Modern Unique Engagement Rings: A Guide to the Top Alternative Styles

Modern Unique Engagement Rings: A Guide to the Top Alternative Styles

If you’re searching for your dream engagement ring, consider a more unconventional design to reflect your personality and style.

Or perhaps an engagement ring featuring an alternative stone or material to align with your ethical or environmental values.

Unique modern engagement rings are perfect if you're frustrated of seeing the exact same old rings in dated settings.

In this guide, we'll discover the top styles for modern unique engagement rings currently trending.

What Styles Are Popular With Unique Engagement Ring Shoppers?

Coloured gemstones, vintage revivals, stacked styles, and bigger, bolder styles are popular modern ring designs.

Coloured Gemstones

Traditionally, diamonds have been the go-to stone for engagement rings, but coloured gemstones are gaining popularity for their vibrant hues and individual character.

If you’re looking to inject a pop of colour into your engagement ring, a coloured gemstone ring is perfect. Coloured gemstones can be set in various styles, from a solitaire stone to a halo setting, making them a versatile option that can be tailored to any taste.

At Secrets Shhh, we have exquisite diamond and gemstone simulant engagement rings. For a modern engagement ring featuring coloured stones, you're spoiled for choice!

Our simulants are available in various colours:

Midnight Blue

Vintage Revivals

Vintage revivals are another popular trend in modern engagement rings. These designs are inspired by vintage styles from different eras.

The Victorian era occurred from 1837 to 1901, and romantic and ornate designs characterised rings from this period. Victorian-inspired engagement rings feature intricate metalwork, coloured gemstone simulants, and cultured freshwater pearls.

From 1901 to 1915, the Edwardian era produced delicate and ornamental jewellrey. Filigree details, milgrain edges (small metal beaded details), and floral motifs characterise Edwardian-style engagement rings.

The Art Deco movement originated in the 1920s and 1930s and is known for its geometric shapes, bold colours, and intricate designs. Art Deco-inspired engagement rings include angular shapes, baguette diamond simulants, and colourful gemstone simulants in their settings.

The Retro era began in the late 1930s and continued into the early 1950s. This era is famous for dramatic and glamorous designs, with engagement rings featuring bold metalwork and sculptural designs with three-dimensional elements such as ribbons, bows, and flowers.

Vintage-style engagement rings are ideal if you appreciate timeless elegance, intricate craftsmanship and romantic nostalgia.

At Secrets Shhh, we have created some beautiful vintage-inspired engagement rings featuring our diamond and gemstone simulants. We grow our simulants sustainably using ethical practices, so you can make a more responsible choice when choosing your engagement ring.

A Secrets Shhh classic tennis bracelet consists of round brilliant diamond simulants, D – F in colour, near flawless clarity and crafted in solid 10ct white, yellow or rose gold. Over the year’s new designs of the tennis bracelet have appeared in various stone cuts and colours. The stunning row of beautiful stones provides the feeling of euphoria when wearing one

Stacked Styles

Stacked styles are a modern trend that involves combining multiple rings into a single, stacked design. You can wear these rings together or separately, allowing for a versatile look that can be adjusted to fit any occasion. For engagement rings, stacker rings are typically worn together on the traditional fourth finger of the left hand.

Stacker rings are ideal for creating a custom look to suit your style. You can mix and match stacker rings in different metals, stones, and designs, allowing endless possibilities to achieve the perfect ring.

At Secrets Shhh, our varieties of stacker rings include

Minimalist rings. These thin bands are an excellent choice if you prefer more subtle and sophisticated jewellery. They come in various metals, including sterling silver, 10 and 14-carat yellow, white, and rose gold.
Bold rings. If you want to make a statement, larger-size rings are an excellent base for stacking with minimalist rings.
Colourful rings. Great for adding a pop of colour to your look, mix and match stones and metals in different shades or stick to one colour palette.

We offer a range of quality diamond and gemstone simulants that provide the same beauty as real diamonds. We have diamond and gemstone simulants available in every colour of the rainbow at an affordable price.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your style! When it comes to stacker rings, there’s something for everyone at Secrets Shhh.

Black Stones

Black stones have become increasingly sought-after in modern unique engagement rings due to their striking appearance. Some of the stones used for this trend include:

Black Onyx. A dark, opaque stone, often used for its grounding and protective properties.
Black Spinel. A durable, glossy stone that offers a deep, dark colour with excellent clarity.
Black Diamond Simulants. The inclusion of graphite and other minerals gives black diamond simulants their colour.

Paired with yellow, white, or rose gold, a black stone gives an engagement ring an edgy and dramatic look.

Bigger, Bolder Styles

Bigger, bolder styles have taken the engagement ring world by storm. These rings feature oversized stones, intricate designs, and bold colours- creating striking and daring looks.

Do you want an engagement ring that is anything but ordinary? Whether a pear-shaped or emerald-cut diamond or gemstone simulant, bigger and bolder styles are all about making a statement and expressing individuality.

We have a dazzling range of big, bold diamond and gemstone simulant rings. Discover our stunning 10-carat white gold ring featuring a 9x7mm tanzanite simulant centre stone. A double halo of white round brilliant diamond simulants surrounds the centre stone. This ring stands out from the crowd with its eye-catching deep blue stone and double halo for extra sparkle.

Need Help Picking the Perfect Ring for You?

The world of engagement rings has evolved beyond traditional diamond cuts and solitaire settings.

Whether you're looking for a pop of colour, a touch of nostalgia, or a statement piece that reflects your personality- we have the engagement ring for you!

At Secrets Shhh, we offer an extensive selection of 10 and 14-carat yellow, white, and rose gold engagement rings designed to stand out.

Find a store near you to explore our collection of modern unique engagement rings.

Our expert team will help you find your dream modern unique engagement ring featuring our signature diamond and gemstone simulants.