7 Local Boutiques to Shop For Your Dream Engagement Ring

Stunning ring designs by Vancouver jewellers.

Stunning ring designs by Vancouver jewellers.

Thinking of popping the question…or not-so-subtly encouraging your partner to? Vancouver has no shortage of design talent—or one-of-a-kind sparklers for you to try on. Find the perfect ring by paying a visit to one of these local jewellers.

1) Cavalier Gastown

This Gastown boutique has become known for its custom ring designs that feature not only diamonds but sapphires and other precious gemstones, too. Whether it’s a twisted rose-gold band you’re looking for, or a yellow pear-shaped diamond in a vintage setting, customers choose everything from the stone and style to the handcrafted setting made by the in-house design team.

2) Minichiello Jewellers

Minichiello Jewellers is a family-owned business that has been operating in Vancouver for more than 60 years, designing engagement rings for everyone from Michael Bublé to Jillian Harris. Their boutique offers a selection of in-stock rings as well as custom design services from their in-house goldsmiths.

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3) Era Design

If you’re looking for an original design, visit Era’s East Vancouver store. Designer Rosemary Bartram creates modern custom-designed rings with diamonds, gemstones and engravings—and also sells a curated collection of vintage beauties. You can peruse Era’s rings that are on display, or come to Bartram with a unique idea for her to sketch and make.

4) Luksus Diamonds

Can’t find the exact diamond you’ve been looking for? Luksus may be your answer. This local jewellery store not only makes custom engagement rings, but also offers diamond brokerage services. They have access to all sorts of diamond shapes and sizes: round, heart, marquise and more. Visits are by appointment so they can personally help you create a ring that fits your vision.

5) Evorden

New to the scene, Evorden was created by the same team behind Vancouver bridal brand Davie and Chiyo. Evorden’s showroom features modern rings that are locally made with diamonds, moissanite and gemstones, as well as an impressive collection of vintage rings with pretty, intricate details.

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6) Stittgen Fine Jewelry

Stittgen has a legacy of handcrafting jewellery in Vancouver for more than 50 years. Their locations in West Vancouver and at the Four Seasons downtown offer ready-to-wear pieces, as well as custom design services. Stittgen’s collection has an artful flair to it with beautiful and sometimes uncommon details, like the foldover engagement ring (pictured above, right).

7) MJ Jewellers

This boutique is right at home amongst the luxury stores in tony South Granville. Mj Jewellers works with a variety of materials and stones, including sapphires, diamonds, pearls, emeralds, amethyst and gold. Shop for a ring in-store, or if you’re on the hunt for something less conventional, have a custom design made just for you.

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