As the saying goes: when you know, you know. This applies to many facets of life, but it also can apply to figuring out if it’s time to pop the question to your partner. Some couples take months before they realize they want to spend the rest of their lives together, while others can take years before they decide to take their relationship to the next level.
When it comes to finding the right ring, though, you may find that none of the rings you check out in jewelry stores look like something your special other would love. A customized ring can get you exactly what you’re looking for, but it is often more expensive than your pre-made rings. Instead of that, why not try to get whimsical-themed engagement rings that are sure to impress your young-at-heart partner. Take a look at some of these examples.
Disney Princess Rings
According to SFCritic.com, not all iconic female Disney characters are princesses. But that didn’t stop Disney from releasing engagement rings in 2018 inspired by some of the most iconic women in Disney, official princess or not. These rings belong to the Enchanted Disney Fine Jewelry Collection at Zales.
Each engagement ring is tastefully inspired by the aesthetic or the women featured in Disney movies. From Belle’s rose to Rapunzel’s golden hair, to the architecture of Princess Jasmine’s city of Agrabah, these rings add a bit of magic and whimsy in your happily ever after. Engagement ring prices range from $1,499 to $8,000, while wedding bands range at $500 to $1,900.
Harry Potter Rings
Now that the oldest millennials are growing older, the Potterheads and fans of those who grew up alongside Harry are now getting married. And for the ultimate Potter fan, what could be better than a Harry Potter-themed ring?
Because there are plenty of Potter fans, you can find jewelers with themed rings and Etsy sellers making their own rings. Give your special Slytherin an emerald and black gold engagement ring to match their Hogwarts House, or get a gold ring featuring the Deathly Hallows to symbolize your love lasts beyond death.
If you’re buying your ring from an online seller and not an authorized jeweler, remember to proceed with caution as you may be paying a diamond price for a cubic zirconia ring. Here’s our previous article on how to spot fake sterling silver to help you check for authenticity.
Game of Thrones Engagement Rings
You might need to pay the gold price for these rings, but they’re worth it if you and your partner enjoy George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. You can find plenty of Game of Thrones engagement rings online on Etsy or Pinterest. If you want to take it a step further and get something beyond the conventional ring, why not get an engagement necklace for your partner instead?
While customized rings are expensive, engraved rings – pre-made rings with the option to have names, dates, or quotes etched onto the band – are more affordable. If your partner is not impressed with material gifts, they’re less likely to want an engagement ring with a rock and will appreciate a simple band with a meaningful engraving etched on it. Plenty of jewelers offer engraving services.
If something was a memorable point in your relationship or is just an inside joke your partner will find funny, consider getting an engagement ring with a preserved item as the main element of your ring instead of your usual gemstone. For example, it is possible to replace your traditional diamond with an authentically preserved snowflake – perfect for couples who cherish the winter season as the time they met. Or if your other half doesn’t mind a large ring, this preserved flower ring may be the one for them.
Also, instead of a traditional diamond, there is an option of a lab-grown diamond, with one of the leaders of the industry being novitadiamonds.com. According to them, you will find no difference between the mined and grown diamonds, but there’s certainly a price gap!
Sound Wave Rings
For those who think engraved rings are overdone, here’s a way to take it to the next level: don’t write the words; instead, get a sound wave of the person’s name, a song, or anything you want. Some sellers even offer engraved rings with a personalized sound wave.
You can opt to send a recording of the sound you want to be displayed on the ring, or you can ask the seller to use a certain song meaningful to you and your partner. Unlike engraved rings, the meaning of the sound waves can remain a secret between you and your partner alone.
And when choosing engagement rings (as well as wedding bands, for that matter), ignore the belief that your wedding ring must cost at least three months’ worth of your salary; if your partner truly loves you, then it doesn’t matter how much the ring costs. However, your partner will definitely appreciate a ring with a lot of thought put into their taste and preferences, even if that ring is very simple or has no gemstone. If their love is real, they will appreciate the gesture more than the ring itself.