Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and ask your partner to be yours “‘til death do you part,” your next item on the itinerary is choosing the perfect engagement ring. Regardless of whether you’re a jet setter yourself, if the wanderlust bug has bitten your partner, you can use their unquenchable thirst for travel to choose the perfect engagement ring.
Top Engagement Rings for Travelers
Need some inspiration? Here are the best unique engagement rings for a wanderlust partner.
If your soon-to-be spouse is one with the great outdoors, then finding a ring that pays homage to their appreciation of nature is a great idea! Perhaps your partner enjoys a long weekend hike through the trails, strenuous off-road biking, or a relaxing boat ride. Maybe they’re into something a little more off the beaten path like deep-sea snorkeling. Regardless, it won’t be difficult to find a ring for them!
Luckily, nature is the world’s greatest artist. From breath-taking views of mountain tops to the tropics' lush greenery, Mother Nature offers a plethora of scenery and majestic landscapes from which you can draw inspiration.
Rings with flora and fauna motifs are perfect for representing the greenery. A talented designer may also be able to mimic the look of a specific plant or flower in the metal band. Rings with brightly-colored stones such as emeralds, ruby, or sapphire represent the bold tones found in nature.
If your significant other is big on traveling different destinations and loves visiting exotic locales, then look for a ring inspired by their favorite place. The challenge of finding the right destination-inspired ring is learning what your future spouse loves about their favorite location. For example, they may be in love with the glam and romance of Paris or the beaches of Spain. Once you understand what they love about the city, you can choose a ring that perfectly symbolizes it!
If it’s the glam of Paris, then finding a ring that practically screams glamour and the height of fashion is vital. Look for a ring that features intricate designs on the band that demonstrate expert craftsmanship, rings designed by French artists, and rings that feature the timeless classic diamond stone. The warm exotic beaches vibe of Spain can be replicated in rings with warm tones such as yellow gold bands and deep-colored blue, green, or white gemstones.
Your spouse doesn’t have to have a Ph.D. in History to fawn over the classic beauty of vintage styles from around the world. Throughout history, engagement ring styles have gone in and out of vogue, sometimes within a single wedding season! However, the upside of this turbulence is that you can choose a ring with the esteemed title of vintage.
If your partner seeks out locations steeped in history for your trips or loves visiting places that have retained their historic charm, then you’ve got the perfect starting point for your engagement ring search. You’ll need to start with what you know about your partner to pull off a history-inspired ring.
Determine which locations or historic periods your partner absolutely loves. Then you can begin your search for the perfect vintage engagement ring from that period or location. Finding the perfect vintage ring can be challenging, so you may have to do some research or take your quest to an experienced jeweler who will be able to give you professional advice. Once you have a starting point, you can purchase a vintage ring with some history behind it or have a new one made in the same style.
Minimalism isn’t just a movement for tidy houses and fewer possessions. It’s taken on a life of its own in the fashion and style world. Minimalist styles focus on functionality and utilitarianism for the most efficiency with the least frills. On an engagement ring, minimalism focuses on simplicity. Typically, engagement rings come with the tagline, “The bigger, the better!”
However, minimalist engagement rings don’t have that same goal in mind. In fact, minimalist rings are generally styled with thin bands and solitaire stones. It’s a great option for those with partners that live active jet setting lifestyles.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that there aren’t many customization options for minimalist rings. Choosing unique band metals and stones can personalize a minimalist ring and make it the perfect choice for your partner.
Though the process of buying an engagement ring can be challenging, it’s worth it to see the look on your future spouse’s face when you present them with a ring that’s got the personal touch of a homage to their wanderlust. Whatever ring you choose, be sure to know your partner’s ring size beforehand!