It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m talking, of course, about engagement season, which runs from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen any hard data to support the claim that the holidays yield higher-than-normal engagement rates (and I didn’t get engaged during engagement season my own self), but strictly anecdotally speaking, it does seem like engagements pop up all over Facebook this time of year. Regardless of whether you’re hoping for a rock on your ring finger in the next few months, I think you’ll enjoy taking a peek at these unique rings I’ve stumbled upon (and gushed over) recently. And if you decide that you just want to treat yo’self and snatch one of these up, significant other in the bag or not, I’ll be the first to support to such a choice. Take a look at all of this gorgeousness:
1. This pear-shaped, rose cut silver diamond branch ring by PointNoPointStudio. Oh my gosh. I love the rugged texture of the band, which is cast from an actual tree branch. And, the designer claims to use eco-friendly, sustainable, ethically sourced materials. Win win win win win. $2,500
2. Okay, it’s no secret that I’m partial to aquamarine rings myself, but isn’t this floral aquamarine engagement ring by LaMoreDesign a work of art? The round stone is set on a diamond pebble band and is sparkly and elegant without being too showy or over-the-top fancy. $768
3. This “Between you and me there is love. And then…There’s You x Me x Us.” ring by NestedYellow, made with 14K gold and Moissanite stones. I love the understated beauty and the textures of the various bands. And of course I’m a sucker for an obnoxiously long title. $670
4. And then there’s this stunner, which of course I can’t tell you how to purchase because I can’t figure out where in the heck it came from. I honestly can’t even tell you what the center stone is, as there are surprisingly several precious and semi-precious gemstones that naturally have pink hues. Some poor soul has already been begging for the source in the comments of the Style Me Pretty article and hasn’t gotten a response, so things aren’t looking good for us, my pretties. But, it never hurts to just admire, no? I adore the asymmetries – it almost gives off a vintage-y feel. (p.s. – you just wait, the photographer is going to come back and tell us this is actually NOT fine jewelry, but rather just a bauble she got out of the clearance bin at Francesca’s, and we are all going to hate ourselves for pining over less-stunning rings that cost thousands more).
5. “Shanel” by Ken & Dana Design. Probably the more traditional of the rings in this post, as it does feature a prominent diamond. And yet…still so unique and simple and stunning with the oval center stone and the twisted rose gold band showered in little diamonds. And apparently, all of the gold is recycled. Beautiful! $3,750
6. And lastly…this vintage opal ring by MSJewelers. It dates back to the beginning of the 20th century – wouldn’t it be romantic to think about all your ring had seen through the years, all of the stories it had witnessed? This ring in particular looks quite wise and mysterious to me. Perfect for a belle who was born in October! $465
What do you think, belles? Would you want any of these rings, or would you propose to your significant other with one of these? Anyone hoping for a ring this engagement season?