South Seattle–based jewelry designer Jamie Joseph (jamiejoseph.com) is best known for her highly coveted, faceted gemstone rings, each designed with a distinctive thick bezel and sometimes, a tiny diamond “beauty mark” embedded in the stone.
Last fall, Joseph, who works alongside her husband and head stonecutter, Jeremy, released a new bridal line called Modern Traditional. The line features diamonds (and a few sapphires) as well as stone shapes that are not typically found in wedding rings (think: kite cut) or classic stone shapes (baguette) set in interesting ways. The gems are all ethically sourced, and the settings are available in new or recycled platinum, 18K yellow, white or rose gold. “I find that a woman usually goes with the first one she tries on and was originally attracted to,” Joseph says. “I want the Cinderella fit for my customers.”
Most of the rings range from $2,000 to $10,000 and are available at Liten in Fremont (617 N 35th St.; 206.632.0854; litenseattle.com).