Testimonials

Part of creating meaningful jewelry is the connection we have with our clients. We have invited all of our bridal customers to write about their experience, give advice or just tell a story.

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284 Testimonials

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Benita R.

8/3/17

Our review for Ken and Dana is long due!

Scheduling an appointment
We were visiting New York in March and had set up an appointment online with Ariel at Ken and Dana Design.

Selection process
Ariel was patient and let us take our time.
For my engagement ring, I was looking for a particular shade and cut of tourmaline (gemstone) and lo behold they had exactly what we were looking for.

Prior to the appointment, I had fallen in love with their nature inspired designs on their website;the designs were beautiful and intricate in person.

Decision process
We ended up getting our wedding rings and engagement ring from Ken and Dana (see links below)
engagement ring – Lorelei with oval cut blue-green paraiba tourmaline and gold band
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wedding ring (her) – Sasha with matte yellow gold
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wedding ring (his) – Forrest – matte yellow gold 3mm
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Delivery and payment
Payment was seemless and delivery was made within the specified timeframe.

All in all, we are super happy with the rings and would highly recommend Ken and Dana Design.

Thank you Ariel and Patty (for coordinating the delivery of the rings)!

Bryn N.

7/17/17

The ladies worked with me for weeks to help me choose the design and diamond that I absolutely love! My experience was wonderful with Ken & Dana Design.

Kristin R.

7/17/17

My fiancé found this place and purchased my engagement ring here. He constantly raved about Patti and how helpful she was. After he told me where he got my ring I looked at their website and fell in love with the unique styles. We bought our wedding bands here as well which I finally got to choose something unique and I can’t wait to wear it every day! Natali helped us with our bands and was amazing! Especially since she was able to bring me a ring that combined the two rings I was trying to decide between. My stone setting is quite delicate and one of the pear shaped diamonds have fallen out when it got knocked off a dresser onto a hard granite floor and recently my oval diamond popped out because I was wearing it while packing and knocked it against a box. Thankfully both times I did not lose the diamond and they’ve been wonderful at fixing it quickly. The rings were also completed and delivered much sooner than expected.

John B

7/17/17

An amazing place. The staff is wonderful and the quality of their product and service is unmatched.

I’ve purchased both engagement and wedding rings here and could not be happier!

Jeff M.

7/17/17

After a long search through many jewelers in NYC I found Ken & Dana. The entire process of designing a custom engagement ring was smooth, quick, and affordable. The team at Ken & Dana were delightful to work with and I am looking forward to getting my wedding bands made here as well. Would recommend without reservation.

Jacob K

7/17/17

Ken & Dana Design was extremely easy to work with and they delivered the ring of my (and thankfully my fiancee’s) dreams. They were willing to work with a diamond I supplied and they kept me informed throughout the design and production process. Definitely recommended.

Mollie C.

7/17/17

I looked for the perfect ring for about 6 months for my fiancee – like actively looked for it everywhere – and finally found it thanks to KDD’s incredible selection and unique designs. Super helpful – I live 10 hrs away so couldn’t see it in person, and the woman i worked with sent me about 10 different videos of different designs, diamonds – so so helpful. It couldn’t be better! I still catch it on her finger and am so happy i didn’t settle for anything else. She gets compliments on it every day. To boot, arrived earlier than expected!

Glenn W.

7/17/17

We picked up our engagement rings and weddings rings at Ken and Dana and will definitely go back for any more custom needs. They’re super easy to work with and very responsive.

It was great working with Ken for the engagement ring. The quality is fantastic and he was very helpful when it came to picking out a diamond – even broke out the IdealScope for me! We came up with a timeliness design and she loves it.

Same goes for our wedding rings – picked out some great funky designs to complement the engagement ring and can’t wait to wear them. Fast turn-around and again, really easy to work with.

Bonnie K.

6/28/17

I’m not really a jewelry person so I was surprised to be SO in love with my ring. I found the ring when looking online a year ago – I knew I didn’t want a diamond and liked gold or rose gold. Then I discovered padparadscha sapphires or peach sapphires. My fiancé bought the Delphine ring and it is absolutely STUNNING. I cannot take my eyes off of it . We bought the esme band to go with it. Both in rose gold.

Barney S.

6/15/17

So seamless!
I actually purchased my fiance’s engagement ring without even stepping foot into the store. I was able to connect online with Ariel who made what could have been a really confusing and difficult decision, so easy. A few emails back and forth, a skype conversation, and a few more pictures later and then PERFECTION! Ring was delivered to my office in a beautiful package and I could not have been more satisfied. But I wasn’t the one who needed to be impressed; my Fiance absolutely LOVES her ring.
I have been along with other friends to the diamond district and have witnessed that whole ordeal; my communications with Ariel was personable and caring. Ariel was a huge part of this process and I could not be happier with how she handled me as a customer.
You may be paying a little more; but WOW the ring is amazing and those who know about quality rings and diamonds will know right away the beauty.

Trey

6/15/17

Ken & Dana have amazing designs and awesome customer service. Super knowledgable and friendly staff. Ariel helped me with my engagement ring purchase. She was amazing!

T.J.

6/15/17

Hands down an amazing experience! Working with the staff at Ken & Dana Designs was a memorable and treasure-able time for my fiance and I. We learned of K&D from research and were not disappointed at all! Our initial visit with Ken was very informational and set us on the right path. That meeting brought me back on my own to meet with Natali and she was without a doubt the NICEST and BEST person for me to deal with. Her knowledge of the product and amazing personality allowed me to purchase our engagement with zero hesitation. I walked out of K&D feeling like we made the best decision we could have made. When the ring (Melinda) arrived (about 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule) it was more beautiful than I could have imagined. I highly recommend Ken & Dana Design to any couple looking to take the next step.

Some of the best customer service I have ever received is courtesy of Natali Cruz and the staff at Ken & Dana Design! Thank you so much for a flawless ring and a more flawless experience!

Joanna I

5/31/17

I am not a girl who has had her wedding pinterest-ed and planned out her whole life, but I have been dreaming of my engagement ring since I was about 15 years old. So by the time it became an actual possibility that I might actually get one, I had pretty detailed ideas about what I wanted. Combine that with a partner who also has strong opinions, and you’re in trouble. We looked in multiple stores in multiple cities (and on the main drag in the diamond district, which is a nightmare), and couldn’t find anything that quite captured all the details we knew we wanted. We decided we’d have to have a ring designed from scratch.
Enter Ken & Dana. We found them online and emailed with Patty for a while before going in for a consultation. Patty was so quick to understand what we wanted, and asked really spot-on questions to help us refine our ideas. She was also extremely patient and never pressured us even when we disappeared off the radar now and then due to work. What we ultimately came up with involved not just sourcing special sapphires and finding us an affordable diamond, but also filigree and hand engraving – not easy. Patty looked through a gazillion tiny sapphires to pick the ones she thought we would like the best, and then sat with us for another hour holding each one up against my hand to see if the color was right. Wow.
My partner proposed earlier this month and we could not be more thrilled with the ring. It is even better than we ever could have imagined.
K&D are true artists. If you’re looking for something personal, special, and extremely high quality, you could not find a better place to go. Highly recommended.

Doug A

5/31/17

Could not be happier with Patty and her team. They made everything very comfortable and eased the processes of designing an engagement ring. My fiancé is head over heels in love with the ring.Patty was great with helping move the process along with giving me tips on how to find out the perfect style.
Highly recommended.

Whitney F

3/21/17

My husband purchased both my wedding band and engagement ring from Ken & Dana and I could be more happy with them.

We had looked for months for rings and nothing really stuck with me, he purchased my engagement ring from them without me trying it on as we live in San Francisco, the moment I put it on it felt perfect.

They are always very helpful even being so far from us, I would definitely recommend them!

Jordan L

3/21/17

I absolutely love Ken & Dana.

I went on my own while searching for the perfect engagement ring to give my girl. The vibe of the showroom is relaxed, inviting and accessible. They were so patient and helpful, and seemed really excited for me. I found just what I was looking for: the perfect, simple, classic, elegant ring.

Finding an ethically sourced diamond was a major concern for me, which they adressed. We found a beautiful Canadian diamond, mined with love for their workers and the earth.

The ring is stunning. My fiance is stunning.

We’ve since been back to K&D for a free resizing. They also connected me immediately to a jewelry insurance company, which was really helpful and gave me peace of mind.

Sean S

3/21/17

Absolutely stunning engagement ring (Devi)! Excellent customer service and communication from Natali Cruz. Very pleased all around given the fact that we live in NC and never actually got to see the setup in person prior to purchasing. Hopefully we’ll get to visit NYC one day soon so we can stop by and give them a proper thank you! :-)

Chad M

12/23/16

I got my Fiance’s wedding ring from Ken & Dana design and was more than impressed with the customer service and how well they explained all the options to create something custom and make me feel comfortable along the way. Not to mention the ring is amazing! Fast forward to last week, I purchased a necklace for the fiance for Christmas from Ken & Dana, Patty was the person that helped me and assured me it would be here by Christmas despite being a bit last minute. Yesterday came and I received a confirmation of delivery but never actually got the package and it was signed for by someone else. Patty jumped on the phone with Fedex and through some miracle they were able to get the package back and deliver it to me directly today. Patty and the whole crew there go above and beyond. I will be a customer for life!

Shawn K

12/13/16

Exquisite work and excellent service.

I was recommended to KDD at the last minute. I needed a ring set with a custom gemstone and have it shipped to me within 30 days. KDD worked with my gemcutter and was able to delivery an extraordinarily beautiful ring ahead of schedule.

I couldn’t have been more pleased and everyone absolutely adores the ring.

P.S. She said yes. :D

Jen H

12/13/16

Organic meets vintage – that’s how Patty from Ken & Dana described our rings. I waited a year to review my rings to make sure that I still love it and indeed I do! My husband and I went to a few ring merchants in search of engagement and wedding rings. After meeting with the incredibly charming and knowledge, Patty and being introduced to Daya (one of their ring styles), my husband and I found my engagement ring. In the following weeks, Patty made the process of choosing a diamond and wedding bands fun and a fantastic learning experience. She told us stories of her wedding and dazzled us with her knowledge of gemology. Patty made a potentially a stressful experience into a fantastic memory in our relationship. The ring itself is a delicate branch wrapped around a gorgeous diamond and a far cry from your traditional wedding ring. Thank you Patty from Ken & Dana Design for your exceptional work and service.

Gina F

12/2/16

My fiance and I were ring shopping and couldn’t find anything we liked for the design was in my head. It wasn’t until I was browsing and pinning, not even looking for engagement rings, where I stumbled upon the unique designs by Ken & Dana. I looked at every single one of their rings and fell in love with the “Gina” and “Rayna”. I showed my man right away. He realized that these rings are completely different from each other, one was rose gold, had diamonds in the band and a halo, and the other was a square diamond with an engraved band. He contacted K&D for further assistance, because I couldn’t help him much more..as this was going to be a surprise for me in my near future. Now that we’re engaged, he told me he contacted the shop and they were nothing but helpful. He designed a ring that took little bits from both of the rings I fell in love with, added his own flare and created the “Ginnie”. I am not a high maintenance person, at times I thought I didn’t need a diamond, and also at times I was nervous to be “surprised” by a ring that I may not love.

Well, that was SOO not the case. My soon-to-be husband surprised me on Decemeber 25th, 2016 on a camping trip. We went canoeing up the Rainbow River where the water was crystal clear. We hiked around looking at the natural springs and waterfalls. He got out his camera to take a photo of us and the waterfall, and afterwards said the most beautiful things (that neither of us can remember because we both kind of blacked out) and I said “yes!”…and when he put this gorgeous ring on my finger I also said,
THIS IS THE RING! This is everything I imagined in my head and more!"

Since then, I’ve been in contact with Patti, showing her my photos of my Ginnie and our engagement announcement photo. Sure, I can find a less expensive wedding band from somewhere else, I know I won’t have the same customer service, knowledge, ethical values and quality work that I get with K&D. Patti has sent me videos of her trying on the bands I requested, since I live out of state and cannot see them in person. You get what you pay for. And that is quality art, a work of passion and amazing customer service.

Thank you! I’ll be sure to come back and post my band after 9.30.17!

peace and love,
Gina

Ashley P.

8/1/16

My fiancé and I were searching out a very unique jeweler to make our wedding bands as well as my engagement ring. Both being from Ohio we love exploring and getting out of town so NYC was our next stop! After doing a lot of research and reading about Ken and Dana Design, we booked an appointment a few months out. When the appointment day came, we arrived and were greeted with warm smiles and a glass of whiskey! it was such a great touch to sitting in the waiting area while we waited for our turn at the table.
They entire store is a big NYC loft style space, we loved it. They had display cases to see different designs but everything is custom made in house so they were all simply designs to try on and see how you like them.

Patty has since made my TOP TEN list of best human beings on the planet. She was so patient and attentive with our appointment because she knew we had traveled from Ohio. We nailed down my engagement ring design and also my fiancés wedding band all in the same sitting. We customized with our fingerprints being engraved on each band (my wedding hband was chosen via email exchange of pictures with patty AFTER we got my engagement ring and I had worn it for a few weeks)

Ken and Dana Design truly made us feel special, they truly took into consideration that this was a HUGE symbolic trip for us as a couple and also a very important purchase for us as future Mr. & Mrs. I can’t wait to see my band! Our wedding is in two months and we couldn’t be happier about our adventures to NYC and the story our rings tell.

Thank you to Patty and the entire team!

Lizeth M

4/22/16

I just received my Aurora and Selene dream rings and I don’t even have words. They are stunning. STUNNING. They worked with me to find just the right stone and weren’t trying to sell me on anything. They were patient with each phone call and email and I am just beyond grateful. I will sing their praises all over Texas! Thank you thank you thank you!

William F

3/24/16

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.

Lance Loethen

3/6/16

Excellent customer service, beautiful and unique designs, and conflict-free diamonds – I can’t imagine shopping anywhere else for a ring. Ken and Dana Design went out of their way to make a perfect engagement ring in time for our trip to Yosemite National Park, where I proposed to my fiance. Thank you!

Patrick O.

2/4/16

Hello, I have never left a Yelp review, but decided to write my first for Patty, as well of course, for Ken and Dana Design. I wish I could give six stars! My girlfriend wanted a unique engagement ring with an emphasis on social responsibility and the environment. This was also my first foray into purchasing such a special and expensive piece of jewelry. After scouring the internet and local stores, I found Ken & Dana Design. The process was fantastic and Patty was absolutely incredible. I am from out-of-state, and we worked together to design the ring over phone conferences, videos, emails, etc. Patty was honest, helpful, and made the process fun! In the end, my girlfriend (now fiance) absolutely LOVES the ring. I succeeded, but could never have done it without Patty’s help. Thank you Patty! Cheers, Patrick.

Nathan Fernee

1/11/16

An amazing unique design unlike anything else, Myself and future wife are completely over satisfied with every aspect of K&DD.

Cheers to the crew,
Nathan and Kelly Fernee

Jose T

12/14/15

Great experience. Overall I can’t complain at all. From start to finish I was given a great service from different employees. My fiancé is extremely pleased with my ring selection and Ken was extremely helpful and he made sure I didn’t pay more than what I wanted. He explained to me all the necessary details to be knowledgeable about diamond and made sure I picked the right diamond. Thank you all!

Katie T.

12/4/15

My husband and I had an amazing experience with Patty and Ken of Ken & Dana Design when we chose both my engagement ring and our wedding bands. We actually worked with them in March 2013 (engagement ring) and then again before our wedding several months later for our wedding bands. Even though it has been awhile, I am still talking about them and recommending them to friends, as I just did today, so I decided I owe it to them to finally write my review.

We lived in Philadelphia at the time so we made an appointment and went to NYC to visit with Patty and Ken in their studio for the engagement ring and then again for our bands. Patty is so sweet and welcoming. She and Ken made us feel like old friends they had known for years. They worked with us to choose the perfect rings, and helped us choose the proper sizing. They even resized my engagement ring after I had worn it for a few months and decided it was too big. Visiting them in their studio was so much fun – it’s cozy and inviting and you can feel their creativity and passion for their work and for their clients while you’re there.

We originally chose Ken & Dana Design because of their unique and nature-inspired designs, and because they are committed to environmental responsibility. Now I’m so happy we chose them because in addition to these qualities, they also truly care about their clients and their work. They are awesome and incredibly talented, and I would recommend them to anyone – and I often do. Thank you so much Patty and Ken!

Anand

11/22/15

Ken & Dana Designs is an outstanding company. I worked with other jewelers who just did not seem to be as interested in our particular story, and were not as interested in trying to find the perfect ring for her. I worked with Patty, who is just a lovely person and was so interested in our story and trying to find us the perfect ring. Most of our initial dealings were via email and she was still so receptive to sending me price quotes, honest advice, and picture of the diamonds/rings. Their website is user friendly and I love that they are so committing to making eco-friendly rings that look beautiful. The look on my finance’s face was priceless and the ring ended up being perfect. Thanks so much for all your help!!

Brendon G

11/16/15

Going into this experience of buying something so expensive online I was rather skeptical. I felt uneasy spending a large amount of money on something I had never seen (Even more so because i’m Canadian, and the exchange rate is out of this world!). However, I must say that I couldn’t be happier with the whole experience, and the people I dealt with. Honestly, it was very easy to send the money, and I felt comfortable knowing I would get a beautiful ring for it.

After numerous conversations through E-Mail and phone, I finally chose a diamond for the setting. I wasn’t quite sure about the diamond, since it was a SI1. My expectations were tempered because of this. Clearly, the people at KDD do inspect, and choose only the ones they deem to be of quality. Even though mine was SI1 The inclusions don’t appear to affect the ring at all, and it sparkles amazingly! The value I received for this ring is unreal. My Fiance gets compliments on her Rose Gold Molly all of the time. We are so happy with it :)!

I appreciate to no ends how easy Patty and her team made this experience. They run an amazing business, and kept me in the loop through everything. I will no doubt be buying my Fiance’s band from KDD, and i’m sure I’ll be a lifelong customer for anniversary presents :) Here’s to hoping she never reads this

Darren H

10/12/15

I ordered one of the rings online and requested a very specific gem which I had not been able to locate. They worked with me to find the perfect Montana sapphire. On top of all that, they were able to get it to me at the faster end of their estimated completion time. The end product is amazing and jewellers have complemented it and wanted to know where I got it.

KEVIN F.

10/6/15

I first contacted Patty a couple years before we ended up actually purchasing a ring and stone from KDD. Despite setting appointments and changing them and canceling them, and going out of touch for long periods of time, Patty was very patient and nice and excited for us.

We looked at several jewelers from Boston, Oregon, and Chicago and found ourselves comparing the pieces at each place with the ring we initially fell in love with at KDD. I was able to carry out the purchase online, painlessly, and Patty communicated with me along the way what the time-frame looked like.

The stone we enDed up with was unbelievably perfect. We had seen lots of .9 ct and .7 ct, but really were wishing we could see one in the middle. Patty had a .82 ct waiting for us. It was meant to be.

Can’t thank her enough for being patient and holding my hand through the process. I’d strongly recommend them.

Aaron R

10/2/15

Best of the best. Their jewelry is more than just a piece of work, it’s art. A piece of art that’ll make the person you’re giving it to, melt their heart, because that’s what it did when I proposed to my fiancé. You’ll definitely get more than what you’re paying for. Their staff is top notch too. Super helpful, and eager to fulfill your every request. Since I am an out of town customer, I was worried about buying out of state, but Patty reassured me everything is going to be ok and after reading other reviews, and especially since there’s nothing around me that has such a great selection I went for it. I also was on a short schedule and, Patty was able to create the ring and ship it to me really fast too (Thank you!). I definitely will be stopping in to thank them whenever I can get to New York in person, but till then, I hope this review will be good until I can.

Brendan B.

9/29/15

Wonderful experience, incredibly helpful and one of the few places that has truly unique rings. Couldn’t recommend more.

Ben R.

9/27/15

What a wonderful experience it was to purchase an engagement ring from Ken! The customer service was unmatched. The ring arrived exactly as planned in a beautiful box and exactly as expected. My fiancée loves the ring and is constantly getting compliments. Particularly, everyone notes how unique the ring is and how it suits her style and personality. So happy to find such a talented team to make her forever ring. We will definitely purchase the wedding bands here as well. We plan on going to the store this time so we can meet everyone, but buying online / over the phone was a breeze.

Leah

9/26/15

For people like us, this is as good as it gets. From the task of making an appointment to the receipt of our package – the whole process was “relaxed”.

The studio’s vibe was right up our alley, with vintage furniture, creative displays and a staff that made us feel right at home; it made me want to get my from somewhere that obviously cares so deeply about their craft.

I was able to get prompt responses to my update inquiries and felt so good know my materials were recycled and conflict free – the biggest draw for me.

Our ring is beautiful and cannot say enough good things – I felt very lucky our process was so phenomenal in every way.

Alex B

9/25/15

I ordered a special custom ring with a fingerprint and engraving. Patty and Ken & Dana Design worked with me through email to verify the correct engraving and to confirm receipt of the fingerprint sample.

Patty also followed up with me on tracking the shipping and payment and made the whole experience very easy and comforting.

The ring arrived very nicely packaged with a nice box and on time. Overall I had a great experience!

Abe F.

9/25/15

I honestly cannot say how much I love this ring. working with Ken & Dana was so wonderful and pleasant. It came out so much better than I expected and it was so easy and smooth to work with .

Alyssa Y

9/25/15

Fantastic experience all around. This was literally the only easy part of our entire wedding process. For all my other vendors, I had to sift through anywhere from 5-25 options, but within 5 minutes at Ken & Dana, I found both my and my husband’s wedding rings.

The staff is easy to work with and they have a lovely whiskey selection while you’re waiting ;). Though do remember it’s a small shop, so you have to make an appointment and the weekend options require a decent amount of planning ahead. Trust us though, it’s worth it! The free re-sizing was fantastic too!

Alana C

9/3/15

This is a wonderful business! I am SO HAPPY to have found Ken & Dana. I fell in love with them as soon as i found them on Pinterest (then obsessively stalked their beautiful website/facebook) . They made everything SO easy for us. They were accommodating with appointments (they let us come in during their really big move to a new location!), they showed us our options for rings and with talking and explaining my what i do for work, my style and what i wanted they secretly helped my Husband customize the engagement ring. They are really sweet with emails and updates! We loved them so much that we bought the engagement ring and BOTH our wedding bands from them. We thought about buying the bands somewhere locally in Boston and not going to NYC again BUT no rings compared— Even for his band. He was all like “But I want something really nice too…” I am in LOVE with K&D’s unique designs, their store, PATTY!!, and the level of craftsmanship that continues to exceed our expectations.

Jorge S.

8/25/15

I did a lot of searching before coming across Ken and Dana Design, and it was time well spent researching. Me and my now fiancé have very particular tastes and styles. Something that would not have been satisfied by going to any of the big box jewelry stores.

From the very first call I made to Ken and Dana, I have had the absolute best experience one could ask for during this process. I spoke to a few different team members, but in the end it was Patty that ended up having to deal with my million-and-one questions.

Only after all my questions had been answered, and the ring already having begun being handcrafted, did I realize that the person helping me, listening to me, and getting to know me and my soon to be fiancé, was the same person crafting the stunning heirloom ring I would soon receive.

Of course, when the day finally came, all the hard work and stress was rewarded with my fiancé stating simply: “it’s perfect”.

I cannot say enough about the team at Ken and Dana Design, from scrambling on a very busy day to show my sister the stone I would purchase during the 5 minutes she had off during lunch, to answering emails at 7 and 8 o’clock at night, they have been nothing but exceptional craftsmen and women, and utter professionals.

Thank you so much for creating a truly unique experience, one that made such a memorable occasion even more special.

Bobby H

8/12/15

Literally the Best customer services I’ve ever had! Patty is the best!!! She was on vacation yet still emailed me at 1am. Their product is amazing as well!

Jeff H.

8/11/15

Top notch rings and service!!
Patty and Ariel were awesome to work with and the ring is absolutely gorgeous. My fiance can’t say enough great things about the ring and it’s unique design.

JUSTIN M

8/7/15

I really can’t say enough good things about them. Patty was a tremendous help in walking me through the process and keeping me updated. My fiancé fell in love with the white gold Daya/Selene combination. It is absolutely the most beautiful ring set I’ve ever seen. We decided to go with an alternative stone due to having just bought a house. I was absolutely blown away with the overall blinding effect that the Daya puts out. My fiancé gets compliments everywhere she goes. She’s a walking billboard of happiness just jumping to tell people where to order their custom rings. I will recommend KDD to everyone who asks. My eternal thanks to KDD and especially to Patty. Customer service this outstanding is worth it to reach out to them.

John K

7/6/15

What an amazing experience it was to buy my engagement ring at Ken and Dana. Natali (aka the Cuban beacon of light) guided me and my now fiance through the whole process and the final result was an absolute stunner. The ring was originally supposed to take at least five weeks to make, but it was done in half the time, so I ditched whatever extravagant plans I had and proposed on the next night at the same cafe where I first professed my love (we’re also getting married there). She was absolutely floored and caught by surprise by the proposal and party I had planned. Every girl at the engagement party looked at the ring, then looked at me, then looked at the ring, and then back at me. YEA BOIIIIII THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON (just kidding kinda but not really)

Christopher G

6/22/15

Amazing experience shopping for an engagement ring at Ken & Dana. I came here based on the outstanding Yelp reviews and the unique ring designs on their website. Happy to say they exceeded even my high expectations!

I was shopping for an engagement ring as a surprise for my (now) fiance, and Ken, Patty, and the rest of the team were very supportive. They gave me excellent advice along the way and were very patient as I went through the decision-making process.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Ken & Dana if you are in the NYC area and looking for an engagement ring. Their service is unparalleled, the prices competitive, and the end product is exquisite. We will be going back there soon to look at wedding bands!

kurt. O

6/22/15

So I needed a ring, I wanted to surprise my Fiance (now wife) with something special and elegant. Finding the right ring can be a daunting task and I have definitely been burned by other jewelers before, so not only is the ring important but who you are purchasing from is as equally important.

After much searching I found Ken & Dana Design, I was a bit skeptical at first but after reading all the positive reviews I decided to make an appointment. From the moment I walked in I felt the pressure off me, their studio is warm and welcoming, and Patty was extremely patient with me (I came in with about 5 pages of notes). She lead me through the whole process and I never once felt that there was an up sell or I purchased something that I really didn’t want. In the end I came away with a really awesome experience. My Fiance loves her engagement ring and she receives so many compliments that we decided to purchase our wedding bands from KDD as well.

Patty came up with a great idea and my Fiance loved it so much we also ended up getting earrings made and a bracelet for my mom. All in all I didn’t just find a jeweler for a one time occasion I found the right jeweler who can make something beautiful, delicate, and elegant for those special moments in life.

Elizabeth W.

6/17/15

Long story short – we recommend Ken & Dana Design 100%, regardless of whether you are in NYC or live across the country! When I stumbled upon Ken & Dana Designs on Pinterest, I immediately fell in love with their unique style. We decided to take a trip from Dallas to NYC so we could actually visit them in person – which I know wasn’t exactly necessary, but sure was fun! They are the nicest people, with a lovely studio that reflects the same beautiful, unique style. Patty was so patient and helpful as I tried on several different rings, going back and forth because I couldn’t decide which I loved more. In the end, we got my engagement ring and both of our wedding bands from Ken & Dana. The rings have personality, and are all so exquisitely beautiful. We are thrilled – thank you for these perfect treasures!

Rob S.

6/16/15

I can’t say enough good things about our entire experience. Prior to buying the ring everyone was extremely helpful as well as after. We needed the ring resized and had it back to us in just a few days. Not to mention the ring is absolutely perfect

John G .

6/16/15

Beautiful diamond and setting. We couldn’t be any happier.

T.Y.

6/16/15

Recommended by a friend and couldn’t be happier. Got all our rings here and the service was impeccable. Patty has the best sense of humor and Ken is super cool. I came to them under a tight deadline and they were able to rush my order so I could propose in Hawaii!

Very creative and unique rings that are made in NYC using conflict free diamonds. It’s a breath of fresh air doing business with these two rather than giving “Boris” in the Diamond District an envelope stuffed with $10K in cash.

Make an appointment as the place is always busy! If you have to wait, enjoy the store and have a glass of whiskey!

Keith K

6/16/15

My experience with Ken and Dana Design exceeded all expectations. I was able to find a unique engagement ring, which impressed and stood out from the normal engagement ring. Their jewelry is beautiful and their ethical message made it all that more special for my fiancée. As I relocated to the west coast from just outside NYC I was little worrisome about buying a piece without seeing/holding it in person; however, they were great through the whole process. I communicated through email due to the time difference and busy work schedule and received multiple pictures, quotes, and videos of the multiple pieces I was interested in. The videos included the rings I was interested in being displayed on a hand and seen from all angles as to capture the entirety of the ring. I can’t stress enough how helpful and wonderful this process was. Thank you for all your help and for making my fiancée and myself extremely satisfied clients. I will soon be purchasing one of their wedding bands to go with the ring. Thank you again!

Kelsey J

6/11/15

I am absolutely blown away by Ken and Dana Design. At first I was very skeptical about making such a large purchase over the internet. My now fiance and I live in South Dakota and a trip to NYC with our schedules was not an option. My first contact with Ken and Dana Design was by Patty. She made the entire process such a breeze. Patty was very accommodating and put my mind at ease immediately. Being so far away, Patty made me feel like I was there throughout the whole process. She sent me updates (pictures and videos) constantly. I am so grateful to have worked with such an amazing company. My fiance was completely amazed by how beautiful the ring turned out. It is simply one of a kind that I could not find anywhere besides Ken and Dana Design. Thank you so much for a once in a lifetime experience. I will be recommending Ken and Dana Design to everyone I know.

Osro

6/11/15

Top notch company. Ken & Dana worked with me to make sure I was able to buy the perfect engagement and wedding rings. They were extremely friendly and made the process very easy.

Feesh

6/9/15

They designed a custom engagement ring for my now wife, and it was absolutely perfect. She was so pleased with her ring that we decided to get our wedding bands from them as well. We went with pretty simple designs but chose to have them engraved. The staff are all incredibly warm and friendly and make you feel like part of the family when you’re in the shop/showroom. They’re attentive and quick to address any concerns. We happily recommend them to our friends.

JON F

5/21/15

Phenomenal. I walked into Ken & Dana’s studio looking for a customized engagement ring setting, as I already had the center diamond, and Ken patiently walked me through the process and even pulled the setting up online. This was a different design than they normally did so it took about a month but Patty was quick to provide updates. My fiance loved it and I just went to the appraiser who spoke incredibly highly of the settings customization. He even said he was shocked the setting was so cheap.

I can’t stress how wonderful this experience has been and we will absolutely be coming back for our wedding bands. Don’t overthink. Just go.

Michael H.

5/20/15

First, the ring is gorgeous! Also, the service was friendly and everything happened right on time. It was easy to get information via email, and someone always answers the phone. Trust is important in purchases like these, and I felt comfortable the entire time.

Jeff K

5/12/15

I was nervous about doing a purchase like this online without seeing it in person, but my fiancee and I couldn’t be happier! The ring was just like the picture, if not more stunning in person. It was very fast and easy and perfect. The staff was great along the way.

Tynesha A.

5/8/15

My husband got my engagement ring from Ken &Dana Design and all I can say is WOW! I LOVE my ring so much i stare at it all the time, I even catch other people staring at it. I am blown away!!!

Kenzie B.

3/30/15

My fiancee purchased my ring from Ken and Dana and I am obsessed! It is the most beautiful ring I have ever seen. I am not traditional at all, I have a lot of tattoos and living in West Texas, I am kind of an oddball. This ring is everything I am, unique, beautiful and very different. My fiancee spoke of how involved he was kept on the process of customizing the ring and shipment, etc. It is beautiful and I recommend K&D to anyone who is getting engaged etc. BEAUTIFUL I TELL YOU!

Joseph I.

3/29/15

The ring was customized to my every specification. It arrived on time and looked amazing! Customer service was prompt and professional the entire way. Would recommend K&D to anyone who wants a unique and beautiful creation for their engagement ring.

Beth H.

3/10/15

I couldn’t be happier with my engagement ring. It’s so unique and the diamond is so clear and beautiful. My fiance and I live in Colorado. He had a great experience ordering my ring online. They were super helpful over the phone and helped him through the whole process. We can’t wait to order both of our wedding bands soon. I would 100% recommend.

Kelley Coughlan & Stephen Heck

3/9/15

To the lovely Ken & Dana,

We are writing to express our sincere gratitude for the attentiveness, concern and creativity displayed by the Ken & Dana team during our hunt for an engagement ring. We were both adamant about working with a holistic jeweler that deeply cared about and considered the environmental, social and ethical impacts of its pieces – elements that were extremely important to us when choosing to work with Ken & Dana. The ring… absolute perfection! We may be somewhat biased, but we’ve never seen a ring as stunning – as breathtaking – as the one that Ken & Dana designed for us. Ken & Dana is a truly talented team of artists that offers unparalleled personalization, attention to detail, and compassion for environmental and social justice.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We couldn’t be any happier!

- Kelley & Steve

James D.

2/21/15

My experience with Ken and Dana Design was fantastic. They were the first jeweller that I met with and I was blown away by how much they cared about me and my plans for the engagement ring I had in mind. Patty and Ariel were both very patient and incredibly helpful in guiding me toward the right designs and decisions and welcomed my input in order to make something unique.

The final purchase couldn’t have been easier and discussing my final ideas with Ken made me feel at ease.

I highly recommend Ken and Dana Design and will definitely be back when it comes time to have wedding bands made.

JJ. L

2/18/15

Excellent service from start to finish, my fiance loves the ring! They did a great job customizing my order and working quickly to get it done in time. The elevator might be a bit strange, but the office is beautiful. And to be honest, the price was identical to other places in manhattan.

Brian b.

2/18/15

I ordered from Seattle and the entire process was great. Patty sent me pictures and videos as often as I requested them. Most importantly, the ring was amazing. Perfect job.

ESPERANZA

2/11/15

I can’t help but stare at my beautiful engagement ring! I had fallen in love with the rose gold Daya ring on Pinterest. I was amazed at how affordable the ring was for it’s beauty and craftmanship. At least I thought it as, my (now) fiance might have a different opinion on price. Don’t all men though! :)
I wasn’t involved in the purchasing part but I love how they followed up to make sure we were pleased with the ring once we received it. We live in New Mexico, so there was a big leap of faith that needed to happen to purchase such a monumental piece of jewelry online. If you are lucky enough to live in close enough proximity to visit their shop, I say do it. However, if you are really eyeing a piece online and are having anxiety about making such a purchase. Fear not! Ken & Dana Designs are phenomenal. You won’t be disappointed!

Esperanza C.

2/10/15

Pure perfection! My fiance just made me the happiest woman in the world by proposing just before Christmas, he put a cherry on top of it all by doing it with the rose gold Dayra ring from your wedding/engagement collection. I fell in love with this ring on Pinterest some time back. I kept checking the website to make sure it was still available. When my honey and I were getting serious, a friend asked me if I knew what I kind of ring I wanted. I pulled up the ‘pin’ and showed it to her. I must have done it over email because she had a screenshot of it. That’s all my honey had to go off of. Thankfully it’s such a unique piece that he found it after doing a Google image search.
It wasn’t a custom made piece but it’s such a beautifully designed piece that everyone thinks it is. My fiance has such ease with the purchase that he thinks the rest of the planning is going to be the same. Let’s pray he is. Thank you Ken & Dana for getting us started with such ease and beauty!

Kimberly S

1/28/15

My husband and I had the absolute best experience at Ken & Dana. My husband went there to get my engagement ring designed after he had difficulty finding exactly what he was looking for at many jewelry stores around NYC. He met with Patty at Ken & Dana and she immediately made him feel comfortable and confident that they could execute his vision. They did a wonderful job with my engagement ring, it was exactly what he was looking for and I just love it. After that great experience, we knew we had to get our wedding bands from Ken & Dana as well. I brought Patty a picture of a wedding band I saw on Pinterest that I could not find ANYWHERE after countless hours of online and in-store searching. Once again, she said no problem, and executed our vision. I now have a beautiful and unique wedding ring set that I will treasure forever. We could not be happier with their service. Their work is beautiful and they are incredibly responsive, wonderfully kind people to work with.

Jeff S.

1/16/15

My fiancé and I live in Montana. We stumbled across Ken and Dana Design’s website while looking for engagement rings. We were drawn to their designs, and also their ethics.

Being from Montana, I was unable to ever visit their store, or to look at the rings in person. They answered all of our questions via email and phone. They even sent a video of the ring we liked, so we could see it on a human hand at all angles.

I worked with Patty Hernandez over the phone and email. She was very helpful with all of my questions, and helping me purchase the ring.

I received the ring, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. My fiancé loves it. The ring itself is very well made, and the diamond is spectacular. We’re very happy we chose Ken and Dana. A big thank you goes out to Patty and to Ken & Dana.

Jennifer S

1/15/15

I am completely in love with my engagement ring from Ken & Dana Design! We chose the Devi, because it is really earthy and organic looking! Patty, Ken, and Natali are very easy to work with, and lovely people in general. The studio is a wonderful space, and shows off their cool and impeccable sense of style. I loved it there so much, that I referred a friend and she also purchase her engagement ring from them! Looking forward to getting our wedding bands once we set a date!!

Alana

1/13/15

We found Ken & Dana through Pinterest! The website first caught our eye as well as all of the gorgeous designs they had to search through. If you can go to the store it’s just as you may imagine. Tucked away in NYC in this chic space. As we customized our engagement ring we got to listen to awesome music (Rhye). Also they let us in come by after they had just moved into their new space since we’d be in town. They know what they’re doing ! They asked tons of questions, took notes and had lots to try on. We ended up customizing a ring and getting ideas how to make it as perfect and as functional to wear. I get compliments EVERYWHERE I go!! I couldn’t be happier with my experience. Can’t wait to go back for wedding bands.

Kent

1/5/15

We stumbled upon Ken & Dana through a Google search and could not be happier with the result. We were looking for a gay friendly company for our wedding bands and were very impressed by the products shown on their website. Their prices were a little more than we wanted to spend because we knew we could get simple wedding bands for much less, but we still decided to make an appointment. Boy are we glad we did! We made two visits to their adorable midtown west space. They have many beautiful designs and it was very difficult to choose just one. The staff is friendly, helpful, warm, enthusiastic and considerate. They were able to give us good advice and steer us in the right direction when it came to my nickel allergy. It was a pleasure working with them and we are very happy with our rings.

Tiffany

12/19/14

Patty at Ken and Dana was really nice to work with. She talked to me about what would wear well and be the most durable. I absolutely love my ring!!!!!! We live in California and even though Ken and Dana are across the country things went smoothly!

Chris S

12/18/14

Great experience purchasing my engagement ring. Friendly, timely and professional service. Buying a ring was a very daunting experience for me and they walked me through everything. I’m so happy I chose Ken n Dana and more importantly so Is my fiancé!

Andrew l

12/18/14

Quick responses from Patty, quick turn around on the product, and great results!

MIles k.

11/12/14

Purchasing a ring from Ken & Dana Design was without question an incredible all around experience. My (now) fiance and I are very admittedly about the most difficult engagement ring customers imaginable, but Ken was extremely gracious, patient and helpful throughout the entire process. But even more critically, the ring we ultimately ended buying was spectacular. We were looking for a unusual diamond and he found exactly what we wanted at an unbelievable price. Then, despite us changing our minds seemingly every other day, he was able to design the perfect band to complement it.

All around, Ken & Dana Design is a fabulous operation and gets my highest recommendation. I’ve already referred one friend there (who similarly had a great experience) and I without question will refer any others who inquire.

Matthew S.

11/11/14

I had a great experience with K&D Design! The engagement ring and wedding band turned out even better than I imagined. Even though I live in South Carolina I was still very confident when purchasing these rings online. They were so kind and patient throughout the hundreds of questions I had too :) Thank you so much for a great experience!

Sarah K.

11/4/14

An absolutely wonderful experience.

My fiance and I heard that purchasing an engagement ring can be an intimidating and stressful process, but the experience with Ken was the complete opposite. He is laid back while also professional and knowledgeable and offered very helpful advice. He was able to translate the few and probably unclear parameters I gave him and produced exactly the ring I had in mind.

The service provided by Ken and Patti went above and beyond. My fiance wanted to surprise me by proposing during a big trip, but our departure date was quickly approaching. My fiance asked if the ring could be rushed and Ken and Patti were kind enough to accommodate his request and had the ring ready within the shortened time frame.

We can’t recommend them highly enough

Madeline Williams

10/28/14

I just wanted to let you know how much I absolutely adore my engagement ring by y’all. You were very helpful in figuring out what I needed in order to mail in my heirloom diamond and the ring is stunning!

G.F.

10/8/14

Seriously unbelievable. I was SO hesitant in ordering an engagement ring online, especially with the diamond, but they set all of my concerns to rest during our communication and the ordering process. The ring was more gorgeous than I thought it’d be and my now fiancee absolutely lost her mind when I proposed to her with it.

110% recommend these folks. Great people. Incredible skill.

S M.

10/7/14

My fiance and I got engaged last weekend with a Ken & Dana design: the Brianne. I had loved this ring for months and was blown away that I had a creative, eco-friendly, and beautiful ring that I love even more in person.
My finace tells me that they were a pleasure to work with. He even thought ahead and bought the chevron wedding bands that we will put to good use next year in Savannah Georgia!!
Skilled artisans.. highly recommended.

K.P.

10/7/14

Buying your engagement/wedding rings is (hopefully!) a once in a lifetime experience – so you owe it to yourself to buy the right rings from the right people. Having selected and purchased a ring from Ken & Dana, I know I made the right choice.

Ken & Dana offer beautiful (and well priced) rings that speak to your personality, not to a lowest common denominator taste factor that even high end corporate jewelers (e.g., Tiffany’s) adhere to. However, while their designs are unique, this is not to say they don’t read as timeless. We actually selected rings that look both modern and like family heirlooms. And hundreds of couples in, say, Minnesota, won’t be wearing the same ones!

The professional, thoughtful, and personal service we got from Patty should also be mentioned. She made what can be a stressful purchase a breeze while respecting our taste and budget. We had some custom work done on our pieces and the process was refreshingly uncomplicated. The whole crew at Ken & Dana (the showroom is an extension of their workshop) seemed genuinely interested in making us happy with our rings.

I get the appeal of the pretty blue box from Tiffany’s but shouldn’t you treat one of life’s most important milestones with a little more personalized care?

As an aside, we are a same-sex couple: Ken & Dana were fabulous to work with in that regard, making us feel as comfortable and special as any other of their clients.

Caleb C

9/25/14

My fiance wanted something that was made neither at expense of the environment or of others. She also requested that I find an engagement ring without a diamond as she did not want to support that industry and second she wanted something that was unique. So that left me with a large task; until I came across Ken and Dana after my fiance showed me a Pintrest posting of one of their rings. The website was well polished and the limited number of rings available made the quality and uniqueness of the rings even more potent. They also had a rather large selection of non-diamond engagement rings which made me very interested.

So, I contacted the store and Patty responded quickly to my questions. I flipped back and forth between different rings and Patty accommodated my erratic nature gracefully. On the rings I was interested in I was provided with little clips of them on a model’s hand. These clips really helped solidify the ring that I eventually chose; the Daffodil.

The ring came quickly, wrapped nicely in several layers of varying sized boxes. It was the correct size and was even more pretty than it was on the website. And the greatest thing of all is that my fiance loves it so very much! She has also gotten so many compliments about it since the day she received it.

I plan to purchase the matching wedding band come our wedding next Summer.

I definitely recommend Ken and Dana!

Nicole C

9/17/14

I found Ken & Dana while looking for designers who use ethically sourced diamonds. I saw the Jeein design on their website and immediately fell in love with it. I cannot say enough kind words about Ken and Patty, who were so incredibly helpful through the entire process! They helped us pick out a center stone within our budget, and then Patty took it from there with my fiance so that the rest could be a suprise for me. When my fiance proposed and I finally got to see the ring in person, it was more beautiful than I could have imagined. I’ve gotten so many compliments already (5 days into our engagement!) about how beautiful, unique, and sparkly the ring is. I highly recommend them to anyone in the market for an engagement ring!!!

Jes S.

9/10/14

Ken & Dana Design create such beautiful rings, which is certainly evidenced on their lovely website. I wear the Daya and Selene rings, both in rose gold, as my engagement ring and wedding band, and it’s not uncommon to have a conversation once a week with a stranger that goes something like this: “Whoa, let me see those rings. I’ve never seen anything like that before. They’re so beautiful!” The conversation typically ends with me giving out their website information and encouraging folks to go look online. :)

Ken & Dana was the only place my partner and I visited when looking for engagement rings a while back – their designs caught our eye (we were looking for rose gold, unique, ethically sourced metals and stones, and organic designs), and we had such a lovely visit in their shop. Not only did we feel comfortable looking at and trying on several different rings, we also felt very comfortable discussing different gemstone options, including options for moissanite, which was ultimately what we decided on.

We corresponded via email when it came time to order bands, and had quick and informative exchanges with Patty about band options to pair with the Daya – she sent a few different kinds of options that weren’t on the web – and decided to check out the Selene, which I promptly fell in love with. :)

Highly highly recommend!

Stacy N.

9/9/14

My fiance proposed to me with the Molly style engagement ring and we could not be happier with the ring and Ken & Dana Design.

My fiance worked with Patty Hernandez via email for the specifications of the ring he wanted including diamond size, cut, and clarity and answered all his questions. Professionalism and knowledge all around.

We would definitely recommend Ken & Dana Design to everyone!

Jillian S

9/2/14

Everyone we worked with at KDD was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we absolutely love the engagement ring they created.

We first met with Ken after reading about KDD’s conflict free, eco-friendly jewelry and seeing their gorgeous designs on their website. Ken was very kind and patient, showing us lots of options to try on, and taking our ring sizes down to the quarter size, which we didn’t know was a thing despite having visited several jewelers by then (it fits perfectly – thank you Ken!). We met with Natali to look at some different options for center stones, and she was also very patient and answered all our questions. We are very happy with the final result, and with how everything went. Highly recommend.

David Z

9/2/14

Had a very pleasant experience getting an engagement ring (BrieBella) here. Living on the West Coast and having the ring come from NY without physically being able to look at it was tough. But Patty sent pictures and videos and comparisons and made the whole process very ensuring! Ring came and it was every bit of what we hoped for! Great customer service. If you are from out of the NY area and hesitant to purchase for the reason of not trusting or being there to actually see if, think twice. They were great from beginning to end and I’m very happy I followed through.

Dylan H

9/2/14

I was extremely pleased with the final product and the service I received throughout the decision making process. I was able to buy the stone my fiancee wanted from precious stone dealer with Patty’s guidelines and combine that and the perfect ring design for my lady. And now we’re picking out our wedding bands with them, all from Puerto Rico. Patty has made the whole process very simple and we would certainly recommend them to anyone looking.

Kenny D

8/26/14

I bought a ring from Ken and Dana. They were incredibly prompt with their timelines and the craftsmanship on the ring was absolutely FLAWLESS. Customer service was perfect and my fiancée is 100% infatuated with her ring.

I would use K&D 10 times out of 10 again, although I will only need to use them this once for an enagement ring :)

Our experience was so great that we already booked our flight to the city to look at wedding bands.

Highly highly recommend.

-Kenny

Nathaniel M

8/26/14

As a guy attempting to surprise his then-girlfriend with an engagement ring theretofore unseen by her, I was fortunate to find Ken & Dana after many hours of searching online for the right spot. After digitally admiring their custom creations made with all recycled metals, I scheduled an appointment and went in for an initial consultation.

At our initial meeting, I spent about 45 minutes with Patty discussing my vision for the ring, what my then-girlfriend would like, and reviewing some of their sample rings. One constant theme was my desire to use a primary stone from my family along with some smaller diamonds from her family, all while maintaining a very simple overall look to the ring. Patty was incredibly helpful and came up with some really creative ideas for including the smaller diamonds without taking away from the ring’s simplicity. Ultimately, we went with an idea of hers that she said they had never tried — incorporating the smaller diamonds into the underside of the band.

In terms of coming up with a defined vision for rings, Patty was a godsend to me, and I suspect would be to other men struggling with precisely that their significant other would appreciate. While creative with her ideas and working within the bounds of the requirements that I imposed, Patty also cautioned me anytime I sought to do anything that might be outside the norm (e.g., ensuring that I was aware that a surprise engagement ring in rose gold—even very matted rose gold—was uncommon).

Patty also cautioned me that her suggestion of placing the smaller diamonds on the bottom of the band could result in the band being thicker there. Accepting that as necessary to accomplishing what I believed my then-girlfriend would most appreciate, I asked that they go ahead with the ring as planned.

When the ring came back it was absolutely stunning. Even better, the additional diamonds at the bottom of the band were perfectly set without widening the band whatsoever. When the time came to propose, my now fiancee was absolutely blown away by the ring. The fact that all of the metals and diamonds were recycled or heirloom, and the strong ties to both of our families, only added to her love for it. Within the hour, she asked when she would be able to visit the shop to look for wedding bands.

My interactions were with Patty and Ken and both were incredibly professional and a joy to work with. Whether you need some guidance or have a formalized concept, go visit Ken & Dana!

Phoebe

8/17/14

An amazing team Ken, Patty, Pearly, Natali! We were so grateful and pleased with Ken’s absolute artisan skills and Patty’s lovely help and artistic tastes, Natali and Pearly’s wonderful follow ups. And most of all, I thank them for their incredible patience and great service which they provided us until we were satisfied. My engagement ring from Ken & Dana is not only gorgeous but also it’s a very unique piece that created out of just combining their beautiful collections. We are so happy with our wedding bands. I’m forever Ken & Dana Fan! And I’ll order more from them again and again…

Armen G.

8/14/14

An absolute pleasure to work with these guys. Customer service is superb with quick follow-ups and on-point recommendations and suggestions.

They have an amazing collection of designs. My, now, fiancee absolutely loved the ring. We are coming back for the wedding bands!!

Daniel D

8/2/14

Pearly & Patty were absolutely wonderful throughout my whole engagement ring-buying experience! I approached them via email back in March of 2014 with a tough order. I was planning on proposing to my girlfriend of 4 years during our Costa Rica vacation in June. I had looked through their online showcase and saw a few pieces that I had wanted to mix and match around a semi-black opal I had purchased from Lightning Ridge, Australia. It was a narrow deadline for a custom piece, but they came through! Throughout the fabrication process they kept me in the loop with important design decisions and photo, video, and 3D model updates. The piece was finished in the nick of time & it was off to Costa Rica to pop the question! I chose to take a paddle instead of a knee, during a nighttime bioluminescent kayak tour in the Gulf of Nicoya! She said yes! Additional thanks to the lovely staff for seeing the process through until the very end, including the resizing that had to take place when we returned from our trip!

Kristi I

8/1/14

I originally found Ken and Dana via Yelp when my husband and I were searching for wedding bands. I liked the rings I saw online and that was incentive enough to visit their studio. Their customer services upon arrival was great! We sat down and explained what we were looking for, they showed us pieces from the collection and took their time explaining each of the pieces.

I ended up getting two wedding bands and my husband got his here as well! We were absolutely thrilled with the outcome of all three rings, we get compliments on them pretty much every day! I cannot wait until my next anniversary when I can send my husband back for more :)

The pricing is great too! I have a white gold band with diamonds all the way around and it was a fraction of the price from other retailers we were looking it. I can’t say enough good things about Ken and Dana Design. If you are looking for unique and beautiful pieces this is definitely the place for you!

Brian S

7/30/14

Could not be more pleased with my entire experience at Ken and Dana! Such a friendly and low pressure environment, and everyone truly cared about helping me create an amazing engagement ring that fit perfectly into my budget. This place is so much more than a jewelry store…it’s like an art gallery!

I stumbled onto their website and was instantly drawn in by their unique and beautiful designs…seeing them in person was even better! Believe the Yelp reviews, this place is truly special. We’ll definitely be back soon to get our wedding bands. Thanks so much to the entire team at Ken and Dana for the incredible work!

Jessica H

7/30/14

I am absolutely thrilled with the service and the product my husband and I received from Ken & Dana Design.

We had a terrible experience with the original engagement and wedding band we purchased from a wholesale diamond dealer in which they swapped our previously purchased diamond out for a dud. When we moved to New York, we decided to get another ring from a place with an established reputation.

I knew immediately when I walked into their location that this was the place for us. They didn’t make us feel as if our budget was too small, the store was appointment only and they were completely focused on us, and they answered every single one of our questions. Understand that, because of our horrible experience at the previous dealer, we had dozens and dozens of questions. They answered all of them knowledgeably and patiently.

Because they know of our previous experience, they had our diamond laser engraved and even sent it back to the original certifier to be re-engraved and re-certified. They gave us the number for the certification lab and asked us to call and make sure we were satisfied. And now, when I take the ring in to be serviced they make sure to show us the laser inscription to prove that the diamond is the same before we leave. It’s amazing and very thoughtful.

Service aside, my ring is beautiful. I wanted something traditional with a little bit of flare, which I think this ring accomplishes wonderfully. The engagement bad has a 1 ct diamond with a paved diamond band, and the wedding bad is vintage-inspired and a different shape from the engagement bad while still matching perfectly. It gives it a little texture and personality, which I love. The quality is extremely high. I haven’t had a single side diamond pop out, which was a constant problem with my previous ring.

They are also incredibly proactive about repairs. We bought the engagement ring prior to the wedding bad, and so I went in a few different times for appointments, re-sizings and to pick things up. Each time they inspected my rings to make sure there were no problems and proactively fixed any small things they saw.

I would love to be able to shout my love for this place from the rooftops, but in lieu of that I’ll just post this yelp review. After our horrendous experience, it was so lovely to go to a place that took extra steps to make sure we were comfortable. Thanks Ken and Dana!

Adam F

7/29/14

We were looking for gold bands with a little texture, and these were exactly what we wanted. They were very patient and accommodating. They made our rings on time even though they were in the midst of moving.

Michael H.

7/26/14

The quailty and craftsmanship is superior. My fiance’ absolutely loved it. Great customer service! The packaging was great as well. Thank you so much!!

Andrew S.

7/23/14

Ken and Dana Design are awesome! After seeing their Sundara design on Pintrest I met with Patty and was blown away by their incredible design and uniqueness of selection. I chose the design and matching band which makes for a work of art, and my new wife loves. Patty made the entire process easy and stress free. She was able to assist with sourcing the stone and the rest was taken care of. The men’s rings are also unique and I purchased the Juno 5mm and receive many complements. After going through the process of choosing an engagement ring I cannot recommend the incredible work from Ken and Dana design any stronger.

Sarah B

7/22/14

Our experience with Ken and Dana has been wonderful from the start. Patty guided my fiancé through the entire process and the end result was a stunningly beautiful and unique ring, unlike I’ve seen at any other jeweler. Communication was also very open and all of our questions were answered along the way, making the daunting task of online ring shopping very simple and smooth.

For us, it was extremely important that we find an ethically-sourced diamond. My fiancé is from Sierra Leone, a country that was devastated by the blood diamond war. His family was directly affected by the war and the country is still dealing with the aftermath. We simply could not purchase a diamond without knowing that it was conflict-free. Ken and Dana’s commitment to using ethical diamonds and to creating sustainable and peaceful development was a huge factor for us. The best part was that we did not have to settle! My fiancé proposed to me with the perfect, most beautiful ring I could have imagined. Thank you Ken and Dana Design!!

Grant L.

7/18/14

I live in Scotland, and had planned to propose to my girlfriend during a holiday to New York. I liked the idea of buying the engagement ring in New York, as a reminder of where I popped the question. I figured it would also mean i’d get something different than what i’d get back home. Different, is certainly what you get with Ken & Dana. Having googled ring shops in New York and trolled through the many stores online based within the diamond district, I didnt see anything that really stood out as being unique……until i seen reviews on Ken & Dana.
Their website instantly stood out as having designs that were unique and not the mass produced factory style you see everywhere.
Living in Scotland I was worried about doing everything via email and online, but i needn’t have been. 6 weeks before my trip I contacted Patty via email, regarding designs etc. I wanted a pear diamond and the Aurora fitted the bill perfectly. Having read up on diamonds, with my limited knowledge I asked Patty for some quotes of pear diamonds close to my ‘specs’. She came back to within 24hrs a few times with 3 or 4 quotes until i settled on a stone within my budget and with my specs.
I was still nervous about paying up front, having not seen the stone, only an example of a completed ring. However, Ken & Dana have a 100% returns policy, should my girlfriend not have liked it, which put me at ease.
So 3 weeks before my trip, I placed the order, paying in full. Patty then sent me a short video of the diamond she had sourced, 48hrs later, which looked great.
On top of meeting my deadline, they were involved in a studio move, but assured me it would be ready in time for my trip.
As it turned out, the ring was completed and ready for collection the day I landed in New York. I arranged to pick it up a few days later, giving me time to plan the proposal. So i proposed the next day, up the Empire State building. (Cliche yes, but my now fiancee loved it, didn’t expect it and was over the moon I chose that location.) Having proposed without the ring, I then pointed out a park down at the flatiron building and said her ring was in a studio close to there. We grabbed lunch to kill time before our appointment at Ken & Dana’s and then headed along. I think it added to the excitement, as she was excited to see the ring and nervous about my choice. We sat down with Patty, she presented the ring in the box and I put it on my fiancee’s finger, all the while Patty was snapping away with my camera, capturing the moment. Nina loved the ring, its unusual design and especially the clarity/fire of the diamond. Patty handed over the documentation, wished us well and we enjoyed the rest of our holiday.
We’re now in the process of planning the wedding and have already begun emailing Patty about our wedding bands. They have some great designs that especially compliment the engagement rings. The rings can happily be shipped to the UK or we can collect, which is what we intend to do.
All in, the service was great, the team really relaxed and their styles amazing. The stones are ethically sourced and the gold re-cycled, which adds to the appeal and uniqueness of the designs. Its the kind of shop that we’ll go back to time and time again in the future. Grant

Frank S.

7/17/14

Unbelievable! I could not have asked for a better experience buy a ring for my now wife! They were able to work with me remotely as i was unable to get there to the studio. When I did finally get the opportunity to visit the studio and meet them in person, I could not have felt more comfortable with the whole process

Michael L.

7/5/14

The ring looks great! My fiance absolutely loves it and we couldn’t be happier! It was a pleasure to deal with Patty. She was very helpful and made this a very pleasant experience. I live in California and wanted my own stone used for our ring. It was done easily and in a surprisingly short time. Thank you very much!

Eric M.

6/27/14

Absolutely a pleasure to deal with and absolutely a stunning, incomparable ring.

I found Ken and Dana because I was being a smartass and googling “blood diamond” for my soon-to-be-fiance. Ken and Dana were the first match, and all for the right reasons – their stones are all ethically sourced, conflict-free, and all that other hippie shit that is important to some of us.

If it’s not important to you, and you stumble upon the store only for the obvious reasons, then rest assured, you’re going to have a wonderful experience. Their designs range from timeless and simple to really out there and unique. We’re more on the conservative side, so we ended up getting a vintage-looking art deco style (the Almira, if you’re so inclined to research) that has since turned into a show stopper – even though I didn’t go for broke with the size and kept it to .75 carats (which is plenty showy for us).

The process was simple. I went in by myself the first time and just shot the breeze with Patty. I started right off the bat by saying I don’t know anything about anything, so she patiently and succinctly educated me. I went on to give her the backstory about me and my girlfriend, what she’s into, and what kind of styles appealed to her.

I had a ton of questions and Patty was honest about everything. She was funny and fun and sensitive to my concerns. I told her cost wasn’t really a HUGE issue, and that we’re naturally pretty understated people – so I appreciated her not trying to sell up and spend more money than necessary on anything too gaudy for us. I tried various suggestions of varying colors and gems and she would answer honestly and logically. After my first visit, I had it down to two picks, but wanted to make sure. Since this wasn’t going to be a surprise, we made an appointment to bring in the lady next time.

A week later, we went in for another 30 minutes, with my erstwhile girlfriend. She made her pick and kept it simple. We got her measurements and left it at that. The next morning I emailed Patty and placed the order. My lady wanted a half carat and I was pushing for a full one just to be slightly obnoxious. I decided to split the difference and about two weeks later it was done, even though they said thye might need 4-6 weeks.

I paid for half the ring online when ordering it and completed the order upon pickup.

And for those wondering, I hid it in my sock drawer until I got word back from her parents. After that, she said yes after only about four hours of convincing.

Thanks, Patty! I recommend them wholeheartedly.

Rebecca R.

6/25/14

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Ken and Dana designs!! I discovered them online, and fell in love with the Melinda and Selene. In person they were more beautiful than ever. Each was beautifully made, and since we were so pleased with the personal attention, craftsmanship, and quality…we ordered the Juno for my husband. The fit is perfect, the compliments are continuous, and I would highly recommend Ken and Dana design to anyone without hesitation. Ken, Patty, and Natalie were fantastic!!

Rebecca R.

6/25/14

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Ken and Dana designs!! I discovered them online, and fell in love with the Melinda and Selene. In person they were more beautiful than ever. Each was beautifully made, and since we were so pleased with the personal attention, craftsmanship, and quality…we ordered the Juno for my husband. The fit is perfect, the compliments are continuous, and I would highly recommend Ken and Dana design to anyone without hesitation. Ken, Patty, and Natalie were fantastic!!

Kacy C.

6/20/14

My fiancé purchased my engagement ring with Ken and Dana Designs. When we were ready to pick my wedding band, we didn’t hesitate to go right back and have them make my band. I cannot say enough good things about the quality of my pieces and the customer service is TOP NOTCH! Patty was a dream to work with. I highly recommend Ken and Dana Designs and working with Patty! Thank you so much for making this process seamless, stress free and even more exciting

Scotty T.

6/20/14

We found Ken and Dana online, and while I was a little bit hesitant to order a ring online, I was convinced by the overwhelmingly positive reviews to just go with it.

The engagement ring is absolutely gorgeous. It’s perfect. It’s like no other piece in the world, with the perfect balance of earthy, organic flavor and chic elegance. I couldn’t be even a little tiny bit happier with the ring. My fiancée loved it so much that we ordered both her wedding ring and my wedding ring from Ken and Dana as well.

Their customer service is also excellent, with Patty making sure I was happy with everything and returning emails and calls quickly.

Even the pricing isn’t terrible! I can’t say enough good things about this jeweler. If you are looking for unique, delicate pieces, look no further.

Kathryn S.

6/20/14

It was by chance that I found Ken and Dana design online. They have such unique rings. My fiance and I traveled to New York to design the rings and ended up missing our appointment due to travel delays. They were incredibly nice and accommodating for us, especially considering they were completely booked, and fit us in over the weekend.

Natali was so easy to work with and we absolutely love the rings we picked. We actually decided after the fact to have the rings engraved and they responded quickly to our request. The rings arrived beautifully packaged and earlier than they said it would! We’ll definitely be going back for jewelry in the future.

I highly recommend Ken and Dana design for the uniqueness of their product and the fantastic customer service!

Abdul S.

6/18/14

Patty was fantastic! She delivered early and kept me updated throughout the process. No brainer to have Ken & Dana handle your ring order

A.B.

6/13/14

These guys are awesome. My fiance and I were looking at wedding bands and it seemed like we couldn’t find anything that wasn’t from a major brand and thus either not what we were looking for or way out of our price range.

My fiance found Ken & Dana via Yelp and we were immediately taken in by the well-designed website, commitment to quality, recycled metals, and the fact that they do all of the work in house.

After meeting with Ken, we picked out our rings and ordered them. They arrived so quickly and were exactly what we had ordered. More to the point, Ken was able to customize my ring from a slightly different design and my fiance’s ring was exactly what she looking for.

All in all, it was a pleasure doing business with them and I can’t recommend them highly enough

Steve T

5/1/14

I found out about Ken & Dana Design through my (now) fiance’s friends who are just about to be married. It was just what I was looking for with the unique rings, recycled metals, and conflict free diamonds. But, the most important thing was the reaction that my fiance had the first time she saw it and the next several hours. She (and I) am amazed at how great it looks. This was all done online and we can’t wait to make a trip up to NYC to pick out our wedding bands.

Angela M.

5/1/14

Consider their work if you want jewelry that is environmentally conscious, service fit for the queen and a great value!

Ken & Dana Design provided me my absolute ideal wedding band and engagement ring. I got the Audrix design with an uncut pink diamond with recycled rose gold metal. My entire wedding, down to the nail polish I used was eco-friendly and this designer couldn’t have been more attentive or incredible to work with. I was ready to not have a wedding ring at my wedding because we were afraid my diamond wouldn’t be located on time. But! Thanks to Ken and Dana’s incredible work ethic, I got my rings two days before my wedding. Talk about a life saver! :) Bottom line, if you want value that extends to the earth itself, go with Ken & Dana Design.

Dwayne D.

4/18/14

Amazing attention to detail in every way. I can’t say enough fantastic things about this place. I’m recommending to everyone and getting our wedding bands made there as well. Patty & Ken, thank you!

Michelle M.

4/17/14

I planned my wedding in Denmark in less than 2 weeks and came to Ken and Dana with a rush order. Patty was so sweet (she said my email made her cry!) and worked with me to get me my Selene wedding band on the day I returned. Not only do I love this company’s statement and mission, but that it is a family owned company with great people who look after their customers. My husband and I are very happy with my wedding band and everyone remarks at how beautiful and unique it is! I can’t wait to do business with them again in the future. Thank you to Patty and the whole team at Ken and Dana!

Kind Regards, Michelle

Carla C.

4/17/14

Amazing place and amazing people. My boyfriend and I felt right at home at Ken and Dana Design. Ken and Patty’s hospitality was very genuine. Their pieces of jewelry are quality and unique and EXACTLY what we were looking for – not the more “typical” white diamond engagement ring.

We cannot wait to return back to them for our wedding bands.

If you’re considering Ken and Dana Design, you won’t regret your decision with them.

Very happy clients :)

Fran and Carla

Scott R.

4/17/14

Fantastic customer service from beginning to end! Shopping for wedding bands now. Extremely pleased all the way around.

William T.

4/15/14

I really appreciate the work of Ken and Dana Design. They make very progressive and interesting pieces that look forward in design. They also have many pieces that are classic and hark back to Art Deco. They are very professional and attentive, yet approachable in every aspect. Thanks guys!

Gerrod M.

4/15/14

Their care and professionalism is exceptional. Beautiful craftsmanship and overall enjoyable ring purchasing experience. Their designs and taste set them apart in this industry. Thank you Patty.

Tim W.

4/12/14

We had a friend recommend Ken and Dana to us for our wedding bands and we are so glad we used them. From the consultation to the final product they were extremely professional and we are so happy with our rings. They do very custom designs as well as classic styles, perfect for those couples with different tastes. Pearly was awesome – very friendly, accommodating, and happily answered all of our questions.

We would highly recommend Ken and Dana Designs for anyone in the market for a new ring. We’ll absolutely be going back.

Nicholas S.

4/12/14

The Experience I had working with your company was Great. You were professional and educational, giving me the knowledge that i needed to make the right purchase. The entire process was an enjoyable experience. I learned so much from you all and the final product was absolutely Fantastic. It exceeded all of my and her expectations. She loves it and i have great gratitude for you all. We will definitely be coming back to get our wedding bands through you all. Thank you again I really do appreciate your business and the ring was perfect.

Jacob B.

4/12/14

Their work is amazing! Patty helped me from the start and was patient when I had take some more time before ordering my ring. She answered all my questions… Trust me…I had a lot of questions. My nerves were shot near the end and, to add to it all, I had to have my ring shipped to me because I couldn’t make it to NYC to pick it up beforehand so they shipped my ring to me. Everything went perfectly and the ring turned out fantastic. All I can say is 5 starts for their work and 5 starts for customer service. Thank you!

David W.

4/12/14

We were both very happy with the customer service and the ring!

Brian G.

4/12/14

As a very particular person I imagine that finding the perfect engagement ring for me was not an easy task for my fiance, but with some guidance and the superb selection at Ken and Dana Design I got the ring of my dreams. The ring is elegant, simple and quite dazzling. The fact that they are a locally run family business that uses recycled and conflict free materials only made me appreciate and love my engagement ring and wedding band even more. I would recommend them to anyone on the search for a truly unique and magnificent engagement ring or wedding band.

Brian R.

3/27/14

Ken and Dana Design make beautiful, simple yet intricate rings that can be found no where else. My experience here was amazing, I felt at ease as soon as I stepped in the door. Their customer service is outstanding. Patty helps you to find the right ring and stone for your partner. They truly listen to all your needs; price, size, design and will make excellent recommendations thereafter. The ring Ken produced was absolutely gorgeous. I’m so happy to have found this boutique, you couldn’t ask for a better more sincere jeweler.

Jansen D

3/26/14

I was planning a surprise engagement with my now fiancé and found K&D’s amazing designs. I emailed the team and got a response back within a day. From there on out It was just made really easy by Patty, just emailing back and forth getting the design down and stone chosen. I’m somewhat of a cautious person and was nervous because I was doing this whole thing over the internet, unsure of the outcome. But the rings came on time and exceeded expectations! If you don’t live in New York and are nervous about the legitimacy or quality of this establishment, don’t be!

SJ P.

3/12/14

I fell in love with the design and construction of Ken and Dana Rings via Pinterest, and I was lucky enough to have a fiance who worked with Ken and Dana to design an engagement ring from San Francisco. We ended up sourcing the main stone ourselves (we wanted to see that in-person before committing) and sending it to them for the ring construction. The whole process was a breeze, and I can’t say enough complimentary things about Patty. The end product is even better than we had hoped for. We had seen many jewelers in SF and looked at rings with the same general concept (halo/oval diamond), but many of them looked chintzy. The K&D end product is clearly better quality, and the jeweler who did my appraisal was extremely impressed and wanted to know more about them. Most importantly, I just love my ring and I feel like we got the highest quality product from a great staff 3000 miles away :)

Russell F.

3/3/14

Are you kidding me?!

When my fiance stumbled across the ring of her dreams randomly online, it knew that I had to get it for her. What I didn’t know was that the process of getting her ring would have me fly to New York from Colorado, design the rign, choose the diamond, and then return with the absolute most beautiful ring in tow.

Patty was incredibly helpful, kind, patient, and cooperative throughout the process. Her beautiful studio was laid back and professional, and most importantly the ring is of the highest quality. I was so turned off at the prospect of having to buy from a big chain, I am so happy to have found a ring-maker who returns e-mails within the day and is honest, strait forward, stays within budget, and clearly cares about the quality of the product.

We are flying back to buy our wedding bands, and we couldn’t be more happy.

A. R.

2/22/14

Awesome. Just awesome.

Bought my fiancé’s engagement ring from them last year, which turned out to be perfect. Now, when saying this, I should mention that I bought this online and had to resize the ring since I went by a previous purchase from another jeweler as opposed to getting her sized locally, but I wanted to keep the whole thing a surprise, so I glad I did it; no ring purchase experience is going to be without a hitch (since you’re not buying it for yourself), but these guys will make it as smooth as possible and the end result is just spot-on.

Before I end this review, I would also like to say: though they keep a busy schedule, they (a) always respond to your emails (and remember you when you get the wedding band a year later :]), (b) will do as much over the phone as you’d like, and © will do everything in their power to customize the ring to get what you need (got a diamond from a local store, added more side diamonds, and got photos from the shop while they were making it!).

Kate M

2/7/14

Great Experience with KDD!

My boyfriend completely surprised me with the engagement ring I’d been secretly stalking for a couple months. I didn’t even know he knew.

I’d been talking to Patty and had no clue that while I was doing that he was ordering it.

Now I’m working with her to design our wedding bands!

Great company, great ethical vision. Very pleased. :)

So happy we found KDD, thanks to all involved!
Gordon & Kate

Cory N

2/4/14

I came to Patty and Ken for a surprise, custom design. From the very first appointment, the attention and the willingness to seek out the perfect stones was clear. Patty replied to all of my emails in such a timely fashion and was very helpful with any questions I had. The ring came out absolutely perfect and is more beautiful than we could have imagined!

We also really appreciated their ethics when it comes to sourcing the stones. My fiance and I will definitely be going back for our wedding bands.

John K B

1/28/14

We went to Ken & Dana Design for our engagement ring and our experience was absolutely excellent. We love the Sundara. Hearing what was important to us Ken made some excellent recommendations which made the ring even more special to us.
We miscommunicated about what type of gold we wanted. KDD didn’t have to be as kind as they were. They went out of their way to make sure we had the ring we wanted, just as we wanted it, in time.
We did everything on line and the entire experience, even our little hiccup, was handled with kindness and a sense of respect for how important a time in our lives it was.
And, the design is SO beautiful and special, unique, even. I’m the kind of person who gives bad reviews when they’re deserved, so I’m very happy to give a good review when it is so well deserved, too! A truly amazing experience. We are in the process of ordering more from KDD.

Kimber C.

1/9/14

This is a review long time coming and I just havent had the chance to rave about how amazing Ken and Dana truly is! I have always had my eye on this boutique and kept it in the back of my mind because their unique, organic and detailed style was something I always knew my little sister would love.

So one day, when her boyfriend came and told me he was planning to propose and wanted me to help him find the ring, I was honored, excited and WELL PREPARED! Lol!

We went to a lot of other designers throughout New York as well as vintage shops but when we came to Ken and Dana, we knew Ken was our guy!

We met with Patty who was as SWEET as could be. Truly she is a delight to meet with! We eventually met with Ken as well and the two of them couldn’t be more adorable together. Together we were able to create the perfect custom ring… You can actually find it featured here! Its called “the Mandy” and its picture #19 (for now)!

Its a beautiful rose gold ring and was even featured under Colin Cowie’s list of the most beautiful and unique rings of 2013!

They kept us in the loop and sent us pictures of progress of the setting to let us know how it was coming together.

Long story short she LOVED the ring and they plan on returning for their bands.
My job as oldest sister is done :)

A few things to keep in mind..

1. This is their shop and studio you are visiting. This isn’t Tiffanys or Jared’s. Its a cozy and very intimate place.

2. Make sure you look through their site to get a real feel for their design and style. This is what you are going there for… not to come in and dictate what you expect them to make like you are walking into Zales. Im a designer as well we designers need to be given direction and creative freedom.

3. Their product is beautiful and their price points are fair. Because these pieces of jewelry are entirely custom, anything can be changed.

A truly amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone looking for a unique and beautiful ring with an organic flair.

Aaron S.

1/7/14

Ken & Dana Design is the absolute best. Every aspect of the experience working with Ken & Patty was a delight. After going to a few other places first, I can say for sure that no one is better. Here’s a few reasons why:

1) The rings are absolutely beautiful and they’re different from the same old-stuff that you see elsewhere. We love the twist in the ring and so many people have admired my fiancee’s ring. They are different but classy. And Ken and Patty will work with you on a new design if you want to customize, which we plan to do for our wedding rings!

2) Patty is incredibly patient and knowledgeable. I had no idea what I was doing in terms of rings and my fiancee didn’t own a single ring, but she talked me through all of the aspects of the ring and the diamond. I ended up using a family stone and Ken and Patty were incredibly helpful in helping me choose the stone and how to set it. And then Patty communicated with me throughout the process.

3) It’s great to be able to see into the room where your ring will be made and to meet the people who will be making it. And it’s very nice to be able to sit in a quiet room and meet with Ken and Patty—you’re not in some cramped storefront being jostled and you have time and space to think and examine the options.

4) When you come in to pick up the ring, they give you a beautiful green box (or two really), which adds the final touch. Turns out that when you’re on your knee, you want the box to look nice too!

5) Patty was great at helping keep it a secret so my fiancee had no idea.

6) There is complimentary resizing. My fiancee’s ring was too big, and as soon as we got back from our trip, Ken and Patty completely resized it quickly and for free.

The surest sign that we love the place we got the engagement ring is that we’re eager to go back and get our wedding bands there. I personally hate shopping in general, and yet I can honestly say I’m looking forward to going back and seeing Ken and Patty and picking out the bands!

Don’t waste time/effort going anywhere else. Just make an appointment to see Ken and Patty and then your hunt for a ring will be over.

Becca V.

1/7/14

My review: I’m so happy that my fiance and I found Ken & Dana Design! I wanted to help him pick out my engagement ring – I don’t normally wear much jewelry and I didn’t really know what kind of ring I would like, but I knew I wanted something unique. I liked that Ken & Dana had so many different styles that don’t look like every other engagement ring you see. Our experience at their studio was perfect. Patty and Ken made us feel at ease and I had fun trying on several rings, which were even more gorgeous in person than on the website. I fell in love with the Majesty, which has beautiful detail and fit perfectly with my style. I highly recommend Ken & Dana, and I’m looking forward to going back soon to look at wedding bands.

My fiance’s review: Patty and Ken were both wonderful throughout the process. They were friendly, helpful, and trustworthy from our first visit to the last. When it came time to pick a stone, Ken walked me through the process, sourced some beautiful stones to choose from, and provided frank, honest input – including letting me know that, if I cared about appearance more than ratings or appraisal value, I could buy a stone of lower clarity and color than I thought without noticing any appreciable difference to the unaided eye. And when I asked to have the ring ready in time for a weekend getaway proposal, Patty and Ken made it happen. In short, I had a great experience and highly recommend Ken & Dana Design.

JB M

12/23/13

I couldn’t have had a more pleasant experience working with Patty at Ken and Dana Design. They kept an open communication channel via email and made the process fast and easy. Thank You Ken and Dana Design for such a beautiful ring that my fiance and all of our family and friends absolutely love.

Dee S.

12/23/13

This review is long overdue. I’ve told soooo many people about Ken & Dana Design the second they even glance at my ring or ask about our engagement story…but decided I should definitely write about it too. First of all, my fiancé proposed with a pear shaped diamond and left it up to us to create a unique setting for the stone. Ken & Dana offered the most unique setting than all the other designers we visited around the city. We chose a wave band setting and added our own modifications to it. Ken was extremely patient, warm and took the time to create several sketches. Patty also worked with us and kindly kept us informed about the process and pick up date. Each time we to Ken & Dana, you don’t sense any sales pressure but rather an inviting atmosphere and a sensitivity to the importance of such a huge/creative decision. We will definitely have Ken & Dana design our bands…and we’ll continue to tell our friends, acquaintances, and strangers about how great of a job they did! I LOVE MY RING! Thanks again Ken & Dana Design!

Jorge G

12/23/13

Deciding to get engaged was easy, but getting engaged wasn’t so simple. Sarah and I knew we wanted to be married several months before I began ring shopping. She’d browsed hundreds of sites and filled a Pinterest board with ring ideas she was certain she’d want. I still remember the day we planned to look over rings so she could get an understanding of what she wanted. We’re both pretty familiar with the city and though neither of us ever spent much money on jewelry, we knew the diamond district was the place to go. I scheduled six different appointments over the course of the day, leaving Ken & Dana for last since they weren’t in the district. Appointment after appointment we saw the same rings over and over. There’s nothing wrong with picking a typical ring that looks factory made with thousands of replicas, but I wasn’t looking for that. I wanted a ring as unique and beautiful as my future wife. In between appointments we browsed the other jewelers, but found much of the same – jewelers looking to make a sale, not a relationship. Finally, after an exhausting and somewhat demoralizing day, we met with Ken and Patty of Ken and Dana Designs.

I didn’t know what to think. They didn’t have a storefront and weren’t in the diamond district where I was convinced I’d find the ring of her dreams. I’d been deflated from a day of reoccurring disappointments and was ready for one final appointment before I returned home to scour the Internet for new leads. Needless to say, I didn’t have any searching to do after we met. As soon as I walked in I felt welcomed, comforted, and reinvigorated at the prospect of finding the perfect ring. Ken and Patty welcomed us as if we were meeting in their home to discuss plans for a community fundraiser or some other event. It was completely unassuming and dissimilar from every other person we had met with. We sat down with Ken and began looking over rings.

Ken began taking notes and learning about us as people. He didn’t even bother making suggestions until he had a better understanding of our story, our personalities, and our tastes. It may seem hyperbolic, but Ken seemed to be studying our souls and looking for the perfect ring to match Sarah’s. After some searching and discussion, we found the one. He didn’t have it in the color we wanted and the stone wasn’t the size I needed, but we knew we found the ring of her dreams. I was ecstatic Sarah was so happy, but more so that I found a partner to help make her wedding ring perfect.

Ken and Patty of Ken and Dana Designs were exceptional from the big things to the little things. Whether it was Ken working to meet my budget while still getting me a remarkable ring or Patty sending me high definition videos of the different stones so I could look them over without traveling back and forth to the city, I will never forget the incredible experience I had purchasing with them. We have since been in touch with them for a re-sizing, cleaning, and to look at wedding bands. Their after-sale support has been as helpful as their pre-sale efforts and for that we’re both relieved and appreciative. Though I’ve used plenty here, I don’t think I’ll ever find the right words to thank them for making this the first of many memorable experiences in our engaged/married life. Thank you Ken and Patty – for everything.

Philip S.

12/19/13

My experience with Ken and Dana design began a mere month ago. My now fiancé’s best friend was helping me pick out a ring for my girl. The two ladies had previously spoken and my gal really liked the unique beauty and socially responsible approach of the shop. With an idea of what to look for I was off. As this wasn’t the only option that my fiancé recommended I did a tremendous amount of research into each of the different styles of rings, always coming back to Ken and Dana’s site. As the comparisons became more about comparing other rings to theirs I realized that I didn’t need to search among all the various ring options and narrowed down to just Ken and Dana designs.

I loved so many, between the Devi (what I bought), Pricilla, Elise, among others, I became I bit stuck on what to get (disclaimer, my fiancé was very clear, no diamonds). With the help of Patty I was able to not only make the decision on which setting but she was able to find the perfect stone. Everything I asked for and more! I couldn’t be happier with their speed, quality, and customer service.

I wholeheartedly recommend Ken and Dana to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, unique ring. They are a true pleasure to work with!

Ben T

12/13/13

Fantastic experience!

I can’t say that I’ve bought a lot of engagement rings, but my experience at Ken & Dana Design was everything I could have hoped for.

I dealt with two different sales people and they were both very friendly, patient and enthusiastic. My fiancée and I came in from out of town over the weekend and K&D had us in despite the fact that they were closed.

My fiancée keeps saying the ring looks better than the pictures. Very, very pleased with K&D.

Additionally, paperwork on the diamond was provided from a reputable, third-party appraiser, making me feel even more confident about my purchase.

I would highly recommend K&D to anyone looking for beautiful, unique jewelry and friendly sales people!

Dave E.

12/2/13

Great stuff. I had NO IDEA what I was doing. I didn’t know her ring size, I didn’t know what to expect for prices, how long things would take, etc. All I knew was that I love this gal and I wanted an environmentally friendly/conflict free ring and something not run-of-the-mill. Ken and Dana had what I wanted and my fiance is also thrilled with my find. They took their time with me and were helpful, patient, and encouraging. The free resizing was a breeze also.

Kathryn C.

12/2/13

My husband designed my engagement ring at Ken & Dana design. We were so happy with it, we went back for our wedding bands and designed a piece for my mom. We have had a positive experience with all 4 items we purchased!

What was extra special for me, was we had asked them to make a ring for my mom using rings that were in the family – a generational piece. They did such a beautiful job and even rushed it to be done before our wedding. My mom cried she was so touched and we all receive endless compliments on our rings from Ken & Dana Design.

I strongly recommend them!

Laura K.

11/29/13

LOVE KDD!!! Fantastic service and truly stunning designs. I found KDD after researching highly-rated jewelers that had interesting designs instead of the run-of-the-mill stuff that EVERYONE else has. I don’t wear jewelry, so if I am going to wear something for life it needed to “look like me”. After my fiance and I visited here I told him he couldn’t go wrong with any of the designs we looked at. All of their designs are so different and detailed and when I got my engagement ring (a wedding band w/ an added center stone) I thought “perfect.” EVERYONE has commented on how I have the best and most unique ring and how “me” it is, and the fact that KDD is environmentally responsible makes me feel even better.

We just got married a few weeks ago and both got our wedding bands here, and have heard numerous compliments about how cool and unique they are. They even altered an existing design for me to better complement my engagement ring. My ring doesn’t stand out from afar, but when anyone looks at it, they love the detail all the way around the bands, the color, the design. It’s understated beauty. My husband’s band is not the typical style either, and we all love how earthy and different it is.

Every time my husband and I come into the KDD studio it feels like Ken and Patty are old friends and we end up chatting forever! We both adore them and their jewelry, and I am certain we will go here first for any future jewelry purchases…after seeing what they have I want to wear jewelry all the time! lol.

Seriously recommend this team. We are so lucky to have found them. :)

Nicola Veira

11/25/13

I wanted a unique ring, after searching and searching I found ken and Dana on Pinterest and that’s when I found it. The ring like no other, I fell in love with the Danielle. I showed it to my boyfriend that that was the ring I wanted and on 11-24-15 he proposed. You guys did an amazing job. I LOVE IT!!!!

Wes C.

11/11/13

My experience at Ken and Dana couldn’t have been better.

I had looked at various places in the diamond district and elsewhere and all my experiences were actually quite good. However I wasn’t really finding the rings I liked and when I did, my particular time restrictions were prohibitive.

I found K&D via some pictures on pinterest and made an appointment. Right from walking in their door, I had a great feeling about the place, Pearly offered me coffee, sat down with me and talked about what was going to be best for me and my fiancée.

She showed me an ideal stone that fit within my budget right away and at no point did anyone try to upsell me on anything. They were able to work with my time restrictions and shipped the ring to where I was going to be for the proposal (so I didn’t even have to hide it from my then-girlfriend when packing!)

The ring itself is basically perfect, a beautiful rose gold organic design without being too blingy, exactly what my fiancée wanted. In fact, she called it her “dream ring” and all of her friends are in love with it.

Fiancee: I love it!

She literally just pushed me out of the way of the keyboard to type that.

Thanks Ken, Patty and Pearly!

Joshua. M

11/7/13

I have never worked with any business or group of individuals (Patty) who were more professional, and caring than the team at KDD. Patty was absolutely amazing, and has been such a blessing for me and my fiancé. I haven’t proposed yet; however, the beauty and perfection of the ring has made it incredibly hard not to rush in and pop the question! The ring was absolutely flawless and literally threw so much light once I opened the box.

The work Patty did on the ring was efficient and she was always giving me updates on the work and replied to any email within the same day! KDD was truly such a great experience and would recommend their work to anyone! I LOVE KDD! AND I LOVE PATTY! Thanks again! Blessings!

Andrea

10/30/13

My husband picked out the Aurora engagement ring and the Selene wedding band. I couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful bridal set myself! The craftsmanship is exquisite and the uniqueness makes it that much more special. I have received so many compliments on both rings.
Thank you for creating such a special symbol of our love and commitment.

Anthony L

10/28/13

My wife and I were looking for something unique and with an organic feel for an engagement ring and wedding band. Patty helped us out so wonderfully. We had the opportunity to fly in from Chicago to meet with her. She was so patient and willing to work with us to insure we received exactly what we wanted. Through the entire process, which took several weeks, she kept us informed and discussed options with us as the ring was literally ‘taking shape’.

Ken & Dana have many beautiful designs to choose from and we feel fortunate to have found them. The rings we received from them are unique, beautiful, and will always be cherished.

Barbara Z.

10/10/13

Ken and Dana Design just finished creating a new set of rings to replace my 40-year old engagement ring and wedding band set, and my husband and I couldn’t be more pleased. The original rings had become a little tight about 10 years ago, but I couldn’t find a new setting that I loved until I saw Ken and Dana’s Selene and Melinda on http://pinterest.com. Now I wear the Selene in white matte gold between two Selenes in white polished gold, and I love the stacked look. Great designs, and Ken and Patty couldn’t have been more professional to work with. Highly recommend!

Stephanie A.

10/7/13

We got our wedding bands and my engagement ring at ken and dana and we couldn’t have had a better experience. The rings are beautiful and unique, and Patty made picking them out a lot of fun—even though we waited until the last minute and had to rush the order (and we were late for our appointment!) I like my rings more every time I look at them. The hardest part was trying to decide between all their beautiful designs.

Ed M.

10/7/13

I bought an engagement ring for my fiancee from Patty and Ken and had such a wonderful experience!

From the very beginning, Patty understood that I would be unable to meet with her often and would be unreachable on the phone, on account of living and working with my fiancee. I was able to do so much of the research and decision making via email, something that almost every other jeweler I contacted dragged their feet on doing. Patty walked me through all of the options for my budget and when we did meet in person, she could not have been more patient and helpful with helping me find such a great ring.

Her and Ken were able to take my drawings and sample pictures and put together a unique ring that met all of my expectations and then some. They also worked extra hard to have the ring finished in time for my proposal, which had to be on a particular date, giving them only a few weeks to get everything together.

For a guy who has never done this before, Patty and Ken showed tremendous patience with my lack of experience, answering all of my questions and really assisting me in being open to all forms of communication. I HIGHLY recommend them to any proposer, particularly one that needs to communicate via email and who values unique design and top-notch service.

Thank you so much, Patty and Ken!!

Jordan H.

10/3/13

Great jewelry!! And they gave me the turnaround I needed for the date I had set. Great people, friendly, helpful, and they set me up for success. Very pleased.

Marta P.

9/23/13

I love it. I love the store, i love the experience and I love Patty. The selection is not large but every piece is unique and beautiful. My fiance purchase my engagement ring here and then we both came to pick our wedding bands. I can’t be happier with our purchases. :)

Adam K.

9/5/13

Everything went very well. The ordering process was smooth and most importantly the rings are very beautiful. My fiancé truly loves the ring. Thank you, Patty and KDD!

Elizabeth S.

8/30/13

My fiancé’s and my experience at Ken & Dana was superb. We had done the diamond district thing, and it just wasn’t our speed. Luckily my fiance had done his research and found K&D’s unique designs (and proposed with a photo of one of their beautiful rings).

Our engagement ring appointment was comfortable, personalized, and low pressure. They worked with us to find the perfect ring that’s truly unique. I honestly feel like I have a ring that represents my personal style-and it’s not on every other girl’s finger. I also purchased my wedding band from them. It’s just as interesting and out of the ordinary as my engagement ring.

Their prices are very reasonable, and they’ll work with you to design exactly what you have in mind. Plus they’re the nicest people ever. I couldn’t be happier with my rings.

Nick J.

8/26/13

I spent some time reading reviews about various jewelry stores throughout NYC. After visiting a few I thought I would never find one that could meet all of my standards (quality, customer service, willing to work with you mentality and most of all, actually knew stuff about the diamond and jewelry business). I was up late one night googling when I came across Ken & Dana Design. I immediately emailed them and scheduled an appointment with Patty (she’s the best) to come in for a consultation. Upon arriving, i was greeted with what felt like a very homey atmosphere. Patty and Ken both sat down with me and went over everything from pricing to the four c’s about diamonds. Finally, they showed me some bands and I knew from the moment they showed me the one band that it was the one for my (soon to be fiancé). I immediately knew that I would be working with them over the next few weeks to build a custom engagement ring within my budget. They not only succeeded, but delivered and surpassed my expectations with flying colors. Not to mention, Patty isn’t just interested in the ring requirements, she also likes to get to know her clients which make the purchase much more comfortable and confident. Overall, I can say I was EXTREMELY satisfied with Ken & Dana design. I will for sure be going back for Wedding bands (once I get engaged)!!!

THANKS KEN & DANA!!!!!!!!!

Zack L.

8/26/13

Oh goodness, where do I even start? KDD was a God send, a huge blessing, an amazing experience, and the result is—well everything I wanted it to be and beyond.

I fell in love with their unique, original—somewhat artsy and oh so perfect ring designs a good eight months before I was finally able to put everything together and ask my now fiance with the Aurora design. If I could go back, I would have contacted KDD much sooner—I spent forever groaning over decisions, trying to decide what would work best, what my options are…as soon as I started working with Patty so much of that burden was lifted! She worked within my means with so much understanding, care, and genuineness. My favorite e-mail from her was “:))))))))))))))))))”. Seriously, she’s amazing, and my fiance and I can’t wait to pick out our wedding rings.

Everything about the experience is just what all the other Yelpers are saying. KDD truly deserves all the 5 stars they get.

Andrew S.

8/22/13

I could not have been more happy with the engagement ring that I was able to order from Ken and Dana. I worked with Patty during the process who was very helpful throughout the process. The ring is unique and a true work of art. I will also get my wedding ring from Patty as well. I cannot give enough positive words to express how satisfied I am.

Brian M.

8/21/13

My first review – figured my wedding ring was a good place to start. This city is a huge part of our relationship/life and it was important to us to find a local designer to support. We also wanted something that was unique and creative, but without stones (gay couple, so no engagement rock). The platinum bands we got are not only gorgeously designed and made, but comfortable to wear (and reasonably priced!). When we picked them up (2 weeks time), Patty told us that in her culture part of the reason for getting a custom ring is so that nobody else’s energy is attached to the ring – you’re the only one to ever try it on. That is honestly not something I even thought about in my reasons before we got our rings there, but it really added a lot of value to the experience and how special the rings are. Now all I can think is, “Why would you want a wedding ring other people have worn, however briefly? Of course wedding rings should be made just for you!” Lastly, everyone I met at their studio was friendly and professional. First class all the way.

Brian D.

8/20/13

I just purchased my engagement ring from Ken & Dana and they have been top notch the whole way. From going and looking at rings to me purchasing it and their hand holding with my questions. The ring looks even better than it does in the pictures and a wonderful experience. I’ll def. be buying our bands from them and more.

Harold H.

8/19/13

My fiancee sent me a photo of a ring online as a sample of what she liked without realizing the company the made it. I then decided to research the ring and found out it was from KDD, After reading all the excellent reviews, I called even though I was still somewhat skeptical about ordering an engagement ring online.. I have to say that working with Patty was awesome and she always kept me updated on progress. Even when I was trying to decide, she worked with me and was patient and informative. I proposed two weeks ago and my fiancee absolutely LOVES the ring and can’t stop talking about it. I will very likely get my wedding bands from them as well. Thank you Ken and Dana Designs for the wonderful experience and your awesome customer service!!

Andrew Z.

8/14/13

We searched everywhere and this was the only place we were able to find genuinely unique, contemporary jewelry. This ring is a real piece of art and I probably would have been willing to give them five stars just for that.

The ring didn’t fit quite like my fiance was hoping and she wanted a few little changes as well, although, to clarify, KDD did deliver exactly what we requested the first time. We sent the ring in and KDD re-sized it and made the requested changes free of charge and, most importantly, free of hassle; the beloved ring was back on her finger before we knew it.

If you are looking for a unique ring and great service stop looking.

Fanny V.

8/13/13

I am a person that does a lot of research probably driving some crazy and when my boyfriend (now my fiance-giggle) mentioned he wanted to become engaged I knew that I wanted us to go to KDD.

My Fiance was treated with proper attention and courtesy by both Ken and Patty. We dealt with Ken first and he was extremely attentive and patient with us (I was extremely nervous and my Fiance was getting over a fever) but he was kind and extremely informative. It was more of a just see what you like thing. Our second visit was with Patty she took her time in making us feel at ease and understood how I felt. I never felt rushed she dedicated her time in making sure that I was going to love my ring.

Patty was able to understand what I wanted and from there on it was between her and my fiance. KDD in my opinion can get any idea you give them and make it happen. Patty and Ken clearly presented a well thought out plan on how my ring would be made and from what my Fiance has shared with me Patty kept him very involved every step of the way.

The end result is a gorgeous engagement ring that even with all my neurotic attention to detail delivered the highest quality I was ever presented with by an amazing man (my Fiance). Thank you KDD for your help and emails. If anyone wants a ring done the right way, the first time, go here. We both plan on searching for our wedding bands here.

You won’t question the quality you’ll receive.

Joanna R.

8/12/13

We went to Ken and Dana Designs based on their website to take a look at wedding bands. Overall it was a great experience. We booked an appointment online for an hour consultation with one of the designers. Over the course of an hour we tried on a great deal of rings and discussed different finishes and widths to make sure we were happy with our purchase. I found a ring that perfectly complements my engagement ring and my fiance was happy to find a men’s ring that was a little more unique and interesting than usual. All of the designs were lovely and felt very different. About three weeks later our rings were perfectly sized and ready to pick up! Highly recommend!

Brent Rosenquist

8/9/13

KDD did such an amazing job helping me “Pop the question”. I had a tight schedule to get the ring made and shipped out of only 1 month. They not only meet, but beat my deadline! Patty and the rest of the KDD team has provided excellent customer service above and beyond anything I expected. My Fiancee absolutely loves her ring and still wont stop staring at it. I will definitely be going through KDD again when it comes time for my Fiancee’s wedding band. Thank you very much KDD.

Joshua G.

8/1/13

I spent a long time looking for just the right ring for my fiancee, something that had a little more intrigue than the classical diamond solitaire. The designs at KDD were exactly that, incorporating a natural, organic feel while still maintaining just enough of the classical look and bling factor.
I worked with Patty to figure out what diamond would be the best to include, and her advice was spot-on and she responded quickly when I had any questions. The ring was finished earlier than promised, and looks fantastic. She is so happy with it, and constantly is complimented on it. I’ll definitely be back in a few months for the wedding band :)

Mei M.

8/1/13

I absolutely love my engagement ring!!! I get compliments everyday and I can’t stop looking at it myself :) I would recommend Ken & Dana Design to anyone that would like to create a custom engagement ring. There quality, service and attention to detail was exceptional.

Andrew K

7/25/13

Originally my wife came across a ring on Pintrest that she absolutely fell in love with. I had to agree that it was a gorgeous engagement ring so when I contacted Ken and Dana to purchase the Daya they were more than accommodating to all my wishes. Living in Michigan, I thought it would be difficult to make such an important purchase without seeing the ring in person. Patty sent Videos of the rings and helped me every step of the way. We went back to them for her matching wedding band and now it is safe to say she has the most beautiful hand on all of the lake shore. I would recommend these guys to anyone! Simply amazing and true beauty goes into every piece of jewelry they design. Thanks again guys for making this important day of our lives even more special!

Alex L.

7/15/13

Before going to Patty I looked at other jewelers in the tri-state area. As a sale man I can sense that they guys were just trying to make the sale.With Patty she wasnt your typical sales person. She sat me down and explained and taught me about diamonds and engagment rings. From there is where I knew she was going to earn my business.

Throughtout the process she was great. Excellent customer service and excellent diamonds. My fiance loved the ring and so did I. I will recommend her for anyone looking for an engagement ring.

James K

7/10/13

I spent a week running around Madison Ave, Fifth Ave and anywhere else I could find to search for the perfect engagement ring. From the 30+ stores I went to, I never found a superb and unique ring. My (now) fiancee wasn’t even aware that I was shopping around, but she randomly shot me an email with KDD’s website.

I called them immediately and they agreed to see me the very next morning. I also told them that I was in need of a serious rush order because I had made major plans to propose in exactly two weeks (including a hotel room and other time sensitive details). I went in the next morning and found a very welcoming studio and showcase space that felt immediately comfortable.

Ken and Patty (and everyone else) are extremely welcoming, warm and genuinely there to help you make the right choices in purchasing a ring. Unlike all of the sales reps at the 30+ stores I had previously been to (where the people you talk to make it feel like they just want you to buy their ring no matter what), KDD felt different. They super-rush ordered my ring in time for my planned proposal and accommated my schedule every step of the way.

And the ring is absolutely amazing! My fiancee’s roommate said to me, “I don’t really care much about people’s ring, but when I saw the one you got her I haven’t been able to stop talking about it! Where did you find that?!” Check out their website… their work speaks for itself!

Em W.

6/27/13

We bought my husband’s ring from Ken & Dana, and looked for mine (but decided on something else). Not having really done the “ring shopping” thing, we had a great experience here, and left finding exactly what we wanted. Patty was so helpful and warm, and the studio was pretty cool too. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes the styles offered by them!

D.V.

6/24/13

We loved working with Patty and Ken! They were extremely professional, flexible and accommodating. The turn around time is quick and they do a fantastic job. Highly recommended!

Travis B.

6/19/13

I’ve never bought a ring like this before and I was pretty nervous. I wanted the perfect engagement ring and Patty did an absolutely wonderful job throughout the entire process. She listened to every idea I had and all the design things I wanted in the ring, she worked totally within my budget, she kept in contact throughout the entire process and, best of all, she created an absolutely beautiful ring that my now fiance loves and can’t stop sneaking peaks at to check out the sparkles!

Patty answered all my questions and explained everything without making me feel like some “dumb guy” who doesn’t know anything about rings (which I was when this started!) I really just can’t say enough good stuff about Patty, the ring and the entire process.

Colin W.

6/11/13

My fiancé proposed to me about a week ago with a Ken and Dana ring. It is absolutely gorgeous and perfect. The photos do not do justice to Ken’s beautiful work. Ken and Patty are a great team, and I am so grateful to them for helping to make this experience so special and easy for both me and my fiancé!

Brian W.

6/8/13

Ken and Dana Design is great! We loved the fact that they work with conflict-free diamonds and recycled metals. Plus, their designs are awesome and they had no problem customizing the piece we were interested in. We will be going back for sure!

Frazer L.

5/30/13

Best company I have ever worked with of any kind, bar none. I would give six stars if I could. The craftsmanship and pride in their work is unmatched by anyone. They will always take care of you and the jewelry is BEAUTIFUL!!! I bought my fiancee’s engagement ring from Ken + Dana and she has been complimented on it daily since I proposed (oftentimes by complete strangers). We were so thrilled by the ring, the customer service, and everything else, that we bought both of our wedding bands from them as well. I would recommend to ANYONE.

Jon T.

5/30/13

These guys are simply awesome. The KDD team was super helpful working on customizations for the rings and going back and forth on design. We also sent away for multiple samples and everything was timely and organized. We’re very happy with our rings!

Joost B

5/20/13

This place is so amazing that I actually run out of superlatives describing it.

I went here casually browsing for a ring for a surprise engagement I had planned. My fiance did not know I would be proposing and we’d never even discussed rings, so this was a nerve wracking venture. Furthermore, I didn’t know the first thing about rings, and I was actually just going to do recon work expecting to make my decision after exhaustive trips across the island and settling for a big box store due to budgetary restraints. Turns out that after my first visit to Patty and Ken everything else just paled in comparison.

Not only did Patty and Ken meticulously work with me to accommodate my needs. I never felt pressured to spend more money, which tends to happen in other places. They walked me through the entire process of selecting a stone and gave me a ton of options. In the end, I paid them what I consider a substantial amount of money without blinking because I felt so confident and good about my decision. To give you a sense of how monumental that is, I tend to cringe when I have to pay more than $6 for a beer in a bar.
Now my fiance and I are selecting wedding bands here and she is ecstatic about how personal our treatment is. Really, at this point I see no reason to go anywhere else for jewelry.

M.O

5/7/13

After searching every jewelry store in our area for something simple but unique, and being told “thats not really the style right now” by each one, I found one of Ken and Dana Design’s engagement rings on Pinterest. Very rarely do you find exactly what you are looking for, within budget. On top of that, having Patty with me through the whole process, sending me updates on the progress, and answering my questions, put the whole experience over the top. 5 Stars isn’t enough to describe this company!

Adam Y.

5/6/13

Even though I live like half of the country away, I still felt very comfortable purchasing one of their beautiful and unique rings. Patty communicated quickly over the email and sent me pictures and videos of rings that I liked. She kept me updated with the production of the ring and let me know whenever they sent it out in the mail. They seemed almost as excited for me to propose as I am! I will most certainly be ordering our wedding bands with Ken and Dana in the future.

Michael S.

4/25/13

I found Ken and Patty through their Yelp reviews, which I can attest are well deserved. While I don’t have much experience with buying engagement rings (fortunately), they made a potentially stressful process feel very easy.

They were really good at guiding me through the whole process, and about knowing what I might want to consider and what I didn’t need. I’m sure they would be great for people who go in as a couple to choose something together as well, but I can definitely say that if you’re looking to surprise somebody they will help you through it.

Most importantly, my now fiancee really loves it.

Becka G.

4/20/13

My fiance purchased my ring here last November and I absolutely LOVE it. The craftsmanship is incredible – the ring is delicate, feminine and organic-looking. Friends and strangers have literally gushed over it, and wish good reason.

Plus, the service is excellent too! The ring was about a quarter size too large and I brought it into Patty (who was very sweet, and remembered my fiance well) who helped me decide the proper size. I reluctantly gave my beautiful ring over for a resizing but had it back in no time at all! I also requested one of the free cleanings that comes with the ring (recommended every six months) and it looked more stunning than ever.

I highly recommend them if you are looking for something more exciting, and created with more love, than your standard engagement ring.

S.L

4/11/13

One saturday I went looking for an engagement ring. IT was supposed to be an engagement ring bar crawl. Essentially I had a bunch of places mapped out to look at rings and stop at bars along the way to help take the stress off. I had seen Ken and Dana designs online and loved some of the rings. I really wanted something personal, not diamond district run of the mill rings. Fortunately or unfortunately, the ring crawl ended shortly after it started. I went to Ken and Dana and fell in love with the Devi ring. Ken and Patty were great in helping to pick out a ring and make the process so easy. They are the nicest couple you can possibly meet. The experience was amazing. They are so friendly and treat you with welcoming and open arms. Such a different experience from the other places I had seen searching for rings with my brother. They kept me up to date every minute with the progress of my ring. Also, where else do you get a parting hug goodbye? I can’t recommend them enough. I got the ring and it couldn’t be more beautiful. This should be your first stop shopping for any jewelry purchase.

Matthew. J.

4/10/13

First off, I am a guy. A guy who is very ignorant when it comes to rings/ring shopping. I have bought necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. but these pale in comparison when shopping for a ring, nay THE ring. I live outside of Nashville, TN and looked at literally thousands of rings and then I saw it: The Priscilla. I couldn’t even tell you how I stumbled upon the Ken and Dana Design website. I actually think I had glanced at my girlfriend’s (soon to be fiancee, hopefully!) computer screen and saw it briefly and it was stored in the far recesses of my brain. Anyway, I kept searching and browsing but kept coming back to The Priscilla.

I finally made the call and spoke with Patty. From the very first conversation, even when I wasn’t 100% that I was going to purchase something from them, she talked to me like we had known each other for years. I’m sure I got on her nerves with all of my petty questions or concerns and what probably felt like unending emails and phone calls. But not once did I sense anything but joy and helpfulness from her. She never rushed me, she was extremely patient and wanted to make sure I was comfortable with everything. The fact she was simply helping me in anyway to take this next step in my life seemed like what she was put on this Earth to do. And if she’s done it for me, someone she’s never even met in person mind you, I know she’s done it for others and will continue to do so.

The fact that I went out on a limb and had them make a ring for me when I had never even physically seen any of them was a huge step of faith. But any doubts or worries I may have had were completely erased when I opened that box and saw the most beautiful piece of jewelry I have ever seen. I am supposed to be waiting a few months to pop the question, but I feel like I am doing this ring a disservice to this gorgeous specimen by keeping it in a box for so long. When I ask my special gal to be mine forever, I am 100% confident she’ll say “yes”-if not because of me, then because she’ll do anything to have that ring on her finger. Heck, this ring would make me say “yes”!

Ellie

4/8/13

I have not been fortunate to have one of your rings yet however, all the designs are simply amazing. I have never loved any rings as much as the ones I have seen on your website (was led here through Pintrest). When my engagement comes around, your website will be the only place we shop.

Amazing

Matthew P

4/5/13

When I decided to look for an engagement ring, I’ll admit I was a little intimidated. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted, or that much about rings, and I didn’t want to get talked into anything by a sales person at a jewelery store. Patty talked me through the process step by step. I was able to pick out a diamond, and a design for my budget. Ken & Dana’s designs are unique and special, and hteir diamonds are beautiful. All their materials come from conflict-free zones as well, which was reall yimportant to me.The ring they made for me i amazing. My FIANCE loves it. I don’t like writing reviews, especially not when I have to create a Yelp account just to do so, but Ken & Dana are worth it. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

Anna H.

4/3/13

I can hardly even begin to describe how much I love my beautiful engagement ring. I first came across the Ken & Dana website a few years ago when I was still in college and instantly fell in love with their design aesthetic. I even emailed all my friends the link to their site and said if anyone ever needed direction in buying my engagement ring they should send them there ;) And then it finally happened. My boyfriend proposed spur of the moment, he wanted to ask me but we didn’t have a ring yet. I always knew I wanted a Ken & Dana ring but wasn’t sure which style I would eventually be able to get. After proposing, we went online and our first and only stop was Ken & Dana. We had a wonderful time looking at all of the rings and eventually settled on the Clementine ring; a one of a kind yellow gold ring with a gorgeous sunstone and diamonds. The next day we placed our order and emailed Patty about the ring size. Patty was incredibly helpful throughout the whole process. We weren’t sure how long the ring would take to arrive, we were dying from anticipation as we hadn’t told our family about the engagement yet. Amazingly, the ring arrived a week later. It is absolutely stunning and is the ring I’ve always dreamed of having. I can’t imagine a more beautiful ring for myself and it fits perfectly. We will definitely be getting our wedding band from Ken & Dana.

Brian G

3/26/13

Ken and Dana design have without a doubt set a precedent when it comes time to service, design and quality. When I walked into the shop all I knew was that I needed something unique and something perfect for the love of my life. Spending years with someone and deciding that the rest of your life can be spent with no one else is a huge decision and one that is signified in my book by an engagement ring. The ring that was designed was nothing short of breathtaking expertise and love. The craftsmanship put into their work was held to the same standard to the love my fiancé and I share. I can’t say enough about how magical ken and patty made this experience for my fiancé as well as me. Ken helped with every fine detail and brought the ideas in my head to life. Patty was prompt with emails, insightful with advice and an amazing host. I am looking forward to coming in with my fiancé for our wedding rings and many more future endeavors.

I could go on forever but the bottom line is if you are looking for a one of a kind experience and ring this is the place. Ken and Dana is the best place to go to for us hopeless romantics or even those looking for something new.

Jori

3/23/13

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! My fiance’, Andrew, worked closely with Ken to design my dream engagement ring. He gave me the ring yesterday by dropping on one knee along with his son on the shores of Lake Michigan in my hometown. I first discovered Ken and Dana design by way of Pinterest. Like most girls, I’ve always dreamed of what my engagement ring would look like. I showed Andrew a picture of a ring I fell in love with on the website. Andrew, along with Ken, went above and beyond by creating my ring in a matter of a week. Andrew called to order the ring and claims he has never experienced better personal and caring customer service than he did from Ken. Andrew hand picked my diamond and assumed Ken would just send us the setting sans diamond. Ken said NO and had Andrew ship him the stone. Andrew shipped the stone on a Monday. Ken received it on Tuesday, and Andrew was able to propose on Friday of the same week.

We will be traveling to New York this summer to choose our wedding bands and to thank Ken in person!

K.B.

3/14/13

I had such a fantastic experience with Patty at Ken and Dana Design. I love their work – the custom pieces are so organic and beautiful. I was looking for an engagement ring for my girlfriend – and found exactly what I was looking for in their estate piece collection.

Patty is quick to answer emails and answer any question. She also takes a lot of notes on everything you saw and what you’re looking for. I’m so happy with my purchase – and my fiancee was floored :) Excellent experience.

Anna P

3/10/13

For a change, all these 5-star reviews on Yelp are there for a good reason. We were looking for an engagement ring that was different from all the other shiny boring stuff that exists at every jeweler. We quickly set up an appointment with Ken and Patty (we worked almost exclusively with Patty), and explained that we did not want any diamonds, wanted something different, and something not too extravagant. They listened, and in the end, we selected the first ring that Patty proposed to us. Two meetings later (one to select the sapphire, another to pick it up) and we had our ring. It is perfect – we love it, and it was quite reasonably priced considering how wonderful it is.

Patty is quite the wonderful character. Be prepared to swap life stories and to laugh a lot. And don’t be embarrassed if she is more excited about your life event than you are. It is a good thing, not a bad thing. We will definitely go back to get our wedding rings.

Jonathan C.

3/3/13

I recently purchased an engagement ring through Ken & Kana, (a Sundara ring), and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The ring looks amazing and they were very friendly and accommodating. The turnaround time was also very quick. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to purchase an engagement ring.

Hilary. M

2/26/13

Wonderful experience from start to finish. My husband and I have been married for almost 25 years and our marriage outlasted our first wedding bands. Replacing my husband’s band was very difficult as he wanted something “special” and different. He saw one of KDD’s rings online and knew that was exactly what he wanted. I called and spoke to Patty who was great. She started making the ring right away so it would be ready for me to pick-up during an upcoming trip to NYC (I live in Canada). My husband loves the ring, it fits perfectly and I couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Ken and Dana Design.

Garrett. R

2/26/13

I can not say enough about how great my experience was at K+D. Both Patty and Ken were super easy to work with. The design is beautiful. And most importantly, my fiancee is in love with the ring!

Miquel F.

2/26/13

Geez. Just about as stress-free a process as you can hope for.

Patty from K+D was fantastic; she worked with me to find the ideal day to send the ring to my business address. I was worried it would arrive on a weekend, but she made sure it arrived on a weekday, and during business hours.

The ring itself? The lady was smiling from ear to ear for two days straight; I’d say that’s a pretty good endorsement.

We went in for a re-size, and it was super quick. We even picked out our bands while we were there. So yeah, we liked the place a little; we even referred my fiance’s cousin to them for her bands, and she had nothing but goods things to say.

Kylie B.

2/22/13

My partner and I made an appointment for engagement rings. She wasn’t sure what she wanted but Ken talked her through everything to find the perfect ring for her style. I had an idea I wanted for a custom commission, and Ken was thorough and creative in designing the perfect ring for me. He even thought about details I didn’t, like how to make it work for my career in health-care (where I’ll be wearing latex gloves everyday).

Patty kept me updated on progress and sent a computer-animated design for me to approve before they started. They finished both rings ahead of schedule, just in time for Valentine’s day. Every visit to their studio is warm and friendly, and they are genuinely excited for engagements and happy couples :)

I banged my ring and made a small scratch a week after I got it, and Patty immediately fixed it for me for no charge, within a couple hours of dropping it off.

Ken and Patty made this process easy, fun, and exciting. They really listen to you and give you a personal, 5-star experience. Not to mention their rings are unique, gorgeous, and eco-friendly. They even named my custom ring on their website, which made me feel pretty baller. We will definitely be visiting them again soon for our wedding bands!

Jason K.

2/20/13

Before KDD I attempted to collaborate with another jeweler in Philadelphia. They were so unorganized and had awful communication with each other. The process took about 7 months before I decided that they were completely useless. I dropped them and went to KDD.

I picked Ken & Dana because of their styling. I was drawn to the organic forms mainly. Patty mainly assisted me and really helped me out in a pinch. KDD bent over backwards to make sure that the ring got to the intended destination on time, even though I presented them with some complicated issues. I was a bit shocked when i opened the ring box. Though it looked great in the pics, it looked even better in real life. I was blown away and will suggest KDD to anyone who mentions buying a wedding/engagement ring. My gal LOVES the ring and I look forward to dealing with them again!

Andrew N

2/4/13

Ken & Dana are great to work with. I did almost everything online because I don’t live near NY, but Patty was quick to update me on every step of the way. I’d recommend them to anyone.

Jared G

2/4/13

I had a wonderful experience working with Ken & Patty! They were knowledgeable and extremely helpful in creating a beautiful engagement ring. I visited a number of jewelry shops but decided to come back here because of the quality, value and overall great experience. Everyone was so friendly, their studio is cool and laidback and I never felt any pressure to buy. Their customer service was great and they stayed in touch with me every step of the way.

Choosing where to get an engagement ring is almost as big of a decision as deciding to get one. I made a great decision choosing Ken & Patty and if you’re thinking about proposing I suggest you check them out, too.

Sarah

2/2/13

My husband bought me the Sati for our wedding in December of 2012 and I adore it. Customer service was top notch then, but even better a year later. I (foolishly) decided to use a a jeweler near my home to craft the matching Aurora e-ring. Long story short, the local Jeweler ripped us off financially, and also compromised the integrity of the Sati because they either used heat or something else that caused me to lose 2 of the stones. This only happened when the ring was with the jeweler to design the engagement ring, although the denied it. Sounds confusing, but bottom line Patty took the Sati ring back, reinforced it and cleaned it – and returned it to me in perfect condition. I tell everyone about K&D designs; they are truly professionals who take great care in their work and put other jewelers to shame. I will be back to purchase more jewelry in the future! Love them!!!

Jerry P

2/2/13

I didn’t even know the four C’s when I came to Ken and Patty. But I needed a ring worthy of my fiancee’s hand. I dreaded a stroll down 47th Street, and being suckered into buying a pressed, standard issue engagement ring. I wanted something unique.

I received an email back from Ken within a couple of hours, asking for a description of my fiance and any images of the sort of engagement ring I imagined. He asked questions to clarify what I meant. He and Patty then met with me to discuss the ring, and served coffee while we talked. It felt very personal. They briefly explained what they look for in stones, and what makes a quality stone. After a few days, they sourced a stone that met the description we came up with, and the price range I wanted, and invited me in to see it. They also found a setting to match it.

My fiance was thrilled. I think the highest compliment she’s received many times is, “I’ve never seen anything like that.” It’s a vintage, Art Deco setting with a yellowish diamond surrounded by sapphires. The yellow of the stone fits with the aged, vintage feel of the ring.

We will be going back to Ken and Patty for our wedding rings.

Natalia I

1/16/13

My fiance bought me my dream engagement ring. The 1ct Sundara and it is more beautiful in person than in the pictures and in the pictures it is breath taking. We also ordered the Flora for my wedding band. I have been emailing with Ken and he is soo nice. My wedding got moved to an earlier date and he had no problem resizing my engagement ring and making my wedding band sooner so I will have it in time. When I visit NY I will try to visit them just to say hello and thank you.

I am so pleased and happy and many friends and colleagues love my ring but none as much as me!

Thank you Ken & Dana Design!

Nathan V.

1/8/13

I began looking for engagement rings in May of 2012 and took note of KDD as having the organic design cues that I knew my would-be fiancee would really want in a ring. In November 2012, I made my first contact with Patty and made an appointment to meet her and Ken at the NYC showroom to see the rings in person.

I traveled in from out of town, dragging my mother and mother-in-law-to-be, for a very pleasant visit with Patty. They were the first designers I met with, and although I looked around a many rings afterwards, KDD set an early standard for the beauty of their work and their customer service that was unbeatable.

I ended up working with with Patty on a custom ring design on a rush basis. The ring was completed inperfect time and is stunning. My fiancee loves her ring and we are excited to go visit the NYC showroom to consider wedding bands and get her ring custom sized to fit perfectly.

Alexandra H.

12/28/12

My now-husband and I were pretty particular when we were looking for engagement and wedding rings. We wanted them to endure, we wanted them to have an organic look, we wanted them to be ethical, and unique. When I saw designs by Ken + Dana online, I knew they were it. Throughout the process of choosing, customizing, and sizing our rings, Ken and Patty were consummate professionals and made us feel like they cared about our business. We were arranging things from out of town, but it wasn’t a problem. They sent samples to us to try on and make sure it was what we wanted. When my husband and I separately took work trips to NYC, Ken and Patty hosted us on short notice at their studio and responded to all our needs— even when I sent three different rings of my own up with my fiancee to try to get the perfect size for my engagement ring! The original version of his ring wasn’t quite right— and I mistakenly interrupted their own honeymoon with my concerns. Patty was always receptive and they reworked the ring until it was our perfect vision. We appreciated their customer service and positive attitude very much. We love the pieces (I still stare at my rings all the time, and it’s been months), and would recommend them to anyone looking for something ethical, beautiful, and original.

Paul B.

12/22/12

I cannot rave enough about Ken & Dana Design. Ken and Patty took an idea I vaguely had in my head and managed to make the perfect engagement ring for my now fiance. They were both extremely passionate and were willing to put as much of an effort into making the ring as I was, if not more.

If you want an honest opinion, professional insight, someone willing to work within your budget, and a custom very unique looking beautiful ring for your significant other, I couldn’t think anyone better to recommend.

Alan N.

12/22/12

I bought my wife’s engagement ring and wedding band here – the experience was great. The rings (Stella & Bella) were beautiful, and the service was personal. Awesome. I’ll be coming back for anniversaries soon. Thanks guys!

Will H.

12/22/12

I found Ken and Dana Design(KDD) early in 2012 and immediately noticed uniqueness of design in their jewelry pieces. Since discovering KDD I have purchased several pieces for my wife.
Patty Hernandez worked with me in designing exactly what I imagined. Patty and the team at KDD were patient with me every step of the way. I was not/am not “easy to please” and they communicated with me with exceptional perception and ensured that I would receive exactly what I wanted. KDD are truly an amazing group.
From the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, to Jewelry shops all over Europe, I have seen a wide variety of of design and MANY beautiful pieces. KDD have designed pieces that are as nice as any I have ever seen anywhere. I will recommend KDD to everyone I know and I will likely never purchase jewelry from anyone else….EVER.
Their craftsmanship is second to none. Their attention to detail is amazing. Their customer service is excellent. The quality of each piece they produce is far above anything you will see at any chain jeweler and their prices are fair.
We get what we pay for in this world, and if you want the best, I recommend Ken & Dana Design for your future jewelry purchases. I live in Texas people! I have never been to New York City. I found KDD on line and they still managed to pull off the amazing feat of making me happy. And my wife is in shock every time she sees a KDD piece. Truly amazing! The reviews are accurate people. You will not get better results from another organization and I challenge you to find anyone better than Ken & Dana Design.

Andrew N.

11/28/12

Ken & Dana were incredibly helpful and extremely accommodating. The quality of their work is excellent, I would recommend them to anyone.

Libby D.

11/20/12

Very good product. Very friendly service.
My fiancee suggested we use them for my wedding ring and I say yes, of course, without putting much thought into it. But when I received it I was genuinely pleased. I got the hammered gold ring and it is really something.

James R.

11/19/12

I went to Ken & Dana’s for a custom engagement ring. From the moment I walked into the studio, I felt I had found the right place. My ring concept was not fully developed when I met with Ken and Patty, but they were great about listening to my idea and discussing a final design. My fiance and I could not be happier with the final product. The ring looks great, and I would recommend Ken & Dana to anyone looking to get a custom ring.

Jan S.

11/16/12

I was on the hunt for an engagement ring for my now fiancé, and I came across K+D Design’s website. I thought their stuff was great and well regarded so I decided to give it a shot. A VERY good decision.

I was looking for a ring with a similar design to one I saw at one of the BIG jewelry franchises and I saw a ring on their website that was close. I went in to talk it over and Ken and Patty could not have been nicer. They discussed my options and design ideas, we went over my budget and what may or may not look good and they left the decision up to me. No fuss, no pressure.

Obviously we ended up making a deal and the ring came out BEAUTIFULLY. My fiancé is ecstatic, her friends and family were/are greatly impressed and I could not be happier about the process. I can’t recommend them enough and I will definitely be going back down the road.

Yc C.

11/14/12

My husband and I had been searching for a wedding ring for me for a while. We went to many boutique shops in Manhattan (we don’t like diamond district at all) for which many of them also have good reviews on yelp. There were many good options in these shops. At the end, however, we put them on our pocket list, i.e. they are good but not good enough for me to say “this is my ring!”.

I really like to ring choices here at Ken & Dana. The design is very elegant, clean, and unique. I selected a rose gold ring. I like the ring very much and I can’t stop looking at it even when I’m in the meeting. The service is super and the price is unbelievably reasonable. (One of the shops we went to tried to charge us $400 more for ring mode cause they need to make a new ring for me?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!)

I would definitely recommend Ken & Dana to my friends!

Note: Email them to make a reservation. Don’t just walk in. It’s by appointment only. You can be assured to be the only guest they serve at that time.

David N.

11/12/12

I have nothing but great things to say about K+D Designs. Patty was great to work with and she helped me find the perfect wedding band.

Most importantly, I didn’t have a lot of time to spare and Ken was able to have the ring finished earlier than expected (I did pay for a rush job, and he got it done before the rush date).

I have received a number of compliments regarding my ring and I am really happy that I decided to go with K+D.

April. I

11/7/12

My husband and I stumbled upon their website while we were searching for the perfect wedding bands. He loved the look of their Juno band, which adds a textured/hammered metal look to the traditional gold band, while I chose one of their private collection bands. Customer service was top-notch, and the rings are just beautiful. We couldn’t be happier with them.

Phillip C.

11/5/12

My now wife and I could not have been happier with the engagement and wedding rings from Ken & Dana Designs. My wife had been a fan of their work for years and after looking over their website, I was also impressed. I was looking for something that had character and charm, yet was still clean and elegant, and their work fulfilled all of those requirements. Ken was a pleasure to work with as well. He was a great guide and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Ken & Dana Designs and am sure I will be visiting them again for future anniversaries.

Cooper H.

10/26/12

Suzie and I had a great experience from start to finish with KDD. We had a great visit picking out exactly what we both wanted and couldn’t be happier with the rings! Thanks so much!

Richard W.

10/25/12

I notice that all the other reviews for this business are five stars, and having shopped with them I can see why. The pictures of the rings on their website are as much indication of the high quality of this jewellery as you need. In addition, Patty provided excellent service, giving me various finish options, double checking my requirements and generally giving me every confidence that I was buying unique engagement and wedding rings made with a lot of TLC. International shipping was no problem, and the packages the rings arrived in were hand-finished and put a smile on my face. I cannot recommend this company enough.

Lincoln H.

10/20/12

While shopping online, I came across K+D Design’s website. I thought their stuff was beautiful, but I wasn’t really looking for a ring yet. Then my now fiance found one of their designs on Pintrest (God bless Pintrest) and she loved it. Once I saw we were looking at the same designer, I made an appointment and met with Ken and Patty about what I wanted for an engagment ring. I found the perfect setting and Ken found a beautiful diamond in my price range (and taste. I know what looks good on my lady’s finger). I also had a deadline of a few weeks, as my plan was to purpose while away in London. I ended up getting the ring something like Wednesday or Thursday before I left that Sunday, so the timing was perfect. My fiance loves the ring can’t wait to return to shop for wedding bands. I’d recommend these folks to anybody and everybody!

Matt. C

9/26/12

I generally tend to grade pretty harshly on reviews, but I must say rating my experience anything less than 5 stars would just be dishonest. The entire process was so painless. K&D has a fantastic product and they know it. The sales experience was great. They have truly mastered the art of the “soft sell” which was a refreshing change after getting the “hard sell” or completely ignored at other places. Patty and Ken did an excellent job of guiding me through the selection process and finding a ring that was right for my fiance. K&D rings are an excellent value and the designs are truly unique. I actually flew from Alaska to visit K&D’s showroom before buying. It may sound crazy, but it was well worth the trip. My fiance loves her Aurora. I wish all my major purchases could be this stress free.

B.G.

9/26/12

To compel me to write a positive review on yelp it would have to be a truly fantastic experience and my experience of Ken & Dana Design was just that.

As a total novice with very vague ideas of what I was looking for, Ken really helped me hone in on the specifics. The end result was a ring that when I surprised my girlfriend turned out to be exactly what she wanted.

The great thing about Ken & Dana Design is that they listen and offer suggestions but never try to push their own agenda they simply want to get the best result for the customer.

The prices are very good considering the level of personal service that you get relative to some of the more mainstream outlets.

Dave

9/19/12

This is an amazing company!
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, specifically while searching for a wedding band for myself.
I waited until the last minute and thought for sure that nobody would be able to make a ring for me with a week to go before my wedding day. My Wife-to-be was quickly losing patience with my daily assurances that I would “find something”.
I found K&D’s website from a NY magazine article. When I saw the Juno wedding band I knew that it was exactly what I was looking for.
I inquired about it at around 10:30pm via email. To my amazement, Patty responded right away with some general questions and a good bit of humor to boot, considering my predicament!
The next morning she confirmed that the ring could indeed be made in time to save me from the horrors of having to purchase some crappy mass-produced ring that I didn’t really want.
The ring was ready as stated and is simply beautiful. Amazing craftsmanship.
It fits perfectly considering that I sent my ring measurement in via email.
I could not be happier with the amazing service (Thank you Patty!) and the fine craftsmanship that I received from Ken & Dana Design.
Thank you!

Dave-

Truly T

9/14/12

I didn’t think these reviews could possibly be right, but they are. On a visit to NYC, Ken spent tons of time with me talking about exactly what I wanted – a replica of my aunt’s wedding ring (which doesn’t exist anymore). We talked and talked and talked and he took copious notes.

As they made the ring, Patty sent me photos (I’m in DC) and I made comments (“smoother, and thinner please,” for example). They were so eager to make exactly what I wanted. It arrived yesterday, and I closed my eyes as my fiance opened it and slipped it onto my finger. It felt perfect. I opened my eyes and was delighted – it’s so simple and elegant.

I would definitely highly recommend Ken + Dana Design for any of your custom jewelry needs.

Daniel M.

9/13/12

I contacted them from afar (email!) after my girlfriend expressed interest in one of their designs. The design happened to be an older “model”, but that wasn’t an issue. I corresponded with Patty, who answered all my questions quickly (and I had quite a few, having never done this before ;). She was also excited for me and my girlfriend, which was pretty awesome.

Patty kept me updated on the progress of the ring, which took a week or two to make (I expect because they had to get the stone from an outside source, which Patty mentioned was a special cut) and then shipped out very quickly.

Prices were about what I was expecting; not high, but not cheap. This is fine, since the rings are both beautiful. These guys are awesome, even if you’re not anywhere close to New York.

Devin Z.

8/22/12

After having visiting several of the larger local jewelry stores, my girlfriend (now fiance) turned to the internet in search of a ring that was a little more unique. After discovering the daya ring on Ken and Dana’s website, she had her heart set.

The ordering process was simple and easy, and I was kept informed via email on the progress of the ring. I received the ring very promptly- well before the average predicted time (4-6 weeks). Needless to say, my girlfriend loved the way the ring turned out and she said yes to my proposal. I would recommend KDD to any of my friends and family. Special thanks to Patty H.

Nathan K.

8/21/12

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire shopping/buying experience at Ken & Dana. Ken was exceedingly helpful in helping me find a perfect setting for my diamond. He listened to my ideas, sought out designs with my desired characteristics and helped me find exactly what I was looking for. He was willing to offer his professional opinion when I asked for it (without pressuring me in the least). The showroom/office is completely cozy and inviting—it’s a warm and relaxing place to shop for and design a ring you’re gonna love.

alysa K.

8/21/12

My fiancee, Marisa W., and I were very clear in our vision as to what ring we wanted. We both wanted the same ring, essentially, but a different color sapphire center stone. My fiancee proposed first and the ring she gave me was exactly what we have envisioned and more! When it was my turn to ger her ring, KDD was amazing! They already knew exactly what I had wanted and made the process so stress-free and comfortable. They responded to my numerous emails with patience and reassurance. KDD’s work product is absolutely amazing and they are truly committed to customer satisfaction!

Richard H

8/1/12

Ken and Dana Design is outstanding in every way!!!

I was initially drawn to them because of their commitment to socially conscious gemstones and their unique design ideas.

My wife’s engagement ring was in need of repair so I decided to buy an entirely new setting, keeping the center stone. From the time we first sat down, Ken and his wife Patty were patient, conscientious and helpful. They really took the time to listen to the attributes I/my wife was looking for and make relevant suggestions. The end product was not only gorgeous but also came through in regards to comfort issues my wife was experiencing with her old engagement ring. My wife couldn’t be happier! Initially, there was a size issue with the ring, but Ken was able to make adjustments so that it now fits perfectly. They followed through with their promised timeline and their prices were very competitive!

We will without a doubt be back for a new wedding band and we will recommend anyone looking for an engagment ring or wedding band to head to KDD!

Quintin. L

8/1/12

If you would like a beautiful unique ring with a personality of its own.. this is the place for you! They have been so helpful and have just been great. It’s not like talking to some businessman at some chain jewelry store at the mall. Instead you are talking and doing business with people who are doing what they do because they love and appreciate it.

If you want your future wife to feel as special as she is, go to Ken & Dana Design.

Eden W.

7/19/12

I will start by saying that I would hands down recommend Ken and Dana Design to anyone! Not only for the quality, style, value and workmanship, but also for the personalized service, which cannot be beat. The service that we received from KDD was unparalelled – in any retail experience.

I stumpled on KDD’s website sometime last fall when, on my then boyfriend’s request for engagement ring suggestions, I scoured the internet in search of a unique aquamarine and gold ring. I am somewhat of a traditionalist, in that I wanted to wear a beautiful ring, but definetely did not want your typical white diamond in a white gold setting – it’s just not me! I knew I wanted something different and classic. You just try to find aquamarine stone (which are truly elegant) paired with yellow gold! It’s not a common request, but it’s what my heart fell for when I saw the ‘Chloe’ ring.

My fiance purchased my engagement ring, Chloe, from KDD last October. He was nervous about procuring a ring online and somewhat skeptical of the quality of the product, having never heard of this shop, but he received consolation from the helpful staff at KDD. Since we are in Ontario, Canada, the ring had to be shipped across the border which it must’ve been nerve-wracking for my fiance.

He proposed in late October on a trip to Boston at the famous Copley Fairmont. Of course he was incredibly nervous and of course I said yes, after a moment of being speechless! All I could do all night was smile and gaze at my beautiful gift!

When we started geering up for the wedding (6 months later), I had decided on a band and we purchased locally. But something wasn’t sitting right. Nevermind the lack-luster service we received from our local chain jewelery store, but after the ring was sized, the Canadian diamonds channel set in the band didn’t seem to line up right anymore and there were no little holes behind the stones, meaning I couldn’t clean them regularly! I was really discouraged and not untirely happy with the band I was meant to wear daily for life…

Meanwhile, I kept going back to the KDD website and gazing at the Isis band. My reservation was that I thought I’d never be able to wear this organic shape with my more traditionally styled ‘Chole’. I resolved that I could, if needed, wear the Chloe on my right hand and the Isis on my left (which might be a the typical way engagement rings are worn in Europe). After a few weeks I broke the news to my fiance and told him that we had to return the store bought ring and order up the Isis band because I couldn’t take my eyes off it!

It makes me so happy to know that my wedding band is made from recycled gold and conflict free diamonds. I mean, this band has a story to it beyond the fact that it is an Egyptian symbol for protection and royalty, it is up-cycled too!

Patty was a complete angel and helped us choose the right band and inscription. She did everything to get the ring to us in time for our wedding. Thank you Patty for all your hard work. I’m so flattered that our wedding was featured on your blog – you made us feel like a million bucks! And thank you to Ken for my lovely and cherished wedding band. You both rock.

Lastly, I should mention that I get so many compliments on my rings and that’s makes a girl feel good! I hope you will seriously consider Ken and Dana Design for your engagement and wedding rings, you will be impressed, plus you’ll be setting yourself apart – what more could you ask for?

Charlotte L.

7/19/12

I received my new wedding ring from Ken & Dana Design last month and am head over heels in love with it! My husband and I purchased the Sundara with a sapphire center stone because of the timeless appeal of the ring and its unique look. Our wedding was rather rushed, and the purchasing of my original engagement ring and wedding band was perhaps the most rushed part of the process. We picked the ring set out in less than 5 minuets from a jeweler at our local mall, and I never felt any connection to it. After months of checking the Ken & Dana site and drooling over the beautiful rings, I built up the courage to inquire about the Sundara and am so glad I had. I say courage, because I have never made such an expensive or emotional purchase online, and was not quite sure how it would work out. Living in AZ, I could not be there to see any of the rings in person, but felt very attended to through emails which were most often responded to same day. I also requested many pictures of the rings on actual human hands, which were all taken and sent to me and greatly helped in my decision to purchase the ring. I now feel proud to wear my new ring, I feel a deep connection to it and am so happy to have such a beautiful and unique ring. I still have my original ring set, and I hope to find a way to incorporate it into a new meaningful piece of jewelry for myself or perhaps my daughter when she is older.

Andrew W.

6/6/12

Got a recommendation from a friend to use Ken & Dana for buying an engagement. Couldn’t be happier with the process and results. Plenty of room for custom design as well as enough advice to navigate the process successfully.

Keith K

5/29/12

Ken & Dana Design – simply wonderful.

During our engagement ring search, my fiance came across K&D through Yelp, and our experience has been absolutely consistent with everything written about. Patty has been handling the email communication with me, and both she and Ken can not be more warm, attentive, or professional through all stages of the process.

We met them in their welcoming showroom with two of our own diamonds; Ken carefully helped us chose the one more appropriate for the setting, and then masterfully set it in a ring my fiance had chosen. The turnaround time was much quicker than anticipated, and the ring is absolutely perfect – just what my fiance had envisioned!

Our next step is a possible wedding band design involving a repurposing of my grandparents’ rings. Ken has been talking us through all the possibilities, always mindful of what is meaningful to us.

For me, it’s the personal attention and collaborative spirit that makes them special – I can’t recommend K&D highly enough!

T. Hooker

5/11/12

I just wanted to let y’all know that I just now got the ring. I love it! I was afraid that the ring would be a lot heavier than the the Isis ring it will be paired with, but upon seeing the actual ring I can tell that it will look awesome! I am really impressed with KDD’s work. I will always keep y’all in mind when I need more jewelry for my soon to be wife. THANK YOU SO MUCH KEN. You have been awesome to deal with.

Marina S

5/1/12

The little black dress worn with any Ken & Dana B-Side Jewelry Piece becomes unique conversational excitement and elegance. I love wearing any of this house of design work. It screams of today’s street trauma and politics. We are all about re-purposing and living in better harmony. Their ideas help do this…this is how I keep an ear on the rails. I especially love their packaging details from black tissue paper to a cloth cinch bag, a red box and a hand written note! Brings smiles and curiosity every time worn. They have reached my pulse and I’m the daughter of a jeweler so I grew up all around it – its just that great.

Kate B

5/1/12

After engagement ring shopping for almost a year, we finally decided on rings from the Ken + Dana Design bridal collection.

Because we are a same sex couple, however, we have been riding the up and downs of the California Proposition 8 trial. As it stands for the time being, we can not marry in our home state. In recognition of that fact, we have purchased the Romer v. Evans loving rings from Ken + Dana’s rights collection to serve as engagement rings until we do have the right to marry.

The purchase process was fast and simple, the rings arrived quickly and far exceeded our expectations. Just in the last few days it has been really great looking down at our rings as a reminder that we are not second class citizens, and that someday we will have full equal protection under the law. We also received a follow up email asking not only how we like our rings, but asking for any suggestions or comments for future designs.

It has been a complete pleasure to conduct business with Ken + Dana Design and I can’t wait to order our bridal jewelry from them when we have the right to marry (although I’m sure I’ll be ordering some of their other jewelry in the meantime).

Marina A.

5/1/12

Just an amazing experience. My boyfriend and I went there first to look at engagement rings and after looking at a few other places we went back to Ken & Dana’s and bought the first ring I tried on because nothing else really compared to it. Their designs are so intricate and unique! My stone was a very original ocean blue sapphire that was very reasonably priced. As for Ken, Dana and Radika, they were just the most pleasant down to earth people to deal with. They were very patient with me, upfront, and even came in before they open because the time was good for me. They followed up numerous times through email to send me photos and then to make sure I was happy. All in all, I was very happy to buy my ring from them.

Alison N

5/1/12

My fiancé and I were looking for the perfect engagement ring, something organic and unique, that doesn’t really look like a typical engagement ring. I didn’t want a diamond [that whole industry wigs me out], or anything that could resemble a diamond, and I didn’t want something plain like an ordinary wedding band. Also, I was interested in a statement piece that was timeless, dainty without being twee, and if possible, reasonably priced.
The Gaudi inspired wedding band was the answer to all of this. It is thin, and deceptively strong, with a gorgeous rhodium focal point that wears with time to give it an antique look. No gemstones, classic, visually interesting, and frankly, fun to twist around on your finger.
We live in Chicago, and they were excellent about providing information and photos via email, so the distance was not a problem. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for unique pieces of jewelry.

Britt S

5/1/12

My fiance and I had such a wonderful experience with Ken. As all the other reviews say, Ken was incredibly helpful, informative, flexible and willing to work with us. As most New Yorkers, the two of us have pretty hectic schedules, so he agreed to meet with us on a Saturday evening for the first appt, which was nice enough to begin with. Then, due to summer wknd train madness, we were an HOUR late for our appt. !! But Ken was kind, gracious, and still met with us to discuss the ring…

Speaking of which, it’s exactly what we wanted. My fiance’s mother had her engagement ring center stone reset, and so she gave Tim, my fiance, the original setting – the one she wore for 25 years of her marriage. Needless to say, it held a lot of value & significance for both of us, and we wanted to find a beautiful sapphire for the center. Tim was a little nervous about handing the ring over to someone else, but we knew that we were in good hands from the moment we met with Ken.

He talked with us about what we were looking for, measured us both (in case we decide to go with one of their gorgeous wedding band designs as well), photocopied the ring as a receipt of holding, and said he’d be in touch soon with some choices.

Not a week later, he emailed to let us know he’d found a couple stones, one in particular, that he thought would work well. He sent a photograph… and we both fell in love! The stone he found was perfect and completed the ring more beautifully than either of us could have imagined. Not to mention that Ken had done an incredible job of cleaning the ring – it now sparkles like a brand new setting.

Last week was my birthday – my fiance wanted to surprise me with the ring as a gift, and Ken was once again gracious to get it ready in time. On Thursday night, Tim took me out to dinner and at the end of an amazing meal, took out a lovely black velvet box with our perfect ring inside. : )

I can’t say enough great things about their jewelry, and how totally wonderful Ken was to work with!

Michelle C.

5/1/12

Their jewelry is truly art. After admiring their diverse designs, I finally made a decision and bought this stunning, long “runway” necklace that was used to style Geren Ford’s SS10 runway show (http://shop.kenanddana…). It grabbed my eyes and held their attention every time I looked at it, and the model in their blog photo showed me that I could wear it effortlessly and casually (which means wearing it a lot!).

I haven’t worn necklaces in a long time, so am returning to the fold with this one. It goes with a lot of outfits while still proclaiming itself as eye-catching and unique (unlike a plain-Jane plain chain) – an extraordinary necklace that you can wear everyday.

It definitely makes me feel a little more special wearing it because I can see it in my peripheral vision, unlike earrings. I’ve gotten compliments on it, and love that it looks so much different from all the other long necklaces that are currently in vogue that I see others wearing. I’m proud to be wearing something so unique and feel like I am waiting for people to ask me about it.

And the customer service is great. They followed up with me about my order and asked for my feedback, even giving me their personal e-mails to respond to.

Great jewelry, great folks behind the jewelry.

Connie M.

5/1/12

Gorgeous hand-crafted jewelry in a range of design lines and prices. They really defy definition. Check out their web site and you’ll see funky street-inspired bangles, chunky mixed metal necklaces, earrings, and rings. There’s the delicate Compass Rose line inspired by NYC history. And extraordinary romantic jewelry — such as engagement rings with K&D flair that stands out from the ordinary.

I love their open interest in and jewelry based on things political, historical, and currently relevant — and their support of a variety of causes.

Most of all, sign up for the Battle email alert. Every Monday a piece will go on sale for well under the regular retail price and always below $150.

I own quite a bit of Ken & Dana jewelry. It’s all wonderful and I get a ton of comments and compliments. Their mail order service is super-fast and their customer service is super-friendly and professional. I just can’t say enough good stuff!

Amy K.

5/1/12

Simply amazing! Love love LOVE all my pieces I have gotten from them. They also have the best costumer service ever!! Ken + Dana, your the best!!

Amelia L.

5/1/12

I basically don’t wear jewelry. I’m too picky. I have been wearing the same single James Avery silver bangle for going on four years now and that’s really it. Minimalism + eye for quality + nonprofit salary = limited desire to buy most things.

But when I saw ken + dana’s mania wrap bangle on a blog I couldn’t get it out of my mind! I finally caved and bought it. Six feet of chains attached to a bangle that you wrap around your wrist and clip back on to the bangle when you’re done. It’s really cool and pretty and nicely crafted and versatile.

The packaging it came in was also personalized and extremely cute! I’m now obsessed with their freakin’ organic black rhodium engagement ring… gorgeous!

J.N.

5/1/12

I meant to write something a while ago, after having had such a great experience. But, alas life got very busy.

To make a long story, short: I’m a guy that needs help when choosing jewelry. I wanted to get my lady an engagement ring & they worked tirelessly to make sure I was informed and happy. Can’t thank them enough.

Russell S.

5/1/12

I came across Ken and Dana via http://moxie.com. Initially, I was interested in their necklaces because of their message and unique design. I went in to buy one and my girlfriend and I peeped their engagement rings.
When we eventually did decide to get married Ken and Dana (and Radika) were so helpful and gracious with their time. They sat with us and made sure we were comfortable with our purchase. They even helped outsource a jewelry for the diamond!
If you are looking for a “Tiffany’s experience” this might not be your cup of tea, but if you want to feel like you are kickin back with some friends that actually care if you are happy with your significant purchase, then this is your place! And the ring… AMAZING!

Tim M.

5/1/12

My fiance and I were so pleased to find Ken & Dana. They did such a beautiful job of cleaning a family ring, finding a new stone, and setting it in a way that felt so natural and perfect.

Ken was a pleasure to work with, and was kind enough to put a rush on our order so that I could give my soon-to-be wife the ring on her birthday.

Thanks guys.

Finn M.

5/1/12

When I started to talk about the possibility of an engagement in the near future, one of my girlfriend’s friends sent her a link to some of ken + dana’s designs that had been featured in a blog post somewhere. My girlfriend absolutely loved the rings. Noted.

I think it’s silly to not involve your gilfriend in the purchase of an extremely significant piece of jewelry that she’ll be wearing for the rest of her life, so I ordered a sample of one of ken + dana’s rings and had it sent to us. My girlfriend said that it was “the one.” That was good enough for me.

We took a trip down to New York to see their pieces in person; they were gorgeous, and Ken even agreed to go into the studio on Sunday to see us and answer any questions we had. He was very helpful and friendly — he even gave us an awesome, awesome lunch recommendation after the place we’d meant to go turned out to be closed.

I ended up buying a diamond at home, in Boston, and having it sent back to New York with a friend; they had the ring made within two weeks and shipped to me. I took it to an independent gemologist and appraiser, who said that it was the most unique ring he’d seen all year, and that it looked to be very well-crafted.

Ken was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, answering any emails/phone calls I sent his way, which is great when you’re having such an important thing built in a different city, away from your own two eyes. And the ring? It’s gorgeous — even to someone such as myself, who doesn’t care much for jewelry. My girlfriend — er, fiancee — is absolutely in love with it. Can’t recommend ken + dana highly enough! They made a potentially painful process very, very easy, with exceptional results to boot.

George M.

5/1/12

I’ve known since about two minutes after I met Jenny that I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life The only reason that I waited so long was to make sure that she wanted to be with me That and the fact the she said she would except a string tied around her finger for an engagement ring My fiancé (from now on will be called “to be” ’cause I really hate the word fiancé)showed me a ring from Ken + Dana Design ( KDD) last March I, being the awesome guy that I am, stored that bit of information away and started the search for the perfect diamond to set on the Aurora ring
Not having any idea of what to look for besides a big shiny thing, I contacted Ken and he pretty much walked through what to look for and what to avoid when searching for a diamond I will spare you the details of looking for a diamond but size does matter but so does quality and GIA certified is the way to ensure you know what you are getting

Ken was extremely helpful throughout the whole process and I hope he doesn’t hate me for peppering him with a thousand questions

On December 21st, 2011 at 7 in the morning, I woke Jenny up and told her things that I wont put here and then asked her to marry me

She said “Yes!”

I couldn’t have been happier with her reaction to the ring She was surprised that I remembered the ring she told me about months earlier She loves it and I know that she doesn’t look at other rings with envy Now I have to save up for the wedding band http://shop.kenanddana…

Jeff. F

4/30/12

These guys rule! I first stumbled across their website in a search for a “non-conventional” engagement ring. I could not be happier with this discovery.

From the get-go, Ken was incredibly easy to work with. He helped me turn my idea into a product that was exactly what I was looking for. He quickly sourced a number of stones that fit my criteria and objectively helped me make a decision. He gave good advice in terms of where I would be overpaying for something and not really getting the value out of it. He gave great critiques of each ring, each metal, each stone, that were honest and also showed that he was paying very close attention to what I was looking for. He was really just helpful, nice, creative, and easygoing. No pressure. Zero attitude. And he followed thru on every promise. I couldn’t give enough praise to this, in what I’m sure can easily turn into a stressful not to mention expensive experience

Of the 4 times I was at their studio, I met Dana and his wife, Rad, twice. They were perfect complements to Ken’s style, and really helped me pull the trigger once I’d found the one that I liked. Together, they present a variety of different ideas and styles, that are also cohesive.

Overall it was just a great experience that I’d do again and again, but for the fact that I am madly in love with my present fiance — who, by the way, LOVES her ring!

Marissa W

4/30/12

Ken and Dana Design is fantastic! My fiancée and I wanted a jeweler that could provide the following: a personal relationship/experience, a custom-designed ring (created to our specifications), a strong ethical commitment, experience in alternative design and stones, good prices, and gay-friendly attitude. I found it all in KDD. I feel very fortunate to have worked with KDD, and plan to work with them again in the future.

When first inquired about the ring, and Ken immediately took my call. Ken was an active listener and was very focused on honing in on precisely what I wanted. At the same time, Ken did not hesitate to make suggestions that he felt would better suit my specifications. Ken was extremely attentive, and I have to really credit him for that because I was extremely vociferous. I believe I exchanged over thirty emails with him, and he was always patient. He even emailed to check up on us a few days after the scheduled proposal!

In addition to the wonderful service, the execution is breathtaking. The ring looks so brilliant and gorgeous, it is as if it is plugged in! Once we had the stone and setting selected, the ring was created within two weeks. For information’s sake, the ring is a lab created blue sapphire, set in palladium, haloed with pave diamonds. The return policy is a very nice safety net, though one that I am very glad that I did not have to use. I believe that I paid a very fair price for the ring, and I made no compromises about the quality of our requirements.

My fiancée is now in the market for my ring, and I am pretty sure that she will go to KDD. Stay tuned for updates!

Dylan H.

4/26/12

Simply said, it’s impossible to be any happier than I am with Ken + Dana Design.

We never actually met in person, nor did I personally inspect their work before deciding on the Daya Organic engagement ring, but Ken’s knowledge, attention to detail, and amazing customer service kept me comfortable and calm through the entire process.

The ring arrived very quickly, and it took my breath away when I opened the box. Their craftsmanship is absolutely stunning. It was exactly was I was looking for: organic lines, natural beauty, and full of artful symbolism.. Just a wonderful setting for the sapphire that I provided.

It was risky picking out a setting and stone without my fiancee’s input, but it turned out perfectly, and she LOVES it. Thanks Ken + Dana Design! Look forward to working with you for our wedding bands in 2012!

George C.

4/25/12

Ken and Dana happen to be the best experience I have ever had while shopping for jewelry. I first heard of them through a family member and I have been a fan and customer since that moment.

I was in the process of looking for an engagement ring and I was able to find something that my fiancé said “was her dream come true”. They have some beautiful pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. To me the most important part of the engagement ring is that I can get something that is special to me and my fiancé, not just some cookie cutter ring that is associated with some jewelry place that has a tv commercial. Ken and Dana were definitely able to provide that for me.

Also speaking of what they provide, my fiancé is head over heels for most of their b-side jewelry. Once again, I can say that I was excited by all of the interesting pieces I saw and the fact that they seem so much more like art pieces than your regular run of the mill jewelry. As a guy, I never really appreciate that kind of stuff but no matter what, you have to appreciate pieces that stand out. Ken and Dana definitely stand out. The quality of the jewelry speaks for itself.

Carrie S

4/25/12

KDD has captured a niche for unique, nontraditional, ethical wedding rings. My experience has been online from Montana and their customer service is exceptional. My emails have always been answered promptly and pleasantly, and our jewelry arrived in 2 days.

My husband-to-be did not think he would wear a ring until he tried on the flor. We have the flor/flora combo and they are so comfortable and flattering. We can’t wait to wear them.

Even though our purchase is complete, I continue to browse the website and daydream of my next jewelry purchase!

Kreeson K.

4/23/12

Ken and Dana helped me get my engagement ring and it went over very well. Their attention to detail and customer service got me exactly what I wanted for a good price from the picking of the stone to the perfect setting.

I have since seen their other collections and have purchased other items as gifts that have also been a hit. Their creative, interesting pieces mixed with socially conscious themes make their pieces unique.

Tim C.

4/23/12

I think ken + dana is the best place in the world to find jewelry, and it’s the only place that I ever end up buying from. Go to them for your engagement ring needs if you want something that captures your soul.

K.S.

4/23/12

Ken & Dana rocks!! We were treated so well, from start to finish, and I am in love with my wedding band. Radika was incredibly patient with me – she let my try on so many different gorgeous rings, answering all my questions and staying in touch throughout the process. The ring was ready promptly and I am in love with it. Their rings aren’t like any others I’ve seen. If you want to wear something unique, handcrafted, and beautiful, go with Ken & Dana!

Susan B

4/23/12

My fiance and I bought my engagement ring from ken + dana, and we couldn’t be happier.

I spent a long time looking at engagement rings, online and in person, and really came to feel that they all look alike. I’ve heard women get all worked up about whether a ring has 6 prongs instead of 4, as if this is the stuff of art. I found ken + dana on the web, in a search for Gaudi-inspired designs. I love their use of natural forms—leafy shapes, branching, twists and swoops—in many of their engagement rings.

I live in SF, but was able to visit the studio in NYC in December. We talked to Ken in person: he was friendly and helpful, answering our questions and offering advice. I also love that they think outside the “diamond + platinum/yellow-gold” box. Ken showed us a combination of a yellow-gold ring with a citrine in it, paired with a rose-gold band; the yellow stone really brought out the warmth of the rose gold. We ended up choosing a yellow diamond (which we purchased from another source) and the yellow-gold setting. We spent a long time researching stones, and Ken helped answer some of our questions, and found examples of other yellow gold + yellow diamond rings, so we could tell if we liked the combination. We’re planning to come back to get the rose-gold wedding band.

As other reviewers have said, my ring is more than a ring: it’s a piece of art on my hand, and I love wearing it and looking at it.

Theresa and Bill

4/23/12

My husband and I set out shopping for the perfect engagement ring together. After going to all the places I thought that one day I would by my ring, from THE CLAY POT to Michael C. Fina, nothing.
We were soo fortunate to be introduced to KEN + DANA ‘s work through a relative who owns several of their B-Side pieces.
Once we went into their studio and saw the pieces from the bridal line in person, we knew our search was over.
This team’s attention to personal detail to our concerns about diamond and metal sourcing went above and beyond. Our diamond selection process was fun and relaxed. They made sure we were completely confident in our choices. No pressure ever!
The symbolism and creativity in their designs are stunning.
Not only do we have the perfect engagement ring and wedding band set for me (the bride) but we also have an amazing memory of the whole journey.

Josh W.

4/21/12

After an utterly disappointing trip to Smythe Jewlers, I realized I was going to have to come up with something a little more original if I wanted an exceptional engagement ring for my fiancee to be. I stumbled onto the Ken and Dana website during my internet perusal, and I fell in love with their Organic Aurora Engagement ring. It is absolutely stunning, and I knew it would be perfect for my lady.

I live in Baltimore and went up to NYC for the day to meet with Ken, Dana, and Radika. They were incredibly welcoming from the moment I got there and were happy to spend over an hour with me talking about different settings, their process, and answering all of my questions. They were incredibly personable, and it felt right having these people create the ring that I would give to my future wife.

The ring turned out beautifully, and they were able to incorporate a family diamond that I had provided. They shipped it down to me in Maryland, and I have been engaged since October.

We were so thrilled with the final product that we are planning on asking them to create our wedding bands as well!

If you are looking for beautiful, hand crafted jewelry and personal attention, I would strongly recommend Ken and Dana design.

Shane B.

4/20/12

Having bought an engagement ring from Ken and Dana over the net without having actually seen the ring for real until it was delivered, I have to say it did’nt disappoint. The ring was fantastic and looked even better than it did in the photos.
Ken and Dana were a pleasure to deal with and were very fast with their delivery, which was a relief as I needed it to arrive before we left for India, as we got engaged over there.Would highly recommend them to anyone.

Shoe S.

4/20/12

Seriously. These guys are amazing. My fiance and I have been together for 11 years now, and a few years back we decided marriage might be right for us (I used to be the anti-marriage type).

I gave him a few guidelines about the ring…organic, cruelty-free (no blood diamonds please!), and new designers with fresh/eclectic taste.

He proposed to me March 10, 2010 (sadly, the day Corey Haim died), while we were visiting our favorite place on Earth, New York. The ring ended up being too big, he called Ken + Dana and they invited us to their studio that same day, measured my finger, and resized my ring, at no additional charge. They even paid the shipping cost to have it sent back to us in Austin, TX.

The ring arrived, looking ever so gorgeous and I felt like the happiest girl alive. My fiance kept in contact with them via email, as they were a complete pleasure to work with…meet them if you have a chance, they are awesome guys and its neat to see their work space. They take pride in their art, and their jewellery truly is a work of art.

I get so many compliments from all sorts of people, and I simply must credit Ken + Dana for their amazing work, customer service, and the passion they put into their craft.

Their rings are unique, and eye-catching in the most artful way without seeming overly pretentious and boastful. Browse their site, go by their studio…check them out! You will love their rings, without the guilt or dullness of a “common” ring.

Brian C

4/6/12

They were great! Without asking, they upgraded my shipping to make it in time for valentines day. My wife loved the ring, and I had no reservations ordering because I knew if it wasn’t right they have such a great return policy.

Simon G.

4/1/12

Extremely happy with my Juno wedding band.

Great friendly service and the quality is fantastic!

Speedy delivery all the way to Australia

Sasha M.

4/1/12

beautiful stuff. real craftsmanship.

Connie McCabe

12/28/10

When my husband asked me what I would like for Christmas, my immediate answer was “something from Ken + Dana.” After going online, Chris came back to me to narrow things down. I told him I would like a ring. He asked me to give him some options — I named the Lenox, the Dakota, and the Seneca. Come Christmas morning, I received a Lenox ring. I was — and am — thrilled. I love all the K+D lines, and have quite a few pieces. But the ties to NY history and the Central Park quartz used in some pieces make the Compass Rose line extra special for me. It’s funny. I’m a native New Yorker living in Maine. And Dana is a native Mainer living in New York!

Jenn

10/12/10

Just received my Lola earrings this past weekend. I was so excited to see them wrapped in a pretty bow & personal note. The earrings are awesome & I’ve already gotten so many compliments on them.

Thanks for always having great products!

Jess

3/18/10

What impressed me most about Ken and Dana is their awesome customer service. They emailed me to see whether I liked the necklace I ordered, then offered to fix it as soon as I mentioned that it was too long. When I went by their studio, they showed me around, chatted with me, offered me water, and quickly shortened the chain. It was a cool necklace before, but now it’s truly, truly great - and I’m glad I got to meet the guys who made it. Thank you so much!

Juan

3/16/10

I bought a necklace for my wife from Ken and Dana for her birthday. They do amazing work (She absolutely love it). Not only was the necklace perfect, but they included a birthday card for my wife as well. Not only talented, but extremely classy as well.. Thanks for the thoughtful birthday card !!

Erin

2/15/10

I am extremely pleased with the designs purchased from Ken and Dana! It is exciting to wear pieces from designers who really have a passion for what they do. I love Ken and Dana!

June George

2/8/10

Keep the flavors flowing, the beats rhyming, you are doing a magnificent job!

Nathan

1/25/10

I purchased the Heart Charm Necklace, for the basic reason that it was simple beautiful, and had a concept to it. Which gives it more value and feels very personalised.

thank you guys!

Lindsay

12/30/09

My purchase of 2 central park quartz pendants are to die for!!! They are so original. I was only able to give one away as a gift & kept the other for myself. Customer service was great too – they made sure my gifts were sent on time & emailed to follow up!!!

Kristin

12/30/09

I’ve bought battle pieces before that are fab but I recently purchased a personalized graffiti bangle for my sisters birthday..ohmygosh it was beautiful..I’ve just never been so excited to give anyone a present. It was beyond PERFECT! And naturally, my sister is obsessed with it. I doubt she will ever take it off. (plus everything is cooler when it’s personalized).

Call me vain, but all you really need to know is this: wearing a piece by Ken&Dana is a guaranteed compliment..xox

donagorr

12/27/09

It absolutely agree with the previous message

Laura P

11/24/09

I had no better way to stand out at a charity ball, then to grab a one of a kind necklace and bracelet from Ken and Dana. It was a show stopper! I am still hearing from friends how gorgeous and unique the pieces were.

Le B

11/15/09

Ken & Dana designed fantastic rings for our engagement & later for our wedding. They were great in helping create pieces that fit what we were looking for in terms of style and feel. The wifey gets compliments from strangers about her engagement ring.

lmr

11/4/09

I first noticed Ken & Dana Designs in a Harpers Bazaar fashion spread. The model was wearing a spectacular brass necklace. I collect and wear art jewelry, and I hadda have it. Dealt with Ken, who could not have been nicer and more helpful. Am now happy owner of this necklace and have received many compliments when I have worn it. Love all their work. Very innovative. lmr

kk

11/4/09

I approached Ken for help with my engagement ring search. Ken’s personalized service helped me choose the stone and get it set perfectly, all for a great price. I appreciated the service and was incredibly happy with the purchase. Since then I have also bought items from Ken and Dana as gifts and will continue to do because each item I buy has been a hit and the service has been great.

jenn

11/3/09

I own a few b-side pieces & I love them, as does everyone who sees them. I work in the fashion jewelry office of a major retailer & my bosses are always asking me about my necklaces, earrings & bangles. The battles are my fav. Keep the awesome pieces coming!

Matt

11/3/09

As part of my search for an engagement ring for my now-fiance, I approached ken & dana with a rough design for a custom-made ring. I had spoken with other designers and retailers of various sizes, but ken & dana were the only ones who were able to not only capture the look I wanted but to also introduce me to certain design ideas that truly enhanced the ring’s overall effect. In short time, they produced a ring that my fiance could not be happier with. The ring is exceptional – flawless materials, clean lines, perfect proportions – and ken & dana’s skill and dedication to the process are clearly evident in the end result.

a.x.n.

11/3/09

Have two rings (so far) and love them both. Perfect signature pieces that stand out because they’re so unique — they always get noticed and I always get compliments. Skillfully crafted, beautifully designed, quality pieces that go with everything. I’ll be back for more…

angeline

11/2/09

I have two custom pieces — one was a prototype of the women’s dogtag necklace and another was a stacked bangle. Endless compliments on both. I never take off the necklace and I bust out the bangles on very special occasions — they are both signature pieces and a part of me because it captures my style – urban, edgy, elegant, unique, feminine. Absolute one-of-a-kind, timeless designs and crafts.

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