It used to be that you received a sparkly engagement ring, which was later joined by a simple gold wedding band. However this is definitely a wedding rule you can break – why not express your personality with an unusual wedding ring- it’s ideal if you have an alternative engagement ring too.
Black Diamond Band
A black diamond is a seriously striking choice – it’s ideal for the edgy bride who has an unusual wedding dress and a unique wedding venue. We love this blackened eternity band from American jewellery designer Anna Sheffield – it complements the rose gold engagement ring perfectly.
Circular and Sparkly
This eye catching eternity style wedding ring from Purely Diamonds features dazzling, round brilliant cut diamonds in a scattered band. It’s a great choice if you want a diamond wedding band that will dazzle everyone who glances at your hand.
This unusual design was commissioned by a bride who wanted an art deco wedding ring. Peter Tuson at COO Jewellers (who have also shared their top tips for picking a shaped wedding ring) in Hatton garden designed it in 18K white gold with round, brilliant and baguette cut diamonds and a mill grain finish.
Gothic Rose Gold
If you want a wedding ring that is seriously alternative, consider this band of skulls from 360JewelsElite – it’s made from 14k rose gold and each skull features diamonds for eyes. It’s the perfect choice to pair with an alternative engagement ring.
Textured Wedding Rings
Don’t want sparkle but want something a bit fancier than a plain band? What about these textured bands from Scarlett Erskine? These uniquely textured statement wedding bands are silver, gold and black rhodium plated and also available in rose gold, white gold and platinum.
Ebba Goring’s Crown Ring in rose gold (also available in yellow or white gold) is fit for a queen. The texture with a lacy scallop edge gives this royal design a fabulously feminine twist. Why not browse our Disney princess worthy wedding dresses to match this regal ring?
A Recycled Skateboard
If you’re a sporty couple how about a recycled skateboard wedding band? These rings are made in a range of precious metals, from rhodium to platinum, and inlaid with recycled skateboard wood. Choose from bespoke designs – or have your own skateboard turned into a wedding ring by Thrashion. We love this unusual idea.
This delicate V shaped wedding ring from CavaJeweleryDesign would be ideal if you needed a shaped wedding ring to accommodate an unusual engagement ring. Vintage brides will adore the delicate shape and pretty diamond detail.
Matching Wedding Rings
If you’re looking for matching wedding rings, they can still be unusual. The Swiss-made, 5mm twisted diamond and 7.5mm diagonal grooves wedding rings by Aurus are a match made in heaven.
Organic and Original
The striking Organic Ring from Adorn Jewellers has a mix of textures, design details and colour to create a true original. It’s the perfect choice for those that want something really unusual for their big day.
We think this braided styled ring from MayaMor is perfect for pairing with a boho wedding dress. It’s handmade from yellow gold, but you can also buy it in rose and white gold too.
Follow the Rainbow
For couples who love colour, this rainbow ring from Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield is perfect. Everyone who sees it will want to ask you about it. If you don’t want a full on rainbow, what about your partner’s favourite colour instead?
Nature lovers will adore this leaf style ring from DinarJewelry. It’s made from 14K gold and features textured engraved leaves. We love this as a standalone wedding ring, if you don’t wear your engagement ring all the time.
Botanical Wedding Ring
Also by DinarJewelry is this vine style wedding ring, which is a more subtle take on the design above. It comes in rose, yellow and white gold so there’s something for all skin tones.
Sarah Brown’s beautiful Stargazer Ring is a delicate band inspired by looking up into the starry sky on clear winter nights. It is carved and cast in 14ct yellow gold and studded with diamonds. You’ll fall in love with it immediately.
If the smooth, plainness of traditional wedding bands leaves you feeling cold, consider this sculpted, scatter ring designed by Alison Macleod. It is crafted in 18ct rose gold with champagne diamonds. It’s seriously fancy.
An unusual and budget-friendly choice, a sparkle cut ring dazzles – without diamonds. This 3mm two-tone wedding ring by Aurus has one tone at the centre, where it is sparkle cut, with edges in a second tone and a polished finish.
This unusual style would be perfect for a bride who loves craft. Available in 9k and 18k yellow, rose or white gold these fine, delicate bands from Ebba Goring have a crochet stitched texture.
This intricately patterned wedding ring from Alison McLeod is inspired by the catkin flower. You can order it in sparkling yellow gold or rose gold, white gold, palladium or platinum.
The unusual Bobbin Band is a smooth, unisex wedding ring with a wound thread surface texture. It is available in 9k and 18k yellow, rose or white gold from Ebba Goring.
With a Twist
This 2.9mm diamond wedding ring from Purely Diamonds has an unusual cross-over design. It features 18 round brilliant cut diamonds of graduating size in a classic claw setting. It has been crafted in 18ct white gold. Consider this if you have an engagement ring with a fairly simple design to ramp up the sparkle.
If you’re not at the wedding band stage yet but you know your partner would love an unusual ring, why not browse our edit of the best proposal rings – they’re the perfect placeholder until you’ve chosen an engagement ring you like together.