I’m what you might call a planner. I plan in such detail, so far in advance that I have my wedding organized down to the color of my serviettes. I’ve even planned my own proposal (my boyfriend doesn’t know this—shhh). I know exactly where I want it to occur, what I hope to be doing at the time, and what I want him to say. If my S.O. doesn’t follow these strict guidelines, I may have to tell him to try again later.
In addition, while I have yet to decide which gemstone I do want on my engagement ring, I know what I don’t want: a diamond. As an aspiring “unconventional bride,” I’d prefer a ring that simultaneously defines me and reflects my personality. But even though I’m a lover of unconventional gemstones (whether they be black diamond, emerald or ruby), I was shocked when I heard the most recent bridal trend… turquoise engagement rings.
A bright, healing stone that happens to also be my birthstone, it’s a wonder I hadn’t thought of it before. Paired beautifully with gold, silver, or pearl accents, it’s a highly versatile gem that’s sure to set apart the bride upon whose finger it rests. In a world where every bridal trend seems overdone, the turquoise stone shines as one of the last remaining beacons of individuality.
For better or for worse, due to its very recent rise in popularity, it can still be challenging to spot this trend—and that’s where we come in. If you, like me, know what you want (or what you don’t want), continue reading for 20 of the most stunning and unique turquoise engagement rings on the market.