10 Exquisite Engagement Rings For Those Who Want Something Different

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

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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

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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

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Diamond Aquamarine Engagement Ring, popRing, €359 ?

White Moonstone Ring, ShiriAvda, €527.60

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