The 10 Best Jewelry Stores For Engagement Rings In NYC

You're guaranteed to find a gorgeous engagement ring at one of these top-rated NYC jewelry stores.
Diamond engagement rings from Tiffany & Co. in NYC
Photos: Tiffany & Co.
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Updated Oct 11, 2023

New York City has a long list of top-rated jewelry stores that carry engagement rings for every budget and style. In fact, the Big Apple has so many options, it's a good idea to narrow down the best places to shop before starting your search for engagement rings in NYC.

Whether you're shopping alone for your fiancée or as a couple, engagement ring shopping is a tough process. It symbolizes your love story and commitment, so you really want to get it right. Thankfully, NYC has so many retailers that offer a range of beautiful preset or custom engagement rings for every aesthetic. To ensure a seamless shopping experience, it's essential to set a budget, briefly familiarize yourself with the 4 Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight), and establish your fiancé's preferred ring style, before shopping. If you need more guidance, many stores offer one-on-one appointments with jewelry and diamond experts who will help you choose the perfect ring that meets your requirements and symbolizes your unique love story.

From small boutiques to luxury mega-stores, we've handpicked the top-rated 10 best engagement ring stores in NYC. Use this guide to find the right one for your big day.

Tiffany & Co.

Diamond engagement ring with gold band from tiffany & co.
Photo: Tiffany & Co.

For the ultimate luxury experience, head to Tiffany & Co.'s legendary flagship store on 5th Avenue. As one of the most expensive and respected jewelry companies, Tiffany & Co. is famous for its impeccable diamond standards and Excellent Cut Grades guarantee, which promises impeccable carat weight, clarity, color, and cut quality—the highest grade in the industry. The brand is popularized globally for its iconic ring shape and Tiffany® setting; which features a dazzling, brilliant-cut diamond in a 6-prong ring setting that magnifies the stone's brilliance. They also carry contemporary styles and settings, including modern pavé and halo designs.And of course, we can't forget the signature blue box that will make any to-be wed giddy. To avoid the crowds of shoppers, make an appointment at one of their exclusive showrooms. An attentive sales associate will give you VIP treatment as you try on rings and sip some bubbly.

Notable Review: "It is truly the experience you know you want! Champagne while perusing the world's brightest diamonds- with each design more competitive than the last. If you're looking for a ring in the "love and engagement" department, ask for Sandra C.! She guided me through my engagement ring search, and made sure all my questions were answered, and that the blue box was prepared well in advance for the day I popped the question. It was a seamless and amazing experience" – Nick D

Designs By Kamni

Diamond engagement ring with gold band from Designs by Kamni
Photo: Designs By Kamni

Have no idea where to start when creating a custom piece? Designs By Kamni is one of the few businesses that offer a consultation on the difference between earth and lab-grown diamonds, before you begin the design process. Founded by gemologist Kamni Verma, who has over 1,000 custom engagement rings under her belt, the jewelry company uses top-notch craftsmanship to create affordable custom pieces, based on your vision and exact specifications, with settings starting at $900. During the design process, their talented team personalizes the experience by making themselves readily available for communication, even via text. Simply start by filling out the online form and customer service will be in touch to set up an appointment.

Notable Review: "I cannot say enough amazing things about Kamni! She worked with my fiancé to design the most gorgeous oval engagement ring, even better than I could have ever dreamed of! Kamni's expertise and attention to detail is truly unmatched. I highly recommend using Kamni for all of your jewelry needs!" – Maria S, The Knot Marketplace

Stephanie Gottleib

Diamond and ruby heart engagement ring with gold band from Stephanie Gottlieb
Photo: Stephanie Gottlieb

Stephanie Gottleib, the founder of the eponymous brand, encourages brides-to-be to embrace their individuality and creativity through jewelry. Her statement designs incorporate bold elements and color, transforming conventional ring styles and adding a punch of personality. While the rings are set at a luxury price point, Gottleib's fresh take has earned her massive social media following and devoted fanbase. In addition to single rings, the brand offers stunning engagement ring stacks, allowing clients to mix-and-match different rings to create a cool, layered look. Gottleib also prioritizes inclusivity and has become one of the go-to jewelers for LGBTQ+ couples. After purchasing a SG ring, bridal clients are inducted into the brand's Bridal Program that includes a ton of perks, like complimentary ring cleaning, discounts on fashion jewelry, a wedding day jewelry loan, and discounts from our Bride Perks partners. Start your ring journey by visiting the appointment-only showroom for a one-on-one consultation.

Notable Review: "Stephanie and her team are absolutely amazing! My girlfriend (now fiancé) has always loved their work so I contacted her to create an engagement ring. They worked with me on every step of the process and provided excellent guidance for diamond selection and ring design. The final product came out even better than expected, and my fiancé was blown away when I finally proposed. My experience could not have been better!" – Luke S

Shahla Karimi Jewelry

Diamond wrap engagement ring with silver band
Photo: Shahla Karimi Jewelry

If you prefer an understated-yet-distinct ring, pay a visit to the esteemed Shahla Karimi boutique. The contemporary brand is renowned for its sleek Art Deco-inlfuenced elements, inspired by architectural silhouettes that are evident in the rings' vertically stacked baguettes, negative spaces, and modern lines. All of their striking engagement rings are handcrafted in NYC's Diamond District, using recycled gold, reclaimed metals, and conflict-free stones. Karimi's bold aesthetic makes it a favorite among A-list celebs and to-be-weds alike. Ethically-mined diamonds start at $9,000 and lab-grown start at $1,400. Book a one-on-one appointment to check out their unique rings or to customize your own with founder and head designer, Shahla Karimi.

Notable Review: "Shahla and the entire team are truly a pleasure to work with. In addition to loving the ring that my fiance and I chose together, we loved working with the entire staff. Everyone was patient, helpful, responsive, and genuinely nice throughout the process. I can't say enough good things. 100% recommend Shahla Karimi!" – Miriam G, The Knot Marketplace

GemsNY

Pear shaped emerald engagement ring with silver band from GemsNY
Photo: GemsNY

In the market for an unconventional, vibrant gemstone that will brighten your all-white wedding wardrobe? GemsNY specializes in creating bold engagement rings from a broad assortment of emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and colorful antique rings. Customers can visit their Diamond District-based store to check out the brand's vast collection of loose gemstones in-person and to learn more and determine their favorites. From there, the brand's jewelry experts are available to help clients design or customize a one-of-a-kind engagement ring. Afterwards, their efficient team guarantees a speedy one to two week turnaround time for delivery. Their complimentary services also cover shipping, ring sizing, stone upgrades, cleaning, and appraisal.

Notable Review: "Buying the raw gems from GemsNY was the most pleasant part of my whole ring designing and buying experience. The staff were incredibly patient and professional, they sat with us for over an hour as we looked at their gems and asked them tons of questions. Their prices are exceptional compared to any other jeweler. Truly an all around great experience with a great company, I highly recommend them." – Christopher L

Noémie

Silver diamond studded engagement ring with rose gold accent band
Photo: Noémie

Perfect for brides with a minimalist aesthetic, Noémie is known for their luxe collection of classic rings, characterized by geometric shapes and subtle elegance. To ensure durability, all rings are made using the highest-quality materials, including 18 karat gold, certified VS clarity and F-G color diamonds, conflict-free and lab-created diamonds. Their commitment to quality extends beyond diamonds and gold and is evident in their outstanding customer service practices. Noémie's cozy SoHo showroom is accessible by appointment-only, in 30-minute intervals. The intimate environment allows couples to browse brand's extensive variety of affordable ring options, starting at $2,250, in-person while enjoying a cup of Japanese tea. This combination of craftsmanship, timeless designs, and stellar customer service, the brand has gained nearly 200 4 and 5-star reviews on Google.

Notable Review: "We know you have a zillion choices for jewelry when getting married. Whether for the bride or brides maids, Noémie is THE place to go. Their designs are on point, timeless and affordable. The customer service is first class and make sure to sign up for their emails as they are always adding new and innovative designs to their stock. I absolutely love Noémie and you will too!" – Marla D

Brilliant Earth

Rose gold diamond engagement ring from Brilliant Earth
Photo: Brilliant Earth

Dedicated to crafting responsibly-sourced jewelry, Brilliant Earth only uses conflict-free, natural, and lab diamonds and 100% recycled metals to create their stunning, sustainable rings. This is a perfect option for couples who are concerned with the origin of their ring and how it is made. The ethical brand has two NYC showrooms, in both Flatiron and Williamsburg, where customers can check out a curated selection, meet with a jewelry specialist, and receive individual guidance as they shop their collection of thoughtfully-made rings. Each style is designed to make a serious impression—thanks to the artfully tapered prongs, the hidden accents under the center gem, and precisely curved interior of each band. Prices range between $3,000 to $200,000, so there truly is a ring for everyone.

Notable Review: "This was a great place to order my engagement ring and wedding band. It was super easy and convenient. I love that I was able to feel confident about the sourcing of the diamonds. Could not recommend more!" – Candace L

Greenwich St. Jewelers

Silver square shaped diamond engagement ring from Greenwich St. Jewelers
Photo: Greenwich St. Jewelers

With styles ranging from classic to contemporary, Greenwich St. Jewelers has a diverse and extensive selection of rings all in one place, including independent designer ring collections (starting at $2,200). Their luxurious Tribeca boutique is open to walk-ins and appointments are only required on Saturdays. Services include full custom design (using their ethically-sourced diamonds and gems) and antique ring restoration. As stated in over 600 5-star customer reviews, the sales associates deliver luxury without pretention, resulting in a low-pressure environment. They are approachable, take time to get to know you, and deliver insight based on your specific vision. As a bonus, you're your ring is ready, Greenwich St. offers free domestic shipping and returns. They also provide lifetime engagement ring care, including professional cleaning and general repairs.

Notable Review: "My husband got my engagement ring here, which I absolutely love, and so we went back for our wedding bands. They have a great assortment of unique pieces, standard pieces, and will basically customize anything for you. They aren't pushy, and really work with you to find the perfect piece. Everyone we've worked with has been super helpful and kind."– Corinna S

Kendra Scott

Silver square rectangle engagement ring from Kendra Scott
Photo: Kendra Scott

While Kendra Scott is best known for its endless assortment of colorful, trendy baubles, the brand's fine jewelry line couldn't be more timeless. The curated engagement collection features 11 traditional styles (ranging between $1,350-$8,150) designed with sophisticated silhouettes, classic diamond cuts, and settings available in 14k white, yellow, or rose gold. Each ring is crafted using lab grown diamonds that are F in color (colorless), VS2 in clarity range, and available in carat weight from 0.5 to 2 carats. The brand's downtown two-storey boutique welcomes walk-ins. However, if you're looking to create a custom ring, book a 45-minute appointment in advance to meet with the store's dedicated in-house Diamond Expert, who will guide you through the process. All custom rings are made-to-order and delivered in approximately three weeks.

Notable Review: "This store is breathtaking and the quality of product and service is unmatched!!" – Michael E

Catbird

Three blue diamonds gold band engagement ring from Catbird
Photo: Catbird

When you purchase a ring from Catbird, you can guarantee that your unique design is one-of-a-kind. Most recognized for their unconventional jewelry, the brand is all about breaking the mold and creating a boutique shopping experience. Their offerings include rings with multi-colored stones, alternative silhouettes, and intricate design details that enhance traditional styles. Even their most classic designs have unexpected textures and vintage details that could pass for a family heirloom. In order to offer a diverse range of ring designs, Catbird works with local, independent designers who meet their high standards of craftsmanship and ethics. This includes using conflict-free diamonds and 100% recycled gold. In addition, the brand prides themselves on having a variety of budget-friendly rings, starting at $590. Walk-ins are suggested to visit on weekends or by appointment.

Notable Review: "Scheduled an appointment to look at rings and it was easy to locate, parking wasn't too bad. Service is great! We had the place to ourselves. Designs are diverse and you can request certain styles ahead of time and they have them ready or you can have them help guide you. Highly recommend!" – Catherine C

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