Planning your wedding requires making several decisions and spending a long time choosing the best and most suitable things for this important day that happens just once in your life. Many things require thinking such as the wedding dress which is the most important thing for this historic day but what is much more important is the engagement ring that is going to last with you forever unlike other things that will end by the end of the wedding ceremony. What makes the engagement rings differ from each other is the cut of the stones that are used for encrusting these rings and the precious metals that are used for making the rings and setting the diamonds.
1. Meet The Jewelers
There are two reasons people enter a jewelry store—they come in to make themselves happy or make somebody else happy, or both. It’s that simple.
Our team of industry professionals vets every jeweler on our site. Our founder, Jason, interviews every jeweler we feature, learning each business’s history and personality. After the interview, Jason follows his industry intuition and consults the MTJ team in deciding whether to feature them—not everyone makes the cut. High standards ensure that each jeweler you meet brings something unique to our platform.
The MTJ team consists of jewelry and fashion experts who dream about glittering things, make spreadsheets sparkle, and write about their most coveted treasures. Some of us wear lots of jewelry (Sam), and some are minimalists (Jenn), but we believe the connection between people and jewelry is tremendous—tears, goosebumps, cheers—we want to feel it all.
Address: Alaska, USA 99502
For centuries diamond engagement rings have been the symbol around which couples have joined together in a union of love and devotion. The beauty and durability of a fine diamond in combination with the strength and purity of precious metal continue to evoke the perfect promise of an enduring and wonderful marriage for lovers everywhere. Styles of diamond engagement rings vary widely and new styles are continually being created expressing the many individual tastes that make up our world.
The classic solitaire is a hugely popular choice. Simple and sleek the solitaire gives prominence to the diamond allowing it to sparkle and shine as the lone centerpiece of attention. But gaining rapidly in popularity is a new generation of wedding ring styles accented with smaller diamonds. These settings can be modern in design or made in a vintage motif that honors traditions dating back generations. Halo diamond engagement rings are among the most popular styles today.
3. Olive Ave Jewelry
OLIVE AVENUE is the new face of our family-owned and operated jewelry company that has been in business for over 35 years, first established in 1981 as The Diamond Consortium. Olive Avenue is an online retail shop selling timeless, vintage-inspired jewelry.
We believe in crafting quality jewelry that is attainable for all women and that each ring made should match the beauty and uniqueness of its wearer. We are dedicated to making ring buying a memorable and easy experience versus a stressful transaction. It is important to us, one because the business has been in the family for many years, and two, because it is rewarding to offer an enjoyable and exciting experience when purchasing such a sentimental piece of jewelry. Olive Avenue is an expression of high-quality time-honored traditions.
4. Gold Rush Fine Jewelry
For over 30 years, our reputation within the jewelry industry and commitment to excellence in every aspect of our business has earned us a trusted alliance with our associates and customers. The combination of our exceptional quality and extraordinary value has drawn thousands of couples to Gold Rush Fine Jewelry in Alaska. At Gold Rush Fine Jewelry, we make every effort to sustain the highest level of excellence in the quality of our fine jewelry and the services provided to each buyer of our unique jewelry.
Our commitment to excellence has the complete satisfaction of every buyer, both in terms of the joy and everlasting pleasure our fine jewelry delivers and with respect to the level of service and responsiveness rendered to each buyer. Our philosophy is simple: Offer the highest quality, masterfully designed, fine jewelry at outstanding prices.
5. Alaska Jewelry
My husband was a goldsmith and we always wanted to own our very own business. Sitka was a place where we thought that opportunity could take place. So, when our son was 3 months old, we sold our Colorado Springs home that we’d lived in for 8 years, packed up everything we owned and headed north!
I want my client to have an experience at Alaska Jewelry’s Goldsmith Gallery that they won’t have anywhere else. I have never been very good at fitting the mold (in life or in fashion!). My store represents designers that create items that have a personal flair to them – options that anyone can wear, but also designs that are unique and make a statement about the wearer. I personally love quality pieces that are bold and beautiful, graceful, and even a little edgy. I adore jewelry that makes me happy and excited about life. If I love it and am satisfied that the quality is impeccable, then I am confident that my client will love it, too!
When it comes to designers, I choose artists who care about the final product – designers who back up their product to me and the customer and are proud of the work they do. I select items that have a broad base of style so I can find an item that will fit anyone’s taste (and pocketbook!). I want my customer to feel amazing when wearing jewelry purchased from my store. After all, jewelry is very personal and should be something that tells a story about the wearer. And I definitely think my designers achieve that in their final work.
Address: Alaska Jewelry Inc
407 Lincoln St. Sitka, AK 99835
Sylvie is as fluent in the art of design as she is in 5 different languages and is committed to designing diamond jewelry that is timeless, feminine and everlasting. She offers the highest levels of personal service to each customer and is dedicated to helping every bride find her perfect ring by being personally involved in every ring that comes across her desk.
Sylvie’s collections are personal and reflect her commitment to always using ethical sources while offering endless options. The beauty and passion Sylvie views around her is reflected in all of her engagement ring designs and she draws inspiration from creating customizable options as endless as the love shared by those who inspire it. Sylvie believes that “Beauty should have no boundaries, and you should never have to sacrifice when choosing your diamond engagement ring.”
Address: 2655 Richmond AveStaten
Island NY 10314USA
7. The Knot
I went to Giamante for my engagement ring. I got to design the band and they gave me multiple diamonds to choose from. I got to see the diamonds under a microscope which really made it easy for me to know what I was buying. They were so easy to work with and made the whole experience personal!! I love the owners and how they made my ring exactly what I wanted. It was a perfect experience. Would recommend it to anyone looking for jewelry of any kind.
In 16 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, The Knot Worldwide’s suite of lifestyle brands inspires, informs, and celebrates our communities as they navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments. From the proposal to the wedding day, creating a home to starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey.
Address: 2101 Abbott Road, Anchorage, AK
Phone: (907) 349-2131
Ketchikan, Alaska, is truly the beginning of the last frontier. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s famed Inside Passage—a network of waterways that snake through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful wilderness in the world—Ketchikan is best known for three things: feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture. Due to our thriving, century-old commercial fishery, Ketchikan is known as “The Salmon Capital of the World.” We are proud of our fishing culture and passionate about providing opportunities for visitors to catch and/or otherwise enjoy the best seafood on the planet.
Ketchikan is a photographer’s dream: point your camera in almost any direction and you’ll capture an image suitable for framing. Misty Fjords National Monument, with achingly blue lakes, and snowcapped mountaintops often shrouded in an ethereal mist, is the most beautiful jewel in our crown. We are also located in the midst of the Tongass National Forest, a 17M-acre rainforest full of lush cedar, Sitka spruce, waterfalls, and wildlife.
9. Monarch Jewels
Monarch Jewels has been the vision of Vinay Khemani since he was 16 years old when he first started working in the jewelry business. He began working on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. He worked while going to school getting his Bachelor in Business Management, as well as completing his coursework to become a GIA Graduate Gemologist by the age of 20. He knew from when he had his first customer that the jewelry business was for him and he worked hard to establish a reputation as an honest, educated and successful businessman.
Throughout his early career, he had the opportunity to work in Alaska during the summer cruise ship season. This is where he fell in love with the outdoors and beauty of Southeast Alaska. During this time is also where he found his partner in life and now his wife Sapna. Together they knew they wanted to make Alaska home and had a vision of becoming a renowned jeweler in Alaska. They opened their first location in Ketchikan where they got their start, soon after came to Skagway and most recently they are proud to open their newest location in Juneau.
Address: Alaska, USA 99502
Phone: (907) 247-2383
10. Davids House of Diamonds
We are so happy that you have found the kind of love that you want to cherish forever. We hope we can help you create the engagement ring your special someone has been dreaming about. We specialize in custom ring creation, and we will be with you every step of the process. Just fill out this form as best you can and we will contact you to get started! An engagement ring is a lifelong, family heirloom, so of course, it needs to be high-quality.
Our rings are made of the finest materials and constructed to last. With regular cleaning and care, your custom engagement ring will shine for years to come. As a full-service jewelry store, we will also always be happy to help you maintain the condition of your rings, including thorough cleaning and checking the settings.