Unconventional Beauty: Embracing the Quirkiness of Ugly Wedding Rings

By  Tommy Peske
Updated on 02/22/24
Unconventional Beauty: Embracing the Quirkiness of Ugly Wedding Rings

Unconventional Beauty: Embracing the Quirkiness of Ugly Wedding Rings

By  Tommy Peske
Updated on 02/22/24

Part of the Wedding

Unconventional Beauty: Embracing the Quirkiness of Ugly Wedding Rings

By  Tommy Peske
Updated on 02/22/24

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.

Why Choose an Ugly Wedding Ring?

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.

The Advantages of Wearing an Ugly Wedding Ring

Choosing an ugly wedding ring has certain benefits that don’t come with conventional wedding rings: 

  • You’ll be unique: You’ll unlikely ever see someone else wearing the same ring as you.
  • It’s an icebreaker: People often comment on an ugly ring, so it’s a great way to start a conversation with a potential new friend or during parties and events.
  • People will assume it’s cheap: Ugly rings are often assumed to be costume jewelry and, therefore, are less likely to be stolen.
  • They’re easily found: If you lose your ring, an ugly style will be quickly identifiable and will be found more quickly.

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings

Hermes Osmose Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: Hermes

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!

David Webb Nail Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: David Webb Nail Ring

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.

1st Dibs Skull Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: 1st Dibs Skull Ring

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! 

1st Dibs Nugget-Style Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: 1st Dibs Nugget-Style Ring

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!

Cynthia Scott Gold and Quartz Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: Cynthia Scott Gold and Quartz Ring

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.

Kochut Dominant Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: Kochut Dominant 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.

Lebrusan Studio Bespoke Cobra Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: Lebrusan Studio Bespoke Cobra Ring

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.

Grave Metallum Tooth Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: Grave Metallum Tooth Ring

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. 

Amazon Smiley Face Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: Amazon Smiley Face Ring

Who wouldn’t smile when seeing this on your finger? 

1st Dibs Gold Sovereign Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: 1st Dibs Gold Sovereign Ring

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?

AB Jewelry NYC Platinum Band

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: AB Jewelry NYC Platinum Band

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 B.Zero1 Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: Bulgari B.Zero1 Ring

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. 

Balenciaga Utility Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: Balenciaga Utility Ring

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.

KaraJewels Men’s Statement Ring

Examples of Ugly Male Wedding Rings: KaraJewels Men’s Statement Ring

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.

Where to Find Cheap Ugly Wedding Rings

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do You Do if You Don’t Like Your Wedding Ring?

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.

Is It OK to Change Wedding Rings?

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? 

Is It Disrespectful to Not Wear Your Wedding Ring?

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.

Why Don’t People Wear Their Wedding Rings Anymore?

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. 

What Does a Dark Wedding Ring Mean?

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.

Want Something a Little Less Ugly?

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. 

Whether you’re searching for the perfect engagement ring cut, or want to understand which ring styles are trending, or how to sensibly finance a ring, we have articles to help.

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