As editors, we cover a decent amount of engagement ring trends, and the overarching theme we've picked up on recently is nontraditional choices. This can range from anything like choosing a different stone cut to forgoing a diamond altogether. Which is why we think it's about time an underrated stone got its day in the spotlight: the moonstone. A bohemian favorite adored by a lot of jewelry designers (especially in L.A.), the beautiful iridescent stone is gaining popularity in bridal jewelry across the board, and after one look at the following rings, it's hard not to see why brides-to-be are opting for the romantic stone.
While the vibe of a moonstone is certainly different from that of a classic diamond solitaire, for instance, the jewel is no less special, and perhaps even more so. If you're at all like us, it might remind you of the mood rings we were so charmed by in our childhoods—only in a much chicer, more grown-up embodiment. The way the light catches a moonstone's many changing colors is just one reason to fall in love with it. It's often said that moonstones illicit new beginnings, in any capacity of one's life. They say that moonstones heighten our intuition and positive energy, making them especially potent at bringing out our empathetic and compassionate sides. When chosen in an engagement ring, it will bring new energy in and around this new chapter in your life.
Keep scrolling to see nine stunning moonstone engagement rings you're guaranteed to love!
The pear-shaped detail remains a popular cut for its romantic and vintage-inspired feel. This moonstone's bluish tint is complemented so well by the gold setting and band.
A hexagonal moonstone ring adds an extra dimension to this stunning ring. Framed in diamonds, this one commands attention.
A neutral-toned moonstone set in gold means you'll be able to easily wear this ring with your other gold jewelry pieces. A unique ring that you can still wear every day—how perfect is that?
Luna Skye's pink- and purple-inflected moonstone ring is the perfect dreamy pick for a boho bride. Its elegant setting is simplistic enough to let the unique stone shine.
Natural-shaped rings add a more authentic flair. This organic-shaped stone is instantly eye-catching, with its dainty diamond-encrusted setting and ring catching the light at every turn.
We love the more traditional emerald cut on this ring, which we see often for diamond rings. But take a closer look and you'll realize just how multidimensional the colors are in this stunning rainbow moonstone. The center stone is also framed by triangle-cut diamonds, which the designer notes "lead the eye from the perfectly proportioned center to the subtle knife edge band."
One-of-a-kind (seriously, this ring is the only one available on site), this vintage ring is made from yellow gold and features a beautiful Victorian design from the 1880s.
This is a standout ring. Another one-of-a-kind design, this ring's organic-shaped mini moonstone is beautifully framed by eye-catching diamonds.
Truly, "a moonstone you can get lost in" is how the designer describes this ring, and we couldn't agree more. With one look at its deep blue circle-cut stone, we feel like we're looking down the bottom of the ocean. Dreamy, right?
Would you wear a moonstone ring? Let these nine stunning picks inspire you to consider an alternative engagement ring stone.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Anna LaPlaca.