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“Diamonds are so overrated” This woman's engagement ring is made from a wisdom tooth and she loves it


This is absolutely not a Halloween prank.

Carlee Leifkes's boyfriend Lucas Unger proposed to her with a band adorned with his wisdom tooth in place of a diamond. And she loves it.

Carlee Leifkes and her fiance Lucas

Carlee Leifkes and her fiance Lucas

The couple met at a music festival earlier this year in Canada, where Lucas is from, and are now based in Carlee's native California.

Carlee announced their engagement and showcased her new bling in a post on Facebook, admitting they are not a "traditional couple." 

So incredibly excited to marry my best friend, the man who knows that his wisdom tooth means more to me than a diamond....

Posted by Carlee Alisan Leifkes on Monday, 2 November 2015

Carlee tells Buzzfeed that she sees plenty of diamond engagement rings posted on the site: “It’s almost a contest of who has the biggest ring and whose fiancé loves them the most,” she says “And here I am with the coolest ring I’ve ever seen in my life!”

“What does a diamond signify in anybody’s relationship? I literally have my husband’s wisdom on my finger.”

She adds: “When we’d spoken about it, I’d said that diamonds are so overrated. My birthstone is a diamond. I don’t need one to prove how much someone loves me. He’d already moved all the way from Canada to do that!”

Lucas says he had the tooth removed as a child and his dad posted it to him so that he could have it set at the jeweller's.

Fancy a non-traditional engagement ring? Here are a few ideas that don't involve body parts:

Lego Block Ring

At £162 it's It's a little more expensive than a tooth, but who can put a price on your love of Lego? It also comes with a cute diamond.

Lego ring

Eco Wood Rings

The ethically-sourced wood ring of you dreams. They're handmade, customisable and this one comes with its own diamond for £280.

Wooden engagement ring

DIY Coin Ring

Turn that pound coin into an eternal symbol of love with this hand how-to for grooms on a budget. If gold isn't your colour, the US nickel used in the guide can probably be found at your local foreign exchange.

Money ring

Nut and Bold Ring

Art jeweller Kiley Granberg created these his 'n hers wedding rings. No prizes for guessing who gets which.

Nut and bolt ring

Fingerprint Rings

Customers receive a fingerprint kit through the post that they return with their preferences for size and type of metal. True one-offs for £230 each.

Fingerprint ring



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