Beyond Tradition: Your Guide to Unique Engagement Rings

Written by: Sandra Greenberger



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We are all about the unique here at Leskes, with custom-made jewellery being what we are known for most. So, it makes sense that we are big on 
engagement rings that break tradition and are eye-catching and unconventional. If you're seeking a symbol of love that breaks away from the ordinary, exploring unique cuts, rare gemstones, and distinctive settings could be your ticket to everlasting romance. With so many options to explore, let’s dive into the world of custom engagement rings and wrap our heads around the possibilities at your fingertips. Read on and dip your toes into a sea of possibilities.

💡 Did you know

In ancient times, the Romans believed the vein in the fourth finger on the left hand ran directly to the heart. They nicknamed it vena amoris- “vein of love”. It made perfect sense to demonstrate a couple's love of one another by placing the wedding ring on that finger

selection guide

Unique cuts

What better way to differentiate yourself from the crowd than by mixing it up and changing the cut. There are so many different ways to cut a stone, that the possibilities are endless. Here are a few of our fave styles, that are not only on trend but also just showstopping and unique. 

  •  Kite : A daring and geometric cut that adds an edgy flair to traditional designs.

  • Hexagon: Embrace the allure of symmetry with a hexagonal-shaped diamond, exuding modern elegance.

  •  Calf : Uniquely shaped with rounded edges, offering a soft and romantic silhouette.

  • Trapezoid: Make a statement with a trapezoid-cut diamond, featuring bold and angular lines.

  •  Bullet : Sleek and streamlined, the bullet cut adds a touch of sophistication to any setting.

  •  Lozenge : With its elongated shape and rounded corners, the lozenge cut offers a fresh take on classic designs.

  •  Briolette : Intricately faceted and delicately suspended, the briolette cut captivates with its timeless beauty and movement.
With endless possibilities, selecting just the right cut is the first step to creating the foundation for your unique custom engagement ring.

❤️ The general assumption is that all nations wear this ring the same way. Nothing is farther from the truth.

The people from the USA, Canada, UK and France wear the ring on the left hand. Those from Russia or India wear it on the right hand. ❤️

Rare gemstones

Diamonds may be a girls best friend, but these days who just wants one bestie, we want a squad. So, while diamonds are timeless, there are not only different kinds of diamonds, but also a whole world of precious gems just waiting to adorn your fingers and toes and everything inbetween. Our staff favourites include:

  • Salt and Pepper Diamonds: In shades of grays and blacks, salt and pepper diamonds offer a captivating alternative to traditional white diamonds. Their unique coloration and natural inclusions add character and charm to any ring, making each piece as individual as your love story.

  • Oregon Sunstone: Radiating warmth and luminosity, Oregon sunstone captures the colors of the sunset in its unique inclusions.

  • Moonstone: With its ethereal glow and mystical allure, moonstone evokes a sense of magic and enchantment.

  • Montana Sapphire: Known for its rich blue hues and exceptional clarity, Montana sapphire adds a touch of sophistication to any setting.

Distinctive settings

From east to west settings to offset marquise designs, the design of your ring is totally up to you. Gone are the days of the solitaire, although still gorgeous, the world of settings has expanded, and if you can dream it, we can make it. We love to push the boundaries of tradition and play with your precious gems until we create a piece as unique as you. Let’s explore the world of settings that push the boundaries of tradition, and will have your sparkles standing out from the crowd:

  • 3 Stone Claw: Make a statement with a three-stone setting featuring claw prongs, symbolizing the past, present, and future of your love.

  • Bezel: Embrace modern simplicity with a bezel setting, which encircles the gemstone with a sleek metal border for added security and style.

  • Pave: Add a touch of sparkle with a pave setting, featuring tiny diamonds set closely together to create a dazzling effect.

  • Halo: Frame your center stone with a halo of smaller diamonds or gemstones, enhancing its brilliance and creating a stunning visual impact.

  • Gypsy: Make a bold statement with a gypsy setting, where the gemstone is flush with the band, creating a seamless and distinctive look.

  • Flush: Achieve a sleek and minimalist aesthetic with a flush setting, where the gemstone sits level with the band for a smooth and understated finish.

Ethically Grown Stones

For those seeking an eco-friendly alternative to natural diamonds, consider ethically grown stones such as moissanite. These lab-created gems offer the same brilliance and durability as natural diamonds, with the added benefit of sustainable sourcing and transparent origins. The same goes for diamonds. There is so much resistance to lab-grown diamonds, with people not realising that they are just the same as real diamonds, grown under conditions that resemble what would happen in nature. Think of them like flowers grown in a greenhouse, versus flowers grown in the wild. Another added bonus is that you get so much more value for money, meaning you can have a larger diamond, or perhaps, the same size you thought you could afford, paired with some pink and blue argyles to create a real statement piece. 

Our stones are all hand-selected, and ethically sourced. Sandra, the owner and creative behind each of our custom designs goes to great lengths to ensure the quality and magnificence of each and every stone that graces our showroom.

the setting is everything

offset designs and sand casted bands

Offset engagement ring settings break from tradition with their unique design, where the center stone is not placed in the middle of the band but instead is set slightly to one side. This contemporary setting creates an eye-catching asymmetry, offering a fresh, modern twist on classic engagement rings. Perfect for those who cherish individuality and style, offset settings can highlight a variety of diamond shapes and sizes, making each ring a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. This setting not only stands out for its aesthetic appeal but also symbolises the unique journey of love each couple shares.

Sandcasted bands bring a unique, earthy charm to engagement rings with their textured, organic finish. Crafted by pouring molten metal into a sand mold, each ring showcases an unreplicable rustic beauty, making every piece a one-of-a-kind. Perfect for those who value individuality and the natural artistry of imperfections, sandcasted bands embody the raw elegance of nature in their design

In the world of engagement rings, the possibilities are endless. Whether you're drawn to unconventional cuts, rare gemstones, or distinctive settings, the key is to create a ring that speaks to your unique style and love story. So, dare to be different and let your ring be a reflection of your extraordinary journey together. If you can imagine it, we can create it. 

We can’t wait to see you soon!