As if you didn't already have a million minuscule wedding decisions on your plate, you need to add picking a wedding ring box to your checklist. Traditionally, couples have used ring pillow cushions for transporting the jewels the day of, but this is the 21st century, people! Cool, creative ring boxes and dishes that speak to each unique wedding theme and style are more abundant than ever.
Choose your container wisely—this precious little vessel has to transport your rings down the aisle in one piece while in the capable hands of your trusty ring bearer. Besides looking pretty, you want this container to be slim enough to fit into your pocket. You also want to look for designs and materials that will protect your ring from any scratches and scuffs.
To get more advice on how to choose the best box for your ring, we spoke to celebrity jewelry designer Stephanie Gottlieb. With her advice, we compiled a list of the best ring boxes and dishes for different budgets, wedding themes, and rings. You can't go wrong with a classic velvet box like the Personalized Ring Box from Flowers by Lola. If you want to stick to the tradition of a pillow cushion, customize yours with personalized design by Catch This Moment. These pretty boxes and dishes are also the perfect thing to add to your vanity or nightstand long after the wedding festivities are over.
To avoid any wedding day disasters (like an officiant losing one of the rings) check out our roundup of the best ring box options for storing your wedding jewels.
Flowers by Lola Personalised Engagement Ring Box
This vintage-inspired box looks like a luxury heirloom. An optional monogram offers a delicate finishing touch and you get the choice to add an extra slot for your wedding ring.
Price at time of publish: $49 for one slot with no monogram
Weddingstar Bevelled Jewelry Box
Glass panels allow you to keep a watchful eye over your beloved bands as they're stored in this small beveled wedding ring box.
Price at time of publish: $60
The Duo Studio Monogram Wedding Ring Box
Modernize your jewel storage with a cool spin on classic initial personalization. The wood makes it a perfect touch for rustic weddings, as well.
Price at time of publish: $70
Gregolino Wedding Ring Box
For a more traditional style (that will perfectly complement a white wedding dress!), safely store the rings in this personalized keepsake that you can cherish long after you say "I do."
Price at time of publish: $40 with no decoration
Vie Jeune Hand Painted French Bulldog Trinket Box
Want to incorporate your pooch into the wedding? Even if your canine didn't get an invite, it can still be there in spirit. In case you have another pet, the brand offers everything from cats to frogs.
Price at time of publish: $17
The Mrs Box Bevel Double
Mrs Box is the source when it comes to designing your own ring box. You can select the size, shape, material, and personalization. We like the regal bevel shape and the double design conveniently holds both your rings. Choose between a metal or velvet top.
Price at time of publish: $85
Olivia Riegel Windsor Ring Holder
Titled the "Windsor" holder, you can pretend you're part of the British royal fam on your wedding day minus the extravagant royal budget. Consider yourself the new Meghan Markle.
Price at time of publish: $135
Catch This Moment Personalized Wedding Ring Pillow
With gold foil detailing and a matching pillow, this chic box is ceremony-ready. There's even a slot to store your vow cards, making it a keepsake you'll treasure.
Price at time of publish: $113 without vows
Kate Spade With Love Ring Dish
This may look like a simple dish, but it's very symbolic of your new partnership. Enscripted on the enamel-plated metal is the phrase "you & me." The knotted center resembles a heart and is nod to the brand's pendant necklaces. Sweet yet simple, this dish adds some romance to your nightstand.
Price at time of publish: $31
Smythson Ring Box in Panama
Bound in calf leather with a beautiful nubuck lining, this box is almost as luxurious as your ring. The design is lightweight, flexible, and hard-wearing, making it easy to travel with and giving you the peace of mind that your ring is secure.
Price at time of publish: $190
Soufeel Slim Engagement Ring Box
We stop at a monogram when you can get a mini portrait as well? Simply upload a photo of you and your partner and the portrait will be etched into the box made of walnut and maple wood. The extra slim design is great for storing the box discreetly in your pocket while the internal foam secures the ring in place.
Price at time of publish: $40
Sooooound Ring Box
It's the best of both worlds. You get the security of a velvet box inside a beautiful, customized glass case. In addition to adding your names and wedding date, you can choose the color of the velvet and flowers. This is a design you will want to show off on your vanity.
Price at time of publish: $97 for golden box, no design, no words with velvet box
Anthropologie Pedestal Trinket Dish
If your home has a an art deco theme, this pedestal for trinkets makes a great addition. Made from colorful borosilicate glass, it looks like your favorite cocktail glass but is safe enough to hold your rings.
Pottery Barn Quinn Jewelry Heart Ring Box
This simple yet symbolic box is all you need to be reminded of the love that brought you together. Coming in three different shades, this heart shaped box is crafted with embossed leather on the outside and lined with suede on the inside to keep your ring scuff free.
Price at time of publish: $20
Mark & Graham Classic Leather Catch All Tray
A catchall tray is another great option for storing your ring at home. You can unsnap the leather tray so that it lies flat and neatly tucks away for travel. The bright colors and ability to personalize makes this classic design feel unique to you.
Price at time of publish: $99
Meet the Expert
- Stephanie Gottlieb is a celebrity jewelry designer and founder of her eponymous fine jewelry brand. Known for her one-of-a-kind diamond statement pieces, Gottlieb most recently designed Britney Spears’ custom wedding bands.
What to Look for in a Ring Box or Dish
Size & Shape
If you are looking for a ring box that you'll take down the aisle, Gottlieb recommends a small, slim shape that will fit in your pocket and won't look too bulky, like Soufeel's Personalized Engagement Box.
"The box interior should be non-abrasive, and keep your ring securely in place," says Gottlieb, who recommends a padded tray, box, or dish, like Pottery Barn's Quinn Heart Shaped Leather Jewelry Box. "The exterior should be hard and sturdy so it will not dent and damage the ring inside."
For ring boxes, look for a design that stay open on its own for presentations and photos. If you plan to use the ring box of dish for future storage, have some fun and look for styles that add to your decor, like Olivia Riegel's Windsor Ring Holder.
"We see some of our brides opting to order a personalized or monogrammed ring box in their wedding color palette to add a special touch to their wedding day photos," says Gottlieb.
How do I store my ring properly?
Hopefully you love your ring so much, you don't want to take it off. But to keep it clean and safe, it's best to remove it before bed and certain activities.
"We always recommend removing your ring, and storing it in a soft, padded tray or lined jewelry box so that the ring is secure and will not get scratched. Keep the ring away from other jewelry items or hard surfaces," says Gottlieb. "We suggest avoiding wearing the ring during exercise, manual labor, manicures, cooking, cleaning, or any activity where the ring would be exposed to creams, lotions, perfumes, or soaps with harsh ingredients."
Do I wear my engagement ring on my wedding?
As part of the wedding ceremony, you will put your wedding band on your left ring finger. You can either wear your engagement ring on your right hand or put it on after the ceremony.
Why Trust Brides?
Blair Donovan is currently the style shopping editor at Apartment Therapy and previously worked at Brides from 2017 to 2019. At Brides, she covered everything from celebrity wedding news, trending bridal announcements, wedding advice, and engagement and wedding etiquette. For this article, we spoke to Stephanie Gottlieb, celebrity jewelry designer and founder of her eponymous fine jewelry brand.