Beautifully Odd

Now this looks like a good wedding.  

Take a look at the photo below this paragraph. See anything missing? Like maybe on the far left side of my ring finger? Sigh. (This isn’t actually a huge deal; diamonds that size tend to cost relatively little to replace so long as you’re not a stickler for quality, which I’m not. And besides, Kendrick has weird radar for locating tiny, sparkling things like earring backs and wayward stones, so it’ll probably turn up somewhere.)

Vintage engagement ring with missing stone

Le sigh. 

Every few years, I start thinking I might like to have a different kind of engagement ring. The ring I have now is turning black in spots for some reason (I think some parts of it might not be real gold, while others are), and this is the second time a diamond has fallen out (the first time was a long time ago, though – like 2008). So I troll around on various jewelry websites, fantasizing about maybe this ring or maybe that one…but I always come back to the fact that I love my engagement ring for the story behind it, and it means more to me than a store-bought ring ever possibly could.

And then, a couple of days ago, I spotted this ring on the on the hand of a friend who I follow on Instagram, and was immediately all What is that spectacular thing?! She had tagged the jewelry maker, and I immediately did what I suppose all companies are hoping social media makes you do: went online and started searching for the designer.

The most unusual asymmetrical engagement rings from Mociun

The ring was from a company called Mociun, and oh my goodness, please look at their stuff. Apparently you can buy pre-made rings, or work with the designers to create one-of-a-kind, often asymmetrical, pieces, and to me, this is like the Platonic ideal of what an engagement ring should be: beautiful, unusual, and even a little odd. In other words: completely and totally you.

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P.S. If you’re wondering why this post also contains photos of random models wandering down dusty roads in wedding dresses, it’s because the whole thing pictured here – from the clothing to the vibe to the rings – would be my new personal wedding fantasy, if I were into wedding-fantasizing. Which I’m not, really. But regardless: so pretty.

P.P.S. Just for fun, here are some more offbeat rings (some which work for engagement purposes, others which just work in general) that I love.

Editorial photos from Wildfox Couture.

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