Getting ready to shop for an engagement ring in South Florida? We’ve rounded up 15 of the best jewelers that the area has to offer, and because we don’t like to play favorites, we figured we’d put it in a nice alphabetized list! Use the links below to hop from jeweler to jeweler, or to check out our top tips for engagement ring shopping!
- How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring?
- Tips for Engagement Ring Shopping
- Do You Plan on Buying a Natural Diamond?
- Conflict Free Diamonds
- 15 of the Best Jewelers to Shop for an Engagement Ring in South Florida
- Ackerman Jewelers
- A.D.S. Jewelry Inc.
- Alberts Fine Jewelers
- Arthur Yates & Son Jewelers
- Barclays Jewelers
- Daoud’s Fine Jewelers
- Dover Jewelry & Diamonds
- Gesner Estate Jewelry
- Gregory’s Fine Jewelry
- Hamilton Jewelers
- J.R. Dunn Jewelers
- Levison’s Jewelry
- Raymond Lee Jewelers
- Robinsons Jewelers
- Vivid Diamonds & Jewelry
How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring?
Ever hear the rule that you’re supposed to spend “3 months’ salary” on an engagement ring? Toss that rule right in the bin! Here’s what we do know about the average spend on engagement rings over the past two years. In 2021 the average amount spent on an engagement ring in the US was $6,000 while the average spend in 2020 was closer to $3,756. So what does that mean for you? Pretty much nothing!
Spend what you are comfortable spending and what makes the most sense for your situation. Maybe you will both be planning & paying for the wedding yourself so it doesn’t make the sense to go big on the ring. Or maybe you are in the process of searching for your first home and you take more joy in the idea of making the place where you rest your head your “forever home.” It all comes down to your own unique situation and what you feel comfortable with!
Tips for Engagement Ring Shopping
Online resources are your friend! Don’t be afraid to jump from site to site to get a feel for each of the ring shops you’ll be visiting. You want to get a feel for the type of experience & customer service you’ll be receiving before walking through the door.
Know your budget ahead of time! It’s very easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of shopping for an engagement ring and to be persuaded by the salesperson when you find a ring that looks and feels like your beloved. Stick to your budget, for now. Rings can always be “upgraded” on your 5th anniversary.
Bring a supportive but honest friend! This is a crazy exciting moment in your life, and you might be bursting at the seams dying to let someone know what is about to happen. By all means, let in a close trusted friend or family member. Someone who is a supportive, honest, grounded force in your life. It can help you keep things in perspective having them by your side when it’s time to shop.
Nervous? It’s Normal! Feel nervous, excited, anxious, a total flood of crazy varying emotions? Totally normal. Taking the next step in your relationship brings out all the feelings. You’ll be merging lives, and families, buying a home (if you haven’t already), and all-the-things. It’s completely normal to have this cast array of emotions wash over you during this pivotal life moment.
Our personal belief! Engagement rings aren’t “just for girls”. Rings have no gender and love is love. Guys can buy rings for guys, girls can buy rings for guys, and girls can buy rings for girls! So, guys, gals, and non-binary pals, engagement rings are for your forever date. We want to support you in finding the best ring for your person, in this post!
Keep scrolling for 15 of the best jewelers to shop for an engagement ring in South Florida!
Do You Plan on Buying a Natural Diamond?
Know the 4 C’s! Each of these is a driving force in the appearance and cost of the diamond you’ll be buying
This is the shape of your diamond and the shape of its facets/mounting. Are you looking for a cushion cut ring, emerald cut, princess cut, or a round diamond?
Color refers to the color of the diamond. Sounds easier than it is. When it comes to color, diamonds can be categorized as white (these have a somewhat more milky appearance but light is able to pass through), essentially colorless (the rarest and blinding color grade, lots of sparkle!), or fancy (pink, yellow, etc.).
Clarity is the measurement of the presence or absence of flaws within the diamonds. When shopping for an engagement ring, you might also hear the terms inclusions which refer to the internal “flaws” of the diamond. Or the term blemishes, which refers to the external flaws of the diamond. Both of these terms represent the clarity of the diamond. Additionally, jewelers & gemologists use a rating system for clarity that begins at FL (flawless) and goes all the way up to I (included). There are a number of ranges and abbreviations on this scale so don’t be afraid to ask your jeweler the rating listed on the ring that you have your eye on.
This is the most well-known of the four C’s. Carat refers to the weight of the diamond. Any diamond that is over one carat in size will gradually increase in price because larger stones are more rare. The “average” carat size on an engagement ring has a diamond weighing about 1 – 2 carats. And, just for fun, when J. Lo & Ben Affleck became engaged (again) the actor gifted her with a 6.10-carat radiant-cut pink Harry Winston diamond.
The 5th “C”!
It’s also important to note that a 5th ”C” has been added to the list. The 5 C stands for conflict-free. Conflict-free diamonds are diamonds that have been mined ethically by workers who receive fair wages in a safe environment that is free from human rights violations. Additionally, the term conflict-free/ethical diamonds refers to diamonds that have not been used to finance civil wars against recognized governments in their regions.
15 of the best jewelers to shop for an engagement ring in South Florida!
1) Ackerman Jewelers
A family-owned business that takes pride in being an active part of their community. That’s what you’ll find at Ackerman Jewelers. Husband and wife duo Ron and Tina Ackerman established Ackerman Jewelers in 1984 with a small storefront and proved themselves to be a growing, thriving force in locally owned and operated businesses in Tampa. Their current showroom is chock full of exquisite engagement rings made of the finest quality precious metals from the most sought-after bridal designers. Their selection includes pieces from Tacori, Hearts on fire, Verragio, and De Beers.
To shop with Ron and Tina Ackerman in person, you’ll find them at Carrollwood Square on 5335 Ehrlich Rd in Tampa, FL
2) A.D.S Jewelry Inc.
A.D.S Jewlery Inc is a private jeweler that guarantees that you’ll receive excellent customer service from an ethical and dedicated member of the jewelry industry. They carry engagement rings that encompass popular jewelry trends and they offer the option of working with them to create a custom-designed engagement ring. You will need to call them for an appointment when you’re ready to go in and shop. You can find their information and certifications listed on their website here.
A.D.S. Jewelry Inc is located at 100 E Linton Blvd Suite 205b in Delray Beach, FL
3) Alberts Fine Jewelers
If you want the red carpet treatment, a trip to Alberts Fine Jewelers starts with valet parking outside their Seybold Building location. Your experience at Alberts fine jewelry will be a personalized, shopping experience unique to your needs. Albert Albaladejo opened his fine jewelry store in 2009 and loves to serve his clientele with a smile and a laugh. He works with each client individually to help them select unique pieces that speak to who they are. He views an engagement ring as a universal symbol of love and your proposal as a major milestone in your life. A stop into Alberts Fine Jewelers also comes with a complimentary greeting from their “top sales dog” Angelina. For more information on engagement rings, colored stones, and wedding bands, you can find Alberts online here.
To visit Albert & Angeline, you can stop by their location in the Seybody Jewelry Bukdoing at 36 NE 1st St #108 in Miami, FL
4) Arthur Yates & Son Jewelers
One of the Tampa area’s older independent family-owned jewelers, Arthur Yates & Son Jewelers has been serving their local community for over 75 years. Their in-store collection of engagement rings includes diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, moissanite, and lab-grown gems! Additionally, they also have a selection of vintage and antique jewelry that includes diamond and gemstone estate jewelry. They love providing their clientele with pricing that is at or below wholesale. Their online preview tool allows you to virtually design your own engagement ring by choosing a setting and the color and size of your stone.
You can shop at Arthur Yates & Son Jewelers at 1708 South Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, FL
5) Barclays Jewelers
Barclays Jewelers is an independent jeweler and prides itself on being an authorized dealer of a large selection of brands. At Barclays, you’ll find a range of designers including Verragio, ArtCarved, Benchmark, Carizza, and Danhov. Their selection of engagement rings includes GIA and EGL and USA-certified diamonds, and bridal jewelry. They describe their engagement rings as fancifully designed, so we had a quick peek to find gorgeous sparkly stunners with halos galore! Looking for a band that has a unique design view from the side? One that your soon-to-be fiance will get to look at every day? Barclays has mastered this design and then some! Click here to visit their website and have a little look!
If Barclays Jewelers sounds like the place you need to be, you can find them in the Seybold Jewelry Building at 33132
6) Daoud’s Fine Jewelers
Love having choices when you shop. Daoud’s Fine Jewelers takes the cake when it comes to the term “incredibly vast showroom”. They also love working one on one with their clientele to help them find the perfect engagement ring that exemplifies the emotions they feel for their partner. How amazing is that!? If you are looking for an engagement ring shop in South Florida that exemplifies the 5th “C” from our list above, you’ll be happy to know that Daoud’s rings are handcrafted with the highest quality precious metals using conflict-free diamonds! Not in the market for a diamond engagement ring? They also have a large selection of gemstones to use in your preferred setting. You can browse Daoud’s selection of inventory online here.
Or, to stop by their showroom, you’ll find them across the street from The Galleria Mall at 2473 E. Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304
7) Dover Jewelry & Diamonds
Are high-end antique and vintage estate pieces on your partner’s heart? You’ll find them at Dover Jewelry and Diamonds. Their antique, vintage, and estate pieces are sourced from around the world. Among their collection of unique vintage treasures, they also carry a selection of engagement rings in colored gemstones or rings with a classic or modern style. You can visit their showroom, or reach out to them for a private appointment in their Brickell office. For an idea of the selections offered at Dover Jewelry & Diamonds, you can visit their website here.
Dover Jewelry & Diamonds is located at 1000 Brickell Ave Suite 100 in Miami, FL
8) Gesner Estate Jewelry
So a few other shops on this list also offer antique, vintage, and estate jewelry. But in all honesty, if your partner has their heart set on an antique engagement ring, you’ll find it at Gesner Estate Jewelry! You can browse their website to find a piece of vintage jewelry by year! The years are broken out by 1861 – 1949 and 1950 – present. They have one of the finest selections of antique & vintage engagement rings in the country including the Art Nouveau, Edwardian, and Art Deco time periods. At any given time their stop of antique rings ranges from 500 to 600 pieces to choose from, so yes, you’ll find it here! You can browse their online selection through their website here.
Or, to visit Gesner Estate Jewelry in person, you find them at 252 Westshore Plaza Tampa, FL
9) Gregory’s Fine Jewelry
Gregory’s Fine Jewelry, located in Delray Beach, loves celebrating life’s milestones with their clients. They are a custom-designed jewelry company and the process of working with them to create an engagement ring is 3 steps. Concept, creation & molding, and approval and finishing touches. When you are ready to go in for a custom piece it is recommended that you bring in a mock-up, sketch, or picture of the design that you have in mind. Basically, anything you have on hand will help them bring your engagement ring to life! They do prefer that you know ahead of time the diamond, gemstone, or precious metal you’d like to work with. To schedule your consultation, or to read more about their custom engagement ring process, visit their website here.
Gregory’s Fine Jewelry is located at 16950 Jog Rd #112 in Delray Beach, FL
10) Hamilton Jewelers
Do you love frequenting locally family-owned shops? Hamilton Jewelers is family owned and operated with three locations. One out of Princeton NJ, one located in Palm Beach, and the third in Palm Beach Gardens. Their curation of engagement rings includes 6 different collections of styles OR you can work with them to custom design your own engagement ring! You’ll need to contact them for an appointment when you’re ready to shop. But, in the meantime, you can browse their online fine jewelry catalog and check out their virtual try-on, right on their website here.
You can visit Hamilton Jewelers at The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., or at 215 Worth Ave in Palm Beach, FL
11) J.R. Dunn Jewelers
If shopping for an engagement ring in South Florida has you searching for a specific designer that your partner has dropped a not-so-subtle hint about, you will more than likely find it at J.R. Dunn Jewelers! They carry a slew of well-known bridal jewelry designers, so we’ll just bullet the list for you here!
- Anna Sheffield
- Crown Ring
- Gabriel & Co.
- Henri Daussi
- Kirk Kara
- Michael M.
- Noam Carver
- Private Label
- Robert Pelliccia
- Simon G.
Their website allows you to browse their online selection by ready-to-wear, designer, type, or shape. And, as if that weren’t amazing enough, you can also select the precious metal of your choice for the engagement ring you’ll be purchasing. Their bands come in a selection of platinum, rose gold, white gold, or yellow gold.
J.R. Dunn Jewelers is located at 4210 N Federal Hwy in Lighthouse Point, FL
12) Levison’s Jewelry
Talk about glitzy! Levison’s Jewelry is all about sparkling glitzy engagement rings! Levison’s works with their clients to consult with them on cut, color, clarity, carat, and cost. They want to match you with a GIA-graded ring that is perfect for you. If they don’t have what you are looking for on hand they are more than happy to cast and hand-make a piece for you! If you want to book a consultation with Levison’s you can use their online form here.
Ready to take a walk around Levison’s and set your eyes on some glitz? You’ll find them at The Offices at Grand Bay Plaza 2665 S Bayshore Dr. Suite 605 in Miami, FL
13) Raymond Lee Jewelers
Raymond Lee Jewelers is located in Boca Raton and easily accessible from the Florida Turnpike whether you are coming from the north or south! They are a fine jeweler with a vast showroom. Their selection of engagement rings retail in price from $249 all the way up to $500k. Safe to say, they have a little something for literally any size budget! You’ll find stones that are internally flawless as well as diamonds that are GIA certified. They love educating their clients on the quality of their diamonds & stones, as well as precious metals. Raymond Lee Jewelers also offers clients their very own financing services. To check some of their inventory online, you can visit them here.
Ready to shop here? Raymond Lee Jewelers is located at 22191 Powerline Rd #12B, in Boca Raton, FL
14) Robinsons Jewelers
Have you ever seen an engagement ring with a double halo? They are capital G, Gorgeous!! You’ll find them when you shop for an engagement ring in South Florida at Robinsons Jewelry! Their collection holds a curation of modern engagement rings as well as estate pieces. They are dedicated to providing you with excellent service in a friendly environment so that you can make an informed buying decision. Their collection of vintage estate pieces and pre-loved designer jewelry boasts designers such as Tudor, Cartier, Tiffany, Gucci, Van Cleef & Arpels, and David Yurman. Their collection of certified GIA diamond range in size from 1 carat all the way up to 10 carats! You can take a look around their ready-to-wear pieces, as well as their loose diamonds, on their website here.
To visit Robinsons Jewelers in person, you’ll find them at 820 E Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, FL
15) Vivid Diamonds & Jewelry
Vivid Diamonds & Jewelry has a massive selection of GIA-certified diamonds in all cuts and colors! If your fiance is looking for something outside the norm of a round diamond engagement ring, you will absolutely their selection of fancy colors! Vivid Diamonds is another amazing jeweler in south Florida that works with their clients to create custom designs, but we seriously recommend you check out their website first to get an idea of their modern on-hand selection of engagement rings before going that route! They offer in-store shopping, delivery, and in-store pick. Vivid Diamonds & Jewelry is located in The Historic Alfred l. duPont Building. By the way, it’s a gorgeous location to have your engagement photos taken!
You’ll find Vivid Diamonds & Jewelry at 169 E Flagler St #905 in Miami, FL
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