5 Alternative Engagement Rings for a Summer Proposal

Posted by Elizabeth Christenbury on

Ringcrush is dedicated in helping couples find the alternative engagement ring that represents their unique love. 

Tiffany & Co. 


Not all engagement rings have to be cold and gray (Looking at you white gold and platinum!) 

Just in time for your summer proposal, we have gathered an assortment of inspirational alternative engagement rings for you to check out. Bright colored gemstones will eternally remind your bride-to-be of the warm summer night of your proposal. And besides, colorful rings have a way of inspiring happiness each time the wearer looks down at her hand. 


Rightly called the "Summer Ring", this beautiful Mikimoto ring features a large White South Sea cultured pearl, scattered diamonds, and warm-colored sapphires in pink, orange and yellow. The colors are reminiscent of a bountiful floral garden alongside a breezy sapphire colored seacoast.  Each ring is one-of-a-kind, with unique stone layouts encompassing an exceptional pearl, a perfect centerpiece for your alternative engagement. 



Brazillian jewelry house Brumani uses local gemstones to adorn celebrities and fine jewelry enthusiasts alike. Inspired by "savoir vivre" or, joy of life, the Brüner brothers have created a soulful piece that reflects life in Brazil.  The centerstone, a rare green amethyst, is accented by this lovely array of  warm rose quartz and bountiful peridots, which together creates a wonderfully uplifting alternative ring of joyful colors.

Cindy Chao

If your bride is truly exceptional, one-of-a-kind, and with a taste for aspirational jewelry, consider a Cindy Chao Art Jewel. The Taiwanese artist restricts her Black Label Masterpieces to just 36 works per year, each piece meticulously hand sculpted, featuring only the world's best craftsmanship and the most exquisite gemstones. Inspired by twisting vines, babbling brooks, and blooming flowers, these precious sculptures tell a unique story fit for a unique bride.   


Joshua J

Leaving the garden, this energetic engagement ring features bold shapes and rare colored diamonds. For a cool $240,000, your bride can be the humble caregiver of nearly 4 carats of fancy intense colored diamonds, with two large pear-shape cuts in pink and yellow, two marquise-cut natural fancy blue diamonds, and a shank fully encrusted with yellow and pink diamond pave. Colored diamonds provide a sparkle and permanence unmatched by colored gemstones. Stones as rare and precious as these deserve a shape as unique as shown in this truly unique alternative engagement ring. And if she happens to find the style less fashionable in a few years, you can have these precious diamonds remounted into something more stylish. 



Tiffany & Co. 

Tried and true, Tiffany always provides a safe bet, even with alternative engagement ring styles. Unsurmounted customer service, and with custom jewelry design, you can be sure to find, or create, that one-of-a-kind engagement ring with the best goldsmiths in the business. If she wants big and beautiful, a diamond isn't always the answer for the center stone in an engagement ring. Rarer than a diamond, this ring features a stunning 8.06-carat Padparadscha sapphire, and set in warm accenting rose gold. Perfect for you blushing bride, this piece is surely guaranteed to impress and provide wonderful memories of your summer engagement for years to come. 


All blog posts written by Elizabeth Bailey Christenbury. She welcomes you to connect with her through Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram by clicking the icons below. 


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