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These 10 Beautiful Engagement Rings Are Perfect For The Alternative Bride


By Jennifer McShane
30th Jul 2017
These 10 Beautiful Engagement Rings Are Perfect For The Alternative Bride

Yes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend and fabulous and all that, but when it comes to engagement rings, not everyone wants a piece of jewellery the price of a small house. One of my best friends recently got engaged and she chose her ring for sentiment and because it was a ring perfectly suited to her personality – it was simple and beautiful and didn’t cost the earth. The most eye-catching rings won’t either. Because the fact that it’s expensive (or not) shouldn’t be a deal-breaker when making your choice.

Before you sign up for the usual diamond, why not consider?a coloured stone, something in rose gold, or a ring that’s been handmade?

We’ve picked out 10 of our of our favourite alternative engagement gems?for the bride who wants something different in the ring department.

Beth Gilmour 18ct Yellow Gold Green Diamond Ring at Design Yard, €1,585

Rose Cut Diamond Halo Ring at Etsy, €1,704

Ileana Makri 18-karat Rose Gold Diamond Eternity Ring, Net-A-Porter, €1,325

Chupi’s Sparkle In The Wild in Prasiolite, Chupi, €1,179

Antique Engagement Ring, Moissanite, Etsy, €611.91

Handmade Lemon Quartz ring, SlowackJewelry, €1,065.18 ?

Gucci Pearl-effect embellished flower ring, MatchesFashion.com, €450

Sydney Evan’s Scripted Love Ring, Intermix, €1,768

Diamond Aquamarine Engagement Ring, popRing, €359 ?

White Moonstone Ring, ShiriAvda, €527.60