A diamond solitaire has been the engagement ring standard for decades now, but last week Vogue called that all into question with the declaration that, “diamond rings are just no longer cool.” While we’re intrigued with the idea of opting out of the comparison game—How many carats? Where is it from?—we’re not so down with making women feel less-than-hip for sporting a passé diamond. What do you think of the article: are traditional engagement rings beautiful or totally basic?
Sound off in the comments below, and scroll down to shop a collection of decidedly unique rings.
Catbird Jewelry Leda The Swan Ring ($3200)
We fall in love with anything this Brooklyn-based brand touches.
Satomi Kawakita Hexagon Brown Diamond Ring ($4950)
Nothing says unique like a brown diamond.
Fin Yellow Sapphire & Gold Love Knot Ring ($2100)
A love knot is a particularly adorable way to show your commitment.
Loren Stewart Black Diamond & Gold Ring ($315)
The spaces between the black diamonds remind us of jewels on a crown.
Polly Wales Holiday In Venice Ring ($5610)
This gorgeous ring feels like a family heirloom.
Gabriela Artigas Double D Ring ($374)
One diamond for you, and one for your other half
Rebecca Overmann One-Of-A-Kind Diamond Ring ($2135)
As the style name of this ring implies, it’s sure to stand out.
The One I Love The Turquoise And Diamond Love Stoned Ring ($675)
This breathtaking ring is from the ‘20s.