4 Unique Alternatives To Traditional Diamond Wedding Rings

If you and your future spouse are shopping for wedding rings, then you might want to consider some options other than traditional wedding bands made of gold and diamonds. There is a wide variety of other stones and materials on the market today that make beautiful and lasting jewelry options.

Here are four alternative options besides the traditional gold and diamond styles:

Alternative #1: Wood Wedding Rings

Craftsmen who work with wood often create amazing rings out of exotic woods. Some of the most popular types of wood used are:

  • ebony
  • ash burl
  • cherry wood
  • rosewood

The wood bands are sometimes inlayed with metals or other woods for a unique look. Gemstones and precious gems can be inlayed into the wood as well or placed in prongs on top of the band.

Alternative #2: Wire Knot Wedding Rings

Metal craftsmen create metal knot rings out of a wide variety of different metals. Some of the most unique amongst them are made from the following recycled metals:

  • decorative silverware 
  • copper wire
  • hardware

In addition, the ring can have a single knot or multiple knots that are stacked on top of each other.

Alternative #3: Silicone Rings

If you or your future spouse often work around tools or machinery, then you should consider wedding rings made from silicone or another non-metallic material. Silicone rings will not catch on machinery and amputate your finger in the same way that metal or wood can. Silicone rings are made in a wide variety of colors and styles. Some of the most unique are swirls of different colors or imprinted with a personal message.

Alternative #4: Tattoo Wedding Rings

If neither you nor your future spouse like to wear jewelry, then tattoo wedding rings are a perfect solution! The tattoo artist can create a custom design for each of your ring fingers that has a special meaning for both of you. You can make the design as simple or complicated as you want. One fun idea is to tattoo the date you were married on your ring fingers.


If you and your future spouse are interested in exploring your options for wedding rings that are not made of traditional gold and diamonds, then you should speak with a sales representative at your local jewelry store like B And A Jewelers. They can advise you of all of your options and answer any questions that you may have about buying and caring for wedding rings of all types.