Valentine’s Day is coming up. Sure, you could go for the traditional chocolate and flowers, but why not make this February 14 a holiday to remember by buying your sweetheart something memorable? We’ll give you a hint. A stunning piece of jewelry is sure to be hit.
You could choose a necklace, bracelet or a pair of earrings, but don’t look past gifting a ring, even if you’re not looking to pop the question. A lot of guys get nervous when shopping for a ring that’s definitely not an engagement ring. Because this time of year carries certain romantic associations, shopping for rings requires a certain tact. If you would rather avoid making things awkward with the obvious proposal association, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve collected the 12 best non-engagement rings to give your partner.
Whether you want to give your girlfriend a tasteful midi ring, a diamond-studded gold ring or just something sparkly to wear on her finger, these 12 rings make ideal Valentine’s Day gifts. From gemstones to birthstones, your S.O. is sure to adore any of the rings we’ve reviewed below, even if you’re not actually trying to propose. Keep reading to find gorgeous rings that won’t have your partner hearing wedding bells.
Hint: You won’t find any diamond rings here.
1. Mejuri Dewdrop Baguette Ring
We’ll forgive you if you haven’t noticed, but understated rings are currently all the rage. These thin bands are usually stackable with other rings and can be worn on any finger. Some come without stones while others include a little something sparkly, like this Mejuri Dewdrop Baguette Ring. The Swiss blue topaz is set in a 14k yellow gold band alongside a small white sapphire and looks particularly elegant on dainty fingers. As an added bonus, the gemstones are all AAA grade and picked for their beauty and longevity. This ring really does tick all the boxes as a non-engagement ring.
2. Set & Stones Presley Stacking Ring
Continuing down the theme of slim, stacking rings, we come to the Set & Stones Presley Stacking Ring. This handmade ring features a solitaire made of cubic zirconia that’s designed to sparkle. It’s also made in the USA, so you can be assured of its quality. Plus, this ring is so affordable you can probably buy more than one so that your significant other can stack them on her fingers.
3. Able Set of Four Hammered Stacking Rings
This fashionable set of four rings is both beautiful and socially responsible, which your leading lady is sure to love. The rings are handcrafted in Nashville by ABLE, which strives to stop generational poverty by employing women in living wage jobs. The hammered texture makes the slender bands both eye-catching and understated. The recipient of this thoughtful gift can wear the rings together on a single finger or solo across four different fingers.
4. Gorjana Amara Ring Set
Stack up on the smiles and surprise your S.O. with this unique set of three cubic zirconia, gold-plated rings. The gold plated rings look great stacked together on a single finger or worn individually. In addition, the offset gems add a quirky style not often seen in female jewelry. This affordable set is an easy choice if you want a classic yet unique gift.
5. Mejuri Twist Ring
Good things come in small packages, and sometimes the simplest things are the best things. That’s certainly true with the Mejuri Twist Ring. This 14k gold slim ring is made to last forever with gold that’s guaranteed not to oxidize or discolor. Plus, with Mejuri’s fair pricing scheme, you can rest assured that you’re getting a quality piece at a fraction of the cost a fine jeweler would charge. When shopping for a ring that’s not an engagment ring, it’s usually best to avoid large diamonds. Gold, however, is always a good idea.
6. Kate Spade Rock Solid Stone Heart Twist Ring
If you want a ring that’s just a little bit more than a fine piece of jewelry, consider the Kate Spade Rock Solid Stone Heart Twist Ring. By giving your S.O. such a piece, you’re symbolically giving her your heart, or at least she’ll see it that way. The handcrafted ring is made from plated metal which is complimented by faceted crystals for a sparkling finish. Furthermore, the twist design is meant to be worn on the index finger, so there’s no way she can mistake this for an engagement ring.
7. Kate Spade Mood Ring Clay Pave Ring
BEST STATEMENT PIECE
While most of the rings on our list thus far have been meant to blend into an outfit, the Kate Spade Mood Ring Clay Pave Ring was built to make a statement. This glam ring boasts gold-tone metal and a lot of pave crystals for a sparkling showpiece that’s truly eye-catching. The Kate Spade design is available in four colors, so if your girl isn’t a fan of gold, you can pick the best color for her. Just be aware that this ring is heavier than others and is not designed for everyday wear.
8. FARIS Saturn Semiprecious Stone Ring
For a gift that you can be sure she doesn’t already have, choose the FARIS Saturn Semiprecious Stone Ring. This ring, which was created by Seattle-based designer Faris Du Graf, is incredibly unique, as the stone sits in the middle of a loop formed by the ring itself. It’s available with either a garnet set in bronze or a lemon quartz stone set in sterling silver. Either way, this ring is sure to make a statement when it’s sitting securely on the finger of your significant other.
9. ARMENTA Old World Crivelli Stack Ring
The ARMENTA Old World Enamel & Diamond Crivelli Stack Ring is one piece of jewelry that really pops. This bold design won’t be appreciated by everyone, but for women who love unique jewelry, this is one of the best non engagment rings you’ll find. Designed by Emily Armenta in her Houston-based studio, the ring was inspired by Carlo Crivelli, an Italian Renaissance artist known for his attention to detail and ability to bring beauty to those things which are imperfect. The blue band of this piece sets it apart from most fine jewelry, but the included diamonds add a touch of formality and class. This unique piece would suit daring fashionistas and art lovers alike.
10. IPPOLITA Nova-Spiral Triple Bead Ring
The accessory brand Ippolita, created by Ippolita Rostagno, is loved by celebrities around the world thanks to the brand’s quality, handcrafted jewelry and chic designs. The 18-karat gold collection combines the designer’s Italian heritage with her modern take on fashion. The result is a beautiful, spiral ring with three mother-of-pearl beads of varying sizes. This is a piece that can transition easily from a casual outfit to a more formal one, and it’s sure to draw the eye. For couples who don’t plan to get married, a beautiful and expensive ring can still be a meaningful gift. With a unique design and precious materials, this designer ring is the perfect present to remind her how much you love her.
11. Le Vian Blueberry Layer Cake Ring
From hair color to clothing, ombre is trending, and this ring takes the style to a new level by featuring three rows of varying shades of Blueberry Sapphires™. The stones themselves are set in beautiful 14k white gold. Produced by Le Vian, the Blueberry Layer Cake Ring also comes with a certificate of authenticity, so you can rest assured that you’ve purchased a quality gift. As an added bonus, a matching necklace and earrings are available for purchase on the Macy’s website if you really want to spoil your favorite lady.
12. Spinelli Kilcollin Libra Connector Ring
We promised that there wouldn’t be any diamond rings on this list, but we couldn’t resist this Spinelli Kilcollin Libra 18k Diamond & Connector Ring. However, because this piece is made from several rings connected together that can be worn across numerous fingers, there’s little chance your significant other will think this piece is an engagement ring. The center ring is filled with white pave set diamonds, while the two side rings and the connectors are made of 18-karat yellow gold. If you really want to splurge on your significant other with a diamond ring that’s not an engagement ring, this is the piece to buy.