Category Archive

non-diamond ring

Sapphires rings, ruby rings, emerald rings… even rings without stones at all! This is our archive of non-diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. You may also want to check out these archives: custom rings, eco-wedding rings, non-ring alternatives, and ring tattoos! Oh and der: don’t forget about our Vendor Guide listing of alternative wedding rings and jewelry.

Cobalt Wedding Ring alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Which metal is right for your stone-less engagement ring?

If you’re into stone-less engagement rings but still want a pretty bling thing you can flaunt, then check out this round-up of the best metals for stone-free engagement rings. Plus, if you’re someone who tends to be rough with your hands, we’ll go over important info you’ll need to know, like the durability (resistance to breaking) and hardness (resistance to scratching).

opal pear shaped unique engagement ring on offbeat bride alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Unique engagement ring trends for offbeat soonlyweds

Part of how Offbeat Wed is able to stay online is what’s known as affiliate sales. This means that when we feature a product on the site, if you click the link, we get a small percentage of products you buy. We can’t see who buys what, but we CAN see which products get purchased… and we LOVE seeing what’s trending with Offbeat Bride readers!

These are the most popular engagement rings with Offbeat Bride readers this. Do you see yours?

no stone engagement ring without stone alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

11 stunning NO STONE engagement rings [Updated!]

There are lots of reasons for wanting an engagement ring without a gemstone. Maybe you want a stone-free engagement ring because you’re hard on jewelry. Maybe you want a no-stone engagement ring because you’re just not into bling. Maybe you’re a more understated, or minimal person.. Whatever the reason, we’ve rounded up 13 unique engagement rings without stones

15 of the most extra and RAD engagement rings we've ever seen

15 of the most extra and RAD engagement rings we’ve ever seen

If you’re a regular around here, you’ve probably already seen some of the truly unique and dazzling rings that our partners at Joseph Jewelry have custom created for readers. They’re wizards of translating your weirdest, wildest, or most personal ring concepts into reality. So we LOVE featuring new custom engagement rings that they’ve dreamed up with their clients to inspire you. Here are a few of the MOST rad we’ve seen…

Rainbows, matching, & gender unicorns: how LGBTQ couples are customizing their wedding rings

Rainbows & gender unicorns: how LGBTQ wedding rings change the rules

When it comes to buying rings for weddings, LGBTQ couples are throwing out the traditions that bind them to form their own paths in ringdom. Whether you propose to each other, have matching bands, eschew rings altogether in favor of another kind of jewelry, the options for rings that represent your identity are quite literally endless. I spoke with one of our favorite custom ring creators, Joseph Jewelry, to see what trends and ideas they’ve been seeing in wedding jewelry that allows for more expression of who you love, what your gender is, and how you want to communicate that to world.

How my partner & I ended up down the rabbit hole of rad alternative wedding rings

How my partner & I ended up down the rabbit hole of rad alternative wedding rings

As some of you may know, I’m currently engaged and we’re juuuuust at the point where we both have to start committing to wedding bands. In our searches, I just kept coming back to one of our partners, Revolution Jewelry, since their selection is SO huge. My partner really didn’t know that there were options other than a plain metal band, so when he saw what was actually out there… it was game on.