Every woman knows the value of an engagement ring. And we aren’t talking about monetary value here. Thing single piece of jewellery has the ability to create immense value–one that is based on emotions and memories.
Now, when it comes to the design of engagement rings and wedding rings, we generally see similar variations of the same theme. Yet, just as each marriage is unique and important, these rings need to be equally special as well. Each of the following designers have their unique experience with reimagining jewellery design. Each ring and design have a unique history and story of their own to tell, some spanning over several continents.
The engagement ring below is from Completedworks, and is a traditional pear shaped diamond. However, the band has been gently shaped and encrusted with diamonds to make a gorgeous (literal) twist on the classic engagement ring. Even if you end up receiving the cracker-jack ring (or proposing with it) you will be blown away by these innovative engagement and wedding rings.
Completedworks ring designs are so creatively outside the box that each one looks like it belongs in an art gallery. The engagement ring on the left is wrought gold with inlaid diamonds, which unique shaping resembling a Jeff Koons sculpture. The wedding band on the right is a simple and elegant gold band with inlaid diamonds, however the twisting of it makes it incredibly unique and artistic as well. “Artistic director Anna Jewsbury studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford University, and her aesthetic vocabulary is influenced strongly by reductionism, with a process drawing on the contrasts between high quality materials and purist elements.”
Unsaid Jewels bring the bling factor, from a very innovative design perspective. “Founded on an understanding of human psychology and a love of poetry, Shraddha Mehta started Unsaid in Antwerp as a blog, collecting stories of human experiences, reflecting on the evolving nature of modern lives and relationships. Breaking the stereotypes of a traditional world and disrupting long-established codes of design, Shraddha worked together with a team of designers and artisans to translate these stories into meaningful, symbolic jewels.”
This Akansha Sethi bespoke piece emanates classic engagement ring beauty. The pink sapphires with diamonds and white and rose gold give it a classic, and gorgeous feminine sparkle. Akansha Sethi’s interest in jewelry was sparked from visiting antique art shows during her childhood, as a part of her parent’s art collection, which then manifested into a global business. Akansha seeks inspiration from her travels and by studying art movements, which have shaped her understanding of design.
An artist re-envisioning and designing jewellery, Lucy Parker creates incredibly elegant and simple wedding bands, that shine from about a mile away, even without the diamond. Although her pieces are literally polished, they exude a glowing rawness that really matches the bravery of showing up everyday in a marriage after the fairytale honeymoon is over. These bands come in various sizes from 7 to 1.5mm, and you should check out her Instagram because she just began creating beautiful engagement rings as well. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2015, and after two years of work for a bespoke jewellery company, she founded her own brand and company.
Anna Rosa Moshcouti
This Studio Collect engagement ring gives an unconventional approach, which is great for same sex or non-gender normative couples. With a double band of diamonds, it symbolises unity yet disregards the typical presentation. Studio Collect is the product of Saskia, Magaly and Hannah, after graduating university in 2013. A shared passion and vision on jewelry design led to their collaboration.
This Anna Rosa Moscouti ring is a very fun and unique ring set as the two rings match when joined together! What an amazing symbol of a wedding. They also have many pieces that are designed for “Him and Him” and “Her and Her,” which artistically can gender norms. Anna Rosa Moshcouti’s was trained in architecture. Her jewelry arose from experimentation with creation and design.
The Pepper Chocolate pink diamond engagement ring with silver is a classic, beautiful, and sweet gesture engagement ring that will knock a femme off her feet. Simplicity says the most and stands the test of time!
We hope you enjoyed this curation of unique wedding rings, and hope you continue to explore the story of your engagement and wedding rings. When it comes to your proposal or big day, try not to worry too much. Remember that it’s the thought behind the gesture and the relationship behind the ring that truly matters.