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Unusual & Unique Engagement Rings

Many engagement rings are variations of certain classic themes: solitaire, trilogy, vintage, art deco and so on. Whatever style you feel works best, there is no reason why it can’t be adapted to create a unique design that reflects your personality, your history, and your sense of style. The inspiration can come from anywhere – from fine art, from your wardrobe, from your experiences of work and travel – the possibilities are almost endless. Browse the gallery below to see some of the more unusual engagement rings that previous clients have commissioned. If you feel inspired by an idea for a unique ring of your own, please feel free to get in touch – we’d love to help turn your ideas into reality.

  • Gem Type
    • Diamond (50)
    • Emerald (5)
    • Sapphire (23)
    • Other Gems (6)
    • Other Colours (5)
    • Ruby (4)
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  • Gem Shape
    • Round Cut (41)
    • Emerald Cut (4)
    • Cushion Cut (7)
    • Oval Cut (15)
    • Pear Cut (7)
    • Other Cut (5)
    • Marquise Cut (3)
    • Princess Cut (2)
  • Gem Shape
  • Setting Style
    • Tension Set (3)
    • Rub Over Set (9)
    • Claw Set (8)
    • Pave Set (5)
    • Other Settings (5)
    • Channel Set (1)
  • Setting Style


Art inspired ring

One client told us that his girlfriend’s favourite picture is ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh, and that this should be the inspiration for her engagement ring. It was an intriguing idea, but it would require a bit of work to translate this raw concept into a design.
Starry Night


The first step was for us to pencil sketch a couple of possibilities to show the client, and fortunately we were able to come back to him quickly with a configuration that he liked.
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Sometimes the inspiration for an unusual ring might be more abstract than a specific painting. We were contacted by a newly-engaged couple who wanted to incorporate their families’ cultural traditions into their ring – she was from Scotland and wanted it to feature a Celtic motif, while he wanted to use a Paisley design popular in India, where his family originated. They knew that rather than a traditional delicate band, they wanted a broader, more contemporary shape for their ring.


Heritage inspired ring

Pattern sketches

Our first task was to sketch a few options for the shank of their ring, incorporating the two motifs they had in mind.
Pattern Sketches

3D modelling

Once we’ve developed a pattern that met their approval, we went on to model the ring in CAD, shown on right. It was important to ensure that these motifs were slim enough to be delicate, but solid enough to provide structural integrity.
Ring 3D Modelling

Setting the diamonds

Once the CAD was signed off, we went on to make the ring. On the right you can see our setter has marked out hoe he intends to set the small diamonds. He has applied a milgrain edge but has yet to set the central diamond.
Unusual Engagement Rings

I honestly cannot recommend Ingle & Rhode enough

Ben and I knew that we wanted a conflict-free and ethical diamond, and we were so delighted to find Ingle & Rhode (and I was so glad to be part of the process...!) Ellie was so warm and helpful, and clearly passionate and knowledgeable about what she does – we really enjoyed meeting her on several occasions, and she responded to all our questions and requests quickly and with such consideration; we really felt that we were getting a bespoke, personal, 1:1 process. I am beyond delighted with my beautiful Aria ring with my stunning lab-grown diamond – I'm 6 weeks engaged, and still don't stop staring at it in all different lights. Thank you so much Ingle & Rhode - you made the world of difference to us in the months before getting engaged, and we have not stopped telling people about you since.

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Ingle & Rhode were exceptional throughout the whole process

I was purchasing an engagement ring, so I had a lot to learn. Their website is very useful and helps you build your own ring. I also had an appointment for initial discussions and consultations. They were great at talking through options, giving suggestions and advising on ring size. I work overseas and so the logistics were complicated but they were so flexible and helpful. Everything went well and the ring was even delivered to the house. Brilliant follow up service for additional questions and support. Beautiful products and great service.

Kieran Barnes
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Beautiful, ethical jewellery - can't recommend enough!

I am so glad that I found Ingle & Rhode when looking to buy my partner an engagement ring - they are superb, and the products are wonderful.

Buying an ethical ring was really important to my partner and I, and so I was immediately drawn in by Ingle & Rhode - unlike a lot of ethical jewellery companies, their rings are still very contemporary.. which was exactly what my partner wanted!

I had a couple of calls with Ellie during the process, who was so helpful - despite not having a great idea of what to go for, she was decisive and led me towards my own decisions; highly recommend speaking with the team, because they are wonderful (and lovely people too).

Can't recommend using Ingle & Rhode highly enough - my partner loved the ring that I chose, and we would definitely use them again for jewellery in the future.

Tom Gittens
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My experience from start to finish was superb

I have my dream ring which is my 10 year anniversary ring and its STUNNING I can’t stop looking at it. It took about 4 months from start to finish but so worth the wait. We had to find the right diamond and it then had to match my image I had in my head for the setting. From my first phone call to picking up the ring Ellie has been fantastic and very informative along the way. Hayley, the designer was so patient with me going back and forth on design and also had amazing ideas to really elevate the ring. The product and service is truly wonderful so much so I want to buy a new piece every year ( just have to convince the hubby ;) !! Well done team I&R

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Simply stunning!

I have just collected my beautiful bespoke ruby and diamond ring from Ingle & Rhode. The journey started with an email enquiry and a face to face meeting with Natalie, who was so helpful and talked through with me some ideas I already had. This ring isn't an engagement ring but more of a statement piece, and I knew that I wanted to find a product that fitted my ethical & environmental values. Hayley then took over with the design process which was so enjoyable, and I have loved watching and being involved with my ring slowly evolving from 6 initial designs. I was really happy with the final CAD artwork and now that it has been turned into the finished piece, it is simply stunning. I could not be happier with my purchase and would thoroughly recommend Ingle & Rhode to anyone looking for a bespoke design and ethical values for a special piece of jewellery, whatever the occasion. Thank you to the whole team!.

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The Bespoke Experience

If you’d like a ring that’s completely personal to you, then our bespoke design service is the perfect way to bring your vision to life. From the initial design process to the hand finishing by our master craftsmen, we’ll help you to create a uniquely ethical ring that’s right in every way.

  • From £1500
  • Design to delivery in 4-6 weeks
  • Complimentary sketches of potential designs to bring your unique ideas to life
  • Work one-to-one with an I&R designer to create a truly unique masterpiece

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