Every girl dreams of a beautiful engagement ring she’ll love wearing. Unfortunately, not all engagement rings are like that; some simply look better hidden in a drawer than on your finger. Here’s a list of the top 30 ugliest engagement rings of 2023.
1. Aquamarine Engagement Ring
Who doesn’t love the aquamarine-red gold combination featured in this ring? The stones’ beauty is undeniable. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really blend well with the red metal. This ring looks more like a prop from a sci-fi movie than an engagement ring.
2. Triple Raw Engagement Ring
This ring may be your significant other’s dream ring. That is, if she’s a hardcore fan of salt mines, because it looks like a cluttered mess of rock and salt held together by a piece of metal. If you want the wedding to happen, I recommend staying away from this ring.
3. White Rough Diamond Engagement Ring
The ring’s center stone is a rough white diamond that looks like a melted jellyfish, and the side stones look like distorted eyes. I’m sure some ladies would love this ring, but 99% probably wouldn’t.
4. Cement Engagement Ring
I get that unique engagement rings are eye-catching, but this one is just wrong. This ring looks like a piece of cement with weird-looking “stones.”
5. Three-Stone Engagement Ring
This ring looks like it’s made for a Barbie doll. Although the rubies look great, the entire ring looks like every 13-year-old girl’s dream.
6. Amethyst Engagement Ring
The ring’s center stone is a beautiful amethyst that would look much better in a different setting. The black band with zirconia doesn’t do it justice and makes the ring look weird.
7. Skull Engagement Ring
This ring would look beautiful if it weren’t for the two black skulls on each side of the center stone. And since skulls aren’t exactly the best motive for an engagement ring, this is a no-no for me.
8. Watermelon Engagement Ring
I’m not saying this ring is hideous; the design is very interesting. I’m just saying the ring wouldn’t be the first choice for most brides-to-be, so if you’re considering getting this one for your significant other, you should think again.
9. Tourmaline Engagement Ring
Am I the only one who sees the mirror from Snow White in this ring? Don’t get me wrong, some ladies love this jewelry style, but most don’t.
10. Spider Engagement Ring
The giant spider-inspired ring looks scary. Even if your bride-to-be likes spiders, she probably doesn’t want an engagement ring with that motif. If you’re looking to avoid the ugliest engagement rings, then steer clear of anything remotely similar.
11. Coral Black Onyx Engagement Ring
This black onyx ring is definitely different, but I’d say it’s not the best choice for an engagement ring. Its coral-like design may be a bit too much.
12. Fox Engagement Ring
If you want to know how an engagement ring shouldn’t look, this is it. Unless your significant other loves foxes, this ring isn’t a great choice for an engagement.
13. Cluster Floral Engagement Ring
The ring features impressive floral motives that are bound to catch everyone’s eye. Unfortunately, the first thing that most people would notice isn’t the design but the size. This ring is huge and looks way out of proportion.
14. Snake Engagement Ring
Unless you’re trying to tell your future bride that she’s a snake (which I highly recommend not to do), this ring is not a great choice. In fact, it’s best to stay away from most animal-inspired rings.
15. Yellow Carnation Engagement Ring
I can say this confidently: no bride-to-be would fall in love with this engagement ring. It would maybe look great on a cake, not on your future fiancée’s (or pretty much anyone’s) finger.
16. Boho Engagement Ring
If your significant other likes huge, impractical jewelry with pointy edges, this is the right engagement ring for the job. To make it easier for you, I can tell you that most brides don’t like such jewelry.
17. Red Green Plant Engagement Ring
Unless your future fiancée is a hardcore succulent fan, this engagement ring is a terrible idea. Well, even if she is a succulent fan, she probably won’t like this ring.
18. Statement Red Engagement Ring
This piece of jewelry definitely makes a statement: that you did a poor job choosing the right engagement ring. It’s just too chunky and pointy.
19. Modern Geometric Engagement Ring
Geometric rings may be popular, but this one is a bit too much, especially for an engagement ring. I can hardly imagine someone would wear this every day.
20. Chunky Statement Engagement Ring
If you think your bride-to-be would like this, I’ll have to disappoint you and say she wouldn’t. This ring looks like it came from a landfill.
21. Africa Map Engagement Ring
This Africa-inspired ring would be perfect if it were about five times smaller. But since it’s not, it just looks weird.
22. Geometric Chunky Engagement Ring
I’m not sure what this ring represents, but I am sure 99% of ladies won’t be thrilled if you pop the question and give them this. Two gold pans aren’t the best motif for an engagement.
23. Round Engagement Ring
This is another example of a ring that would be a great engagement ring if it were much smaller. Unfortunately, it’s giant and very impractical.
24. Mesh Engagement Ring
If it were a bit (or a lot) smaller, this ring would be ideal. Now it looks like a giant ball of mesh wire and isn’t exactly the most attractive piece of jewelry.
25. Wrinkled Engagement Ring
Ouch! I can’t find the right words for this ring. It will catch everyone’s eye, but not in a good way, trust me. Please, please, don’t buy this ring for your future bride.
26. Mac and Cheese Engagement Ring
This ring can be a funny present for your bride-to-be, especially if she loves mac and cheese. As you can (hopefully) assume, this ring is far from an ideal engagement ring. Funny or not, this is certainly one of the ugliest engagement rings on this list.
27. Halloween Engagement Ring
Ahhh, is there anything better than an engagement ring inspired by horror movies? The answer is yes. Any ring is better than the one featuring a fictional serial killer’s mask.
28. Spike Engagement Ring
When we say “engagement ring,” most don’t think of spikes. Well, this ring has three spikes, and while the design is interesting, it’s not very engagement-appropriate.
29. Wooden Engagement Ring
This ceramic ring looks like it had been taken from a piece of furniture, and it’s definitely not every girl’s dream. I’d suggest you think twice before getting this for your bride.
30. Owl Engagement Ring
Even if your future fiancée loves owls, this ring isn’t the best choice for your engagement. The eyes look creepy, and “creepy” isn’t an adjective that should describe an engagement ring. Not only is this ring one of the ugliest engagement rings, but it’s also one of the most unsettling.
Talk to an Expert Consultant
An engagement ring should leave your future bride speechless but in a good way. The ones featured on this list would definitely make an impression, but it’s not the kind of impression you’d hope for. If you’re not sure what ring to get for your significant other, I recommend talking to an expert. They’ll be able to help you with your decision and get your bride-to-be the ring that matches her style.
How did I get here and wth is this :_(
My bf in preschool proposed with a ring pop and honestly that’s better than these. Crumpled gold foil?? Really? Ugh.