Even if they don't want to admit it, most women fantasize about the proposal and that moment of truth when a ring-sized box is presented. Here are few of Chicago's top jewelry stores for classic engagement rings.
There's something extra special about the sparkle of a round brilliant stone in the iconic Tiffany setting. And that classic blue box with a big white bow needs no introduction! *Read real brides' reviews here!
The French luxury jeweler was founded in 1847 and became a household name when Grace Kelly flashed a stunning 10-carat, emerald-cut engagement ring from Prince Rainier III of Monaco. And even though your hardware likely will be more modest than that, Cartier forever tops our list. Doesn't every bride have a little bit of princess in her? Read real brides' reviews here!
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With a family that's been in the biz for four generations, Lester Lampert's original sparklers have attracted the eye of celebs like President Obama, Kanye West, and Angelina Jolie. Everything is made on site, so customization is easy, and since most employees have been there a few decades, they'll most likely be there for the life span of your ring, ensuring if you want to modify or upgrade down the road, you have a trusted person to help you through the process who's familiar with your style. Read real brides' reviews here!
Brides and grooms alike can't help but rave about the friendly staff and impeccable customer service at this Harry Winston outpost just off Michigan Avenue — not to mention the jaw-droppingly gorgeous and elegant rings and baubles that line the display cases. And good news for the novice ring buyers: The Harry Winston salespeople are more than happy to take out time to explain different diamonds, cuts, colors and options for any bride's style. So you can shop and browse to your heart's content!
Located in the heart of the Jewelers Row District, Marshall Pierce has a long history as a family-owned and operated business, and it shows in the way their employees value customer satisfaction. You're about to start your own family and the importance of this moment is not lost on them. Plus, you won't be disappointed with the refined selection of prestigious jewels from names like Verragio and Jack Kelege. [*Read real brides' reviews here!
As the only remaining location of the distinct Park Avenue jeweler that began in the 1930s, Trabert and Hoeffer offers a stunning selection of loose stones and settings, as well as the option to custom create the ring of your dreams.
Officially opening in 1837, the same year Chicago became a city, C.D. Peacock has long been synonymous with sophistication and old world elegance. Shop brands like Tacori, Simon G., and Ritani at one of its four Chicagoland locations. *Read real brides' reviews here! *
This full-service jeweler started as a wholesale diamond business more than 35 years ago and if you're not saying "I do" to the diamond, a team of craftsmen will create a completely custom design.
Graff maintains a level of excellence and perfection in sourcing all its stones, resulting in truly gorgeous pieces of jewelry. If you can talk your hubby-to-be into the Graff Constellation, the largest flawless round diamond ever on record weighing in at 102.79 carats, we'll be asking you for wedding advice.