If you are planning on popping the question to your better half and want something different to every other round brilliant diamond and solitaire diamond ring out there, we don’t blame you. Nothing says I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you more than with a truly unique engagement ring.
Fortunately, to find inspiration for that truly unique ring that matches the personality and style of your partner best, you don’t need to look further than the internet. As you will see from our guide, there are plenty of great places online where you can find ideas for unique designs and styles, even if you are not an especially creative person.
Although Pinterest may not be the first resource that you think of for finding ideas for your engagement ring, it should be. Even if you took the simple and direct approach of using the search terms “unique engagement rings”, you would find hundreds, even thousands of results of pictures all showcasing engagement rings with unique designs, choices of precious stones and cuts.
It is an especially great resource for inspiration if you are considering having your engagement ring made to your own design. You could use pictures and links found on Pinterest to show Hatton Harden Diamonds who could then build it for you.
Something would be slightly amiss about not mentioning Etsy in our list. After all, sellers on Etsy specialise in unique, handmade, and vintage jewellery. If you have never used it, but are familiar with Amazon Marketplace and eBay, you already know what to expect.
There is no shortage of rings on there. So, we recommend using it for inspiration when creating your own engagement ring design or see the kinds of style and what is possible to create when you work with a custom jeweller, As a form of window shopping for ideas looking at Etsy should be somewhere near the top of your “to-do” list.
When you really think about it, it should make perfect sense to use Instagram to find inspiration for unique and one-off engagement ring designs. Use the search bar and you will find an amazing collection of both Instagrammers’ own engagement rings and the designs and completed pieces by jewellers using the platform to showcase their talents. This is really useful because you can see what rings look like in normal everyday situations and how they look in natural light.
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Another that may not strike you as the best place to find engagement rings is Amazon. Something feels a bit odd, the idea of considering buying an engagement ring on Amazon. However, if you are on a tight budget, just as is the case when you are buying anything else and want a good price, Amazon is a good place to look.
It is an especially good option if you are looking to avoid going the “diamond engagement ring” route, as you will find rings with other precious stones are cheaper, like sapphires, emeralds and even rubies.
Not On the High Street
Another marketplace that works in a similar way to Etsy, featuring individual artisan sellers who design and create their own jewellery, crafts, and other items (often to order and customised). It has a more nuanced feel to it than Etsy, which may be because Not on the High Street feels a little smaller and the list of sellers, more select and curated. There is still a huge amount of difference in the price range of rings, from £5 to £5000, but there are not as many listings to look through, making it easier to see what is on offer.
While window shopping online is a great way to gain experience we suggest that investing in a bespoke piece, is the correct way to go. It ensures that you get exactly what you want at the end which is sure to add a certain magic to the proposal.
We concentrate on creating the best Hatton Garden engagement rings in the whole area having had over 40 years of experience working in the Diamond Trade in London and the Hatton Garden area, When it comes to the right time we are sure to be able to help you find the most stunning and perfect ring. If we can’t help you find one then we will be happy to build the engagement ring to completely bespoke specifications while catering to both of your individual tastes.