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If you want to put a slight twist on a traditional engagement ring, a flower ring may be the perfect option for you. This ultra-feminine ring style is elegant, romantic, and timeless—with a slightly vintage look that makes it stand out in a crowd. And, if that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in luck: Flower wedding rings are really popular right now, and there are tons of gorgeous options out there.
Just look at celebrities like Katy Perry and Nikki Reed, who both rock stunning yet unique flower baubles. To help you search for the perfect flower-shaped ring, we tapped jewelers Jillian Sassone and Helen Ficalora to share their expertise on this non-traditional style.
Meet the Expert
“Now more than ever, people are searching for meaning in objects,” says Ficalora. “Flowers speak to the sentimentality of something beautiful and light in a dark world.” Sassone adds, “Flower rings offer a ton of finger coverage, but the price tag isn’t as hefty because the total carat weight is distributed over all of the stones, as opposed to buying one large solitaire." In other words: You get more bang for your buck and the small stones on the halo or the wedding bands make your ring appear larger than it is.
Ready to wear the flower wedding ring of your dreams? Ahead, our favorite flower rings to consider, plus what to know before you shop.
What to Look for When Choosing a Flower Wedding Ring
There are two different ways to embrace the flower ring trend. You can purchase an engagement ring with a halo around your center stone that looks like a flower, or you can purchase a solitaire ring and use one or two wedding bands around that ring to create the look of a flower. Sassone points out that the second option gives you more versatility: You can stack several wedding bands for a unique look or change them out if you want to.
You’ll often find vintage flower engagement rings for sale. “If you’re buying vintage, have a respected jeweler look at the piece [and ask]: Is the band in good condition? Are all of the prongs still there? Any stones loose?” Sassone says. Non-vintage flower engagement rings have become more prevalent in recent years. Keep in mind the quality of the stones and the strength of prongs with non-vintage rings in the same way you would with vintage rings.
“If you’re creating a vintage-inspired flower ring with a designer, choose someone whose work you love and feel you can trust," offers Sassone. "It’s such an intimate process. You really want to make sure you feel heard and supported the entire way. In the end, you should have a new heirloom piece that will become part of your family’s history.”
- How much does a flower wedding ring cost? While flower engagement rings boast more diamonds than a traditional engagement ring, they are comparable to a single-stone ring because the total carat weight is spread across multiple diamonds.
- What stones work best for a flower wedding ring? Any stone can be used in a flower-shaped ring. You can choose to use the same stone for both the center and halo or opt for different stones to show a contrast in color.
- Will flower wedding rings go out of style? While unique, a flower wedding ring is a timeless, romantic option suited for the vintage-inspired bride.