5 Alternatives To A Traditional Solitaire Engagement Ring

A classic engagement ring is often a white diamond solitaire. A white diamond solitaire engagement ring is beautiful but you could consider other ways of showing you wish to get married. 

There are many reasons not to go down the traditional route. Perhaps you or your bride-to-be wants to be different or unique. Maybe, there isn't the budget to buy a diamond ring, or perhaps you don't want to put pressure on the man to give a diamond ring.  Of course, you really need to know your partner if you want to get married but do not want to propose in a traditional way, so perhaps discuss your feelings about this together beforehand, if you do not care about surprising them.

However, there are many reasons not to buy a diamond solitaire engagement ring, so let's have a look at the alternatives to a traditional diamond engagement ring.

A black diamond ring
So if you are still thinking of a ring for the proposal, you could consider a black diamond ring. Black diamonds are unique and different and will make a big statement. They are also a fraction of the price of traditional diamond rings that are almost clear or white in colour. This type of ring is perfect for the non-traditionalist bride. Perhaps they have an alternative lifestyle. There are many reasons to buy a black diamond ring.  

moissanite ring

Moissanite is another stone used as an alternative to a diamond. Moissanite is the name given to silicon carbide, a crystal that occurs naturally or can be made in a laboratory. It is almost colourless and has many of the properties of diamond, such as a similar hardness. What is great about moissanite is that no one can detect that it isn't a real diamond with the naked eye. It is very affordable, often being at least a quarter of the price of a similar diamond, and thus makes it a perfect diamond substitute. 

A necklace

A necklace is a great choice if your partner works in an occupation where a ring could get damaged. A key necklace is one idea to be given as a proposal as a key symbolises the key to a person's heart. Another idea would be a heart necklace or a locket engraved with a message. As you can see a necklace can be the perfect way of proposing to a loved one.

An apple tree

Planting a tree together like an apple tree is a wonderful symbol of your betrothal to each other. An apple tree is a good choice because they last years and you can watch it grow together as your love and devotion grows. It's a romantic gift and especially so for those that like nature. 

A star

Having a star named after your beloved can be a beautiful and romantic proposal. You can buy a kit online, and then take your loved one out on a clear night, put your arm around them, or get down on one knee, say you would love to get married and show them the star in their name. It's a unique and different way to propose. 

So here are 5 alternatives to a traditional solitaire engagement ring. Do you love any of these ideas?

*Collaborative post

1 comment

  1. Some very inventive ideas here. I love the sound of the apple tree