Shopping for your engagement ring, like shopping for any type of jewelry, can be a long and tedious task — especially if you’re planning to invest a sum of money into it. After all, your engagement ring is an extension of you and your personal style, and it should be special. Though the option to have a custom-made design for your ring is always available, there are also a number of indie engagement ring designers who have beautiful styles fit for any type of bride — especially if you consider yourself to be on the non-traditional end.
Sure, you can turn to classic brands, but looking to independent designers in addition will give you an endless amount of choices for your engagement ring. Plus, knowing that you’ll have a more intimate shopping experience, your ring will feel even more remarkable. And let’s be real, having a cool engagement ring from a unique designer is always a plus.
Whether you’re searching for a ring that feels both classic and modern, or you want something completely unexpected, these designers will have something that will feel as if it’s made for you (that is, if you don’t go the custom route). Scroll down to see the indie designers who are creating the chicest engagement rings that you have to see — you’ll get excited just by looking at them.
Known for its signature Kaleidoscope design, which features gemstones in white sapphire shakers, any piece from Moritz Glik will shimmer with every move you make. These rings will truly feel like a work of art on your finger.
Los Angeles-based designer Love Verité creates a variety of styles ranging from simply minimalism to detailed, vintage-inspired settings, with everything in between. You'll also find a personal experience when working with the founder.
Another Los Angeles-based jewelry designer, KatKim creates eye-catching rings that feel modern, timeless, and undeniably cool all at once.
New York-based designer Ashley Zhang creates beautiful engagement rings ranging from vintage-inspired designs to timeless classics with options for any type of bride.
Designers Jenny Klatt and Stephanie Wynne Lalin came together to create fine jewelry that simultaneously feels both polished and relaxed, creating rings that are unique while maintaining an effortless appeal.
Taking classic engagement ring styles and turning them on their head, Shahla Karimi's rings feel uniquely modern without straying too far from traditional settings.
More likely than not, you've seen Anna Sheffield's rings in the form of her Instagram-worthy stacking suites, featuring a variety of styles and stones. Build your own collection starting with one of her engagement rings.
The New Zealand jewelry brand creates engagement rings ranging from 1920s-inspired geometric shapes to whimsical settings featuring floral designs. Along with those, they also design traditional rings.
With Nora Kogan's rings, you'll find ornate details inspired by whimsical elements, lending themselves to the appeal of unique heirloom jewelry.