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Where to Shop for Engagement Rings in San Francisco (How Exciting!)

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No more denying it, the holiday season is in full swing. Along with the run-of-the-mill gift buying, egg-nogging, and cookie-eating, this time of year is all about that bling. Yes, that bling. It's the most popular time of year for lovebirds to get engaged. Obvi, we have no choice but to help make things easy for romantic question popping—precisely why we've put together this handy map to our favorite San Francisco jewelry stores. Consider it the go-to guide for scoring brilliant gems for happily-ever-aftering.

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Derco Jewelers

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Derco Jewelers is a standout among the many jewelry counters in the Gift Center and Jewelry Mart. The gorgeous gems in combo with phenomenal service has made it a destination stop for engagement rings. Do yourself a favor and avoid the weekend crowds and hit it up on a weekday morning. [Photo]

Elle Meme

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Those who love antique jewelry will want to hightail it to Elle-Même. The independent specialty store has been carrying strictly vintage jewelry since 2007. Styles range from the 1880s to the 1980s, and encompass an array of semi-precious pieces and select fine items. [Photo]

Bulgari

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Bulgari's bridal collection has a timeless air and classic aesthetic. Styles run from traditional to more innovative but the signature elements of the brand can be seen in every piece.[ Photo]

Cartier

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A beacon of luxury, Cartier offers custom engagement and wedding ring settings from the finest selections of diamonds. Personal engravings on the band are also available. [Photo]

Gallery of Jewels

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Another favorite for local, handcrafted pieces, Gallery of Jewels is a must for those seeking something unique. The understated beauty of the rings appeal to those who want something low-key and elegant. [Photo]
Hayes Valley is the new home for Metier's highly curated collection of estate and modern jewelry pieces. Drop in to browse their stunning antique and contemporary treasures. [Photo]

Stuart Moore

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One-of-a-kind jewelry is what sets Stuart Moore apart. Modern and contemporary, the eclectic inventory is ever changing so check back often if you don't find the perfect ring on the first try. [Photo]

Tiffany & Co.

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The crème da la crème, this iconic store surely knows diamonds are a girl's best friend and has been putting gorgeous engagement rings on fingers since 1837. Backed by a lifetime warranty called "The Tiffany Promise," rings can be serviced at any location in the world. [Photo]

Union Street Goldsmith

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Head to Union Square Goldsmith for a locally designed sparkler. Customers love the attentive service and relaxed browsing atmosphere—no pressure to buy. The store can also adapt heirloom pieces to make engagement and wedding rings. [Photo]
Price points at Jenny Chung's No. 3 range between $60-$6,000, so the mix of fine and costume jewelry is sure to work for all budgets. Comfortable surroundings allow for stress-free interacting with everything, even the most expensive rings. With a nice selection of bridal rings (Jennie Kwon, Meadowlark, Misa and Vale) this small boutique is a must visit—especially for those looking for a curated selection.

Shreve & Co.

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This fabulous, old-school, high-end jewelry store has everything: diamonds galore, Mikimoto pearls, and it's the only place on the West Coast where you can buy one-of-a-kind Fred Leighton baubles.

Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry

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Lang Antiques and Estate Jewelry is internationally known for its collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry. There's quite a selection of engagement and wedding rings for soon-to-be-marrieds of all tastes. P.S. It' also happens to be one of Dita Von Teese's favorite spots in SF.

Derco Jewelers

Derco Jewelers is a standout among the many jewelry counters in the Gift Center and Jewelry Mart. The gorgeous gems in combo with phenomenal service has made it a destination stop for engagement rings. Do yourself a favor and avoid the weekend crowds and hit it up on a weekday morning. [Photo]

Elle Meme

Those who love antique jewelry will want to hightail it to Elle-Même. The independent specialty store has been carrying strictly vintage jewelry since 2007. Styles range from the 1880s to the 1980s, and encompass an array of semi-precious pieces and select fine items. [Photo]

Bulgari

Bulgari's bridal collection has a timeless air and classic aesthetic. Styles run from traditional to more innovative but the signature elements of the brand can be seen in every piece.[ Photo]

Cartier

A beacon of luxury, Cartier offers custom engagement and wedding ring settings from the finest selections of diamonds. Personal engravings on the band are also available. [Photo]

Gallery of Jewels

Another favorite for local, handcrafted pieces, Gallery of Jewels is a must for those seeking something unique. The understated beauty of the rings appeal to those who want something low-key and elegant. [Photo]

Metier

Hayes Valley is the new home for Metier's highly curated collection of estate and modern jewelry pieces. Drop in to browse their stunning antique and contemporary treasures. [Photo]

Stuart Moore

One-of-a-kind jewelry is what sets Stuart Moore apart. Modern and contemporary, the eclectic inventory is ever changing so check back often if you don't find the perfect ring on the first try. [Photo]

Tiffany & Co.

The crème da la crème, this iconic store surely knows diamonds are a girl's best friend and has been putting gorgeous engagement rings on fingers since 1837. Backed by a lifetime warranty called "The Tiffany Promise," rings can be serviced at any location in the world. [Photo]

Union Street Goldsmith

Head to Union Square Goldsmith for a locally designed sparkler. Customers love the attentive service and relaxed browsing atmosphere—no pressure to buy. The store can also adapt heirloom pieces to make engagement and wedding rings. [Photo]

No.3

Price points at Jenny Chung's No. 3 range between $60-$6,000, so the mix of fine and costume jewelry is sure to work for all budgets. Comfortable surroundings allow for stress-free interacting with everything, even the most expensive rings. With a nice selection of bridal rings (Jennie Kwon, Meadowlark, Misa and Vale) this small boutique is a must visit—especially for those looking for a curated selection.

Shreve & Co.

This fabulous, old-school, high-end jewelry store has everything: diamonds galore, Mikimoto pearls, and it's the only place on the West Coast where you can buy one-of-a-kind Fred Leighton baubles.

Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry

Lang Antiques and Estate Jewelry is internationally known for its collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry. There's quite a selection of engagement and wedding rings for soon-to-be-marrieds of all tastes. P.S. It' also happens to be one of Dita Von Teese's favorite spots in SF.