12 Unique Engagement Rings for the Alternative Bride

Whether you're the bride-to-be or need ideas for your Pinterest board, these 12 unconventional engagement rings will inspire you to step outside the diamond solitaire norm.

Yasuko Azuma Emerald Muguet Ring

yasuko azuma emerald maguet ring with diamonds

$1,365, ylang23.com

Set with an emerald and diamonds, this 18-karat yellow gold ring is designed to be worn alone or paired with a curved diamond band.

Catbird Mathilde the Swan Ring

catbird jewelry mathilde the swan black diamond ring

$3,200, catbirdnyc.com

Consider yourself a black swan? Go with a black diamond, the alternative to white with the same amount of strength. The rose-cut center calls back to a vintage style.

Melissa Joy Manning Clear White Diamond Ring

melissa joy manning clear white diamond ring

$1,400, melissajoymanning.com

Simple and unassuming, this ring is perfect for that effortlessly cool friend — we all have one. The slim band design is ideal for creating a unique stack.

Vale Jewelry Aurora Ring With Morganite

vale jewelry aurora morganite ring

$1,150, valejewelry.com

Morganite has been hot on the engagement circuit for a few years now. Named after J.P. Morgan (fun fact), this durable pink stone makes a stunning center for any ring.

Jennie Kwon Champagne Diamond Solitaire Echo Ring

jennie kwon champagne diamond solitaire echo ring

$2,200, jenniekwondesigns.com

Blend tradition with contemporary and sport this Jennie Kwon ring. A champagne diamond center is offset by deco details on the side.

Tiffany & Co. Soleste Ring

tiffany soleste aquamarine ring

$5,700, tiffany.com

From the Tiffany Soleste collection, this ring features two rows of pave diamonds and an aquamarine center. Birthstone or not, this blue stone makes for a beautiful reminder of your love.

Anna Sheffield Hazeline Rose Gold Solitaire Ring

anna sheffield hazeline rose gold solitaire ring

$2,200, stoneandstrand.com

Designed specifically as an alternative engagement ring, this Anna Sheffield creation has a "diamond" center made from solid rose gold. A real black diamond dots the bottom to give the classic look a little more edge.

Suzanne Kalan 18K Rose Gold Baguette Band

suzanne kalan baguette diamond band ring

$6,160, suzannekalan.com

This best-selling eternity band from Suzanne Kalan features signature white diamond baguettes. Forget the center — this ring makes a statement all its own.

Selim Mouzannar Large Diamond and Tanzanite Ring

selim mouzannar large diamond and tanzanite ring

$2,750, ylang23.com

Tanzanite makes a great choice when going for the heirloom style. This cocktail ring looks even better when paired with a rose gold band.

Grace Lee Rustic-Diamond Ring

grace lee rustic diamond ring

$2,390, barneys.com

Go big with this 2.33 carat rustic diamond ring from Grace Lee. A slender 1-millimeter band falls in line with the trendy delicate look.

Mociun Capella Stone Cluster Ring

$2,500, mociun.com

Brooklyn-based Mociun makes plenty of engagement-worthy designs. This handmade ring melds a Colombian emerald with clusters of black and white diamonds. Stack it up to create a one-of-a-kind look.

Irene Neuwirth Opal and Diamond Stacking Ring

$5,980, ylang23.com

Opals and diamonds go so well together — just like you and your boo. Whether you add another band or wear it solo, there's no threat of blending in with a ring like this.