Best of Boston

Best Engagement Rings

2018 Best Engagement Rings

Sidney Thomas

A single Akoya pearl bordered by diamonds. A vintage solitaire set gracefully on a band of 14-karat white gold. A trio of emerald-cut sapphires, azure [...] read more»
2017 Best Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth

Your relationship is conflict-free—shouldn't your ring be, too? The pros at Brilliant Earth go well beyond the industry standard, tracking diamonds from the time they [...] read more»
2016 Best Engagement Rings

Laura Preshong

Goldsmith/jewelry designer Laura Preshong and her team use eco-friendly, recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds from Botswana and Canada to handcraft every ring—which translates to less [...] read more»
2015 Best Engagement Rings

Sophie Hughes

This young designer forges rings from start to finish in her studio using recycled metals and reclaimed or ethically sourced gems. Choose a ready-made design [...] read more»
2014 Best Engagement Rings

Royal Jewelers

Don’t know the first thing about carats and clarity? Head to Royal Jewelers, where experienced staffers (the shop’s been in the same family since 1948) [...] read more»
2013 Best Engagement Rings

Barmakian Jewelers

If you like numbers, try these: Some 60,000 loose diamonds and 20,000 settings are available at this century-old family jeweler, where you can design a [...] read more»
2007 Best Engagement Rings

Barmakian Jewelers

The folks at Barmakian know it's the engagement ring—ever the showstopping diva—that gets all the oohs and aahs, which is why they specialize in wedding [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2003 Best Engagement Rings

Deprisco Jewelers

Shopping for bridal baubles at this 55-year-old family-run emporium is almost as satisfying as striking a deal directly with the diamond cutter in Antwerp. In [...] read more»
2002 Best Engagement Rings

Shreve, Crump & Low

Here today, here a decade ago, here when (odds are) you were still a glint in Daddy's eye—Shreve's diamond counter is one institution that has [...] read more»