Dana Walden Jewelry is a design studio based in New York City. We are creators of fine jewelry, with a focus on ethical design and intricate details. Our vibe is "timeless yet distinctive" and we only use responsibly-sourced gemstones and conflict-free diamonds, set in sustainable fine metals with no new mining impact.
Read more about our ethics, including responsible sourcing of materials, charities + causes we support, and more.
Meet Your Designers
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 ethically-made 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.
At Dana Walden Jewelry, we pride ourselves in designing pieces that go beyond adornment; our engagement rings are elevated to art through proprietary techniques and client-artisan collaboration.
Beauty & Innovation
Our rose gold is a proprietary alloy, created by Dana himself.
Choosing DW's rose gold is a subtle way to update classic silhouettes, giving them a fresh and modern feel. "What makes our alloy special is that we blend the gold to be more of a soft blush hue that looks great on every skin tone," Dana explains. "The commercial alloy you see in mass-market jewelry is more of a bubble-gum pink hue that is not as timeless or versatile." DW's signature rose gold is a favorite because neutral undertones make the metal timeless, while still being distinctive and unique.
Dana Walden Jewelry offers many ways to customize your jewelry while staying within your budget. Make your pieces truly meaningful by adding an engraving, selecting a brushed or polished finish, or even adding a 'secret gemstone' to the inside shank of your ring. Ask us for details and ideas and we can come up with a design that perfectly captures your story.
Remember: Since our rings are handmade, every ring is built around the gemstone of your choice for a truly custom look. You always work directly with Dana and Rad to create the engagement ring, wedding band or other piece of jewelry that you've always dreamed about.
Made in NYC: Shop Small, Shop Local
Our studio is centrally located on Fifth Avenue in NYC, just a couple of blocks away from the Empire State Building. We are appointment-only to ensure that each client has a one-on-one experience.
When you visit, Dana will chat with you about your ideas and walk you through our environmentally and socially responsible design practices. Peruse our collection of jewelry, made from eco-friendly 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 will explain our process for bespoke jewelry, showing you his personal sketches and hand-crafted models along the way.
Brooklyn-native Rad Chin is DW’s Creative Director. She is jokingly called the ‘Aesthetic Police’ by those who know her well, and for good reason! Rad has an irreverent passion for design and finalizes every sketch and model before it gets produced. With Dana and 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.
But, Don't Take Our Word for It
Explore our 100% 5-Star Reviews on Yelp, Google, WeddingWire! In addition to countless kind words from happy clients, DW's husband-and-wife team has also 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, most recently VOGUE magazine.
Dana Walden Jewelry has been stocked by Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Forty Five Ten, Holt Renfrew, Bird and other prestigious retailers.
By 2009, celebs including Beyoncé, Rashida Jones, Keri Hilson, Rachel Ray, and Debra Messing were spotted wearing signature pieces by DW. Beyoncé picked up a few of our pieces during a shopping trip at Bergdorf Goodman.
Additionally, DW has designed jewelry for major commercials (including Audi's 2010 campaign starring Justin Timberlake, shown above) and countless fashion magazine editorials.
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. (In 2004, Chung was a finalist for the Vogue/Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Fund Award and Dana did the jewelry for this runway show.)
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