Design House's Guide to Nontraditional Engagement Rings

Design House's Guide to Nontraditional Engagement Rings

As wedding season approaches, the team at Design House is reflecting on all things lovey dovey. Pandemic or not, people are falling in love and celebrating their commitments to spending the rest of their lives together. We’re grateful and appreciative to have been a part of dozens and dozens of happily ever afters over the years, from creating one-of-a-kind engagement rings to recreating family heirlooms into bridal pieces. 

We’re taking a look back at some of our more nontraditional engagement rings that left a special, sparkling place in our hearts! Want to know more about our custom engagement ring process? Stop by our jewelry studio at 319 S. 4th St, send a text to (254) 717-7431, or visit our custom jewelry page to learn more.



Stunning Sapphire

When Brady requested a sapphire instead of the traditional diamond for an engagement ring, we knew this was going to be a piece to remember. This gorgeous sapphire has such incredible light play that it’s hard to distinguish if the stone is a deep blue or green. Photos really can't do it justice!

A rare and memorable stone, the classic design that encapsulates it is as elegant and timeless as the wonderful woman who wears it. Kim and Brady made an amazing choice with this design - this is one for the books! 


Elegant Emerald

Our very favorite things to do are to work with color and make people’s jewelry dreams come true, so when Martin approached us to help him design and create a beautiful emerald engagement ring, we were on board from the beginning.

Working with birthstones in engagement rings is unforgettable and thoughtful, while adding fun color to the mix. Birthstones are a wonderful option for couples who are looking for something unique and nontraditional for their engagement pieces.


Marvelous Marquise

When Christine and Larry visited our new studio, they knew without a shadow of a doubt that they wanted to recreate this amazing teal topaz ring we designed into their own memorable engagement ring. Christine was able to work directly with Linda to pick out her own marquise diamond, and the rest is magical history!

While diamonds are traditional in engagement rings, the shape and design of Christine’s incredible ring is anything but. And this dazzling ring matches her dazzling personality! 

Branches Band

Jessica and Floyd LOVE spending time outdoors and on adventures, so they knew they wanted some elements of nature incorporated in Jessica's custom engagement ring. Our Branches ring is a fan favorite, so we showed Floyd our tree like details and he was on board. Floyd and Jessica both work at our favorite neighborhood coffee shop, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, so we wish our downtown neighbors the very best in their engagement and marriage!

Whether you’re dipping your toe into the bridal waters or ready to get started on your very own custom engagement ring, our team of expert goldsmiths are thrilled to be included in that process. Stop by our studio Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm to look at our current engagement ring selections or to get started designing your very own.

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