Put a ring on it: 5 unique engagement rings
When it comes to love and romance, February takes the calendar. Cupid’s arrow hits its mark on Feb. 14 and, albeit a lesser-known holiday, Feb. 26 is all about storybook romance with “Tell a Fairy Tale Day.” Oh, and let’s not forget the roses being handed out on The Bachelor on prime time television.
With all that love in the air, it’s no wonder we’ve got engagement rings on our minds.
Sure, a diamond may be a girl’s best friend, but some other gorgeous jewels are ready for their time to shine, too. Couples are flirting with more unique styles of rings—case-in-point, this Etsy shop owner has had a hard time keeping up with the demand for her Harry Potter engagement rings.
Looking for some interesting alternatives to simple solitaires adorned with a sparkly diamond? Point your ring finger toward these beauties!
We’ve always been green with envy of the May birthday girls because they were blessed with emerald birthstones. The Pantone color institute named this gorgeous jewel tone its color of the year a couple years back, and, ever since, we haven’t been able to get enough. Diamonds flank the emerald stone on this princess-cut emerald ring. Emerald and diamond ring, Zales, $577.15
Queen of hearts
You’ve heard of heart of gold, yes? How about a heart made of a diamond. We love how round diamonds nestle around this princess-cut center diamond to form a heart-shape on this stunner. Diamond engagement ring, $699.99, Jared
From bright, royal blue tanzanite stones to regal sapphires, we’ve got our eyes (and hearts) set on something blue. This vintage-inspired pear-shaped sapphire ring with diamond accents is elegant with a deep blue stone framed with sparkly diamonds. Sapphire vintage-style ring, $399.99, Zales
The color red symbolizes love and adventure, so, naturally, rubies make sense on an engagement ring. They look especially good when paired with a red manicure! Let a duo of genuine rubies complement the dazzling diamond ring. Keepsake Ruby Blossom engagement ring, $198, Walmart
To infinity and beyond
Say yes to a lifetime of love with an infinity ring. We love the symbol that the infinity loops carry, and how they can serve as a sparkly reminder that you’ve made a commitment to a lifetime of love and that possibilities are endless. Diamond infinity ring, $129.99, Kay Jewelers