04/03/2012 08:03 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Engagement Rings: 19 Less Conventional Ideas (PHOTOS)

Remember that scene in "Sex And The City" where Charlotte and Trey gaze lovingly into each other's eyes as they stand outside Tiffany & Co., ready to embark on a future together with the promise of one big, fat diamond? Well, we all know how that union turned out. Diamonds are beautiful, but there are so many other options for engagement rings.

Every marriage is as unique as the people in them. So why should the ring that starts it all be the same? Those whopping diamonds perched on a woman's left hand are pretty, but not every woman wants one. With all the gorgeous jewelry out there, why limit yourself to what every other gal is wearing? We love a ring that keeps people guessing and that, if necessary, can be used forever, even if the marriage doesn't last that long. Herewith, 19 unconventional engagement rings to celebrate your uniqueness.

Unconventional Engagement Rings

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