13 New Engagement Ring Designers to Know Now
Engagement Rings are as personal as the brides who wear them. That's why it's important to find a ring—and jewelry designer—that fits with your style. While the classics like the golden engagement ring will always be in fashion, there's a large group of new ring designers making waves in the bridal jewelry world. For that reason, we wanted to take a minute to introduce you to the engagement ring designers every woman needs to know about. Here, you'll meet the fresh crop of talents turning their attention to designing rings for your engagement ring finger—and broadening the options for a bride-to-be in the process.
If you're on the hunt for an engagement ring that suits your unique style, check out these 13 new jewelry designers. One (or more!) are bound to suit your fancy, and we know you'll find just the type of engagement ring you're looking for here.
A timeless collection of signature and classic engagement and wedding rings created for every individual who honours the undying, harmonious and wild. Chupi designs timeless heirlooms to celebrate life’s most precious moments. Her unique, award-winning pieces are inspired by the beauty and magic of Ireland and are designed to become a treasured part of your story.
OR & ELLE
Or & Elle is the first High Luxury diamond Atelier using superlative lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold.
"We founded Or & Elle to shepherd century-old craftsmanship and savoir-faire into a new era of sustainability and transparency not yet seen in High Jewelry. For jewelry to be a symbol of the joy in celebrating life, it must be a labor of love from its inception, which means we completely avoid mines and middlemen in all aspects of our supply chain. Deeply committed to the integrity and uniqueness of our craft, we design, source, and handcraft all our jewels in our family-run Atelier in the diamond capital of the world – Antwerp, Belgium – working alongside the world’s greatest and most storied craftspeople. Our Atelier is known for the exceptional quality of our diamonds. For each client, we source a bespoke Edit of diamonds optimizing for innumerable parameters that go well beyond the 4Cs."
JAMES & IRISA
As partners in both life and art, Melbourne-based designers James and Irisa have launched their eponymous fine jewellery label in August 2016. For years, the beauty of the natural Australian opal has inspired the pair. It was this passion towards the precious gem that became the final catalyst in launching a label that presented the opal, amongst other stones, in a different and more modern light.
Combined with an appreciation for organic stones, the duo is also inspired by the five basic elements of our world: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Aether. Different combining portions of these elements create characteristics of matter, which in turn, trigger certain responses within us. James & Irisa aim to abstract these perceptions and apply them to their designs in order to create unique and covetable pieces.
Lab grown diamond engagement rings and fine jewelry manufactured in New York City by an award-winning designer. Our sustainably grown diamonds are ethically produced and each one is unique and remarkable in its own right. We know this investment is a special one, and we take great pride in our client-tailored experience and custom approach to design for each and every piece.
At Melanie Casey, the team works together every day to make clients’ wishes come true. They accomplish this goal through intentional and beautiful design, a perfectionist’s approach to jewelry making, and excellent customer service.
They endeavor to lead the fine jewelry industry away from mass production and to a more creative, thoughtful, and handcrafted future, while providing unmatched customer experience and satisfaction.
ASHLEY ZHANG JEWELRY
The collections and custom made designs value quality, design, individuality, and craftsmanship over fashion. These jewelry pieces are modern heirlooms, to be worn daily, that mark special occasions in one's lifetime. Each piece of Ashley Zhang Collection jewelry is designed with the highest quality techniques and materials. We believe that given the rare and unique properties of the raw materials used in fine jewelry each piece should be hand crafted individually to create the highest quality end product.
Natalie Marie Jewellery was born out of a passion for the craft. At the core of what we do is a dedication to traditional, superior craftsmanship; a focus on sustainability and high quality materials; and a commitment to our own unique style.
We believe that jewellery is both art and an investment and as such, take pride in every piece we create at Natalie Marie. We make each piece to order, by hand, in our Sydney studio – a conscious decision that allows us to minimise our footprint on the environment and gives us the opportunity to connect with clients on a deeply personal level. Our clients, and the part that we have to play in their story, is at the heart of everything we do.
Olive Avenue is the new face of a family owned and operated jewelry company that has been in business for over 35 years, first established in 1981 as The Diamond Consortium. Olive Avenue is an online retail shop selling timeless, vintage inspired jewelry.
They believe in crafting quality jewelry that is attainable for all women and that each ring made should match the beauty and uniqueness of its wearer. We are dedicated to making ring buying a memorable and easy experience versus a stressful transaction. It is important to us, one, because the business has been in the family for many years, and two, because it is rewarding to offer an enjoyable and exciting experience when purchasing such a sentimental piece of jewelry. Olive Avenue is an expression of high quality time honored traditions.
SARAH & SEBASTIAN
SARAH & SEBASTIAN is an ever-evolving body of work by collaborators Sarah Gittoes and Robert Sebastian Grynkofki. In a relentless pursuit to push design innovation with respect for traditional craftsmanship, the pair create directional jewellery of longevity and sentiment.
Their engagement rings collection invites you to be inspired by virtues of self-expression, restraint and a passion for design. They have curated a selection of bespoke engagement services with a refined creation process to create something sentimental and truly yours.
Susie Saltzman offers an alternative to the traditional fine jewelry purchase. Her modern approach to timeless design embodies the brand mission – Make beautiful keepsakes that celebrate unique and personal milestones. Each design is effortless, easy to wear and offers something unexpected while still feeling as though it could have spanned generations past and those to come.
All materials used by Susie are sourced through environmentally responsible procedures, and great care is taken with the custom fabrication of each piece. Our goal is that everything from the experience to the finished product, be as close to perfect as humanly possible.
Founded in 2008, Grace Lee created her eponymous collection after searching for well-designed everyday fine jewelry. With the belief that fine jewelry should be worn and enjoyed everyday rather than only being treasured inside of a jewelry box. Each piece in the collection is designed to stack and layer together.
The brand is committed to using only conflict-free diamonds and ensures that all of our vendors adhere to the Kimberley Process. Each piece is meticulously designed and produced in Los Angeles, California.
They scour the world for antique rings and diamonds with unique, yet timeless, style. Each of their rings has a story; a legacy that wants to be lived and passed on to future generations.
Founded by Louise in 2013, LOUISE JEAN has been at the forefront of fine jewellery and engagement rings since its early beginnings. Recognised for timeless designs and exceptional craftsmanship, every piece is created with the utmost care from start to finish.
Based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, LOUISE JEAN work with local and international clients to create their very own forever piece. As a small business, creating a one-of-a-kind, memorable experience is one of the core values at LOUISE JEAN.