Putting A Ring on It: 21 Alternative Engagement Rings for Couples Looking for Something a Little Different

As a Maine wedding photographer and videographer, one of the best parts of my job is getting to document and appreciate all the details that go into making each couple’s celebration uniquely them. One of the first things I do when I arrive on the wedding day is arrange some detail shots of the couples’ accessories, which means I get to spend a good bit of time looking at some stunning jewelry!

I love being able to see couples’ personalities reflected in their rings, and it always brings me back to how my husband and I picked our own engagement rings for each other. Late one night we were sitting in the car listening to music, buzzing with excitement. See, we don’t have a traditional love story. Cooper is from Maine and I’m a Southern transplant - originally from South Carolina. We met at a conference in California and I ended up coming up to Maine to spend a summer. I fell in love so hard - not only with Cooper - but with the beauty of Maine and its people - that I never left.

When we were ready to get married it was a mutual decision we came to at the same time. It was always more of a “when” than an “if” with us. So when we decided to mark the occasion with rings we knew we wanted it to feel as equitable as the rest of our relationship. We chose to look for small business jewelry designers who specialized in pieces that looked and felt less like the traditional engagement ring. We ended up with beautiful pieces that looked and felt like us.

These 21 alternative engagement rings are perfect for couples who are looking for something a little different. For pieces that look and feel like you!

Rachel Epperly