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Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands in Oakland

Oakland engagement ring with oval center stone, filigree and milgrain.

The time for a major life step has come; love fills your life and you're ready to propose with an engagement ring in Oakland, CA. The best place to start your planning is Knox Jewelers because we can provide you with heirloom quality engagement and wedding bands in Oakland that will also be small works of art fit to the personalities of you and your soon-to-be-fiance. Our gemstone and diamond jewelery is crafted in house by master artisans and the combination of quality and design results in stunning rings.

Every proposal should be customized to reflect the personalities of yourself and your sweetheart. You now know where to get a customized ring, so where do you go to pop to question? Oakland has a variety of wonderful locations and things to do so there are plenty of choices.


Oakland engagement ring with a stunning round brilliant diamond center stone and pave band.


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Oakland has what can only be referred to as a Mediterranean climate; it sports an average of 260 gorgeous days of sun each year which means that it's hard to go wrong with an outdoor proposal. Lake Merritt is a large estuary in the middle of Downtown and was designated the United States' first official wildlife refuge. Part of Lake Merritt is a seven-acre botanical garden made up of several themed gardens. Beautiful outdoor spaces are always a great backdrop for a proposal so as you and your darling wend your way through the lush foliage keep your eyes open for the perfect spot to take their hand and profess your love. They'll be overcome with joy as you slip the elegant engagement ring from Knox Jewelers onto their finger. Your devotion will be clear when they see your choice of gemstone or diamond jewelry and it will be no time at all before you're exchanging your vows and wedding bands; perhaps even in these same botanical gardens!

You know what else you can do on Lake Merritt? Take a Gondola ride! Gondola Servizio will take you on a romantic tour of the lake and make you feel like you're in Italy. Snuggle up with your sweetheart as your gondolier serenades you. When the moment is right, turn to your darling and tell them that “this moment is almost perfect; in fact the only way it would be better is if you'll agree to marry me and be my love for all time.” Your dearest will give an enthusiastic “Yes!” and you'll slip the stunning engagement ring you chose onto their finger. They be awestruck at how well the sparkling piece of diamond jewelry fits their personality and will love hear about how you customized it to them. Carry through this romantic Italian theme to when you exchange your wedding bands from Knox Jewelers and you'll have an evening filled with amore and delicious food.


Art Deco engagement ring with emerald cut center stone and yellow gold setting in Oakland.

Moving indoors, the Oakland Museum of California features a variety of exhibitions and permanent collections to tickle your artistic side. As you and your sweetie stroll through the galleries wait until they point out their favorite piece and tell them that you have a small work of art that they can take home with them. Pull out one of the heirloom quality engagement rings you've selected from Knox Jewelers and your darling will see that you weren't exaggerating. The gemstone or diamond jewelry that you select will be perfect and will be on display on your fiance's finger for a lifetime. The time will fly after that moment and before you know it you'll be eagerly choosing your wedding bands together!

If you and your true love prefer the night-scene then head to downtown Oakland where you'll find an assortment of bars and nightclubs. They include dive bars, dance clubs, modern lounges and jazz bars. Downtown you'll also find the Paramount Theater which features headlining musical tours and productions.

Oakland engagement ring with round brilliant center stone, filigree and micro pave diamonds.


Another theater is the Fox Oakland Theatre; this theather draws various musical genres including jam bands, rock, punk, blues, jazz, and reggae. The Paramount and Fox theaters often book simultaneous events creating busy nights uptown. The Paramount has an Art Deco design and was built in 1931 and the Fox Oakland was completed in 1928. Both of these historical venues began as movie palaces but have moved onto music performances. Get a pair of tickets to your favorite show, and then go enjoy and wait for the perfect moment to pop the question with the piece of gemstone or diamond jewelry stashed in your pocket; the engagement ring! Perhaps the two of you will even return to one of these venues to exchange your wedding bandsand your vows. Returning to the place you proposed will always be sentimental and can make for a unique, fun wedding.

Regardless of where you decide to pop the question, just remember that Knox Jewelers will be here to provide you with the best quality of gemstone and diamond jewelery. We only send heirloom quality work to our customers and we are dedicated to making sure you find the perfect design (whether it be out of the case or a design we create from scratch just for you.

Rose gold wide band in Oakland with nature inspired patterns between diamond bands.

Custom Engagement Rings

Custom engagement ring in Oakland with round brilliant center stone and channel set princess cut side stones.

Micro Pave Engagement Ring

Oakland micro pave engagement ring with an asscher cut center stone in a rose gold setting.

Unique Wedding Bands

Oakland unique wedding rings with filigree, diamonds and milgrain border.

Filigree Engagement Rings

Antique engagement ring in Oakland featuring a yellow gold setting with scroll filigree, hand engraving and micro pave diamonds.