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Unique Engagement Rings – Ensuring yours is 1-of-a-kind

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As Special As You Are: Unique Engagement Rings

Are you looking for a unique engagement ring for an upcoming proposal? Or, has your loved one popped the question and you’re looking for a unique engagement ring to show the world you’re getting married? An engagement ring makes a statement. It tells everyone that you have found your soulmate, the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. But, a unique engagement ring goes the extra mile, telling your loved one that they and your relationship are truly special.

What Is a Unique Engagement Ring?

To most people, an engagement ring is a simple band with a perfect round-cut diamond. And, there’s nothing wrong with that. You could opt for an off-the-shelf solitaire. Or, go one step further and have a three-stone ring customized with a white gold band instead of yellow gold.

But, a unique engagement ring is a one-off piece designed and created just for you. They are statement pieces, designed and crafted to be as special as the bond you have with your other half.
No other bride-to-be is wearing this ring — just your fiance.

Celebrities are well-known for their unique engagement rings. J-Lo, Megan Fox, Jodie Sweetin, and Simone Biles are just some celebs who have shown off their unique engagement rings in 2022. From oversized diamonds to pear-shaped emeralds, these rings are a bold proclamation of the love they share with their partner.

How to Ensure an Engagement Ring Is Unique?

You won’t find unique engagement rings in any jewelry store or on the internet. The only way to ensure your engagement ring is truly unique is to have it specially custom-made by a master jeweler.

A master jeweler will work with you and/or your partner, learning about you as a couple and your likes and dislikes. They’ll find the perfect stones and metals and help you choose the style of ring you want.

The finished handcrafted engagement ring will not only be a unique one-off piece, it will also reflect the unique bond you and your partner share.

10 Unique Engagement Ring Ideas

From modern twists on vintage rings to bold-colored multi-stone rings, the design options are endless. Here are 10 unique engagement ring ideas to give you inspiration and help you create a one-off ring to celebrate your love.

Three-Stone White and Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

Three-stone rings are a great way to combine different colored gemstones in a classical design. This style is also very symbolic and is traditionally meant to represent the past, present, and future of a relationship.

Does your partner have a favorite color? What is their birthstone? Incorporating colored stones into an engagement ring is an extra special touch and makes the ring very unique to the wearer.

Yellow was the favorite color of the intended recipient of this three-stone ring and is incorporated into the piece using fancy yellow diamonds.

Here, the present is represented by a large princess-cut white diamond mounted on a subtle platinum setting. The sleek lines of the smaller asscher-cut fancy yellow diamonds that flank either side naturally complement and accentuate the brilliance of the center stone.

Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring With Tsavorite Garnet Band

Three-stone rings are a great way to combine different colored gemstones in a classical design. This style is also very symbolic and is traditionally meant to represent the past, present, and future of a relationship.

Does your partner have a favorite color? What is their birthstone? Incorporating colored stones into an engagement ring is an extra special touch and makes the ring very unique to the wearer.

Yellow was the favorite color of the intended recipient of this three-stone ring and is incorporated into the piece using fancy yellow diamonds.

Here, the present is represented by a large princess-cut white diamond mounted on a subtle platinum setting. The sleek lines of the smaller asscher-cut fancy yellow diamonds that flank either side naturally complement and accentuate the brilliance of the center stone.

Radiant Cut Engagement Ring with Diamond Buckles

There’s something quite special and beautiful about antique and vintage rings. From the Georgians and Victorians through to the art deco movement and the golden age of Hollywood, each era has influenced jewelry styles.

However, vintage rings weren’t made to stand up to everyday wear. By combining influences from a bygone era with modern jewelry-making techniques, you can create a vintage-style engagement ring that’s durable, elegant, and still has an antique appearance.

This handcrafted engagement ring has a Victorian influence. At its heart is a large radiant-cut diamond surrounded by a halo of round diamonds. Four baguette-cut diamonds sit at the center of each side of the frame. A customized platinum setting was used to complement, rather than detract from, the precious stones.

Victorian buckle rings featured an interlocking belt and buckle to represent the binding love between the ring wearer and the giver. Here, this old-fashioned symbolism is given a modern twist. Continuing with the halo design, diamond openwork buckles on each side of the center stone result in an elegant and modern take on a vintage ring.

Add accompanying side diamonds to a classic solitaire

Three-Stone Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

Three Stone Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

This three-stone ring is a classic example of the engagement ring every woman has dreamt of — but with a difference. It features a simple 18K yellow gold shank with an exquisite oval diamond mounted on subtle gold prongs in the center. Two kite-shaped side diamonds flank the central gem and appear to flow effortlessly and seamlessly into the band. The overall result is a delicate and beautifully feminine piece that the inner princess in your partner will adore.

Consider two top and tail pears

Yellow Gold Pear Diamond Bypass Ring

Yellow Gold Pear Diamond Bypass Ring

Another Victorian-influenced style of ring with hidden meaning is the bypass ring. These beautifully crafted rings are characterized by a band that, instead of forming a complete circle, has two ends that overlap. Highly symbolic, bypass rings represent the coming together of two people who still retain their own individuality.

There are many ways to customize a bypass ring. Often, the two sections of a bypass ring come together and encircle a central gemstone. Or, as in this example, each section holds its own diamond and meets in the middle to seamlessly become one. This unique engagement ring represents two individuals in a relationship who are now joined together.

Symmetry is essential with the diamonds in this ring, as even the smallest blemish in either stone would be noticeable and throw the design off-balance. The two stones match perfectly and the offset bypass style lends to the illusion of there being just one large central stone where they meet in the center.

Add a twist to your band

Asscher Twist Ring

Asscher Twist Ring

An engagement ring is the symbol of a couple’s commitment to each other and a sign that they intend to spend their lives together. A twist band ring symbolizes this entwining of shared lives as a couple weaves their way through life.

Twist rings can be as simple or as intricate as you wish. The interlacing band can be crafted from one metal, two different metals, or even inlaid with gems.

This twist ring features an asscher-cut white diamond which has depth and brilliance thanks to its high crown, clean lines, and large step facets. To help showcase the main stone, the platinum setting features a gallery of small diamonds sitting just beneath the head.

The twisted shank adds extra sparkle with diamonds set in a pave setting. A pave setting places the stones closely together, hiding the metal beneath and giving the illusion of a never-ending pathway of exquisite gems.

Give your Diamond the Emerald Treatment

Emerald and Pear Engagement Ring

Emerald and Pear Engagement Ring

Round brilliant diamonds are the classic cut for engagement rings. So, for something out of the ordinary, consider a different cut.

Emerald is a sophisticated cut and has a large surface table, or facet, to brightly reflect both white and colored rays of light. It’s more angular than round cut, with clean lines that make it slightly more prominent.
Flanking the center stone are two pear-shaped side diamonds that soften the emerald cut and taper to the shank. Pear-shaped diamonds have seen a resurgence in popularity during 2022, thanks to high-profile celebrities sporting this versatile cut diamond on their fingers. Also known as a teardrop, pear-shaped diamonds have a distinctive shape and the elongated cut helps reflect plenty of light for extra dazzle.

Platinum was selected for the setting to seamlessly blend the diamonds and the band into one elegant, sophisticated, and unique engagement ring.

Multiple Gemstone ring, with Multiple Shapes

Yellow Gold Multi-Shape Diamond Engagement Ring

Yellow Gold Multi Shape Diamond Engagement Ring

Being unable to decide on the cut of the central gemstone could be a stumbling block when choosing an engagement ring. However, using a combination of different cuts helps create a truly special one-off ring.

This delicate and modern design is a non-traditional twist on a three-stone and solitaire ring, bringing three gemstones together in a stunning central cluster. The long, narrow marquise-cut diamond and the more delicate round brilliant diamond complement each other perfectly. The pear-cut stone marries the two styles together and finishes off the trio in a beautifully unique way.

Platinum, white gold, or yellow gold would work equally well with this piece. However, the bride’s preference was yellow gold to add contrast to each of the stones providing an extra dimension to the overall design.

Highlight the Central Stone with a Halo

Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring With Baguette Halo

Cushion Cut Diamond Ring With Baguette Halo
Cushion Cut Diamond Ring With Baguette Halo side view

A halo helps to draw attention to the central stone, making it stand out and often appear larger than it actually is. Adding a halo also adds extra sparkle and brightness, so is a great addition for the girl who loves everything that glitters.
Halos can include any gemstones you want. Whether you choose diamonds, emeralds, amethyst, or sapphires, ensure that they complement the central gemstone.

This magnificent engagement ring features a centerpiece of a cushion-cut diamond in a platinum setting. The large round-edged stone is surrounded by a halo of long thin baguettes, specially cut to perfectly follow the shape of the central diamond.

For the ultimate dazzling finale, two lines of diamonds trace a path on either side from setting to midway along the band, giving this one-off engagement ring an overall look of tradition and familiarity, yet a distinctly modern feel.

What does a unique engagement ring say? 

Most engagement rings when purchased represent the following.

“You are so special to me, I want to be with you forever.”
“You are worth the world to me, let me symbolize that with something valuable I give you to wear, so one and all knows how I value you.”

A unique engagement ring says these things, but goes one step further and says.

“You are my one and only. That person who is a uniquely perfect fit for me, as I am for you.  Take this ring, of which there is no other like it.  Because there is no other like you, and no other for me.”

If you’re ready to take the plunge and make someone your wife, let Peter Norman Jewelers work with you to design and create a bespoke piece and make your dream engagement ring a reality.

  • What makes an engagement ring unique?
    • It must be a custom (not customized) one-of-a-kind ring.
    • Built-in consultation with a master jeweler
    • It should not be very simple, or classic.  It’s got to have flare and make a statement.
  • Why buy a unique engagement ring?

    An engagement ring says “I love you – marry me!”  A unique engagement ring says “Unique of all people in the world, you are the one for me – marry me!”

  • Where can I buy unique engagement rings?

    Peter Norman is the USA’s premiere unique engagement ring creator. No two rings ever the same, all rings are made custom for the recipients, with the most amazing of concepts possible.

  • Should I buy a unique engagement ring?

    Short answer – yes. A unique engagement ring says to your potential fiance… you are singularly special to me. A unique engagement ring can be simple, extravagant or a variation of a classic design.  But in all cases, it’s a one-of-a-kind, unique to you, made by a master jeweler, not just something off the shelf.

  • By Peter Norman

    Peter Norman is one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated wedding jewelers, with his custom-made engagement rings and wedding bands taking center place in hundreds of weddings over the last 20 years. Each engagement ring is custom designed, built to order, and can suit any budget: from the simply elegant 1-carat solitaires to the exquisite pieces fit for (and sometimes purchased by) royalty.

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