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custom rings

We’ve featured a ton of amazing custom wedding rings, handcrafted and designed just for the couple. You may also be into eco-wedding rings, non-ring alternatives, and ring tattoos! Oh and der: don’t forget about our Vendor Guide listing of alternative wedding rings and jewelry.

Not your father's wedding ring: amazing one of a kind wedding bands

Not your father’s wedding ring: amazing one-of-a-kind wedding bands

Once upon a time, folks who wanted a wedding band were often stuck with the same old thing: plain bands in the usual metals. Now, we’re all about simplicity, but sometimes you want something that really stands out and represents you. And when you’re buying online from artisans who can custom create anything you want? This is NOT your father’s wedding ring anymore…

15 of the most extra and RAD engagement rings we've ever seen

15 of the most extra and RAD engagement rings we’ve ever seen

If you’re a regular around here, you’ve probably already seen some of the truly unique and dazzling rings that our partners at Joseph Jewelry have custom created for readers. They’re wizards of translating your weirdest, wildest, or most personal ring concepts into reality. So we LOVE featuring new custom engagement rings that they’ve dreamed up with their clients to inspire you. Here are a few of the MOST rad we’ve seen…

Rainbows, matching, & gender unicorns: how LGBTQ couples are customizing their wedding rings

Rainbows & gender unicorns: how LGBTQ wedding rings change the rules

When it comes to buying rings for weddings, LGBTQ couples are throwing out the traditions that bind them to form their own paths in ringdom. Whether you propose to each other, have matching bands, eschew rings altogether in favor of another kind of jewelry, the options for rings that represent your identity are quite literally endless. I spoke with one of our favorite custom ring creators, Joseph Jewelry, to see what trends and ideas they’ve been seeing in wedding jewelry that allows for more expression of who you love, what your gender is, and how you want to communicate that to world.

How my partner & I ended up down the rabbit hole of rad alternative wedding rings

How my partner & I ended up down the rabbit hole of rad alternative wedding rings

As some of you may know, I’m currently engaged and we’re juuuuust at the point where we both have to start committing to wedding bands. In our searches, I just kept coming back to one of our partners, Revolution Jewelry, since their selection is SO huge. My partner really didn’t know that there were options other than a plain metal band, so when he saw what was actually out there… it was game on.

These moissanite engagement rings are the affordable, ethical alternative to earth-mined diamonds

We trawled some of our fave indie jewelers to get the scoop on diamond alternatives such as lab created diamonds and moissanite engagement rings. It was illuminating and awesome — you can avoid hurting the environment and still get a truly unique and gorgeous ring..

We are making serious eyes at these swank & colorful engagement rings

We are making serious eyes at these swank & colorful engagement rings

Sure, diamond engagement rings are classic and timeless, but maybe not totally you? That’s where gemstones come in. The world is truly your rainbow when it comes to colorful engagement rings. Our partners at BBBGem specialize in custom jewelry and a massive selection of engagement rings and wedding bands. The best part? It’s all seriously affordable.