Buying an engagement ring is a truly daunting task. And finding one that is as unique as your fiance can be just as tricky. But it’s worth making an effort to getting something a bit more off the beaten path.
Having an individual engagement ring reflects your uniqueness as a couple and the individuality of your partner. And receiving a ring that is one-of-a-kind is truly special. So to get you started on your engagement ring journey, here are 6 ways to make a ring choice that is a little bit different.
1. Opt For Gemstones
Traditionally, engagement rings are the perfect place to show off a diamond. But if everyone’s going for diamonds, how can you be a little more creative with your choice?
Thankfully, there are a whole host of other precious stones to choose from. And any one of them would make for a stunning centerpiece of your engagement ring. And the great thing about gemstones is that they’re generally a lot cheaper. That means you can get something truly unique without having to pay a pretty penny for it.
Many precious stones are likely more robust too, so there’s less worrying about the possibility of chips. And they always make a great talking point at your wedding because of how truly unique they are. Think about what your fiance’s favorite colors are and use that as a jumping-off point.
2. Colored Diamonds
If your loved one must have a diamond, there are ways to pick a stone that’s a little more individual. Thanks to anomalies, when diamonds are formed, we can get fancy colored diamonds. For example, yellow diamonds are thanks to excess nitrogen, and pink diamonds come from a structural defect in the stone.
You might have to pay a little more for these one-of-a-kind stones, but they all have unique backstories which are perfect for your one-of-a-kind bride. So if you really want to push the boat out for your loved one with extravagance while getting something that’s individual, colored diamonds are for you. Go for something even more special with ethically sourced rings, like those from Brilliant Earth.
To save yourself a penny, you could go for uncut, raw versions of these diamonds. They are truly unique because each one has a different shape and looks beautiful in simple settings.
3. Multiple Metals
This style may be a little harder to find, but you can get rings that intertwine multiple metals for a unique setting for a diamond. It’s a more subtle option for an understated bride who still wants something a little different from the usual.
But couple this with a gemstone or colored diamond, and you’re onto a ring that would be rarely seen. Probably more for the extravagant fiance, but a great option for creativity and uniqueness.
4. Going Vintage
There’s no easier way to get a ring that no one else will have than to opt for vintage. Vintage rings were designed differently than today’s offerings thanks to the different trends that were around.
Each vintage ring is special and creative because each one could be the last of its kind. A great bonus of going for a vintage ring is that they’re very often absolute bargains.
5. Alternative Settings
If the diamond is still set to be the star of the show, but you want your choice to be unique in other ways, then an alternative setting is a great option. Most engagement rings have their diamonds center stage with simple metal settings and bands. Often with more diamonds gracing the sides. But what about getting creative?
Twisted bands are beautiful as they’re delicate on the hand and versatile with diamonds. For the ultimate effect, you can have 2 types of metals intertwining. There are plenty of other alternative band styles available that will take your engagement ring up a notch.
6. Custom Made
The ultimate in uniqueness has to be going down the custom-made route. This way, the world is your oyster, and almost anything is possible. But be aware that this will cost you more because the final result will be one-of-a-kind. And they take time to make perfect.