7 Alternatives To A Diamond Wedding Ring

Although diamonds are the go-to classic for wedding and engagement rings, a diamond wedding ring isn't right for everyone. If your bride-to-be has expressed a distaste for diamonds, don't panic! There are a number of lovely, affordable alternatives to diamond wedding rings that might be right for your bride. 


Turquoise is a bright blue-green stone that has seen a rise in popularity in recent years. Turquoise comes in many different shades, and can be shaped into any shape. Think about purchasing a silver band with turquoise accents, or a traditionally engagement ring with turquoise as the center stone


Sapphires are a great alternative to diamonds as they come in many different colors and you will be able to easily find one that matches your bride-to-be's taste. The color of a sapphire may be pink, yellow, green, white and blue. 


Traditionally when you think of pearls you think of a string of pearls on a necklace. However, pearl rings are available as well. Smaller pearls can offset a different center stone, or you can use a large pearl as the centerpiece of the ring. Pearls do tend to scratch more easily than other materials, so keep that in mind if you decide to purchase a pearl wedding ring. 


Topaz is a gemstone known for its clarity, which makes it sparkle and shine unlike any other stone. Topaz stones are mainly blue, but they can be seen with orange, green, pink and red hues in different light. 


The ruby is a precious stones, which makes it an excellent choice if your bride-to-be has higher end tastes but still doesn't want a diamond wedding ring. Rubies have a bright red hue and they tend to be more expensive than diamonds. 


Sunstones are a type of gemstone and are usually a peachy color. However, they can be found in colors like red, pink and green. Sunstones pair well with other semi-precious gems, and can stand out as the center of the ring. 

No Gem Ring

Instead of opting for a ring with a gemstone or semi-precious stone, you might want to opt for a ring that lacks a stone but has more symbolic meaning. Try a white gold ring with a small knot on the front, symbolizing your new partnership. 

These alternatives to diamond wedding rings are unique and beautiful. Talk over these options with your future spouse and find the right wedding ring for her.