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These are the engagement ring trends that are popular with Offbeat Wed readers right now. We're talking purple stones harder than nails, pear shapes, dangerous choices, and black diamonds. Do you see yours?
Trend 1: Art deco amethyst engagement rings
Sure, lots of us are into diamonds, but if your tastes trend more towards the bold and dark, an amethyst engagement ring might be perfect for you. We especially love how this design from Hellcat Jewelry has little skulls in it — perfect for your goth wedding.
As a diamond alternative, Amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. This means it's more difficult to scratch than a steel nail. (Plus, it's kinda bad-ass to be harder than a steel nail!) This hardness makes the purple stone a sturdy gem for an engagement ring.
We LOVE the look of an amethyst engagement ring.
Trend 2: Opal engagement rings
Ok look: some of you like to live dangerously! Cuz here's the deal: While perfect for special occasion wear, opals are a softer gemstone and not typically recommended for daily wear. We love how gorgeous they are, but if you're considering opal as an engagement ring, you need to make sure you are super careful with how you wear your ring.
Trend 3: Black diamonds
Geometric engagement rings are my shiiiiiit, yo. From hexagonal diamonds to kite-shaped gemstones to intricate and bold angular settings, I'm into these bold angles. This grey hexagon diamond ring with its white diamond crown has such an art deco vibe. I love salt and pepper diamonds and bold lines, don't you?!
Trend 4: Organic elements with curves and leaves
Oh we've gone from geometric to organic vibes! This handmade 14k twig and leaf ring made in two gold colors and set with a beautiful opal of your choosing. Two small diamonds add some sparkle to the design… so perfect for a fairy wedding.
Trend 5: Geeky engagement rings
Aww, I recognize this ring — Offbeat Brides love MetalWender! A tribute to the wonderful world of Final Fantasy VII, this ring is inspired by the details and story of Aerith Gainsborough. On the head are filigree details based off a scepter and final weapon in the game for Aeris, while on the sides there are church windows. Hot. MetalWender does a ton of geek inspired jewelry, and gamer-inspired engagement rings.
Trend 6: pear cuts
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