Get to Know Our Designers, Dana & Rad Chin

Dana & Radika Chin - Dana Walden Bridal

Dana Walden is a BIPOC-owned small business, aiming to bring timeless and distinctive fine jewelry that is ethically handmade to a new generation of couples. Dana Walden Chin and Radika Chin have worked in the fashion and jewelry industries since the early 2000s. Dana has been designing jewelry as a self-taught bench jeweler since 2003, and the husband-and-wife team has been creating together since 2010. Today, they design ethical fine jewelry and engagement rings for people who embrace art and visual culture; people who find importance in knowing their ring’s designer, how it was made, and where their ring comes from. In addition to creating timeless, distinctive, one-of-a-kind designs, Dana Walden is committed to being accountable for every component of your handmade piece.

In keeping with our ethical commitment, 100% of our jewelry is responsibly and ethically handcrafted in NYC. All gems are sourced from reliable vendors who were personally and carefully vetted by Dana & Rad and we do not engage in overseas production. That is, everyone involved in our supply chain earns a generous living wage. All of our diamond suppliers are Kimberley Process compliant, which is a certification system that prohibits the trading of diamonds from war-torn regions. In addition, we use eco-gold and eco-platinum from melted down, already existing supplies to the furthest extent possible. By using recycled metals, we help to decrease the global demand for newly mined gold and the social/environmental destruction that comes with it. Our goal is to create a meaningful, well-designed, and traceable piece that you can truly feel good about wearing every single day.

Apart from our ethical business practices, we try to contribute to a range of charities and causes that align with our ideas of making the world a better and more just place for future generations. In 2021, Dana Walden hopes to partner with and support the Brooklyn Museum in their efforts to bring engaging arts programs to New York City's youth and teens. Read about the charities and causes we support here.

 

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When clients visit the studio, Dana will chat with you about your hopes and dreams for your engagement ring, and walk you through our environmentally and socially responsible design practices. You can peruse our collection of jewelry, made from all eco-friendly fine metal, responsibly-sourced sapphires, and conflict-free diamonds. Relax in our beautiful suite as you try on the glittering rings from our signature collections. For custom creations, Dana & Rad will explain the process for bespoke jewelry, showing you design sketches and hand-crafted models along the way. With Dana & Rad’s guidance, you’ll work together to find or create the perfect ring, and you’ll be part of the process every step of the way.

 

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The duo has also had the honor of collaborating with some of fashion's top style makers, including Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award winner Doo-Ri Chung. DW designed and personally handmade pieces for New York Fashion Week working with Chung on two runway collections in 2004 and 2009.

Dana & Rad have received accolades from Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, BRIDES, Glamour, Financial Times, and New York Magazine's Wedding Guide. Our designers have been featured as industry thought leaders in various publications. Dana Walden jewelry has been stocked by Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Forty Five Ten, Holt Renfrew, Bird and other prestigious retailers.

 

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