21 Wonderfully Unique Engagement Rings That Make Marriage Seem Fresh And New Again

Presumably by the time your significant other asks you to marry them (or vice versa) you both are at least fairly confident that the answer is going to be “yes”. But the act of proposing such a monumental commitment to another human is admittedly a huge act of vulnerability, so even know someone will likely say yes doesn’t make the asking any less terrifying.

So here’s some insurance, just in case you need a little incentive to seal the deal: a round-up of some of the coolest engagement rings around, for guys and gals. If you’re looking for something quirky, this is a good place to start. A few of these rings I would say yes to regardless of whether or not I actually knew the person offering it to me. That right there is a testament to the kind of commitment these awesome rings inspire. (Or an indication that I maybe need to shift my priorities.)

Some of them are super sweet, some of them are ridiculously (and awesomely) geeky, but all of them are unique. Which is important, because if this is going to be the start of your new life together, you better off with a bang. You got to find a way to say to the world, “Yes, this is the person I choose to spend the rest of my life with, and we also happen to have kickass taste in jewelry.”

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Waka Waka Waka

For a couple whose love is as epic and everlasting as Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man (happily married for 32 years!), this ring is the perfect fit.

Pac Man Ring, Etsy, $80

You Can Tell Everybody This Is Your Song

These wedding bands are etched with your wedding song, and engraved with your favorite lyrics on the inside.

Personalized Music Ring, Etsy, $379

The Girl Who Waited

For the edgier Doctor Who fan, this ring is a miniature replica of the infamous crack in Amy Pond’s wall. Because getting married is basically like falling into another dimension, right? (We like this one better.)

Crack In Space And Time Ring, Etsy, $156

Bippity Boppity Boo

Which Disney princess are you? I mean, none of them, probably, which is a good thing. But also ALL OF THEM, if you play your cards right and snag every one of these Disney princess inspired engagement rings.

Disney Princess Rings, disneyengagementrings, price varies

I Choose You!

Now that you’re getting married, you’re each other’s starter Pokemon. (That sounded more romantic in my head).

Pokeball Ring, Etsy, $25,000

A Handy Ring

For your favorite fixer-upper because nothing says “eternal love” like the implication that you accept them for the broken mess they are?

Wrench Ring, Etsy, $185


The Harry Potter generation might be growing older, but it’ll take a hell of a lot more than an Elder wand to make us grow up.

Deathly Hallows ring, Etsy, $29.50

"I Love You"

The etches on these rings are personalized sound waves of your partner saying “I Love You” to you. Huh. Wonder what happens if you scream it?

Sound Wave rings, Etsy, $445

Press Start

For that special someone who turns you on. (Get it? GET IT?)

Power Button ring, Etsy, $238

Marriage: the final frontier.

The Enterprise has never looked more glamorous.

Star Trek ring, Etsy, $595

In a galaxy not so far away ...

Of course, we can’t do a Star Trek ring without a Star Wars one.

Han Solo and Leia rings, Etsy, $90

I Mustache You A Question

Because you’re too unconventional for a round ring. Also because you someday you might need to punch a purse thief in the face, and this is the perfect way to mess them up.

Square mustache ring, Etsy, $48

Sink Your Teeth Into This

Turns out vampires really DO sparkle.

Vampire rings, Bittersweet NY, $800

A Microscopic Love

Now you can really have your special someone anywhere you go!

Photo Projector Ring, Luke Jerram (unlisted)

New York, New York!

For the couple that never sleeps … (insert winky face here), now you can pay homage to the city that never sleeps.

City Skyline rings, Etsy, $10

Put A Finger On Your Finger

This is an EXCELLENT personalized ring, unless you’re Bonnie and Clyde, in which case you probably shouldn’t have something as incriminating as a gold emblazoned record of your fingertips lying around.

Fingerprint and handwriting ring, Etsy, $1691

Come Again?

Confuse all your friends AND be super adorable with this binary code ring, which holds a secret message only you and your fellow nerds can decipher.

Binary Code Ring, greenkarat, $1300

It's Getting Hot In Here

This ring has your anniversary programmed in and has the decency to heat up when it gets closer to the date. Now you can hit the Hallmark store an hour before dinner instead of taking a “bathroom break” and sprinting to do it during your meal!

Remember Ring, Alaska Jewelry, $760

A New Event Horizon

The best part about this Stargate inspired wedding band? The chevrons on it actually spin. WHUT.

Stargate ring, Wedding Band Design, $1230

Another Realm, Anyone?

You’ll be honeymooning in Zora with this Zelda-inspired ring.

Legend of Zelda ring, Etsy, $805

Have No Fear

Can’t decide on a ring? This is the procrastinator’s dream. Seriously, though, if you don’t know what ring to get, pick one out together later – and maybe use this one with a sweet little note as a placeholder in the meantime.

Note Ring, Images Jewelers, unlisted