Choosing an alternative engagement ring can often be tricky, as the options are seemingly endless and there is no one rule book.
A unique engagement ring doesn’t have to be odd or eccentric (unless that's the intent). Simply put, an unconventional ring is one that steps outside the box of traditional Diamond solitaires, classic settings and stone combinations.
Choosing an unusual stone can be the first step to picking the perfect engagement ring. Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite, Tourmaline and Morganite are all beautiful alternatives to the traditional Diamond. They each posses very distinct and unique visual qualities which make them ideal candidates for a one of a kind, engagement ring.
If you are keen on the idea of a traditional Diamond, you can mix things up by adding a contemporary or vintage style setting. You can also opt for a black Diamond or play with new metals and textures.
It's also important to note your partner's style. Are they minimalistic? Do they like vintage? Are they into elaborate designs or do they like more organic free-form pieces? These are some of the things that can determine if the ring will be a twist on a classic halo engagement ring or a hexagon cut split band engagement ring.