Wedding rings symbolize your vows and your status as a married duo. While many couples select simple gold or platinum wedding bands, others may favor wedding rings with a little more flair.
Non-traditional wedding rings have increased in popularity as new technologies, like 3D printing, have streamlined and helped lower the cost of rings that don’t fit the traditional mold, whether those are wedding rings with unique embellishments or rings that are custom-designed. The custom ring process allows couples to play with new styles and details to create rings that reflect their love, their vows and their forever future.
The sky’s the limit for non-traditional wedding bands, born from the couple’s imagination and the individual’s perception of wedding band perfection. Limitations for this process exist only by a couple’s budget; elements like gemstones, diamonds, laser details and even prehistoric inlays paint designs and breathe life into each symbolic style.
Non-traditional wedding bands can be funky, fun, delicate or boldly beautiful. Here are a few creations inspired by real-life couples:
Rings for Him
Create a rugged wedding band for him with a hammered texture. This ring features hammered segments and is crafted in rose gold—the on-trend metal of the moment!
While many wedding bands feature diamonds, this men’s wedding band uses diamonds to create a crown-inspired design. The top and bottom edges of the ring feature a seamless line of round brilliant diamonds, and larger round diamond are set throughout the band’s center.
Dimension and architectural inspiration join together to create a multi-faceted sculptural masterpiece. This ring is the best of form and function, and re-imagines the circular wedding band as a cubed design. Three square bands are held afloat by golden rods anchoring each corner. A right-flush bezel set round brilliant diamond serves as a flashing focal point.
Rings for Her
Sometimes a non-traditional wedding ring incorporates elements of traditional bands with a unique touch. This romantic yellow wedding band features a raised heart with a duo of diamonds inside, adding subtle sparkle in an otherwise classic design:
Color draws the eye to the hand, and playing with colorful patterns adds more interest to the ring. This patriotic ring alternates rubies, diamonds and sapphires.
A Bold Band
Forget the simple row of diamond accents, this ring celebrates big, bold, and beautiful diamonds! Nearly 11 carats of princess shaped diamonds create a never-ending ring of fire!
A Matching Pair
Choose designs that can be used for both of your rings. Incorporate unique inlays like Koa wood, dinosaur bone or Gibeon meteorite and then add unique details to make the design your own!
One couple designed their matching bands as interlocking puzzle pieces to showcase their unity through marriage. When paired together, the rings circular central design combines to draw the infinity symbol. Use this ring as the inspiration to create your own unique puzzle design.
A Forever Imprint
Every individual’s fingerprint is unique. Use your fingerprints to design a custom band that truly leaves a mark! Add a diamond border around the prints or use the fingerprints to paint a design. When these two matching bands are placed together, the fingerprints form a heart.
Non-traditional wedding bands express a couple’s unique love story and individuality. Inlays, gemstones and diamonds can be used to create a one-of-a-kind design that veers from the standard styles often found in stock collections. As technology has allowed the custom design process to become more affordable, couples don’t have to bust their budget to paint their own bands of perfection and uniquely symbolic Brilliance.