We're sort of jewelry fiends on Bridal Musings, could you tell?

Whether it's our top sites to shop for engagement rings, favorite alternative engagement rings, beautiful men's engagement rings & even engagement rings under $1,000 – Melissa Tyson Designs' stunning creations always make our list.

There's a reason for our outpouring love. Melissa Tyson Designs‘ rings are absolutely unique. Not only does she literally create one-of-a-kind, custom engagement rings, but her collection boasts details that make each piece singular. Using alternative gemstones, stunning salt & pepper diamonds, wildly-cool hand-hammered 14k gold bands, avant-garde shapes & an overall ‘Je ne sais quois' her jewelry is so ‘iconically Melissa'.

But it's not just her beautiful pieces that inspire us. Melissa has helped our soon-to-be-engaged couples with her top advice on how to design the perfect custom engagement ring.

With an Etsy store of her own (jam-packed with perfect gifts & rings for a holiday proposal!) we no doubt wanted her edit for our #ShopSmall2020 Etsy Gift List series! Melissa shared with us a few of her favorite funky finds alongside some pieces from her own collection we all agree would make an incredible holiday gift…

Melissa Tyson Designs' Etsy Gift List

Oval Rutilated Quartz Necklace – The Golden Rutilated Quartz Oval Necklace is a perfect everyday necklace and one of the most popular!

Vintage Mid-century Cat Eye Glasses – Love some vintage finds! These cat eye glasses are fab!

Gemstone Bead Bracelets – Dani makes such pretty gemstone bead bracelets! And she’s a local artist I’ve know for years, love supporting women-owned businesses!

Handmade Soy Candle – Another local woman-owned business! I met Heather many moons ago at a holiday trunk show, her candles smell soooo good!

Bicycle Cuff Bracelet Bookmark – Kendra is so creative, we went to art school together! I love her fun funky style!

Moissanite Engagement Ring – The holiday are perfect for proposals! All the sparkling lights, the magic, family all around. Our most loved Oval Moissanite Engagement Ring is a great choice!

Natural Gray Diamond Engagement Ring – Or a gray diamond May suit your fancy! An alternative engagement ring or right-hand ring, you choose! We have an entire collection of ready to ship jewelry that will get to you just in time for Christmas gift-giving!

Black Wisp Stud Earrings – Our Wisp Black Rutilated Quartz Studs are a super fun gift for a stocking stuffer.

Gold Stacking Ring – Our most popular hammered 14k Recycled Yellow Gold Stacking Ring… The Thread Ring is a perfect addition to any stack.

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