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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Design Your Ring

Rings Unique has a long history of helping people design engagement and wedding rings that reflects their unique personality. And so we ask:

What is your unique?

We will work with you to create a perfect design for you.  No other website offers you the unique opportunity to provide your creative input into the design details of your ring.

Below are a few of countless examples which we ushered from vision to reality.

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Sketches, design and bridal set are a variation of the Heart Leaf Ring from our Imagine Collection.

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CAD design and finished engagement ring resulted from a customer request in Austin, TX.

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Sketch and matching rings for a couple are a variation of designs from our Contemporary collection.

Let’s get started.

Use the form below to provide us with an overview of your perfect ring.

Custom Quote Request

  • Please describe: shape, carat weight, high-low set, halo or melee, etc. (It's okay if you don't have all these answers - just share what you have.)
  • Please describe: type (sapphire, ruby, garnet,etc.), color, shape, high-low set, etc. (It's okay if you don't have all these answers - just share what you have.)

Custom Quote Request

Please complete the Custom Quote Request form below to tell us your ideas for your perfect unique ring for an individual or couple.

Custom Made” means you select your favorite ring from designs offered on this website; we make your ring from scratch in the size, metals and gems you specify. Use the “Request a quote on this ring” form next to each ring.

Custom Design” means the ring you envision requires a variation of a ring offered on this website or a highly customized ring requiring sketches, CAD renderings or wax models that we will create for you.

Custom quote responses are thoroughly researched and thoughtfully presented with detailed options for each request. This is the most important service and specialty offered by Rings Unique. Each ring we make is totally custom, whether it is made to your size from the models on this site or we take your vision and idea to make your ring concept into a reality. Rings Unique crafts rings just for the individual. Unlike large companies, manufacturers or importers who make rings by the thousands, we make rings by the ones.

Check out our Pinterest pages for some of the custom rings we have completed.

Share with us a little about your vision, and we’ll be in touch promptly to clarify your ideas and how we might be able to make your dreams come true!

 

Custom Quote Request

  • Please describe: shape, carat weight, high-low set, halo or melee, etc. (It's okay if you don't have all these answers - just share what you have.)
  • Please describe: type (sapphire, ruby, garnet,etc.), color, shape, high-low set, etc. (It's okay if you don't have all these answers - just share what you have.)

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!!
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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.

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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.
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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.

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.

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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

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(Enchantment #6) Wheat Braid

Wheat Braid

Left to Right: 6mm Wheat Braid ring top 14k yellow gold $1095

4.5mm bottom 14k white gold $895

Additional options available.

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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 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.

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(Meteorite #6) Black Zirconium Step Edged

Black Zirconium Step Edged

Meteorite lined and step edged in black zirconium 9.5mm wide $1295

Additional options available

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Hammer Finish Milgrain Wedding Ring

Quick Quote: Cobalt Chrome Hammered finish with milgrain detail $425.

Details: The Hammered bands are super nice for men and 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, looks like white gold.
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. 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.

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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.

(Passion #7) Dual/Tri Color Bands

Dual or Tri-Color Bands top 4mm 14k white/18k rose $1395, below 6mm 18k yellow/14k white/14k rose $2345. Add’l options avail.

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(Forged #1) Galaxy

Hand Forged iron or steel rings lined in 18k yellow gold

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7mm flat Galaxy rings with 8-11 diamonds (.08ctw.) and dots $1995

3mm flat stacking ring 18kt lining $895

3mm flat stacking ring with diamonds (0.03ctw.) and dots $995

8mm mens wedding ring with diamond $2230

3mm flat stacking ring with seaweed applications one diamond $995

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(Forged #10) Sea Meadow

Hand Forged iron/steel 7.5-8.0mm Sea Meadow lined in 18k yellow gold, distinctive symmetry pattern with 5-6 diamonds (0.035ctw) multiple dots and seaweed applications $2135.

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(Forged #2) Flat Lined

Hand Forged iron/steel 6mm flat lined in 18k yellow gold, distinctive symmetry pattern with 9 diamonds (.08ctw) on one side, dots on the opposite side $1895.

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(Forged #8) Seaweed Bunch 2

Hand Forged iron/steel 7.5-8.0mm flat Seaweed Bunch lined in 18k yellow gold (this is the back side of Forged #7) distinctive symmetry pattern with 5 diamonds (0.033ctw) multiple dots and seaweed applications $2095.

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(Damascus #9) Semi-Rounded Acid Etched

Damascus

8mm semi-rounded acid etched $395.

Additional options available.

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(Damascus #8) Semi-Rounded Black Zirconium

Damascus semi-rounded

8mm w/ extra wide black zirconium edges starting at $615.

Additional options available.

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(Damascus #7) Semi-Rounded Oxidized Center

Damascus semi-rounded oxidized center with bead finished edges

starting at $415.

Additional options available.

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(Damascus #6) Flat Twist Pattern

Damascus flat twist pattern

8mm starting at $795.

Additional options available.

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(Damascus #4) Stepped Edges

Damascus stepped edges with 2mm center stripe of 14k yellow gold

8mm wide overall $865.

Additional options available.

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Damascus Semi-Rounded Offset Stripe of Gold

Damascus semi-rounded

8mm w/14k yellow gold off center stripe starting at $895.

Additional options available.

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(Damascus #10) Euro Square Oxidized Center

Damascus Euro Square 8mm oxidized center, bead finished edges

Quick Quote: This Damascus ring is an 8mm width in a Euro Square design. This is the flat twist design, bold and definitely unique. The folds of steel go all the way through the ring. It has two finishes, an interior acid finish and edges with a bead finish. The price for the basic design is $895.
Details: The Damascus rings are descendant from the art and craft of sword making. This is Damascus stainless steel, rings hand forged to produce wonderful unique folds of metal in a fine grain or a bold look. Damascus rings have as many as 50 layers of stainless steel and each ring is one-of-a-kind. Damascus stainless steel rings are hand-forged, in one-of-a-kind patterns where no two rings are alike. This is metal crafting at the highest level and expertise, truly unique wedding bands at their finest. Each is a one-of-a-kind beauty with unique folds and curves of metal. That is why Damascus is an ideal choice for his and her wedding bands, while also being perfect as a standalone nontraditional wedding ring.

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Damascus Stainless Steel Wedding Band Lined in Yellow Gold

Damascus Steel Wedding Ring Lined in yellow gold

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7mm wide $2450.
Available in white gold also.
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Damascus stainless steel wedding band forged in the tradition of swords are naked or lined in gold or platinum revealing layers of metal in unique patterns. Durable for a lifetime.
This Damascus stainless steel wedding ring can be lined and edged with 14k or 18k yellow gold. The folds, curves, and textures of the stainless steel center are unique to each ring. This is a 7mm wide ring with a flat surface, but there are various widths we could make. Generally, these are in a 6mm or 7mm width, but it is up to the customer.
Quick Quote: 6mm Damascus lined and edged in 14k yellow gold $2550; 14k white gold add $150; 7mm Damascus lined and edged in 14k yellow gold $2695; 14k white gold add $150.
Details: These rings are extremely comfortable, like putting on an old shoe, perfect comfort fit from the start. The steel pattern results from two colors of forged and folded surgical stainless steel.
While some wedding rings are made from other alternative metals such as tungsten and titanium, these are not unique because they are mass-produced and available everywhere, basically machined soulless circles without much artistic beauty or meaning.
In contrast, our nontraditional and unconventional wedding rings made from Damascus stainless steel are hand-forged, some with as many as 50 layers in one-of-a-kind patterns where no two rings are alike. This is metal crafting at the highest level and expertise, truly unique wedding bands at their finest. Each is a one-of-a-kind beauty with unique folds and curves of metal. That is why a Damascus stainless steel wedding band is an ideal choice for his and her wedding bands, while also being perfect as a standalone nontraditional wedding ring for a man or woman.

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Starry Night Wedding Ring Collage

Quick Quote: From left to right: 14k left to right: 4mm wedding ring w/dia. $1555, 4mm engagement ring w/dia. $1815, 5mm wedding ring $925, 5mm wedding ring w/dia. & sapphires $1760, 7.75mm two-tone gent’s wedding ring $1995, 6.75mm wedding ring w/dia. $2045 – all center stones extra. Add’l options available in colors or or karat purity of gold, platinum and palladium also available.

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Details: Unique diamond and gemstone engagement rings and unique wedding rings inspired by Van Gogh’s Masterpiece painting—STARRY NIGHT. These impeccable rings are a perfect reflection of the details of the painting with 10 tiny diamonds sparkling like stars among the swirling clouds.

This collection of intaglio style unique rings come in gold, platinum or palladium. Tiny faceted diamonds add sparkle and brilliance to the wedding ring design. Van Gogh’s Starry Night inspired this particular design. 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.

The Rings Are Wonderful! Thank you for your help.

The Rings Are Wonderful! Thank you for your help.

They fit like a dream and I couldn’t be any more happy! Thank you so much for all your help, I will be posting rave reviews on all the online sites I can find. You have been great to deal with Tom and I’m so pleased. Again, thank you for everything.

Connie & Tom Quilter

About Rings Unique

About Rings Unique. We specialize in unique engagement and wedding rings for those persons who want to express their unique individuality, who want their love to be eternally symbolized by a custom-made wedding or engagement ring, who want their rings to be handcrafted just for them.

Unique wedding rings, and custom engagement rings, are a long-time specialty focus of Austin’s legendary upscale fine craft retailer, Clarksville Gallery. To us, rings are art. They are personal and they are special. Nothing is as gratifying as the happiness in a couple’s eyes when they slip on their rings for the first time…a perfect fit, a perfect look, a perfect expression of themselves and their love. Reviews of our handmade rings.

What makes Rings Unique different?

  • First, all of our wedding rings are skillfully designed and custom-made new one-at-a-time by skilled independent professional artisans. Nothing is pulled off the shelf from old stock. So when we say custom wedding bands and handmade rings, we mean it. Your ring is new original work made only for you.
  • Second, each custom-made wedding or engagement ring is special ordered in the exact size and metal combination you chose. Rings are crafted to your specifications in 14k or 18k yellow, rose or white gold, platinum, palladium and even in 4 billion year-old Meteorite and Damascus forged stainless steel. We also offer alternative “Performance” metals in titanium, cobalt chrome and black zirconium.
  • Third, every detail of your order is exact, every request is met, and every expectation is surpassed. Precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies and others are available.
  • Fourth, we offer custom design using sketches, CAD designs or wax models before crafting to meet the specific needs and desires of couples who want a one-of-a-kind wedding ring or custom wedding band sculpted to their own vision.
  • Fifth, if you are unsure of ordering online and want to see the ring firsthand, we can often send a ring out of our case for an overnight look-see. This is a free service if you order a ring from us. Otherwise, it is from $65 to $75, the price of USPS Express Insured shipping back and forth.
Custom Matching His/Her Sequential Rings
Custom Matching His/Her Sequential Rings

You probably have never been to a site like this.
First, everything is unique.

Second, there is absolutely no pressure, no overload, no click and buy button, no sameness and no excessive bling. For us, design and craftsmanship are supreme, not the size of a diamond.

Third, every ring ordered is completely custom made, not pulled off the back shelf and resized.

We want you to take your time, relax and enjoy the pleasing beauty of the photography and happy couples, visit our various unique ring collections by a different artists, and read about the work and its inspiration. Above all, imagine yourself wearing the lovely or handsome ring that best reflects your personality and life spirit. We believe a ring should be about you, your uniqueness as a person, it should make you smile, and make you happy each time you see it.

With Rings Unique, each ring is perfectly custom made from scratch by a solo professional designer jeweler in the US. We do not work with factories where anonymous workers mass produce every item, nor do we carry any imported jewelry.

We work exclusively with very special professional talented artists who dedicate their lives and profession to the art of creating beauty. We also specialize in sources of metals and stones that are harvested or created in harmony with our sacred earth.

For us, it is a supreme privilege and honor to make your ring. We value the trust you place in us.We invite your questions, ideas for customization or special features. Requests for quotes or ideas are handled quickly with confidence. Whether it takes one hour, one day a month or year to decide on your ring, we will be with you all the way.

Rings Unique has a selection that is affordable for any budget. From $100s to $1000s, we have beautiful, unique and custom-made rings to suit any budget. There is a unique ring for everyone. We will help you find it, design it and create it.

 

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Welcome

We are long-time supporters of marriage equality, and we couldn’t be happier for those of you who have finally been given your right!  

Read more about our history with the LGBT community.

Welcome

This is Rings Unique, the original home of unique engagement and wedding rings.

With 20 years experience serving customers in our Austin gallery and online, we understand that every hand and heart are unique. We offer:

  • Wedding Bands for Men
  • Matching Wedding Ring Sets for Couples
  • Unique Engagement Wedding Rings for Women
  • Rings Custom-Designed to your Specifications

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

We serve clients across the world. Let us serve you. Live in Central Texas or looking for wedding rings Austin? Call or Text for a private appointment: 512-589-4465.

Our Clients Said:

Doug and Karen:

I want to say thank you for all of your help in this process of obtaining a ring for the love of my life.  I attached some pictures which I hope you’ll enjoy, especially since we had to rush things straight from the artist to me, and you didn’t get to see the finished product of this custom work.  Thank you so much for being flexible with the date I planned for a proposal.  I really appreciate the extra effort that took.

My fiancee thinks the ring is beautiful, and I am so pleased, as well. The diamond you found is as beautiful as you said.

Thanks again.  If you treat all your customers as you have treated me, then the people who buy from you really are family.  Rings Unique is the best.

Catherine:

Thank you so much for helping us through the craziness!  The rings are beautiful, fit perfectly, and we love them. :)

Meredith:

Tom, thank you for your very kind words about us in your blog.  We love our rings and still think they are the most perfect ones in the world for us, thanks to you and the artists whom you work with.  When Serge and I read the blog it does bring back those special memories, and we remember all over again how blessed we are to have found happiness with each other and discovered so many wonderful people who have become a part of that, like you! :)

I am happy and proud to refer folks to your business because we just love it and feel they will too!

Christina:

Tom!!!  Oh my gosh!!!!  We got the ring today, and this is just too wonderful! I opened it up right there at the counter in the post office, and all the girls at the desk were passing it around!  Everyone was just blown away by how beautiful it is!  Then I went out to the car where Joey was waiting for me, and you should have seen the look on his face!!  He was just floored. It was so great. It was so special. The first thing he said was, “…WOW…. that is some serious craftsmanship!!!  That is the BEST looking men’s wedding band I have EVER seen!!”

When he saw the engraving, he laughed and laughed.  I had kept it as a surprise, and he was so touched by it.  He said that he feels special that you went to so much trouble for his ring. It is wonderful knowing that his ring is totally unique.  It fits great, it looks excellent, and we couldn’t be happier!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and his) for making this piece so gorgeous and unique… we are both so touched.  I will keep in touch for sure!  I’m thankful beyond words.

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.