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Unusual Diamond Engagement Rings

You’ve got it all figured out – who you are, that is. A true individual, you are drawn to the offbeat, eccentric, and original. Likewise, your relationship has been anything but ordinary.


Your engagement ring should reflect your personal style, individuality, and the one-of-a-kind connection that you share with the love of your life. A fabulously unusual diamond engagement ring may be the perfect fit.


Even those drawn to alternative styles can have a traditional streak or an appreciation for the brilliance and durability of diamonds. There are many ways to add artistic flair and unique details to a diamond engagement ring. You have never been afraid to walk on the wild side, so don’t settle until you find that perfectly unusual diamond engagement ring that looks as though it were made just for you.


Fancy Shaped Diamonds
One size does not fit all, and neither does one shape. Go ahead – look beyond the round brilliant cut diamond. A sparkling diamond in an unexpected shape can provide just the right creative spin on the classic diamond engagement ring.

18K White Gold 2mm Comfort Fit Ring Asscher Cut18K White Gold 2mm Comfort Fit Ring Marquise18K White Gold 2mm Comfort Fit Ring Heart

Unique, lesser-known diamond cuts, also called fancy shaped diamonds, dazzle in shapes such as oval, pear, marquise, radiant, asscher – even heart shaped! Fancy shaped diamonds can be set in many of our engagement ring settings, from classic solitaire settings to vintage-inspired or modern designs.


Contemporary Ring Settings
A bold, modern setting can transform a diamond engagement ring into an unusual and striking work of art. Look at what styles you are drawn to again and again. Do you love clean lines? Organic shapes? Unexpected details? Fresh, contemporary settings such as split-shank, bezel, or halo, or an eye-catching brushed or matte finish can provide a stunning backdrop to showcase your diamond. We highly recommend unique bezel-set engagement rings for active women who want to make sure their dazzling diamond stays securely in place!


18K White Gold Astoria Diamond Ring18K White Gold Cascade Ring18K White Gold Semi-Bezel Ring

A Diamond Band as an Engagement Ring
For a fresh alternative, forgo the traditional engagement ring with a featured center stone for a luxe diamond band. A flush profile makes diamond engagement bands the very definition of laid-back glamour, and makes it easy to “stack” other rings around it for a unique and ever-evolving expression of personal style.

18K White Gold Jasmine Ring18K White Gold Diamond Petals Ring StackThe Luba Ring


Many brides choose a diamond eternity band because of its gleaming beauty and the never-ending love it symbolizes.


Platinum Vintage Diamond Baguette Ring18K White Gold Eternity Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring

Unusual Antique Diamond Engagement Rings
What do Downton Abbey, Dr. Zhivago, and Greta Garbo have in common? Great style and high drama, two qualities similarly found in many antique rings.


If you are drawn to antique styling and vintage fashion, or love the idea of having an unusual, one-of-a-kind ring with a romantic history, you may find a diamond engagement ring that perfectly suits you in our Antique and Vintage Ring Collection.


The Priya RingThe Maayan RingThe Tera Ring 

Custom Designed Rings
Can you picture the ring you want but haven’t found it anywhere you look? Sometimes custom designing your engagement ring is the best way to ensure you get exactly what you envision. Let your imagination run wild! If you can dream it, we can create it. With our simple, stress-free, step-by-step process, even the most complex designs easily come to life. Check out some of the offbeat, unusual diamond engagement rings we’ve created for other clients in our Custom Ring Gallery.

Modern Horizontally Set SolitaireCascade Ring with Diamond Accents with Hand-Engraved Shadow BandTwo-Tone Halo


Final Thoughts on Unusual Engagement Rings
At Brilliant Earth, we offer an exciting range of ethical diamond engagement rings, from the traditional solitaire to distinctive and glamorous styles that stand out from across the room. Your engagement ring will likely be one of your most treasured and meaningful possessions, so make sure it reflects who your personal style. Just be prepared to deal with one problem: people will never stop asking you about your ring!


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