February is for lovers, and the whirlwind of dinners, dancing and romantic gestures might just end with your guy perched on one knee. While the thought of becoming a Mrs. sounds like a dream, the impending princess cut diamond can cause nightmares. When it comes to the ring, fear of commitment takes on a whole new meaning because unlike the guy it will forever remain unchanged. Many women are foregoing traditional engagement styles for a more unique spin to fit their wardrobe and personality.
Unconventional engagement rings can range from unexpected cuts and heavier metals to colored gems, and when it comes to rings of any kind look no further than Mystique Jewelers in Old Town.
Owner Elizabeth Mandros offers custom-made options, as well as a diverse range of fine jewelry. Composed of blue chalcedony surrounded by black diamonds and set in 18KT rose gold, this pick [$3,750] from local jewelry designer Alberto Parada is sure to wow any luxury-loving lady. Every woman deserves to feel that she is the only one on that special day. Take a trip to Mystique to find the ring that says that and so much more.
–Angela Bobo (February 2014)