I LOVE this Refinery29 post on engagement & wedding rings. Finally, the jewelry is catching up to the wedding revolution that has been afoot for sometime. With the casting off of cupcake bridal party dresses, prescribed ceremonies and homogeneous venues, so it follows that brides should have a piece of jewelry that is as unique as they are. I especially enjoyed these groups of super affordable rings made by independent artisans, but there are even more (and ever more decadent) items on their site. Take a look by following the link below.

20 Engagement Rings You'll Love

By: Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi

Under $500


Above, clockwise from top left: Willow 14k Gold and White Sapphire Ring, $112, available atCatbirdBlanca Monros Gomez Dainty Diamond Band, $385, available at BirdAlex and Chloe Anneau Solitaire 14k Inverted Black Diamond Ring, $430, available at Alex and Chloe;Ken & Dana 14k Gold & Quartz Ring, $280, available at Ken & Dana DesignIossellianiGold-Plated Silver Ring With Pearl, Rhinestones, and Zircon, $385, available at Iosselliani.



Above, clockwise from top left: Gabriel & Co 14k Rose Gold and Diamond Ring, $725, available at Greenwich JewelersYayoi Forest Lucky Seven Diamond and 14k gold ring, $560, available at CatbirdBecky Kelso Handmade 14k Gold and Moonstone Ring, $875, available at Greenwich JewelersMelissa Joy Manning 18k Wedding Band with White Diamonds, $750, available at Bird; Katrina Lapenne Old World 14k Gold and White Diamond Ring, $800, available at Catbird.