Unique Engagement Ring Transformed

Alexandrite Engagement RingAlexandrite Combined RingUnique engagement ring transformed into a combined engagement-wedding ring. Customarily, a woman’s wedding ring is a separate matching ring worn inside the engagement ring. Of course, many styles on www.ringsunique.com show the beauty of matching bridal set ring styles for women.
But recently, a couple decided to enhance the original engagement ring with additional designs instead of adding a second ring.
The result is a masterful artful botanical style in 14k white gold and 14k rose gold berries with a center Alexandrite, a naturally color changing lovely gemstone.
This is the superior work of Constance Gildea, one of the top designer jewelers in America and a favorite of Rings Unique clients. This was not an easy project, the ring had to be completely re-made to securely add leaves and berries for lasting beauty. It is a masterpiece.
What a lovely solution to the client’s wishes, something only an artisan focused custom ring website could accomplish.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Wedding Rings for LGBT Couples

Cynthia and Kit
Cynthia and Kit
Matching White Gold Wedding Rings
Matching White Gold Wedding Rings
Wedding rings for LGBT couples is a longtime specialty of www.ringsunique.com. The Supreme Court decision on marriage equality is truly a defining moment in our country’s history and a much needed welcome of openness to all persons across the country regardless of orientation.

For years, Rings Unique has been the “go-to” retailer in Austin, TX for unique rings that symbolize the caring and love between same sex partners. Having been involved with hundreds of these experiences, I have been touched by the stories told by our couples, both men and women, many who traveled to other states to get married. Most have been partners for years, too often living silently in union, but deeply in love and committed to each other for a lifetime.

This Court decision is really a declaration of freedom for one’s unique individuality…and an affirmation of love, life and destiny. We applaud it.

We join in the celebration of thousands who can finally say openly, loudly and proudly, I am ME, I love YOU, we are ONE.

Here is a blog I wrote about Cynthia and Kit, a favorite couple who traveled to Washington state for their wedding on July 4th, 2013 by certified officiant dressed that Independence Day as Uncle Sam, how appropriate indeed. Read their story here: http://ringsunique.com/helping-same-sex-couples-a-specialty-of-rings-unique/

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Hammered Rings in Platinum, Gold, Alternate Metals

Hammer Sterling Silver
Hammer Sterling Silver

Hammered Rings in Platinum, Gold, Sterling  and Alternate Metals. When it comes to unique wedding rings for men, we often suggest a Hammered look, very distinctive and unique for a man, available in many options. Hammering gives a ring a unique organic look and each one is different due to the use of a jeweler’s technique and type of device, a flat or rounded hammer.
We can hammer a surface in precious metals such as gold, platinum or sterling silver as well certain alternate metals such as cobalt chrome and black zirconium.
Especially nice is this hammered ring with a surface of sterling silver on a base ring of cobalt chrome, quite beefy. Since many men want a unique ring but with subtlety, nothing flashy, this is perfect. It is also rugged and take all the beating any man can dish out. We can make this look in a Euro-square ring as well, awesome.

The Hammered bands are super nice for men as well as women, available in just about any width. These are seamless bands, each one unique and comfort fit. This nicely textured look is very pleasing to the eye and definitely custom because each mark on the ring is achieved by striking the surface with a smooth or rounded hammer. The Cobalt Chrome is bright white like white gold.

There are many hammer sizes available to achieve different looks for a great unique wedding ring. A flat hammer provides a larger faceted surface while a ball-peen hammer makes more of an indent in the surface. No two rings are exactly alike. You can specify an aggressive or softer look.

Hammered rings wear wonderfully over a lifetime. And because they already have an irregular surface, an inevitable ding or scratch on your ring is just part of the ever-emerging look. With a hammered ring, you don’t have to worry about keeping your ring perfect and scratch-free, as the impressions or dents from a life lived to the fullest just add character to the ring, perfect for a lifetime.

Mokume Gane Mirror Image

Mokume Gane Mirror Image
Mokume Gane Mirror Image

Mokume Gane Mirror Image rings are unique matching wedding rings for a couple. They don’t get any better than Mokume Gane Mirror Image rings by the master, George Sawyer. Her ring has a 1.14ct. diamond in a platinum setting and includes small channel set diamonds on the shoulders. His is an 8mm wide ring showing off the one-of-a-kind folds of metal. Awesome.

Click on this link to see how these are made.

Mokume Gane means “Wood Grain Metal” in Japanese. Thus we have completely hand fabricated layers of precious metals layered in a billet (resembles plywood) then reduced in thickness and folded back and forth many times to reveal the intricate patterns.

This is artful mastery of complex jewelry making at the pinnacle of craftsmanship and design.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Unique Wedding Bands for Men

Meteorite Black Zirconium 14kw
Meteorite Black Zirconium 14kw
Unique wedding bands for men take 1st place at www.ringsunique.com While many guys are left staring at ordinary rings in standard jewelry stores, cool and awesome custom made rings abound at Rings Unique.
Check this out.

This is a Meteorite wedding ring lined in Black Zirconium with white gold stripes.  The Meteorite used comes from the Gibeon Meteorite which hit the earth in prehistoric times and is estimated to be 4.5B years old. Read more here.
A new world of unique rings for men awaits.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Unique Engagement Ring-Custom Design

CAD Design Engagement Ring
CAD Design Engagement Ring

A custom designed engagement ring means so much more than a common mass produced ring found at most jewelry stores. Surprisingly, it is easier, faster and often less expensive than ever before to develop and create your perfect ring.

These days you can design your own custom ring with less effort than ever before. Rings Unique offers custom sketches by designer artisans as well as CAD (Computer Aided Design) images.

Here is a CAD concept that was one of about half a dozen that captured this gentleman’s fancy. Just to be sure, he also ran the designs by his future fiancee for a blink but did not finalize it with her.

His choice was brilliant. An art deco design with vintage details, the white gold ring featured detailed scroll work and natural deep blue sapphires on the shank. There is a secret blue aquamarine in the arch, just below the center stone. The center stone is an 8mm X 6mm brilliant white sapphire at 1.77ct.

Final CAD Designed Engagement Ring
Final CAD Designed Engagement Ring

What an amazing ring, and according to the gentleman, she said “it’s perfect, beautiful, perfectly her, the nicest and prettiest thing she’s ever had…”

With this kind of happiness from a custom design, why would anyone grab a common ring out of a case?

From initial contact to finished ring, it took just 30 days.

Unique Engagement Ring Blue Diamond

Engagement Ring Blue Diamond Tension Set
Engagement Ring Blue Diamond Tension Set

Unique engagement ring…you have never seen one like this.

The standard look for an engagement ring these days is a center diamond surrounded by a halo of diamonds on a shank covered in diamonds. Yes, we do these, sometimes with over 100 tiny diamonds. www.ringsunique.com But, sometimes it is hard to tell one of these beauties from another.

A unique alternative engagement ring look favors simplicity, just the center stone in an amazing design. We were challenged recently to come up with a “Tension Set” diamond but on a band with the Gibeon Meteorite. He wanted a blue gemstone so we worked with a few sapphires. But, unsure of the durability of a sapphire in a tension setting, we switched to a blue diamond.

The result was an amazing ring that surpassed his expectations.

 

He said: “It turned out perfect, and above all she loved it! I’m very thankful for your help and service in making this a very special time for both of us.” This is exactly the result we want, a really happy couple.

 
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Take a Look at the Rings Unique Factory

Diligent Craftsman at his workbench
Diligent Craftsman at his workbench

Meet Fred Pearce of Pearce Design in New Hampshire. Fred and Kate, a husband/wife team that represents the best of American craft jewelers, have been part of the Rings Unique network of independent professionals for over 20 years. These lovely people are the “Go-To” artisans for superior quality, innovative designs and fast turn around. Many of their seasoned peers regard Fred and Kate as pioneers in the USA’s handcrafted jewelry design network, helping young aspiring professionals following the path they have blazed.

Fred Pearce taking a break for a smile, loves his work.
Fred Pearce taking a break for a smile, loves his work.

Don’t see a factory?
Well, that’s because there really isn’t one, just a small solo studio that is virtually identical to many others across the country. This is how our designers work each day, one by one, to assist Rings Unique clients with the designs they have selected. In many respects, we are very old-fashioned, replicating a decades-old cottage industry when all things were handmade one-at-a-time, each one perfect, and signed by the craftsman as a product of their skill and imagination. This is a work ethic often lost in today’s fast paced and rushed world. Rings Unique believes a ring, be it engagement or wedding, should be the result of creativity, experience and devotion to making each customer happy…one ring at a time.

See What makes Rings Unique Different Here

 

Unique Wedding Ring for a Man

Vintage Engraved Ring
Vintage Engraved Ring

Unique wedding ring for a man blends old with new.

Rings Unique specializes in custom wedding rings for women and men, usually crafting a totally new ring exactly to customer wishes. Recently, however, we were excited to use a man’s vintage ring from his Grandfather to set in a new contemporary metal. In this project, we were able to use the entire donor ring as the centerpiece in a Damascus stainless steel wedding band. With two different finger sizes to accommodate, the old and the new ring, this was a complex project. But with careful work, we were able to complete the new ring perfectly. This may be the most memorable man’s wedding rings ever.

What qualifies as a vintage wedding ring for a man? Does it have to be a certain age? How about design? What about the maker? Well, all of these factors as well as many more would come into play when deciding on using a vintage wedding ring for a man.  Most of all, however, it is the history of the ring and the sentiment of the man wishing to use it.

In our case, the gentleman’s Grandfather was deceased and his own Father could not wear the ring, it was too small. But, by itself, it was too big for our customer. Then the idea developed to use it for the centerpiece of a new “Alternative” metal ring. Alternative metal means non-precious, usually Damascus steel, Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Tungsten, Black Zirconium and a few others. But, only one of these has the innate mixed metal folds evident in Damascus steel. It was the perfect answer.

Damascus Steel Wedding Ring with centerpiece of Vintage Ring
Damascus Steel Wedding Ring with centerpiece of Vintage Ring
With some imagination and hard work, we were able to create the Damascus with a grooved center into which we snugged the vintage ring. No adjustments were ever made to the vintage ring. It was magical.

Damascus steel derives from centuries old metalsmithing techniques believed to have originated in the Middle East. Two types of Stainless Steel are twisted and folded by hand to produce vivid patterns making each Damascus Steel ring a unique masterpiece.

Let us make your unique man’s ring ring. Do you have a donor ring you want to use in a new design? Let’s discuss what could be done.

Unique Anniversary Ring for a Special 25th Celebration

CAD rendering of custom ring.
CAD rendering of custom ring.

Unique Anniversary Ring for a Special 25th Celebration involved re-setting a treasured diamond, a specialty of Rings Unique.

The Story: Recently, a man was preparing for his 25th Anniversary two months in advance, good timetable for planning something great. We had discussions about a special ring for his wife. He mentioned that her original diamond ring was low on pedigree since he bought it while a student in college and now his wife was not even wearing it. He was contemplating a brand new ring and diamond altogether. I mentioned that quite often, a diamond’s pedigree is secondary to the sentiment it embodies, that magical moment of engagement.

Completed ring with original diamond
Completed ring with original diamond
So, he decided to enhance the original diamond with a fresh new contemporary look. We reviewed about a dozen designs and models but he was confused, not sure if his wife would like it. Surprisingly, he asked for her input, actually a terrific idea. Seriously, after 25 years, there are no real secrets. Finally they settled on a fabulous design, truly a one-of-a-kind lavish and stunning look that beautified the original diamond and confirmed that he would say again emphatically “I would do it all again, dear.”

Unique Wedding Ring for a Man

Classic design for a decorated Army Captain to match his West Point class ring.
Classic design for a decorated Army Captain to match his West Point class ring.

Unique wedding ring for a man from classic to contemporary.

 
Rings Unique works in all materials including precious metals such as platinum and gold and now the new “Alternative Metals” such as Cobalt Chrome, Black Zirconium and many others. We also call these “Performance” metals because in their intended commercial use, they must perform without fail…always. Also, of interest are our offerings and innovations using Meteorite and Damascus steel.
Recently, it was such a pleasure to help a couple select his ring. A West Point graduate, he has served several tours in the Middle East and now instructs soldiers at Ft. Hood in infantry strategy and tactics. What an awesome couple. Can you imagine sitting at a table with a West Point grad, it was humbling.
He selected a classic style, a cabled and braided look in 18k yellow gold with a French Gray patina. This design complemented his West Point class
ring which was inspiring to me.

West Point Class Ring
West Point Class Ring

No matter what defines a man’s unique, we match it by crafting a unique ring in any material. Often a soldier selects a Damascus, Meteorite or Forged ring, reflecting the warrior spirit. But, gold and platinum are historic valuable metals that also define character and integrity.

Custom Designed Engagement Rings-Center Diamond and Alexandrites

Custom Design Engagement ring 1.00ct. diamond and alexandrite halo
Custom Design Engagement ring 1.00ct. diamond and alexandrite halo

Custom Designed Engagement Rings-Center Diamond and Alexandrites

A unique engagement ring is always best defined by the couple wishing to obtain it. For some, it is based on the size of the diamond, for others it is strictly the design, and finally there are those who want some pizzazz along with the center stone. So, a unique engagement ring comes in many forms and ideas.
Recently we were asked to design an engagement ring focusing on a round 1.00ct. center diamond but adding some colorful Alexandrites to enhance the design. With this as the assignment, we produced five designs for the fiancee, each with different concepts and looks using the state of the art computer design capabilities of Stuller’s amazing CounterSketch program. From this initial exchange, the fiancee could select her favorite and Rings Unique then follows-up to apply all additional details requested. The design pictured has an unusual non-traditional halo, very lovely, unique and stunning.
This customized service for each individual is at the very heart of our commitment to make every engagement ring truly special for the couple.
Rings Unique takes the time to create unique pieces of jewelry that leave a couple breathless and smiling.
There’s no better way to express your promise of love than with a unique ring. Custom-made unique engagement rings for women along with custom wedding rings mean so much more than generic or branded rings at a standard jewelry store and often cost less than their overpriced bling.
Rings Unique works to match design, diamonds and gemstones perfectly to make spectacular unique wedding and engagement rings, custom-made perfectly for you. We work with all budgets. We promise a custom ring that is special, unique and perfect.

Matching Wedding Rings for a Couple-Alternate Metals

Matching wedding rings for a couple alternate metals feature two rings that match in details and harmony. Matching wedding rings are symbolic because one person wears same ring as their partner, two lives on a journey together.
These days, matching rings can be made in all precious metals of course, gold-platinum-sterling silver, Mokume Gane in folded golds and now in alternate metals such as Meteorite, Cobalt Chrome, and Black Zirconium.
A new and unique fun combination is to use Damascus stainless steel as the material.

Damascus wedding rings for a couple
Damascus wedding rings for a couple

Rings Unique in Austin, TX recently completed matching wedding rings for a couple in 8mm Damascus stainless steel, both with an offset stripe of white gold. Here we have two durable rings for a couple with outdoor lives spent hiking, climbing, sailing, whatever is challenging and fun.
We also completed other alternate rings in Damascus steel where the idea was the same but the rings differed in width or finishes.
Damascus Set, His/Hers acid etched with offset gold stripe
Damascus Set, His/Hers acid etched with offset gold stripe

Here, her ring is a bit narrower and polished but his is wider and acid finished. Beautiful.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Unique Wedding Bands for Men-Meteorite with a Black Diamond

Unique wedding bands for men have undergone a renaissance in recent years, to which we say “thank goodness.” Although many men still want a plain wedding band in gold or platinum which we offer, today’s innovative wedding rings for men now include Damascus steel, Mokume Gane, all manner of alternative metals and of special interest the dozens of variations www.ringsunique.com has made using Meteorite.
Yes, the Gibeon Meteorite is still the best cosmic material for a superior out-of-this-world ring because of the intricate pattern and its durability.
Here’s a new ring just completed with Gibeon Meteorite lined in Black Zirconium but with the added unique and pizzazz of a nice black diamond.

Meteorite lined in Black Zirconium 7mm wide with a 5pt. Black Diamond.
Meteorite lined in Black Zirconium 7mm wide with a 5pt. Black Diamond.

This is a big WOW.

The Meteorite rings are crafted with the authentic remains of the 4.5 billion year-old Gibeon meteorite which hit the African continent (now Namibia) about 30,000 years ago. While most of the Meteorite has been preserved for science, fragments are still being found today, hundreds of miles from the crater. Read more about this meteorite here.

Each ring has a lining and rails because it should not be worn naked on a finger. The random herringbone striations on the meteorite pattern are unique to each ring, having resulted from the meteor’s long journey through space and its very slow cooling, crystallizing the molten iron ore/nickel compound. So, each ring is one-of-a-kind.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Bride and Groom Select Custom Rings…and a Vintage T-Bird

A Life Journey Begins with the first step…into a vintage T-Bird

We have so much fun helping couples here in Austin or around the country with unique wedding rings, usually asking for a picture from the wedding. Our Wedding Album is a lively place, some photos are showcased on our Pinterest pages.
A great experience was to help Anthony (Tex) and Deb with their rings for their wedding last December. Such a lovely couple and a great experience.
Deb’s unique wedding ring was a 5mm Starry Night ring with 10 tiny diamonds and a 1/2 carat center diamond. Tex decided to wear his Grandfather’s ring, already a great vintage style in platinum and 18k yellow gold, but set with his great-grandfather’s 1.00ct. diamond dating back to the 1880’s. For Tex’s ring, we had to replace some broken sapphires in the setting and re-size the ring, quite a project really. Our appraiser, Ralph Mothner, loved the look of Tex’s vintage ring and provided much education on the history of diamonds from that era.

Deb's Ring
Deb’s Ring

 

Tex's Wedding Ring
Tex’s Wedding Ring

The rings were fun to work on but the highlight of the wedding was the party and the get-a-way car, a vintage T-Bird loaned from a friend. What a great picture and lovely couple–she in her cowgirl boots and Tex in his Stetson. Enjoy!!
wedding album_Deb and Tex

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Matching Wedding Rings for a Couple–Damascus Steel

Matching wedding rings for a couple include Damascus steel in addition to precious or alternative metals. Rings Unique makes matching rings in all metals including gold, platinum, palladium, Mokume Gane, Meteorite and many other options.
Recently, we had the fun of making matching wedding rings in Damascus stainless steel for a couple. Each ring had two 1mm stripes of 14k white gold set near the edges, then we acid etched the outer sides of the rings and polished the center.
Interestingly, this began as an Anniversary gift for the husband but the woman liked the ring so much that she decided to add one for herself.

Matching Damascus Wedding or Anniversary Rings with offset white gold stripes
Matching Damascus Wedding or Anniversary Rings with offset white gold stripes

There have been many occasions where we have made matching Damascus or Forged wedding rings for a couple. However, this was the first time we used the double white gold stripe. Beautiful and unquestionably unique.

Damascus stainless steel wedding rings are derivative from centuries old carbon steel used in many world wide cultures in swordmaking. These swords are characterized by beautiful patterns of layering and banding including mottling reminiscent of flowing water. These were very tough, resistant to shattering and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. Often the patterns were distinctive to region, tribe or group in the area.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Mokume Gane Mirror Image Rings

Mokume Gane Mirror Image Rings is the best answer for ring shoppers looking for unique matching rings for their upcoming wedding. These days, it is becoming more common for couples to seek unique matching wedding rings that are artful and reflect their personality and relationship. Sometimes, the bride doesn’t have or even want an engagement ring. This is most often the case with mature couples who just want beautiful custom handcrafted rings.

Rings Unique showcases hundreds of styles that can be crafted to match in color of gold, design and additional details. Sometimes we add some pizzazz such as diamonds to the bride’s wedding ring if this is what she wants.

After viewing many gold or platinum rings as well as rings in “Alternate” metals, the couples’ eyes often turn to those “swirly” rings in the case, our collection of Mokume Gane rings by the master >George Sawyer. Then the fun begins with explaining how these are >made, the many color palettes available and then to the magical technique of making them in a Mirror Image where two slices from the same billet of gold or palladium metals is sliced into two segments for two rings, each one identical to the other, just like book-matched slices of wood.

Recently we helped Jane and Ray, a lovely couple in Texas, obtain their Mirror Image rings, each one 8mm wide and crafted from the same folded billet of 3 colors of gold plus etched copper.

Mirror Image Mokume Gane Rings 8mm wide
Mirror Image Mokume Gane Rings 8mm wide

This was a great experience and the couple loved their rings. The beauty and durability of Mokume Gane rings is unmatched, each ring changing over time with the life lived. These rings will be just as beautiful in 10 years with the deepening textures of their lives lived to the fullest.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

A Life Journey Begins with the First Step…into a vintage T-Bird

A Life Journey Begins with the First Step…into a Vintage T-Bird

We have so much fun helping couples here in Austin or around the country with unique wedding rings, usually asking for a picture from the wedding. Our Wedding Album is a lively place, some photos are showcased on our Pinterest pages.
A great experience was to help Anthony (Tex) and Deb with their rings for their wedding last December. Such a lovely couple and a great experience.
Deb’s wedding ring was a 5mm Starry Night ring with 10 tiny diamonds and a 1/2 carat center diamond. Tex decided to wear his father’s ring, already a great vintage style in platinum and 18k yellow gold, but set with his great-grandfather’s 1.00ct. diamond dating back to the 1880’s. For Tex’s ring, we had to replace some broken sapphires in the setting and re-size the ring, quite a project really. Our appraiser, Ralph Mothner, loved the look of Tex’s vintage ring and provided much education on the history of diamonds from that era.

Deb's Ring
Deb’s Ring

 

Tex's Wedding Ring
Tex’s Wedding Ring

The rings were fun to work on but the highlight of the wedding was the party and the get-a-way car, a vintage T-Bird loaned from a friend. What a great picture and lovely couple–she in her cowgirl boots and Tex in his Stetson. Enjoy!!
wedding album_Deb and Tex

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Mokume Gane Wedding Ring-A Gift for Life

Mokume Gane Wedding Ring-A Gift for Life

Once again we are thrilled to see the impeccable beauty of Mokume Gane, wood-grain style rings crafted in a billet of multi-color golds then hammered and folded back and forth many times to become a one-of-a-kind artful ring. The use of different colors and purities of gold permit a wide array of color palettes which are selected by the customer to reflect the best look on their finger. Of interest is that rings with these thin layers of gold appeal to many people and even to those persons who thought just a plain white or yellow gold ring would suffice. They are suddenly swept into a new realm of beauty with waves of gold.

The "C" mix, 14k red, gray and yellow gold with sterling silver
The “C” mix, 14k red, gray and yellow gold with sterling silver

This ring was very special for a wonderful man at the conclusion of his treatment for a health issue. What a treat to celebrate the cure of an illness with the gift of a timeless ring that will be remembered forever as a turning point in his life. This is the special joy of assisting customers with their ring selections in our gallery, meeting them first hand, exchanging stories and talking about plans for the future.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Unique Handcrafted Wedding Ring-Learn about Wabi Sabi

We usually think of engagement and wedding rings as highly polished gold or platinum and faceted gemstones and diamonds. Everything is shiny and detailed to perfection.
However, the world we live in is not all shiny, polished and perfect. In everyday life, things are not glittery or smooth, but rich with textures, colors and shapes that actually reveal the imperfections that surround us. But, we accept these imperfections as life lived and enjoyed to the fullest.
The understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life “as intended” can also be called wabi-sabi, a Japanese term that celebrates the imperfection and variegation of nature and life as lived daily.
What if a unique wedding ring could capture this expression? It would not be smooth, polished, faceted and geometric. It would be natural and random, somewhat like the leaves on a pathway or the tumbled pebbles along a shoreline.

Autumn Wabi Sabi
Autumn Wabi Sabi

 

Winter Wabi Sabi and E mix Mokume Gane
Winter Wabi Sabi and E mix Mokume Gane

The above rings are actually called Wabi-Sabi, a reflection of the perfection in imperfection. No two are alike, each application of gold and sterling silver is a somewhat random effort to achieve variegation along with harmony and wholeness. Doesn’t this ring remind you of leaves on a path, the look of trees in full color on a New Hampshire mountainside, the washed pebbles along a shoreline? This mastery of technique, form and concept is once again the superior work of George Sawyer, the most inventive designer jeweler in America. It is a privilege to represent his work.
Step back and enjoy the imperfections in your own unique life. Here is an easy to read and fun tutorial of the term Wabi-Sabi by Kate Cartwright. Another worldwide view is presented in this blog by Steve McCurry.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique

Hence we stress the question, what is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Gibeon Meteorite Wedding Rings, Cosmic and Beautiful

Gibeon Meteorite Wedding Rings, Cosmic and Beautiful

For many years, Rings Unique has been privileged to work with artist studios that specialize in rings made with the remains of the Gibeon Meteorite. This Meteorite fell to the earth in pre-historic times in Southwestern Africa in the country now known as Namibia. This meteorite is widely regarded as the top meteorite for jewelry due to its properties and highly intricate crystalline Widmanstatten pattern. Other meteorites exist of course and some have or are being used for jewelry but the Gibeon Meteorite is still the superior material for patterns and beauty.
However, it is a finite material. The supply will slow in the near future due to its rarity and restrictions on exports placed by the Namibian government. So, even if it is available, prices will skyrocket.
Rings Unique has developed many innovations using the Gibeon Meteorite for rings. In addition to lining this unique material in precious metals such as gold and platinum, we have also adopted non-precious metals such as Titanium, Cobalt Chrome, Black Zirconium and even our specialty–Damascus stainless steel as the lining and edges. This unique version came about because a gentleman could not decide between Meteorite and Damascus so we used both. It is a rare and stunning ring and a Rings Unique innovation.

Meteorite Center lined in Damascus stainless steel.
The first Meteorite Center lined in Damascus stainless steel.
Top ring 7mm lined in Cobalt Chrome, bottom ring 8mm lined in Damascus stainless steel.
Top ring 7mm lined in Cobalt Chrome, bottom ring 8mm lined in Damascus stainless steel.

 

Often the most unique innovations result from an idea from the customer which we create into reality. See more Meteorite rings on our Pinterest pages here.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with www.ringsunique.com

What is a unique diamond engagement ring?

What is a unique diamond engagement ring?

We have become trained from years of unrelenting Madison Avenue advertising to think of an engagement ring as a prong set round or square (princess cut) diamond set high in prongs on a ring with or without tiny diamonds in the shank. Today’s look also includes a single or double halo of diamonds surrounding the center diamond. And, if this is what you want, we can design a fabulous ring for you.

I must also confess, the engagement ring for my wife was a high set 6-prong engagement ring as well, about 1.00ct. diamond. Even though this ring was presented (and accepted) over 40 years ago, the overall look remains about the same today.

But, does it really have to? What have we learned about unique engagement rings since?

The most important thing today is that genuine creativity for engagement rings does flourish throughout America so a woman can find, design and wear a truly unique engagement ring that defines her own style and personality, is a show stopper when seen by others and is the envy of her circle of friends and colleagues because her fiance took the time and had the imagination to seriously search for a design that was uncommon and unusual…unique just like his fiancee.

We are privileged to help couples find and create the perfect engagement ring that separates unique from common, becomes an heirloom to be treasured for a lifetime.

Recently, local couple, Meredith and Serge, had the vision to create a unique engagement ring. She is a professional woman and he a professor. What a fabulous couple!

Meredith and Serge
Meredith and Serge

Inspired by the unique rings in our cases, we proceeded to custom make a two-tone-yellow and rose gold-engagement ring with a large triangle diamond. Her snug fit wedding ring in white gold added the third color of gold to her bridal set. How fantastic!

Triangle Diamond Two-tone Engagement Ring
Triangle Diamond Two-tone Engagement Ring

At Rings Unique, we hope the designs and options inspire you to imagine your own perfect engagement ring that defines who you are and what you will be most proud of as you undertake your journey together over a lifetime.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

 

Do you have a diamond you want to use? Count on us to perfectly re-set it in a lovely new design that warms your heart and provides a lasting memory of the donor. Then, maybe you can pass it on later as well to someone else with the same romance and heartfelt love you have for it.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Re-setting an Heirloom Diamond

Re-setting an Heirloom Diamond

We are often asked whether we will set an heirloom or existing diamond in a fresh new design. The answer is a resounding YES. Not only is this a specialty of ours, we consider it a privilege and honor to be asked to do so. This is giving new life to an eternal stone, providing pleasure to a new generation and preserving the memory of the donor. Often these are diamonds from a mother or grandmother. It is so rewarding to help with these very special diamonds, it is truly priceless.

Because we work with independent designers in their own studios, your treasured diamond will be handled only by our trustworthy artists, not by many hands in a large factory. This assures careful attention to your diamond and precise setting in the new design you have chosen.

If your existing diamond is in a setting, we will carefully remove it for the new design. We usually recommend putting an inexpensive alternative stone such as a topaz or sapphire in the donor setting so the ring will still be wearable for you or someone else.

Meet Kathleen, a composer. Kathleen asked us to set Jason’s Great Grandmother’s diamond. It was very lovely and in excellent condition for such an old mine cut diamond. She selected the Infinity design in 14k rose gold for her new bridal set.

Kathy

Kathleen's new Bridal Set
Kathleen’s new Bridal Set

Here is her comment:
Dear Tom,
The rings turned out beautifully!! I am extremely pleased with them! The rose gold really works well with this diamond, and gives it extra fire!
Thank you so very much!! Jason loves the setting, too! Please let your artisan jewelers know how happy I am with their work…absolutely exquisite!!
Thanks, again…
Best,

Unique Engagement Ring, Simple is often Better!

Unique Engagement Ring, Simple is often Better!

Not all unique engagement rings for women need to be surrounded by diamonds or have diamonds on the shank, or have any modifications whatsoever.
Sometimes, less is more, just show off the center diamond in a plain white gold bezel on a band.
This was the case recently when we set a beautiful 1.00ct. diamond in a white gold ring….simple, organic, timeless and perfect. The donor diamond was of excellent quality with high grades in color and clarity, but it also had a beautiful cut and polish.

1,00ct. diamond set in 14k white gold-
1,00ct. diamond set in 14k white gold-Simplicity is Elegance

This lovely engagement ring will be paired later with a Meteorite wedding ring for the fiancee, also lined in white gold. The fiance will also have a Meteorite wedding ring. Hence, matching meteorite rings for the couple.
Here, we have the best of both worlds, the riches of the earth–gold and diamonds–combined with cosmic treasures from the heavens.
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Unique Wedding Rings for Men, Classic Styles add Character

Unique Wedding Rings for Men, Classic Styles add Character

With so much emphasis on seriously unique wedding rings for men on this website, it is also helpful to offer variations on classic wedding ring styles. The majority of men still just want a flat or rounded wedding band, 5mm to 8mm wide, comfort fit of course, not too flashy but certainly professional.
Well good news, we do offer Classic Designs in platinum or any color of gold…simple, traditional, historic and universal.
There are ways to enhance this classic look with different finishes such as hammering, satining, texturing and a few other techniques.

Unique textures on a classic wedding ring for a man
Unique textures on a classic wedding ring for a man

Beware, however, not all of the enhanced finishes last. My own original wedding ring purchased over 40 years ago, a simple 6mm rounded band in white gold, had a satin finish initially which lasted for about 6 months. Then because of daily wear, the satin finish wore off. So, I had it re-satined. That too did not last. By then I had learned that what is satined will inevitably become polished with daily wear.
But, this is no problem, it is your life on your ring. Wedding rings with the character of your life lived are always the best, no worries about keeping it pristine.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with www.ringsunique.com

Computer Aided Design Creates a Custom Engagement Ring

Computer Aided Design Creates a Custom Engagement Ring

Unique engagement rings for a woman become even more personal when they are designed exactly as the fiancee wishes.
Recently, we had the privilege of assisting a local couple view and design an engagement ring on our new Stuller Counter Sketch program then see it become real with the process of casting, setting the center stone and finishing all the details.
What an experience! Corrina viewed many designs on the program and selected one she really liked. The original had a wider shank for a pear shaped diamond. First, we narrowed shank, then used a round brilliant diamond at about 0.80ct.
There are two photos, first the CAD design followed by the engagement ring in real life.

CAD Art Deco Design
Unique Ring CAD Design
Finished Art Deco Ring
Unique Ring Finished

Corrina loves her new ring and it is so her. Such a sweet couple.

With this new capability, it is exciting and fun to offer many ideas to find, design and create your own unique.

Hence we stress the question again, what is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Unique Man’s Wedding Ring–Meteorite and Damascus

Unique Man’s Wedding Ring–Meteorite and Damascus

Unique wedding rings for a man with today’s new alternative metals are a fabulous development, especially when the material is the Gibeon Meteorite, a 4.5 billion iron ore cosmic material discovered in Africa about 30,000 years ago. Supplies of this unique meteorite are dwindling and someday it will be unavailable as the material is finite. But it is the best look for rings due to its intricate crystalline pattern.

Gibeon Meteorite lined in Damascus Stainless Steel
Gibeon Meteorite lined in Damascus Stainless Steel

www.ringsunique.com first developed this stunning version of a Meteorite ring with a Damascus steel lining. Now a guy doesn’t have to choose between a Damascus stainless steel ring or a Meteorite ring, he can get the best of both worlds. Combining the two alternate metals becomes a winner for a rugged handsome look.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Mokume Gane Mirror Image Matching Wedding Rings

Mokume Gane Mirror Image Matching Wedding Rings

Unique wedding rings for a couple are magical when they match. They become eternal when they are identical, Mirror Images of each other, cut from the same billet of Mokume Gane. It is always such a privilege to work with couples who desire this very special look because they understand the complexities of making rings in this fashion as well as the art form that results. It is also a privilege to work with the master, George Sawyer, and his remarkable studio in Minneapolis. If you have never seen how these rings are made, take a look at this animation Just click on “View Mokume Process” and follow along.

Mokume Gane Mirror Image Rings
Mokume Gane Mirror Image Rings

Mirror Image rings are sliced from the same billet of Mokume Gane. Visualize this to “Book Matched” wood. Mirrow Image rings can be made in any of 11 mixes of metal offered. Each mix of metals has unique characteristics based on the colors and purities of gold used, 14k or 18k, and the addition of etched sterling silver or copper. The colors in the “C” mix shown above include 14k red, yellow and gray gold as well as sterling silver.

Mirror Image Rings in the "J" mix, gray gold with sterling silver
Mirror Image Rings in the “J” mix, gray gold with sterling silver

Hence we stress the question, what is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Wide Wedding Ring for a Man, Damascus Steel with Gold

Wide Wedding Ring for a Man, Damascus Steel with Gold

With a nationwide ring website called www.ringsunique.com we have the opportunity to work with men searching for a wedding ring. Sometimes, a guy’s fiancee helps out or is the scout for online searches.
The good news is that today’s wedding ring designs for men are miles away from those offered 10 years ago and certainly exciting for those who want a unique ring and one-of-a-kind.

Damascus stainless steel with 2mm stripe of 14k yellow gold
Damascus stainless steel with 2mm stripe of 14k yellow gold

This ring, for example, is folded Damascus stainless steel in a matte finish with a 2mm stripe of 14k yellow gold. Pretty awesome, right? This combines some of the new alternative metals with the historic look of yellow gold.

What is your unique? Find it. Create it. Design it with Rings Unique.

Wide Wedding Ring for a Woman

Wide Wedding Ring for a Woman

Unique wide wedding rings for a woman are hard to find, especially with so much emphasis on a large diamond engagement ring. But, most don’t consider a wedding ring to match when awed by the standard engagement ring bling in a jewelry store.

Garden Gate with diamonds in the vine curls.
Garden Gate with diamonds in the vine curls.

This is a lovely wide wedding ring for a woman, handcrafted in 14k white gold with tiny faceted diamonds set in vine curls in the design. This is the lovely Garden Gate ring from our Artistic collection at 7.75mm wide, how beautiful. The ring has three different finishes, polished edges, satin finish for the design and a matte finish for the base. It is perfect as a stand alone wedding ring or with a narrow engagement ring with a high set diamond. The intricate design is unsurpassed in craftsmanship, every detail is superb. What a lovely feminine wedding ring!
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Helping Same Sex Couples a Specialty of Rings Unique

It is such a privilege to get to know persons as individuals, not as “customers” and feel like you have become part of their lives and special occasions.
A few years ago, we helped Cynthia and Kit with their engagement rings, both princess cut gemstones in their Imagine rings, one a pink sapphire the other an emerald. Both are still look fabulous.

Cynthia and Kit, July 4th wedding by Uncle Sam in Washington.
Cynthia and Kit, July 4th wedding by Uncle Sam.

Then, with the easing of restrictions on marriages between same sex couples, Cynthia and Kit got married in the state of Washington last summer, what a happy occasion. Their wedding rings were not finished until later but how they loved them.

Botanical carved white gold wedding rings with diamonds.
Botanical carved white gold wedding rings with diamonds.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

The Epitome of Unique Wedding Rings

Unique wedding rings for a man and a woman seldom make it to the pinnacle of art, design and innovation as these impeccable rings by the master goldsmith, George Sawyer. Rings Unique proudly represents this most inventive artist in our gallery and online in our Patterns collection of Mokume Gane. Unequivocally, these are the finest hand fabricated rings in the world.

Winter Wabi Sabi and E mix Mokume Gane
Winter Wabi Sabi and E mix Mokume Gane

The larger ring is the Winter Wabi Sabi in 14k gray palladium gold with deeply etched fine silver and 18k yellow gold stepping stones, the ring to the right is the “E” mix mokume gane in three colors of 18k golds with etched copper.
What is Wabi Sabi? This is a Japanese term for the appreciation of the variegation of your natural surroundings, the beauty in imperfection. Learn more at this tutorial. More to come on this blog page about this unconventional method of handcrafting rings.
It was such a pleasure to help this lovely couple who appreciate the art and individuality of their custom made rings.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Meteorite Rings for Men

Unique wedding rings for a man keep getting better and better. Finally, there are imaginative and totally awesome rings that can inspire and thrill a guy with a wedding ring.
It doesn’t get any better than this ring, a rounded Gibeon Meteorite ring with hammered Cobalt Chrome edges. This is a super cool man’s wedding ring.

Gibeon Meteorite ring-rounded and hammered edges
Gibeon Meteorite ring-rounded and hammered edges

There are literally hundreds of options for Gibeon Meteorite wedding rings. We can use a precious metal for the edges and lining such as gold or platinum. And, there are now many alternative metals such as Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Black Zirconium and even Damascus Stainless Steel, an innovation from Rings Unique. When you calculate the variations we offer for finishes such as flat, rounded, polished, hammered, satin…you easily can see that there is a unique man’s wedding ring just for you.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique

Meteorite Engagement Ring with Moldavite-Awesome

Since you follow the many updates we provide frequently showcasing of our unique wedding and engagement rings, you have seen some of the most amazing and awesome rings for women and men. Not only do we exhibit a wide and vast array of rings styles and options on these website pages, rings you will never find in a standard jewelry store, we also frequently work with customers who have fun and creative ideas about what they would like, a design your own ring feature of Rings Unique.
Such was the case on our last ring of the year 2013.
This was indeed a challenge presented by a local customer who had an idea for a truly unique engagement ring. He had sourced a specimen of “Moldavite” (link provided courtesy of Crystal Vaults, FL) then had it professionally cut into a round gemstone about the size of a 2.00ct. diamond. It was very well done.

Moldavite gemstone mounted on a meteorite engagement band.
Moldavite gemstone mounted on a meteorite engagement band.

Our challenge was to mount it on a meteorite ring to serve as an engagement ring combining two rare treasures, moldavite formed by the crashing on a meteor on the earth over 2 million years ago and a Gibeon meteorite band, crafted with a slice of the 4.5B year-old object that flamed into our atmosphere over 30,000 years ago.
At least 4 professional jewelers were involved with this project to produce an amazing ring. And, in so doing, a “Best of Class” award to this incredibly unique ring.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique

Vintage to Contemporary Wedding Rings

Two opposite looking custom rings demonstrate craftsmanship and panache. Our rings range from Smithsonian era vintage styles to modern art sculptures that would be perfect in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This is really the fun of what we do, custom creations that span the wide world of unique rings.

Vintage style with rose gold arches and detailed engraving
Vintage style with rose gold arches and detailed engraving

The vintage ring shown here is another masterpiece by Constance Gildea, a nationally respected designer jeweler who has a distinctive botanical style in her work. Tedious attention to detail, design and craftsmanship are hallmarks of her work. Note the rose gold swirls that arch up to the diamond, How beautiful.

Nearly the opposite style, a modern art sculpture, is part of our Contemporary series by Susan Fox, a master goldsmith who specializes in multicolor golds with texture and detail unlike anything else out there. This impeccable ring will become a solo wedding ring for a special woman. Note the perfect soft white pearl adorning an architectural layered band in both 18k and 14k yellow, rose and white golds.

Contemporary Pearl ring with multicolor golds
Contemporary Pearl ring with multicolor golds

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique

Re-Setting a Diamond with a fresh new look!

We are often asked to re-set an heirloom diamond in a new design, giving a second generation of life to an otherwise forgotten treasure. For us, it is a privilege to do so. We take great care in handling a diamond or gemstone because we know it has history and memory beyond compare.

Once, a woman from New Zealand sent us her Mother’s 1.00ct. diamond to use in her wedding and engagement rings. What an honor! Not only did we make an incomparable diamond ring, we also used some of the gold from the original ring to shape a special leaf in a perfect place on her new ring.

New look for a 3.00ct. diamond
New look for a 3.00ct. diamond

Here we have a large 3.00ct. diamond set in Eternity #1 design, 14k white gold. Shown surrounded by pebbles, this stunning engagement ring is a perfect representation of the beauty in nature, water gently flowing around a stone in a stream.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Meteorite Ring with a Black Diamond

Where do you find unique wedding rings for men? Not at a mall jewelry store or likely not at the same place you bought your fiancee’s engagement ring. The truth is that most jewelry stores ignore men, offering only a small smattering of styles in a back corner.
With Rings Unique, however, our selection of men’s rings is vast. We offer seriously unique and unusual rings in gold or platinum and now in new-age “Alternative” metals such as Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Meteorite, Damascus steel and Black Zirconium. We have always offered the top-of-the-line rings in Mokume Gane, a difficult method of layering slices of gold and other metals in a billet, then folding the metals back and forth to achieve unique layers of metals shown with edge-grain metals.

Meteorite ring with Black Diamond
Meteorite ring with Black Diamond

We even can add diamonds and gemstones to a man’s ring. Here is an awesome example of a Meteorite ring, lined in Black Zirconium with a Black Diamond, totally cool. Note the milgrain edge on the ring. This customer qualifies for having one of the coolest rings in Texas.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Seriously unique engagement ring with a cushion cut emerald.

Of all the unique engagement ring designs, this may be one of the most intriguing. Here we have an emerald center stone with diamonds not in a halo or on the shank but orbiting on the edge of the ring. We call this the “Galaxy” design, how appropriate.

Galaxy Ring with cushion cut Emerald
Galaxy Ring with cushion cut Emerald

Looks easy, right? Actually this look requires much effort and skill. The band has a concave look with raised edges. The inside is extremely comfortable. The technique is called “anticlastic” raising where a hammer is used all around the band to cause the edges to form a U shape. This is very tedious and labor intensive.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Engagement Ring with Aquamarine Gemstone

Unique engagement rings for women don’t always have to feature a diamond. In fact, some women prefer gemstones such as sapphires, rubies, emeralds and many others.

Aquamarine set in two-tone gold
Aquamarine set in two-tone gold

This beauty has a lovely Aquamarine center stone set in an 18k yellow gold semi-bezel where you can see through the pavilion of the stone. In fact, this particular Aquamarine is what is called a “Portuguese” cut because the pavilion radiates with tiny facets and the glow on top is fantastic.
Another benefit of a gemstone is often they are less expensive than diamonds, it just depends on the rarity of the stone and its pedigree.
This exclusive design and perfect ring is under $2000 and available by custom order from Rings Unique.
What is your Unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Custom Engagement Ring with Leaves

Have you noticed that web searches for unique engagement rings for women usually result in the same common looks you can easily find at a mall jewelry store? That is because the vast majority of engagement rings are mass produced from the same molds or designs by the big producers overseas…same looks, same characteristics, same low quality materials and diamonds.
At Rings Unique, our engagement rings are individually handcrafted one-at-a-time by an award winning designer jewelers. When an person who devotes a profession to design and craftsmanship undertakes the mission to create a unique ring, the result is totally a personal undertaking for the customer and the artist.

Imagine custom designed for heirloom diamond
Imagine custom designed with heirloom diamond

This custom engagement ring has hand engraved and etched leaves with graceful branches. Tiny diamonds seem like sunlight from above. The center diamond was supplied by the customer, an heirloom beauty that now has a fresh look for the next generation.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Unique Wedding Rings for Men

Unique wedding rings for men have taken many new forms over recent years with significant developments in styles, metals and the desire of men and women to finally search for unique.
This isn’t your grandfather’s wedding ring market anymore.
Rings Unique is a favorite source for men’s wedding rings. From top-of-the-line Mokume Gane to Meteorite, Damascus stainless steel, we love helping guys get awesome rings.

Euro Square Hammered Black Zirconium lined in Cobalt Chrome
Euro Square Hammered Black Zirconium lined in Cobalt Chrome

Here’s a new style developed by Rings Unique. This is hammered Black Zirconium on a polished Cobalt Chrome Euro style ring, super cool.
We have actually made this style for a his/hers wedding set.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Unique Engagement Ring with a White Sapphire

Unique engagement rings for women are a specialty of Rings Unique with hundreds of styles with pleasing uncommon designs. This beauty is in 14k white gold, our Wind and Wave design, with tiny diamonds flush set in the wave curls. It is perfectly crafted, comfort fit with a taper to the bottom of the ring for re-sizing if necessary so as not to interfere with the impeccable design.

Wind and Wave design
Wind and Wave design

What makes this so unique is that the center gemstone is a white sapphire, about the same size as a 1/2 carat diamond, but at 1/5 of the cost. It can be replaced later if the bride wishes. White sapphires are often recommended for budget reasons because they are as white as a D color diamond, have a high hardness rating and are a real gemstone, not a CZ.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Meteorite Wedding Rings for a Couple

gallery_meteorite rings for a coupleGibeon Meteorite wedding rings are great for a couple, symbolizing their cosmic bond and destiny together for life and beyond.
Here, we have matching Meteorite wedding rings for an Austin couple, Andrew and Amanda, lined in Cobalt Chrome and semi-rounded. Hers was 6mm and his 7mm. Note the personal engraving “true” on each ring. (Did you know that standard engraving is free on this style?) “True” says it all…true to yourself and your spouse, authentic and genuine.
It was such a pleasure to help this wonderful couple with such beautiful and meaningful rings.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Wedding Ring with Colorful Gemstones

Unique engagement and wedding rings are more frequently using natural or cultured gemstones instead of diamonds. For most women, this is a choice of color over sparkling white. And in some cases, we have used multiple colors on the same ring.
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This beautiful Imagine #1 in luscious white gold has two emeralds, two alexandrites and two sapphires. What a unique and colorful combination. Of course Kimmie is an artist herself, loves color and lives in Switzerland. She said: “I got it in the mail yes thank you so much I love it. I really enjoy how the Alexandrite changes colors in different lights. I will send you a nice picture with it when I get chance. Thanks again it is so me.”

Kimmie and Nuno
Kimmie and Nuno

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Bridal Set in Rose Gold is so Unique

Bridal set in rose gold is so unique. Too often, searches for engagement and wedding rings focus on a bigger center diamond, a diamond halo, diamond melee on the band, the options are endless.

Wind and Wave, 14k Rose
Wind and Wave, 14k Rose

But, try something simpler. Just change the color of gold from ubiquitous white gold to rose gold. The change is dramatic.
This magical bridal set in 14k rose gold, our Wind and Wave design, has only a 1/2 ct. diamond in the center and tiny diamonds in the wave curls. Perfect design and balance in a unique bridal set doesn’t get any better.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Mokume Gane Unique Wedding Rings for a Couple

Mokume Gane unique wedding rings for a couple…it doesn’t get any better than this. Mokume Gane translated means “wood grain metal.” These are unique wedding rings are descendant from the art and craft of Samurai sword making centuries ago. This is metal fusion, lamination and fabrication at its finest. In contrast to other lower quality mokume, note the crispness of the layers of metal, the merging of the billet ends at the knot-hole, the uniform beauty and symmetry of the rings, the weight and durability to withstand a lifetime of wear and tear. Mentally flip one on top of the other and you will see that the folds of metal match each other perfectly.

Mirror Image Mokume Gane
Mirror Image Mokume Gane

Here, two rings were cut from the same billet of folded metal, totally identical all around the ring, just like book-matched pieces of wood. Note how one curve of metal is mirrored on the opposite ring, identical and one-of-a-kind for the couple. This is called a Mirror Image, totally unique and symbolic of one-of-a-kind relationship.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique

Masterpiece Bridal Set with Sapphire

Masterpiece Bridal Set with  Sapphire
Masterpiece Bridal Set with Sapphire
Masterpiece “refers to a creation that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person’s career or to a work of outstanding creativity, skill, or workmanship” according to Wikipedia. And, although often referenced to painting by Picasso or Da Vinci and many others, it can also apply to gold-smithing where the creation is the epitome of design, laborious effort and perfection in craftsmanship, the highest level of a person’s career.
This impeccable arched two-tone unique engagement and wedding ring is indeed a bridal set masterpiece. This is completely handcrafted by our Imagine artist, Constance Gildea, in the tradition of old-school masters decades ago. Each design element reflects a painstaking effort to create a botanical motif with engraving and etching the tiniest of details by hand. Diamonds add surprise and allure, well balanced with the intricate carving abundant on the rings.
Few rings can truly carry the appellation of “masterpiece.” This is one of them.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Unique Wedding Rings for Men

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Unique wedding rings for men take on many characteristics depending on the metal, texture and design. At Rings Unique, we specialize in unique rings for men in gold or platinum as well as alternative metals such as meteorite and Damascus steel. And our mokume gane is the finest on the planet.
We have crafted hundreds of designs to meet the request of the customer, often inventing new rings along the way.
But sometimes, the best approach is still traditional 14k white gold. This handsome white gold ring begins with a traditional look but the unique is in the details. Note the milgrain near the polished edges and the fantastic hammered finish in the center.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Unique Engagement Rings for a Woman

Water's Edge Diamond Ring
Water’s Edge Diamond Ring

Often a unique engagement ring is defined by the size of the diamond, the number of diamonds on the shank, a single or double halo of diamonds around the center stone, and so on and so on…
But is this style of engagement ring really unique or is it generic? Seems to me these designs are commonly found in many jewelry stores and sites on the internet. The more these styles are found everywhere, by definition the less unique they really are.

In contrast, this unique engagement ring for a woman was recently finished for a local couple with a near perfect, but smallish, center diamond as well as tiny diamonds on the band. This is called the Water’s Edge engagement ring resembling wave curls softly lapping onto a shore. How lovely and feminine. This is what I call unique, unusual in design and custom handcrafted.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

Damascus Steel Wedding Ring Sets

Damascus steel wedding rings are often purchased for men or women individually but Rings Unique frequently makes matching ring sets for a couple, perhaps in different widths.

Anthony and Brittney
Anthony and Brittney

This matching set was custom made for Anthony and Brittney in acid etched Damascus stainless steel for him and a polished finish for Brittney, each with an offset one millimeter stripe of 14k yellow gold. These are sharply styled and both contemporary as well as historic, perfect rings for an active couple. This set is also very affordable and represents this military’s couple’s eclectic lifestyle.

Damascus Set, His/Hers acid etched with offset gold stripe
Damascus Set, His/Hers acid etched with offset gold stripe
Damascus Steel Pocket Knives Blades
Damascus Steel Pocket Knives Blades

Damascus steel has long been studied by enthusiasts in metalsmithing as well as historians of world cultures. There is evidence of sword fabrication and lamination worldwide, many techniques were used. An excellent review dates back over three decades published by the NY Times on the findings of two Standford scientists, Jeffrey Wadsworth and Oleg Sherby.

Rings Unique specializes in alternative metals for wedding and engagement rings. In addition to Damascus steel wedding rings, we offer designs in Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Carbon Fiber, Black Zirconium and Meteorite. We have invented many designs, usually as an answer to a “Can You…?” or “What if…?” question from a customer. We love a challenge.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it.

Meteorite Wedding Rings-Gibeon Meteorite-Cosmic Beauty

You have likely read my many posts about our beautiful Gibeon Meteorite Wedding Rings. Having helped hundreds of customers nationwide for years with these amazing rings, we have developed many designs and innovations to meet customer ideas.

Meteorite wedding rings should be lined and edged for comfort and durability…after all, it is iron ore and would easily chafe a finger if worn naked. Linings can be in precious metals, platinum or gold, which are valuable for generations, the perfect union of relics from the heavens with treasures from the earth.

Alternate metals are now frequently used because of the cost of precious metals as well as the many options available, Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Black Zirconium and even Damascus stainless steel, an innovation from Rings Unique. In addition, all of these alternative metals can be polished, hammered, stone or satin finished and the rings can be cut rounded or flat.

Gibeon Meteorite Lined in Black Zirconium
Gibeon Meteorite Lined in Black Zirconium

The Gibeon Meteorite has been dated to be about 4.5 billion years old, having hit the earth an estimated 30,000 years ago on the African continent now Namibia. While most of the largest boulders of the meteorite are in museums, fragments are still being found on the desert floor. The best information about this meteorite is on Meteorite Recon.

BUT, it is a finite material. There will come a day when this Meteorite will be more difficult and expensive to buy. Is this a problem when there are so many meteorites out there? Well YES. Why? No other meteorite matches the intricate patterns of the Gibeon meteorite.

Rings Unique has made Gibeon Meteorite wedding rings for men as well as women. We have also adorned meteorite rings with sapphires and diamonds, each one a unique combination of cosmic mystery with the earth’s most adored gemstones.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it.

Low-Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Low-set diamond engagement rings are hard to find because the common look is the “Tiffany” style mountings where the diamond is placed high in prongs on an arched ring such that altogether the top of the gem is 8-15mm above the finger. This style can become a nuisance because it is easily hit against objects everyday, damaging the prong setting, and it also can snag clothing, purses, pockets or just about anything in its path.

In contrast, many of the diamonds or gemstones on Rings Unique are low set, cradled in a round or semi-round bezel setting, where the diamond becomes a graceful part of a ring sculpture, easy to wear and enjoy daily.

Lg. Diamond Low Set Eternity Collection
Lg. Diamond Low Set Eternity Collection

Large Diamond Low-Set 18k Yellow Gold-Eternity

This low set diamond ring was custom crafted by the “Eternity” ring artist for a prominent professional woman in Austin, TX in 18k yellow gold with both a polished and textured surface. It reminds me of water flowing around a pebble, graceful and organic. And, because it is low set, this lovely woman need not worry about it interfering with her myriad activities every day. And, her ring is the envy of her professional circle because it is so unique… miles away from ordinary.

What is your unique? Find it, design it and create it with Rings Unique.

Gemstone Wedding and Engagement Rings-July the Month for Color

Increasingly, more and more couples are choosing a colorful gem as the featured center of the most important piece of jewelry a person will ever own, your engagement ring. Why?

At Rings Unique, we love to set gemstones in engagement rings. There are many blog posts on this page that describe the beauty of a gemstone and the unity it achieves with our amazing handcrafted designs.

Color is unique, color is bold, color is eye-catching.

A Gemstone Makes a Bold Engagement Ring

Also, colorful gemstones have natural histories, most are regarded as birthstones, and there are strong beliefs of their mystical properties that can align with a person’s individuality.

In addition, with a two or three stone ring, you can use a palette of complementary colors that will always stand out and remind you of the special bond and love that brought you together for a lifetime.

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it.

Unique Gemstone Wedding Ring

Traditionally, diamonds are thought of as the gem of choice on an engagement or wedding ring and most of our rings on Rings Unique are shown with the ever sparkling radiance of diamonds.
Recently, an artistic customer from Switzerland asked us to custom make a unique gemstone wedding ring because she loves color, no diamonds please.

Imagine 14k white gold wedding ring with six gemstones
Imagine 14k white gold wedding ring with six gemstones

This ring is the hand carved and engraved Imagine #3 ring, definitely a favorite. It 10mm wide and showcases botanical designs like a walk through a garden. We call it the “Vine and Leaf” band in 14k white gold with 6 small but very high quality gems, each fully faceted, for a total carat weight of about 0.40pts. They sparkle like the sun’s rays on an ocean of blue-green water.
Our Swiss customer asked for the highest quality gemstones, two sapphires, two emeralds and two alexandrites instead of diamonds. These were top AAA quality natural gemstones, carefully selected by the ring designer for color, balance and beauty. The result is a painting as lovely as a Monet canvas with soft colors ever-pleasing to the eye. A glance at this lovely ring will bring a smile each time, and the warmth of its glow will never fade over a lifetime.
Her comment yesterday was “…thank you so much I love it. I really enjoy how the alexandrite changes colors in different lights. I will send you a nice picture with it when I get chance. Thanks again, it is so me.”

What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it.

What makes a wedding ring unique?

A recent search on Google for “wedding rings” produced over 114 million results in 0.31 seconds. Whoooa, that’s impressive. Well, this should make finding a wedding ring pretty easy, right? Lots of choices!

Better load up on some Red Bull or Starbucks dark roast.  Then, a search for “unique wedding rings” produced about 13.3 million results in a fraction of a second as well. Fewer choices but still a daunting search lies ahead for finding a perfect unique wedding ring for you.

Here’s a free search tip: Most of these sites don’t really have unique rings.

Finally, a Google search for “custom handmade wedding rings” still produces about 3.7 million results. Where to start?

Before you start the search, think about the following and establish your priorities:

  1. First, a wedding ring is far more than an object of jewelry. It is your symbol of commitment and love to another. Unlike anything else in your jewelry box or your personal wardrobe, a wedding ring is worn every day. With such a personal piece of symbolic jewelry, shouldn’t it represent love to one another, your relationship, reflect your personality, warm your heart and become part of you?
  2. Second, wedding rings can be mass-produced by the hundreds, made wherever, and easily seen at mall jewelry stores all over the country. Usually, these are available in large quantities and only need to be quickly sized for the customer. For some, this is just fine but they are not unique, just an object.
  3. Third, wedding rings can also be custom-handcrafted only for the individual. This usually takes a little more effort than several web searches or visits to jewelry stores. Custom rings are best viewed at small boutique jewelry stores or galleries, at a jewelry artist studio, maybe a local art fair or on less visible web pages.
  4. Fourth, custom-handcrafting a ring just for you or your partner requires some introspection about who you are, your partner’s personality, some imagination about what you want and patience as you consider designs, metals and use of gemstones. But, for a small discriminating segment of the population, this is the only path to follow.
  5. Fifth, a “unique wedding ring” should meet these criteria:
  • It should be custom made from start to finish just for the individual;
  • Its design and craftsmanship should be of the highest quality, using the finest materials available;
  • It should be made in a studio at a jeweler’s workbench, not in a factory;
  • It should be signed by the artist;
  • It should be uncommon with design and details only you have personally selected;
  • Most importantly, it should make you smile, warm your heart and affirm daily your life’s relationship with another person.

Take some time to view hundreds of unique custom made ring ideas at www.ringsunique.com Then contact us at rings@ringsunique.com or 1-877-907-9079 for your personal ring design and a handcrafting experience unlike any other.

Hammer Texture Rings, Wedding Rings for Men and Women

The Hammer Ring collection features unique wedding rings for men and women. This nicely textured look is very pleasing to the eye and definitely custom because each mark on the ring is achieved by striking the surface with a smooth or rounded hammer.

There are many hammer sizes available to achieve different looks for a great wedding ring. A flat hammer provides a larger faceted surface while a ball-peen hammer makes more of an indent in the surface.

Hammered rings are all uniquely patterned where no two are exactly alike. You can specify an aggressive or softer look.

Hammered rings wear wonderfully over a lifetime. And because they already have an irregular surface, an inevitable ding or scratch on your ring is just part of the ever-emerging look. With a hammered ring, you don’t have to worry about keeping your ring perfect and scratch-free, as the impressions or dents from a life lived to the fullest just add character to the ring, perfect for a lifetime.

Forged Damascus Rings from Re-Cycled Iron and Steel

Like treasure hunters, we are always in search of creative adaptations of historic techniques and metals in unique wedding rings. This collection of completely hand-forged metals is an exciting find. We are pleased to showcase here. The fluid beauty of the metal belies the twenty forging steps required to fabricate multiple layers of recycled steel and iron metal with intense heat and hammering. This is very much like black smithing, in front of a hot furnace all day.

Forged Sea Floor

Surprises of diamonds, rubies gold dots along with organic filaments of 18k gold resembling seaweed are both artistic and fun.

These rings are adventurous and free spirited, unique one-of-a-kind for each ring. Mirror Image rings for couples are available, identical rings made from the same billet of folded metal, perfect for a union of two persons for a lifetime journey together.

Unique Imaginative Rings with Leaves and Branches, Organic Rings Inspired by Nature

 

Diamond elegance on custom crafted platinum or gold engagement and wedding rings is evident by this perfect craftsmanship. Each beautiful ring is an organic sculpture of leaves and branches with surprises of diamonds, much like sunshine during the day or stars on a moonlight night.

Custom Sapphire Ring
Imagine Custom Sapphire

The wedding ring design is breathtaking. How feminine, natural and impeccable. Hours of tedious carving, engraving and etching are necessary to shape and finish each detail, hand setting  diamond. These unique rings are also stunning when customized with colored stones such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds and even opals. See the recent blog post showcasing colorful gemstones. A simple glance at your beautiful ring will always brighten your day!

This is perfection in wedding ring craftsmanship, each ring a unique design, a treasure of beauty in a world of commonplace, ordinary and generic rings. What is more romantic than seeing the stars and moon through leaves and branches on an autumn night, sitting on a bench together, deeply in love? These rings are a daily reminder of that romance and devotion to each other.

Imagine #16 with Sapphire

Unique Imaginative Rings with Leaves and Branches, Organic Rings Inspired by Nature

Custom Sapphire Ring
Imagine Custom Sapphire

Diamond elegance in unique platinum or gold engagement and wedding rings is evident by this perfect craftsmanship. Each ring is a beautiful organic sculpture of leaves and branches along with surprises of diamonds, much like sunshine during the day or stars on a moonlight night. The flawless design is breathtaking. How feminine, natural and impeccable. Hours of tedious carving, engraving and etching are necessary to shape and finish each detail, hand setting  diamond. These unique rings are stunning when customized with colored stones such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds and even opals. A simple glance at your beautiful ring will always brighten your day!

This is artful wedding ring craftsmanship, each ring a unique design, a treasure of beauty in a world of commonplace and ordinary rings. What is more romantic than seeing the stars and moon through leaves and branches on an autumn night, sitting on a bench together, deeply in love? These rings are a daily reminder of that romance and devotion to each other.

Galaxy

The graceful concave surface of these wedding rings belie the difficult gold smithing technique of anticlastic raising where special hammers are used extensively to raise up the edges on the rim. Sounds simple, right? Well, each ring takes hours of effort transforming a flat sheet of gold into a perfect soft silken look, each ring a unique artful accomplishment in 14k or 18k gold.

The artist calls these ribbons of gold, sinuous curls of beauty that are one of a kind. The diamonds on the edges remind me of stars in perfect orbit somewhere in a distant galaxy. Hence, it is the Galaxy collection. An engagement and wedding ring set is incredibly unique when custom fit together where the orbiting diamonds snug perfectly into the adjacent ring.

Tree of Life Symbolic and Religious Rings

Deep roots…soaring branches, strength to weather the seasons and storms of life. Perhaps the most symbolic unique wedding and engagement rings of all, our Tree of Life rings inspire many couples who yearn for a personal lifetime reflection of their intrinsic values of faith, love and family.

Tree of Life rings are custom crafted to be balanced and proportional all the way around, a difficult standard not fully appreciated because of each person’s unique finger size. These custom made wedding rings reflect deep personal meaning and emotion while also providing a beautiful, timeless piece. Diamonds in the branches of Tree of Life rings add sparkle and surprise, a shine of light from above. Sapphires are beautiful as well as rubies, especially on a yellow gold ring.

Timeless, Art-Deco Antique Style Rings Are Perfection in Old-School Craftsmanship

Antique vintage style art deco wedding and engagement rings in gold and platinum with diamond elegance are still being made by a 100 year-old studio using old-world tools and techniques.

This is craftsmanship as it used to be, nearly a lost art, with reverence for jewelry making from the inside out, unequaled in quality anywhere. This is not the pursuit but the achievement of perfection in elegant gold or platinum art deco style designer rings. Unequivocally and without any reservation at all, these are the finest antique and vintage style wedding and engagement rings available in the world. Masterpiece wedding and engagement rings.

The detailed hand carving of flowers and leaves in strictly 18k gold or platinum, sparkling with perfectly handset diamonds, inspires awe and reverence for this superior old-world craftsmanship. This studio, its tools and die-striking gold methods would make a fascinating exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum. It is a blessing and a rare opportunity to be able to still acquire such magnificent Victorian style antique rings. Step back in time to true beauty…and step forward to wearing tomorrow’s heirloom ring today.

Textured Multi-color Wedding Rings, Artful and Each One Unique

Think of a ring as a painter’s canvas for the application of color and texture using gold fusing, not a brush. Here each yellow or white gold ring is a one-of-a-kind tapestry of colors and patterns, making this collection a visit to a contemporary art museum. Some of the shapes and textures on these unique wedding rings come only from the random effects of a hot torch fired on 18k and 22k gold surfaces. The result is artful yet very affordable unique wedding bands in gold.

The abstract textured gold wedding rings in #4 and #5 were inspired by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Many couples have ordered matching wedding rings in different widths for this ring as well as the unique Echo rings in #1 and #2 which echo the many milestones of a life shared together.

Style Custom Designed Rings, Two-Tone Wedding Rings with Diamonds and Gemstones

Unique contemporary wedding and engagement rings are actually your own creation because you select your favorite components for a complete ring. First, select the main center design in any color of gold and texture, second, add rims in a contrasting colors or finishes. Special details could include a polished curve highlighting a matte finish, yellow gold rims contrasting a white gold design, and rounded rims softly framing sharp architectural steps and angles. What is your unique? Design it here!

Sparkling diamonds in #3 and #4 add spice and surprise. My personal favorite for a guy is the #8 Arches center band framed by different colored rims.

The stacking bridal set in #5 is daring but so unique. The fun and challenge is selecting your own components to make your own unique artistic design.

The Gingko leaf rings in #12 are absolutely perfect, symbolic as well. The Gingko tree is a living fossil, dating back as far as 270 million years, native to China. There are no known similar species or relatives of this ancient tree. It is the national tree of China and is the official tree of the Japanese capital of Tokyo…the symbol of Tokyo is a ginkgo leaf.

Patterned Metal Working: Mokume-Gane "Wood Grain Metal" The World's Finest

Mokume Gane means wood grain metal in Japanese. Inspired by the patterned metalworking techniques originating in Samurai sword making centuries ago, these unique and unusual wedding rings become art of amazing beauty and durability. The graceful curves and folds of 25 layers of gold, sterling silver and etched copper are one-of-a-kind for each ring.

Worn daily, these unique wedding rings for men and women take on the characteristics of the life lived, aging gracefully over the years as more texture, curves and colors are revealed in the gold patterns. These are rings that reveal the character your life, totally unique, your life revealed on your ring.

Mirror Image rings in #2 are created from the same folded billet of gold, resulting in identical one-of-a-kind matching gold wedding rings, never to be duplicated. How perfect as a symbol of lifelong devotion to each other! The Mirror Image rings can be crafted in any mix of gold colors. There are twelve different combinations of colors for the rings, perfect for each unique individual. The options are limitless with color combinations and many variations setting diamonds, sapphires or rubies.

Mokume Gane on Alternative Metals: Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Black Zirconium and Damascus

Mokume Gane is the folding of precious metals made in a billet, never cast in a mold. This very difficult technique is descendant from the ancient Japanese art of fusing layers of metal for Samurai swords.

Picture a piece of plywood but instead of wood, imagine multiple layers of gold, folded over and over, curved and fused to reveal the unique patterns of intricate precious metal lamination. The “Patterns” collection on the first row is the finest mokume gane in the world, still being made by the founder of this art form in America over 30 years ago.

This collection also features a new unusual mokume rings on a lining of black zirconium, titanium or cobalt chrome– innovations resulting in a graceful but durable ring.

Mokume looks simple in fabrication, maybe like painting a swirl on a metal surface. However, the technique is extremely difficult since the layers of metal are completely hand fabricated. These become more intriguing with each year, a fingerprint of a person’s life on their ring.

Meteorite Wedding Rings–The 4.5B Year-Old Gibeon Meteorite Lined in Gold, Platinum or Alternative Metals

Meteorite Wedding Rings

Diamond halo-1.75ct. Sapphire on Meteorite-18kw band.
Top Cobalt Chrome
Mid Black Zirconium
Bot Titanium

Unusual wedding rings for men or women, crafted with the remains of a four-billion-year-old iron-ore meteorite, lined in platinum, gold or new “performance” metals. The random striations on the seamless circle of meteorite are called the Widmanstatten pattern.  Each wedding ring is a unique one-of-a-kind beauty. The striated patterns resulted from the cooling of the molten iron ore meteoroid at the rate of 1 degree every thousand years. These custom made rings are truly cosmic, a treasure from near the beginning of time, become your piece of the universe and a symbol of your eternal commitment to another.

The Meteorite that is used in these unusual wedding rings is the Gibeon meteorite, discovered in the 1800′s in what is now Namibia on the Southeastern African continent. While most of the meteorite has been preserved for science, fragments are still being found today. It is mostly iron ore with nickel, preventing it from rusting. Its natural gray patina against a gold, platinum, cobalt chrome or black zirconium lining is a rare combination of treasure from the earth and a gift from the heavens.

Read more about the Gibeon meteorite at this link:

http://www.meteorite-recon.com/en/Gibeon_Iron_Meteorites_1.htm

In addition to our fabulous Meteorite rings, we recently acquired watches made with a meteorite watch face, super cool. Take a look and use the “Contact Us” page to inquire and get pictures, information and prices. These are very limited.

Mastery: Custom Made Rings by a European Trained and Certified Master Goldsmith

In Europe, a Master Goldsmith certification is awarded by a committee of experienced Masters after years of extensive learning and testing. This is the highest level that one can receive, a distinction not offered anywhere else in the world. In the USA, programs and training for jewelry making are much less strenuous and an apprenticeship system does not exist.

Rings Unique in Austin, Texas is privileged to have a Master Goldsmith working on our behalf. He cold forges each ring, meaning that every ring is completely handcrafted from a solid piece of gold or platinum — carved-extruded-hammered-shaped-sanded-polished- – never using a model, mold or die. It is jewelry making at its hardest… and its finest. This method compresses metal, making it harder than the original piece, thus ensuring a lifetime heirloom ring.

In this collection, simplicity is beauty. A small diamond or sapphire is selected to complement – not dominate – the exquisite craftsmanship. There is a uniquely solid feel to rings crafted in this manner, a softness and unmistakable quality that does not exist in any another process. The result is a custom one-of-a-kind wedding or engagement ring.

With this collection, you can truly design your own engagement or wedding ring. We can work with sketches, images from other sites modified to your ideas, photos of rings you like. The result will be perfection in a custom ring. Nothing is impossible! Check our this amazing beauty and the blog I wrote about in on October 7, 2011.

Triple arched crown, 56 diamond melee, 1.00ct. oval center

Enchantment: Wedding and Engagement Rings with Organic Themes, Mountains and Shorelines

Unique wedding rings and matching wedding band sets for bride and groom are perfectly crafted in gold, platinum and other precious metals. These beautiful custom made organic rings are nicely affordable, the “go to” wedding and engagement rings for unique, natural beauty. The Water’s Edge rings in #2, with or without diamonds, are graceful and elegant beauty for a woman, while the Pebble ring in #9 and the chiseled Glacier ring in #12 are rugged looks, perfect for a unique man’s wedding ring. All metals are available, 14k or 18k gold, platinum and palladium.

Water’s Edge Engagement Ring

The Tapestry sapphire ring in #1 is a dazzling work of art with each stone set in its own handcrafted bezel. There are from 12 to 14 individual sapphires in this ring, each uniquely shaped and in natural colors. Each glance at this unique and artful ring on your finger brings a smile, guaranteed.

Driftwood: Graceful Rings Resemble Tumbled Branches from a Distant Shore

When design and beauty are at its best, it usually results from simple natural images. This unique engagement and wedding ring collection in 18k gold is inspired by a couple’s walk together along a shoreline, gathering shells and smooth tumbled driftwood branches from a distant shore. The diamonds fire with brilliance like a setting sun on the horizon.

This lovely collection of unique rings is proof that two or more diamonds in unique graceful settings on several rings is better than one large solitaire diamond that only says bling. These lovely rings speak from the soul of the person and say “my beauty is my unique.”

Damascus Stainless Steel Wedding Rings–Many Designs Each Custom Made for You

Nontraditional Wedding Rings Handcrafted Using Damascus Steel

Today, some wedding rings are made from alternative high performance metals such as tungsten and titanium. While these might classify as nontraditional wedding rings, most are not artful or unique.

In contrast, our unique wedding rings for men and women are made from Damascus stainless steel, each hand-forged, some with as many as 50 layers in one-of-a-kind patterns. No two rings are alike. This is metal crafting at the highest level and expertise, truly non-traditional and unusual wedding bands in alternative metals at their finest.

Damascus steel has its origins from the Medieval period and refers to a type of metal crafting used in sword making.  These swords have  distinctive patterns of layering and banding resembling water flowing over a flat surface. The blades were stronger and sharper than traditional swords and resistant to shattering. Sometimes the patterns were specific to a clan or tribe in that culture.

Today, Damascus wedding rings are made with stainless steel and will never rust or corrode. Each unique ring is a one-of-a-kind beauty with unique folds and curves of metal. That is why Damascus is a great choice for his and her wedding bands, while also being perfect as a stand alone rugged wedding ring for a man.

Often we make matching rings for a couple, each in a different millimeter width. Variations can include adding stripes of silver, gold or platinum. Also, these rings look great when lined in Black Zirconium or Cobalt Chrome.

Artistic Wedding Rings Crafted with Intricate Designs Diamonds and Gemstones

Unique wedding rings and engagement rings are showcased in amazing diversity and beauty in this collection of intaglio* style unique rings in gold, platinum or palladium. Tiny faceted diamonds add sparkle and brilliance to the wedding ring design.

Van Gogh’s Starry Night (above)  inspired the design in collection #1, while Garden Gate in #4 and #9 reflects work by Monet.

Wind and Wave in #7 and #8 is for those who love the grace and beauty of the sea and the Wide Wave in #10 is represents the 19th Century woodblock print by famed Japanese artist Hokusai shown here.

With this collection, many couples discover the perfect expression of themselves and their own unique relationship with hers/his matching wedding rings.

*Intaglio means an incised or carved image, the opposite of cameo, the raised carving of an image. Some of the design is achieved in casting process but each ring requires many hours of hand detailing curves, lines and folds to accomplish the perfection required of a finished custom ring. Tiny diamonds are each hand set in their own perfect bezel with a bead of gold drawn over an edge, a snug fit for everlasting durability.

Starry Night Set 14k Gold