Everything from moon-rock rings, to meteorite metal bands, to wood-and-amber rings has cropped up in recent years. One design genre that many people overlook is Alternative Diamond Engagement Rings, which fuse the traditional beauty of a diamond with unique cuts, creative band design, and specialized inset sockets. The diamond, as a gem, has ages of tradition in its legacy, and it is possible to design a unique, trend-bucking ring while still incorporating the symbolism of a diamond. Here are some reasons to consider these types of designs:
1. Personalized Appearance
Choosing from alternative diamond engagement rings means that you can choose or design a ring that you’ll never see on anyone else’s finger. Everyone appreciates unique style, but it is especially fitting if your partner has a dress style that doesn’t benefit from a traditional design. Let’s face it, we don’t dress like we used to. Traditional designs came into popularity generations ago and they often just look out of place when meshed with today’s sleek, highly personal style. Choosing an alternative ring means you can get something that fits your partner’s style, and doesn’t impose decades old design onto their appearance.
2. Creative Expression
No one wants to look like everyone around them. Unique expression seems to be one of the themes of the modern age. Why not take that spirit into consideration while choosing a ring? Having a ring that is unique to your relationship not only allows for your partner to feel confident in their own unique style, but also tells others that your relationship is not just another cut and paste. Conformity is out of style. Expressing yourself creatively is a revolution that has changed the world forever, and choosing from alternative diamond engagement rings helps communicate that you and your partner have moved beyond the old ways of traditional conformity.
3. Better Prices
Alternative designs by their nature are more varied, meaning they are less likely to bear the massive price tags of traditional, high demand designs. Jewelry dealers have made fortunes by popularizing specific designs, cultivating a demand, and continually raising the prices. This is how traditional engagement rings can end up costing thousands upon thousands of dollars. Alternative designs often incorporate just as much metal and just as large diamonds, without the attached expectation of brand prices. Some alternative rings even use other precious ingredients, like rare tree wood or alternative metals, to create incredible value without increasing the price for you.
4. Personal Connection With Designers
Many alternative diamond engagement rings are created by independent artists or small collectives of jewelers. This means your engagement ring is going to come from someone who cares, not a faceless international megacorporation. There is a great peace of mind and sense of emotional reward in knowing who designed your ring, and in being able to reach out directly to them with questions or needs. Your partner will also be able to have the unique ability to know exactly who made the ring they will wear on their finger for the rest of their life. If you’re going to wear something for so long, it’s great to know where it came from.
As you can see, choosing an alternative design for your engagement ring can make your partner’s ring stand out from the crowd in more ways than one. Alternative, unique rings are the way of the future.
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