6 Non-Traditional Engagement Rings We Love

Kicking “Typical” to the Curb with These Stunning Sparklers

When it comes to getting engaged, your ring should be one thing above all else: a reflection of you. If you’re someone who likes to kick tradition to the curb and shake up the status quo, you might find that a traditional princess cut diamond just isn’t doing it for you. Today, then, we’ve rounded up our favorite non-traditional engagement rings for all of the lovers who march to the beat of their own dreamy drum—and who are seeking a ring that does the same.

Featured photo from Ashlee & Mike’s Proposal by Megan Ernst Photography

Sapphire and Micropavé Diamond Halo Ring

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Is there anything more stunning than a sapphire? We happen to think not, which is why Blue Nile’s Sapphire and Micropavé Diamond Halo Ring tops our list of non-traditional engagement rings we love. We’re especially swooning over the balance this one strikes—the oval shape and diamond halo both feel timeless and a little more traditional, while the stunning sapphire stone adds an unmistakably modern (and one-of-a-kind) twist to this one.


Four Stone Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring

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If your partner wants something non-traditional, but isn’t willing to forego the diamonds (can you blame her?), we love the idea of opting for Blue Nile’s Four Stone Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring. This one offers up a classic cut—you can’t go wrong with emerald-cut diamond, after all—but in a non-traditional four-stone design that’s sure to turn more than a few curious heads.


Morganite and Diamond Halo Cushion Ring

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For the hopeless romantic who loves all-things pretty-in-pink, but wants a ring that stands out from the masses, this morganite engagement ring might just be a perfect fit. We especially love that the massive morganite stone is surrounded by a halo of diamonds for some serious added sparkle.


Studio Empress Diamond Engagement Ring

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Opting for a non-traditional engagement ring doesn’t just mean swapping out the diamond for a different stone—it can also mean opting for a band that’s anything but ordinary. We love this split-shank engagement ring from Blue Nile, as it has all of the traditional sparkle you’d expect to find in an engagement ring, but with one glaring difference: a band that’s twice as stunning as your everyday engagement ring.


Aquamarine and Diamond Infinity Twist Ring

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When it comes to non-traditional engagement rings, aquamarine might just take the gemstone cake in our opinion. Its stunning light-and-airy, oceanic hue manages to feel both celebratory and romantic, while still straying far from the typical diamond. We especially love that this aquamarine engagement ring comes with an infinity twist band—for double the break from tradition.


Emerald and Diamond Ring

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If we said this one has us green with envy, would you roll your eyes? We’re obsessed (as in really obsessed) with the dreamy green hue of this emerald engagement ring—we love this option for the partner who isn’t afraid to stray far from all-things typical.

Still not sure of your partner’s ring preference? Take a look at Blue Nile’s recently purchased rings here to help you figure out which style speaks your lover’s language.