10 of the most incredible and unusual engagement rings
Posted on 15 April 2016
Planning to pop the question? (Or maybe making some serious hints to someone else?) Engagement rings are a symbol of love, union and all that other fuzzy stuff. But they don’t have to be boring or dull – in fact, unusual engagement rings can be a really wonderful way of showing your unique, personal connection with each other.
Read on to see our shortlist of some of our favourite quirky and stunning rings!
Kite Signet Ring
Ellie Air's striking and sharp looking signet ring is perfect for anyone looking for a break from the classic, overly-sparkly rings found in your usual engagement collection. With a rose cut grey diamond, this unusual engagement ring has just enough shimmer to strike attention – but in the coolest of ways. Featuring a bold, graphic shape, this ring stands out from the crowd – just like your love does.
Rose Quartz Deborah Ring
Tessa Metcalfe is the high priestess of creating whimsical, mystery-imbued pieces of jewellery, and this utterly captivating rose quartz ring makes the perfect choice of engagement ring for anyone tuned into a deeper, more mystical state. Rose quartz is the crystal of choice for evoking feelings of love and connection – the ideal ring to pop the question with.
Moon Swoon Ring
Does your other half make you want to fly to the moon and back? If they do, then this galactic inspired ring could be just the thing to make them say “yes”! Made of a delicate cluster of diamonds forming a dancing collection of stars, it’s a truly captivating little gem. And as each ring is made with a unique handmade wax seal – meaning your symbol of love will truly be one of a kind.
Found your happy ending? All that’s left is to walk arm in arm into the sunset – and with this simple and sweet sunset ring, you can do just that. Dora Kovacs’ minimalist shaped ring is deceptively austere, with a timeless yet refreshingly contemporary feel, and a fantastic choice for someone who prefers to make a statement with sleek silence.
Eisa Ebba Rock Ring
In search of unusual engagement rings that really pack a punch? This incredible piece of jewellery from Saloukee definitely fits the bill. Made from a unique, handpicked piece of found flint stone, this ring is made by setting each ring in a luxurious casing of gold. Definitely a high impact piece of jewellery – this engagement ring is a sure-fire conversation starter.
Aquamarine Crystal Ring
If you’d prefer a delicately crafted piece of beautiful jewellery that still evokes a unique and striking touch, Mabel Hasell’s wonderfully fluid collection of jewellery will leave you feeling all kinds of wondrousness. Her gold plated aquamarine ring is studded with tiny coloured stones set amongst the gleaming gold finish – contrasting the raw edge of natural aquamarine with a luxurious touch.
Pigeon Grasp Ring
Do you solemnly swear to hold on tight to the one you love? This utterly fantastical ring is just the way to share your deepest feelings, with its strange and playful combination of beautiful gems and animal inspiration. Made from a cast of a London pigeon’s foot, its claws are adorned with gold-painted nails, striking emerald, and peridot. A ring for someone who has a soft spot for fairytales, woodland walks, and a touch of darkness in their heart!
Crystal Orb Ring
Look into my orb, what can I see? Two star crossed lovers, entwined deeply together… This mystical and beautiful ring is certainly a contender for one of the most unusual engagement rings you might ever come across – with a captivating quartz crystal orb adorning its silver ring. This fabulous looking ring is a great way of making a new beginning, as its special design is created to reflect the spirit of a new beginning, after a dark night.
Fly to your love with this beautiful winged piece of jewellery! The Hermes ring, created by Greek designer Aliki Stroumpouli, sparkles with white zircon stones at the side of each lovingly crafted golden wing, bringing a touch of ancient myth to this very contemporary design. The result tells a brilliant story – and is a great way of showing how you feel.
Red Ruby Ring
Fancy a pop of colour to help you pop the question? This stunner of a ring from Chen Fuchs might be ideal – with a deep red ruby stone perched pleasingly atop a gold or silver ring. Sometimes you don’t need ornate additions to make a major statement – and this sleek, stylish ring shows just how well you can make an impressive impact through the most well-considered and minimal of designs.
What’s your favourite ring to pop the question with – and how would you do it? After all, every unusual engagement ring deserves an equally special proposal story! Share your best ones with us!