When looking for an engagement ring, most people are content with a ring that is traditional, classic, and familiar. While staying with a traditional looking engagement ring is always a great choice, many other brides-to-be prefer a ring that is a bit more non-traditional, with all the glamour and sophistication of a classic ring but with more distinct, unique, and contemporary styling.
If this sounds like you, then you’re in luck! Today, popular bridal jewelry designers have taken it upon themselves to craft engagement rings with the same high-quality metals and brilliant diamonds as their more traditional counterparts, but add features with bold and unique detailing, gold, diamond, and gemstone embellishments, and fresh, modern designs.
Thanks to the innovative jewelry designers at Tacori, Simon G, A. Jaffe, Michael M, and other bridal jewelry experts, today it is easier than ever to find the non-traditional engagement ring of your dreams.
Factors to Consider When Looking for a Non-Traditional Engagement Ring:
1. The Center Diamond or Stone
An iconic and timeless symbol of everlasting love, engagement rings have typically been made with bright white diamonds as their focal point.
While it is undeniable that this type of traditional ring is stunning and striking, if you’re looking for something a little less typical there are a significant number of options to customize available rings styles with unconventionally-shaped diamonds, bold gemstones, and a variety of other center stone alternatives.
For example, on display today in the Legacy Showroom of BARONS Jewelers is a wide array of rings that feature more non-traditional diamond shapes including the regal marquise, asscher, and cushion shaped diamonds, as well as romantic pear, heart, and oval cut stones, and truly mesmerizing trilliant, emerald, and radiant shaped diamonds.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a stone that provides a bit more color, the bridal team at BARONS is more than happy to help you find the ideal gemstone for any non-traditional bride-to-be. BARONS has a wide selection of gemstones in stock.
2. The Metal
For much of the last century, engagement rings were primarily made with tried-and-true yellow gold. Luckily for the brides of today, modern bridal aesthetics has expanded to include, not only the always wonderful yellow gold, but also other precious metals such as silver-colored white gold, palladium, platinum, and vintage-inspired rose and pink gold.
Another great way to mix things up, is to select an engagement ring made with not one, but two or more kinds or colors of precious metal. For example, the rings pictured below from A. Jaffe feature white gold with rose or yellow gold embellishments, creating engagement rings that are subtle and understated, while at the same time, unique and eye-catching.
3. The Stone Setting
After the choice of center diamond and precious metal, one of the simplest and most significant ways to break from bridal traditions is to pick an engagement ring that is constructed with a non-traditional center stone setting.
For starters, if you’re looking for a contemporary and fashion-forward engagement ring, experience the elegance of rings at BARONS that feature confident, asymmetrical curves, unique side stone detailing, and modern tension style center diamond settings.
From the talented designers of Gelin Abaci, tension style engagement rings (pictured below) are constructed to allow the maximum amount of light to pass through the center diamond. This creates an engagement ring that is not only extraordinarily designed, but that highlights the beauty and brilliance of the diamond.
Additionally, engagement rings with three stone settings are great for creating bold and non-traditional styling, as well as rings that feature regular diamond shapes such as pear or emerald but placed distinctively in horizontal or other asymmetrical kinds of stone settings.
4. The Ring’s Designer
If you’re serious about searching for a non-traditional ring, another aspect to look into is the story behind an engagement ring’s designer, or the history of the design itself. For example, the bridal and fine jewelry designers at Lazare utilize a mathematical formula called the “Ideal Cut Theory” to create the perfect diamond, while the artisans at ArtCarved are responsible for creating the world’s first seamless wedding ring as well as publishing the first illustrated sales catalog.
While these sorts of details may not affect an engagement ring’s physical appearance and aesthetic, they do play an important part in making the ring more personal and unique for the wearer.
Even better, you can be your ring’s designer! BARONS Jewelers is extremely honored to offer full-scale custom jewelry design services in-store and are talented at turning engagement ring ideas into reality. Also, if you have a family heirloom or estate engagement ring, the BARONS Jewelers team is skilled at modifying existing pieces and creating a new one-of-a-kind piece of personalized bridal jewelry.
Non-Traditional Engagement Ring Designers Available Today at BARONS Jewelers
Now that you know how to find the perfect non-traditional engagement ring, it’s time to head to Dublin’s own BARONS Jewelers and explore the unbeatable selection of unique diamond engagement rings on display now.
Perfect for the bride-to-be who wants something both distinctive and bright with diamond sparkle, BARONS proudly offers a large selection of Tacori engagement rings, and has the distinction of being the sole Tacori Diamond Partner on the entire West Coast. For something truly original, check out the rose gold rings of Tacori’s Reverse Crescent collection, the streamlined Starlit collection, and the Dantela collection which boldly incorporates extraordinary diamond stone shapes.
(From Left to Right: Tacori Reverse Crescent)
The selection at BARONS is unmatched in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more styles of fashion-forward engagement rings, check out the rings from the California based designers at Michael M. Founded on the philosophy that “some traditions were meant to be broken,” the rings of Michael M’s Princess, Strada, and Stella collections are built featuring dynamic multi-band styles and hand-picked channel-set diamonds.
In addition to these two great bridal jewelry designers, BARONS carries many other fabulous engagement ring collections including, the aforementioned GelinAbaci and Lazare, as well as Mark Schneider, Coast Diamonds, and the exceptional engagement rings of the romantic Mosaic, the delightful Vintage Explorer, and the Art Deco-inspired Classic Romance collection from Simon G.
Visit BARONS Jewelers Today for Non-Traditional Engagement Rings and Much More!
To learn more about the unique diamond engagement rings available today at BARONS Jewelers, or to learn more about our full-service custom jewelry design services, check out our website at BaronsJewelers.com, call the Dublin, CA, location at (925)-304-4220, or stop in today!