21 Engagement Rings By New Designers You Need to Know Now

Before proposal season ends.

Engangement rings

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For some soon-to-be brides, a ring from an up-and-coming jewelry designer is quickly becoming the preferred choice. No matter your preference, taking stock of the latest baubles is always fun and recently, bridal collections have been popping up to offer new-to-the-market designs for a range of engagement ring styles and budgets.

For the modern bride in search of an innovative engagement ring or the minimalist bride seeking a streamlined approach to a classic design, these new collections offer a multitude of rings guaranteed to rake in all the compliments. Even direct-to-consumer jewelry brands are releasing engagement ring capsules for budget-conscious brides-to-be. If a custom engagement ring design is all you’ve been dreaming of, a handful of established brands are also introducing bespoke services where you can work directly with the designers to concoct your perfect ring—and no, it won’t cost you your life savings.

Whether you’re on the brink of engagement or simply seeking inspiration, we made a list of seven brands to keep an eye out for (and even more of their newest baubles!) to help you find your perfect engagement ring. Diamonds await!

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Ashley Zhang Pavé Petite Margaret Ring

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For a distinctive, something-old-meets-something-new aesthetic, look no further than the newly launched fine jewelry label, Ashley Zhang. Featuring a lineup of both timeless and contemporary wedding bands and engagement rings, every style is utterly striking from a two-tone cushion-cut diamond in a classical Georgian collet setting to a dazzling Asscher-cut diamond set off-kilter in a vintage-inspired setting. For a one-of-a-kind, modern heirloom designed to your exact specifications, Ashley Zhang offers custom services where she’ll work directly with you to bring your dream engagement ring to life.

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $5,520

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Ashley Zhang Collet Engagement Ring

Collet engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, Priced from $7,800

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Ashley Zhang Diana Asscher Cut Engagement Ring

Asscher cut engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, Priced from $21,600

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Ceremony Dahlia Simple Bezel Ring in 18k White Gold

Engagement ring

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For sleek, minimal, and classic engagement rings and wedding bands, Ceremony is a new LA-based, direct-to-consumer jewelry brand re-thinking tradition with modern design and a thoughtful ethos. Designed by Jess Hannah of J. Hannah Fine Jewelry, every ring is made locally with ethically sourced diamonds and precious gemstones and is available in solid 18-karat yellow, rose, or white gold. Ranging in price from $490 to $7,700, the entire collection is crafted with the intention to empower each individual wearer and celebrate acceptance, individuality, and love of all kinds.

SHOP NOW: Ceremony, Priced from $3,350

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Ceremony Anise Rounded Bezel Ring in 18k Yellow Gold

Engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Ceremony, $3,800

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Ceremony Sienna I Marquise Signet Ring in 18k Rose Gold

Marquise engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Ceremony, Priced from $3,950

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Jacquie Aiche Mini Baguette V Band

Engagement ring

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Jacquie Aiche is a go-to for bohemian jewels from lariat necklaces to ear cuffs and now, engagement rings. Designed with a free-spirited (and slightly rebellious) bride in mind, the new bridal collection suits eclectic-modern tastes from a rose-cut diamond ring flanked by trillion-cut stones in rose gold to bold, baguette silhouettes and stackable rings intended to create a one-of-a-kind bridal suite. For classic-leaning brides, the collection puts an unconventional spin on traditional stone shapes, too, blending pear and marquise diamonds with classically cut gemstones in rose gold settings.

SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $2,215

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Jacquie Aiche Emerald + Diamond Baguette Ring

Emerald engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $5,000

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Jacquie Aiche Hexagon Black Raw Diamond Baguette Marquise Ring

Black diamond engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $4,875

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Mejuri Oval Cut Ring With Peach Morganite and Diamonds in Solid Yellow Gold

Peach morganite engagement ring

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For a whimsical take on modern design, everyday fine jewelry brand Mejuri has launched a collection of handcrafted wedding bands and engagement rings made with ethically sourced diamonds, sapphire, and morganite gemstones in solid 14-karat yellow and white gold. With prices ranging from $195 to $2,000, it’s a gorgeous collection for budget-conscious brides craving contemporary designs.

SHOP NOW: Mejuri, $675

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Mejuri Italic Cluster Ring With Green Sapphire in White Gold

Green sapphire engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Mejuri, $625

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Mejuri Diamonds Cluster Ring in Solid White Gold

Diamond clusters engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Mejuri, $2,150

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Porter Gulch Beverly Diamond Ring

vintage style engagement ring

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For a sleek take on vintage-inspired engagement rings, San Francisco-based Porter Gulch designs gorgeous and affordable styles. From Art Deco-inspired rings to glimmering three-stone styles and halo-adorned solitaires, diamonds, moissanite, and morganite stones, the brand's distinctly romantic designs are priced from $1,825 to $ 7,920.

SHOP NOW: Porter Gulch, $4,450

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Porter Gulch Mirabelle Ring

Engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Porter Gulch, $5,050

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Porter Gulch May Ring

Diamond engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Porter Gulch, $6,700

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Vrai & Oro The Emerald Ring in 18k Yellow Gold

Emerald cut engagement ring

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Los Angeles-based jewelry label, Vrai & Oro—which uses sustainable diamonds grown through solar technology—launched a collection of engagement rings this past year, and now, the brand is taking the category a step further by offering a “Design Your Own Ring” service where you can try on a 3D mockup of your custom ring design before buying the final product. With over 3,500 style combinations to choose from, the new Design Studio offers a way to customize your engagement ring from the stone to the prongs and the polish. Once designed, your ring is 3D printed, cast, and set by hand in Los Angeles for a completely custom process from start to finish.

SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, Priced from $2,184

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Vrai & Oro The Pear Pavé in 18k Rose Gold

Pear engagement ring in rose gold

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SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, Priced from $2,215

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Vrai & Oro The Round Bezel in 18k Yellow Gold

Round engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, Priced from $2,024

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Après Jewelry The Stella Ring in Oval Morganite

Engagement rings

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From sleek, cushion-cut, round, and oval solitaires to geometric hexagons, marquise, and shield-cut stones, Après Jewelry is a must for modern engagement rings at an affordable price. Now, the jewelry brand is offering a four-step customization process where you can choose from natural and lab-created diamonds, white sapphire, and morganite stones and 12 unique ring settings that range from classic to modern and bold to create the engagement ring of your dreams. Starting at $1,100, this customization service can accommodate any budget which means your perfect ring hardly has to cost a fortune.

SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $900

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Après Jewelry The Elodie Ring Marquise Cut

Marquise cut engagement ring

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SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $1,900

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Après Jewelry The Ophelia Ring X-Band

X-band engagement ring with diamonds

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SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $2,710

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