Are you the type who hasn’t fallen for the 1930’s wedding ring marketing ploy proclaiming: Diamonds are forever and everyone needs a solitaire?
Or, are you looking for something outside of the box, no pun intended?
This curated post of unique engagement rings and wedding bands for women is for you!
With so many unique rings online and offline just waiting to be found, we decided to spotlight 59 awesome ring beauties. They aren’t exactly traditional, but each one tells a story, and a few are even one-of-a-kind.
Whether an engagement ring, a unique wedding band, or just for fun, these all caught our eye for being absolutely stunning. Here are a few that really shine bright:
(scroll down or click here to see 19 more unique wedding bands)
40 Unique Engagement Rings for Women
1. Opal Engagement Ring
This Opal ring showcases beautiful color and fire for a classic yet vintage feel. Customize this ring to your preference with your choice of gold and side stones. It’s difficult not to get lost staring endlessly into those vibrant rainbow hues!
2) Trillain Cut Morganite
Move over round diamonds, this triangle cut stone is going to stand out in a crowd. If size matters to your special lady (and you know it does), consider a Trillion cut. Compared to a standard round cut gem of the same carat, a trillion cut stone will usually look larger. Besides that, you won’t run across this cut shape often, making this ring choice the perfect option for those looking for top quality uniqueness!
3) Emerald Cut with Micro Pave Halo
If you are not feeling the above trillion cut halo ring, how about this emerald cut centre stone surrounded by micro pave diamonds set in a rhombus shape? It offers all sorts of unique geometric prettiness!
4) Angled Light Blue Sapphire
Add a bit of drama by having the option to wear this breath taking blue sapphire that is set amongst pave white diamonds, either upside down or right side up — a daring take on the traditional halo ring. If your lady likes to live a life that is bold, daring, and unforgettable, this is the ring for her.
5) Non-Diamond Engagement Ring
An elegant and sleek eco-friendly engagement ring that could be the perfect alternative to an expensive diamond ring. The creator of this 14k yellow gold cast ring polishes it up using the same techniques that stone cutters use in order to achieve a super-sparkly look.
6) Two-Tone Infinity Pattern
by James Allen
Ying and yang, fire and ice, day and night – sometimes adding a hint of juxtaposition is the way to go! This exquisite ring by James Allen features a two-toned infinity setting, inspired by delicate Celtic knots. Available in 14K or 18K rose or yellow gold, the choice is yours. This is a ring that is sure to draw interest and plenty of compliments.
7) Classic Diamond with a Twisted Band
This is a simple stunner with a twist. A ring that visually tells a story of two coming together to cherish their diamond love for one another. Sometimes less is more.
8) Diamond & Swirl Halo
If less is not enough for your lady, then this one of a kind pre-owned swirl halo side accented engagement ring will most certainly have passer by’s taking double takes.
9) Swirl Abstract Ring
If you are looking for unique and luxury than you can’t go wrong with asking her to marry you with this ravishing 0.5 carat beauty.
10) Round Diamond with Sprinkled Diamond Band
Reminiscent of a kaleidoscope, this lovely asymmetrical engagement ring features a rose-cut centre stone. A rose-cut diamond offers a somewhat glassy appearance and dramatically less sparkle than that of a round or princess cut diamond, which are usual the go-to choice. However, this cut and ring does offer an intriguing alternative to those looking for pure uniqueness — like Jennifer Aniston who received a rose cut ring from Justin Theroux back in 2012.
11) Pear Diamond Cluster Ring
This pear shaped beauty can either be set vertically *yawn* or sideways like the picture below. An unsuspecting placement, which we are completely ga-ga over!
12) Moonstone Engagement Ring
Another ring from the talented artist capucinne, this rainbow Moonstone in 14k white gold (also in rose or yellow gold setting) gives off a completely whimsical flair perfect for those looking for that non-traditional ring.
13) A Raw Design
For women who are into crystals or a rustic look, this ring is sure to be a favorite. The clear highly prized volcanic Quartz Crystals set comes in either a sterling silver or white or yellow gold ring. Let this crystal shine like a diamond with natural faces.
14) Bezel Engagement Ring
by James Alllen
As if resurrected from a time long ago, this diamond set into a beautiful 18k gold bezel provides an ancient look and feel. A fitting engagement ring for someone who loves vintage style jewelry?
15) Flat Solitaire Engagement Ring
by Blue Nile
If you are looking for a unique ring that offers a little more of a demure feel to it, than this captivating emerald placed in a flat profile set might be just the ring you have been looking for.
16) Love Knot Ring
Present her with a love knot engagement ring in 14k gold, a symbol of your eternal love.
17) Infinity Knot Ring with Diamonds
Building on the previous knot ring above, if you love the look and want a little more bling, this infinity knot with diamonds offers the best of both worlds!
18) Leaf Design Engagement Ring
A Greek goddess-inspired handmade ring with leaf design that is absolutely stunning. Natural diamonds in a unique asymmetric design completes the look by offering a little extra bling.
19) Floral Cluster Engagement Ring
Perfect for a New Year’s Eve proposal, this beautiful cluster ring in 14k white gold encapsulates the vision of a beautiful snowflake falling from the sky. The vintage inspired ring setting is adorned with beautiful maisonette diamonds.
20) Aquamarine Tiara
If romantic love stories steal her heart, choose a ring that is reminiscent of Victorian times — when jewelry was created with romance and nature in mind. This unique diamond ring is made from platinum and features a delightful pear shaped aquamarine.
21) Vintage Pearl Engagement Ring
Stunning and timeless, an 14k engagement ring with center pearl that is designed beautifully with 3 diamonds flanked on both sides
in an eternity motif. Based on an original vintage design.
22) Diamond Shaped Flower Rose
An earthy, organic ring featuring a beautiful round diamond set amongst accented diamond petals. A true work of art in and of itself.
23) Gold Rose Engagement Ring
If the above ring is a little too blingy, but you are feeling the beauty of the rose, how about this handmade 14k yellow gold engagement ring shaped in a flower with a round centre stone?
24) Trillion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
A truly one of a kind trillion cut diamond ring is sure to draw the attention of anyone looking your way.
25) Emerald & Diamond Ring
by Blue Nile
Want a design that is still a bit traditional, but offers a unique choice?
Select the rich color and vibrant gemstone of this oval emerald and gold setting.
26) Claddagh Ring
Those with an Irish heritage will understand why we simply could not keep this ring off our list! Celebrate your marriage with a token of Irish love – a beautiful diamond Claddagh ring. See more rings similar to this in our Celtic Engagement Rings Inspired by Irish Tradition post.
27) Heart Galore
Maybe it is the red nail polish, but the photo below shows a ring that is oh-so feminine and elegant. The fine detailing of 2 heart-shaped side diamonds makes for the sweetest touch.
28) Three Tone Ring Band
A classic engagement ring with a complete twist … literally. Three hoops each made from either 18K rose, yellow, or white gold wrapped together to form a unique eye catching ring.
29) Oval Diamond Engagement Ring
This ring is not only unique, it is beyond elegant and going to shine, shine, shine from all angles of the beautifully cut oval and marquise shaped diamonds. Totally worthy of being a tiara, this ring can also be engraved at no extra cost. Added bonus!
30) Salt and Pepper Diamond
If you are looking for something truly unique, this is the ring for you. A salt and pepper diamond. We have never seen anything like it and we bet you haven’t either.
A diamond in the rough and one of a kind. A salt and pepper diamond basically has a lot of inclusions, normally what a diamond ring shopper is trying to avoid. But this is where the beauty lies. These diamonds show the real flaws and the natural beauty of a diamond.
31) Marquise shaped
Another beautiful and uniquely shaped diamond is the marquise. The marquise shape is believe to have been commissioned by King Louis XIV of France which reminded him of his true love perfectly shaped mouth and smile.
Hmm … romantic?
I suppose so. In any event, this diamond offers a very dramatic shape and makes a dazzling choice for an engagement ring.
32) Moissanite Pear Engagement Ring
An attractive pear shaped halo engagement ring with matching wedding band.
33) Quad Princess Diamond Engagement Ring
The illusion of this ring is fantastic. What looks like a near carat size rock, is really smaller diamonds put together in a channel set. If budget and quality are factors for you, think of other ways to get more bang for your buck. I once had a boss who sported a ring like this and it tricked me every time.
34) Pear Diamond Twig Engagement Ring
This earthy looking engagement ring made from an organic twig cast would be perfect for any gal who appreciates the beauty of the great outdoors.
35) Emerald Shape Split Shank Engagement Ring
by James Allen
We had never seen a split-shank combined with an emerald-cut until now and we must say after curating hundreds of rings, this one “wowed” us. Something about the sparkling split shank design just works with this cut of stone. Timless and elegant, this one’s a winner in our books.
36) Modern Square Design
A three ring set (matching engagement ring and wedding band set) that is made for a lady who is looking for something different.
37) Art Deco Ring
This beautifully tapered baguette diamond ring and matching gold band would be the delight for any roaring 1920’s lovers. Art deco all the way!
38) Mine Cut Diamond
We love any unique story of where a diamond comes from, like this one. It’s a mine cut diamond, which popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. They have larger facets than modern cut diamonds.
Being that it is hand mined, the facets of this diamond tend to be less uniform and larger, which gave these sorts of diamonds the phrase “cut for candle light,” as they were cut to catch the beautiful light from the flickering fire.
The steep depth of this diamond gives it volume as well as a faint hint of yellow color, like that of a lovely glass of champagne. Cheers to that!
39) Snake Theme Ring
A dramatic and beautifully shaped slithering engagement ring. Just be sure she likes the look of snakes first!
40) Triple Moon Goddess Engagement Ring
If your lady is on trend, she will fall head over heels in love with this lunar boho engagement ring made with sparkling Claire De Lune Moissanite by Charles & Colvard or brilliant galaxy diamond. This enchanting ring was inspired Selene, a Titan goddess in Greek mythology who was the goddess of the moon. What better way to honor life’s natural rhythms than with this stunning ring.
19 Unique Wedding Bands for Women
1) Marquise Engagement Ring
Pair this wedding band with your engagement ring to create a beautiful and unique set.
2) Heart Themed Wedding Band
A matching set that will always bring a smile to your face. These matching wedding bands brings the ultimate symbol of love in two rings.
3) Diamond V Wedding Band
The perfect addition to complete a round center stone engagement ring set.
4) Diamond Crown and Band
Fit for a queen, this unique diamond crown band comes from a highly rated Etsy jewelry maker. We love the design and think it would be perfect for a fairy tale castle wedding!
5) Classic Channel Set Band
by Jeff Cooper
Think Big. The Carly Engagement Set is a clean & classic channel set design. By alternating stunning step cut carre diamonds with straight, step cut baguette diamonds, it gives you that clean, yet flashy look to that can’t-be-missed center stone. A seamless fit in a timeless style, our Carly Wedding Band was designed to match beautifully with our Carly Engagement Ring. Hand crafted in either Platinum or 18k Gold.
6) Art Deco Wedding Band
A lovely art deco wedding band features a charming decorative engraved pattern on top of the band, which will elegantly fit any size engagement ring.
7) Fingerprint Rings
Hand crafted rings are so romantic and totally one-of-a-kind! Each unique ring is custom-made with the impression of your fingerprint.
8) Diamond Twist Eternity Band
This wedding band is unique all while being minimalistic at the same time. We love the stacking wave design.
9) Love Knot Wedding Band
A love knot that is beautiful just on its own, this eye catching half eternity wave ring will be lovely sitting next to her engagement ring.
10) Jagged Zigzag Baguette Wedding Band
This exceptionally unique engagement ring will take her breath away while you say your I-Dos.
11) Asscher Cut Diamond Band
Lucky 7 set of asscher cut diamonds? Go ahead and try your luck!
12) Asscher Cut Diamond Wedding Band
13) Half Eternity with Pearls
You don’t see pearls being used very often in engagement rings or wedding bands for that matter and that is exactly why we love this ring. If pearls are good for any occasion, this will be a hit sitting beside her engagement ring.
14) Sapphire wedding band
If she still needs something blue for her big day, this pretty sapphire ring will check that box off her list.
15) Simple Stacking Wedding Band
If she has a knock out engagement ring, choosing something a little more delicate and minimalistic, such as this unique stacking wedding band, should do the trick.
16) Diamond Twig Ring
Looking as though snowflakes are falling, this beautiful band would be lovely to receive during a winter wedding.
17) Leaves Side Band
Complete your engagement ring with this leaf side wedding band to create the illusion of a flower in bloom.
18) Unique Marquise Tapered Band
Pretty enough to be an engagement rings, this marquise tapered wedding band gives off a 1920’s flare and would frame an engagement ring beautifully.
19) Harry Potter Inspired Wedding Band
by Do Amore
There is always a die-hard fan in the room. If Harry Potter means something to the both of you than perhaps this fun Patronus band inspired by the world of Harry Potter would make the perfect match.
Phew! That’s all for now. Hope you were able to fall in love with at least one of the above unique engagement or wedding rings!!