As you’re preparing to propose to your partner, you want every detail to feel heartfelt and intentional: the place you propose, the way you ask them to marry you, and, of course, the piece of jewelry you select for them. Traditionally, you might pick out a ring as a symbol of your lasting commitment, but not everyone wants to wear a ring on their finger forever. If your partner prefers something different, you might propose with a bracelet instead.
Bracelets are still timeless and perfect for everyday wear, but they’re unique enough to feel like a departure from engagement norms. Plus, it’s not unheard of to do your own thing — The Knot’s 2019 Jewelry & Engagement Study found that 4% of couples don’t exchange rings at their proposal. They might be looking to save money (since the average engagement ring costs $5,900) or simply to reflect personal style and preference.
If you’re looking for the perfect bracelet to give your partner when you pop the question, these 11 pieces are all special and unforgettable. They can be worn on their own or as part of a set, layered with other bracelets or personal jewelry. Prices range from a few thousand dollars to just under two hundred, so there’s an option for most people regardless of budget.