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Unique Modern Engagement Rings That Belong in the MoMA

by Molly Jones
Last updated on September 1, 2023
unique modern engagement rings

Sure, we love a round brilliant solitaire diamond engagement ring, but there’s a special place in our hearts for unique modern engagement rings. “Unexpected,” “bold,” and “beautiful” are just a few ways to describe these pieces!

Below, we’ve rounded up eight engagement rings that manage to be unique and timeless, deserving a spot in the Museum of Modern Art.

First, let’s go over what kinds of rings we consider unique and modern engagement rings and what makes them so great in the first place.

What Is a Unique and Modern Engagement Ring?

Unique Modern Engagement Rings: Toi et Moi Ring
The Amelie Ring

A unique engagement ring is a type of engagement ring that is, well, unique. While uniqueness can be subjective from person to person, in general, any engagement ring that falls outside of classic or popular designs is considered unique. This can include:

  • Colored diamonds like pink or blue
  • Unique stone cuts
  • The inclusion of moissanite, sapphire, emerald, or other gemstones
  • Stunning geometric shapes
  • Various unique elements inspired by nature

e”Modern engagement rings” is often considered to be a subgroup within “unique engagement rings.” Modern engagement rings are characteribed by their simplicity and often include diamonds or other precious stones with simple cuts.

Why Are Unique and Modern Engagement Rings So Great?

Unique Modern Engagement Rings:
Unique Engagement Rings

Engagement rings are beautiful and sentimental but sometimes old fashioned. Unique and modern engagement rings can provide a fun spin on typical engagement jewelry. Some have playful accents and others house personalized touches that pay homage to the person wearing them.

Another reason why unique and modern engagement rings are so wonderful? They’re inclusive!

Previously, classic engagement ring designs were only for women. Nowadays, modern engagement rings are for men, women, and everyone in between. With their unique designs and inclusive appeal, unique and modern engagement rings are here to stay!

The Shannon Ring

Unique Modern Engagement Rings: Shannon Ring
Shannon Ring

Play with classic cuts like round brilliant by incorporating a unique bezel setting with playful details–much like the stunning Shannon Ring. Three melee stones trail the center diamond that is nestled flush against a yellow gold band.

This nonbinary ring perfectly combines traditional styles with modern and cool elements to create an engagement ring that is as distinctive as it is unique.

The Kristin Ring

Kristin Ring
Kristin Ring

A much-loved modern cut, oval shapes are perfectly pleasing while providing maximum sparkle and additional length. Thanks to a larger surface area, oval cut diamonds create the illusion of being larger than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight.

And, if your partner loves the sparkle of sequins, they are sure to go ga ga over the Kristin Engagement Ring. A white gold band glistens like moonlight on snow with an oval diamond accented by three marquise shaped stones on either side. This creates a starburst effect.

The Matte Finish Nicky Solitaire Ring

Matte Finish Nicky Solitaire Ring
Matte Finish Nicky Solitaire Ring

Looking for a unique twist on the classic diamond solitaire engagement ring? Look no further than the Matte Finish Nicky Solitaire Ring. This distinctive broad ring features a bezel set center stone set against a brushed metal finish.

Available in yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, and platinum, the Nicky Solitaire manages to effortlessly combine style and beauty with quality materials. Paired with a diamond-studded band or a sleek vintage classic engagement ring, it can be worn as both an engagement ring and a wedding band.

The Entwined Sapphire Halo Ring

Entwined Sapphire Halo Ring
Entwined Sapphire Halo Ring

When you propose to the love of your life, you are effectively entwining your lives together. What better way to demonstrate this than to propose with the Entwined Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring? Rows of vibrant sapphires entwine themselves around the center diamond and add a unique pop of color and visual appeal.

The Entwined Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring features a round brilliant diamond that is surrounded by rows of sapphires to create a dazzling halo effect. With effortless style and delicate details, the Entwined Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring is the perfect engagement ring to represent your love.

The Noemie Ring

Noemie Ring

Engagement rings are modern and wearable works of art, and the Noemie Ring is no exception. This exceptional two stone engagement ring features two stunning diamonds. An oval cut diamond is paired with either a radiant, pear, cushion, emerald, princess, or marquise diamond while a diamond-studded split band draws the double diamonds into a chevron point.

The Noemie Ring is available in yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum to draw the eye downwards towards your partner’s fingers.

The Arielle Solitaire Ring

Arielle Solitaire Ring
Arielle Solitaire Ring

A fun way to take a classic engagement ring and turn it on its head is to reorient the diamond. East West engagement rings do just this by flipping the entire ring around so that the solitaire diamond appears to be coming from the east and pointing to the west, hence the name.

The Arielle features an emerald cut diamond that displays the famed hall of mirrors effect, made possible by the diamond’s step cuts. Step cuts create parallel facets that face inward and create remarkable flashes of light. The result is stunning: a look that is both elegant and fun.

The Aurelia

The Aurelia Ring
The Aurelia Ring

Play with your personal style with an engagement ring that combines the glitter of diamonds with the sensibilities of modern life. A unique half halo of round brilliant melee diamonds combines with a sleek modern bezel setting to create a stunning look that is sure to dazzle and delight.

The Nico Diamond Band

Nico Diamond Band
Nico Diamond Band

The Nico Diamond Band is the perfect nonbinary ring for your partner. With fourteen brilliant channel set diamonds, this bold ring has been crafted for a lifetime of wear.

Available in rose gold, white gold, and yellow gold, the Nico Diamond Band can be worn as both an elegant wedding band and a statement engagement ring.

Find Unique Engagement Rings at Clean Origin

When you find a partner that is as unique as you are, you want to share it with the world. Clean Origin offers a wide assortment of premium lab created diamonds in a variety of styles to ensure that you can find the perfect unique modern engagement ring. So if you’re looking for unique engagement rings, be sure to consider Clean Origin.