Dana Walden is a fine jewelry studio based in NYC, founded by Dana Walden Chin & Radika Chin. Our work is inspired by the intersection of art, ethics, and visual culture. We specialize in designing sustainable engagement rings that are elevated to fine art through thoughtful design techniques and client-artisan collaboration..
Dana & Rad 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.
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. 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.
Art & Innovation
Our rose gold & yellow gold are proprietary alloys, custom blended by Dana himself. Our signature hues will give your engagement ring a fresh and romantic feel, while adding a touch of distinctiveness. They will never feel overly pink or yellow.
"What makes our alloy special is that we've created custom yellow and rose tones that are soft and neutral. The hues look lovely on all skin tones and will remain classic for generations."
- Dana Walden Chin
Dana Walden 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.
Projects, Press & Celeb Clients
Celebs including Beyoncé, Rashida Jones, Rachel Ray, and Debra Messing have been spotted wearing our signature jewelry. Beyoncé picked up a few DW pieces during a shopping trip at Bergdorf Goodman.
Dana & Rad 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.
This moment was particularly special to Dana & Rad. Beyoncé purchased a number of pieces from their collection, which was sold at Bergdorf Goodman at the time. Here she is wearing a geometric necklace and ring designed by the duo.
Dana & Rad's work has been featured in a number of publications over the years. This article is from 2009 and is the last year NYFW was housed at Bryant Park. This was a bittersweet moment for the designers.
FT featured our Loving Day collection. Dana engraved each piece with the Supreme Court Case ID# for Loving v. Virginia (1967). This landmark case that legalized interracial marriage in the United States.
Seeing a BIPOC model on the pages of Harper's wearing her jewelry was a highlight of Rad's career. This editorial was from back in 2009.
Dana & Rad designed jewelry for an Audi commerical featuring Justin Timberlake & Dania Ramirez.
This is a sketch and protype that Dana & Rad designed for the Audi commerical.