Attention brides of the future: You may want to start forgetting about that classic diamond engagement ring, because there are some next-level alternatives currently creeping their way into the mainstream market. With non-traditional stones like opal聽already gaining popularity and wild ideas like septum engagement rings popping up, almost anything goes in the engagement ring world now. Continuing in that vein, let us introduce you to two new trends on the rise: DNA and tattoo rings.

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DNA rings are the brainchild of聽Robert Grass of Switzerland-based company聽Identity Inside. Grass has recently created a ring that contains聽your (or more likely your partner鈥檚) fossilized DNA. It鈥檚 then placed聽in a small inclusion in the ring, which is closed and protected by a 0.02 carat diamond. So how exactly does some dude in Switzerland get your DNA? You send him a saliva swab. From there he uses a process to聽鈥渇ossilize鈥澛燼nd transform it into a powdered substance, which is then placed inside the ring. If you鈥檙e super into this idea and would like to drop a hint to your boo, we recommend shooting over a link to their Identity Inside鈥檚 Kickstarter campaign聽currently underway.

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While DNA rings are a bit tougher to comprehend, tattoo rings are pretty much exactly what you鈥檇 think they are. With the cost of an engagement ring averaging at about $4,000, tattoo rings are an affordable, trendy alternative. They are, however, tattoos 鈥 which means they鈥檒l last forever. Under the trending Instagram hashtag #tattooring, we spotted everything from matching minimalist designs to partners鈥 initials written in script.

What engagement trend are you most into? Share you thoughts with us on Twitter @britandco.聽

(Photos via Kickstarter and聽@letsgetweddy)