Our New Obsession: Local Fashion Illustrator Dallas Shaw’s Wedding Ring Collaboration With Jewelry Designer Jennifer Dawes


The evolution of local fashion illustrator Dallas Shaw's ring collaboration with jewelry designer Jennifer Dawes. Photography in this post by Alison Conklin.

The evolution of local fashion illustrator Dallas Shaw’s ring collaboration with jewelry designer Jennifer Dawes. Photography in this post by Alison Conklin.

Dallas Shaw‘s name might ring a bell to you—well, for a few reasons, really, but namely because we are pretty fans of hers around here: We’ve called out the Wilmington-based fashion illustrator’s bridal sketches a few times in the magazine and on the blog.

We were pretty excited when we peeped on her ‘gram a few months ago that she was working on a collaboration with California-based jewelry designer Jennifer Dawes, who is known for her delicate, artistic, feminine designs based in sustainability and transparency—and we were even more excited when we realized that the result of that collab would be a stack of wedding rings!

Well, that final result is here, and as expected, it is lovely. One of Dawes’ signatures is her “lifestyle stacks”—trios of rings that stand beautifully on their own, but are designed to be worn together—and the Shaw-Dawes collaboration features a wedding stack comprised of an engagement ring and two bands that fit snugly on either side. Here they are together:

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Here they are separately:

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And here’s the center star on her own:

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The collaboratively designed engagement ring—which is actually a customization for Shaw based on Dawe’s Blockette ring—features a 1.40-carat radiant-cut diamond sourced from the Diamond Foundry, set in rose and yellow gold and dappled with smaller ethically sourced diamonds, and the two coordinating bands offer some really fun mix-and-match options. We love the idea of using one of the bands for your wedding ring—and hint, hint, hinting your way to the other for anniversary number one or some other special milestone. (You can read the details about the customization here.)

If you’re digging this exact stack, known, of course, as the Fashion Illustrator lifestyle stack, it is now available on Dawe’s website. The $13,432 price indicates the cost of all three rings in the stack, which is a total of 10 percent less than if the rings are purchased individually. And since this design, too, is totally customizable, that price could go up or down depending in the size of the stones used and the mix of materials.

Are you coveting this sweet design as much as we are? Fingers crossed this isn’t the last collaboration we see from these two talented ladies.

RELATED: We Currently Love: Bridal Sketches from Local Fashion Illustrator Dallas Shaw 

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