There are lots of reasons for wanting an engagement ring without a gemstone. Maybe you want a stone-free engagement ring because you’re hard on jewelry. Maybe you want a no-stone engagement ring because you’re just not into bling. Maybe you’re a more understated, or minimal person.
Regardless, this much is clear: you still want it to feel special. You don’t want it to just feel like a simple wedding band. You want some pizazz. This in mind, we’ve rounded up 13 unique engagement rings without stones. Most of these work for the ladies in the house — those of you who identify as wanting something a bit more dainty. But some of them run a bit more masculine, if you’re proposing to a dude-type person. There are some geeky options here, some minimalist options, and some more dainty organic vibes.
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These are the 10 most popular engagement rings with Offbeat Bride readers right now. Do you see yours?
Lake County Diamonds are mostly clear and very hard, ranking from 7.5 to 8 (and possibly as high as 9) on the Mohs Scale. They have been used commercially and industrially, but are in greatest demand as semi-precious gems. Lake County Diamonds may be set uncut for a rough natural look, or faced to set off their inner fire which compares in brilliance to African carbon diamonds.
I didn’t know?! I would love to hear from someone who has one of these rings — does it stand up to daily wear? Does it catch on things? How’s the durability? So many questions.
Can we talk about this stackable hammered ring? Loving that more rustic, hammered texture! Loving the slim, super wearable design… this ring is only about 2mm wide. I love how the more masculine hammered texture contrasts with that narrow feminine feel. Also pretty affordable, at $500.
Trend 2: Moissanite
I get why this one is so popular — it’s super affordable! A timeless design for under $250, featuring a moissonite stone. Moissanite was first discovered in Arizona inside a meteor crater! It’s a natural gemstone, but most moissonite these days is created in a lab, so there is no environmental disruption in the creation of the gem.
The biggest difference between diamonds and moissanite (besides being two different gemstone families entirely) is that moissanite gems have about twice the amount of fire that a diamond has. A gemstone’s sparkle is made up of two parts: fire and brilliance. Brilliance is the white light, while fire is the colored rainbow light. Jewelers can tell the difference between moissanite and diamond because of the fire, but most people cannot see the difference. Mainly, more color comes out of moissanite than out of a diamond’s sparkle. It’s like traditional meets just the tiniest bit of offbeat.
Geometric engagement rings are my shiiiiiit, yo. From hexagonal diamonds to kite-shaped gemstones to intricate and bold angular settings, I’m into these bold angles. This grey hexagon diamond ring with its white diamond crown has such an art deco vibe. I love salt and pepper diamonds and bold lines, don’t you?!
Trend 4: Organic elements with leaves & florals
Oh we’ve gone from geometric to organic vibes! This handmade 14k twig and leaf ring made in two gold colors and set with a beautiful opal of your choosing. Two small diamonds add some sparkle to the design… so perfect for a fairy wedding.
Aww, I recognize this ring — Offbeat Brides love MetalWender! A tribute to the wonderful world of Final Fantasy VII, this ring is inspired by the details and story of Aerith Gainsborough. On the head are filigree details based off a scepter and final weapon in the game for Aeris, while on the sides there are church windows. Hot.MetalWender does a ton of geek inspired jewelry, and gamer inspired engagement rings.
Trend 6: pear cuts
Are you kidding me with this vintage-styled Black Rutilated Quartz engagement ring set? Loving the pear shape, loving the curved band, loving that it’s under $700. Also, it’s available in opal:
Trend 7: Celestial inspired engagement rings
Ok, this is actually a set from Michellia… a ring shaped like the big dipper ursa major constellation, that then stacks with one of their accent rings. Are you dying?? Look at how the set looks together:
They also make this mind-blower, which feels like an astral starburst:
Did we miss your engagement ring? What 2021 ring trends are you loving? Drop a link in the comments!