7 On-Trend Engagement Rings That Retail For Less Than $5,000
Like so many trends accelerated by the pandemic, consumers’ desire for accessibly priced engagement rings has intensified over the past year. Before March 2020, modern brides were already more independent, opinionated, and value driven than previous generations. Now, thanks to our new work-from-home reality, they are also increasingly casual. For today’s soon-to-be-engaged woman, the ultimate prize is no longer a mega-diamond stunner that cost her partner three months’ salary, but a ring—not necessarily centered on a diamond—that feels uniquely her own. Read the full article here. Shop Jennie Kwon Bridal Collection.
De Beers Debuts ReSet Collective With Top Designers
Jennie Kwon was one of five female jewelry designers invited by the De Beers Group to participate in a trip to Botswana on a mission to "reset" perceptions of the natural diamond industry. The collaboration resulted in the ReSet Collective, where each designer created a unique pendant inspired by the people, wildlife, and beautiful landscapes of Botswana. Read the full article here.
Get to Know Jennie Kwon Jewelry
Los Angeles–based designer Jennie Kwon has been turning out subtle 14k gold styles with tiny beaded accents for two and a half years. A former classical violinist and corporate attorney, she traded both careers for a new one in jewelry once she became a mom. She tested the waters with a course in metalsmithing, fell hard for design, and quickly shifted gears. Now she sketches styles for her jeweler or CAD artist to bring to life through casting or hand-fabrication. Super-delicate pieces comprise hand-pulled wire for durability, and every item is made in LA. Most pieces feature diamond accents, or emeralds, opals, and sapphires for their long-wearing qualities. Read the full article here.