Gone are the days when the engagement ring was synonymous with the white diamond. Flashing onto the scene are brightly-colored gemstones fit for the bride who loves showing off her sparkly side. With so many shapes, colors and designs, from spunky and preppy to jaw-droppingly gorgeous, there's something for every personality. Whatever local jeweler you choose to wander into, you'll want to ask about alternative jewels, especially after laying eyes on these inspirational beauties.
(above) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
For the bubbly bride who chooses to spend the day before the wedding at the spa with her girlfriends. Her big day will be decked out in all the prettiest shades of pink, with plenty of rosé, heart-shaped cookies and glittering handfuls of confetti.
For the outdoorsy bride who loves camping on the weekends and whose rainy day watch-list includes The Lord of the Rings. She's dreaming of a magical wedding full of greenery and twinkling lights, dancing out under the stars.
This blushing bride will walk across the sand in a flowing gown that sways with the sea breeze. Buckets of baby's breath and ferns decorate the beach ceremony and her guests sit on vintage couches adorned with tiny rose buds.
This gentle bride has eleven bridesmaids standing beside her because her friendships are strong and true. Surrounded by the largest guest list, her wedding will be filled with heart-felt moments, lots of happy tears and the yummiest lemonade.