Post # 1
Hi bees! I’ve always had a thing for alternative engament rings. My FH proposed with his grandmother’s diamond in a very traditional six-prong “Tiffany” setting in white gold. While I thought it was absolutely stunning, it just didn’t feel like me. We recently had the diamond re-set in a completely opposite style; a low-profile bezel in yellow gold with a matte finish. I don’t see many rings like mine walking around, and although it’s not as flashy or prominent as the Tiffany setting, I absolutely love it. Let’s see all those non-traditional/alternative rings out there! And I’d also love to hear why you went for something more out-of-the-box.
Here’s a before and after shot of mine:
Post # 2
I have a sapphire set in a three-stone, yellow gold setting with channel set diamonds on the band. I always wanted a sapphire so that was an easy choice for me. I think the setting is fairly traditional though. So it’s kind of a nice mix of traditional and non-traditional.
Post # 3
kittykatc : We seem to have very similar ring styles! Mine is a rose gold bezel with a grey diamond.
Post # 4
kittykatc : everlon knot, very low set and originally marketed as a diamond “fashion” ring I believe
Post # 5
kittykatc : That reset is breathtaking! How did you come up with the concept? Mine is kinda non traditional because it’s an antique stone! Antique cushion to be exact. Different facet pattern than modern cuts. I’ve never seen another IRL!
Post # 6
kittykatc : yeah the Tiffany setting is sweet swoon. But your new one just as lovely.
Post # 7
So many lovely rings!
hikingbride : I love sapphires and yours is stunning! I like the contrast of yellow gold too, it makes the blue really pop.
cbsinjin : yaaas I love how your bezel is kinda flat first and then raised. I don’t know what that is called but it is such a cool little detail. Where did you find your ring?
nykkee : I’ve never seen a ring like yours! I like how your band matches the knot detail. So cool!
wrkbrk : I loooooove antique cuts. I drool over them on Instagram all the time. I love how the facets make more of a flower pattern. And I think your double-claw prongs and the rose gold are also pretty non-traditional!
As for how I came up with the concept, I think I searched for “dainty engagement ring” on Etsy and stumbled across this design by Artemer: ww.etsy.com/listing/119860956/delicate-engagement-ring-simple and I just became fixated on the idea of a simple, low-profile bezel. I wanted to try one on IRL but I couldn’t find the style anywhere! Or at least, not in any ‘traditional’ jewelry stores. I looked and looked until finally someone pointed me towards an art gallery in Boulder, CO. I walked in and saw this ring by Anne Sportun: https://annesportun.com/products/clara-engagement-ring/ and after trying it on I knew for sure that was the style that suited me. So when FH finally proposed and I got everyone’s blessing to do the re-set I went to a local jeweler and essentially had them combine the two designs. And that’s how my dream ring went from vision to reality!
Spiritway11 : Thanks! I pretty darn happy with it 😸
Post # 8
kittykatc : Love that story! Turned out perfect!!
Post # 9
kittykatc : I have a tourmaline set in a diamond halo. It’s his birthstone, which we thought was romantic 😀
Post # 10
Here is my floral setting with ruby!
Post # 11
I’m somewhat alternative in my style as it is, so I knew way ahead of time that I wanted something different that no one else had. I told my Fiance if he got me a very traditional ring, then it meant he didn’t know me at all. So we decided it was best that I just pick the ring out myself. 😂 To be fair, he picked the stone out on his own and the whole thing is just so perfect for me.
Here is my vintage half-n-half halo with a blue green sapphire.
Post # 12
kittykatc : We had it custom made! The fact that it has that little raised part is my favorite thing about my ring. The jeweler and I didn’t actually discuss doing that, but I’m so happy he took some creative license!
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2019 - Casa Cornacchi, Florence
Custom made (I designed it then just gave my paetner the invoice and told him I wanted to be engaged… It worked 🤷🏻).
Centre stone is a peach sapphire with diamond side stones.
Post # 14
Mine is a moonstone with small diamonds on the band. I’ve never been a diamond kinda girl and moonstones are just my absolute favorite! I don’t have a good ring picture, so here’s one off the website he bought it from!
Post # 15
I love your before and after equally! I’m a bezel girl myself 😉