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.
Not only does this ring feature the Kaleidoscope, but the vibrant purple pyrope almandine garnet gives it a nice touch of color.
Set with purple sapphires and a winding design, this ring was practically made for the Instagram age.
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.
Amalfi Diamond Constellation Ring
This pretty vintage-inspired ring is set with pave curves surrounding the emerald cut center stone, giving it an unexpected look.
Made with a pear-shaped aquamarine gemstone, an unconventional engagement ring like this will feel unique against the backdrop of traditional white diamonds.
Another Los Angeles-based jewelry designer, KatKim creates eye-catching rings that feel modern, timeless, and undeniably cool all at once.
Duét Pear Pavé Ring
Designed with two pear-shaped diamonds and pavé bands, you will never get tired of looking at this ring.
Floating Diamond Ring
If you find yourself to be on the more minimal side, this ring, which features an offset solitaire diamond, will feel effortlessly modern.
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.
Diana Asscher Cut Engagement Ring
With a unique center stone such as this, you won't be able to take your eyes off of this ring, and no one else will, either.
This ring was inspired by the geometric shapes of the Art Deco era, featuring an asscher cut diamond.
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.
Prive Diamond Pear Ring
With a pear-shaped center stone surrounded by three diamonds on each side, this ring is simply a show-stopper.
Bespoke Hexagon Engagement Ring
Made with 18k gold and diamonds, this ring will be a modern classic that goes beyond today's trends.
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.
Marquis V Ring
Between the less common marquis shape and the double band setting, this engagement ring is bound to catch someone's attention.
Pear East-West Ring
Perhaps you've noticed the pear shape engagement ring rising up the ranks once again. If you're looking for a cool way to take on the trend, opt or one where it sits on its side.
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.
Bea Arrow Ring
Designed with a unique copper rutilated quartz and white diamonds, this is definitely not your average engagement ring.
A one-of-a-kind ring with a double band, there's no doubt that this ring will feel particularly special.
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.
Designed to be a true statement, this ring features a center stone surrounded by a diamond halo and diamonds on the petals.
Made with the romantic, bohemian bride in mind, this engagement ring boasts a center stone flanked by two flowers, each of which hold a tiny diamond.
With Nora Kogan's rings, you'll find ornate details inspired by whimsical elements, lending themselves to the appeal of unique heirloom jewelry.
With a rose cut diamond and five marquis diamonds on each side, this engagement ring is a stunning piece of craftsmanship.
In today's age, nontraditional stones are becoming more popular than ever. The aquamarine ring, with its floral-inspired setting, will feel ethereal on your finger.