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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

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Recalling the beauty and glamour of Art Deco-inspired design, tapered baguette diamonds frame an amethyst in this ring from Blue Nile

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 has Art Deco elements, perfect for your 1920s 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, especially as a cushion cut:

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This gorgeous 14k rose gold ring features a cushion-cut amethyst surrounded by a halo of tiny pavé-set diamonds. An effortless upgrade to your accessory wardrobe.

Trend 2: Opal engagement rings

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Mary D said: “I absolutely love this ring. It was above my expectations. It’s so gorgeous and fits perfectly! Looks like a one of a kind vintage. I just love it.” This 14k rose gold ring is splendidly crafted with a vibrant oval opal framed by a double halo of blue topaz and white sapphires that cascade down the band.

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.

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Opal's natural play of color is accentuated by the sparkle of two brilliant diamonds in this oval gemstone ring set in 18k white gold.

Trend 3: Black diamonds

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This is the eclipse black diamond ring from MinimalVS
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Shimmering round brilliant black diamonds encircle this elegant eternity ring designed in 18k yellow gold. This Blue Nile ring is petite and ideal for a wedding band or stacked with other ring styles.

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

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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.

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Sophisticated and elegant, this modern platinum engagement ring features a unique east-west bypass design to showcase the center stone diamond of your choice. Zac infuses luxurious style by adorning each ring with a signature 18k yellow gold interior accent.

Keeping it in an organic vein, we've got the gorgeous curves on this east-west engagement ring. It's a more classic engagement ring, we think those those curves give it a more organic vibe.

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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This Zac Posen diamond engagement ring has a stunning halo to frame your pear-shaped diamond. Milgrain detailing runs throughout, adding to the luxurious look of the style.

Are you kidding me with this vintage-styled engagement ring? Loving the pear shape, loving the details on the band.

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Comments on Unique engagement ring trends for offbeat soonlyweds

  1. Good morning from Portugal!
    My name is Olivia and I´m the main wedding planner of About Events Portugal.

    I would have some difficulty advising any of them to my brides, as they are all wonderful.

    XOXO

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