Your engagement ring journey awaits at Alexander’s Jewelers.
You could say that getting engaged in Columbus has a certain ring to it. And, as Alexander’s Jewelers is right on the cusp of The Ohio State University’s campus, in the very popular Short North Arts District, you could say we’ve played a big part in many memorable engagement stories! In Columbus, we are “Buckeye” proud. We love our OSU Buckeyes, Cameron Mitchell restaurants, and we all obsessively watch the Ohio State vs. U of M football game on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Columbus is undoubtedly a beloved jewel in the crown of Ohio; the state’s capital city that loves to support all things local and is most certainly distinctive. This also describes our jewelry store and how we feel about our customers. When you walk into Alexander’s Jewelers, we want you to feel a true personal connection and a cosmopolitan shopping experience. We know finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is a big deal. Finding a unique and special engagement ring that will symbolize that love is going to be high on your list of must-haves.
At Alexander’s Jewelers, our goal is to make either finding or creating the diamond ring of your dreams an experience you’ll look forward to without any intimidation. It starts with us getting to know you. We want to hear all about your likes, dislikes and your personal aesthetic. We have engagement ring styles ranging from the classic to the trending - basically every possibility you can imagine and then some.
And if you don’t find it in our store, we can design it for you. We know the engagement ring decision is a big one, and important to you. We are here to help you navigate the waters with confidence and take the time to help find the ring that’s right for you. That’s the kind of service you’ll find at our store. Alexander’s Jewelers is a family-owned and operated business and we’re proud residents of the Columbus area, too.
Step inside our doors. We guarantee the experience will be first-class and enjoyable. Because we’re going to treat you like family.
Let's begin the engagement ring adventure together!
The Engagement Ring Process.
You may be thinking, “Wait, what? There’s an engagement ring process?” With us, that answer is: absolutely! So how does this process begin? It all starts with a style. Our question to you is, do you know your style? Do you know if you prefer traditional, contemporary or vintage looks? Do you lead an active lifestyle or use your hands a lot at work? Which precious metal and color is your favorite or the one you’re drawn to? Do you have photos or a Pinterest board you can share with us? Your answers will be instrumental to finding an engagement ring that is right for you. Whether it’s crafted in heavier, more durable platinum or in the rich colors of yellow, white, or rose gold, we have hundreds of rings to choose from! Not seeing what you want in our store? No worries. We have access to thousands more, so we can find exactly what you want.
Buy an engagement ring with confidence.
It’s no surprise that many people find engagement ring shopping to be daunting. And buying it is one of the most important and significant purchases you will make in your lifetime. It will be the one piece of jewelry that’s worn every single day! Therefore, it makes complete sense to purchase it from a jeweler you can trust. At Alexander’s Jewelers, you’ll find a team of professionals with impressive credentials from GIA Graduate Gemologists, to our Goldsmiths and Diamond Setters. It’s important to tell you this, because not every jeweler is so stringent about the type of diamonds they will show or sell you. You’re in good hands with us, though, because you’ve found a jewelry store that will make the process easy and is one you can trust! Browse Engagement Rings here.
When you walk into our Short North store location, you’re going to notice we’re a little different than one you may find in a shopping mall. We offer a long list of engagement ring designers known for their outstanding reputation in the jewelry industry and impeccable quality.
We prefer to work a little differently than many retail jewelers, though. For example, if you’re looking for a particular, special diamond to put into a setting, we can talk about the many ways we can help you select one of your dreams. Otherwise, you can select from the plethora of engagement rings, complete with center diamonds, in our cases. Or you can consider a custom, one-of-a-kind ring design. If you have something specific in mind, rest assured. You’ve come to the right place! We love custom design and we’re happy to help you start that process.
Custom Engagement Rings - A Ring That's Yours and Yours Alone
You’re only limited by your imagination.
If you love the idea of owning something nobody else can claim, custom design may be right for you. And custom engagement rings are no exception, and more affordable than you may think. Yes, you can find some beautiful and unique settings right in our showcase. But if you are looking to create something truly one of a kind, you’ve come to the right jewelry store! We can also confidently tell you that a custom design is not necessarily more expensive than choosing a ring that’s in our case and ready to be worn. Designing a custom ring is not as complicated as you think, either. We have many years of experience, and we’re going to guide you through the process step by step. If you believe the relationship with your soulmate is like no other, then consider celebrating it with a ring like no other!
The Custom Engagement Ring Process
Our First Meeting with You
The very first step you’ll take is meeting with one of our Bridal Specialists to start talking about your personal style and vision for your custom engagement ring. At this meeting, you should plan to bring anything from your family gemstones you would like to include in your design to pictures of rings you have seen for inspiration. We’ll collaborate with you and will help you develop your design to make it uniquely yours. We’ll also talk about the size and shape of the diamond that appeals to you and the budget you have in mind.
COLORED GEMSTONE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Make a colorful statement.If you haven’t noticed, colored gemstones in engagement rings have made a comeback. Some say the trend re-emerged with Princess Diana and her blue sapphire engagement ring. Kate Middleton continued that tradition. Precious gemstones like sapphires, rubies and emeralds express individuality, are valuable and are a departure from the ordinary. Many fashion-savvy brides are opting for fancy colored diamonds ranging from white and the soft browns of champagne to vivid yellows, pinks and many other hues—all of which are rare and beautiful. There are also stunning sapphires, most known for their vivid blues, but available in an array of colors. In any case, making your statement in a colored gemstone could be an exciting alternative to a traditional white diamond.
Engagement rings come in all sizes, shapes and settings. But most importantly, you should always choose an engagement ring that speaks to you, whether or not it’s on-trend. As we know, trends do come and go over the years. Today, these following styles and diamond shapes appear to be making a resurgence.
Oval Cut Diamonds
We love round diamonds and they are by far the most brilliant. But oval diamonds are back in style and we love that they are. They have a flattering shape and can be worn both vertically and horizontally for a completely different look. They also have a vintage vibe, especially when paired with a simple band.
Gold is by far the most popular precious metal in the US, but there’s something about rose gold that makes for a perfect setting. We especially love it when it’s mixed with yellow or white gold for a very unique look. It’s been trending for a few years now and is showing no signs of losing ground. Feminine and flattering, rose gold is romantic and becoming more common in many of our engagement ring lines.
We’ve been talking about it for a few years, ever since the Princess of Wales flashed her blue sapphire engagement ring! If you’re looking for a pop of color, you’ll be happy to hear that engagement rings featuring colored gemstones are totally in vogue. From subtle to striking, colored gemstones are sure to be a standout choice to switch up a classic engagement ring.
Very big in the 1970s and back on the scene, pear-shaped diamonds and other gemstones in mixed metals scream modern and fashion-forward, especially when paired with rose gold or stunning halo settings.
Think one band won’t do? Then consider the newest trend: Stackable wedding bands. Look for these bands to complement nicely with “tiara” style bands that form half-halos around center stones. Hint: adding a different stack every year also makes this trend the perfect anniversary gift!
Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, this trend has seen a resurgence in popularity. Not new, (remember diamonds for your past, present and future?) you can choose three similar size diamonds, or one larger diamond with two-smaller diamonds flanking each side. After all, why have one diamond when you can have three?
A split shank band looks stunning on any finger. What is it? It’s two bands running parallel to each other with a gemstone separating them. This style is both dramatic and classic. Your center diamond will look like it’s suspended while it sparkles.
Classic and will most likely be on-trend for quite some time, a simple band featuring a beautiful round diamond is for the bride-to-be who wants a style that’s pretty and not over the top.
The ultimate expression of love.
The wedding band is a symbol dating back 5,000 years to ancient Egypt when a couple exchanged ‘rings of love’ made of woven reeds or leather. Customs have changed a bit over the years, but the symbolism that wedding bands represent remains the same; love and commitment to one another. Many women choose a wedding band that matches their engagement ring, while others select or create a band that is unique or stand-alone. Traditional metals of gold and platinum remain the most popular for men, yet contemporary metals, such as tungsten, stainless steel or titanium, are other options. Whatever your taste – and budget – you can be sure to find a wedding band that’s a true expression of your love for each other.
LAB GROWN DIAMONDS Q&A
What you need to know.
You may have seen lab grown diamonds in the press. And, it’s important to understand the differences between purchasing a diamond created in a lab versus a natural diamond produced by Mother Nature. Want more education on lab grown diamonds? Visit this page.
FIND YOUR DIAMOND
Start your journey.
A diamond is truly something you need to see in person. And we promise to make this easy and comfortable. So feel free to contact us with any questions before you stop in. We’re here to help. There are hundreds of loose diamonds, available to you, that can fit any style of engagement ring setting, and, most importantly, any budget. Start now to find the diamond of your dreams!
Engagement Ring Metals
It’s all about what fits your lifestyle.
In jewelry, there are many options in the world of precious and non-precious metals. In many cases, your decision will come down to the “look” you want and what is best for your lifestyle. Do you lead an active lifestyle and want to wear your engagement ring at all times? Then you need a durable metal. Is your skin super sensitive? Platinum might be the perfect choice for you since it’s hypoallergenic. Learn more!
We accept major credit cards for payment of your engagement rings, but if you prefer to finance your purchase, we have payment options you can bank on. At Alexander’s Jewelers, we’ve made it as easy as falling in love. Contact us for more information.