It’s officially the final countdown. In the last month, we’ve been busy walking down memory lane with our favorite…
Today, we send off 2016 with the very best overall – our top 20 engagement rings of the year. This year was amazing for us: we saw a lifelong dream come true by opening the best bridal-ONLY jewelry store in South Florida. We hear over and over again that our clientele came to our sparkly new showroom just because they were looking for a jeweler that sold only engagement rings and wedding rings. We narrowed our focus and it created something bigger than we ever could have imagined – 2016 was a great first year for DBRL (we’re coming up on our official one year anni!)
And for Raymond Lee Jewelers, 2016 brought the prestige of becoming our family business’ flagship store. The original, time-tested and trusted for more than 30 years, still remains Boca Raton’s go-to jeweler for buying and selling pre-owned luxury watches, estate jewelry, BIG diamonds, and designer estate labels like Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, David Yurman, and Van Cleef & Arpels.
So today, as we count down the hours to 2017, we’re also counting down our favorite rings from both DBRL and RLJ. We’ve excluded the rings that already made the lists above – there were a few! But luckily we have 365 days of gorgeous rings from both stores to choose from. Here are the top 20 engagement rings of 2016.1.
This trio of East-West A. Jaffe engagement rings took our breath away.2.
This two carat marquise diamond engagement ring with tapered baguettes is gorgeous in its own right, but this dramatic deep V band by Gabriel & co. NY is what wowed us and our Insta fam.3.
This gorgeous, swirled Simon G. bridal set is a new addition but skyrocketed in popularity.4.
The profile of this Parisian ring is to die for!5.
The rose gold touches on this Gabriel & Co. bypass ring are just perfect.6.
Did we mention we like BIG diamonds?7.
When it comes to diamonds, our philosophy is “The more the merrier.”8.
A little vintage makes our hearts go pitter patter.9.
A gorgeous RoyalT oval in platinum.10.
And gold finds its perfect match in Tacori cushion cut halo perfection.11.
Beautiful Tacori RoyalT settings as far as the eye can see.12.
And solitaires for every style prove that not all solitaire round engagement ring is cookie cutter!13.
One of our favorite moments this year was seeing our stunning Gabriel & Co. engagement rings go on a trip around the world – this #BFF ring selfie was a huge hit with our friends and fam.14.
Have we mentioned that every single ring we carry at Diamonds by Raymond Lee was made right here in the USA? Yep, you can shop American made when it comes to one of life’s biggest purchases!16.
Whether you want a big halo or a little halo Tacori has you covered.17.
Tacori’s Pretty in Pink collection never ceases to amaze us!18.
Remember #PinkDrink? It exploded overnight, and we spent an entire morning driving around Boca to find it and satisfy our craving. It only seemed fitting that our ring selfie of the day should match!19.