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Coloured Gems, Skulls & Custom Engraving: Alternative Engagement & Wedding Ring Ideas

Rings: Sofia Zakia

If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you don’t want your wedding to be super traditional. Maybe you’re wearing a coloured gown, sashaying down the aisle to your favourite metal song or putting skulls on the tables instead of flowers. All of these things, and many more, are really fun ways to showcase your individuality. However after the wedding itself is over, none of these things – however creative and fun – will exist in your everyday life.

You’re putting all this effort into crafting a one-of-a-kind, unique to you day, so why would you then have the ring you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life as anything other than just as unique as you are?

If you’re on the look out for a designer who can bring your unique engagement ring or wedding band vision vision to life then look no further…

Vinny & Charles

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Vinny & Charles is a family run jewellery business, designing and manufacturing nature-inspired, gemstone and alternative jewellery in their studio, located in sunny Perth, Western Australia.

All of their designs are made to order in the Vinny & Charles workshop, but they cater to customers all over the world. They craft all of their pieces from start to finish, using recycled metals, ethically sourced stones and quality craftsmanship.

We love them because their pieces are awesomely unique. Individual details like hand engraved leaves and hand picked gemstones means that their pieces are one of a kind, and perfectly reflects the unique spirit the person who wears it.

KIPKALINKA

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Although Kipkalinka jewellery is subtle and looks like classic jewellery from afar, it is so much more than that. The small business is run by Christine, a professional goldsmith with 15 years of experience. She makes her elegant and dainty skull jewellery all by hand for beautifully strange and unusual individuals like you – humans who seek to express their inner truth in a subtle but unmistakable way – those who find pride in feeling different from the crowd and own their uniqueness.

Christine’s work is known for incomparable detail and quality. She is an expert in combining precious metal alloys and unique gemstones in a meaningful, individual way. All designs can be made in sterling silver, all gold alloys of 14K and 18K as well as in platinum. She will go the extra mile to find exactly the stones that speaks to YOU. Think black diamonds, salt and pepper diamonds, rubies and tourmalines, oh my!

M. Kobernik Designs

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Unique Antique Engagement Rings & Jewellery for Vintage Loving Brides

This post is a paid partnership with Carus Jewellery

One of my favourite things to do is to walk through The Laines in Brighton and gaze lovingly at all the stunning pre-loved jewellery in the shop windows. You have to wonder about the person that owned those pieces beforehand, what their life was like and when they wore it. It’s all very romantic really.

There is something so special about antique jewellery – the fact that every piece has a history and a story, and not to mention it’s better for the planet to wear something pre-loved rather than always needing to have everything shiny and brand-new. You’re also much more likely to find something one-of-a-kind if you opt to wear a vintage piece. It’ll also be a rare occurrence for you to ever bump into someone else with the same engagement ring as you!

Carus Jewellery, a family-run business with a studio in Marylebone but also selling online, source some of the most beautifully unique pieces which, if you’re having a vintage inspired wedding (or even if you’re not!) you’re going to love gazing longingly at, too. And if you’re wondering, Carus is the Latin name for precious!

Here are some of our favourite pieces from their current collection:

9ct Gold Five Stone Amethyst Ring, £850

This vibrant five stone ring features graduated Amethyst gemstones weighing 1.28ct, set in 9ct yellow gold. These gemstones have excellent clarity and the ring is hallmarked for London 1977.

9ct Gold Garnet & Pearl Ring, £1,325

This Edwardian Garnet and Pearl ring is a true show stopper and something totally unique! The heart-shaped Garnet gemstone weighs 2ct and is surrounded by a row of seed pearls.

Amethyst & Split Pearl Pendant, £1,400

This is a genuine Edwardian piece featuring a beautiful heart-shaped Amethyst mounted in rich 15ct yellow gold and surrounded with split seed pearls. it is finished on top with a split seed pearl bow and is a classic piece of Edwardian jewellery.

9ct Gold Cameo Brooch, £1,250
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Alternative Wedding Rings for the Ultimate Non-Traditional Commitment

Rings by Iz & Co.
Photo by Devlin Photos for Rock n Roll Bride magazine

The exchanging of the rings is one of the most exciting and personal moments in any wedding. You also have to look at your wedding band every day, so making sure your rings are personal and authentically you is super important for even the most non-traditional couples. Whether you want something minimal or a ring that’s never been seen before, there are plenty of unique ring options out there.

The Great Frog

Chances are you’re already familiar with The Great Frog (and if you’re not, check them out immediately – their skull rings are legendary) but you might not know that they do their own range of wedding rings, too. All of their wedding bands can be created in silver or gold, and each is handmade for you. They have everything from the deceptively simple to more unusual geometric styles, so you’re bound to find something that speaks to you.

Sofia Zakia

One way of making sure your wedding bands are unique to you is to get them engraved. Sofia Zakia has a range of out-of-this-world wedding rings, including these utterly beautiful constellation bands which you can have etched with the constellation of your other half’s zodiac sign – I can’t think of a better way to match without really matching.

If the zodiac’s not your thing, there’s also a huge range of gorgeous rings made with different stones and diamonds, inspired by everything from goddesses to the cosmos. A ring inspired by a Greek goddess is definitely something I’m on board with.

Kipkalinka

For those of you a little more inclined to head towards the dark side, you should head over to Kipkalinka’s Etsy page. Her wedding bands are dainty but still full of character, with an amazing variety of metals and jewels so you can find something that suits your bad ass personality. Those simple skull bands would make amazing matching couples rings, whilst her various coloured diamonds would make the perfect showstopper.

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Alternative Engagement Ring Ideas for Rock n Roll Brides

Charleen, $5693

If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you don’t want your wedding to be super traditional. Maybe you’re wearing a coloured gown, sashaying down the aisle to your favourite metal song or putting skulls on the tables instead of flowers. All of these things, and many more, are really fun yet fleeting ways to showcase your individuality. After all, once the wedding itself if over they won’t exist in your everyday life.

If you want a more permanent way to showcase that uniqueness as you go on into your marriage, then you might want to consider an engagement ring that feels more ‘you’ too.

Audrix Rustic Light Pink Diamond, $2750
Ava, $2550
Daymis, $1250

Ken & Dana Design, a family-owned and operated wedding jeweller (based in NYC but working with couples all over the world) have a HUGE selection of some of the most unique, alternative and beautiful engagement rings I’ve ever seen. I’m personally loving their range of nude, soft pinks and grey stoned rings, and a raw or rustic diamond gives a very different, much more subtle, overall look than a cut stone would. They’re often a much more affordable option too. I’m here for it!

Indira Radiant, $1800
Delilah, $1945
Delphine, $2450
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