As far as wedding jewelry goes, it’s safe to say the engagement ring is usually the star of the show. It’s sparkly, shiny, and gets all the attention from the moment you get engaged.
We think it’s time to change all that and give wedding rings the spotlight.
The problem is, the average wedding ring is exactly that: average and just a smidge boring. A plain metal band doesn’t really spark joy or excitement, does it?
Enter the ugly wedding ring!
Stay with us here. Yes, some rings are hideous, but with the right style and aesthetic, they can actually look pretty awesome. Best of all, you get to have fun and be unique.
So, shove convention aside and pick something that stands out. We say the uglier, the better!
Here’s a rundown of some of the ugliest engagement rings and wedding rings money can buy.
Ugly wedding rings are subjective. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what may be unattractive to one person could perfectly suit the aesthetic of another.
If you have a particularly unique style, a conventional, beautiful ring won’t reflect that. Therefore, you need to search outside the box to find rings that match your look.
And who wants to look like the rest of the world, anyway? When there’s so much choice, why not go for something different, something unique, and something, well, ugly? After all, you’re (hopefully) going to wear your ring for the rest of your life, so you may as well make the most of it.
Choosing an ugly wedding ring has certain benefits that don’t come with conventional wedding rings:
Hermes is a respected luxury fashion brand, so its rings are in hot demand. While this ring certainly isn’t the ugliest on the list, its shape is still quite clunky. We think it’ll probably be uncomfortable, but it would definitely blend in seamlessly with a biker or rocker style. At $560, it’s also a steal!
A gold nail wrapped around your finger is certainly a unique style, and if you’re a lover of DIY or carpentry, this could be the statement piece you’re looking for. However, at $4,400, you might be better off finding a nail from your toolbox and making one yourself.
This ring will be perfect for your big day if you’re into the occult or Halloween vibes. Made from silver, with garnet stone eyes, this little fella stares right into your soul!
This is one seriously ugly engagement ring. It’s a hot mess of yellow gold and diamonds. Wearing it would certainly give your finger a good workout!
Another super chunky ring, this gold and quartz affair is for those who like to be a little extra with their jewelry. We like all this ring’s separate elements but thrown together, and they create one expensive ($4,600) and ugly ring.
If you have a spare $11,436, this gold and rhodium ensemble is a premium choice, with its yellow diamond details and a prominent emerald.
The ever-popular snake ring is worn by millions of teenagers and goths across the planet. Despite its popularity, it’s still pretty ugly, and dare we say it — a bit of a cliché — but it’s still a great wedding ring for certain styles.
This ring is certainly not for the faint-hearted. A ring made from real human teeth will be a conversation starter. You have to supply the teeth for this custom, made-to-order ring, and we’re not asking where you’re getting them.
Who wouldn’t smile when seeing this on your finger?
Loved by the elite and secret societies, the sovereign ring is a staple among men of a certain age. It’s chunky, solid, and heavy, and most certainly ugly. Perhaps it’s time to bring it back into style?
Believe it or not, this cheap-looking, wonky ring is made from platinum and costs a cool $1,400 — not that anyone will ever realize it. At least no one will try to steal it from you!
Bulgari is a luxury household name for jewelry, and when you think of diamonds, you think of Bulgari. However, the brand isn’t short on ugly designs. Take this ring, for example.
Another highly impractical choice, this ring is from Balenciaga, home of weird and wonderful fashion. The dangling circular element will probably catch on just about anything.
If you want to make a big statement, it doesn’t get bigger than this. This gigantic topaz ring will catch everyone’s eye. The cumbersome design might suit a wizard or warlock, and at $175, it’s an absolute bargain.
Ugly wedding rings are pretty easy to come by, and there’s something to suit all budgets. However, if you need to rein in your wedding costs, plenty of ugly rings are available at a low price.
Etsy is a great place to look, with lots of choices. Plus, shopping with Etsy means you’ll be supporting small, independent businesses.
Alternatively, search for “men’s statement ring” online, and you’ll find many wedding rings, engagement rings, and more that fit the “ugly” aesthetic. We’ve found options from Amazon, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s at very affordable prices.
If you decide your wedding ring isn’t for you, you can return it to the store or exchange it. If that isn’t possible, you could have the stones removed and reset into a new band or have the metal reshaped into a new design.
You might want to change your wedding ring for many reasons, and it’s perfectly acceptable to do so. If you are sentimental about the original ring, why not incorporate any stones or some of the metal into a new design?
It’s not disrespectful to not wear your wedding ring, but it is important to communicate with your partner about why you are no longer wearing it. As long as you both understand and respect the reasons, it isn’t a problem.
Many people choose not to wear their wedding rings, and there are many reasons why. The ring could be impractical, unsafe for work, or uncomfortable, or the individual may not enjoy wearing jewelry.
A dark-colored wedding ring represents resilience, courage, and strength. The color also symbolizes love prevailing during dark times and a promise to never give up on one’s partner.
We perfectly understand if the ugly aesthetic isn’t for you. And not all engagement rings have to be sparkly and showy, either.
At The Groom Club, we celebrate everyone’s unique styles and individuality. That’s why we’re on a mission to provide great information and insights for every type of groom.