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Wedding Band Ideas for Men and Women

When it comes to their wedding day, today’s couples are opting for more personalized and special elements – and this most definitely includes their wedding rings. From alternative metals to intricate diamond designs  the options are nearly endless when it comes to selecting your unique wedding bands. Whether you are shopping for wedding rings or looking for some inspiration to add to your Pinterest boards, read on to discover 15 original wedding band ideas perfect for non-conventional couples – and the traditions behind them.  

Who buys the wedding bands?  

Its no secret that most proposers purchase the engagement ring, but who buys the wedding bands? The short answer is there are no strict rules when it comes to purchasing wedding rings. Ultimately, the decision is up to the couple. Whether you split the cost, surprise your partner, or one partner purchases the rings while the other covers a different wedding expense, the best course of action is to come to an agreement that best supports your relationship.  

Do wedding rings have to match?  

While tradition may state that wedding bands must match, many couples are opting for more personalized designs that suit their individual style. In the end, your wedding choices should always be based on what feels right for yourself and your partner. 

How and where to buy wedding bands 

With endless options to choose from when selecting your unique wedding rings, the task may seem overwhelming. Our Find My Matching Wedding Ring tool can help with your decision by allowing you to visualize your engagement ring paired with any Brilliant Earth wedding ring to find your perfect match. Our Virtual Try On feature also allows you to virtually try on any of our unique wedding rings from your phone. Our Jewelry Specialists are also ready to lend their expertise in a personalized appointment to help you find your dream wedding rings – virtually or in person! 

 Unique Wedding Band Ideas For Women  

We’ve put together some of our favorite original wedding ring designs to inspire you to find your perfect ring style. With their sparkling diamond detailing, intricate metalwork, and striking silhouettes, these wedding rings are great alternatives for the non-traditional bride. 

Luxe Belle Ring 

Curved and contoured wedding rings embrace your engagement ring in a unique way and pair well with many engagement ring settings – especially fancy shaped diamonds. A graceful curve of sparkling diamonds adds glamour to this pavé design. 

 Tiara Ring 

Vintage inspired wedding rings are heirlooms in the making. This delicate ring achieves a romantic, antique look with alternating round and marquise-shaped settings encompassing one-third of the shank. 

Luxe Sia Ring  

This petite diamond ring features scalloped pavé diamonds in elegantly sculpted prongs that extend three quarters of the way around the band. The open design allows the ring to sit flush and pair well with many engagement ring styles. 

 Aimee Ring 

 Sophisticated and alluring, this ring features glistening diamonds spaced elegantly half-way around a precious metal band. 

Olivetta Ring 

Looking for standout sparkle? This beautiful ring evokes femininity and romance with scattered round and pear-shaped diamonds that shimmer along the top of the band. 

Crown Diamond Ring Stack 

While a traditional bridal set consist of a wedding band and one engagement ring, some brides are opting for a stacked or nested bridal look that allows for infinite styling options and extra sparkle. Three rings comprise this gorgeous stack for a lustrous, shimmering look. 

Unique Wedding Band Ideas For Men  

All eyes on him with our collection of unique wedding bands for men. From alternative metals to unexpected textures – read on to discover some of our favorite unique original wedding rings for men.  

Jett Ring 

 

Alternative metals like tantalum, tungsten, and meteorite are becoming increasingly popular choices for men’s wedding rings. This mixed metal wedding band features a raw black tungsten exterior complemented with your choice of yellow, rose, or white gold for an elevated, contemporary look. 

Summit Ring 

A breathtaking landscape of Mount Everest adorns a brushed-matte band in this unique, nature-inspired wedding ring.  

Endeavor Ring 

A sophisticated beveled edge adds classic appeal to this contemporary mixed metal design that features a satin-finish Tantalum exterior with a sleek gold interior for a polished look. 

Cuzco Ring 

This unusual wedding ring design features a stone wall-like exterior texture in Tantalum for an eye-catching, trendy design. A high-polished gold inner band provides sleek comfort in this mixed metal ring. 

Magnus Ring 

No two meteorite rings are the same, making this ring a distinctive choice for a wedding band. This modern take on a classic band features a meteorite exterior balanced with a black tungsten interior for a unique and bold look. 

Unique Matching Wedding Band Sets For Couples    

While we’re all about bending the rules, there is something special about following tradition. For couples looking to have matching wedding rings – we have rounded up some of our favorite gender-neutral wedding band styles for couples that are sure to make you want to say, “I do.” 

Austin Ring  

Our Rings for Everyone Collection of gender-neutral rings celebrates each unique form of love and seeks to blur the lines of traditionally feminine and masculine styles. This contemporary ring features an asymmetrical diamond groove that extends half of the way around the high polished band.  

Apollo Sapphire Ring 

Gemstone wedding rings add the perfect pop of color. This modern wedding band features a vertical baguette sapphire set against a matte brushed finish for a defining look. 

 Apex Ring 

This striking band features a shimmering diamond flush-set at its center. Eye-catching and unique, this ring is sure to command attention. 

Rae Diamond Ring 

For the minimalist couple – a single diamond sparkles within a band of precious metal in this sleek and elegant ring. 

Final Thoughts 

Which original wedding ring style would you choose? Let us know on InstagramFacebookTwitter, or in the comments section below! 

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Comments (14)

Gary Says:
August 7th, 2018 at 10:23 am

Love the unique wedding bands

Marie Says:
June 8th, 2018 at 5:10 am

beautiful rings

TOLA ALI Says:
May 7th, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Thanks

Sapphire Studios Direct Says:
March 30th, 2016 at 11:39 pm

perfect unique engagement rings .

Jewellery Stores Says:
October 20th, 2015 at 3:07 am

All are stylish design and looking amazing.

Jyoti shokeen Says:
August 7th, 2015 at 3:51 am

Like all jewelery , the price for an engagement ring varies considerably depending on the materials used, the design of the ring , whether it includes a gemstone, the value of any gemstone , and the seller. Other gemstones, such as sapphires, emeralds, have different systems. These may be chosen to honor a family tradition , to use family heirlooms, to be unique, to be socially responsible.

B. Earth Says:
June 16th, 2015 at 10:45 am

Hi Wayne, we currently do not have any ocean blue colored diamonds available, but our jewelry specialists can often source special gems upon request, or provide similar options. They can answer your questions in more depth via email (http://www.brilliantearth.com/contact/) or at 800.691.0952. Thanks for your interest!

Wayne Says:
June 15th, 2015 at 5:35 pm

What do have in Ocean Blue Diamonds in a Mans Ring ( Band ) Looking for a unique design for a 50 th wedding anniversary. Thank You!!!

Keepalowprofile Says:
February 21st, 2014 at 5:43 am

Very beautiful rings. I especially like the Antique styles.

The one with the finger print is a horrible investment. Not a good resale value at all. Considering how many marriages end in divorce, One must think of that also.

B. Earth Says:
February 20th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Hi Jettie, there are a few different engagement rings in that picture. The ring on the top is the Luxe Luna Diamond Ring, which you can view here: http://www.brilliantearth.com/Luxe-Luna-Diamond-Ring-White-Gold-BE1PBCD14-75257/

The ring in the middle is the Semi-Bezel Ring: http://www.brilliantearth.com/Semi-Bezel-Ring-White-Gold-BE152-12089/

And the ring towards the bottom is the Luna Ring: http://www.brilliantearth.com/Luna-Ring-White-Gold-BE1PB1-477/

Thank you for your interest!

Morna Calhoun Says:
February 20th, 2014 at 11:15 am

I absolutely love the last double banded ring on the right above! But my $4800 set was stolen right off my finger! Size 4 now so it wasn’t hard. I will never be able to replace them they were gold with baguettes around center 1 caret worse of all I traded in my grandmothers ring too. Trying to ask if you think cubic zirconia looks real? I can’t afford anything else.

jettie Says:
February 19th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Where on our website is this ring? I have looked everywhere and cannot find it.
http://o.aolcdn.com/os/SponsoredListings//AdGallery/27893845/300×250/4735009.jpg

Please reply

Tawnya Lautner Says:
December 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Hola amigos, este es un lugar increíble y he aprendido mucho hasta ahora. Por favor, mantenga el buen trabajo

pauline lucero Says:
November 20th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I would like a wedding set in white, black and orange diamonds

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