Why Emily Ratajkowski's Unique Wedding Ring Is the Inspiration You Need

Updated 09/13/19
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Remember when Emily Ratajkowski got married to producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in a $200 mustard yellow Zara pantsuit at New York's City Hall in late February 2018? Ratajkowsk had famously opened up about the couple's sporting strikingly bare-boned engagement gold rings made from an ounce of melted gold bought the night before their wedding.

"We made our actual rings," the model and actress had told Jimmy Fallon in April 2018. "We walked into Chinatown and bought an ounce of gold, and he was like, 'We'll melt down the gold to make the rings.' [Bear-McClard] ended up going to some store in Midtown and met this nice man, who was like, 'I know how to do that.' So we came into his studio after hours and actually hammered them out, the whole thing, used a little blowtorch. And they were supposed to be temporary rings, but now I'm very attached, and I really don't want to get rid of it. I feel like making it yourself—could it be more personal?" If you missed it, here's a glimpse of her engagement ring on her wedding day.

And just five months later, in July of 2018, Ratajkowski took to her Instagram to share her considerable ring upgrade. Layered underneath the original gold band now sits a jaw-dropping wedding ring featuring two sizable stones—one, a princess-cut diamond, and the other, a massive pear-shaped diamond. True to form, the couple designed the new ring together, according to her response to an Instagram comment. "We did together!" she said to one inquirer. "One ring with two stones! The gold band is separate though, my wedding band," she clarified to another, who asked if it was two separate rings. See her gorgeous wedding ring below.

If you're looking for an equally unique engagement ring, we have seven picks for you.

Monique Pean engagement ring
Monique Péan European-Cut White Diamond Ring $22650
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How unique is that curved band and can we please chat about the size of the stunning stone?

Guilin Octagon Ring with Garnet and Diamonds in 18K Gold
David Yurman Guilin Octagon Ring with Garnet and Diamonds in 18K Gold $1500
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From the stunning ruby-hued gemstone to the beautiful gold band to the tiny accompanying diamonds, this unconventional wedding ring isn't for the faint-hearted.

14K White Gold South Sea Cultured Pearl and Diamond Ring
Tara Pearls Oscar Collection White South Sea Pearl Ring $2065
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Elegant yet so unique, this pearl and diamond beauty is an absolute keeper.

YAMA engagement ring
YAMA Engagement Ring $10650
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If you love striking jewelry pieces, then this wedding ring has your name written all over it.

Hueb Moldura ring
Hueb Moldura Ring $5400
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From the shape of the diamond to the detailing in the gold, an art deco lover is going to have major heart eyes for this unique and stunning ring.

Diamond Cluster Beaded Ring in 14K White and Rose Gold
Bloomingdale's Diamond Cluster Beaded Ring in 14K White and Rose Gold $2500 $900
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Imagine this beautiful band sultry snaking around while the beautiful diamond flowers sit delicately atop your ring finger?

Ouroboros 18K Gold Square Moonstone Ring
Ouroboros 18K Gold Square Moonstone Ring $2180
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If you're looking for an unconventional gemstone for your wedding ring, consider the beautiful yet subtle moonstone. The unique shape of this ring and the solid gold detailing make this a keepsake to be passed down generations.

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