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Custom Designed Engagement Rings-Center Diamond and Alexandrites

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 www.ringsunique.com was 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.

Custom Design Engagement ring 1.00ct. diamond and alexandrite halo

Custom Design Engagement ring 1.00ct. diamond and alexandrite halo

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.
See more inspiring designs at http://www.pinterest.com/ringsunique/
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.
What is your unique? Find it. Design it. Create it with Rings Unique.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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