A diamond is always a girl's best friend, we've known that for many years! Yet, there are many brides, and partners, who want a non-diamond engagement ring. If you want a ring that isn't a classic diamond engagement ring, then you have many options for an alternative engagement ring .

Gemstone Engagement Rings

There are a variety of precious gemstone engagement rings that will show your individual style, including sapphires, emeralds and rubies. If you want to be sure that you are being eco-friendly, and ethical, you can choose an engagement ring from the Art Deco, Victorian, or Edwardian era.

Semi-Precious Gemstone Engagement Rings

Many brides want to wear a birthstone engagement ring, showing an aquamarine, garnet, opal or turquoise. If you decide you want a unique engagement ring or a non diamond engagement ring, other semi precious gemstones include zircon, onyx and the beautiful moonstone. There aren't any rules!

Art Deco Wedding Band

Many brides simply want a wedding band. An Art deco wedding band with filigree engravings will always do the trick. Worn on either hand, a vintage wedding band will symbolize your love for a lifetime.

Claddagh Rings

A Claddagh ring is a classic Irish ring that shows love, loyalty and friendship from your partner, that will last a lifetime.

Stack Your Bands

Stacking bands can be two or more wedding bands on either hand! Stack a sapphire wedding band with an emerald or ruby wedding band! There are no rules, just your total commitment to your partner!

No Engagement Ring or Band

Your partner may not want to wear an engagement ring or band. There are so many alternatives, including an antique bracelet or vintage necklace, that will show your partner your commitment. There are so many alternatives!

Final Thoughts:

If your partner does not want an antique diamond engagement ring there are many alternatives. You may want a beautiful gemstone engagement ring. What is your favorite alternative ring? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter!