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Indie Engagment Rings


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

We’ve been talking a lot about engagement rings of late, from my vintage ring, to my silly plastic ring, and I wanted to do a roundup of some lovely indie rings. Rings are very personal, and from all the stories and comments I’ve read, it’s clear that the intent of the giver and the wearer incredibly important, but this post is about the spirit of the rings themselves. I love my vintage ring for a million reasons, but I love knowing that it carries the story of another woman who wore it for a lifetime before me, and a jeweler who made it by hand. I also love modern rings that were made by hand, and nothing beats supporting independent artists. Keep leaving your ring stories in the comments. I love reading them, and I’m sure I’m not alone.
Indie Engagment Rings | A Practical WeddingThis simple knotted gold ring is reader Laura’s engagement ring, since she didn’t want a diamond. She says that everyone she shows it to seems to dislike it, but not me, I’m in love with it.

Indie Engagment Rings | A Practical WeddingI also love tear shaped sapphire ring from Conroy + Wilcox which is also made with a diamond.
Indie Engagment Rings | A Practical WeddingThese rings by Sarah Perlis are lookers, but what I love the best about them is that they are made with rough cut diamonds, which is such a celebration of imperfection.
Indie Engagment Rings | A Practical WeddingThis ring is also by Sarah Perlis, and it has a classic look to it, while still being unique and simple.
Indie Engagment Rings | A Practical WeddingAnd finally, my friend Lauren’s engagement ring, made by conceptual artist Tobias Wong as part of his diamond project. The hidden diamond ring, because “who else should care.”

Exactly. The perfect solution to the diamond Olympics.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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