Non-sucky wedding bands

Updated Sep 13 2019
Angling for the most stunning geometric rings we could find
Natural White Rose-Cut Geometric Diamond Ring with Pavé Band from LexLuxe

While my sweetie and I DO want to exchange rings, we DON'T want to spend a lot of money on them, and we have no interest in traditional, mainstream wedding rings.

We want something simple, and different.

We live in a town that doesn't have anything like that, so online is our best bet.

But once we start looking around for wedding bands, all we find are expensive, boring, overly-decadent gold and diamond style rings…

There's just too much online to know where to start! -Sara

I applaud your decision to go the non-diamond, inexpensive route for your wedding rings!

Diamonds are grossly overpriced, and of course there's that whole blood diamond thing, so you're so much better off going for either a different stone or no stone at all.

First things first: are you SURE there aren't any custom jewelry makers in your neck of the woods?

There's nothing more awesome than designing your own bands, and if you find a good jewelry maker they can usually work within your budget.

Plus, it's cool to support a local artisan.

That said, if there really aren't any around, you're right: there are TONS of online options. We feature tons of our favorites in the Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide!

Here's a first tip: Don't look for "wedding rings" — they always cost more! There's this strange phenomenon of somehow if it has to do with a wedding it costs twice as much. Seriously. This isn't just for rings, it's for dresses, flowers, suits, chair rentals, everything. It's a total racket.

So when shopping online for rings, don't search for "wedding bands." Just look for rings that you like.

Let's start with non-traditional wedding rings that are a bit gothic minded…

'Til death do we part can be a more literal vision for your wedding ring. We've got coffin-shaped stones, skull-minded rings, and more things!

Halloween engagement rings
10k White Gold Natural Coffin Cut Ring – Choose your stone from Sapphire Design Studio

 

Halloween wedding rings
Memento Mori Skeleton Ring in 18K Gold Plated Silver and Garnet from Sacred Barcelona
Halloween engagement rings
Skull Engagement Ring from Pmdatelier

 

Halloween engagement rings
Bone Ring from Pmdatelier

 

Gothic ring
The "Lora" ring from Iz&Co

 

Halloween engagement rings
Cthulhu's Cradle and Treasure Wedding Rings from My Crystal Grove
Halloween engagement rings
Till Death do us Part ring from Rickson Jewellery

 

Halloween engagement rings
Carved Black Rhodium Plated ring from RUSTIC for MEN

 

Halloween engagement rings
Skull Engagement Ring from KIPKALINKA

 

Halloween engagement rings
Black Diamond Ring from Juttou

Next, how about some geometric wedding rings?

We've seen some amazing hexagonal diamonds and kite-shaped gemstones, all with intricate and bold angular settings and dramatic shapes. From Bauhaus-inspired to Art Deco to the Mines of Moria, these geometric-inspired rings are ready to change the way you look at nontraditional wedding rings…

Angling for the most stunning geometric engagement rings we could find
Natural Rose Cut Diamond Set from MinimalVS

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric engagement rings we could find
Salt and Pepper Diamond Ring from Aurora Designer

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric rings we could find
White Shield Cut Diamond Engagement Ring from LexLuxe

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric wedding rings we could find
Rose Cut Diamond Ring Set from MinimalVS

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric wedding rings we could find
Geometric Diamond Ring Set from doozie jewelry

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric wedding rings we could find
Grey Geometric Rose Cut Diamond + Pavé Cluster Engagement Ring from Mineralogy Design

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric wedding rings we could find
Geometric Montana Sapphire Engagement Ring from LexLuxe

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric wedding rings we could find
Antique Moissanite Elongated Hexagon ring from Penelli Belle

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric wedding rings we could find
Kite Diamond Ring from MinimalVS

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric wedding rings we could find
Baguette Engagement Ring from artemer

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric rings we could find
Geometric Black Diamond Engagement Ring with Pave Halo from LexLuxe

 

 

 

 

Angling for the most stunning geometric engagement rings we could find
Custom Solitaire Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring from Joseph Jewelry
Angling for the most stunning geometric engagement rings we could find
Ring by Gardens of the Sun

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  1. My hubby and I had a very hard time finding rings that would be meaningful and appealing to us–until we arrived at custom wooden rings by Touch Wood Rings. Both bands are olive wood on the outside. Mine is lined with willow and his with curly maple. And DON'T PANIC is written inside them both. 🙂

    They require more care than metal rings, including periodic refinishing, but we actually like that about them. The conscious care that the rings require helps remind us that our relationship also requires conscious care–and not to take it for granted.

    Plus, Nicola Finch is about the most lovely person ever! She manages the correspondence for Touch Wood, and her husband, David, makes the rings.

    http://www.touchwoodrings.com

    And our rings are here: http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/t1.0-9/s720x720/484391_3678352409682_456036979_n.jpg

  2. 🙂 My fiance and I are getting the melda rings, elvish love rings in tungsten. Its a shared love of ours, and for tungsten… I don't usually wear rings I always am breaking, crushing them so… Perfect for me. (I have destroyed 6 engagement rings. No really. >< I originally had our birthstones for my engagement but opal is fragile, so this current one he went diamond as its the hardest mineral…) Anyway! My fiance is a chef so he needs a tough ring too. I felt a bit sheepish at first. Especially as my sister is 100% traditional. Which is not bad she just keeps razzing me each thing I say I am thinking of doing. Including non gold wedding bands… This article, and many like it have made me feel so much better about some of my quirkier choices.

  3. as a jewelry designer I often get requests like Sara's. We offer unique custom designed silver wedding bands for 399 usd. our speciality is listening to the customers needs and desires and designing something simple, special ánd exclusive!

  4. Just a word to the wise, I have been told by more than one jeweller to not buy a tungsten or titanium band for my fiancée. If ever there is an accident neither of these can be cut off like any other band. So I have opted for a brushed sterling silver band for my future husband. Just wanted to share to all for safety sake, because an injury can happen to anyone no matter what they so for a living, it can even be a home accident.

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