How to create unique engagement rings ideal for creative & free-spirited couples

If there's one thing we know about readers of Offbeat Bride, it's that they tend to make things their own. Free spirited couples will probably want their major symbolic wedding moments to really resonate. And your engagement rings are no exception.

The old days of having to go to an old-fashioned jewelry store and deal with ten options that all look the same? Gone, baby. Now you can take a favorite ring style and add elements that make it totally you OR start from scratch and imagine a ring you've never even seen before. Here's how…

We matched wedding rings with our favorite Game of Thrones characters!

Y'ALL: we are in the last week before the final episode of Game of Thrones… ever. So we decided, to honor the characters we love (or love to hate?) most, we'd match them up with a custom ring made by our one of our favorite jewelry partners, Joseph Jewelry. They can literally create ANY kind of ring you want, in almost any material, with any gemstone, and at your price point. So finding rings to match your favorite fantasy show characters? Um, easy as hell…

Our obsession with raw diamonds intensifies with these edgy & chic rings

If there's one type of engagement ring that always gives me the lusties, it's a raw diamond ring. So whenever I end up down the rabbit hole of the shinies and pretties at The Raw Stone, I get all giddy. Let's deep dive into the stunning world of raw diamonds and if we can find on that tickles your fancy…

Butterflies, cats, & dragons: These custom animal rings will bring out your inner fantastic beast

A Hufflepuff badger ring? A butterfly amid vines on the band? A fox patronus ring? A subtle snake print on a masculine wedding band? If you're wondering how these come to be, it's a no-brainer for us. We work with our long-time custom jewelry partners at Joseph Jewelry. You can pick one of their gorgeous existing rings, of course, but why stop there when you can dream up a nerdy, goth, or nature-based animal ring to channel your inner familiar?

Tons of dazzling colored gemstone rings for every kind of couple

Diamonds may have been a girl's best friend, but we're branching out in all kinds of colorful ways these days. While it's all good if you want to snag a diamond ring, you also don't have to feel locked in to it AT ALL. One of our fave jewelry artisan partners, Metalicious, specializes in all things alternative when it comes to gemstones so I went down the rabbit hole to see what stunning sparklies we could find in colored gemstones, diamond alternatives, and even snazzy alternative metals for wedding bands.