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If you’re looking for a one of a kind ring for your once in a lifetime love, check out these unique engagement rings she’s sure to love!


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?

Unique Choices for an Engagement Ring

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.

How do you ensure that the ring you choose for your future spouse is truly unique? Try some of these tips!

Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

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

Moissanite Engagement Ring

from ShyGemsStudio on Etsy

Solitaire rings are by far one of the most popular engagement ring styles, but you can customize them with a diamond alternative.

herkimer diamond engagement ring

Herkimer Diamond Engagement Ring

from greengem on Etsy

whitesapphire engagement ring from loveringsdesign

White Sapphire Engagement Ring

from LoveRingsDesign on Etsy

Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings

If your partner is into color, consider a gemstone engagement ring to give her something truly unique and stunning. Incorporating colored alternative gemstones into an engagement ring creates a truly custom design.

caratdesign londonbluetopaz

Bezel Set London Blue Topaz Ring

from CaratDesignGifts on Etsy

citrine engagement ring willwork

Citrine Engagement Ring

by willwork on Etsy

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Aquamarine Sterling Silver Engagement Ring

by Jadorelli on Etsy

Opal Engagement Rings

If you’re looking for something special, choose a multicolored stone for your engagement ring: opals are a big hit with millennials this year.

opal art deco ring

Opal Art Deco Ring

from HKFineJewelry on Etsy

We love halo rings, and this Opal Art Deco Engagement Ring is a very special look!

oval moonstone engagement ring

Oval Moonstone Engagement Ring

from MollyjewelryUS on Etsy

opal engagement ring etsy

Antique Opal Engagement Ring Rose Gold Halo

from LoveRingsDesign on Etsy

Unique Engagement Ring Settings

Instead of the standard North-South stone placement, consider choosing a ring with an oblong stone oriented East-West for a unique look.

pescara oval east west engagement ring

Oval Hal Engagement Ring

from PescaraJewelry on Etsy

labradorite marquise engagement ring

Labradorite Marquise Engagement Ring

by AnemoneUnique on Etsy

emerald cut east west

Emerald Cut East West Engagement Ring

from ZhedoraArgento on Etsy

Rose-Colored Stone Engagement Rings

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 Engagement Ring DiorahJewellery

Rose Gold + Diamond Engagement Ring

from DiorahJewellery on Etsy

morganite engagement ring blush pink

Blush Morganite Engagement Ring

from AUSGEMSCo on Etsy

Ethically Sourced Engagement Rings

When shopping for a unique engagement ring, seek out ethical suppliers and makers to create an extra special and benevolent bauble.

ethical engagement ring

Gold Bezel Engagement Ring

from ShaktiEllenwood on Etsy

This unique ring is made of fairtrade gold and features a salt and pepper diamond. Bezel settings are a unique choice for an engagement ring.

envero jewelry

Sapphire Engagement Ring

from EnveroJewelry on Etsy

This ethical ring features a Bi-color Queensland sapphire

aidememoire on etsy

Solitaire Engagment Ring

from AideMemoire on Etsy

This ethical ring features a Bi-color Queensland sapphire.

Fancy Shape Engagement Rings

Instead of a traditional round or square center stone, go for a fancy shape for your ring’s focal point. Check out these unusual diamond shapes and gemstone options for engagement rings:

hexagon rainbow

Hexagon Faceted Rainbow Moonstone Ring

by SimplyCharmed21 from Etsy

kite shape engagement ring

Kite Shape Moss Agate Engagement Ring

by AuroraDesigner on Etsy

marquis engagement ring

Marquise Moissanite Halo Engagement Ring

by MemorialBoutique on Etsy

Fully Custom Engagement Rings

If you want something 100% one-of-a-kind and unique, consider commissioning a fully custom engagement ring.

ken and dana designs

Custom branch band engagement ring

from Ken & Dana Design

suzie saltzman custom engagement ring

Fully Custom Engagement Ring

from Suzie Saltzman Designs

james allen custom engagement ring

White diamond engagement ring

from James Allen

Your ring doesn’t have to be completely novel to be special. Customizing an engagement ring in a traditional style is still meaningful.


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Multiple Stone Engagement Rings

If you want an extra sparkly look for your ring, select a sparkler with a selection of stones instead of just one. Three-stone engagement rings are a popular choice because of their symbolic meanings. The trio of stones is meant to represent past, present, and future.

pear shape 3 stone ring

Pear-shaped Moissanite 3 Stone Engagement Ring

from Gardenring on Etsy

vertical 3 stone ring

Custom 3 Stone Vertical Ring

from Bario Neal

three stone sapphire ring

Three Stone Oval Sapphire Ring with Halo

from JewelleryBySpektor on Etsy

Three-stone rings with colored gemstones make for an even more special design.

Dainty Cluster Engagement Rings

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.

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Cluster Diamond Rose Gold Ring

from roseandchoc on Etsy

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Vintage British Cluster Ring

from LinnetJewellery on Etsy

Rainbow Stone Engagement Rings

Why not include the full rainbow of love in your engagement ring? Incorporate a rainbow studded band or consider a stone with all the colors, such as a mystic topaz or opal.

aquamarise rainbow engagement ring

Mystic Topaz Engagement Ring

from Aquamarise on Etsy

This uniquely colored stone is surrounded by halo diamonds and a pave band for a polished look.

rainbow moonstone engagement ring

Rainbow Moonstone Engagement Ring

from Jewelluxe on Etsy

Raw Stone Engagement Rings

Instead of selecting a perfectly shaped and cut gemstone, consider a raw stone. They are more uniquely shaped, as they are perfectly imperfect.

aurora designer engagement ring

Rustic diamond slice ring

from AuroraDesigner on Etsy

thefoxandstone on etsy

Natural turquoise engagement ring

from thefoxandstone on Etsy

raw opal ring

Raw opal engagement ring

from MoondropCreationsCA on Etsy

Dark Stone Engagement Rings

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 shop clementine on etsy

Black Diamond Hexagon Ring

from ShopClementine on Etsy

black sapphire engagement ring

Black Onyx Pear Engagement Ring

from HelloRing on Etsy

black sapphire engagement ring

Oval Black Sapphire Engagement Ring

from FYMJewelryDesign on Etsy

Bezel Setting Engagement Rings

When looking for a way to make your ring choice more unique, consider choosing a unique setting such as the bezel.

bezel engagement ring

Sunstone in bezel setting

from onegarnetgirl on Etsy

rooring bezel set

Bezel set sunstone ring

from RooRingCo on Etsy

bezel square ring onegarnetgirl

Yellow gold bezel set engagement ring

from onegarnetgirl on Etsy

Vintage Engagement Rings

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!

vintage style ring

Art deco ring

from barzahav on Etsy

vintage style asscher cut diamond engagement ring

Asscher ring

from ElizeJewellery on Etsy

vintage style nyfinejewelry

Moissanite Oval Vintage Engagement Ring

from NyFineJewelry on Etsy

Flower Setting Engagement Ring

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!

black flower engagement ring

Sunflower Black Diamond Engagement Ring

from ArmanteDesign on Etsy

morganite engagement ring flower

Flower Morganite Engagement Ring

from NyFineJewelry on Etsy

citrine flower ring

Citrine Flower Engagement Ring

from godjewelry on Etsy

Starburst Engagement Ring Settings

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 ring

Moissanite cluster engagement ring

from Amandafinejewelry on Etsy

starburst engagement ring etsy

Round Simulated Diamond Starburst engagement ring

from LuxeryDesignsJewelry on Etsy

morganite cluster engagement ring

Morganite cluster engagement ring

from MinimalVS on Etsy

Celebrity-Inspired Engagement Rings

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!

crazy rich asians engagement rings

Emerald Ring with Sidestones

from jhollywooddesigns

Get a ring inspired by your favorite movie, like this one that looks like the Crazy Rich Asians ring.

sapphire vintage engagement ring

Sapphire vintage style engagement ring

NYFineJewelry from Etsy

Crown Halo Engagement Bands

loveringsdesign opal engagement ring

Antique style opal engagement ring

by LoveRingsDesign

This ring comes with a with matching crown halo wedding band to complete the unique look.

barzahav on etsy emerald green engagement ring

Timeless emerald engagement ring with matching crown halo

by barzahav on Etsy

pear engagement ring with crown

Rosecut Green Sapphire engagement ring with crown

by AuroraDesigner on Etsy

Unique Additions to make an Engagement Ring Extra Special

Looking for ways to add extra meaning to your engagement ring design for a truly unique piece of jewelry? Consider these creative options or add-ons!


Adding an engraved message into your ring makes it extra meaningful. Include a special note, saying, or phrase inside your sweetie’s engagement ring if you want to make it extra unique.

limoges jewelry engraved engagement ring

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 and hart signature ruby

Engagement Ring with Signature Ruby

from Taylor & Hart

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, or include three differently sized stones to represent past, present, and future, etc.

mint sapphire engagement ring

Mint Sapphire Engagement Ring

from aardvarkjewellery on Etsy

Inspiration for Unique Engagement Rings

We hope this roundup of ideas and styles inspires you to customize some aspect of your engagement ring. If you’re looking for more engagement rings for women or men, be sure to check out our other articles on the subject!

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!

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