Tie the Knot

Getting engaged in the mitten state.

Everything is a little more special in our great state of Michigan and getting engaged should be no different. Let’s face it, finding the person of your dreams you want to spend the rest of your life with is a big deal. Finding the perfect engagement ring to celebrate that kind of love is an even bigger deal.

At Alexander J. Bongiorno, Creative Jeweler, selecting the ring is easy, and yes, even enjoyable. We believe every individual deserves an engagement ring that is as unique and extraordinary as their relationship. It starts by offering some of today’s top engagement ring styles, from classic solitaires to more trendy designs. However, if you prefer something exclusively “you”, custom designing the ring of your dreams might be the perfect option. Not to worry, we specialize in custom design. Most of all, we know that choosing the ring your intended will wear for a lifetime can sometimes be overwhelming and daunting. It is a big decision, and we are here to guide you through the process to make it a pleasant and memorable experience.


When you are ready to mark this milestone in your life, it is best to work with jewelry professionals who can guide you to the perfect engagement ring – a ring that will be cherished for years to come.  At Alexander J. Bongiorno, Creative Jeweler, we offer the highest level of expertise, knowledge and experience related to diamonds, colored gemstones and all things jewelry.  Since 1949, we have carried higher quality jewelry at fair prices. We offer our clients a different perspective on jewelry because we are not just salesmen, we are ALSO goldsmiths. We welcome the opportunity to meet and help you find your perfect engagement ring.

Engagement Ring Trends.

Engagement rings come in all sizes, shapes, and designs. These top engagement ring trends will help you figure out which one is sure to get a “yes”!

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Oval Cut Diamonds

This beautiful variation of the classic round shape diamond is quickly gaining in popularity. Its elongated shape and vintage look is especially stunning when paired with a simple diamond band.

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Rose Gold Rings

Rose gold has been trending for a few years now and shows no signs of slowing down. Feminine and flattering, rose gold is romantic and appearing in many designer ring collections.

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Colored Gemstones

Those looking for a ring with a pop of color will be happy to know that engagement rings featuring colored gemstones are in vogue. From subtle to striking, colored gemstones are sure to jazz up the classic engagement ring.

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Pear-Cut Styles

A pear-shaped diamond set in a mixed metal ring spells modern and fashion-forward. A pear shape set in a solitaire is more traditional, and looks elegant when paired with stackable wedding bands.

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Stack It Up

When one just won’t do, choose stackable bands! The latest version is the “tiara” style band which, when stacked alongside the engagement ring, gives the effect of a crown around the center diamond. A style worthy of a royal!

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Put a Twist on It

Love a timeless look with a little extra flair? Designs that have twisted accents are unique in a subtle and understated way.

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For a totally unique look, try an east-west design. The center diamond is positioned across the finger and may be just what you are looking for. Emerald, oval, and marquise shaped diamonds look especially beautiful when set in this fashion.

three stone engagement ring

Three Stone Rings

Although the style is not new, the three stone ring look has been updated by using three similar size diamonds for the setting instead of mixing stone sizes, as was in the past.

split shank engagement ring

Split Shanks

This style, two bands running parallel to each other with a gemstone separating them, is dramatic and on trend. Your center diamond will look like it is suspended while it sparkles.

blod band engagement ring

Bold Bands

The opposite of minimalist, bold bands are thick and wide. They are usually worn alone and make a dramatic statement. Textures are popular in this style of band.

two-toned engagement ring

Mixed Metals

Definitely not boring, mixed metals show off the creative spirit especially when set with non-traditional gemstones like zircon or black diamond.


Extremely simple, this trend is very popular for the classic bride-to-be who is interested in a style that is pretty and not over the top. Lines and shapes are low and straight forward leaving the center gemstone to take center stage.

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Find Your Diamond

Hundreds of loose diamonds to fit any budget.

Your journey to find the diamond of your dream begins at Alexander J. Bongiorno, Creative Jeweler. The search is easy. Begin by using one or more filters to expand or narrow your search. Play around with different shapes, sizes and colors. There are hundreds of loose diamonds to choose from to fit any ring and most importantly, any budget.

Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings

You will discover something new and fashion-forward in your search for the perfect engagement ring. Rings featuring colored gemstones! Precious gems like sapphires, rubies and emeralds are very stylish and being used as accent gems or to replace the diamond center stone completely. Colored gemstones are for those who want to express their individuality and stand apart from the crowd.

Another option for your centerstone is a “natural color” diamond offering the durability of a diamond and a rainbow of colors to choose from. Their colors range from soft champagne to vivid orange, from golden sunshine to grass green, from soft baby blues to raspberry pinks and even shades of red, purple, olive, black and grey. If you are thinking beyond the traditional white diamond, and want to make a statement with your engagement ring, visit Alexander J. Bongiorno, Creative Jeweler. This exciting new look could be yours!

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white gol custom engagement ring

Custom Engagement Rings: Uniquely “You”!

You will find an impressive collection of engagement ring styles to choose from in our Troy store. Perhaps you found one but want to change it a little. Maybe you would like to use a ring you inherited, but it needs a bit of an update, or have something truly unique in mind not found in any showcase. Welcome to the world of custom design, and no one does custom engagement rings like Alexander J. Bongiorno, Creative Jeweler.

The Custom Engagement Ring Process

There is nothing like bringing life to a design – especially when it is the engagement ring you will cherish forever. The process should be uncomplicated, and yes, even enjoyable. We are here to guide you, work with you; and bring your vision to a beautiful reality. Feel free to play an active role and participate in the actual creation.

At Alexander J. Bongiorno, Creative Jeweler, our CAD system (Computer Aided Design) allows you to see your design in a 3D view, rendered as if it were finished. With this advanced technology, ideas can be easily transformed into the ring of your dreams. Want to know specifically what is involved in creating a custom designed engagement ring? Take a look at the process here. Already interested? Make an appointment. We can get the process started and promise it will be informative and enjoyable.

Custom Design FAQs

I love the idea of a custom ring, but I’m not sure I can afford it.

A custom designed engagement ring does not necessarily mean it will be more expensive. We will discuss your vision, and, yes, we will discuss your budget. Many designs are available in different price points depending on the metal selection and carat weight. We can discuss that, also. Our main goal is to create an engagement ring that will exceed your expectations and fit comfortably in your budget.

Is there a secret way to secure a ring size?

Yes, but to have the ring fit perfectly it is best to come into our store and be sized. If that is not possible, bring in a ring that is currently being worn. Although not as accurate, it would at least be in the ballpark and still retain some element of surprise.

Is custom work refundable?

Unfortunately, no. Custom designed jewelry involves metal, gems, and labor furnished for a special order. Custom jewelry is non-returnable and requires a non-refundable deposit before work begins. With your complete satisfaction, full payment is due upon delivery of the custom piece.

I’m interested in custom design. What should I do next?

Click here to make an appointment at a time that works best. Or, feel free to call. Whichever is most convenient.