With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you might be thinking about ‘popping the question’. If you are looking for a ring that’s different but still very special, we have found a selection of amazing alternative engagement rings.

Engagement rings don’t have to be a solitaire diamond. There are so many alternative engagement rings, from other diamond rings and coloured stones, to fingerprinted rings and even black stones.

Some people say you should spend two to three months salary on an engagement ring… we say spend what you like. There are some beautiful rings out there for less than £50 and then there are some for millions. It’s not about the ring, it’s about the question you are asking. So, don’t feel that you have to spend a fortune to please; you don’t!

Here are eight of our favourite alternative engagement rings…

‘Elaria’ Ring from 77 Diamonds

Elaria alternative engagement ring

If you are looking for an engagement ring with a twist on a traditional diamond ring, then you will love Elaria. It’s a beautiful geometric design with the centre stone framed by a hexagonal halo of small round diamonds.

18k White Gold with 0.18 Carat Diamond

£946.52 (in the January Sale)

9ct Rose Gold Diamond and Morganite Ring from Ernest Jones

9ct Rose Gold Diamond and Morganite alternative engagement ring

It seems pink is quite in at the moment for rings. Morganite is a very pretty pink, and looks amazing when set in rose gold. This elegant 9ct rose gold diamond ring exudes effortless feminine beauty. The pink hues of the unusual morganite, styled with the popular princess cut, delivers fresh, contemporary style.

9ct Rose Gold


Fingerprint Wedding Ring from Serendipity Diamonds

Fingerprint Wedding Ring

Although classed as a wedding ring, how lovely would it be to give your ‘fiancée’ a ring with your fingerprint on it? Each fingerprint is laser engraved and polished to create a truly exceptional design.

Fairtrade 18k White Gold


Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring from Etsy

Art Deco Diamond alternative engagement ring

We love this vintage-look two stone diamond engagement ring. The two stones mean ‘Always and Forever Together’, and symbolise you and your partner. This custom-made ring has round brilliant cut diamonds set with diamond arches.

White Gold with 0.3 Carat Diamonds


Onyx Trillion Ring from Midwinter Co.

Onyx Trillion alternative engagement ring

Fancy something completely out of the box? How about a beautiful onyx engagement ring to wow your fiancée? This ring features a trillion cut onyx gemstone set inverted in your choice of metal with three freeform prongs. If you have a bigger budget, a black diamond would be fabulous!

Bright Sterling Silver with 5mm Trillion Onyx Gemstone


Always in My Heart Ring from dovile b.

Always in My Heart alternative engagement ring

If you are looking for a really unique engagement ring then you will love this ‘Always in my Heart’ ring. The miniature hand holds a teardrop shape red garnet – wow! The stone held in the hand represents the heart of the loved one.

Sterling Silver with Red Garnet


Pear Shape Rose Cut Diamond Ring from Alison Titus Jewelry

Pear Shape Rose Cut Diamond alternative engagement ring

Diamonds don’t have to be the traditional variety. This beautiful ring features a silvery-grey conflict free, pear shaped, rose cut diamond set into a hand fabricated band (metal of your choice). Isn’t it stunning?

Rose Gold with Silvery-Grey, Rose Cut Diamond

Forget Me Knot Ring From Jessica Poole

Forget Me Knot alternative engagement ring

This is so cute! Jessica Poole’s ‘Forget Me Knot’ ring is inspired by the knot as an enduring symbol of love, friendship and remembrance.

Available in Brushed or Polished Silver, 18ct White or Yellow Gold, and Platinum

From £110

So you see, engagement rings don’t have to be all about the diamond. We hope we have given you some inspiration in your search for an alternative engagement ring.

PS, congratulations on your engagement. We know it will be a ‘yes’ with a ring like one of these!

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