By Åse Anderson
If the traditional white diamond on a simple gold band leaves you cold, join us as we step into the Technicolor world of unique engagement rings that lean firmly on the avant-garde side of design.
“One style fits all” is an out-dated concept when it comes to buying a jewel that you will hopefully wear for the rest of your life, so don’t be afraid to break the mould. We have compiled a selection of unusual engagement rings that are the perfect choice for brides who want to stand out from the crowd.
The Repossi engagement rings in bright fuchsia are a colourful take on a refined and elegant design. Part of a limited edition Repossi jewellery collection launched earlier this year, the rings are crafted from rhodium-plated white gold and set with a brilliant-cut diamond solitaire with further diamonds around the double band.
With a creative approach honed by his Franco-American background, James Taffin de Givenchy’s jewellery designs merge the rich cultural heritage of his native France with the pared-down modernity of New York City where he now resides. Taffin jewellery is renowned for its vibrant one-of-a-kind pieces that combine coloured gemstones with unusual materials such as rubber and ceramic. These unique engagement rings, set with a yellow or purple sapphire or green diamond centre stone, feature colourful ceramic that contrasts beautifully with the rose or green gold.
Simply entitled “I Do”, the new collection from G by Glenn Spiro jewellery was inspired by the perceived dearth of unique engagement rings available in the world of high-end jewellery. Father and son team Glenn and Joseph aim to redress this balance with a collection of unusual engagement rings crafted from the brand’s signature metal, titanium. Classic solitaire diamonds, in cuts ranging from round brilliant to pear, marquise and emerald, are set on titanium bands covered with pavé diamonds or in gleaming metallic shades of blue, cognac, green or pink. Explaining the thinking behind the collection, Glenn Spiro said: “Engagement rings are designed to mark an incredibly special occasion, but they’ve become quite uniform. We wanted to create something much more surprising and unique.”
Inspired by Morocco’s capital of chic and its fusion of Eastern and Western influences, the Marrakech collection by Noudar jewellery features colourful enamel solitaires in hues that range from vivid to pastels. Offering a unique take on the traditional engagement ring, the handmade rings are set in yellow or white gold with diamonds that range in size from 0.5ct to 3ct.