. Cluster engagement ring
82. Trillion style
This unique style features a design filled with elegant ruby red gemstones. By Capucinne.
83. Labradorite engagement ring
84. Fingerprint engagement rings
Yup, these are made with your ACTUAL fingerprints! Great non-traditional engagement rings for brides who don’t want diamonds. By CaitlynMinimalist.
85. Kite diamond
I love the way this band turns! What a gorgeous, inspiring, and ethical engagement ring… plus, it is affordable (UNDER $65!) By RawTheStone.
86. Peach sapphire nontraditional engagement ring
Sparkling, five-stone ring with brilliant sapphires. By Oore.
87. Sparkling twig diamond band
Another option for an engagement ring that doesn’t stick out! Perfect for wearing every day. By Oore.
89. Minimalist engagement ring
Sweet + simple. By GraceBaskerville.
90. Three stone moissanite engagement rings
Conflict free engagement rings, handmade to order. By MelissaTysonDesigns.
91. Moss agate ring
This moss agate ring is ethical, unique, and makes a beautiful non-traditional diamond ring alternative. By Capucinne.
92. Pear diamond cluster ring
93. Black triangle diamond
For the modern bride who wants a different engagement ring. By Capucinne.
94. Rough diamond engagement ring
95. Pearl and quartz set
If you want unconventional engagement rings with pearls and unique crystal quartz stones, we found this! By MothandFlameJewelry.
96. Rose quartz engagement ring set
97. Raw gemstone rings
98. Faceted black quartz engagement ring
99. Tourmaline diamond ring
And last but not least, opal. This stunning engagement ring is perfect for the non-traditional bride. By Capucinne.
Alternative Engagement Rings
What do you think of these non-traditional ring styles? Which one would you pick? I seriously love them all. Tell us your favorite(s) in the comments below!
P.S. Keep that ring looking gorgeous (and keep it safe when washing hands, cleaning, going to the gym, etc.) by placing it in a ring dish. Here’s a beautiful handmade dish we love from ThePaintedPress.
I like these so much, I’m giving one away to a lucky EB reader: enter below for your chance to win it!
• Enter between 6/1/23-6/14/23 (11:59pm EST)
• Prize: One (1) ring dish by ThePaintedPress as shown here
• Prize value: $24 + free shipping to USA | International winner pays shipping
• No cash value
• Winner will be randomly selected on 10/26 and announced on this blog post and emailed directly
• Winner has 72 business hours to confirm or new winner will be selected
P.S. Once you have the ring, start planning the engagement party!