Ring in the New: Seattle Jewelers Are Breaking With Tradition

Chunky rings go chic

By Nia Martin


February 19, 2018

This article originally appeared in the February 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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When it comes to fine jewelry, local jewelers shining up rings that make a statement with their unusual cuts and details.

1. Love Bug 
For the worldly woman, this ceramic and 14K gold Etruscan Revival scarab ring ($3,600) is one of many unique finds at Isadoras Antique Jewelry (downtown, 1601 First Ave.; 206.441.7711; isadoras.com), which carries a curated selection of vintage treasures. 

Photo: Isadoras

2. Bright Side 
This gorgeous and rare piece ($8,850) from classic gem purveyor Gordon James Fine Diamonds (Bellevue, 10133 Main St.; 425.777.4451; gordonjamesdiamonds.com) is set in 18K hand-engraved yellow gold and is the fire opal of our eye. Also available in other stones and sizes. 

Photo: Gordon James

3. Rock It 
Fashioned for the chic, modern woman, Gurhan’s rectangular drusy quartz ring ($560), from its “Mystere” collection, is set in 24K yellow gold with sterling silver band. From refined and contemporary jewelry destination Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler (Bellevue, 305 Bellevue Way NE; 425.454.9393; agjeweler.com). 

Photo: Gurhan

4. Purple Rain 
Local jewelry designer Jamie Joseph’s one-of-a-kind rings are simply dazzling. This eye-catching chevron amethyst ($705) in a 14K gold frame with sterling silver band is the perfect choice for a one-of-a-kind partner. Available at select retailers, including Northwest favorite Twist (Pacific Place, downtown, 600 Pine St., No. 130; 206.315.8080; twistonline.com). 

Photo: Twistonline.com

5. Great Shape 
Sleek and uniquely carved, the malachite marquise cocktail ring ($169), set in sterling silver, is designed for the bold by Lisa Bridge, a descendant of famed Seattle jeweler Ben Bridge. Available at Ben Bridge Jeweler (multiple locations including downtown, 1432 Fourth Ave.; 206.628.6800; benbridge.com).

Photo: Ben Bridge


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