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Your engagement ring isn't the only special piece of jewelry you'll be wearing on your wedding day—your wedding band should be just as unique. But long gone are the days of sleek and simple gold rings; now, there are plenty of ways to make your mark with your bridal band. After all, while the engagement ring represents a promise, the wedding ring really seals the deal.
Choosing a Unique Wedding Ring
When it comes to finding a unique wedding ring, it's important to consider details that are a bit out-of-the-box. "The nature of custom or one-of-a-kind is that the metal, gemstone, and style options could be anything within the realm of possibility," says Michelle Fantaci, owner of Michelle Fantaci Fine Jewelry. "It's a beautiful thing to celebrate your personal love story with a ring that is unique and meaningful to you."
Meet the Expert
Michelle Fantaci is the owner of Michelle Fantaci Fine Jewelry, based in New York City. Fantaci, who studied at Pratt Institute, is an expert jewelry designer and artisan.
Aside from multiple metal options, or even two-toned bands, a unique wedding ring design may utilize various shapes such as hexagons or squares. According to Fantaci, she has used trillions, trapezoids, and hexagons in original custom designs, but some clients have opted for traditional emerald or round cuts as well.
There are several design details that can truly set your wedding ring apart. Here are a few to consider:
- Opt for brushed or two-toned metals
- Embrace unique shapes
- Incorporate engraving or etching
- Choose distinctive gemstones
Ultimately, it's all about finding combinations you love to make your wedding jewelry feel one-of-a-kind. Here are 56 options to get you started.
Jane Taylor Meeting Arrows Yellow Gold Ring With White Topaz
Switch up the traditional circular band with a double-ended arrow band that doesn't quite meet in the middle. The addition of white topaz set in this yellow gold band is simply stunning.
SHOP NOW: Jane Taylor Fine Jewelry, $990
Lizzie Mandler Gold Knife Edge Ring With Black and White Pavé
Who says a white diamond pavé is your only option? This ring utilizes 18-karat gold featuring a knife edge and black and white diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, $3,055
Michelle Fantaci Gold Hexagonal Band With Rose Cut Diamonds
According to Fantaci, shapes offer so much room for creativity when it comes to design. Consider shapes such as hexagons to truly make a statement with your wedding band. We love the way this design incorporates unique hexagon diamonds as well.
SHOP NOW: Michelle Fantaci Fine Jewelry, $2,560
Michael M Platinum Pavé Band
This gorgeous design just loves to play with diamond placement. Incorporating resilient white gold and a partial pavé, this is one dreamy band.
SHOP NOW: Michael M, $1,640
Harry Kotlar Criss-Cross Platinum Band With Melee Diamonds
Go platinum with this shining band. With a criss-cross band and stunning pavé details, this ring is nothing short of glamorous.
SHOP NOW: Harry Kotlar, $2,850
Spinelli Kilcollin White and Yellow Gold Linked Rings With Pavé White Diamonds
Drawing from Greek mythology, the symbolism this style incorporates may just set it apart enough, but the design makes it stand on its own. Incorporating one yellow gold ring and one white gold pavé ring, the diamond connectors of this ring truly makes it unique.
SHOP NOW: Spinelli Kilcollin, $5,000
Eva Fehren Kissing Claws Rose Gold Ring With Pavé Pale Champagne Diamonds
Switch up the traditional yellow gold band for a unique rose gold option. This piece pairs rose gold with pale champagne diamonds and a unique band shape for a lovely option.
SHOP NOW: Eva Fehren, $6,450
Shane Co. Rose Gold Contour Ring With Diamond and Black Sapphire
According to Fantaci, sapphires are hard stones that are durable enough for day to day wear. And with this option, you can have the best of both worlds with a pairing of white diamonds and black sapphires, all set in a rose gold contour band.
SHOP NOW: Shane Co., $790
Nora Kogan Tapered Gold Band With Diamond Pavé and Je T'aime Engraving
Have a sweet reminder engraved into your wedding band to always think of your partner. This yellow gold band incorporates a white diamond pavé and a sweet engraving saying, "Je T'aime."
SHOP NOW: Nora Kogan, $3,400
Ruth Tomlinson Yellow Gold Double Beaded Wedding Band
It's perfectly fine to opt for no gemstones in your band. But you can still get a bit of a decorative touch if you look for beading. This yellow gold option is just beaming with beaded detailing.
SHOP NOW: Ruth Tomlinson, price upon request
Sofia Kaman Rose Gold Ring With Flower Etching
Looking for something with a feminine, vintage feel? Opt for floral etching, as seen with this romantic rose gold band.
SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, $1,870
Todd Reed Yellow Gold Pavé Eternity Band
Opt for a traditional yellow gold band, but make it shine. This ring incorporates white and silver diamonds around the band for a bit of sparkle.
SHOP NOW: Todd Reed, $7,500
Jane Taylor Yellow Gold Rosebud Bar Ring With Pearls
Really switch up the traditional circular shape of a wedding band and opt for a unique bar ring. This piece is complete with detailing on each side and beautiful pearls to complete the look.
SHOP NOW: Jane Taylor Fine Jewelry, price upon request
Michelle Fantaci Gold Amaranthus Ring With Pear Shaped Diamond Center
We love the choice of a pear-shaped diamond in this modern gold ring. This is such a stunning way to incorporate diamonds into a band with a gorgeous, uniquely shaped, focal point.
SHOP NOW: Michelle Fantaci Fine Jewelry, $3,330
Emily P. Wheeler White Gold Line Ring With Baguette Diamonds
Add a little drama to your wedding band. This ring starts with a simple white gold band but incorporates a striking line of baguette diamonds for a bold look.
SHOP NOW: Emily P. Wheeler, $2,750
Jane Taylor Yellow Gold Square Stacking Band With Opals
Step out of the box in a big way with different shapes and stones. This bold piece incorporating a square design and Australian opals is uniquely beautiful.
SHOP NOW: Jane Taylor Fine Jewelry, $1,385
Gabriel New York White Gold Round Enhancer Band
Pair this unique white gold band with your engagement ring to really make it shine. This unique design incorporates white diamonds to make your duo of rings shine even brighter.
SHOP NOW: Gabriel New York, $3,005
Lauren Wolf Yellow Gold Eternity Band With Rubies
We love the idea of adding a gemstone to a yellow gold band. But this piece is made even more beautiful with a gorgeous detailed setting for the ruby pavé band.
SHOP NOW: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, $850
Marli New York White Gold and Diamond Asymmetrical Index Ring
Playing with asymmetrical designs is such a fun way to achieve a unique look. This gorgeous option is crafted with 18-karat white gold, with channel set and pronged brilliant-cut diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Marli New York, $1,800
Buccellati Yellow Gold Eternelle Ring With Diamonds
This beautiful piece makes a bold statement. With a wide yellow gold band, contrasting with white gold bezels and stunning diamonds, this ring truly sets itself apart.
SHOP NOW: Buccellati, $6,600
Sofia Kaman Gold Twig Band With Sapphire
Opt for a dainty design, but incorporate a few special details. We love the way this textured gold ring incorporates a simple twig and a lovely blue sapphire for the nature-loving bride.
SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, $440
Eva Fehren Blackened White Gold X Ring With Black and White Diamonds
This ring is totally out-of-the-box, in the best way. With an 'X' band design, blackened detailing, and black and white diamonds throughout, this ring incorporates contrast in such a unique design.
SHOP NOW: Eva Fehren, $4,235
Grace Lee Yellow Gold Beaded Diamond Eternity Ring
Say goodbye to a traditional solid wedding band with this distinctive design. This yellow gold ring is wide, with lovely beaded detailing throughout.
SHOP NOW: Grace Lee, $335
Eva Fehren Rose Gold and Champagne Diamond Pavé Zipper Ring
For the bride looking for something a little edgy, look no further. With a rose gold band paired with pale champagne diamonds, this ring is feminine with a kick.
SHOP NOW: Eva Fehren, $3,150
Sofia Kaman Gold Scalloped Wedding Band
Bring together your love for all things sweet and feminine with a bit of a vintage vibe. The lacy, scalloped edge of this ring, paired with a dotted texture, makes it truly unique.
SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, $1,430
Nak Armstrong Rose Gold Wrap Ring With White Diamonds
At first glance, this wrap ring looks simple, but we can't get enough of the design details. Boasting recycled rose gold and tapered baguettes, this design is a dream.
SHOP NOW: Nak Armstrong, $5,100
Nancy Newberg Yellow Gold Diamond Dotted Band
Look for something out-of-the-box, while staying true to traditional details. This gold band is a bit wider than traditional wedding bands, and dots of white diamonds add a bit of shine.
SHOP NOW: Nancy Newberg, $2,800
Sofia Kaman Gold Infinity Ring With Diamond Accents
Play with modern design and clean edges with a lovely infinity ring. We love the contrast between the solid gold portion and the pavé diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, $2,300
Polly Wales Rose Gold Confetti Ring With White Sapphires
What a beautiful way to play with a standard wedding band. This rose gold band featuring white sapphires is seriously stunning.
SHOP NOW: Polly Wales, $4,840
Sofia Kaman Yellow Gold Cracked Band With Pavé Set Diamonds
Add the shimmer of white diamonds to a gold band, but make it distinctive. This wide band incorporates diamonds in such an unusual, beautiful way.
SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, $3,930
Suzanne Kalan Yellow Gold Fireworks Diamond Baguette Eternity Band
Add fireworks to your look every day with this fun option. Tilted white baguette diamonds are set around a yellow gold band in this design.
SHOP NOW: Suzanne Kalan, $5,600
Wwake Yellow Gold Micropavé Open Slice Ring
We love the way this ring offers both a simple design, but a striking look. With yellow gold, pavé diamonds, and an open slice design, this ring makes a statement.
SHOP NOW: Wwake, $849
Single Stone Oxidized Yellow Gold Eternity Band With Bezel Set Diamonds
Embrace a lovely vintage vibe with this ring. Choose an oxidized yellow gold band paired with bezel set diamonds for a 1920s feel.
SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $9,000
Anna Sheffield Rose Gold Moon Band With White Diamonds
This design plays with shapes and settings in a gorgeous way. Rose gold is decorated with white diamonds in this delicate design.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $1,100
Jo Hayes Ward Yellow Gold Square Eternity Band With Diamonds
What could be more unique than the truly random placement of diamonds? This yellow gold band plays with square shapes and introduces 12 princess cut diamonds throughout.
SHOP NOW: Jo Hayes Ward, price upon request
Sofia Kaman Gold Torn Paper Band With Diamond Stripe
Choose a unique wide band with a bit of shine. This design pairs a contrasting matte yellow gold band with a striking stripe of diamonds right in the center for sparkle.
SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, $2,480
Anna Sheffield White Gold Tapered Orbit Band
Opt for a simple white gold band, but with a twist. This design feels celestial with a simple V-shape in the center.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $450
Suzanne Kalan Rose Gold Rainbow Ring With Diamond Details
If you're obsessed with color, your wedding band should reflect your personality. Play with multiple hues by opting for a ring that incorporates diamonds, along with seven different gemstones.
SHOP NOW: Suzanne Kalan, $990
Adel Chefridi Yellow Gold Band With Shimmer Diamonds
Make a statement with a whole lot of shimmer. This yellow gold band is decked out in diamonds for a lovely sparkle.
SHOP NOW: Adel Chefridi, $3,530
Sofia Kaman Gold Textured Branch Ring
Celebrate your love for nature with this textured design. The inspiration drawn from twirling branches gives this matte yellow gold ring a whimsical feel.
SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, $590
Harry Kotlar Yellow Gold Textured Victorian Band With Diamonds
We can't get over this subtle, yet stunning design. This textured yellow gold band with diamonds throughout is such a sophisticated option.
SHOP NOW: Harry Kotlar, $6,410
Malcom Betts Platinum and Gold Two-Tone Ring
Not all rings need to be super shiny. We love the matte look of this two-toned wedding band made with platinum and gold.
SHOP NOW: Malcom Betts, price upon request
Mociun Yellow Gold Square Band With Diamonds
This design just screams regal. With a square yellow gold band and white diamonds, this crenellated design symbolizes building a strong wall, or partnership, together.
SHOP NOW: Mociun, $2,430
Lauren Wolf Yellow Gold Eternity Band With Black Diamonds
Adding a little contrast can truly make your wedding band unique. Opt for yellow gold with black diamonds in a pavé setting for a lovely look.
SHOP NOW: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, $1,100
Shane Co. Rose Gold Ring With Sapphires and Diamonds
Really make a statement with a unique design. This ring pairs rose gold with baguette blue sapphires and white diamonds for a different look.
SHOP NOW: Shane Co., $570
Lauren Wolf White Gold Half Eternity Wishbone Ring With Pavé Diamonds
Consider an eternity band with a twist. This wishbone shaped ring shines with 20 sparkling white pavé diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, $2,100
Blue Nile Rose Gold Milgrain Ring With White Diamonds
Adding milgrain detailing is such a great way to make your band that much more unique. This ring is designed with rose gold with diamond pavé detailing.
SHOP NOW: Blue Nile, $650
Lizzie Mandler Gold Knife Edge Link Ring With Diamond Center Stone
Talk about a unique gold band. We love the symbolism of this ring as it links together with a stunning diamond in the center.
SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, $1,425
Sophie Bille Brahe Yellow Gold Wavy Ocean Ring With Graduating Diamonds
Bring your love for the ocean into your wedding ring design. This yellow gold ring incorporates inspiration from ocean waves, paired with diamonds all the way around.
SHOP NOW: Sophie Bille Brahe, price upon request
Suzanne Kalan Yellow Gold Eternity Band With Emerald and Diamond Baguettes
There's no reason you can't incorporate emerald into your wedding band if that's what you truly love. This yellow gold band brings together princess cut emeralds and white diamond baguettes in the most beautiful way.
SHOP NOW: Suzanne Kalan, $3,400
Malcom Betts Hammered Platinum Band With Diamonds
Opting for a hammered metal can add such a lovely texture to your band. Make an even more stunning statement with a two-toned band and a sprinkling of diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Malcom Betts, price upon request
Shane Co. Platinum Wedding Ring With Round White Diamonds
Choosing a vintage-inspired design can truly make a ring feel timeless. This platinum band accomplishes just that with a stunning textured setting and white round diamonds all the way around.
SHOP NOW: Shane Co., $2,025