A constant trend over the last few years, nature-inspired engagement rings continue to be a popular choice for many brides-to-be. There is something infinitely romantic about floral motifs, gently winding leaves, vines and other natural elements. Whether you are an old-fashioned bride who wants something delicate and ornate, or a bolder bride looking for a modern spin on this engagement ring trend, we’ve got you covered with some beautiful rings to inspire you.
Beautiful Nature-Inspired Engagement Rings
One of the best things about custom designed rings is that you can craft your ring according to your favourite stones, metals, colours, styles and just about any other factor. For engagement rings that are inspired by nature, custom rings are especially useful. But, many good jewellers are bringing in the botanical trend with a range of gorgeous rings inspired by plants, flowers and other natural features. Some of our favourite rings include the following:
Soft Golden Leaves
Set in soft, muted gold, this ring features a centre white sapphire surrounded by intricate stone-encrusted leaves. The softer colour of this ring adds to its romantic appeal. It could also work well in rose gold, white gold or platinum, with diamonds or any other stone of your choice. Add some colour by using emeralds in the leafy band, or choose a coloured centre stone.
For something bold, beautiful and certainly eye-catching, a floral design like this one is sure to turn heads. Pave encrusted petals are designed in layers upon layers of sparkly diamonds, ensuring optimal bling. If you chose an intricate design such as this, be extra careful to check your ring frequently for signs of loose stones or wear and tear. As the design has sharp edges, it may not be practical for those who live active lives.
While this particular ring is an original 1920s engagement ring, you can bring a touch of nostalgia to your ring with a simple daisy design encrusted with tiny diamonds. The gold band is delicate, allowing the floral centre to truly shine without being overpowered. The band would also work well in rose gold, or in platinum if you prefer cooler metals.
Vine and Pearls
Pearls are an unusual but beautiful alternative to diamonds. In this ring, the pearl is set against a delicate band with a fine vine wrapping around. It works well in cooler metal tones, but would also be eye-catching if set on a rose or yellow gold band. Be warned however – pearls are not as tough as diamonds. Be extra careful to keep your ring safe, and remove it when washing dishes or doing any hard labour or physical activity that may damage the stone.
Add a touch of Art Deco glam with a bold, beautiful ruby that is flanked by an ornate band. For added sparkle, use pave stones in a bright jewel tone, such as emerald or citrine. For a softer look, use diamonds to off-set the brightly coloured centre stone. Pink or other coloured diamonds would also work well if you’re not a fan of rubies.
The King’s Queen Pavé Protea Flower
Last, but certainly not least, we have the Cape Diamonds Fynbos Collection. Inspired by South Africa and its incredible natural diversity, this collection includes a number of breath-taking engagement rings. The King’s Queen Pavé Protea Flower ring is available in white gold or platinum. This ring has an intricate protea design, flanked by 18 smaller pave stones.
To learn more about the Fynbos Collection or custom designed engagement rings, contact Cape Diamonds today.