Unique Engagement Rings

When you're looking for something extra special, shop our selection of unique engagement rings. These out-of-the-box designs take classic components and give them a clever twist, making them one-of-a-kind treasures that last a lifetime. Explore unique engagement ring settings, gemstone rings and handmade details that set these rings apart.


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FAQs about Unique Engagement Rings

A unique engagement ring, also known as a non-traditional engagement ring, is one that marches to the beat of its own drum with the perfect amount of personality. These are rings that often feature unexpected elements such as twisted bands, two tone metals and alternative stones like gemstone engagement rings. They're a departure from classic engagement rings and often include non-traditional elements or designs. Rings with east-west set stones, split shanks or gemstone halos are also beautiful options for unique engagement rings.

The metal you choose for an engagement ring is all about personal preference. Yellow gold engagement rings provide a traditional look that pairs beautifully with faint-colour diamonds. White gold and platinum engagement rings enhance the icy tone of near-colourless or colourless diamonds. When you're looking for something especially romantic or well suited with a vintage-inspired design, rose gold makes a unique choice, as well. Platinum, as always, is the premier metal choice for an engagement ring, since it’s extremely durable, delightfully hefty, and develops a gorgeous patina as it ages.

Many of the unique engagement rings sold at Blue Nile are specifically designed to work with a matching wedding band, making your shopping experience easier.

Not necessarily. In a solitaire engagement ring, the centre stone is the focal point, and many people choose a higher carat weight and quality. Unique wedding rings offer additional style features that can make the centre stone look bigger or clearer.

Unique engagement rings can be bespoke or selected from existing designs. We offer a wide selection of unique engagement ring settings along with custom engagement rings that make the perfect unique ring.

Yes, unique diamond rings are an option for those taking the non-traditional route. While diamonds are a traditional stone for engagement rings, incorporating less traditional elements such as two tone metals, twisted bands or filigree detailing can make the ring more unique.

Unique rings are incredibly varied and often custom. Popular styles include alternative centre stones, twisted bands and two tone engagement rings.

Top Unique Engagement Ring Reviews

Unique Engagement Ring with Princess Cut Diamond Review

A unique ring setting

What an amazing shopping experience! I wanted a ring with a diamond that would set off the room. I knew she wanted a princess cut, set in a unique compass/flag setting. With this, I had to work with a jewellery (Bryan C) to get it accomplished. He worked diligently to ensure the diamond, ring and setting were perfect. After this, he told me that it all can be done and was sent the same week. Blue Nile cut out the pesky sales people at stores and allowed me to get what I wanted. Now it’s finishing up the proposal and ask the big question!!! So excited and thanks again Bryan! Cheers
Chris N. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars

Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring

14k White Gold

NZ$ 810.00

Unique Diamond Engagement Ring Review

Beautiful, dainty ring. Perfect for smaller hands

My ring is white gold with a 0.30 carat diamond. I have smaller fingers and my ring is a size 4.5. I think that it looks really nice on my finger. I did not want anything too flashy with a huge diamond. This ring is perfect. I really love the tapered band, it adds a unique touch to the ring and I find that it accents and compliments the centre diamond beautifully. The six smaller diamonds surrounding the centre diamond jazz up the band nicely and are really eye catching. I also really like that the centre diamond is held by four claws, as opposed to six. This ring is super sparkly, especially in the sun, and it is gorgeous!
Kaitlin B. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars

Petite Diamond Engagement Ring

14k White Gold (1/10 ct. tw.)

NZ$ 1,290.00

Unique Diamond Band and Engagement Ring Review

Elegant and comfortable

I bought this band to accompany my engagement ring. I was worried that it might not fit well (my ring has the same twisted band). It fits beautifully and I have gotten a number of compliments on its unique design. I also do not like wearing rings, but this band (and my accompanying ring) are so comfortable that I wear them all day long without even noticing or fidgeting with them! I highly recommend this product.
Zainab I. - Verified Buyer
Average Customer Rating $5 out of 5 stars

Petite Twist Diamond Eternity Ring

14k White Gold (1/5 ct. tw.)

NZ$ 1,300.00

now: NZ$ 1,040.00


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