Best of Boston

2005 Best Engagement Rings

Alpha Omega

The folks at Alpha Omega understand everything from pre-engagement pressures to buying on a budget. The store’s salespeople, who don’t work on commission, will be happy to educate you over the course of many visits. And the bling? Whether you’re into plain platinum solitaires or rows and rows of diamonds, you’ll find the one in this wide selection of ooh-and-ah—worthy hardware.

1380 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-864-1227,