The Ultimate Guide to Unique Engagement Rings
You've found a one-of-a-kind love that you want to spend the rest of your life with, so why not give your partner a one-of-a-kind, unique engagement ring to pop the big question?
When you find your one true love, you want to give them an engagement ring that is just as unique and original as they are. If you're on the hunt for a truly unique engagement ring for your future fiancée, check out this list of customizations, creative additions, and thoughtful touches that can make your engagement ring more unique.
💍 Unique Choices for an Engagement Ring
Select a Diamond Alternative
If a diamond is out of your budget, choosing moissanite or cubic zirconia instead can give you more bang for your buck.
Moissanite Engagement Ring from ShyGemsStudio on Etsy.
Herkimer Diamond Engagement Ring from greengem on Etsy.
White Sapphire Engagement Ring from LoveRingsDesign on Etsy.
Consider A Colored Gemstone
If your partner is into color, consider a gemstone engagement ring to give her something truly unique and stunning.
Bezel Set London Blue Topaz Ring from CaratDesignGifts on Etsy.
Citrine Engagement Ring by willwork on Etsy.
Aquamarine Sterling Silver Engagement Ring by Jadorelli on Etsy.
If you're looking for something special, choose a multicolored stone for your engagement ring: opals are a big hit with Millenials this year.
We love this Opal Art Deco Engagement Ring from HKFineJewelry on Etsy.
Oval Moonstone Engagement Ring from MollyjewelryUS on Etsy.
Antique Opal Engagement Ring Rose Gold Halo from LoveRingsDesign on Etsy.
Opt for a Unique Arrangement
Instead of the standard North-South stone placement, consider choosing a ring with an oblong stone oriented East-West for a unique look.
Oval Hal Engagement Ring from PescaraJewelry on Etsy.
Labradorite Marquise Engagement Ring by AnemoneUnique on Etsy.
Emerald Cut East West Engagement Ring from ZhedoraArgento on Etsy.
Instead of traditional yellow gold, opt for a rose-gold setting for your engagement ring for something romantic and unique.
Blush Morganite Rose Gold Engagement Ring by ShyGemsStudio on Etsy.
Rose Gold + Diamond Engagement Ring from DiorahJewellery on Etsy.
Blush Morganite Engagement Ring from AUSGEMSCo on Etsy.
Embrace Ethical Sources
When shopping for a unique engagement ring, seek out ethical suppliers and makers to create an extra special and benevolent bauble.
This Ethical Engagement Ring from ShaktiEllenwood on Etsy is made of fairtrade gold.
This ethical ring from EnveroJewelry on Etsy features a Bi-color Queensland sapphire.
This ethical ring from AideMemoire on Etsy features a Bi-color Queensland sapphire.
Instead of a traditional round or square center stone, go for a fancy shape!
Hexagon Faceted Rainbow Moonstone Ring by SimplyCharmed21 from Etsy.
Kite Shape Moss Agate Engagement Ring by AuroraDesigner on Etsy.
Marquise Moissanite Halo Engagement Ring by MemorialBoutique on Etsy.
Go Fully Custom
If you want something 100% one-of-a-kind and unique, consider commissioning a fully custom engagement ring.
custom engagement ring from Ken & Dana Design.
Fully Custom Engagement Ring from Suzie Saltzman Designs.
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If you want an extra sparkly look for your ring, select a sparkler with a selection of stones instead of just one.
Pear-shaped Moissanite 3 Stone Engagement Ring from Gardenring on Etsy.
Custom 3 Stone Vertical Ring from Bario Neal.
Three Stone Oval Sapphire Ring with HAlo from JewelleryBySpektor on Etsy.
When you don't like the look of a big honkin' rock, you go for something with a low profile like these clustered stone rings.
Select a ring with multiple small stones like this Aurora Diamond Ring from Joie De Viv.
Cluster Diamond Rose Gold Ring from roseandchoc on Etsy.
Vintage British Cluster Ring from LinnetJewellery on Etsy.
A Full Spectrum of Love
Why not include the full rainbow of love into your engagement ring? Incorporate a rainbow studded band or consider a stone with all the colors such as a mystic topaz or opal.
Multi-colored stone band from Joie De Viv.
Mystic Topaz Engagement Ring from Aquamarise on Etsy.
Rainbow Moonstone Engagement Ring from Jewelluxe on Etsy.
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Reach for a Raw Stone
Instead of selecting a perfectly shaped and cut gemstone, consider a raw stone. They are more uniquely shaped, as they are perfectly imperfect.
Rustic diamond slice ring from AuroraDesigner on Etsy.
Natural turquoise engagement ring from thefoxandstone on Etsy.
Raw opal engagement ring from MoondropCreationsCA on Etsy.
Embrace the Dark Side
If your partner is more of the deep and classic type, perhaps you'd rather gift a dark stone like a black sapphire or onyx instead of a diamond.
Black Diamond Hexagon Ring from ShopClementine on Etsy.
Black Onyx Pear Engagement Ring from HelloRing on Etsy.
Oval Black Sapphire Engagement Ring from FYMJewelryDesign on Etsy.
When looking for a way to make your ring choice more unique, consider choosing an original setting such as the bezel.
Sunstone in bezel setting from onegarnetgirl on Etsy.
Bezel set sunstone ring from RooRingCo on Etsy.
Yellow gold bezel set engagement ring from onegarnetgirl on Etsy.
Vye for Vintage
Instead of purchasing something new, shop for a vintage ring for something truly unique and special. Most likely your pre-owned bauble will also come with a dose of history!
Art deco ring from barzahav on Etsy.
Asscher ring from ElizeJewellery on Etsy.
Moissanite Oval Vintage Engagement Ring from NyFineJewelry on Etsy.
If you want her ring to stand tall like a sunflower, choose an engagement ring with a halo of petal-like stones for a flowery look!
Sunflower Black Diamond Engagement Ring from ArmanteDesign on Etsy.
Flower Morganite Engagement Ring from NyFineJewelry on Etsy.
Citrine Flower Engagement Ring from godjewelry on Etsy.
When you want an out of this world engagement ring, there's no better choice than a sparkly, starburst halo for a celestial vibe.
Moissanite cluster engagement ring from Amandafinejewelry on Etsy.
Round Simulated Diamond Starburst engagement ring from LuxeryDesignsJewelry on Etsy.
Morganite cluster engagement ring from MinimalVS on Etsy.
Model it after a favorite
If you want to create a stunning engagement ring with a special meaning, then consider modeling it after a ring from a favorite story, movie or book!
Get a ring inspired by the Crazy Rich Asians ring from jhollywooddesigns
Sapphire vintage style engagement ring in NYFineJewelry from Etsy.
Add a crown
Antique style opal engagement ring with matching crown halo by LoveRingsDesign.
Timeless emerald engagement ring with matching crown halo by barzahav on Etsy.
Rosecut Green Sapphire engagement ring with crown by AuroraDesigner on Etsy.
💍 Unique Additions to make an Engagement Ring Extra Special
Include a special note, saying or phrase inside your sweetie's engagement ring if you want to make it extra unique.
Engraved engagement ring from LimogésJewelry.
Add a hidden stone
If you want to add an extra dose of personalization to your ring, consider a hidden gemstone inside the band. You could make it your birthstone for a nod to the person who gave the ring!
Taylor & Hart Engagement Ring with Signature Ruby.
Infuse a hidden meaning
For those who want to add a hidden meaning into their engagement ring, may we suggest having a unique reasoning behind your choices? IE- select a stone that is your partner's favorite color, include three differently sized stones to represent past, present, and future, etc.
Mint Sapphire Engagement Ring from aardvarkjewellery on Etsy.
Did you find a ring that speaks to you? We hope this inspires you if you're hoping to find a unique engagement ring for yourself or your partner! 💍