Engagement ring shopping can be such a daunting task. If you're still unsure about the specifics of what you're looking for or design elements like metal, stone shape, and size, the world of options can seem easily overwhelming. Which is why, on top of reporting on the latest engagement ring trends, we're bringing you the best places to shop for an engagement ring that have been tried and tested by truly stylish women like Babba Canales Rivera of By Babba, who told us that even though her husband designed her engagement ring, "It wasn't until after our wedding that I finally discovered the direct-to-consumer brand Noémie, which is truly reinventing the category of fine jewelry and diamonds." We quickly took note of the up-and-coming brand, along with six more that are fashion-girl favorites.
Though you may not have heard of every jewelry designer in our roundup, you'll definitely want to bookmark these under-the-radar brands for when you start searching for "the one" ("the one" being your engagement ring, of course). Whether your taste tends more to the dainty and elegant or the modern and creative, we promise you'll fall in love with one of these seven independent jewelry designers. Even if a wedding is not at all on your radar (or you're already married), all these designers have a main jewelry line that's just as stunning as their engagement designs and is definitely worth checking out.