We come from a family of jewelers who have worked and thrived in the gemstone & jewelry business since 1973, and we bring this business experience with us into all aspects of what we do.
We have been crafting fine engagement rings from our studio in the heart of NYC since 2002. We proudly remain a small, family-owned business and uphold strict standards in who we choose to do business with―in particular, how we source our metals (recycled) and gemstones (conflict-free and lab created). By working with a trusted network of diamond suppliers, we can also ensure that our designs are set with the best stones. We also proudly donate a portion of our proceeds to charities including Earthworks and Cool Effect.
From our start in the early aughts, we've had a wild ride―including a collaboration with Doo.ri Chung for her Spring 2005 Runway show, to having our pieces worn by celebrities including Beyonce, Rashida Jones, Debra Messing, Keri Hilson, and Rachel Ray. And over the last 10 years, our jewelry has received accolades from a wide range of publications including Harper's Bazaar, Lucky, WWD, Refinery29 and New York Magazine.
But the core of our mission and our story remains―we continue to seek inspiration in this colorful city (New York!) that surrounds us. We make custom engagement rings and wedding bands that are inspired by sculpture, architecture, organic shapes, and most of all, the personal stories we hear from our clients every day.
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How I cater to offbeat weddings
My partner and I decided it was time to get a ring to signify our commitment to each other. He was not into all of the craziness around engagement rings, but he found Ken and Dana online and liked what they stood for— recycled metals, conflict-free everything. It was important to me to use the stone my Dad used to propose to my mom since he passed, so we brought that along. Everything about the experience we had was easy. You walk into their showroom and you feel like you’re walking into someone’s well-furnished brownstone. Within 20 minutes, we had narrowed down the setting I liked- the Rachael- in rose gold, with my Mom’s emerald. Even my partner had a nice time! We got engaged last night and I couldn’t be happier with the result. We also both can’t wait to go back for our bands. Thanks so much! - Chelsea A.
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