There’s nothing wrong with traditional wedding rings. They might not suit everyone’s taste. These days when you get married, you don’t have to stick with a simple metal band or the usual diamond wedding band. Heck, you can be as unusual as you want when it comes to your weddings.
For couples who live in Canada, wedding ring styles and trends are an excellent way to show your love for your country and each other. The article below explains more about what makes a wedding ring unusual and the different types of unique wedding rings.
What makes a wedding ring unusual?
Traditional wedding rings tend to have a simple look about them with plain metal bands made from gold or silver or a band that includes diamonds. But as the years moved on and people’s attitudes began to change, so did wedding rings.
Jewellers have begun experimenting with the different gemstones and styles of bands that they use to craft original wedding rings. This experimentation from jewellers has led to the creation of cool wedding rings and even funny wedding rings.
But whether you are interested in traditional wedding ring sets or unique wedding rings sets, you should consider the following three things:
Type of stones: stones such as rubies, opals, emeralds and sapphires are available in different shapes, colours and sizes. Purchasing a wedding ring with more than of these unique gemstones will ensure that you stand out.
Stone cut: Diamonds in more traditional wedding rings will most likely be round or square-shaped. But lately, jewellers have begun using more non-traditional cuts to create unusual wedding rings.
Metals used: Typically, gold and silver are used for traditional wedding rings. More unusual wedding rings sets will often use metals such as white or rose gold. Jewellers might even opt for a textured metal to craft truly original wedding rings.
Unusual Canadian wedding rings
Certain characteristics make unusual Canadian wedding rings. These characteristics can include the themes found in Canadian jewelry, the materials used and the Aboriginal designs.
Common themes in Canadian jewelry
When people think of Canada, the first thing they will think about is the maple leaf found on the national flag. But the maple leaf isn’t the natural theme that you can use for your unusual wedding rings. You can find rings that were inspired by Canada’s trees, lakes, rivers and mountains.
Many don’t know this, but Canada has two large diamond mines. There is the Davik Mine and the Ekati Mine in the Northwest Territory. The Ekati Mine was
opened in 1998, and Davik Mine later opened in 2002.
Many of the diamonds sourced from these mines are exported internationally. However, a small portion of diamonds mined from the Davik Mine and Ekati Mine is reserved for local Canadian craftsmanship. So if you have a wedding ring with a diamond sourced from one of
Canada also provides other gemstones, precious metals and other materials to local jewellers to craft original wedding rings. Including these locally sourced Canadian materials will create a stunning Canadian-style wedding ring. These materials include the following:
- Nephrite Jade
- Lapis Lazuli
- Rose quartz
The imagery used in unusual Canadian wedding rings
Canada is a large country, and because of its size, there are plenty of natural elements and scenery that can be used to inspire unusual wedding rings. For example, you could include wave patterns representing Canada’s rivers and lakes.
Another example would be choosing a textured wedding ring to represent Canada’s mountains. You could add tree imagery to your unusual wedding ring set to represent Canada’s vast forests and woods.
Different characteristics of unusual wedding rings
There are different characteristics that separate traditional wedding rings from unusual wedding rings.
Unique gemstone wedding rings
Plenty of beautiful and unique gemstones can be used to create unusual wedding rings. Using gemstones instead of diamonds will open up your wedding ring to more unique and interesting styles.
When you’re looking to include gemstones in your wedding rings, you’ll want to use gemstones that will survive everyday wear. You’ll want to choose a setting with the stone sitting flush with the ring’s band. This setting will prevent the stone from getting caught on your clothing and other objects.
Nowadays, you don’t have to be limited to only wedding rings that are decorated with gemstones and diamonds or simple flat wedding bands. You can choose to have a textured wedding band that has been hand-carved or an engraved wedding band.
Today, there are also more options when it comes to unusual wedding rings for women. One example of this would be the unusual, unique wide band diamond rings.
The main benefit of these wedding rings is that there is more room to add accent gemstones and other decorations to your ring. The wider band also means that you can also choose some unique designs for your wedding ring.
You don’t choose between gold or silver with unusual wedding rings. Today, you can choose wedding rings that combine two or more metal finishes or wedding rings that have been crafted with more than one type of metal.
Add engraving inside the band.
There’s no better way to have an unusual wedding ring than to add an engraving. Engraving your wedding ring with some important words or your initials is an excellent way to make sure you have an unusual wedding ring set.
With your engraving, you can choose to use unusual fonts and engraving styles to create cool wedding bands. When choosing a jeweller to engrave your unusual wedding ring set, you’ll want to ensure that they will be able to do the style you want before committing to using their services.
What to get engraved on your wedding ring
When it comes to adding an engraving to your wedding ring, you have a few ideas to choose from.
Engraving your wedding date on your wedding rings is an excellent way to celebrate your wedding day. By engraving your wedding date, your wedding ring sets can serve as a memento for the day you and your partner promised to spend the rest of your lives together.
Wedding dates are not the important dates in a relationship. For example, the anniversary of the start of your relationship is another date that you can have engraved on your wedding rings. In some cases, couples will have their relationship anniversary dates engraved on promise rings.
Your partner’s name
Another popular option is to have your partner’s name engraved into your wedding ring. Engraving your partner’s name into your unusual wedding ring will show how much you value the vows you took with your partner on your wedding day.
Both your initials
One way you can use your wedding ring sets to show your commitment to one another is by engraving both of your initials in the wedding rings. Engraving your initials will be a much more powerful representation of your unity as a couple.
When you engrave something that’s unique and meaningful to you and your partner, it will create an original and sentimental wedding ring set. The sentiment attached to engraving your initials makes it of the best ways to customize an unusual wedding ring.
An important quote
If you and your partner have a quote or phrase that has special significance for your relationship, you can have it engraved on your wedding ring. Engraving this quote is an excellent way to remind both of you of what you went through as a team. Even including an inside joke between you and your partner can create a funny wedding ring to remind you to have a laugh once in a while.
How much should you spend on an unusual wedding ring?
The answer to this question will depend on the couple that’s looking to purchase an unusual wedding ring set. The price of your unusual wedding rings will depend on your wedding budget and how much you can afford to spend on the rings.
In most cases, couples will give themselves a bit of leeway when it comes to their wedding budget. They might decide to keep aside a certain amount of money just for wedding jewelry, especially if they want cool wedding rings.
But the general rule when it comes to purchasing a wedding ring is that couples should keep aside two months’ salary to spend on their wedding day jewelry. But this rule isn’t set in stone. Couples can spend however much money they are comfortable spending on unusual wedding rings.
However, it’s important to remember that there might be extra costs if you plan on adding more gemstones, engraving or using rarer materials for your wedding ring set.
Final thoughts on unusual wedding rings
After reading this article, you will know that purchasing or crafting original wedding rings and funny wedding rings isn’t as complicated as it might seem. There are plenty of simple ways that you can have an unusual wedding ring by combining different metals and using different precious gemstones as an alternative to diamonds.
At Malleable Jewellers, we are committed to helping couples celebrate their wedding day with unusual wedding rings. We will work with you from start to finish to craft unique wedding rings that will last a lifetime.