Maiden Lane specializes in producing fine quality engagement rings and other diamond jewelry. We’ve been in the jewelry business for three generations, and we are proud of our history as designers and producers of stunning jewelry for independent retailers across the country. But we are also dedicated to developing exciting new products that draw inspiration from the past, re-imagined and modernized for today’s brides.
With a passion for artisanship and an awareness of today’s trends, Maiden Lane is taking a new direction. By pioneering new products and designs, Maiden Lane offers traditional quality with a modern aesthetic, as exemplified by the ASPIRITM Bridal and Jewelry Collections.
All ASPIRI engagement rings are proudly made in the USA.
Camels are juxtaposed with jets and ancient texts are explored as fervently as the frontiers of modern science. The wisdom of the ages provides a solid foundation for innovation. This is fertile ground for creative minds.
Drawing inspiration from these influences, Nelly Cohen, contemporary Israeli designer, combines old world craftsmanship with leading edge technology.
Nelly, a graduate of Haifu University with a master’s degree in French literature, as integrated her love of poetry into her designs.
“I start with words,” she says … “The lyric precedes the design. When I hear the rhythm I know a winner is born.”
About the name: Cherie (sweet in French). Dori, indeed very Cherie, the eldest of the three children in the family was the inspiration for the name Cheri Dori.
The owners of Unique Settings, whom are also successful New Jersey retailers, were growing increasingly frustrated because they could not find a supplier to provide the custom jewelry items they needed for their customers. If they needed a ring in platinum that was offered in 14K, the suppliers did not stock it. If they needed a ring for a 3-carat center instead of the one-carat version that was offered, the casting houses did not make it. If their customers wanted a design in a different total weight, the suppliers did not offer that version also. If they needed a ring to be in a size 3, they were told that the design could not be sized to this finger size in the metal. Some companies offered to sell them their in-stock mountings set with their choice of stones, and stone quality, but none would allow them to send in their stones for the job. In addition, when they finally found a company that would make their custom piece, they usually took up to 4 weeks, if they were willing to take the project. Over time, they realized that the 24-hour companies were not filling many of their important sales needs.
Unique Settings of New York began manufacturing in 1999 with one guiding promise. We help the retailer to say yes to special requests. Unique Settings provides the independent retail jeweler the styling they need, an unlimited number of choices, cast in most precious metals, in any finger size; as a raw casting, as a polished mounting or as a finished piece of custom jewelry. All products ordered from Unique Settings are made to order. We do not ship from shelf stock and therefore the items you receive come to you as new product made just the way you need it. Early on, we were known as the better jeweler’s “best keep secret” and our reputation has grown to become the jewelry industries number one resource for custom special order manufacturing. We currently serve over 12,000 independent retailers from coast to coast, and customer satisfaction.