Whether she’s drawn to glistening gold or sparkling silver, chandelier earrings, or dainty studs, the most meaningful piece of jewelry in a woman’s collection is likely her wedding ring.
But, while most people leave the drama for their engagement ring and opt for a plain wedding band, it doesn’t have to be that way. Indeed, there are many unique wedding ring designs to choose from these days.
For those in search of wedding ring ideas that pack a punch, everything from gem-encrusted bands to unexpected themes make it far easier to find something that suits your personality. Likewise, there’s also a greater range of decorative yet subtle types of wedding rings to choose from if you’re looking for variations on a classic choice.
In need of wedding ring buying tips? Keep reading to find out how to choose a wedding ring you’ll love and cherish forever.
1. Interlocking Rings
Do you plan to always wear your engagement ring and wedding band together? In that case, why not go for a stackable set?
For example, you could choose an engagement ring with a delicate triangular stone and an interlocking wedding band. During your engagement, your ring choice will appear understated. But, once you’re married, you’ll reveal the full effect of this eye-catching and meaningful interlocking design.
2. Birthstone Ring
If you want gems on your wedding ring but your budget doesn’t stretch to diamonds, cubic zirconia isn’t your only alternative.
There are plenty of elegant and colorful precious stones out there too. Make it more personal by choosing a ring with your birthstone gem, or that of your spouse-to-be. Or, you could even go for the birthstone of the month of your wedding date to symbolize the birth of your marital partnership.
3. Infinity Symbol Wedding Ring
There’s no need to wait until your spouse gifts you an eternity ring to declare your never-ending love for one another. Instead, opt for a unique yet elegant infinity twist band. The unusual detail of the infinity design will make even a plain band stand out against your other rings. Although, you may prefer to find one set with tiny diamonds for that extra dose of sparkle and shine.
4. Pearl Wedding Ring
Thanks to their revival in recent years, pearls are no longer seen as fusty and old-fashioned, with modern takes on pearls including eye-catching stacked collars and edgy ear cuffs.
Despite this reinvention, pearls aren’t an obvious choice when it comes to wedding jewelry. That said, it’s both this unexpectedness and their classic appeal that make pearls perfect for couples looking for unique wedding ring ideas.
5. Engraved Band
A simple wedding band engraved with flowers or a filigree design looks feminine with a vintage edge while remaining subtle.
But understated wedding rings can also be unique and full of meaning. For example, you could mark your wedding date by etching it on the band. But, rather than hiding it away, ask for the date to be engraved on the outside in Roman numerals so that everyone can see it.
Likewise, lettering or numbers from other scripts and languages can refer to your family’s ancestry, the location of your destination wedding, or the far-flung place you first met.
6. Gothic Style Wedding Ring
For fans of the dark side of life, these gothic wedding rings could be the perfect way to seal your eternal and undying love. With unexpected details such as coffin-cut stones, black gems, and dramatic shapes, such unique wedding ring ideas would be ideal for couples getting married on Halloween.
7. Open Band
A band that doesn’t quite meet in the middle doesn’t sound like a great omen for your marriage. But trust us, the effect is stunning when it’s in ring form. Offering a unique twist on the traditional circular band, open bands usually feature double-ended arrows, circular diamond ends, a ball and a loop, or two hearts. Whichever of these you choose, you’ll get a lot of admiring glances from your wedding day and beyond.
8. Studded Band
If you’d like to wear your wedding ring every day but worry about losing stones from a pavé-set diamond ring, a band complete with studs in the same metal is the ideal way to add some low-risk shine.
From a distance, the studs catch the light and reveal a glimpse of detail on your ring finger. But there’s no chance of these studs falling out or getting lost, no matter how many times you forget to take your ring off before you wash the dishes.
9. Black Stones
Black sapphires are hard stones that are durable enough for daily wear, making them ideal for your wedding ring. The same goes for black diamonds, which are as unique and unexpected as they are elegant and hard-wearing. What’s more, a ring encrusted with black stones will stand out a lot more if you have fair skin.
10. Wide Bead-Edged Band
Wide wedding bands are often associated with grooms. But beading around the edges of a wide band makes these types of wedding rings feel anything but masculine. Instead, their wider size makes them seem even more bold and eye-catching, while the beading conjures up ideas that this ring might just have been rescued from an archaeological dig or passed down through several generations.
Celebrate Your Love With These Unique Wedding Ring Designs
Whether you want your wedding jewelry to be classic or original – or a mixture of both – there are plenty of options out there.
From unexpected themes and designs to personalized bands, it’s easy to choose a unique wedding ring that serves as a true expression of your once-in-a-lifetime love for one another.
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