Non-Traditional Wedding and Engagement Rings

Diamonds have been a staple in wedding and engagement jewelry for the longest time. That’s not surprising — they are elegant, durable, and timeless, perfectly symbolizing ever-lasting love.

Still, they aren’t the only option, nor are they perfect for all couples. Every relationship is unique and, as such, deserves a special wedding and engagement ring. Here at Sticks & Stones Jewelry we recognize that, which is why we offer an assortment of non-traditional rings to celebrate your union!

Unique Rings Through History

Princess Diana's Engagement Ring

Before diamonds made their big break in the mid-1900s, other gemstones were far more prominent in engagement rings. For example, Victorian-era royalty loved sapphires, and this tradition has continued for many generations. Even in the 1980s, Princess Diana’s famous engagement ring featured a blue sapphire, stunning the world with its beauty.

Emeralds and rubies weren’t far behind either — they’ve also found their places on the fingers of royalties and celebrities, such as Jacqueline Kennedy and Sarah Ferguson. During the Art Nouveau era, opal, citrine, moonstone, and amethyst became more popular. Considering that this period was characterized by a strong focus on nature, it’s only fitting.

Even today, many people are going back to these gemstones or choosing other unique ones to represent their love. Right now, birthstone charts are quite popular, so couples frequently select gemstones for their rings with their help. But you don’t have to stick to that — simply pick the color you like best or the gemstone that is somehow symbolic of your relationship. You’ll know what suits you best!

Rings Made of Non-Traditional Materials

Blue Brain Coral Engagement Ring

Incorporating sapphires, rubies, and other gemstones is a perfect way to set your ring apart from all the others. But if you want something even more unique and meaningful, we're here to help. We don’t just work with metal and gemstones. Instead, we also incorporate natural materials like wood, fossils, bone, antler, and any other materials you can imagine. We can even incorporate materials that you provide, like wood from a tree that fills you with memories, or gems from jewelry you've inherited from a loved one.

In other words, with our help, you can own a one-of-a-kind wedding ring unlike any other in the world. This type of ring will be more meaningful and precious to you than any diamond. In many ways, it will remind you of what your relationship means to you every time you look at it.

If you want a ring with some particular gemstone or specific material, let us know! We have experience in making unique, non-traditional wedding jewelry, so we’ll be able to turn most of your ideas into reality. Still, to make sure we’re delivering the best service possible, we’ll need to discuss your wishes in detail. Check out our custom orders page for more information.

Show Off Your Love With a Non-Traditional Ring

Brain Coral and Woolly Mammoth Tooth Engagement Rings

A growing number of couples are realizing that they want to express their love in an original, non-traditional way. Diamonds and classic shapes will always be in vogue, but unique cuts, colorful gemstones, and unusual materials are becoming more popular by the day. If you want to show the world how special your love is or simply own a reminder of it, contact us, and we’ll make your wishes come true!

 

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Written by Benjamin Posin
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