The Ultimate Guide to Unique Engagement Rings
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?
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
How do you ensure that the ring you choose for your future spouse is truly unique? Try some of these tips!
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
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
from greengem on Etsy
White Sapphire Engagement Ring
Consider A Colored Gemstone
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.
Bezel Set London Blue Topaz Ring
Citrine Engagement Ring
Aquamarine Sterling Silver Engagement Ring
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
We love halo rings, and this Opal Art Deco Engagement Ring is a very special look!
Oval Moonstone Engagement Ring
Antique Opal Engagement Ring Rose Gold Halo
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
Labradorite Marquise Engagement Ring
Emerald Cut East West Engagement Ring
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
Rose Gold + Diamond Engagement Ring
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.
Gold Bezel Engagement Ring
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.
Sapphire Engagement Ring
This ethical ring features a Bi-color Queensland sapphire
Solitaire Engagment Ring
from AideMemoire on Etsy
This ethical ring features a Bi-color Queensland sapphire.
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 Faceted Rainbow Moonstone Ring
Kite Shape Moss Agate Engagement Ring
Marquise Moissanite Halo Engagement Ring
Go Fully Custom
If you want something 100% one-of-a-kind and unique, consider commissioning a fully custom engagement ring.
Custom branch band engagement ring
from Ken & Dana Design
Fully Custom Engagement Ring
White diamond engagement ring
from James Allen
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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. 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-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
Three-stone rings with colored gemstones make for an even more special design.
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.
Dainty Multi-Stone Ring
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
A Full Spectrum of Love
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.
Multi-colored stone band
from Joie De Viv
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
from Jewelluxe on Etsy
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
Natural turquoise engagement ring
Raw opal engagement ring
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
Black Onyx Pear Engagement Ring
from HelloRing on Etsy
Oval Black Sapphire Engagement Ring
When looking for a way to make your ring choice more unique, consider choosing a unique setting such as the bezel.
Sunstone in bezel setting
Bezel set sunstone ring
from RooRingCo on Etsy
Yellow gold bezel set engagement ring
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
Moissanite Oval Vintage 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!
Sunflower Black Diamond Engagement Ring
Flower Morganite Engagement Ring
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
Round Simulated Diamond Starburst engagement ring
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!
Emerald Ring with Sidestones
Get a ring inspired by your favorite movie, like this one that looks like the Crazy Rich Asians ring.
Sapphire vintage style engagement ring
Add a crown
Antique style opal engagement ring
This ring comes with a with matching crown halo wedding band to complete the unique look.
Timeless emerald engagement ring with matching crown halo
Rosecut Green Sapphire engagement ring with crown
Unique Additions to make an Engagement Ring Extra Special
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.
Engraved engagement ring
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!
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
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!
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- Men’s Wedding Rings and Engagement Rings: What You Need to Know
- The Top Places to Find Eco-Friendly Engagement Rings
- Ethical Custom Engagement Rings at Honest Prices
- Trending: Oval Engagement Rings
- Moonstone Engagement Rings: Magical Styles You’ll Swoon For
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!