Where can I go to try on emerald and sapphire rings in Los Angeles?
August 23, 2014 10:28 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to suss out my own taste for engagement ring purposes and would like to try on emerald and/or blue sapphire rings to see if I like them as much in practice as I do in theory. Where can I do this in the greater L.A. area? I would prefer not to go to the downtown jewelry district (again), but if someone can recommend a shop there with emerald and sapphire rings IN STOCK to TRY ON and not just loose gems or settings separately, I'm open to the idea.
posted by tyrantkitty to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total)
It almost seems like this is an impossible question, because while other cities seem to have awesome mom-and-pop jewelry designers with storefronts, my L.A. searches have turned up nothing but separate gem or setting booths at the downtown jewelry mart or stores that exclusively sell flashy diamond rings (I am not interested in diamonds or a ton of bling). I am looking for something classic/minimalist/Art Deco, like one main emerald-cut emerald stone with baguette-cut blue sapphire accents on a wider band. Prefer to go with antique or lab-grown.
Here are some examples of ring styles I like from Green Lake Jewelry (though they're illustrated with diamonds):
PLATINUM EMERALD CUT ANTIQUE REPLICA
CLASSIC DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
SIMPLE HALF-BEZEL MOUNTING
It's very possible that I will end up buying online, but I want to try on some rings with these gems to see what they actually look like on my finger. If you have suggestions for online shops that will mail rings to potential customers to try on, that would work, too!