Unusual Wedding Ring

Unusual Wedding Ring Choices for the Contemporary Couple

Congratulations! You’ve found your partner in crime and are ready to enter into a lifelong commitment. You may be wondering what the traditions surrounding wedding rings are or how you’ll go about getting them. 

Well, friends, wedding ring options have greatly changed recently. Gone are the days of “traditionally” buying a gold band for your wife and an identical one for yourself from some big box store. These days, there’s no shortage of unique ways to get married and matched that will express your individuality as well as your love for each other.

So let’s look at some of the unusual wedding ring choices the couples today have:

The Minimalist Ring

Unusual Wedding Ring

According to Brides, couples in 2020 spent an average of $3,756 on engagement rings. This is way less than the average $7,829 spent on engagement rings in 2018. However, the cost of engagement/wedding rings varies greatly as some spend a lot more and some spend a lot less. 

Some contemporary couples may prefer wedding rings that are simple and minimalist in design, such as slim bands or plain metal rings with a matte finish.

Non-Traditional Gemstones

Additionally, diamonds with unusual colors, such as yellow, black, or gray, can make for striking and distinctive rings.

What makes yellow diamond rings unique is their color, which is caused by the presence of nitrogen during their formation. The intensity of the color can range from light yellow to vivid canary, making each yellow diamond wedding band one-of-a-kind. 

Creative Designs

Choosing a wedding ring that’s not traditional is one of the most fun parts of getting engaged. You can customize your ring to reflect your personality or even make it into a piece of art. 

Here are some ideas:

  • Create your design using computer software and 3D printing technology. This is especially great if you’re into graphic design or jewelry making, or both.
  • Choose an interesting shape for both halves of your pair (i.e., hearts instead of diamonds).

If this sounds like an exciting idea, but you don’t know where to start, consider visiting an artisan who specializes in custom pieces like these so they can guide you through every step along the way, from initial sketches up until the delivery day itself.

Unusual Shapes

If you don’t want to go with a traditional round or oval shape, you can also choose from other options. A square ring is a good choice if your partner is into minimalist style and likes simple lines. If he or she loves geometry, then maybe a rectangular engagement ring would be perfect for them.

These types of jewelry were popularized by celebrities like Lady Gaga, who often wears her heart-shaped diamond engagement ring on her left hand.

Star-shaped rings are another option that has been gaining popularity over the past few years, especially among millennials who want something different from traditional styles but still want to show off their personality through jewelry choices.

Unique Materials

If you’re looking for something different, consider exploring wedding rings made from unusual materials. 

Platinum is one of the most popular choices for men’s and women’s wedding bands. It’s durable and scratch-resistant, but it can be expensive. So if cost is an issue for you, consider titanium instead (it has similar properties). 

Copper and silver are also less expensive than platinum or gold but still have their unique appeal as metals used in jewelry design.

People around the world have used bronze for thousands of years because it’s easy to work with and doesn’t tarnish easily. A great option if your partner wants something traditional but not too old-fashioned. 

Wood rings are another option worth considering. They’re lightweight yet sturdy enough to last through years’ worth of wear on your hand(s). Cordovan leather may appeal more aesthetically than wood does. However, its durability depends largely upon how well cared for it is throughout its lifetime, so keep that in mind when choosing between these two materials.

If none of the above options sound quite right, then don’t worry. There are plenty more options out there. Consider exploring wedding rings made from unusual materials like bone or meteorite, which could add some extra flare without being too flashy (these won’t be cheap, though). You could even incorporate unconventional elements like opal cabochons into some designs if desired.


There are so many options out there, and we hope that we’ve given you some ideas on how to make your wedding rings unique. If none of these ideas appeal to you, don’t worry, there are still plenty more. 

Keep in mind that the most important thing is that both partners want something special for their rings. Whether it’s traditional or not will depend entirely on what feels right for each person involved. After all, this is an expression of love between two people who share their lives forevermore (or at least until death do us part).