Danhov Engagement Rings Reviews: Classic. Elegent. Stunning.

By Michael Fried

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The History

When your jewelry design studio hails from the star-studded streets of Hollywood, CA, it’s only natural that your pieces resonate with the fashion culture of the area. Say hello to Danhov. Since its start in 1984, under the careful attention of its founder, Jack Hovsepian, Danhov has been making a name for itself among celebrities and the rest of the world alike.

A lot of Jack’s early inspiration came from watching his father, a prominent haute couture fashion designer, while growing up. Drawing from these influences, Danhov’s designs strike a unique balance between the ever-changing sensitivities of fashion and the steadfast, traditional heritage of bridal jewelry.

Design

 

Danhov Solo Filo

Danhov made the papers recently by taking home Platinum Guild International’s (PGI) award in the “entry-level bridal” category (settings under $3,500) with a piece from its Eleganza collection. And even though this ring was made of platinum, all of their designs are available in any type of gold, as well (which we actually recommend). You can read more about this in our article on metals.

One of the features that Danhov is best known for are their signature swirls. Take this gorgeous piece from their Abbraccio collection, for example. Here designers almost treat the wire as a piece of thread, giving the ring a halo appearance without any diamond accents and paying homage to their fashion-based roots through their superior craftsmanship.

What’s more, all of their rings are created and assembled by hand at their studio in Hollywood, using eco-friendly processes devoid of the chemicals and big machinery used in large-scale production elsewhere. Just like no two outfits are the same at any high-end fashion show, Danhov stakes their reputation on providing a unique ring to showcase any of the diamonds you can find at James Allen.

Styles

Similar to the fashion world that inspires their designs, Danhov offers a wide array of settings in many styles. James Allen lists quite a few on their site, but to give you an idea, here are 5 of their best-selling ones:

Their Abbraccio collection showcases their signature swirl, winding around the finger like a vibrant piece of diamond-encrusted thread. Eleganza is the collection that won them their PGI award and features an elegant style in which prongs extend the center stone from the hand for all to see. Danhov’s most ornate, diamond-heavy pieces belong to their Couture collection and flaunt designs (and price tags) guaranteed to turn heads.

Danhov Classico

When I tested Danhov, one of the rings I went with was this one, from their Classico line, made up of single-shank solitaire settings: The simplicity of the band speaks to the timelessness of the tradition and gives that added pop to the details of the elaborate head.

The other ring I went with was this beautiful halo from their “Solo Filo” collection. The name of collection itself means “just wire” and that’s how they are crafted—from a single wire. This particular ring features a split shank (common in many of their designs) which leads right into the robust halo.

Diamonds

Danhov designs favor diamonds with VS clarity and G color, but just like the metals they use, the choice is ultimately yours. No matter what stone(s) you choose, make sure to check out James Allen’s website to make sure you’re getting the best value for your dollar.

About the author
Mike learned the diamond business from the ground-up at Leo Schachter Diamonds - one of the world's top diamond manufacturers. He has been recognized as a diamond industry expert by Time, PeopleMoney, The Daily Mirror, NerdWallet, The Times Herald, Yahoo Finance Australia, The Art of Charm, The Washington Diplomat, The Next Web, and more. See more
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