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85 Alternative Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride

Today's bride is hardly cookie cutter–and her engagement ring shouldn't be either.

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For fashion-loving, design-driven, and unconventional fiancés-to-be, a simple solitaire rarely comes to mind when dreaming of a must-have engagement ring. Rather than debating the nuances of a cushion vs. a princess-cut stone, whether to opt for baguettes or stick to a simple stone, or how large a pavé-set halo should be, this bridal archetype dream of emeralds, rubies, vintage cuts, and rare pearls.

If your style has never been ordinary and has few restrictions, but is always tasteful, the token your fiancé proposes with should follow suit. Here, 85 (yes, 85) unconventional–yet undeniably stunning–engagement rings for you to consider. Subtly hint to your favorite–or, in the spirit of being non-traditional, ask for outright.

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The Look: Shape Shifters

If the idea of an atypical cut or speaks to you, these modern settings should be at the top of your wishlist. Dare to be bold when considering whether to go simple or spectacular. Be honest with yourself: You're anything but ordinary.

Martin Katz 2.58ct octagonal marquise rose-cut diamond set in 18k white gold ring, $29,000, martinkatz.com.

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Anita Ko "Starburst Flower" ring with baguette diamonds and a round diamond center in 18K Gold, $21,925, anitako.com.

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Ileana Makri "Diamond End Ring" in 18k yellow gold ring with white diamonds, $13,510, ileanamakri.com.

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Sylva & Cie Diamond & Sapphire ring with a moval diamond, light denim sapphires, and dark denim sapphires in 18K white gold, $119,000, Jeffrey, Atlanta GA, 404.237.9000.

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Eriness "Pink Sapphire Disco Ball Ring," $1,850, eriness.com.

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Forevermark by Jade Trau "Rae Wrap Diamond Ring" set in 18k white gold, price upon request, forevermark.com.

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Ileana Makri "Ice Candy" ring with white diamonds, rose-cut white diamonds and rubies in 18k rose gold, $13,590, ileanamakri.com.

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Spinelli Kilcollin "Rana" ring, $14,000, spinellikilcollin.com.

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Anita Ko Baguette Galaxy Ring in 18K gold, $20,050, anitako.co.

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Colette rose marquise ring with pink sapphires in 18k yellow gold, $6,716, colettejewelry.com.

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AZLEE custom cluster diamond ring with vintage emerald-cut diamond, round diamond, and shield diamond in 18k Yellow Gold, price upon request, azleejewelry.com.

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Nam Cho white zircon octagons and white diamonds in 18K white gold, $6,140, mitchellstores.com.

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The Look: Double the Diamonds

No, you are not seeing double–these rings come complete with a double dose of diamonds. Some may feel that rings with two stones symbolize your unity as two individuals coming together, while others may simply see it as the best way to express their personal style. No matter if your selection is stylistic or sentimental, sometimes more is more.

Ashley Zhang "Margaret" Asscher cut ring, from $14,600, ashleyzhangjewelry.com.

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AZLEE "Double Rose Cut" diamond ring, price upon request, azleejewelry.com.

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Carbon & Hyde "Twin Ring" in 14k gold and diamonds, $16,000, carbonandhyde.com.

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KatKim "Marquise Farris Pave Ring," $5,000, katkimfinejewelry.com.

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Melissa Kaye "Jen Ivy Ring," $8,500, shop.melissakayejewelry.com.

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Picchiotti fancy yellowish brown pear-shape diamond and pear-shape diamond ring, price upon request, Neiman Marcus Precious Jewels Salon.

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Neptune Jewels "Braided Double Band Ring," $10,000, loveadorned.com.

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Reza "Lyhan" ring with yellow and white diamonds 18k gold, $132,825, modaoperandi.com.

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Jemma Wynne emerald-cut diamond "Open Ring" in 18k white gold, $11,970, jemmawynne.com.

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The Look: Rare Breed

Believe it or not: fancy blue, grey, and pink-orange diamonds do exist. And so do many other rare colored diamonds that you likely assumed only your dreams were made of. Think beyond the basic bling; if you're looking for a hue you thought you just made up, check out these tonal, bold, and multi-colored rings.

Tiffany & Co. rectangular modified brilliant fancy vivid green diamond ring with rose-cut white diamonds and round diamonds in a floral platinum setting, price upon request, tiffany.com.

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Martin Katz fancy dark gray emerald-cut diamond with heart shaped diamonds, 8 French-cut baguette channel set diamonds, micro-set with 42 fancy pink diamonds and 68 white diamonds in platinum and 18K rose gold, $295,000, martinkatz.com.

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Harry Kotlar "The Vault" vivid yellow cushion-cut diamond with two pink diamonds in platinum and 18k yellow gold, $512,245, harrykotlar.com.

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Rare Breed

Nam Cho rose-cut champagne diamond ring with rose cut and brilliant diamond pave multi-halo, $43,560,
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Lauren Addison radiant-cut yellow diamond ring, crafted in 18K yellow gold, price upon request, laurenaddison.com.

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Monique Péan natural fancy pink-orange oval brilliant-cut diamond ring with white diamond baguettes and white diamond pavé set in recycled platinum, price upon request, moniquepean.com.

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Kwiat blue and pink diamond ring, price upon request, kwiat.com.

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De Beers "DB Classic" micropave diamond ring with fancy dark greenish-yellow diamond, price upon request, debeers.com.

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The Look: Cute Cuts

If your style is full of fun prints and feminine touches, why not have your ring reflect your love for all things sweet? Hearts, stars, moons, and flowers are just a few of the motifs that make for an engagement look all your own.

Selim Mouzannar star ring in pink gold with diamonds & morganite, $1,880, selimmouzannar.com.

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