This beauty is the ''Marcy'' 1.01ct Marquise Millgrain Pave Shoulder Diamond Ring, an undeniably stunning engagement ring for the bride who likes to make a statement.
Finding a unique engagement ring can feel a bit like a challenge, but it is one of the most rewarding experiences to see your partners look of excitement when they open that engagement ring box. We’ve put together this guide to arm you with all the answers you need in how to choose a unique engagement ring, as well as including a few of our favourite ready-made unique rings from Jason Ree to get you started. But if you really want to go the extra mile, a custom engagement ring is guaranteed to be as special to your partner, as they are to you.
How do I choose a unique engagement ring?
If you’re interested in a unique engagement ring, it’s a good idea to have a think about what features stand out to you. Are you interested in a unique gemstone like a gorgeous Sapphire or dazzling Opal rather than the traditional diamond? Is there a particular metal that stands out to you, or do you like the idea of mixing metals for an unconventional finish? Is your partner a fan of all things vintage and wants a ring to suit their style? Perhaps you quite like the look of a classic diamond engagement ring but simply want to add a surprise engraving for a sentimental touch. Whatever your reasons for wanting to look for a unique engagement ring, grab a pen and paper and record the elements you think your special someone would like.
And if you have no idea where to start or how to articulate what you like, try booking in a conversation with a bespoke jeweller who will be able to guide you through different options and define your preferences for you! Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for in a ring, it will make it much easier to sort through the thousands of options available.
Take your time when choosing to consider each option. Whether you choose to consult your partner’s friends or family for their weigh in or trust that you know them best, have faith you will find that ring that is as unique as the person who will wear it.
Where should I look for a unique engagement ring?
How about this unique take on a classic look - the "Billy" 1.45ct Blue Australian Sapphire & Diamond Engagement Ring features a sparkling Australian Sapphire centrestone adorned with perfectly cut, undulating white diamonds. Breath-taking!
The easiest way to find a beautiful unique engagement ring is to handpick your gemstones and setting for your own personal touch. A bespoke jewellery designer will be able to ensure you get your one-of-a-kind dream piece at a pricepoint that works for you. A custom engagement ring is the primary choice for brides-to-be or grooms-to-be who will enjoy an entirely original ring unique to their personal tastes, but many still find the perfect unique engagement ring from ready-made collections.
If you are looking to buy a unique engagement ring without the wait, it’s all about looking in the right places. Smaller, family-owned jewellers that specialise in unique gemstones or non-traditional materials are a great place to start. These authentic boutiques and workshops guarantee distinctive and individual designs to peruse that you won’t find anywhere else.
Can I personalise an engagement ring?
Personalising an engagement ring adds a special and sentimental touch. A popular way to personalise your engagement ring is to have them engraved with your wedding date, initials or a meaningful saying. However, engagement ring personalisation can also include sourcing a stone from a particularly sentimental location or replicating the style of a family heirloom.
At Jason Ree, we do everything we can to create the most beautiful and unique handmade jewellery pieces to delight our customers, which is why we offer a number of complimentary services including personalised inscription engraving on all bespoke pieces. As highly trained artisans we can create anything from the traditional to the more experimental to suit your personal vision.
The ‘Entwine’ 0.95t Australian Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring is the perfect mix of elegance and flowing lines highlighting a deep royal blue pear-cut Australian sapphire with sparkling white diamonds.
How much money should I spend on an engagement ring?
There's no official rule on how much you should spend on an engagement ring, and many experienced jewellers can work within all kinds of budgets. However, you should consider what you and your partner would be comfortable with spending, as this is a purchase you'll look at every day for the rest of your life, so it’s a good idea to set a budget aside. If you are looking for unique materials and features, you may need to consider paying a little extra to get a one-of-a-kind piece.
Which stone is perfect for an impressive engagement ring?
While Diamond Engagement Rings are a timeless symbol of love, many feel like something a little more original to stand out from the crowd. Australian Sapphires are our favourite gemstone in engagement rings for a number of reasons. They have a lot of personality without sacrificing on practicality as one of the most durable gemstones on the market. A Sapphire provides all the same sparkle as a diamond, but holds a unique story of discovery of each one-of-a-kind stone.
You can read more about why we love this gemstone for every future bride here. Let us help you find the perfect Australian Sapphire stone and create a ring that matches your style.
This has to be one of our favourite unique designs - the "Polaris" Sapphire & Diamond Platinum Ring. This beauty features a white oval-cut Sapphire surrounded by 0.20ct white Diamonds and Grey, Lavender & Blue Sapphires for an out-of-this-world sparkle!
Ultimately, finding the perfect unique engagement ring comes down to personal preference. Some might find the perfect ring in 30 minutes, while others might browse numerous shops over numerous months. The important thing is if you stick to your gut and buy what feels right, you will end up with a ring that is perfect for you and your partner.
At Jason Ree, we have decades of experience and expertise working on ready-made and bespoke pieces for any style. Browse our signature Engagement Rings here or get started in designing the perfect custom piece by booking a conversation with Jason Ree today.