7 New Engagement Ring Designers You Need to Know

Before proposal season ends

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For some soon-to-be-brides, a ring from an up-and-coming jewelry designer is a more interesting choice whether it’s with a classic style or contemporary design. No matter your preference, taking stock of brand new baubles is always fun and recently, new 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 classic design, these new bridal collections offer a range of engagement rings guaranteed to rake in all the compliments. Even direct-to-consumer jewelry brands are turning out engagement ring capsules for budget-conscious brides-to-be, suited to a range of tastes from classic to modern and vintage-inspired. If a custom engagement ring design is all you’ve been dreaming of, a handful of established brands are 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, ahead, scroll through our list of new bridal collections to shop for your perfect engagement ring. Diamonds await!

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Ashley Zhang

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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.

Ashley Zhang Pavé Petite Margaret Ring

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $5,520

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Ashley Zhang 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

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

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Courtesy of Ceremony

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 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.

Ceremony Dahlia Simple Bezel Ring in 18k White Gold

SHOP NOW: Ceremony, $2,020

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Ceremony Anise Rounded Bezel Ring in 18k Yellow Gold

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SHOP NOW: Ceremony, $2,880

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Ceremony Sienna I Marquise Signet Ring in 18k Rose Gold

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SHOP NOW: Ceremony, $7,700

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Jacquie Aiche

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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 and classically cut gemstones in rose gold settings.

Jacquie Aiche Mini Baguette V Band

SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $2,215

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Jacquie Aiche Emerald + Diamond Baguette Ring

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SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $5,000

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Jacquie Aiche Rose Cut Trillion Pave Eye Ring

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SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $7,000

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Courtesy of Mejuri

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, and 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 design.

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

SHOP NOW: Mejuri, $675

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Mejuri Pear Cut Ring with Blue Sapphire and Diamonds in Solid Yellow Gold

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SHOP NOW: Mejuri, $1,295

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Mejuri Diamonds Cluster Ring in Solid White Gold

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SHOP NOW: Mejuri, $2,000

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Porter Gulch

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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 are distinctly romantic, priced from $1,825 to $ 7,920.

SHOP NOW: Porter Gulch Beverly Ring, $4,450

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Porter Gulch Mirabelle Ring

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SHOP NOW: Porter Gulch, $5,050

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Porter Gulch May Ring

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SHOP NOW: Porter Gulch, $6,700

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Vrai & Oro

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Los Angeles-based jewelry label, Vrai & Oro—who uses sustainable diamonds grown through solar technology—launched 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 Design Studio offers a new 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.

Vrai & Oro The Emerald Rin in 18k Yellow Gold

SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, Starting at $3,807

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Vrai & Oro The Pear Pavé in 18k Rose Gold

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SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, Starting at $4,192

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Vrai & Oro The Round Bezel in 18k Yellow Gold

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SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, Starting at $4,328

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Après Jewelry

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From sleek, cushion-cut, round, and oval solitaires to geometric hexagon, marquis, 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.

Après Jewelry The Stella Ring

SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $1,610

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Après Jewelry The Elodie Ring Marquise Cut

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SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $2,880

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Après Jewelry The Ophelia Ring X-Band

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SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $3,165

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