Stone-less engagement rings that still ooze glamour #Stuff we love#engagement ring#non-diamond ring Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Apr 23 2013) Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin My partner and I are searching for my perfect engagement ring, but with one rule: It can't have any stones. I'm super tough on jewelry, so it also needs to be durable, and low-profile. But I also want it to still feel pretty and girly. All that being said, I don't just want a plain band for my engagement ring. So where can I find a durable, yet feminine engagement ring with no bling? -Ashley Lucky for you, I LOVE virtual shopping. I'm also a big fan of non-stoned (heh) engagement rings, as I had exactly that! In fact, that rose and white gold Nalani Tapered Ring is a thinner version of my engagement ring which I love to death. So here's a roundup of stone-less wedding bands that are tough but girly. Oh, and they start at a whopping $35… The cool knotted detail takes the place of any stone. The milgrain detail on the sides of this ring add a touch of pretty. The hand-woven pattern of this ring makes it more feminine than a plain band. The shape and design of this ring reminds me of something Elvish. Rings with dramatic, artsy patterns can easily take the place of engagement rings with stones. Instead of stones, these contrasting gold details add a little flair to this ring. This one isn't as low-profile as the others, but it's gorgeous and I LOVE how there's no center stone. Hand-engraved details can also take the place of a center stone and make bands look especially girly. I love rings with details on all sides. Hidden awesome. Get creative with a symbol instead of a stone, like this infinity symbol ring. The cool drop down on this ring makes it more than a plain 'ol band. You could rock an awesome ring guard that you can later slip your wedding band inside of! Or you can always hit up any one of our wonderful jewelry vendors (like Wexford, Joseph Jewelry, and Brilliant Earth!) and see if they can custom-make something to suit your specific needs. Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Bitty Kewpie dolls, a tiny love note, and huge love for this wedding NEXT Kimberly & Steve's '50s retro rockabilly wedding Show/Hide comments [ 29 ] Those are lovely. Just as a word of caution, I don't know the ways that you are "tough on jewelry" but if it's anything that involves getting dirty, be wary of getting anything that has tiny little crevasses or intricate detailing. My wedding band has three very small channel-set diamonds in it, and those little holes on the back get disgustingly filthy. I love my ring and I'm glad I have it, but the cleaning is an epic pain (and otherwise my really pretty ring looks very dingy). Reply I LONG for something from Patrick Irla on Etsy. Check these out: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61828074/hydrangea-blossom-ring-stacking-ring (My favorite. Sigh.) http://www.etsy.com/listing/61907703/tiny-bee-stacking-ring-silver-honey-bee http://www.etsy.com/listing/66892446/lady-bug-stacking-ring-14k-rose-gold-and Reply I'm a big fan of Patrick Irla, I have the honey bee ring : ) My only issue with it is that the wings snag on EVERYTHING since I am not super careful, I've lost a couple pairs of tights to the bee. I recently bought a pig ring from VeraMeat http://www.verameat.com/collections/finger-1/products/bitty-piglet-got-lucky, same problem. They are also pokey when shaking hands. But, they're awesome and adorable. Reply Holy crap! What gorgeous flower jewelry. I think you just found me my wedding earrings!! Reply Todd Alan Studios. He made my engagement ring, and I <3 it so very much. http://www.handwovenbands.com/ Reply Seconded! He made our wedding bands and they are gorgeous 🙂 Reply Silly Shiny on Etsy, apart from totally having my 30th bday present on it (an Infinity diamond ring, haven't decided which one though) also has no-stone knot and twist rings, like this one: http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/105558768/infinity-wedding-band-14k-unisex-wedding?ref=cat_gallery_1 Reply I'm particularly fond of Greenlake Jewelry Works: http://www.greenlakejewelry.com They have a lot of pretty ones without stones, and some of the ones with little accent stones would look just as good without the stones. Rather more than $35, though. Reply I was in this same boat when searching for my ring. Well, not my engagement ring because I just got a tattoo instead. But my wedding ring falls into this category. Here's a picture of my ring: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sk8bettyt/8632812372/in/set-72157633199336244 Reply *gasp* That rose and white gold ring – I'm officially obsessed. Love to see more rings like these in the future. 🙂 Reply These are all gorgeous! But I'm a little partial to the Nalani ring, it's my wedding ring. 🙂 I get a lot of compliments on it because it looks kinda vintage-y. I'm ring buddies with Megan. Woo hoo! Reply No way! Howdy ring twin! 🙂 Reply I am using a silver claddagh ring we bought on amazon.com for 12 dollars as my engagement ring. At first it was going to be a place holder til we could afford something more "diamond-y" then I looked at my hand and realized that I love my claddagh ring, and even though I still sometimes fight off doubts about not having a diamond, I wouldn't have it any other way. The puzzled looks I get being hispanic wearing a ring that is not associated with my culture is hilarious as well. Reply Love the cross-cultureness 🙂 My husband and I are of Irish decent and we both wore claddagh rings during our engagement. On our wedding day he got a new band (he needed a more durable metal than sterling silver) and I got an identical ring in a smaller size…and am now back to wearing my original engagement ring as my wedding band. I love it!! Reply BRENT AND JESS. OBB sponsors. Awesome rings. Nuff said. Reply I love all the rings you post. It all looks good at me.. Gorgeous! Reply A little late but I was recently searching for a gem-less ring myself. I had some pretty tough criteria (recycled material, made by an independent craftperson, low energy consumption to produce, simple and no gem) We ordered this twisted ring (they are handmade to order so it may be awhile before we recieve it), but I love the pictures: http://www.glasswingjewellery.com/userimages/procart16.htm ;13th ring on the page Reply A friend of mine just bought a ring without a stone from a Toronto-based designer who makes nature and water-inspired jewellery. She got this one and it's absolutely gorgeous and simple: http://www.anoukjewelry.com/collections/wedding.php?s=8&item=11 I love the organic feel of this one too http://www.anoukjewelry.com/collections/wedding.php?s=22&item=26 Reply My fiance proposed with a beautiful cladach on a knotwork band. Reply My stoneless ring is from Gemagenta on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/66639701/lingerie-ring-002-sterling-silver-hand?ref=favs_view_2 I'm in love with it and the seller is so helpful. I love blingy shiny things but i just never found a ring with stones on our limited budget that I just thought 'yes' to. The little holes do get a big claggy with hand cream etc but not too bad. Reply I know that the budget is always a problem when is the question about engagement. But, you can always find a combination of perfect design and diamond that you can afford. Mike and I have found a great deal on ww.randrjewelers.com, and we are very happy. I adore the bling and shine. Reply I have nothing against engagement rings without stones. In fact I have one like that, and it is perfect. Reply Maybe everyone will think that I am crazy but I wanted a necklace for engagement, because I don't like rings with huge stones, that is too much for me.My dear bought for me wonderful ringwith floral motive, also necklace and earrings. I was stunned that something like this I like so much. And of course was a lot cheaper than some of solitaire rings that are very common today. Reply I love this stoneless rings, I have something similar, and I adore it, maybe much more than diamonds. Reply My fiancé is from Denmark, and a big diamond isn't really commonplace for an engagement ring. It's getting more popular, but he lives in the country. So my engagement ring looks like hammered white gold band with two white gold hearts on it. The one heart does have a tiny diamond in it. But I absolutely love it. It's girly and a little rock 'n' roll…just like me. I wouldn't trade it for a big diamond ring for anything. Reply This suggestion is wonderful for me, I love stoneless rings, and this is perfect for me. Reply Great suggestions, I love the simplicity of these ring. Reply Black Hills Gold rings are also very beautiful, if you can wear 10k gold. I've never been a blingy girl and have found lots of sites with Black Hills Gold rings(I live in a very rural area so online shopping is my only option to buy an engagement ring). I'm fond of this particular one:http://www.buyblackhillsgold.com/product/40854_Black-Hills-Gold-Ring Reply Those are rare and beautiful ring shapes. But I would prefer diamond engagement rings. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.