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Best Designer Wedding Rings

Best Designer Wedding Rings
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When it’s got to be designer, you have nearly unlimited choices of wedding rings. We’re talking about David Yurman, Michael Kors and John Hardy. We’re talking about delicate, on-trend “I do” jewelry pieces and substantial, blinged-out baubles. Read on to discover the latest in designer wedding rings to suit every taste and fulfill every wedding-day dream. We scoured high-end department stores to bring you the best of both traditional designer looks and out-of-the-box designs. We raise a glass of chilled champagne to you and your journey of finding the perfect wedding ring for you. We also toast to your happily ever after with the mate you’ve been counting down the days to walk down the aisle together. How wonderful will it be to finally slip that ring on your finger?

 

 

Finding a Designer Wedding Ring

 

Tips:

If you have a certain designer in mind, you’ll obviously want to search their inventory of wedding rings to see if there’s one that speaks to your tastes. Otherwise, think about what look you’re going for. Are you picturing a delicate yellow-gold band? Or are you more into a chunky, textured ring? Do big, old diamonds make you do a happy dance? Or is a subtle sparkle more your speed? And then, of course, there’s budget to consider. Yes, we know. It’s a buzz kill. The good news is that plenty of designer wedding rings are affordable no matter how much green you can devote to your ideal purchase.

 

 

How to Choose a Designer Ring

 

Cost:

Just because your heart desires a designer wedding ring, doesn’t mean you’ll need to sell all your earthly belongings to afford it. In fact, many rings on our roundup cost less than $1,000. A few cost around $100. But you can, ahem, up the stakes and spend as much as $5,000 to $9,000. It all depends on your tastes and needs… and not to mention your wants, of course!

 

 

Color:

Wedding rings aren’t just platinum anymore. Yellow, rose and white gold are popular metals for ring finger bling as is sterling silver. As for adornments, of course diamonds are always on the menu, but the options don’t end there. To save on the budget, consider cubic zirconia or white topaz. Or explore your dark side with black diamonds or onyx. And don’t count out pearl accents either!

 

 

Style:

Style elements to look out for on this list of designer wedding rings include dainty, understated beauty; chunky, stacked, textured bands; sparkly pavé diamonds; and timeless milgrain detailing.

  

 

Other Considerations:

A big trend right now is stacking rings. If you go this route, you’ll always have a bauble in mind for anniversaries!

 

 

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Coolest Black Onyx Ring

David Yurman Albion and Diamond Band

Price: $900.00

Are you jonesing for a big stone but don’t fancy yourself a diamond gal? Check out this black onyx ring designed by the incomparable David Yurman. A substantial multi-faceted gem is surrounded by a halo of sparkly, pavé diamonds and set in a wide, textured sterling silver band. We love how this designer ring brings something different to the table. Here’s hoping it’s just the trinket to make your wedding day pretty darn close to perfect because you’ll also want to nail that first dance!

Specifications:
Diamonds, 0.22 carats
11 mm wide

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It’s a classic gorgeous ring. The black onyx is so pretty and perfect. I’d give more than five stars if I could. I can wear it with absolutely all of my outfits, and it blends in perfectly with both casual and dressy vibes.”

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Coolest Yellow Gold Chunky Band With Diamonds

Marco Bicego Goa Seven Row Ring

Price: $4,820.00

If you have long admired yellow gold jewelry, you’ll be happy to hear it’s making a big comeback when it comes to wedding rings. Behold this stunning wide band that features seven rows of yellow and white gold bands. Some bands are accented with single diamond sparklers, and some are adorned with a row of glittering stones. One thing is for sure: This ring is not boring! Indeed, we love the ornate, unique design that will keep your interest as long as your love lasts.

Specifications:
18K gold
Diamonds, 0.41 carats

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It's even more stunning in person than in this picture. It is a gorgeous, classic ring that steals everyone’s attention. Marco Bicego designed elegance and timeless style with this ring. This ring has a comfortable fit.”

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Coolest Sterling Silver Pearl Ring

David Yurman Cable Band with Diamonds

Price: $325.00

Do you want to go big or go home? Nah! With this David Yurman ring, beauty and simplicity combine to realize a ring you will feel fresh and modern sporting down the aisle after you say “I do.” Reviewers praise the design for its understated charm and how it looks fetching with a cocktail dress or jeans. We are in for the textured sterling silver band and cool signet-style diamond arrangement. Life is too short so why not wear truly cool jewelry?

Specifications:
Diamonds, 0.07 carats
Center 6 x 8 mm

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love this ring! It's perfect for everyday wear. It can be worn alone or stacked with other rings, and it has the right amount of sparkle! This is a must-have, beautiful and simple ring.”

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Coolest Delicate Band

Jennifer Meyer Gold Diamond Ring

Price: $175.00

If your dream designer wedding band is delicate, yet impossible to tear your eyes away from, this Jennifer Meyer band will make your heart flip like the day your beloved got down on one knee. We love how this American jewelry designer’s piece feels timeless, yet modern. Reviewers caution the ring is truly delicate but also praise this piece for its sparkle and femininity. And yeah, you’re welcome on the low price!

Specifications:
18K gold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It is thin, but the diamond is definitely noticeable. I read other reviews and ordered a size 6 when usually I wear a size 5. I'm all about delicate gold. I was searching for something not too flashy but still noticeable. I came across Jennifer Meyer, who is practically the queen of this. This is my first piece by her, and I am thrilled at how the tiny diamond sparkles. You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck on this one.”

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Coolest Dainty Eternity Band

EF Collection Diamond Stack Ring

Price: $540.00

Described as “whisper thin,” this diamond eternity band is simple, timeless and stunning. We love the understated chicness of Emily Faith Goldstein’s design, which harkens back to her education as an art history major. It’s easy to see Goldstein’s love of fashion coming through in her jewelry, especially with this effortlessly-cool diamond eternity wedding band that any style-conscious bride would be proud to call her own. Besides, what better way to let your engagement ring take center stage than to pair it with a sleek, tasteful band like this one?

Specifications:
14K gold
Diamonds, 0.17 carat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It looks very delicate, which is what I wanted...I got this to stack along another diamond ring that I wear everyday. It's a small petite ring, but it sure is sparkly. It’s very pretty!”

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Coolest Dainty Gold and Pearl Ring

Zoë Chicco 14-Karat Stacking Band

Price: $150.00

A single freshwater-cultured pearl kisses this delicate and dainty gold band, and we are officially in love. Designed by Zoë Chicco, this feminine and understated ring is fashion-forward as much as it is timeless. You’ll feel as though you are wearing a custom art piece when your new spouse slips the sweet band on your finger. Wear it alone, or stack this budget-friendly band with others for a truly unique look.

Specifications:
14K gold

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It looks really charming and chic on my finger so I decided to keep it even though it is a little bit larger than I expected.”

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Coolest Chain Link Option

David Yurman Stax Pavé and Gold Band

Price: $1,600.00

Be still our hearts! How stunning is this diamond-encrusted gold, chain-style ring designed by David Yuman? We can’t take our eyes off the delicate detail of this sparkler, which also features a textured gold back. Reviewers say this ring is a compliment magnet. Allow us to be the first to say, “Wow!” Incidentally, this unique designer wedding band would pair beautifully with virtually any engagement ring.

Specifications:
18K gold
4.5 mm wide
Diamonds, 0.15 carat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This pattern is beautiful and stands out. I've gotten lots of compliments on it! It’s very pretty and simple.”

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Top Rated Nordstrom Band

David Yurman Quatrefoil Ring With Diamonds

Price: $325.00

This David Yurman design is a customer favorite with Nordstrom shoppers, who rave about its simple beauty and subtle sparkle. Review after review, wearers say if you want a simple ring, this one is a must. The sterling silver cable band is accented by a diamond signet that adds just a flash of bling. We can see why this band is the go-to style for women who want an easy-to-wear, everyday piece that won’t break the bank but feels like a million bucks.

Specifications:
Diamonds, 0.04 carat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I absolutely love this ring. It is sparkly and fits perfectly on my size-six finger. I have other more elaborate David Yurman rings, and I favor this over others. It is simple yet striking. I wanted an everyday ring that wasn’t flashy. The classic David Yurman band is comfortable and stunning. It has the perfect amount of shine. I wear this ring every day, and it still has its perfect shine after two years.”

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Coolest Coil Ring

Bony Levy Diamond Ring

Price: $1,550.00

Are you even ready for the coolness of this yellow-gold, pavé diamond-adorned coil ring designed by Bony Levy? If not, prepare yourself. We are obsessed with how this delicate piece wraps around the finger to resemble three floating, sparkly bands. This elegant design is also available in rose and white gold if you’d rather go that route. Or get ‘em all. Just sayin’.

Specifications:
3/8 inch width
18K gold
Diamonds, 0.28 carats

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought two of the Bony Levy Diamond Coil rings, one in rose gold and one in white gold. I wrapped them together as per the sales assistant’s suggestion. I love the look and have received many compliments. It’s such a pretty, sparkling ring. It’s very comfortable to wear and actually glows in the sunlight! I am very happy with this purchase. I have aging fingers so I really like the design of this ring with a little ‘give,’ which makes it easy to put on and take off.”

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Most Unique Wedding Band

John Hardy Legends Naga Ring

Price: $595.00

If a sapphire-eyed dragon wrapped around your finger is your idea of the perfect, edgy, designer wedding band, look no further than this John Hardy design. Featuring two-tone silver and gold, this is probably one of the most unique wedding rings out there. Dragons symbolize power, strength and good luck. So why not select this piece to symbolize your one-of-a-kind, indestructible love? Reviewers swear you’ll fall in love with the ring’s elegance and solid construction, a rare combo of desirable attributes if we do say so ourselves.

Specifications:
Sterling silver and 18K gold
1/4 inch

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Oh my god, this ring is gorgeous! It’s not as yellow gold as depicted. It is much more muted, which I love. It's heavier than I thought it would be and feels solid, which, again, I love! I'm in love with my dragon ring. It's an elegant statement piece that can be worn every day. I’m obsessed with this ring. I have named him Puff! I tried this on in the store this weekend and knew right away I had to have it. It’s magical and whimsical!”

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Coolest Two-Tone With Sparkle Option

LAGOS Diamonds & Caviar Ring

Price: $1,950.00

If you’re hankering for a chunky ring with bling, feast your eyes upon this LAGOS band featuring a trademark caviar band, and yellow-gold and diamond crossover detailing. Wearers love the substantial real estate the ring takes up on their finger, and how the unique design stands out. We are impressed by how this handcrafted piece offers everything in one ring: sparkle, fashion, fun and elegance.

Specifications:
18K gold and sterling silver
1/2 inch setting diameter
Diamonds, 0.45 carat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This ring is beautiful and very substantial with a unique design. I love everything by LAGOS. I loved this ring so much, it is now my wedding ring! I was looking for something different other than a traditional wedding ring. When I saw it, I knew this was it! It is just stunning.”

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Coolest Chunky Band

David Yurman Wellesley Four-Row Ring With Diamonds

Price: $1,750.00

If you’re kinda all over the place in thinking about what you want in a designer wedding ring, this David Yurman stunner is for you. The stunning piece is layered with different looks to create one beautiful statement ring. A diamond band stacks atop a chain-link style band with diamonds, sandwiched between two sterling-silver, textured bands. Reviewers heap praise atop the piece they say is classy, sparkly and even prettier in person.

Specifications:
Diamonds, 0.46 carat
Band width 16.5 mm

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This ring is amazing and stunning. It truly jumps off your hand and is classy. I can dress it up or wear it as an everyday ring. One of my favorite purchases thus far. It’s a classic stunner. This ring says smart, strong and beautiful all in one design. If you think you want it, just buy it. You will be very happy. The ring is beautiful, and the diamonds sparkle brightly. It definitely makes a statement and is a fabulous look. The only negative is that the ring cannot be sized. The four bands are soldered together on the bottom but not on the top. This allows some movement between the four bands on the top.”

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Most Unique Diamond Setting

Monica Vinader Riva Mini Kite Stacking Ring

Price: $195.00

Pavé diamonds adorn the openwork, kite-shaped setting on this Monica Vinader design. Much like a kite, the sparklers appear to float atop a slender silver band. Wearers gush that this designer piece is both delicate and beautiful. We love how unique the piece is, and can totally picture it being worn alone on the hand or coupled with anniversary rings down the line. Psst… It’s also available in yellow and rose gold, which is perfect for anniversary gifts.

Specifications:
Sterling silver of 18K gold plate
Diamonds, 0.025 carat
Setting 3/8 x 3/8 inch

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This ring is beautiful and the diamonds give it a sparkle and detail, which adds to its dimension. I love this ring because dainty jewelry is really in fashion.”

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Coolest Rocker Ring

John Hardy Classics Chain Multirow Band

Price: $850.00

Paging all rocker chicks! If Led Zeppelin is your favorite band (raises hand), perhaps this hand-engraved John Hardy ring encrusted with black diamonds will lead you on your stairway to heaven. We are nodding our heads to the beat of the chain-like detailing and the triple row of stones on the chunky band. Wearers rave about the modern elegance, edge and uniqueness this ring affords. We’ve got a whole lot of love for this ring!

Specifications:
Diamonds, 0.81 carat
Band 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love this ring! I love the spacing in between the black sapphire and the silver. It’s a perfect size, too. It’s bold yet elegant and very comfortable.”

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Coolest Signet Option

Meira T Yellow Gold Pavé Moon & Star Ring

Price: $575.00

This liquid-gold signet ring features a unique sparkly moon and star motif that is sure to be a conversation starter. Beyond that, wearers praise the beauty of this special bauble. And we love the symbolism behind this ring. The moon symbolizes the future and hope. The star is about love and faithfulness. Together, they beautifully signify the marriage journey you are about to embark upon. And how amazing is it that this Meira T design can stand on its own sans an engagement ring?

Specifications:
14K gold
Diamonds, 0.05 carat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It is exceptionally beautiful, and the gold is a pale gold as compared to the shiny gold that rings usually are. I had read that signet rings are ‘in’ this year.”

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Coolest Charm Option

Michael Kors Cubic Zirconia Pavé Heart Ring

Price: $95.00

We are a little bit fixated on this sweet charm ring by Michael Kors. It features a dangling heart, encrusted with teeny pavé diamond sparklers. The delicate band is perfect for a woman who appreciates dainty, understated jewelry. But who maybe still wants a little flash of bling. We can see this Michael Kors ring gracing the finger of a bride who appreciates fashion, fun and timeless beauty. So that’s, like, everyone, Including us.

Specifications:
Available in yellow, silver or rose gold
14K plated

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a cute and delicate ring that looks perfect for my thin fingers. It’s dainty and cute.”

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Coolest Rose Gold Option

Monica Vinader Siren Ring

Price: $115.00

This nature-inspired, delicate bauble features intricate, wave-like detail and a single round white topaz or amazonite. The Monica Vinader ring is perfect for a woman who prefers dainty jewelry with modern design. Wearers gush about how much style such a fine ring exudes. Indeed, we can’t say enough good things about this unique piece of oceanic jewelry that just may become your wedding band.

Specifications:
Sterling silver or 18K rose or yellow gold plate

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It’s dainty but amazingly stylish. The ring can be stacked or worn alone. It has a lot of shine considering the size but the shape catches the light. It’s extremely well made and comfortable. The fun shape of the ring makes for a different look. I love everything Monica Vinader!”

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Coolest LAGOS Band

18-Karat Gold and Sterling Silver Enso X Ring

Price: $400.00

Two worlds combine on this dual-tone ring by LAGOS. Half of the piece is set in sterling silver and features caviar detailing. The other half is studded with yellow-gold accents. Wearers praise the comfort of the stunning piece that is extremely highly rated on Nordstrom’s site with all five-star reviews. So it’s a pretty safe bet you’ll love the unique piece as well!

Specifications:
18K gold and sterling silver

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I get so many compliments on it. I wanted another Yurman ring to go with one I already have, but then I found this LAGOS band and fell in love. I wear it on my ring finger, and it's perfect! You can wear it all the time without a problem. And it’s comfortable, too!”

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Coolest Adjustable Ring

Monica Vinader Fiji Bar Friendship Diamond Chain

Price: $395.00

A rose-gold, chain-style ring with an adjustable chain features a pavé-encrusted bar on this Monica Vinader design. Wearers are loving the unique adjustable quality of the ring, and we can’t help but appreciate how darn cool this piece is! Like, we want one. Please? If you do, too, we can so see the bauble looking lovely on a lone finger or paired with a dainty engagement ring featuring a small, but super shiny diamond.

Specifications:
Diamonds, 0.13 carat
10-1/4 inch longest length

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It’s a very delicate and dainty ring. The chain feature is very unique, which is why I really liked it. I ordered it in rose gold, and it came very quickly and shipped to Nordstrom. The store called me immediately when it arrived. The warranty is also very nice with this ring, and it is easy to put on by yourself with the chain.”

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Coolest Mega-Splurge Option

Bloomingdale’s Diamond Baguette Statement Crossover Ring

Price: $9,000.00

Oh my bling! This substantial designer wedding ring is, like, totally blinding us. So if it has to be mega-sparkle, and your wallet can handle a nearly $10,000 investment, this ring’s crossover detailing and round and baguette-cut diamonds makes it very worth your time and attention right now. Stop what you’re doing, and start fantasizing about wearing this ring from the moment you say “I do” until eternity.

Specifications:
14K white gold
Diamonds, 3 carats

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The ring has an exquisite design and great value! It’s a real gem and will be kept in the family for generations. It’s beautiful and just a tad heavy. I love the ring.”

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Coolest Colorful Option

David Yurman Novella Ring

Price: $795.00

We are kinda crushin’ on this unique ring that features a textured gold band, a blue topaz or citrine center stone and side-diamond accents. This is the kind of ring that you can wear alone when you don’t feel like sporting your engagement ring and still feel special. Wearers say the David Yurman piece is simply gorgeous and easy to stack with other bands for more dazzle on your digits. It’s versatile, sparkly, modern and pretty. Need we say more?

Specifications:
18K gold
Diamonds, 0.04 carat
1.9 mm wide

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It’s pretty. It’s simple on its own, but I’m also able to stack more rings. I love it. I can say that this ring is the most gorgeous piece of jewelry I have ever had on, and I was in tears when I received it. It is perfect.”