Oh my are we excited to feature Liz Kantner on today’s blog! Liz Kantner has been blogging, tweeting and creating connections since 2008. She is the founder of the marketing and communications company STAY GOLD. Liz is passionate about jewelry and the stories behind each design. We asked Liz what her favorite spots are to shop for a one-of-a-kind engagement ring! Read on to learn more from the one and only Liz Kantner!
When it comes to shopping for engagement rings, shopping local is always best. Here are my favorite stores and designers based in Denver and Boulder.
Margery Hirschey: Margery handcrafts each of her designs in Boulder, Colorado. She uses gorgeous diamonds in in simple, organic settings.
Art & Soul: Art & Soul on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado carries a wide selection of unique jewelry designers. They also have some incredible bridal options. Polly Wales creates small one-of-a-kind works of art using a very interesting casting technique. Adel Chefridi grew up in the Mediterranean city of Tunis and collected antique coins as a child. Much of his inspiration comes from these coins. Alex Sepkus designs bright gold jewelry with intricate mosaic detail. His bridal designs are so unique and beautiful.
Todd Reed: Todd has a beautiful showroom on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado. Using recycled metals and ethically sourced diamonds, his master goldsmiths forge stunning designs featuring natural colored diamonds. If you visit the studio, you can see these designs being made.
Goldyn: Vanessa, the owner of Goldyn, has curated an incredible selection of unique designers in her Denver Highlands boutique. She also carries some very pretty bridal options. Katrina LePenne designs and creates intricately detailed, Victorian-inspired rings, perfect for anyone looking for a modern take on an antique design. Joy, the artist behind Communion by Joy, meditates prior to carving the wax to create a ring. She puts a special spiritual intention into each design. They are delicate and incredibly well crafted.
Samantha Louise Jewelry: Samantha Louise designs modern, sophisticated jewelry that you can wear daily. She just opened a brand new jewelry store in the Denver Highlands called The Metalmark House – visit the new store to see her designs and many other incredible artists. Samantha Louise’s bridal designs are very pretty and handcrafted in Denver.