What to Look for When Selecting a Jeweler

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Wondering what I’ve worn more than anything else, both on this blog and in my day to day life? Without a doubt, it’s my engagement and wedding rings!

what to look for when selecting a jeweler, michael hill jewelers the perfect engagement ring how to select an engagement ring stone, love affair with my engagement ring

what to look for when selecting a jeweler, michael hill jewelers the perfect engagement ring how to select an engagement ring stone, love affair with my engagement ring


what to look for when selecting a jeweler, michael hill jewelers the perfect engagement ring how to select an engagement ring stone, love affair with my engagement ring

A Memory to Last a Lifetime

There aren’t many moments in life one remembers like getting engaged. It is without a doubt one of the most highly anticipated events in both a man and a woman’s life. Whether spur of the moment, or painstakingly planned down to the smallest detail, getting engaged is one of the happiest and most exciting times in life.

It can, however, be easy to forget that this special moment very often starts with a very special stone. In my case, my husband agonized over the diamond he wanted for my engagement ring. Always the perfectionist, literally no stone was left unturned in his quest for the ideal diamond within his budget. Of course, I was super patient during this process (#notsomuch).

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Why Selecting a Jeweler is So Important

Fortunately, during his hunt for the perfect diamond he visited Michael Hill Jewelers. He immediately felt comfortable, at ease and not at all pressured. He was able to work with the expert jeweler to find the exact stone he was looking for. Michael Hill went above and beyond, bringing in stones and taking the time to let my now husband personally inspect each one until he found one that he loved. 

what to look for when selecting a jeweler, michael hill jewelers the perfect engagement ring how to select an engagement ring stone, love affair with my engagement ring

what to look for when selecting a jeweler, michael hill jewelers the perfect engagement ring how to select an engagement ring stone, love affair with my engagement ring

what to look for when selecting a jeweler, michael hill jewelers the perfect engagement ring how to select an engagement ring stone, love affair with my engagement ring

What to Look for When Selecting a Jeweler

Michael Hill Jewelers offers premium jewelry that is as accessible as it is beautiful through an approachable and personalized shopping experience. And beyond engagement rings, Michael Hill has a wide array of timeless, hand-crafted and thoughtfully sourced jewelry (many of which are exclusive to Michael Hill) for all occasions. 

And you can rest assured, because Michael Hill is a member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, which ensures credible sourcing and ethical business practices.

At the end of the day, selecting an engagement stone and ring, or any piece of jewelry, is a very personal experience, but there are a few best practices we recommend.

  1. Look for a jeweler that has been around for a while. Michael Hill Jewelers is a New Zealand-born
    family business that started in  has been in business since 1979 and brought its specialty fine
    jewelry to Chicagoland nearly 10 years agaoago, so you can rest assured that they’ll be there for
    all of your future needs and to help you care for your jewelry.
  2. A jeweler should help to find what you are looking for within your budget. With over 500 offerings, Michael Hill Jewelers has something at every price point.
  3. Look for in-house craftsmen. This makes the experience so much more customized than a store that sends its pieces out of house.
  4. Ask for a guarantee. The Michael Hill Diamond Promise means you can rest assured that the diamond you select is pure and will be there for all of your tomorrows.

Selecting a jeweler can be a nerve racking experience, but Michael Hill made the process as easy and enjoyable! When my husband proposed it was a very sweet and intimate moment with just the 2 of us. And I’ll never forget when he slipped the ring onto my finger. 

Thanks to Michael Hill for sponsoring this post and thank you for supporting the brands that help us bring you great content! As always, all opinions are my own.

  • Your rings are gorgeous! Love the antique feel of your engagement ring and I love Michael Hill!