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16 Stunning Alternatives To A Diamond Engagement Ring

07/30/2014 02:38pm ET | Updated July 30, 2014

The words "diamond" and "engagement ring" have gone hand-in-hand for almost a century. But these days, many brides-to-be are seeking non-diamond, gemstone options when it comes to their engagement bling.

For some ladies, the decision to buck the diamond ring tradition is moral. Others forgo diamonds for financial reasons, and some simply prefer other stones.

Whatever the reason, we're totally on board. Below we present 16 unique alternatives to your run-of-the-mill diamond engagement ring.

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Sapphire and 14k gold
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Moissanite and recycled 14k gold, $1,575.
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Oregon sunstone and 14k rose gold, $1,028
Blue sapphire and 14k gold, $695.
Lemon quartz and 14k yellow gold, $1,175
Pink amethyst and sterling silver, $335
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Pyrite and rose/pink gold, $225
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Ethiopian opal and 18k yellow gold, $885
14k gold knot, $121
Australian opal and recycled gold, $388
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Pearl and 14k yellow gold, $495
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Rhodolite garnet and 14k yellow gold, $2,570
Sapphire and 14k white gold, $2,299
Tourmaline and 14K gold, $805
One-of-a-kind keshi pearl, $1,680
Vena Amoris via Old Hollywood
Moissanite and 14k green gold, $700

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