Non-sucky wedding bands #Stuff we love#engagement ring#non-diamond ring#ring Updated Sep 13 2019 (Posted Jan 15 2007) Offbeat Editors 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? Related Post Stone-less engagement rings that still ooze glamour My partner and I are searching for my perfect engagement ring, but with one rule: It can't have any stones. I'm super tough on jewelry,... Read more 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! 10k White Gold Natural Coffin Cut Ring – Choose your stone from Sapphire Design Studio Memento Mori Skeleton Ring in 18K Gold Plated Silver and Garnet from Sacred Barcelona Skull Engagement Ring from Pmdatelier Bone Ring from Pmdatelier The "Lora" ring from Iz&Co Cthulhu's Cradle and Treasure Wedding Rings from My Crystal Grove Till Death do us Part ring from Rickson Jewellery Carved Black Rhodium Plated ring from RUSTIC for MEN Skull Engagement Ring from KIPKALINKA 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… Natural Rose Cut Diamond Set from MinimalVS Salt and Pepper Diamond Ring from Aurora Designer White Shield Cut Diamond Engagement Ring from LexLuxe Rose Cut Diamond Ring Set from MinimalVS Geometric Diamond Ring Set from doozie jewelry Grey Geometric Rose Cut Diamond + Pavé Cluster Engagement Ring from Mineralogy Design Geometric Montana Sapphire Engagement Ring from LexLuxe Antique Moissanite Elongated Hexagon ring from Penelli Belle Kite Diamond Ring from MinimalVS Baguette Engagement Ring from artemer Geometric Black Diamond Engagement Ring with Pave Halo from LexLuxe Custom Solitaire Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring from Joseph Jewelry Ring by Gardens of the Sun Want even more? Related Post 24 reasons why moonstone engagement rings might be your new obsession Y'all know the diamonds are not the only stones that dominate the engagement ring market anymore. We're seeing aaaaall kinds of gemstones infiltrating fingers on offbeat couples: morganite, sapphires, black… Read More PREVIOUS Husbands changing their last names NEXT Advice for bloggers who want to become authors Show/Hide comments [ 57 ] 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 Reply 🙂 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. Reply 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! Reply 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. Reply Read more comments ‹ 1 2 Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. 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