While Offbeat Brides don't always follow traditional wedding conventions, I do notice that lots of offbeat proposals happen during the traditional time between Thanksgiving and New Years. People like getting engaged during the holidays for all sorts of reasons — things already feel special, families are often all assembled, it's a dark time of year that can use some extra light, you're thinking about new beginnings with solstice and new years, etc.
Let's take a look at some of my very favorite offbeat engagement rings, giving you plenty of time to order your bling and scheme your proposal. Now, of course you don't need an engagement ring (we've featured lots of non-ring alternatives) but if you're into a little bling, I'm here to help. Oh and I'm including both women's AND men's rings, because I know that some of you ladies like proposing your mens and/or wearing masculine rings yourself.
As always with posts like these, CLICK THE PICTURES to learn more about each ring and where to buy it.
Diamonds: ethical, black, and otherwise
Organic and nature-inspired rings are our jam these days. This one totally rocks that look.
Edgy as hell and I'm so digging it.
So vintage-inspired and so stealing my heart!
For that sassy Slytherin in your life jonesing for emeralds!
This vintage engagement ring is like Gatsby come to life.
Non-diamond engagement rings: Rubies, sapphires, morganite, topaz, etc.
This video game-inspired blue sapphire engagement ring was custom designed for a client by Joseph Jeweler, a Bellevue-Redmond-Seattle (Greater Seattle area) jeweler… Seattle is home to many video game and tech businesses, and lots of amazing nerds. The ring features marquise blue sapphires bezel set into a flower with feathered wings and twisted rope accents along the shank that are inspired by the video game Kingdom Hearts.
Two-tone pink is exactly the amount of pinks that we need in our lives.
There's just something about a light colored gemstone that tickles my heartstrings.
Flower and nature-inspired engagement rings
I couldn't stop myself from showing off some rings inspired by flowers and nature. Swoon!
Tungsten! Titanium! Platinum! For those who want to get down on one knee and propose to their male or masculine-identified partner or just aren't into diamonds for an engagement ring…
What rings did we miss? Share links to your awesome engagement ring findings in the comments!