A Fresh Take On Engagement Rings


I know that when the discussion of getting engaged came up with my now fiancée I immediately thought of old stuffy traditions and rituals that had no significance to me. The image of a man on his knee with a big diamond ring in his hand followed by the image of a bride in her white dress flanked by pastel painted bridesmaids came to my mind. I thought that was just not for me. Which is why thinking unconventionally was the way to go; after all it's 2015. Here are 3 fresh takes on how to say "will you marry me?" 


Rings by Pamela Love. Photo via Vogue.

Rings by Pamela Love. Photo via Vogue.

Bracelets by Giles & Brother. Photo via insearchofgoodthings.com.

Bracelets by Giles & Brother. Photo via insearchofgoodthings.com.


Jewelry

If you're a bit more traditional and can't shake the idea of not having a ring on your finger, why not have a ring that's really special? Skip the princess cut diamond and go for something that is more meaningful to the two of you. Did you meet on a trip in Santa Fe? Then get a ring with a turquoise stone. 

Rings aren't your thing? Go for a bracelet. Make sure they can withstand the test of time and get something a bit more hardy. Opt for a simple metal band with a phrase that's meaningful to you or each others' initials engraved in it. The thought really counts here.


Tattoo engagement bands. Photo via tattoodo.com

Tattoo engagement bands. Photo via tattoodo.com


Tattoos

Some couples aren't really into jewelry but still want to share with the world their love for each other. In this case an engagement tattoo might be the way to go. Tattoos are for the couple who definitely doesn't have cold feet. Get a simple black band on your finger or a symbol, phrase, or the date.  


Montauk light house. Photo via insearchofgoodthings.com.

Montauk light house. Photo via insearchofgoodthings.com.


Go on a Trip

Not all couples need a tangible symbol of their love; sometimes a memory is best. Take a trip to a place you went together or go on a vacation that you always wanted to go on. The photos and experiences you have together will be your memento. 

Whatever you do, do it together. After all you're getting married.