We bought our wedding bands from Catbird and both were SO HAPPY! I adore this place and was so happy we were able to support them – they really align with our political views and I found it to be super modern, unlike what I would imagine some r...
ing purchasing experiences to be like. I really, really wanted to support local jewelers (we live in Brooklyn), a women-owned business, and a business who is invested in sustainability (in an otherwise awful diamond industry)! I originally had visited Catbird’s wedding annex to find an engagement ring, and found a jeweler through them where I found the engagement ring of my antique/vintage/non-traditional dreams (Digby & Iona, for reference). However, Catbird also sells this brand – just didn’t carry the exactly vision for my engagement ring.
Making an appointment both times was super easy. I found the engagement ring appointment to be nice and individualized/personalized. We were one of two couples in there and she didn’t rush us. The wedding band appointment was definitely hectic, though. I didn’t find that we got that much personalized attention even though we had an appointment, and I had to wait a while to get an attendant’s attention – I think they overbooked. I would just recommend they pare back appointments, since people are choosing between Catbird and in some cases big, impersonal retailers that don’t care about sustainability (and I want more people to support businesses like Catbird!).
Another great thing about Catbird is that they carry a wide range of styles and prices, and we appreciated that as we were budget constrained (and I’m very picky). We ended up with two bands made by Catbird that fit within our budget (for reference, my husband’s gold, round band was around $1,000 and mine was a thing, simple twisted gold ring around $250 – which went perfectly with my ornate/antique engagement ring!). Overall, would highly recommend – please go support this fabulous, modern, badass business that is trailblazing the wedding industry!