Three Fun Alternatives to the Traditional Engagement Ring

Three Fun Alternatives to the Traditional Engagement Ring

Three Fun Alternatives to the Traditional Engagement Ring

Getting engaged is a feeling that cannot be topped with anything else. You’re taking that next step into forever with the person you love the most. Something like that should be marked with a symbol of your love! If you’re not in love with the idea of a traditional engagement ring, there are some amazing alternatives out there for you find your personal way of saying “forever”.

Matching Tattoos

Perfect for someone who is a little unconventional and maybe doesn’t want the weight of a ring on their hand. Tattoos are not as stereotyped as they once were and they are a very creative and personal way of saying that you love each other. Minimalist tattoos are extremely popular at the moment and we couldn’t help but fall in love with some of these examples over at Buzzfeed! Great tattoos are as much of an investment as a ring is (although of course, you can’t pass it on!) because you can’t take it off, which is perfect for someone who may be a little forgetful.

Three Fun Alternatives to the Traditional Engagement Ring
Image via Etsy

These Stunning Etsy Finds

We have to say, when we think of any major purchase, we always consider Etsy. Unique and handmade, if you’re not a princess-cut kind of lady, there are plenty of unique designs to discover and take inspiration from. Remember that your engagement ring is an investment and style-wise, it should stand the test of time. But, having said that, finding a look that is true to you is worth it’s weight in gold (pardon the pun!).

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Image via Michael Wall

Bespoke Jewellery

If you are looking for something unique but are a little unsure about buying your investment piece online or simply need a little guidence, a gemologist who specialises in bespoke jewellery is definitely the way to go. Experienced gemologists, like Michael Wall, will be able to give advice on the best cut, clarity, colour and carat of a ring. A gemologist will have the knowledge to help you purchase a good investment piece but can also help you create the perfect ring for you. As well, they can also help you create a dream ring by showing them examples of what you like.

Featured image via Etsy

Aileen Swansen

Aileen Swansen is a Visual Communications graduate from Kerry who carries out her role as Social Media Executive here at WeddingDates. She loves fashion, illustration and the occasional cupcake!

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