Ken & Dana Design
New York, NY
Preset engagement rings start at $2,250. Rings with settings only (no center stone) start at $1,000, complete rings depend on gemstone. Custom ring budgets are often in the $5,000 - $10,000 range, but we are happy to work with all budgets.
Completely magnificent customer experience from start to finish. If you’re looking for beautiful jewelry with an ethical background, look no further. I honestly expected to pay much more for the beautiful engagement ring I purchased. Patty was extremely helpful, and if I had to do it all over again, I would definitely choose Ken and Dana. I have no complaints.
Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
We are a family-owned and operated maker of custom engagement rings and wedding bands. We create one-of-a-kind rings, working closely with our couples. Our rings blend symbolism and fine craftsmanship, and are made with the highest quality environmentally-friendly materials including recycled metals, lab created or lab grown diamonds and gemstones. We work hard so that the end product is environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and incredibly unique.
Why do you want to work with APW couples?
Part of the joy of our business is the people we meet. We’ve made so many friends by designing custom rings for couples, getting to know each other, and even attending our fair share of weddings (and then getting birth announcements …) We do our best work partnering with down-to-earth people who are looking for something a little special.
What is your artistic approach to weddings?
We succeed when the ring we create matches that vision you have in your head. We bring our expertise as craftspeople to help you pick the best combination of center stone (if chosen), setting and metal, so that the complete ring is beautiful, but also usable and long lasting. For preset rings and wedding bands, we take inspiration from natural patterns and motifs, like tree bark, branches, flowers, and sculptural and organic shapes.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
We are inveterate house renovators, and love Victorian house-spotting and antiquing.