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Non-traditional Engagement Rings on the Rise

We can’t say we were surprised when we saw this article. At our Scottsdale studio, we’ve seen a substantial increase in non-traditional engagement ring purchases. This article attributes it to celebrities who have thought outside of the box when it comes to engagement rings, but we also see that more modern couples naturally gravitate toward an engagement ring that speaks to their particular aesthetic. Whatever the reason, we carry gorgeous non-traditional engagement rings, including a collection of Barkev rings, mentioned in this piece:


Nontraditional Engagement Rings Rise in Popularity

Diamonds may be forever, but the traditional diamond engagement ring is not for everyone.

Jennifer Lopez made headlines back in 2002 when she wore a pink diamond engagement ring from then fiancé Ben Affleck, inspiring others to copy the trend. In a recent rom-com, The Five-Year Engagement, Jason Segel’s character proposes to his girlfriend with an antique ruby ring.

Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg chose a simple ruby stunner for his bride, Priscilla Chan, following in the footsteps of football player Eric Johnson, who proposed to Jessica Simpson last fall with a Neil Lane engagement ring centered on a cushion-cut ruby flanked by diamond accents.

In part because of these celebrity ring choices, nontraditional engagement rings have risen in popularity. “While about 95 percent of people come in looking for classic diamonds, there is always that 5 percent that go for something different,” Bob Swanson, owner of Swanson Jewelers in Arlington, Mass., says. “Sapphires and rubies have been popular recently.”

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Take a look at a few of our our non-traditional engagement rings below or view our full collection here.

Style 10702

Barkev’s Cathedral Style Solitaire Engagement Ring

10702_DENSE.jpgStarting from $1,385.00

Style 10703

Barkev’s Solitaire Engagement Ring

10703_DENSE.jpgStarting from $1,129.00

Style 10733

Barkev Split Shank Engagement Ring With Diamond Side Stones

10733_DENSE.jpgStarting from $2,155.00

Style 10752

Barkev Engagement Ring With Diamond Side Stones

10752_DENSE.jpgStarting from $2,649.00

Style 10764

Barkev Channel Set Engagement Ring With Round Side Diamonds

10764_DENSE.jpgStarting from $1,699.00

Style 10759

Barkev Prong Set Engagement Ring With Diamonds And Matching Plain Wedding Band

10759_DENSE.jpgStarting from $1,999.00

Style 10736

Barkev Engagement Ring With Round Diamond Side Stones

10736_DENSE.jpgStarting from $2,225.00

Style 10780

Barkev Four Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring

10780_DENSE.jpgStarting from $979.00

Style 10795

Barkev Curved Design Four Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring

10795_DENSE.jpgStarting from $715.00