The 39 Best Unique Wedding Rings in 2022

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COURTESY OF KALAN / DESIGN BY BAILEY MARINER

Your engagement ring isn't the only special piece of jewelry you'll be wearing on your big 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. 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 jewelry designer Michelle Fantaci, who we spoke to along with Costanté founder Connie Hung. "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 an expert jewelry designer and artisan who is the owner of Michelle Fantaci Fine Jewelry based in New York City.
  • A self-taught jewelry designer, Connie Hung is the founder and creative director of Costanté.

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. As for the price tag, it really depends on a variety of factors. However, there are options for every couple and their individual budget. "Wedding bands can start at $500 for a simple 14k gold band and go upward of $50,000 for full Gemstone Institute of America–certified diamond eternity bands," says Connie Hung.

There are several design details that can truly set your wedding ring apart. Here are a few to consider:

  • Brushed or two-toned metals
  • Unique shapes
  • Engravings or etchings
  • Distinctive gemstones.

Read on for the best unique wedding rings for every style and budget.

Best Knife Edge

Lizzie Mandler Othello Split Knife Edge Ring

wedding ring

Courtesy of Lizzie Mandler

Price at time of publish: $3,560

Who says a white diamond pavé is your only option? This ring utilizes 18k gold featuring a knife edge and black and white diamonds.

Best in Platinum

Michael M Wedding Band #R575B

wedding band

Courtesy of Michael M

Price at time of publish: $2,070

This gorgeous design just loves to play with diamond placement. Incorporating resilient white gold and a partial pavé, this is one dreamy band.

Best Criss-Cross Shape

Harry Kotlar Artisan Pavé Bloom

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 Courtesy of Harry Kotlar

Price at time of publish: Price upon request

Go platinum with this shining band. With a criss-cross band and stunning pavé details, this ring is nothing short of glamorous.

Best Infinity Twist

Blue Nile Openwork Alternating Infinity Twist Eternity Ring

Blue Nile Openwork Alternating Infinity Twist Eternity Ring

Courtesy of Blue Nile

Price at time of publish: $1,690

The mesmerizing movement of this elegant infinity twist band is oh-so-charming. Incorporating pavé-set white diamonds on a 14k white gold band, there are so many exquisite features to fall in love with.

Best with Champagne Diamonds

Eva Fehren Kissing Claw 18K Rose Gold Ring with Pale Champagne Diamonds

kissing claw ring

Courtesy of Eva Fehren

Price at time of publish: $6,450

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.

Best with Black Sapphires

Shane & Co. Prestige Natural Diamond and Black Natural Sapphire Contour Wedding Band

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Courtesy of Shane Co.

Price at time of publish: $885

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.

Best Engraved

Nora Kogan Je T'aime #3 Band

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Courtesy of Nora Kogan

Price at time of publish: $3,400

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."

Best Double-Ended

Jane Taylor Meeting Arrows Yellow Gold Ring with White Topaz

gold ring

Courtesy of Jane Taylor Fine Jewelry

Price at time of publish: $1,355

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.

Best Unique Eternity Band

Todd Reed Black Diamond Wandering Eternity Band

Eternity band with black diamonds

 Courtesy of Todd Reed 

Price at time of publish: Price upon request

Long gone are the days of only being able to get a straight-edged, round ring. Turn the typical eternity band on its head with stunning black diamonds and a wavy band.

Best without Gemstones

Ruth Tomlinson Yellow Gold Double Beaded Wedding Band

gold band

Courtesy of Ruth Tomlinson

Price at time of publish: $609

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.

Most Colorful

Leo Black The Mystical Eternity Band

Catbird The Mystical Eternity Band

Courtesy of Catbird

Price at time of publish: $1,500

Step out of the box in a big way with different shapes, colors, and stones. This bold piece incorporates a yellow gold band; emerald, turquoise, citrine stones; and black, white, and yellow diamonds.

Best Yellow Gold

Todd Reed Yellow Gold Pavé Eternity Band

Todd Reed gold band

Courtesy of Todd Reed

Price at time of publish: Price upon request

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.

Best Enhancer

Gabriel & Co. 14K White Gold Diamond Ring Enhancer

diamond ring enhancer

Courtesy of Gabriel & Co.

Price at time of publish: $3,600

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.

Best Asymmetrical Style

Marli New York White Gold and Diamond Asymmetrical Index Ring

index ring

Courtesy of Marli NYC

Price at time of publish: $2,100

Playing with asymmetrical designs is such a fun way to achieve a unique look. This gorgeous option is crafted with 18k white gold with channel-set and pronged brilliant-cut diamonds. The "Index" ring also comes in rose and yellow gold.

Best with Marquise Diamonds

Gabriel & Co. 14K White and Rose Gold Diamond Ring Enhancer

enhancer ring

Courtesy of Gabriel New York

Price at time of publish: $4,450

This glitzy band is anything but boring. For the floral lover who also loves a little glam, this ring pairs rose gold with white gold details and marquise diamond buds.

Best Nature-Inspired

Sofia Kaman Single Leaf and Pod with Sapphire

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Courtesy of Sofia Kaman 

Price at time of publish: $440

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.

Most Romantic

Catbird Wedding Pas De Deux Ring

Catbird Pas De Deux Ring

Courtesy of Catbird

Price at time of publish: $410

We absolutely adore the meaningful symbolism of this affection and commitment-inspired band. With two hands embracing one another, this piece offers customizable metals and is bound to always be a reminder of your lifelong best friend.

Most Modern

Grace Lee Yellow Gold Beaded Diamond Eternity Ring

eternity band

Courtesy of Grace Lee

Price at time of publish: $335

Say goodbye to a traditional solid wedding band with this distinctive design. This yellow gold ring is wide with lovely beaded detailing throughout.

Best Wrap Style

Nak Armstrong Rose Gold Wrap Ring With White Diamonds

Wrap ring by Nak Armstrong

 Courtesy of Nak Armstrong

Price at time of publish: $5,900

At first glance, this wrap ring looks simple, but take a closer look at those intricate design details. Boasting recycled rose gold and tapered baguettes, this design is a dream.

Best Cigar Band

Nancy Newberg Yellow Gold Diamond Dotted Band

gold ring

Courtesy of Nancy Newberg

Price at time of publish: $2,800

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.

Best Clean Edges

Sofia Kaman Gold Infinity Ring With Diamond Accents

eternity band

Courtesy of Sofia Kaman

Price at time of publish: $2,300

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.

For the Unfussy Bride

Satomi Kawakita Spaced Diamond Band

Catbird Spaced Diamond Band

Courtesy of Catbird

Price at time of publish: $974

What a beautiful way to play with a standard wedding band. This yellow gold band featuring white diamonds perfectly spaced apart is seriously stunning.

Best Wide Band

Sofia Kaman Yellow Gold Cracked Band With Pavé Set Diamonds

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Courtesy of Sofia Kaman

Price at time of publish: $3,930

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.

Best Graphic Shape

Wwake Yellow Gold Micropavé Open Slice Ring

Yellow Gold Micropavé Open Slice Ring

 Courtesy of Wwake

Price at time of publish: $895

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.

Most Vintage-Inspired

Single Stone Large Rose-Cut Gabby in Oxidized Rose Gold

rose-cut band

Courtesy of Single Stone

Price at time of publish: $9,000

Embrace a lovely vintage vibe with this ring. Choose an oxidized yellow gold band paired with bezel-set diamonds for a 1920s feel.

Best Gem Rainbow

Anna Sheffield Rainbow Grand Tiara Band

Anna Sheffield Rainbow Grand Tiara Band

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

Price at time of publish: $1,100

If you're obsessed with color, your wedding band should reflect your personality. Play with multiple hues by opting for a ring that incorporates seven different bold shades.

For the Bold Bride

Sofia Kaman Diamond Stripe Torn Paper Band-10MM

gold ring

 Courtesy of Sofia Kaman

Price at time of publish: $2,480

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.

Most Sleek

Anna Sheffield White Gold Tapered Orbit Band

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 Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

Price at time of publish: $525

Opt for a simple white gold band but with a twist. This design feels celestial with a simple V-shape in the center.

Best Art Deco-Inspired

Capucinne Modern Art Deco Triangle Diamond Band

Capucinne Modern Triangle Diamond Ring, Triangle Diamond Band Half Eternity

Courtesy of Capucinne

Price at time of publish: $4,600

Have a little fun with an unexpected shape to put a twist on a classic style. Brilliant white triangular-shaped diamonds are set in 18k solid gold prongs. Elegant yet bold, this piece offers the perfect balance between timeless and modern.

Most Sweet

Adel Chefridi Shimmer Band

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Courtesy of Adel Chefridi

Price at time of publish: $3,740

Make a statement with a whole lot of shimmer. This yellow gold band is decked out in diamonds for a lovely sparkle.

Most Textured

Sofia Kaman Gold Textured Branch Ring

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 Courtesy of Sofia Kaman

Price at time of publish: $590

Celebrate your love for nature with this textured design. The inspiration drawn from twirling branches gives this matte yellow gold ring a whimsical feel.

Most Sophisticated

Harry Kotlar Yellow Gold Textured Victorian Band with Diamonds

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 Courtesy of Harry Kotlar

Price at time of publish: Price upon request

We can't get over this subtle yet stunning design. This textured yellow gold band with diamonds throughout is such a sophisticated option.

Best Antique Center Stone

WWAKE Carré Diamond Monolith Ring

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Courtesy of WWake

Price at time of publish: $2,415

With an antique diamond center stone, this art deco–inspired ring is made for the edgy, unconventional, and minimalistic bride. The irregular yet the intriguing placement of the square-shaped stone immediately catches the eye.

Most Regal

Mociun Connection Band

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 Courtesy of Mociun

Price at time of publish: $2,200

This design just screams regal. With a square yellow gold band and white diamonds, this crenelated design symbolizes building a strong wall or partnership together.

Best Promise Ring

Capucinne Promise Ring in 14k Gold Diamond

Capucinne Promise Ring, 14k Gold Diamond Wedding Ring

Courtesy of Capucinne

Price at time of publish: $600

Talk about a unique gold band. We love the symbolism of this ring as it links together with three dainty diamonds randomly scattered in the center.

Best Wavy Style

Sophie Bille Brahe Ensemble Ocean Ring

Gold Ocean Ring by Sophie Billie Brahe

Courtesy of Sophie Billie Brahe

Price at time of publish: $9,991

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.

For the Outdoorsy Bride

Brilliant Earth Everest Wedding Ring

Brilliant Earth Mountain Wedding Ring

COURTESY OF BRILLIANT EARTH

Price at time of publish: $1,490

Symbolizing the many highs and lows of your life together, this customizable wedding band features a breathtaking image of Mount Everest that is etched into this brushed-matte band. Inspired by the natural beauty of the earth, this piece is undoubtedly memorable.

Most Celestial Inspired

Capucinne Gold Moon Phase Ring Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow Gold

Capucinne Moon Ring, Moon Phase Ring

Courtesy of Capucinne

Price at time of publish: $750

Both mysterious and magical, this moon-inspired ring is adorned with details reflecting the fading phases of the moon. Accompanied by a brilliant white diamond on a solid gold band, the matte finish adds an alluring and inviting touch.

For the Retro Bride

Shane Co. Platinum Wedding Ring with Round White Diamonds

Platinum Wedding Ring With Round White Diamonds

 Courtesy of Shane Co. 

Price at time of publish: $2,280

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.

What to Look for When Choosing a Unique Wedding Ring

Metal

When it comes to your wedding band, it all comes down to the metal. While the first choice that comes to mind may be the selection between rose, white, or yellow gold, there are other unique ways to transform your piece into one that truly connects to you and your partner.

Consider incorporating an engraving to create a sentimental value. "The most common engravings we see are usually dates and initials. The most unique are those who create a design or logo to be engraved into the piece," says Hung. Another way to elevate your look is to apply a striking finish. "Instead of the classic high-gloss finish, we recommend implementing a satin finish for a vintage look. For those who want to create a more industrial look, a matte finish definitely gives the ring more of an edge," Hung states.

Stone

Be intentional about the stones you select for your band, as this could very well become the focal point that determines the ultimate look. "Many times, those who want a unique engagement ring or wedding band make the choice of adding color through different gemstones," says Hung. "For those who still want to achieve a royal luxury feeling and look, emeralds and sapphires are the most suiting."

Whether you select a traditional white diamond, a sophisticated emerald or sapphire stone, or any other unexpected colored gem, there's a variety of ways to utilize stones and their cuts to create your own one-of-a-kind piece.

Style

There's no right or wrong way to design your wedding band. However, there's no doubt that there are reoccurring trends that continue to present themselves as tried-and-true favorites.

"In 2020, we began to see an increase in trends of rose gold engagement rings and wedding bands, a metal not as widely popular in the past. And as the vintage trend continues, we've seen an increase of customers choosing 18k gold over 14k for a bolder gold color," informs Hung. Whether you decide to go for something a little more understated or a little more bold, here is your opportunity to exhibit your personal style.

FAQ
  • What are the most common wedding band styles?

    "A simple and dainty half-diamond pavé band. It is understandably popular because it pairs easily with any engagement ring and is perfect for everyday wear on their own," explains Hung.

  • How can I ensure that my engagement ring doesn't clash with my unique wedding band?

    "For women, we actually don't get many requests for plain silver or gold wedding bands. The simple gold cigars tend to be reserved for men," Hung says. "Another wedding band style that is less common, but I am a huge fan of, is the tilted marquise. This is a full eternity band with marquise diamonds laying diagonally on top of each other instead of standing vertically or laying horizontally."

  • How can I ensure that my engagement ring doesn't clash with my unique wedding band?

    "We recommend using the same designer and having them designed together," Hung suggests. "Bring your engagement ring in when designing the wedding band, so you can ensure the wedding band can sit flush. If planning to wear as a pair, we don't recommend choosing a large variety of cuts."

  • What is an inexpensive way to make my wedding ring look unique?

    "Semiprecious stones, such as morganite and amethyst, are great inexpensive alternatives," recommends Hung.

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