One-of-a-kind engagement rings for every couple
You'll love and cherish these unique, handmade rings available on Etsy.
Finding the perfect engagement ring can be tricky; it’s the one accessory you’ll be wearing every day of your married life. These days, couples are thinking outside the box and opting for unique and vintage rings from artisans that are a truer reflection of their style and their love for one another. The jewelers – many of whom can be found on Etsy – are not only offering one-of-a-kind designs, but they're so much more detailed and interesting than the classic, solitaire diamond engagement ring. Plus, there's something so special about knowing that an artisan passionately poured their talents into your ring.
Now every couple, on any budget, can find a totally special, stunning symbol of their commitment – to have and to hold, to love and to cherish, for the rest of their days. If you're in the market or dropping hints to your love (may we suggest accidentally leaving this article open?), or simply daydreaming and browsing at work (yeah, we've done that before!), take note of a few of the stand-out engagement ring designers on Etsy.
Kristin Coffin Jewelry
Each piece is designed and crafted by Denver-based Kristin Coffin's own hands. Coffin began selling her work during college and became a goldsmith at a premiere gallery before launching her own company. The artisan's designs are fun and feminine, and incorporate the natural world into each creation. “They want ethical metals and gems and alternative options,” Coffin told Jewelry Business Advisor. “My style tends to attract someone looking for something unique, but still timeless. My clients tend to be less focused on big white diamonds, and more in tune to alternative engagement ring options, and alternative weddings in general.”
Tomer and Tanya Mikaeilyn design and produce each engagement ring from their studio near Jerusalem. They both graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Israel, and found themselves constantly creating, drawing and inventing jewelry in their spare time. When Tomer was let go from his job, he began working on Tanya’s engagement ring instead of searching for another job as a jeweler. That ring turned out to be the very first piece in their line of engagement rings, and Artemer was born.
Their dainty designs have a glamorous, old-fashioned look, and they're practical too. The engagement rings come as a set and are uniquely designed to perfectly complement a wedding band.
There’s something poetic about kickstarting your union with a ring that has stood the test of time. Visit London-based Erin Antiques on Etsy to bring old-school charm to your nuptials. The shop specializes in hand-picking one-of-a-kind pieces from the Georgian, Victorian and Deco eras, roughly from the 1700s to the 1930s. While it's tempting for the seller to keep such rare treasures for herself, Erin says it brings her profound joy to share her unique finds with others. "I love to see couples getting engaged with the rings that I've found – it gives me a great sense of achievement," she says.
Sarah Hood Jewelry
Seattle-based jeweler Sarah Hood designs with the natural world in mind and prefers to use recycled metals and natural gemstones when crafting her engagement rings. Hood melded her love of art, jewelry and mother nature at Parsons School of Design in New York City. She then went on to earn her BFA in metal-smithing at the University of Washington in Seattle. We love the elegance of Hood's designs and the unexpected combinations of materials and colors.
Lindsay E. Brown is the managing editor of Eco-Chick, the web’s first ethical fashion, beauty and travel site for women. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, and Cottages & Gardens. Lindsay has been featured as a fashion and beauty expert on the Veria Living Network. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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