Our Story

hitched wedding bands

Hitched was founded by husband and wife, Chris and Stephanie Sammons, in 2018 as a way to provide couples with an elevated experience they found lacking at traditional jewelers.

Chris Sammons

CO-FOUNDER + TECHNICAL LEAD

With a background in supporting startups from idea to product launch, Chris brings business, technology and systems expertise to Hitched. After studying at University of Kentucky, Chris went to work for a large established company which, he soon learned, was not his calling; his passion lies in the challenges and breakthroughs of navigating entrepreneurship and building businesses. In 2012, at the age of 25, he successfully scaled his first ecommerce business, which he eventually moved on from to take on various sales & engineering roles with early stage Silicon Valley startups. His role at Hitched includes overseeing the financial and technical responsibilities of the business with a core focus in the online experience and tech-forward initiatives. He has come to love the intricaties of the jewelry industry.

Stephanie Sammons

CO-FOUNDER + CREATIVE LEAD

Stephanie’s professional background lies in marketing and advertising. After graduating from Penn State University with a communications and business degree, she went on to work in various agency and in-house marketing roles.  Along the way, she always dreamed for a business of her own, one that would allow her to express her creativity. When Chris presented the idea for Hitched, she was on board and headed up all branding and marketing for Hitched, getting the concept out and in front of newly engaged couples. Stephanie has always been passionate about the arts, and jewelry is no different. As of 2022, Stephanie is GIA certified and personally designed Hitched’s signature engagement collection. She looks forward to continuing her GIA education and developing more products and designs for Hitched.

Our Mission

Our mission at Hitched is to provide our customers with a shopping experience that embodies everything a wedding ring symbolizes - love, trust, partnership, and forever. Not only do we want you to love your ring, but we want you to love the process of shopping for it - which means trusting who you are buying from and having the support you need while making one of the most special purchases of your life. We strive to form a lasting partnership with each and every one of our customers. From our thorough educational resources and excellent customer service to our unique try on options, and lifetime warranty, we're here for you from the proposal to the big day - and forever after.

Meet The Hitched Team

Emma Coats

PHILADELPHIA SHOWROOM MANAGER

Emma graduated with a BFA in Metals/Jewelry/Cad-Cam from Temple University while working as a ring designer and bench jeweler on Jeweler's Row in Philadelphia. During this time she also received her Applied Jewelry Professional certificate from GIA. Post-grad she was drawn to management and loved supporting team members to achieve their best, while also learning about the ins-and-outs of the jewelry industry. Emma loves interacting with couples looking for the perfect jewelry item to add to their personal collection. She is all about the sentimental meaning behind each item and sharing the technical components that go into creating each piece. In her spare time, Emma dabbles in various art mediums and loves reading with a warm cup of tea.

Samya Frazier

PHILADELPHIA SHOWROOM ASSOCIATE

Samya is from Charlotte, NC, a suburban/country girl who recently moved to the big city of Philadelphia! She graduated from North Carolina A&T University with a B.S. in Fashion Merchandise and Design. As a student fashion design intern, she designed a line of collegiate merchandise for her alma mater! Samya's fashion experience as well as her former role at a luxury fashion brand has helped shaped her attention-to-detail and desire to collect customer feedback. Working as a personal shopper/stylist has extended her ability to take customer influence and inspiration and bring that vision to life! Samya loves working in customer service, maintaining client relationships and enjoys the creativity of product development. She has a big baby named Sky, a super sweet pup with a ton of energy!

Kristina Holloway

CHICAGO SHOWROOM ASSOCIATE

Kristina is a recent graduate from DePaul University, where she earned her degree in PR and Advertising. As a student, she held multiple internships where she assisted in securing press for celebrity and editorial accessory placements. With experience in fine jewelry and luxury fashion, she has a strong understanding of the industry and will provide personalized guidance to customers seeking the perfect pieces for their special occasions. Kristina excels at fostering positive relationships and ensuring a memorable shopping experience for every couple. Outside of work, she is passionate about wellness and aims to become a certified yoga instructor.

Mariajose Melendez

CHICAGO SHOWROOM ASSOCIATE

Mariajose is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Marketing and a Concentration in Digital Strategy. She has gained marketing experience in various internships and previous to Hitched, worked primarily with couples helping them with home decor. Mariajose discovered a passion she has for collaborating with others during special life events and important milestones. She believes that jewelry is sentimental, meaningful, and always a reminder of a loved one, and saw herself delving into the industry. In her spare time Mariajose practices in honing her skills in drawing, tattooing, and learning language, specifically Japanese.

Kiersten Weed

DC SHOWROOM ASSOCIATE

Kiersten graduated from American University in 2023, with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Business Law. Through various internships and jobs, she has developed a strong marketing and social media background, and an eye for problem solving and design. She enjoys being creative, especially when it comes to content creation and advertising. Kiersten loves assisting couples in turning their dream rings into an heirloom for generations to come. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, videography, and discovering new spots in Washington, D.C.

Wedding ring shopping has never been easier.

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Visit A Showroom

When you book an appointment with us, you can expect a fun, informative and low-pressure shopping experience. Whether you are already engaged and shopping for bands, or you're hoping to pop the question, we're here to make the process exciting and stress-free.

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Home Try-On

Turn a long day at the jeweler into an easy and affordable experience. Choose from one of our pre-curated home try-on kits and try on five wedding bands on at home for five days!