Weddings

This Woman’s Engagement Ring Is Her Fiancé’s Wisdom Tooth

Diamonds aren’t this girl’s best friend.

1. Meet Carlee Leifkes and Lucas Unger, a California couple who got engaged on Halloween.

Carlee Leifkes

2. The pair pride themselves on being a couple who’s nontraditional, and Leifkes’ engagement ring is just that: It’s made from Unger’s wisdom tooth.

Carlee Leifkes

3. The pair, who met at a music festival in Unger’s native Canada earlier this year, came up with the idea for the ring together.

Carlee Leifkes

4. “When we’d spoken about it, I’d said that diamonds are so overrated,” Leifkes told BuzzFeed News. “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!”

Carlee Leifkes

5. After his dad mailed them one of the wisdom teeth Unger had removed when he was younger, they took the tooth to a jeweler to see if he could come up with something unique.

Carlee Leifkes

6. Although they picked up the ring together, Unger wouldn’t let Leifkes see it until he surprised her on Saturday by getting down on one knee in front of her family and formally popping the question.

Carlee Leifkes

7. “We told them we weren’t planning on having a diamond,” Leifkes said. “They were like, ‘You’ve never been traditional! Why start now?!’”

Carlee Leifkes

8. Leifkes, who currently is nursing a broken leg, says the pair will be getting married in Las Vegas this month: “I’m going to have a cast, a wisdom tooth ring, a pink dress, and Elvis is going to marry us!”

Carlee Leifkes

9. Leifkes says her ring certainly stands out from all the others she sees posted on Facebook: “It’s almost a contest of who has the biggest ring and whose fiancé loves them the most, and here I am with the coolest ring I’ve ever seen in my life!”

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

Carlee Leifkes

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