Rings and Jewelry Directory
Working with 1,500 dealers from around the world, this site offers estate, vintage, and fine jewelry pieces from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Prices vary.aaronfaber.com
This shop has a selection of contemporary, estate, and artist-made jewelry, with rings and bands starting at $750. Engagement mountings by Michael Bondanza are available, as are a wide array of intricate vintage rings (from $1,000).
This easy-to-use bridal jewelry rental service ships a variety of high-end earrings, necklaces, and bracelets to your home for a fraction of the retail price. Floating diamond drop earrings retail for $10,875, but you’ll pay only $160 to rent them.albertine-nyc.com
Kyung Lee’s tiny boutique carries a collection of edgy jewelry from mostly local designers. Bold brides can choose from a variety of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. (good value)alexisbittar.com
Bittar’s signature Lucite line features attention-grabbing pieces that are bolder than your run-of-the-mill wedding jewelry. The Allegory Gunmetal Blue Hydrangea Bracelet ($345) will add a pop of color to your wedding-day look, as will the multicolored block rings ($48 to $95). (good value)alicekwartler.com
This antique and estate jewelry store stocks crystal, diamond, platinum, gold, and enamel pieces that date from the 1880s to the present. Don’t be surprised to see antique Tiffany & Co., David Webb, Buccellati, or Cartier among the vintage baubles and gems. Men’s cuff links and stud sets also available.
New York City–based Sheffield is the jeweler of choice among in-the-know downtown brides. Those willing to forgo the huge rock love the Hazeline, a champagne diamond-ring set in yellow gold ($9,900).asprey.com
A classic symbol of the British upper crust, the Asprey-cut diamond (from $10,000) makes for one elegant engagement ring. Asprey also produces bespoke designs.belenky.com
This sixth-generation jeweler specializes in custom designs and fine gemstones. Its state-of-the-art customization demos can show you exactly how your ring will look. Engagement rings start at $1,500; wedding bands at $200. (good value)
This online emporium sells a wide variety of engagement rings, wedding bands, men’s accessories, and bridal and fine jewelry. Build your own ring with the help of an expert. Premade styles from $330 to $3,600.buccellati.com
Popular with brides seeking an Über-feminine look, the Eternelles line (from $16,000 to $45,000) showcases rings so delicate they resemble diamond netting.bulgari.com
The Italian luxury brand’s bold, signature style dates back to nineteenth-century Rome. For label lovers, the B.Zero1 18-karat solitaire ring is inscribed with the Bulgari name. Prices upon request.cartier.com
The iconic French jeweler has an ample selection of classic, high-end engagement rings. The Trinity ring (intertwining rose-, yellow-, and white-gold bands), one of Cartier’s signatures, is an excellent pick for old-soul brides. Engagement rings start at $4,000.catbirdnyc.com
Traditional and nontraditional wedding bands and engagement rings by local designers are staples here. Styles range from wallet-friendly gold bands (from $88) to Polly Wales’s bold, wide bands with whimsically set sapphires (from $2,120). (good value)
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide
- Dana Walden Bridal
Tel: 347-770-3262 ; www.danawaldenbridal.com
At DANA WALDEN Bridal, we create unique engagement rings for couples who appreciate original design and meticulous craftsmanship. Our sculptural rings are crafted in NYC, using classic techniques -- by hand, one piece at a time, custom tailored to each gemstone.
- Daria de Koning, Fine Jewelry
368 Broadway, Studio 312 New York, NY 10013 ; Tel: 646-543-9020 ; www.dariadekoning.com
From custom engagement rings and wedding bands to unique fine jewelry for all occasions, Daria designs distinct pieces to suit the individual. A certified gemologist and metalsmith, Daria creates handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry that is at once subtle, sophisticated and striking.
- David Alan Jewelry
By Appointment New York, NY ; Tel: 212-382-1410 ; www.davidalanjewelry.com
Modern stylings, impeccable Old-World craftsmanship and secret details yield strikingly elegant designs making David Alan's jewelry irresistible! David Alan's patience and deep understanding of clients' needs make the custom jewelry creation process unmatched.
- David Levy Diamonds & Fine Jewels, Inc.
36 West 47th Street, Suite 903 New York City - By Appointment Only ; Tel: 212-398-8952 ; www.diamondmatchmaker.com
Third-generation jeweler buys rough diamonds overseas and cutters polish them in the on-premises factory, taking out the middleman to help you save on price. Custom-designing rings are a specialty.
263A West 19th Street New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-366-4888 ; dvvs.com
DVVS features extraordinary designer jewelry as well as their own designs and limitless custom-made possibilities. Whether yours is a vintage look, classic or ultra-contemporary, the warm and friendly shop will inspire you.
- Greenwich Jewelers
64 Trinity Place New York, NY 10006 ; Tel: 212-964-7592 ; www.greenwichjewelers.com
Independent jewelry store with fantastic selection of designer engagement rings & wedding bands. 35 years of custom design experience using ethnical gems, conflict-free Canadian diamonds, recycled metals. Expert, on-site jewelers repair/restyle antique and heirloom jewelry.
- The Diamond Co.
62 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-819-0336 ; www.thediamondco.com
The Diamond Co. is a third generation jewelry manufacturer specializing in Engagement rings, Weddings bands, Necklaces, and Earrings. Platinum wedding bands are priced from $200 and platinum diamond eternity bands from $800.
- Wedding Ring Originals
608 Fifth Avenue, Suite 509 New York, NY 10020 ; Tel: 212-751-3940 or 800-522-1175 ; www.weddingrings.com
Since 1953, with factory on premises, offering a huge selection of engagement and wedding rings in styles from modern to vintage-inspired. Complete selection of alternative metals for men also available. Prices upon request.