21 Philly Jewelry Stores With Truly Stunning Engagement Rings
These shops can help you find the perfect ring to pop the question!
Guess what? Right now is one of the most popular times out of the whole year to propose. We get it: families are coming together, everyone is celebrating the holidays, all the streets and houses seem warm and fuzzy and soft when they’re all decked out with festive fairy lights and covered in snow. Basically, this is why Love, Actually is a Christmas movie — and one that ends with a marriage proposal to boot. (Want to read more about Philadelphia proposals and engagements? You’re in luck: we’re celebrating proposals all month long here at Philadelphia Wedding. To see more of our Proposal Month coverage, go here.)
If you’re in the process of planning a proposal yourself, you’re definitely not alone. And if you just need a little help finding the perfect engagement ring, you’ve come to the right place. Selecting engagement rings can be a difficult and daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Local experts can help you easily navigate the many different offerings out there today, and find a unique one that fits your loved ones’ style (and your budget). No matter the carat, cut, color or clarity you’re searching for, these jewelry shops have you covered when it comes to engagement rings.
601 Walnut Street, Washington Square West.
L. Priori Jewelery owner Lauren Priori, a Gemological Institute of America grad gemologist, is dedicated to the craft of custom jewelry. Whether it’s reimagining an older piece, designing a new ring, or selecting one from the gorgeous wide selection in store, the team of women at this shop have got you covered. Options for engagement rings range from traditional white diamonds, black and grey diamonds and plenty of bright gemstones.
260 South 16th Street, Rittenhouse.
Rittenhouse jewelry shop Egan Day prides itself on being, “an oasis for fine jewelry in Philadelphia.” Their feminine and minimalist engagement rings are to die for, with plenty of options of classic white diamonds and colored gemstones with unique shapes. The space itself is also constantly changing with the seasons to keep a fresh vibe, with crisp florals and thoughtful arrangements.
223 Haverford Avenue, Narberth.
This family-owned Main Line jewelry shop was our 2018 Best of Philly winner for Best Estate Jewelry. The vast selection of vintage and estate jewelry at A Brandt & Son is totally unique, ranging in pieces from the Georgian era through the Contemporary period. Check out their website to see stunning pieces like the Late Victorian “Moi et Toi” Diamond Bypass ring.
701 Sansom Street, Washington Square West.
Nestled on 7th & Sansom lies classic store Safian & Rudolph Jewelers, a company that has been helping customers find the perfect pieces of jewelry for the past 65 years. Their most popular ring is this classic engagement ring, complete with round brilliant cut diamonds on the shank as well as on the prongs. Safian & Rudolph Jewelers is also proud to ethically source conflict-free diamonds.
2003 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Bold, unique, yet wearable, an engagement ring from designer Angela Monaco is a covetable piece that will look good on your hand forever. The talented maker started her journey when she was a child. Her mother filled their home with crystals and Native American jewelry, which inspired Monaco to pursue a career in a jewelry-making. Brides will find rings with colorful accents and sophisticated finishes, like the Matrix Halo Ring Stack with Rosegold and Amythyst and the chic Venusian ring with a rose gold band. And the best part? Now you can go check out the latest styles at her brand new shop in Rittenhouse.
737 Walnut Street, Washington Square West.
Initially a venue for alternative jewelry, Marchi Jewelers has a unique selection of engagement rings for couples seeking fine jewelry with a rustic touch. Located on the edge of Jewelers Row, this shop carries pieces for the bride looking for golds and rustic earthy tones, as well as the traditional bride looking for a classic ring with a funky twist.
1329 Pine Street, Midtown Village.
Hidden in a tucked-away row home on Pine Street lies Halloween, a truly unique jewelry shop owned by Henri David. This one of a kind shop has no website and never advertises; its business comes simply from word of mouth, which David believes works the best. His collection of jewelry is comprised of antique items, pieces from international companies, and in-house creations. Engagement rings, necklaces, pendants, broaches and more can be found here. Expect to stay a while, as there are two whole floors are dedicated to amazing antique jewelry.
124 South 8th Street, Washington Square West.
Family owned since 1954, Harry Merrill & Son offers vintage estate rings that are absolutely gorgeous, like the Art Nouveau Old Mine ring, which is hand-engraved in white gold. They also offer the option to design a custom ring with the experienced designers and gemologists in store, who help turn your dream ring idea into a tangible creation.
700 South 6th Street, Bella Vista.
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Interested in our Custom Design process? You only need two things to custom design an engagement ring at Bario Neal: a client who wants one-of-a-kind jewelry and our creative, skilled team. You might have to make one or two tough decisions along the way (like diamonds or white sapphires?), but everything that goes into handcrafting custom rings with us is — our clients swear — fun. Check out our latest blog post to read what else goes into design custom rings and contact us to be added to our custom waitlist! #ontheblog #showmeyourrings #isaidyes #customjewelry
This environmentally savvy company is #goals when it comes to their design ethics and production. Bario Neal was started by designers Anna Bario and Page Neal, who both shared a concern for metal and gemstone mining’s environmental and human tolls. Today, their company is known for their design sensibility and high-quality, handcrafted work. Engagement rings at this shop are uniquely beautiful, from their Radial Cluster Rose Cut Diamond and Blue Ombre ring to their Avens Asymmetrical Cushion Cut Diamond and Champagne ring.
975 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville.
Marks Jewelers offers a custom jewelry lab staffed with Temple and Tyler grads to help you 3D design and print custom engagement rings (They’re also a BOP 2018 winner for custom work.) Their “Jewlvision” program can help you create a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, the perfect matching wedding band, or a restyled piece using an existing gemstone or band from a family heirloom.
2424 East York Street, Fishtown.
At Emily Chelsea Jewelry, designer and owner Emily Chelsea specializes in gorgeous and unique ethical custom wedding and engagement rings. The shop is also proud to only use 100% recycled precious metals or fair-mined gold, diamonds, and gemstones that can be traced back to responsible sources.
3606 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square.
At Benari Jewelers, you can shop for an array of contemporary and modern jewelry pieces from some of today’s most innovative and creative designers. Here you’ll find respected brands like Tacori, A. Jaffe, and Hearts on Fire, plus wedding band designers Henri Daussi, Tacori, and ArtCarved.
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Sister duo Laura Mae and Amanda Jean operate MaeJean Vintage out of a studio in Lancaster, where they offer timeless vintage and antique jewelry from the Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, and Mid-Century eras. They also design and create their own line of jewelry, which is made with recycled gold and responsibly sourced gems. From their online Etsy shop, check out this Vintage 14k Yellow & White Gold Diamond Engagement ring; a stunning two-toned piece from the 1940s.
803 Sansom Street, Washington Square West.
The staff at Robert Lance Jewelers make it a priority to educate each customer on diamonds and their characteristics, so they know what they’re buying. The classic, elegant designs come in plenty of options. (We’re digging the Tiffany Setting Diamond Engagement ring with its minimalist design of a singular oval diamond and a 14K yellow gold band.)
734 Sansom Street, Washington Square West.
This premier jewelry shop on Jewelers Row has been servicing customers for over 25 years. Since the inception of DeSumma & Wexler, owners Ronald DeSumma and William Wexler have kept the same mission: be a welcoming business with a knowledgeable and personable staff that always keeps the customer’s best interest in mind. Custom jewelry work, as well as pre-made sets, are available at DeSumma & Wexler.
200 North Sycamore Street, Newtown.
At Bernie Robbins Jewelers, you can expect to browse gems at a modest price point as well as luxury diamonds for the most luminous ring. Out of all the spectacular choices, one that truly stands out is the White Gold and Pave Diamond Ring with Double Row Halo Mounting. The best part is, BRJ has five other locations, so you’re never too far from some of the best jewelry you can find.
712-714 Sansom Street, Washington Square West.
Family-centric Syndey Rosen believes that when purchasing an engagement ring, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. With that being said, they love communicating with customers in person to ensure that they’re choosing the ring best for them. Their certified natural diamonds are seriously gorgeous.
330 Route 73 South, Marlton.
Just over the Delaware River lies Billig Jewelers, a family owned business that prides itself on fair selling and providing an impeccable experience shopping for the jewelry you’ve always dreamed of. The owners enjoy helping customers find a gorgeous engagement ring to be cherished for a lifetime, like the Danhov Carezza Single Shank Engagement ring is a wonderful option or the Danhov Eleganza Braided Engagement ring.
1099 General Greene Road, Washington Crossing.
This classic local jeweler and BOP winner (which also has a great location in Lambertville) offers elegant, uniquely designed engagement rings featuring stunning sapphires and glittering diamonds, all with attentive customer service out of a charming shop in Bucks County.
800 Chestnut Street, Washington Square West.
Customers will find a seemingly endless selection of engagement rings at this city staple jeweler. In the heart of Jeweler’s Row, Golden Nugget offers a variety of ring and band designs, plus the the option to design a custom ring that’s unique to you.
65 Saint James Place, Ardmore.
This legacy jeweler specializes in luxury watches —perfect for a groom’s gift, by the way. But, those in the know may know that at their Ardmore location, Govberg does sell Simon G engagement rings as well, and that a variety of lovely settings and styles can be found there. (Though you won’t find these at their Rittenhouse shop!)
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