This Is the Diamond Engagement Ring No One Else Will Have


10 shades of (ethical) grey

by Keriann Kohler, Advertising Manager

stack of rings, some with solitaire black and white speckled stones set in soft matte yellow goldWould you guys believe me if I told you that I broke my wedding ring a year and a half ago, and haven’t replaced it yet because I have conflicted feelings on engagement ring designs? On one hand, I don’t really think of myself as a white diamond solitaire kinda girl; on the other, I sure do love a good sparkly gemstone that coordinates with everything.

Enter the perfect middle ground: brand-new sponsor Doozie Jewelry and a rainbow of grey, black, and salt and pepper diamonds—stunning, neutral, and unlike anyone else’s. The only downside? They don’t just have one piece that I am coveting, but umm, ten. At least. I mean…

Hexagonal yellow gold ring with yellow stone surrounded by small diamonds on woman's ring finger

Doozie Jewelry is the one-woman business of Susan Madison, a Savannah College of Art and Design graduate (which is a pretty big deal in the jewelry world), who is based in Denver, Colorado—but makes and ships her gorgeous pieces all around the world. She stumbled across APW while planning her own wedding and fell in love with the community:

I feel like I click with APW readers because I am one! The APW couple to me is smart, forward thinking, and above all else, real. Design and craftsmanship is valued as highly as responsible sources and thoughtful production.

There are no more rules about what an engagement ring should or shouldn’t be. People want a piece that really speaks to them. Even the approach to ring shopping has changed (thank goodness!) My husband and I designed our rings together, and choosing to do this represented our relationship—open communication, collaboration, and an equal partnership. The symbolism behind a ring is deeply important to me, and I take great joy knowing that a ring I craft with my two hands will become that symbol of love and commitment in a couple’s life.

However, it all comes down to the finished piece. I think obsessively about jewelry and design, and I create jewelry that’s bold, one of a kind, and striking. I’m creating for those who want high-quality, high-end design with an anything but ordinary result.

Pear Cut Grey Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow GoldPear Cut Grey Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow Gold

Salt & Pepper Diamond Solitaire in 14K Rose GoldSalt & Pepper Diamond Solitaire in 14K Rose Gold

Rose Cut Colorless Diamond Bezel Ring Set in 14K Yellow GoldRose Cut Colorless Diamond Bezel Ring Set in 14K Yellow Gold

Starburst Diamond 3mm Band 14K Yellow GoldStarburst Diamond 3mm Band 14K Yellow Gold

Grey Cushion Rose Cut Ring with Hammered Band in 14K Yellow GoldGrey Cushion Rose Cut Ring with Hammered Band in 14K Yellow Gold

Grey Rose Cut Round Diamond RingGrey Rose Cut Round Diamond Ring

Translucent Rose Cut Diamond Halo Ring in 14K Yellow GoldTranslucent Rose Cut Diamond Halo Ring in 14K Yellow Gold

Salt & Pepper Round Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow GoldSalt & Pepper Round Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow Gold

Grey Diamond Cluster Ring in 14K Rose GoldGrey Diamond Cluster Ring in 14K Rose Gold

Geometric Diamond 7 Prong Ring in 14K Yellow GoldGeometric Diamond 7 Prong Ring in 14K Yellow Gold

The definition of doozie is “something outstanding or unique of its kind,” and boy, Susan’s designs sure live up to that name. And bonus, all those gorgeous pieces solely use ethically sourced, conflict-free gemstones obtained from a small selection of curated suppliers, and the metals are either recycled or certified Fairmined. Doozie Jewelry also takes on commissions for custom designs (which are next-level good), and allows for tweaking stone or metal choices on in-stock designs. Prices range from $140 for the simplest “barely there” gold band up to $4,500 for the larger more intricate diamond engagement rings.

So if you are in the market for an engagement ring (lucky!), wedding band (I mean, look at how they stack ☝️), or even a different kind of mama-deserves-some-sparkle (I’ll take this watermelon tourmaline necklace, pls!) this coming holiday season, then what are you waiting for?! Head on over to the Doozie Jewelry site to browse some bling, or check out a few more options and over one hundred 5-star reviews on the Etsy store, and then do yourself a real favor and…

FOLLOW DOOZIE JEWELRY’S INSTAGRAM FOR LOTS MORE ✨💍👌

Keriann Kohler

After spending her formative years in a monastic pursuit to become a professional ballet dancer, Keriann has since embarked on a mission to make up for lost time by doing All The Things. A reader since way back, the APW community has taught her wanderlusting, commitment-phobic self that while exploration is good for life experience, marriage isn’t so bad for a relationship, and she’s been happily married since 2011.

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