Disclaimer – I’ve never ordered from any of these jewelers (bc I’m 22 and only been married once… though there’s always anniversaries am I right?), so I cannot recommend based on personal experience, only hear-say.
Alright you, I see you, you’re not like anyone else, so why would you want to have the same ring as everyone else?! If you’re anything like I was about a year ago, you know you’re going to be getting engaged soon and you know you want a unique ring, but you don’t know exactly what that means. AM I RIGHT?
So you’ve done some searching on Pinterest and you’re narrowing it down. Here’s where I come in and show you where you can actually buy these puppies (well, rings, but puppies and rings are almost equally exciting right?!).
Are you a vintage girl?
Tippy Taste, New York, NY @tippytaste on Instagram, has an heirloom collection that updates every season and man, these things are showstoppers. Like, I would have one of these on every finger if I could, but I wouldn’t even need to because just a single one will dazzle you. Check them out if you’re into the vintage engagement ring look.
Or you’re looking for a different colour for your big rock.
Point No Point studio has a huge selection of black diamond engagement rings and salt and pepper diamonds (personal fav). These unique stones matched with some tiny little diamonds around them are stunnnnning. They ethically source their stones and frick, they’re beautiful. How many times am I allowed to say that before it gets repetitive?
Maybe you’re super adventurous and are outdoors CONSTANTLY and just want something that can get a bit beat up.
(Or maybe this is the perfect excuse to buy a second ring, yeah?!)
Enso & Qalo are two different shops that offer silicone rings to hold the place of your wedding rings while you’re out portaging the Muskokas, climbing the cliffs of Milton, or surfing the great lakes (maybe a stretch, but I know a few people that do it). Enso offers a unique birthstone collection, matching the colour of your ring to your birthstone. Qalo has some different patterns and even a bunch of dog ID tags if you’re looking for your adventure pup.
Know exactly what you want, but don’t see it anywhere?
Got a family gemstone that you want to use? Go CUSTOM. Here’s a local spot for ya that does great jewelry work. Twain Designs Toronto, ON.
To add a bit more bling bling to your life
Capucinne Jewelry is based in Europe, but they ship worldwide (and apparently pretty quickly too). These guys have absolutely stunnnning pieces and if you’re serious about this uniqueness business, you’ll want to check them out. On Insta at @capucinnejewelry.
Capucinne Jewelry also has raw diamond rings if you’re into that.
On a budget? (Aren’t we all?)
If at this point you’re like “holy s-word, Sonia, we can’t afford these things” then okay okay, that’s alright! If you’re on a budget, wherever you look, my suggestion is to ask about synthetic diamond options. And if you want the real thing, here’s a budget-friendly option to start you off, beautiful rings starting at $300 USD – Olive Ave Jewelry, @oliveavejewelry.
On a tiiight budget?
If you’re still thinking “wow okay, they’re beautiful, but those are your budget-friendly suggestions?!” then check out Etsy if you haven’t already. Each of these rings featured here are under $1000. Here’s a search to get you started.