Rings and Jewelry Directory
Working with over 1,500 dealers from around the world, this site offers estate, vintage, and fine jewelry from the 20th and 21st 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 is 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 pay only $160 to rent them for the big day.alexisbittar.com
Bold brides love capping their looks with attention-grabbing pieces from Bittar’s signature Lucite line. The edgy, distinctive earrings ($80 to $375) enliven an otherwise all-white ensemble. w (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 vintage Tiffany & Co., David Webb, Buccellati, or Cartier among the baubles and gems.
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 ring with a champagne diamond set in yellow gold ($9,900).belenky.com
This sixth-generation jeweler specializes in custom designs and fine gemstones, and its customization demos allow you to preview your ring before ordering. Engagement rings start at $1,500; bands at $200. (good value)
This virtual 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. Custom engagment rings start at $400.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, such as Bittersweet NY, Satomi Kawakita, and Digby & Iona are staples here. Styles range from wallet-friendly gold bands (from $88) to Polly Wales’s bold, wide bands with unevenly set sapphires (from $2,860). (good value)
From the Summer 2014 New York Wedding Guide
- 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.
- Marisa Perry Atelier
154 Prince Street New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 212-566-8977 ; www.marisaperry.com
Reported to offer the best micro-pave diamond rings plus an exquisite vintage collection, they'll source any shape and size diamond or gemstone at unbeatable prices for custom jewelry with designer on premise. Authorized Forevermark dealer.
- 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.