King meets queen, then the puppy love thing; seems like the perfect time to start thinking engagement rings. This might be the time that your man starts to sweat when he realizes that he has to pick a ring that you will say yes to. We admit, we don’t make it any easier with Pinterest boards filled with 738 different rings and ten wedding magazines stacked on the coffee table with too many pages dogeared. But that doesn’t mean we don’t trust our boy to read our minds and put a (fabulous) ring on it.
We’re still into that classic white-gold-with-one-diamond ring, but we know you’re so much more than the basic, Instagram-inspired fiancé, and you want a ring that will reflect that. From different shapes to stunning colours, we’ve compiled a list of five engagement rings for the non-basic girl.
1. Rose Gold Errthing
Step away from the white or yellow gold and have a little fun with rose gold. We know it will look good with your rose gold laptop, rose gold phone and everything else you own. It’s still classy and elegant, but shows a little more personality. It’s not just a trend, it’s a lasting statement of your love and who you are as a person. We adore this 14KT Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Ring, the oval diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds is too gorgeous for words, and the rose gold really brings the whole ring together.
2. Pear Shaped Diamond
The cut of a diamond can change the whole ring and talk to the kind of girl that you are. You aren’t a round, like-everyone-else kind of girl, you need a ring that is more unique and stands out amongst the crowd. A different shaped diamond is the perfect way to show a little more character. We are obsessed with pear shaped diamonds like this White Gold Pear Shape Halo Diamond engagement ring. The unique shape compliments anyone’s hand and the delicate round diamonds surrounding the pear diamond add to the magical sparkle.
3. Morganite Gemstone
Who says your engagement ring needs to have a clear diamond to catch one’s eye? You can switch things up and try out a different stone as the shining star. Morganite gemstones are underrated when it comes to their soft blush colour and how they look when next to rose gold and diamonds makes us want to shout “hell yes!”. This Rose Gold Diamond and Morganite ring is the perfect combination of all our favourite engagement ring attributes, coming together for one breathtaking ring.
4. Add a little Tanzanite
If you’re looking for something with a little more colour, that is far from the traditional clear diamond, adding a pop of tanzanite blue to your engagement ring will shine like your personality. The bold, beautiful stone is complimented with diamonds and white gold on this 14KT White Gold Diamond Oval Tanzanite ring. If the pop of colour wasn’t enough to catch your eye, this ring also touches on another unique trend – a East-West setting. This setting is seriously special as the diamond is placed horizontally on the band, as opposed to the classic settings which typically feature a vertically placed stone. Wear your heart on your sleeve and your love on your finger, and if blue is your colour than embrace it.
5. Diamonds in Abundance
Just like you have more than one BFF, you’re allowed to have more than main diamond too. Consider filling your ring with lots of little diamonds, all contributing to the massive sparkle on your finger like this 14KT White Gold Diamond ring that delicately more places more than 50 little diamonds in an elegant square and across the band. The result is stunning and proves you’re anything but basic.
Love this last ring? We do too. Lucky for you, you could be wearing it if your partner enters our giveaway! In partnership with Paris Jewellers we will be giving away the White Gold Diamond Ring to one lucky person. Calling all love birds, now’s your chance to start saving for the wedding and get the engagement ring on us. To enter, have your partner share your relationship story and why he or she wants to marry you. We want all the mushy details and the fairytale story, so send your love over HERE to enter!
Rachel is a native Calgarian deeply in love with our beautiful city. Always on the hunt for the best tacos, donuts, and lattes this city has to offer, Rachel is a foodie with an affection for the fit life. Her love of food holds hands with her love for all things fitness; spin, lifting, boxing, hot yoga, snowboarding, hiking – try and keep up.