The free-spirited you might not like to be bounded, but true love is not limiting; it is rather liberating. A supportive partner is the wind beneath your wings that only empowers you to fly higher. If you are one such free spirit, or happen to be engaged to one, then a conventional, one-dimensional engagement ring is probably not the right fit for you.
Instead, you’d probably want to pick out a piece that reflects your out-of-the-box personality with aplomb. A free-form engagement ring is perfect for showing the world that you’re committed, but with your freedom and spirit intact, in a union that brings out the best in you. These rings don’t have a traditional structure or shape but are free-flowing with no limit to the design interpretation. Want to know which ring style works for you? Here are a few ideas to get started.
Celebrate Overlaps with Twisted Rings
Twisted rings are ideal for the sophisticated free spirit who prefers a hint of quirk to her engagement ring. Not only do these twisty bands look incredible, but they’re also symbolic of two lives intertwined with one another. Our design experts suggest you try and choose twisted rings in two different-colored metals. Firstly, this helps the detailing and center stone stand out. Secondly, it indicates that you and your partner retain your free-spirited attitude to life, even while being together.
This 14k white-rose gold engagement ring has overlapping shanks in two metals, encrusted with dozens of diamonds. If you like, you can also opt for a white-yellow gold combination. This ring is ideal for the bride who follows a minimalistic and subtle approach to being free-spirited.
Another stunning 14k free form option is this two-tone ring accented with diamonds. With the romanticism of rose gold metal infused with white gold’s elegance, this ring is for the free-spirited bride who is all for fairytale love.
Opt For a Bypass Ring
Bypass rings have existed since the Victorian era; they are a popular choice for brides who want their engagement ring unique. In a bypass ring, the ends of the band do not meet at the center stone. Instead, they bypass each other to go at opposite ends of the diamond – one holding it at the top, the other at the bottom. The symbolism is the confluence of two individuals to build a life together yet retain their own personalities.
This style of engagement ring is more curved and less structured. Strong, individual women like Jackie Kennedy and Sandra Bullock have opted for bypass rings as a statement of their classy style. Bypass rings can carry more than one center stone and be multi-hued if the bride wants to add color to her life and looks.
The culmination of a whirlwind romance, this bypass engagement ring features swirling ribbons of polished 18k white gold and scintillating 0.37 ct pave diamonds. The two sides of the shank curl in opposite directions before wrapping a round cut center stone in their embrace.
This ring is a stunner for the bride who wants to make heads turn at every step! The 1ct center stone is held by delicate shanks, which veer in opposite directions before coiling around the diamond. The band also boasts exquisite workmanship, with 0.24 ct diamonds set across the center.
Go Criss-Cross with Split Shanks
In a split shank design, the bands usually divide either as they move away from the center stone or towards it. Depending on the center diamond’s size and weight, the number of strands (typically two or three) and the depth of the splits are decided. This keeps the setting secure and the engagement ring durable. Split shanks often also create the illusion of a larger center stone and overall broader ring dimensions.
In this 14K yellow gold engagement ring, the split shank is divided into two slim strands of polished metal and one wider band with a dynamic brushed texture. Highlight your precious round cut center stone in this distinctive criss cross engagement ring.nk is divided into two slim strands of polished metal and one wider band with a dynamic brushed texture.
Embrace Asymmetry With Layered Multi-Tone Rings
Why choose only one style when you can choose as many as you like with just one ring? For the ultimate free-spirited bride, layered rings are the perfect free-form option. The ideal ring offers different textures, colors, and layers, so you can pull out the stops and get everything you want from just this one piece.
This 14K white-rose gold ring features a two-tone style with pave diamonds all across that lead up to a center stone setting. The fluid lines in this piece make it the perfect free-form engagement ring.
A plain 14K white gold band, diamond encrusted white gold shank, and a 14K rose gold rope crisscross around one another, creating the perfect backdrop for a round cut center stone. This ring plays with three different textures and is ideal for the bride who desires a showstopper engagement ring.