4 Ways To Make Your Engagement Ring Stand Out From The Crowd


Seeking a one-of-a-kind engagement ring? When it comes to engagement rings, we ladies dreams of something unique that we can call our own. Sure, it’s easy to drum up an entire laundry list of must-haves in a ring and go overboard on the details. But honestly (guys listen up) all we want is pretty simple. It has to distinctly represent me and it has to stand out from the crowd.

Translation, don’t give me a ring that’s exactly the same as my gal pal’s ring! Make my ring unique. But make it memorable for the right reasons. When trying to find something that catches the eye, it’s easy to fall succumb to over-the-top bold ring designs or ornately flashy details. So, how do you keep your ring classy and sophisticated all while making it different?

Here are four obscure ring details that will be sure to make heads turn (for the right reasons!) and create some friendly ring envy.

1. The Double Claw Prong

Oh my, what a hidden gem of a detail the double prong is! Thin and delicate. Yet distinct and sophisticated. The double prong is a nod to old world charm. For the same reason why you love your vintage channel purse or why mid-century modern will always look timeless, the double prong never fails to disappoint. It’s one of those minimal details that has a huge impact. Double claw prong rings ooze of class and style. The double prong pairs best with antique shapes and vintage styles. But that doesn’t mean it won’t look great on just about any diamond ring. It’s barely noticeable split will be sure to have your gals talking for days.

Double Prong Cushion Diamond engagement ring

2. A Floating Setting

Distinctive and classy. Floating settings turn heads all for the right reasons. The floating setting takes full advantage of showcasing the goods. It utilizes a tension setting in order to minimize the amount of necessary points of metal contact. In doing so, this setting allows the side facets and bottom cutlet to be fully exposed. The result is breathtaking.

Floating tension setting diamond engagement ring

3. Pierced Openwork

Another great way to distinguish your ring and make it truly yours. When done right, pierced openwork is awe-inspiring. Most commonly seen on the ring carriage, it transforms a ring into a piece of art. It’s one of those things that you can marvel at for hours or even days at time. Openwork is a mesmerizing unique detail that you don’t see often.

pierced openwork engagement ring setting rose gold

4. Meaningful Inscription

Lastly, one personal way to make a ring uniquely yours: include an inscription. It doesn’t matter if it is on the inside or outside of the ring, the key is to keep it personal. Perhaps it’s as simple as your wedding date or maybe it’s the place where he took you on your first date. Keep it about you two and something you’ll cherish forever.

wedding band inscription

These are some of our favorite ways to personalize a ring and make it uniquely yours. We’d love to hear your own suggestions.

Photo credit: Jose Villa, Blush Photography, Erich Mcvey, Google Image