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How my partner & I ended up down the rabbit hole of rad alternative wedding rings

As some of you may know, I'm currently engaged and we're juuuuust at the point where we both have to start committing to wedding bands. In our searches, I just kept coming back to one of our partners, Revolution Jewelry, since their selection is SO huge. My partner really didn't know that there were options other than a plain metal band, so when he saw what was actually out there… it was game on.

6 handcrafted engagement rings that are truly works of art

You know we spend way too much time delving into the oceans of engagement ring bling at Brilliant Earth. There's just so much to see and to inspire your own ring selections. In a recent trip down the ring rabbit hole, I spied a fair few engagement rings that stood out among others as true works of art. In particular, their vintage collection has been hand-curated for exceptional quality and originality. They know that jewelry design isn't just artistry, but also architecture and engineering played out on minute scale.

Go down the rabbit hole of raw diamonds, colored gemstones, and stunning rings from Gardens of the Sun

Our jewelry partner, Gardens of the Sun, is my FAVORITE kind of shopping experience in which to lose myself. There are so many kinds of rings, so many gorgeous gemstones, natural diamonds, raw gems, and ethical metals, all forged by hand, often one-of-a-kind, and always intentional in their commitment to the Earth and giving back. I went down a serious rabbit hole and never wanted to come back.

Remember when pear-shaped engagement rings were controversial? They're not anymore…

Remember WAY back in 2001 when Carrie Bradshaw wigged TF out when Aidan planned to propose with a pear-shaped diamond on Sex and the City? The even weirder part was that she balked at yellow gold, which of course is back with a vengeance now. It seems like a very long time ago.

I wanted to see what was going on in the world of the pear and how weird and gorgeous and HUGE they could get. So I went a-hunting. I'm totally going to cheat by including some non-diamonds in here, too. Fight me. Let's shop!