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Gemvara is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide!

One thing to know about offbeat sponsor Gemvara is that customization is king. We know a lot of you want your engagement rings to be interesting and have access to lots of metal and gemstone options. It's not all about the diamonds! And the customization is a bit addicting.

The ring above is called the Bouquet Ring and has black diamonds in a platinum setting. A little birdy told me that one of our readers in the past has purchased this ring, and I can totally see why. The black is a little gothic, the platinum is shmancy… but you can always get a lower price and a completely different look by choosing different gems and another metal like gold or silver. Either way, the impact of this cocktail-size ring is obvious.

Recently, we were asked to select our favorite rings in a curated collection of hand-picked awesomeness. I had to spend some serious time to whittle the list down.

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The Madeline ring customized with pear-shaped smoky quartz and peridot resonated with my not-so-secret forest faery inside. And this combination? Only $206. At that price, it rocks for an engagement ring… or you know, anytime someone would want to buy me one. I'm just saying.

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I have completely fallen for the rose gold trend, and this Forget Me Knot ring highlights its loveliness perfectly. For a bride who doesn't want a gem or wants a simple and meaningful band.

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This vintage-inspired engagement ring is called the Charlotte Ring. I've customized it with white gold and green tourmaline since I love the color. What I also love is the flat inside of the band… because Gemvara offers FREE engraving! This ring would be perfect with sweet nothings engraved into it. (Plus, they allow returns on engraved pieces, so you don't have to feel scared ordering it online.)

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I think I took the most time playing around with this little stunner. This Chantilly Ring has a white gold base, an Iolite center stone, and white sapphire and aquamarine (my birthstone, ya'll!) accent stones. I kind of think this one would be a show-stopper, and also perfect for some secret engraving.

Go curate your own collection of favorites and see if a match is made in ring heaven.

Gemvara is offering free shipping on all orders to the United States and Canada! Just design and order your custom jewelry and get it shipped for free.

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Comments on Our 5 favorite customized engagement rings

  1. I had/have an absolutely gorgeous Gemvara ring – the Acadia with a dark garnet, set in silver. I frickin’ lost it somehow, a month ago. MY HEART, SHE BREAKS

  2. My FH just showed me the Lotus ring from Gemvara as a possibility for my ring! My only fear is I can’t tell how tall the ring is. It looks like it sits pretty high off of the finger. Anybody know?

  3. Oh, man. My fiance and I just purchased a Gemvara ring (this: because I can’t wear gloves with my real engagement ring (which is a big deal, since I work and live in a group home – gloves are ALWAYS going on and off) and he really wanted me wearing a ring. Now you have me wishing that I’d bought the Forget Me Not band instead!

  4. Rose gold is on trend? I just bought a rose gold band yesterday for my wedding ring. I always knew I was trendy 😉

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