12 Unconventional Engagement Rings
Whether you’re about to propose or you’ve already said yes, it’s time for the fun part – to pick out the engagement ring! With so many styles to choose from, it can get a little overwhelming to decide on the right ring for you or your partner. So, whether you’re looking for sustainability, aesthetic, or sentimentality, we’ve got you covered.
Much like life, love is random, unique and special. No one love is ever the same. So, why should the symbol of this love be overdone and predictable? In honour of your unique love, we’ve put together the most unconventional rings the internet has to offer!
We’ve hand-selected some gorgeous ideas from Guides for Brides jewellery suppliers below. This article also includes links to some third-party sites to make it easier for you to shop for your wedding. Purchases made on these sites may earn us a commission which helps us to continue to offer our wedding planning services free of charge to the user.
Image courtesy of David Rodger Sharp Jewellers
This stunning and lavish diamond engagement ring from David Rodger Sharp Jewellers is guaranteed to sparkle and catch the eye of everyone around. Diamonds symbolise strength and are a traditional love token to mark an engagement or commitment of life together. Take a look at our blog ‘popular gemstones for weddings’ to really understand the meaning and sentimentality behind different gemstones!
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This beautifully handmade art deco ring is the picture of perfection. The 7mm round-cut agate gemstone really adds a pop of originality to this engagement ring. With a choice of different metals, you can really personalise your ring to suit you. Designed to last forever, why not ensure your ring is one of a kind? This ring comes in two separate parts, with the top ring in a wishbone shape. The wishbone symbolises good luck, optimism and love. Who could possibly turn down such good karma?!
Image courtesy of Ethica Diamonds
Halo rings are booming with popularity again! With this ring, a subtle floral halo of diamonds bloom around the centre oval gem. With a choice of metals, you can pick which suits your personality. The originality of this ring is brought to focus with the personalised engraving, where you can write up to 25 characters.
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This handmade engagement ring is a fascinating twist on the halo ring. A dreamy and romantic ring featuring an oval-shaped, handcrafted gemstone is unparalleled when you see the wide variety of gemstones you can choose from! Although this engagement ring may be untraditional, you may want to embrace tradition when you are looking for that ‘something blue’.
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This marquise cluster engagement ring is a modern twist on vintage rings. Vintage rings are becoming increasingly popular with the benefits of aesthetic and sentimentality. Due to its modern take, you can make this ring your own while still paying tribute to the styles of the earlier generations. By having a wide choice of gem colour, and the option to engrave, you can create your very own ‘vintage’.
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This ring features an ‘out of this world’ and unique appearance, hence the name. It is sure to be captivating and eye-catching on anyone’s hand! With an 18k metal, you can pick the colour to suit you. Along with all the other rings on Ethica Diamonds, you can personalise this ring through engraving to make it truly special to you.
Image courtesy of Elizabeth Anne Norris
This gorgeous, speckled, rose-cut diamond ring symbolises purity, commitment and faithfulness, making it an unrivalled gemstone to have for an engagement ring. The ‘salt and pepper’ diamond makes for a unique and alternative engagement ring compared to traditional diamonds. The 9 carat recycled gold band has a delicate lace texture that throws away the traditional ring band detailing. What better way to tell your partner you are going to love them forever!
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The most striking feature of this beautiful handmade engagement ring is the distinctive ring band. The side stones are dotted along the band to create glamour all around the ring. With a choice of gemstones and metal, you can be sure no one else will be pulling off this stunning engagement ring quite like you!
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A striking cocktail ring with 32 round brilliant melees framing the round brilliant centre stone is the unrivalled modern twist on a vintage ring. If you have a love for sustainability, this is the ring for you! Ethica diamonds ensure that all the materials for their jewellery are sourced responsibly and sustainably and come from sites that protect the health and safety of both their workers and the environment.
Image courtesy of CarolineBrookJewelry on Etsy
This astonishing raw, uncut diamond ring has been designed to showcase the diamond in its natural form. Rough diamonds represent unconditional acceptance. The diamond makes a statement in a handmade claw setting on a slim gold band, textured to echo the natural contours of the rough diamond. The gold ring band is also given a satin finish to create an aged look. With the possibility of getting the diamond in different colours, you will be sure no one else will be wearing this on their ring finger!
Image courtesy of Rosalyn’s Emporium
Are you looking for ‘That’ ring? For a ring that is completely different, why not get a bespoke ring just for you! Bespoke rings are very popular as they allow for creativity and personalisation. At Rosalyn’s Emporium, you are able to design your own rings with the couple workshops they offer, or through commissions. We are obsessed with this bespoke commission that gives a certain sentimentality and elegance to the classic engagement ring style!
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This eternal love ring represents everlasting love, with its 8 claws holding the rough diamond in the middle. The two rose-cut diamonds on the side form a lovely frame for the main gemstone and sits on the finger with ease. If you are looking for a ring that has strong symbolism for your love, this ring is perfect for you!
With some inspiration and information now gathered about what is out there, your dream engagement ring is only a click away! For a truly unique engagement ring, you really don’t need to look any further than our recommended jewellers.
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