Doron Hakimian, president and chief designer of Doves by Doron Paloma, was always a jewelry enthusiast. Although he grew up in a family of precious gemstone manufacturers, he decided to pursue his other passion, architecture. He received his architecture degree, and several awards in the field, including the prestigious American Institute of Architects design award. Doron discovered his hidden talent for creating beautiful jewelry when he spent a summer sketching pieces for his family business. His incredible gift for drawing, along with his architect’s eye, proved to be a winning combination for creating beautiful jewelry.
Every Doves piece begins with a pencil and a sketch board. As a designer, Doron combines 18 karat gold, diamonds, and precious gemstones to create unique treasures His attention to detail produces dramatic creations, yet it’s his unrelenting pursuit of perfection that sets his designs apart from the pack.
With Fashion-forward yet timeless designs, it's no wonder that Hollywood's brightest stars can't get enough of Doves.
In the past several years, Doves by Doron Paloma’s trend-setting designs have garnered celebrity attention and worldwide press. Doron has made exclusive designs for Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, among others.
Gifts of precious metals or gemstones associated with each anniversary year have grown in popularity. Use the timeline below to find the perfect gift for your upcoming anniversary.
The first year of marriage is filled with wonderful memories, and the gift of gold is a perfect way to commemorate them. Choose a piece of jewelry in white or yellow gold for a classic first-anniversary present. For a more distinctive look choose rose gold, it is especially popular in contemporary or vintage styles.SHOP GOLD
For celebrating your second wedding anniversary a traditional gemstone is garnet. Garnet comes in a variety of colors, but its most famous hue is a deep, red. Draw upon the beauty of this gemstone’s storied history by selecting a vintage pendant for your loved one. If you’re searching for something modern, our garnet rings and earrings are a beautiful choice.SHOP GARNET
Pearls are unique in that they originate from the sea, the traditional gems of third wedding anniversaries. They’ve been treasured since ancient times, and they’re so naturally lustrous that they require no cutting or polishing. Pearl earrings and necklaces are among the most classic jewelry pieces, ensuring your third-anniversary gift is a piece she can wear forever.SHOP PEARL
The most popular Topaz hue is a blue shade, the perfect gift for your fourth wedding anniversary. Topaz has high clarity and brilliance, making it shine beautifully in the center of rings, necklaces, and earrings. It is also an 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, ensuring its durability.SHOP TOPAZ
The traditional gemstones of fifth year wedding anniversaries aer Sapphires, which have historically symbolized truth and loyalty. Available in nearly every hue, from regal blues to feminine pinks, sapphires can suit many styles. A sapphire anniversary band is a classic gift that is sure to please. Sapphire pendants and earrings are also lovely, time-honored gifts.SHOP SAPPHIRE
A milestone occasion is the ten year wedding anniversary, so for this special occasion, it is diamonds. Prized for their brilliant sparkle and superior hardness, diamonds adorn many of our most sought-after jewelry pieces. A diamond ring is both sentimental and beautiful, often reminiscent of the day you exchanged rings years before. Diamond earrings, whether classic studs, sophisticated drops, or glamorous hoops, are also a beautiful choice.SHOP DIAMONDS
A fifteenth wedding anniversary is traditionally associated with the ruby. The ruby has historically symbolized prosperity and peace. Prized for their hardness and durability as well as their deep, red hue, rubies are the center stone in many of our most sought-after vintage pieces. Ruby jewelry is timeless, and selecting a vintage ruby ring is a beautiful way to celebrate your history together on your 15th anniversary.SHOP RUBY
The official gemstone of 20th anniversaries is emerald, whose luminous green hue has also led to its recognition as the gemstone of royalty. Our collection of emerald pendants, earrings, and rings feature designs that are a beautiful way to commemorate your 20th anniversary.SHOP EMERALD
Finding the ring metal for your wedding rings is very important. Use our guide to metals to help you choose the right metal for you. Compare precious metals to alternative metals before buying.
Many of our wedding bands are available in 15 different metal types: 14k or 18k white, rose or yellow gold, palladium, platinum, cobalt, Damascus steel, Elysium, hardwood, meteorite, mokume gane, sterling silver, tungsten carbide, titanium, and zirconium.
Men's Wedding Ring - Metal Guide
|Details: White gold is an alloy of gold mixed with some white metals such as silver, palladium or nickel. It’s silvery white character makes it an appealing metal to use in jewelry. Often, white gold is plated with Rhodium to make the white gold look even more white.
|Details: The beautiful pink hue of rose gold jewelry is created by using copper in the alloy. It offers a modern twist on a classic material. Rose gold will not fade or change in color over time.
|Details: Yellow gold has a natural warm color and high resistance to rust, tarnish and corrosion. It is a very strong metal, but still soft enough to be worked into interesting shapes.
|Details: Palladium is a silver-white metal from the platinum group that will not tarnish in the air and remains forever white. It is one of the rarest and scarce metals in the world. Palladium is hypoallergenic—it is nickel free and contains no skin irritants. Palladium rings are 95% pure. They are very durable and will last for a lifetime.
|Details: Our most popular choice for wedding and engagement rings due to its hardness, rarity and naturally white sheen that will never fade or change color.
|Details: Cobalt Chrome is an alloy, made up of a mixture of Chromium, Cobalt and a few other metals. Cobalt Chrome is a bright white metal with a brilliant luster. The metal has the heft of gold and the look of rhodium-plated platinum while being many times harder and more durable than both.
|Details: These rings are made by hand, mimicking ancient metalsmithing techniques originally used to make samurai swords. No two designs look exactly alike. These rings contain Stainless steel which contains nickel and is not a good choice for those with a nickel allergy.
|Details: Elysium rings are a solid diamond. Diamond is the hardest material on earth and cannot be scratched, except by another diamond. Elysium rings can be broken off for emergency removal, it is possible for the ring to break if abused. These rings will break when dropped at heights of 16 feet.
|Details: Hardwood rings feature real, exotic hardwood. Our hardwood comes only through reputable channels to support the sustainability of hardwoods and to avoid the illegal exporting of protected species. The wood species represent 13 of the most beautiful, rare and exotic hardwoods available in the world, all coming from a variety of countries and representing nearly every major region of the world.
|Details: Gibeon Meteorite was formed in space 4 billion years ago. It is only found in Namibia, Africa, and the government has banned the export of Gibeon Meteorite which means it is increasing in value and limited supply.
|Details: Mokume is made by forging together different precious metal layers, then twisting and hand working the metal into stunning patterns. Each ring is truly one of a kind.
|Tungsten Carbide and Ceramic
|Details: Tungsten Carbide is a chemical compound containing tungsten and carbon, similar to titanium carbide and has extreme hardness. Tungsten carbide is also used as a scratch-resistant material for jewelry including watch bands and wedding rings. Tungsten rings will break when dropped from 8 feet high.
|Details: Silver will tarnish and lose its bright shiny color easily. Jewelers will not use Silver since it is less expensive because of its flaws.
|Details: Zirconium is an element on the periodic table. It has incredible chemical resistance and does not readily react with solvents, acids, bases or other common chemicals. Such unique characteristics make Zirconium a great material to use in exotic applications. Zirconium is an ideal choice for customization in a modern, black ring.
|Details: Titanium is a light grey metal with great durability and strength. The metal will scuff and show wear over time. These rings cannot be cut off your finger in an emergency.