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From goth garnets to mermaid opals, here are 25 non-traditional engagement rings that won't break the bank

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It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. If you are your partner are worrying about shelling out for an engagement ring before diving into the wallet-draining thing that is wedding planning, we’ve got some news for you: You don’t have to spend a bundle on a ring!

You can still have a beautiful, meaningful, special piece of jewelry without shelling out $20k. Better yet, you’re more likely to have something totally offbeat and original if you opt for this route. So whether you’re trying to save some cash, aren’t that into diamonds, or simply want to stand out among the crowd, these unusual, affordable rings have your name written all over them. They are all stunning, unusual, fairly priced, and totally modern. No massive diamonds here — just a whole bunch of gorgeous statement pieces for the modern-day bride.

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From affordable black garnets to more high-end pink sapphires, here are 25 non-diamond engagement rings that will make any bride-to-be feel unique.

1 Dioptase Ring, $49.99

The Fox and Stone

2Green Amethyst and White Topaz Split Shank Cocktail Ring, $62.99+

Overstock

3Black Garnet Baguette Ring, $85

Nordstrom

4 Birthstone Halo Ring, $120-125


Nordstrom

5 White Gold Blue Topaz Leaf Ring, $122.50

Kohl's

6 Natural Opal Statement Ring, $124.99

The Fox and Stone

7 Blue Dragon Ring, $125

Etsy

8Moonstone Ring, $135

Monica Vinader

9 Pearl Cocktail Ring, $155 

Etsy

10 Amethyst Marquise Ring, $210

Kohl's

11 Pave Heart Ring, $275

Stephanie Gottlieb

12 Pink Tourmaline Ring, $359+ 

Etsy

13 Gold and Sterling Silver Luna Ring with Cultured Freshwater Pearl, $395 

Bloomingdales

14 Rosette Gemstone Ring, $420 

Etsy

15 Jaipur Lapis Ring, $505 

Bloomingdale's

16 Rose Gold Morganite Ring, $700 

Kohl's

17 Blue Sapphire Ring, $985 

Stone Fox Bride

18 Tapered Shank Cushion Cut Morganite Ring, $1,129 


Angara

19 Colored Sapphire Band with Princess Cuts, $1,245 

Stephanie Gottlieb

20 Amethyst Willow Ring, $1,600 

Brilliant Earth

21 Magic Opal Ring, $1,800 

Spring

22 Aquamarine Solitaire Ring, $1,880 

Brilliant Earth

23 Yellow Sapphire Band, $1,980 

Dana Rebecca

24Wandering Opal Star Ring, $1,260 

Catbird

25Black Diamond Aura Ring, $2,050 

Catbird

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