5 awesome spots to buy her an engagement ring in Toronto

Buying an engagement ring is probably one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make for the woman you love, and is often one of the priciest. It is a daunting task and there is a lot of choice.

Instead of going to the generic stores such as Tiffany & Co. (even though that’s what she might ask for), why not discover the beautiful selections at these fine jewelry boutiques in Toronto?

Serli and Siroan

www.serliandsiroan.com

This boutique in Yorkville, far outshines anything you’ll find at a generic chain jewelry store. The designs are exquisite, there is a wide selection from which to choose, and the rings are fit for a princess. Their expertise and craftsmanship attests to their 34 years of success in Toronto. They also offer custom ring designs and have more than 4,000 diamonds to choose from to create the perfect setting.

Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre, 87 Avenue Rd.

(416) 944-3863

Van Rijk

www.vanrijkestatejewellers.com

When looking for a ring, never overlook vintage or estate options. Van Rijk describe their inventory of jewelry as ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ and this is no exaggeration. You could spend hours looking through their amazing selection of not only rings, but other fine jewelry as well. If you want options this is the place to visit. They have been around for 30 years, and there is definitely a reason for their endurance

90 Eglinton Ave. E

(416) 440-0123

Ann Sportun Fine Jewellery

annesportun.com

If you are looking for something a little different from the classic engagement designs, explore the collections of Anne Sportun. She designs all the rings herself and has impeccable taste. Her collections offer alternative designs, classics with a twist, and a beautiful vintage-inspired collection. If your bride-to-be wants something beyond the mainstream, these rings will make her melt.

742 Queen St. W

(416) 363-4114

Penwarden Fine Jewellery

www.penwardenjewellery.com

Founded by Linda Penwarden, this fine jewelry boutique in Mount Pleasant Village is an absolute must for those who are looking for classically beautiful engagement rings. However, the coloured gemstone engagement rings are the real stunners. Everything in this store is beautiful; you simply cannot go wrong. Penwarden also states explicitly that they use only natural and conflict-free gems and diamonds, plus they also offer custom designing.

631 Mount Pleasant Rd.

(416) 484-1843

Jasmine Fine Jewellery

www.jfjtoronto.com

Jasmine’s selection is not large but every piece has clearly been chosen with care and an expert eye. The designs are timeless but modern and radiate femininity. If your bride-to-be has a refined and sophisticated style, then Jasmine’s collection is worth a look, or ask them to design a custom ring.

1235 Bay St.

(416) 849-5256

Erin Cardone

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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