Searching for an engagement ring in Utah is hard. A few years ago, when my husband and I were searching we became completely overwhelmed with the decision. There are soooo many places to search, each claiming they have the best diamond or the classiest bands. That’s why I’ve decided to put together this list of my top 7 jewelry stores in Utah for engagement ring shopping. Each of these has unique benefits so feel free to check out multiple in your area.
Since I’m from Davis County and live in Utah County, this list will be limited to the top locations on the Wasatch Front. If you live in St. George or elsewhere in Utah, I’ve tried to note if the business has other locations beyond my immediate area. Hope you find this useful!
*These are in no particular order, just great shops that all offer great experiences.
# 1 FORGE Jewelry Works
This Jewelry store, located at 2255 N. Unversity Parkway in Provo, Utah is known for excellent customer service and absolutely no pressure. It has over 1,000 five star reviews on Google and somehow (as of February 2022) has no 1, 2, 3, or even 4 star reviews. If you’re on a budget, or worried about a pushy salesperson, FORGE is a great place to check. Here’s what people are saying about FORGE online:
“What an amazing store! Victoria and Jennifer were both super helpful and did a great job. They helped us design the ring of my fiancée’s dreams and we never felt any sense of pressure! I was shocked by how affordable it was for a custom ring, and it came only 16 days after we ordered it! If you’re shopping for a ring, you need to check these guys out!” - Jackson Larimer
“My fiancé and I cannot say enough good things about FORGE!! Everyone was so helpful, and Shawn (the owner) personally helped us and answered any questions we had. We loved how chill the environment was too-absolutely NO pressure, which is something we experienced at other jewelry stores. I absolutely LOVE the ring I got from them and receive compliments on it several times a week :) We cannot thank you all enough!” - Rachael Fuhirman
# 2 Morgan Jewelers
My husband and I ended up getting my engagement ring at Morgan. They have locations in Layton, Logan, Murray, Ogden, Orem, Salt Lake City, Sandy, St. George, and West Valley City. They also have expanded to a few out of state locations including Idaho and Washington.
Our experience at Morgan Jewelers was amazing. We had the nicest saleswoman ever who helped me pick out the perfect ring for our (tiny) budget. I loved how organized they were. Rather than showing us 10 or 15 rings at a time she showed me 2 and would ask me which I liked better. This helped me make up my mind a lot easier! There was also absolutely no pressure to buy, which we loved. (See our engagement video here)
They also have a 4.8/5 star rating (at their Orem location where we shopped). Here’s what others have said about Morgan online:
“Such an amazing place to do business with. I was referred here to buy my ring as well as my fiances ring. They even helped me in planning my proposal and made me feel like they truly cared about this journey. Very sweet staff who really cares about your individual budget and wants. Would recommend to anyone who is looking to buy a ring.” - Jakob Hartstock
“While we were there we felt no pressure whatsoever! Mckenna answered all of our questions (mostly mine) and did everything possible to help us feel comfortable. We felt at ease the whole time. Because of that, we didn’t feel the need to go to any other jewelry stores because we found exactly what we wanted.” - Emma Fairbanks
# 3 Bennion Jewelers
Located at 15 W S Temple, in Salt Lake City, this place has raving reviews and is known for beautiful custom jewelry design. Shop here if you are interested in elegant, custom designs without the price of a chain-store.
“WOW I love this place. We went to SO many jewelers (20+) looking for a unique engagement ring. We walked into this store not expecting much and were so pleased with the selection. They have the classics, but also more current trends (the type of stuff I thought you could only get on
etsy)...” “Also-- they are very affordable! I thought it would be more expensive then other stores but they were right on par. We paid just $900 for our custom ring. I couldn't recommend them enough!”
“Tracy is fantastic. I had a very positive experience. She helped me to customize and design a beautiful engagement ring and it turned out exactly what I wanted. Highly recommended.” - Mahdi Takalloo
# 4 McKay Diamonds and Jewelry
With 4.9/5 stars on Google and over 200 reviews “This is the place” for handmade jewelry and warm customer service in the heart of Salt Lake City. They are located at 115 Regent St. in Suite C.
Even if the custom ring you want here seems a bit pricey they can still provide options for you. A not-so-well-kept secret, is that they offer a 15% coupon on any jewelry for website visitors. All you have to do is mention the code 15offwebsite when you go to checkout in the store and they’ll mark your ring down for you. Go try it out!
“My fiancè found McKay Diamonds & Jewelry and I couldn't have asked for a better jeweler to create my dream engagement ring. Their prices are so affordable and they have the most beautiful selection. Joe and Sandra are a beautiful couple that own and run their family company together and they're the sweetest people ever. They're a part of our family now forever! I will never go to another jeweler. If you're looking for beautiful craftsmanship and trustworthy people, look no further.” - McAuley Rovito-Duda
# 5 Woods Jewelry Company
Looking for the perfect jeweler with a familial, small-town feel? Woods Jewelry Company in Layton might be the right fit for you. They’ve also been around for a while. This is a jeweler you can trust.
“Woods jewelers is a small business that gives the personal touch you appreciate!
I picked my wedding ring out several years ago and have been pleased with the design and integrity.
Cleanings are included with the purchase which is such a great perk! My ring looks brand new again when they clean it.” - Kimberly Oram
“Unbelievable customer service! Mr. Woods went above and beyond to make sure I found the perfect ring for my wife! We will be back! You have all of my jewelry business from here on out! Thank you!” - Brian Hackman
# 6 Ari Diamonds
Ari Diamonds is another Utah-local jeweler with locations in Layton and Midvale. The staff at Ari are known for having an acute attention to detail. They work hard to provide their customers with the best possible rings and will do anything they can to ensure you leave with a positive experience.
“The first experience with Ari Diamonds was for my wedding ring. I recently returned to purchase a birth stone ring. The final creation is exquisite just like my wedding ring. The staff is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and they work to achieve your satisfaction… recommending gold tones to accentuate the stone(s) selected to create your unique ring. I especially appreciate the lifetime warranty including cleaning, inspection and maintenance work. If you want the personal touch and quality along with great service I recommend Ari Diamonds.” - Debbie Jacoby
“Ari Diamonds in Layton is the only jeweler my family and I will do business with. Paul is honest to a fault and has saved us thousands over the years, being truthful about quality, cut, and clarity when other stores tried to pawn us off. Paul and his team helped me design a custom engagement ring and band for my wedding, has given me great deals on diamond earrings, helped me with surprise gifts, and even came to our wedding reception. There is no better jeweler in Utah.” - Brogan
# 7 The Gem Studio
Last is not least on this list. The Gem Studio is not your traditional jeweler. At the Gem Studio you’ll be making your own ring. This is not the place for your cookie-cutter diamond engagement ring. But that is no reason to count this place out. Go here for a unique experience at their “workshops”. Expect to spend 2-3 hours crafting your ring here with expert help. Check out their website to see if this adventure sounds like the right fit for you!
“Provo store was an absolute dream!!! Jenna and Saige made our night amazing. They are super friendly, helpful, and very patient with my wife's incredibly elaborate ring. Best staff ever!!!! A wonderful experience to just come in, choose stones, choose silver pattern derails, we even got to stamp our marriage years into the rings. I was expecting the staff to make the rings but I actually got to pound, weld, polish and do a lot of the work myself. Definitely a MUST GO!!” - Michael Gray
To wrap up, I hope you’ve found a few places to add to your list of engagement ring stores to check out around Utah. While everyone has their own ideas of what a great ring is and different budgets, I hope I’ve helped make the start of your journey just a bit easier.
If you’re getting married in Utah I’d love to help you on your journey. As a Utah wedding photographer, I frequently add what I feel is valuable information and personal insight to my blog.
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