Jewelry designer Anna Sheffield isn’t knocking the standard two-carat rock-on-a-ring, but for a growing number of brides-to-be, it can seem “a little staid,” she says. Now, after years of fielding commissions for less traditional and more fashion-forward engagement and wedding rings, she has partnered with diamond manufacturer EFD to launch a line of bridal jewelry. Metals are mixed and gems inverted; internally flawless princess-cut stones are framed by punkier black pavÃ© diamonds; and the concept of stacking assorted delicate bands, as an alternative to sporting one giant knuckle-duster, is celebrated. “It just feels like a more modern way to tell a story,” Sheffield says (annasheffield.com; $1,200 to $25,000).
Illustrations by Richard Haines