9 Under-the-Radar Jewelry Designers You Should Hit Up for Unique & Beautiful Wedding Rings

updated May 3, 2019
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It could be argued that your wedding ring is the most important piece of jewelry you’ll ever own. After all, nothing else in your wardrobe will ever get quite as much action as the ring you pledged to wear every day as a symbol of your love. So when you go out in search of the perfect engagement ring or wedding band, remember this: Your rings should be an extension of you.

If your everyday style is more understated and artisan than, say, red-carpet-starlet-weighed-down-with-borrowed-diamonds, then you might want to take a look at the collections of these nine contemporary jewelry designers. They’re out there creating some really spectacular pieces that are just waiting to be picked up by the right independent, style-minded person.

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Bario Neal

Known For: Ethically-sourced, Philadelphia-made sculptural pieces.

Pictured: At top, Cala Sapphire Ring ($2,620+) and Milla Narrow Hammered Band ($252); Directly above, Half Moon Ring ($2,380+) and Aparna Diamond Ring ($1,973+)

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Lauren Wolf

Known for: Globally-inspired baubles with a natural, handcrafted feel.

Pictured: White Diamond Pyramid ($925), Diamond Solitaire ($3,200) and Green Diamond Eternity Band ($2,000)

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Jennie Kwon

Known for: Graceful and feminine rings that are endlessly wearable.

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Known for: Delicate pieces crafted in their cult-favorite Brooklyn studio.

Pictured: Mathilde the Swan ($3,200), Pas de Deux Ring ($410) and Leda the Swan ($3,400)

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Lizzie Mandler

Known for: Collectable West-coast style stacking jewelry.

Pictured: White Diamond Tapered Ring (sold out, similar here), Emerald Baguette Knife Edge Band ($1,428) and Othello Ring ($1,220)

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Sofia Kaman

Known for: Bohemian jewels with a vintage sensibility, handcrafted in L.A.

Pictured: Lacy Band with Diamond Solitaire ($2,035), 7mm Cracked Band ($3,200), Cloud Band ($2,640) and Deco Dare You Band ($5,370)

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Sarah Chloe

Known for: Traditional and contemporary pieces with personal meaning.

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Jacquie Aiche

Known for: Heritage gemstone pieces designed with a global influence.

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Bliss Lau

Known for: Edgy pieces tough enough to be finger armor but elegant enough to be bridal.

Pictured: Suspension Ring ($420), Spectrum ($8,225) and Fathom Black (sold out, similar here)

Re-edited from a post originally published 1.19.2016 – TW