Are you planning on sharing your proposal on social media? Create an unforgettable moment! Start with these unique and cool engagement rings for 2020.
We’re fast coming up on one of the hottest times of the years to get engaged. According to a recent survey, July and August are two of the most popular months for partners to get down on one knee. If you’re hoping to get engaged soon, you need two things: a ring and a whole lot of courage.
While we can’t help you with the courage part, we’re happy to show you some cool engagement rings that your beloved will adore. Think that it’s all about diamonds? Guess again, while diamonds are in constant demand, they’re an option, and some of these rings feature other gorgeous gemstones.
Do you want a hand finding the perfect ring to make them take your hand? Then you’re in luck, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Read on and discover unique engagement ring ideas that you’re going to love.
1. Right Royal Inspiration
While the British royal family may not usually be considered style icons, Princess Diana certainly was. That’s why her engagement ring, now worn by Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, is a stunning piece.
The ring was worn by Diana before she got married to Prince Charles in 1981. It was also inspired by a brooch worn by Queen Victoria, so this jewelry design has a lot of heritage behind it. As it was his late mother’s, it holds a huge amount of sentimental value for Prince William.
It’s also got a lot of monetary value.
This ring is a true piece of art. A Ceylon sapphire sits in its center, surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. The result is an incredible ring that’s full of character and augments the beauty of whoever wears it.
While you may not be able to buy said royal ring, you won’t be too hard-pressed to find a ring that boasts a similar design.
2. Old-School Style
If you’re interested in cool engagement rings that stand out, Jackie Kennedy’s ring could be your inspiration. This art-deco ring features a large emerald in its center and two diamonds. Alongside these stones, you’ll find other, longer diamonds called baguette diamonds.
The ring features floral detailing that makes it stand out and add a refined, cultured, and oh-so-beautiful edge to an already amazing ring. It is elegance in ring form and would make a suitable ring for your first lady.
3. Go Ethical
If you are set on a diamond ring for your loved one but don’t want to feel ethical pangs, we’d suggest looking for a lab-grown diamond. These unique stones make for your unique engagement rings that you won’t have to feel guilty about buying.
Lab-grown diamonds are as beautiful as mined ones and can be made to any size or carat that you would like. You’ll get a gorgeous ring and know that you aren’t funding warlords.
Even better, these diamonds are cheaper than the mined equivalents. Up to 30 percent cheaper in fact. Every cent counts when you’re planning a wedding, so this is hard to beat.
4. Consider a Vintage Ring
When you’re looking to buy engagement rings, do you ever think of looking for vintage rings? While getting a second-hand engagement ring might seem like cheating, don’t bring out your pitchforks just yet.
Buying a vintage ring gives you access to a range of styles that have fallen out of fashion in recent years but have never fallen out of style. For instance, Jackie Kennedy’s ring would be classed as a vintage ring.
If you are interested in buying a vintage engagement ring, you need to do your research. Make sure that you know what you’re buying and make sure that the stone(s) is authentic.
You should also see if you can get the ring resized and then take it to a jeweler for cleaning and any necessary work.
5. What Metal Should You Use?
What metal would you like your engagement ring to be made of? The classic choice is yellow gold and white gold but what if you want to stand out?
Platinum is a great choice for a precious metal that makes for more unusual engagement rings. It’s a high-shine metal that looks incredibly stylish. It is, however, a more expensive choice than gold.
If you’d like to try something other than gold, consider palladium. This metal looks like chrome and has a gorgeous shine. It looks particularly good with diamonds but would also work well with emeralds and sapphires.
6. Cool Engagement Rings Don’t Come Cooler Than Raw Stone Rings
If you want a ring that will stand out and won’t look like any other engagement ring, consider raw stone engagement rings. The rings in these stones aren’t highly polished and manicured.
They are uncut stones that have come straight from a mine and been fitted on to a ring. If your loved one is a mover and shaker who wants to stand out from the crowd, a raw stone ring could be exactly what they’re looking for.
7. Think About Your Ideal Stone Shape
What do you picture when you think of an engagement ring. Do you see a huge stone set into a ring? This is only one of the many possibilities that you can take advantage of when choosing an engagement ring.
Jewelers can cut precious stones into any shape that they like. If you’re interested in making a true statement of love, consider a heart-shaped stone for instance. If you’ve got an idea for a custom stone shape, speak to your jeweler and see if they can make it happen.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed our guide to cool engagement rings. If you’re getting ready to get down on bended knee, we wish you the very best of luck!
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