11 Geeky Wedding & Engagement Rings

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We’ve featured geeky wedding invitations, nerdy wedding dresses, funny wedding photos and more, but now it’s time to enjoy delightfully dorky wedding rings – and a few nerdy engagement rings as well.

1. Made From A Meteorite

Redditor Laporkenstein custom-made his wedding band from a meteorite and nickel tooling steel. While the end result is absolutely gorgeous, the fact that he actually made it himself and posted a gallery of the steps speaks volumes about his dedication.

2. Totally Sci-Fi

Speaking of rings that are “out of this world,” this great sci-fi ring by Engraver’s Café user Harpuahound features three different means to traverse the stars – be it through time and space with the TARDIS, where no man has gone before in the Enterprise, or in real life with the space shuttle.

3. Star Wars

If you think this ring looks like it belongs at the base of a light saber – you’re right. The concept art for the Star Wars films by Joe Johnston, Ralph McQuarrie and Ryan Church was precisely what inspired Redditor Homerliwag in his quest for a great Star Wars ring. He really captured the style perfectly.

4. TARDIS

Wedding rings are supposed to represent the love shared by a couple, but really, that love should be much bigger than a mere ring. That’s why this TARDIS wedding ring, created by Tumblr user Pathetic Peripatetic, works so well - because everyone know it’s far bigger on the inside.

5. Zelda Triforce

Jennifer, aka DeviantArt user ushiyasha, designed this Zelda-themed ring in Photoshop and then had it custom-made by the good folks over at Roger & Hollands. While she had a few criticisms about some of the slight changes the jewelers made, I think it turned out pretty great. Here's the original design, for comparison:

6. A LEGO Brick

While you might be a little disappointed that the bride doesn’t have a matching LEGO ring that clicks into the groom’s, the fact that the ring has working pegs and that the groom, musician Tyler Walker, attached a Minifig couple to the ring during the reception certainly makes up for that. I can’t wait until the couple has kids and he’ll undoubtedly have all kinds of fun things built right on his hand.

7. Soundwaves

Ever wish your wedding band could incorporate loving whispers to your partner? These soundwave wedding rings by Japanese designer Sakura Koshimizu can. The great thing is that, while anyone can engrave words into a wedding ring, these etchings actually represent the unique inflections found in your spouse’s voice when he or she whispers those special words.

8. A Phonograph Recording

Of course, if you really want to capture your love’s voice, you’ll probably want to be able to play the phrase back somehow. With that in mind, this phonograph ring by artist Luke Jerram is the ultimate in voice-recording wedding ring technology. In case you’re wondering what the particular message recorded on Jerram’s wife’s ring happens to be, it is Luke’s proposal: “Shelina, I'll love you forever. Marry Me!” Edison would be proud.

9. Star Trek Engage

Okay, this one may be an engagement ring rather than an actual wedding band (although you could really use it as either), but if you love puns, then that’s even better since you can use so many great “engage” puns with this lovely Trekie ring created by Etsy seller VaLaJewellery.

10. A Decepticon

While all engagement rings are so much more than a mere piece of jewelry given everything they symbolize, this Transformers ring, custom designed by DeviantArt user Fire-Readhead‘s fiancé and crafted by DeviantArt user TheBoog17, is more than meets the eye by every definition of the phrase.

11. Indiana Jones’ Whip

Redditor Homerliwag (the same gent who created the Star Wars ring above) wanted to get his gal the perfect engagement ring to suit her interests. Unfortunately, he also wanted to propose on 11/11/11 and he just wasn’t able to find a suitable ring on time, so instead he proposed that day and filled the ring box with a small bag of sand and told her that Indiana Jones must have stolen her treasure.

Since his girlfriend was a huge Indiana Jones fan, the excuse not only worked like a charm, but it also inspired him to design the perfect ring for her –a coiled Indiana Jones whip topped with a yellow stone to represent “The idol.”
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Can’t get enough geeky wedding rings? Then don’t miss Miss C’s post featuring 11 weird and wonderful wedding rings. And, as always, if you happen to have a geeky wedding or engagement ring, feel free to tell us about it in the comments.

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August 7, 2012 - 7:13pm
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