Excelsior Custom Ring Maker

: Brian Walters has designed one-of-a-kind engagement rings for more than 25 years.

Platinum, rose gold and two-tone gold are a few of the engagement-ring demands Brian Walters has seen increase in his 25 years of custom-ring making.

“There’s been more interest in platinum, unusual designs and distinctive diamond shapes rather than the common yellow gold when I first began designing,” he says. The extraordinary rings that Walters designs have won him numerous accolades and awards from prestigious associations, such as the Jeweler’s Circular Keystone and the Minnesota Jewelry Association Expo—and these awards have led to several copyrights and patents of his designs.

Rare as it is to be able to tell the designer of your ring exactly what your dream ring looks like, as the ring maker, Walters can offer each client just that experience. BW Goldsmith, 216 Water St., Excelsior; 952.470.0013; nowjewelers.com —Maggie Happe