Top 5 Reasons to Shop Together for Your Engagement Ring

Get It Together!

We know you are scrolling endlessly on Pinterest to find your perfect engagement ring. Why not try them out in person?

As Cincinnati’s go-to engagement ring shop, we have seen increased partnership in engagement ring purchases (which is pretty freaking cool). This shopping venture is no longer solely led by the man, but rather a process that couples do, and enjoy doing, together!

We believe that shopping for an engagement ring as a couple is not only a step in furthering your relationship but is a fun opportunity to accomplish something intimate together.

Top 5 reasons that rad Cincinnati couples should shop for an engagement ring together :

Photo Credit: Megan Noll Photography

NO. 1: You never know what you want until you try it on. Find out what you really like, together!

With Pinterest at our disposal, it is easy to fall down the deep, dark rabbit hole of endless engagement ring shapes, styles, and colors. Deciding what ring your partner should wear for life is a lot of pressure!

And, while a picture is worth 1,000 words, you will only say one when you try on the perfect ring… WOW.

From experience, the size, cut, style, and color of an engagement ring may translate differently on your hand than from a picture. The safest way to know if you have found “the one” is to give it a test spin.

Photo courtesy of our clients, Greg & Chloe. Congratulations you two!

NO. 2: Ring Size

So, your partner has just popped the question and you are both overjoyed! The location is scenic, they hired a secret photographer, it’s the best day of your life then…. the ring won’t go on!

Too big, we can deal with that, but if that baby is too small, there is nothing you can do in the moment. Being a part of the purchasing process allows you the opportunity to ensure your ring will at least fit. If you do get the perfect size, you won’t have to deal with resizing after your engagement (and miss out on precious admiration time with your new beauty!)

Photo courtesty of our clients, Libby & Taylor. You both looked dashing on your wedding day!

NO. 3: Come to an agreement on a price you are both comfortable with

More frequently, couples are living together before marriage. This means, that you are developing a partnership and sharing responsibilities, including finances.

By involving yourself in the shopping process, you are both able to agree on a piece that fits your lifestyle. Perhaps you want to spend more on a ring and less on other expenditures throughout that year, or vice versa. Either way, it is an investment best made together.

Photo courtesy of our clients, Lindsey & Chris. We are so happy for you two!

NO. 4: Up the anticipation factor knowing he could “pop the question” at any moment

What about the element of surprise? How can they plan a proposal if I know it’s coming? Odds are the two of you have already fantasized about the possibilities of your future together; your wedding, your first house, maybe you have named your imaginary children. The point is, you know it’s coming…

The surprise is all about when (talk about butterflies every time you see them!) Shopping for your engagement ring together is a great way to ensure you are getting a piece you love and is an agreed-upon price. To keep the element of surprise, have your jeweler build a wish list of 2-3 rings for your partner to purchase at a later date.

Photo courtesy of our clients, Pedro & April. Her face says it all.

NO. 5: Understanding and appreciating the pressure, money, and love

Shopping as a couple keeps the process in perspective. Making this once-in-a-lifetime purchase can be stressful, confusing, and sometimes overwhelming. Together, engagement ring shopping can be fun and exciting!

At Richter & Phillips Jewelers, for example, you are able to work one-on-one with our gemologist or jewelry specialists while enjoying a celebratory glass of champagne in our beautiful showroom. We will guide you through the process and make sure you are comfortable and confident in your decision. Experiencing this as a team offers insight into just how much effort and love goes into making this decision. And, the best part is, you did it together.

Photo courtesy of Andrea & Daniel. What a magical moment!

Bonus reason:

Feel empowered. You don’t need your partner to make this important decision for you. Being a part of the process allows your input to be considered. No more “dropping hints” or wondering if it is even on his mind. Create an outlet for open, honest communication about your future and play a role in it. Make a date night out of this experience and help take the pressure off your partner’s back. This can be a fun, exciting step in your relationship. We want it to be something memorable for both of you! Besides, this ring will be a part of your hand for life. We know you want it to be flawless.

What to do next?

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September Bogo Sale

The crisp autumn air and color changing leaves announce the arrival of fall wedding season!

Whether you are saying “I do” this year or next, our wedding band sale is the best time of the year to purchase your wedding band.

We have Cincinnati’s largest, most unique collection of men and women’s wedding bands. Please enjoy buy one, get one half off* both Friday & Saturday September 27th – 28th.

We have the largest collection in the Tri-state, but for this weekend only, we are flying in even *more* inventory for you to explore.

Join us for light bites and bubbly while you pick the perfect band to compliment your style.

*Buy one wedding band at full price and save 50% off a second wedding band of equal or lesser value. No other offers or discounts may apply. Offer only valid during business hours Friday, September 27 – Saturday, September 28, 2019.


Boomer & Breitling

In partnership with Breitling watches
& the Boomer Esiason foundation

You’re invited to:

Thursday, August 8th
5:30 pm – 8 pm
Richter & Phillips Jewelers
601 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

We invite you to enjoy a wonderful evening in benefit of The Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Event Details

Boomer Esiason himself will be hosting the evening alongside Richter & Phillips President, Rick Fehr.

A portion of all sales this evening will be donated to The Boomer Esiason Foundationto help them win the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

Specifically, 20% of every Breitling watch sold that evening will be donated (and it comes with an autographed box by Boomer.)

RSVP to 

Silent Auction

Boomer’s team has kindly donated several great items for a silent auction to help raise additional funds.

These include (all items autographed):

  • Tiger Woods Masters Flag Collage
  • 2020 Kentucky Derby Tickets
  • Jimmy Buffet Guitar
  • Munoz & Collinsworth Bengals Jerseys
  • Esiason / Anderson MVP Bengals Helmet
  • Weekend Getaway to Biltmore Estate
  • & more

Extended Breitling Watch Collection

We will have an exclusive, extended collection of Breitling watches available for you to explore, including many pieces never before seen in our shop.

20% of every Breitling watch sold this evening will be donated to the Boomer Esiason Foundation. 

Enjoy a sneak preview:


The limited edition Breitling Blacksteel Avenger Blackbird with blue dial, is exclusively designed for the US market. Only 250 pieces were made.

Titanium casing keeps this timepiece light, yet sturdy, while the carbon-based treatment provides a satin-brushed appearance. The deep blue color of the dial reveals a modern-industrial aesthetic. 

The unidirectional bezel features military-style font and rider tabs, to assist in keeping incredibly precise dive or flight times. Resting on a high-tech military tang strap, this timepiece can withstand any condition life throws your way.

June Pandora Sale

We invite you to enjoy 70% off our entire pandora collection only at Richter & Phillips Jewelers.

Save 70% off all in-store, in-stock pandora items.
Bracelets, beads, charms, earrings, rings, and more!

Now is the best time to stock up on gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and more!

Stop in-store to explore our entire collection of discounted pandora.

Hundreds of items to choose from.
For the best selection, stop in our shop asap.

Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale

We invite the couples of Cincinnati to join us for our annual Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale March 21st -23rd in our beautiful, downtown showroom.

Receive special pricing on our Engagement Rings, Men and Women’s Wedding Bands, loose Diamonds & more.

Who says shopping for an Engagement Ring is just a man’s game? We love when couples shop together for this once in a lifetime purchase!

Make a day-date out of exploring Cincinnati’s largest selection of engagement rings and wedding bands while enjoying complimentary bubbly & bites in a no pressure, obligation-free atmosphere (Just come have fun!)

No pressure to buy. If you join us for our sale March 21st – 23rd, your special pricing will be honored through May 31st when you pick up our “save-the-sale” card in our shop.

This year, we are adding a Bridal Mini Market with some of Cincinnati’s finest wedding professionals including: Dana Renae Designs, AJ Studio – Photography by Angela and Jaime, PaperBlooms N More, Blush Bridal, Stefani Carol – Makeup Academy, True Artists Studio, and Folchi’s Tuxedos and Menswear.

Come with your partner, friends, or family. This is also a great opportunity for moms to come explore our collections with their sons or daughters. It’s fun to fantasize about the possibilities, especially with mimosas…Cheers!

Thursday, March 21st – Drinks & Diamonds
6pm – 7:30pm
Unsure where to begin? Join us for a fun, short engagement ring 101 course with our VP, Eric. Enjoy complimentary drinks while you learn all about diamonds and how to pick the perfect engagement ring – obligation free! 
Please RSVP if you plan on attending the seminar.

Friday, March 22nd: 9am – 5:15pm
Enjoy special pricing on all engagement rings, wedding bands, loose diamonds, and more

Saturday, March 23rd: 10am – 5pm
Bubbly, bites, and a Bridal Mini Market.
Enjoy special pricing on all engagement rings, wedding bands, loose diamonds, and more

February Pandora Sale – 50% Off

Beginning Monday, Feb. 11th enjoy 50% off our entire Pandora collection only at Richter & Phillips Jewelers.

Save 50% off all in-store, in-stock Pandora items.
Bracelets, beads, charms, earrings, rings, and more!

Stop in store to explore our entire collection of discounted Pandora.

Hundreds of items to choose from.
For the best selection, stop in our shop asap.

Supply is limited. Items are sold as is.
No other discounts or coupons may apply.

Under $300: Our Favorite Holiday Gifts

Jewelry is a gift unlike any other. It is a small treasure that can be worn as a daily reminder of the love, laughter, support and happiness that two people can bring one another.

See what our team is loving from our online collection.
Don’t see exactly what you are looking for?
Keep in mind, we have so much more in store!
Stop by and shop in a no-pressure, laid back atmosphere filled with Christmas cheer.
We also offer complimentary, professional giftwrapping.

Bold Bloom Necklace featuring Chalcedony by Tacori


For the Tacori Girl looking to sparkle in her subtle style, a single precious Chalcedony droplet is cradled in a crescent engraved silver bloom. The floating gemstone rests gently on the side of the frame, creating a mysterious juxtaposition of beauty and balance. Pair it with any outfit to add a touch of class. (Chain included)

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Sterling Silver & Gold Tassel Earrings by Frederic Duclos

Chic and gorgeous sterling silver and yellow gold plated tassel earrings.
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Caviar Icon Onyx Bangle by Lagos

Onyx beading set with smoothly polished sterling silver forms this round bangle detailing the LAGOS logo. Slip On Style. Diameter 65mm. Width 3mm.
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Rose Gold Diamond Stack Ring by Luvente

Add a pop of color to your stack for the holidays with this decorative Rose Gold diamond stack ring. Contains eight round diamonds equaling 0.03-carats.

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Love Knot Stud Earrings by Lagos

An amazing designer at a low cost. Gorgeous Love Knot stud earrings with Caviar beaded and highly polished sterling silver bands. Finished with 14k gold post backing.

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Sterling Silver & Gold Drop Earrings by Frederic Duclos

Artistically fashioned sterling silver and yellow gold plated moonwalk earrings.

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Caviar Forever Caviar Ball Pendant by Lagos

Capture the essence of Lagos’ signature collections with this sterling silver and 18K gold Caviar ball pendant. Ideal for layering. Finished on a versatile 34-inch sterling silver ball chain necklace.

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Luna Pearl Drop Earrings by Lagos

An ideal gift for the pearl lover. Elegant and modern, these lightweight freshwater cultured 10mm pearl drop earrings are perfect with any outfit. Finished with a lever back closure.

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Petite Crescent Bezel Ring Featuring Amethyst by Tacori

An Amethyst gemstone sits gently within a crescent outlined silver basket and is the center of attention on a thin silver band.

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Ladies Night Benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital October 18th, 2018

We gathered the most fabulous girlfriends Cincinnati has to offer and sported our black & gold to party for a purpose. Thank you to all who came out to enjoy an evening in the city, benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

We hosted a lavish, charitable evening including complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvres AND, for the first time ever, a VIP experience down in our historic vault.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds was donated to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and we raised over $3,000!

It was a truly glamorous night!

Top 5 Television Proposals Popped by a Leading Lady

From simple to elaborate, TV engagements all have one thing in common, they are unforgettable!
When you follow a love story for so long, you begin to feel like you are a part of the relationship.  It’s moments like these that pull your heartstrings and, perhaps, cause you to fantasize about your own memorable proposal moment.       

When you know, you know. And a lot of TV’s leading ladies know exactly what they want.

Let’s take a look at our Top 5 TV Proposals where the leading lady says, “Will you marry me?”        

5. Charlotte & Trey          

Sex and the City – “Easy Come, Easy Go,” Season 3, Episode 9

Charlotte is convinced Trey is ready to propose and is presented to his mother Bunny MacDougal. She seems to control him masterfully. Later, Charlotte uses Bunny’s sleeve rubbing trick and makes him thoughtlessly accept a wedding proposal that went a little something like this:

Charlotte: “Trey, I think we should get married.”
Trey: “Alrighty.”

She instantly regrets it as the moment lacked the romance she desired. Later Trey takes Charlotte to Tiffany’s to pick out any ring she wants to which she replies, “Alrighty.” That is the moment she had been waiting for. Her Tiffany proposal is the story of their engagement and she’s sticking to it.

4. Lorelai & Luke

Gilmore Girls – “A House Is Not A Home,” Season 5, Episode 22

Out of all the Luke-Lorelai moments from many seasons of Gilmore Girls, the engagement scene is certainly one to remember. He’s been there for her and she relies on him. Through all the terrible and awkward relationships Lorelai has experienced, we all knew that it wouldn’t last.. not while Luke was in town. After hearing how passionate Luke was about Rory dropping out of school, Lorelai knew she had met her perfect match.

3. Topanga & Corey

Boy Meets World – “Graduation,” Season 5, Episode 24

Ah, young love. We watched these two develop a deep and meaningful relationship beginning in junior high. Corey and Topanga have always been goals from their open and honest communication to their unwavering devotion to one another. During a pivotal moment in her life, Topanga decides to take a leap of faith proposing to Corey at the end of graduation leaving Season 5 of Boy Meets World with a suspenseful cliffhanger.

2. Monica & Chandler

Friends – “The One With The Proposal,” Season 6, Episode 24/25

I’m not crying, you’re crying! The long-anticipated engagement between Monica and Chandler finally happens after the two have dated for an entire 2 seasons! In true sitcom fashion, Chandler’s attempts to throw Monica off the trail backfires causing her to think that they will never get married. Once Monica visits with her ex, Richard, she realizes Chandler is the one. With a little help from friends, Monica is able to pull off the surprise proposal Chandler had hoped to give her.

1. Kate & Toby

This is Us – “Most Disappointed Man,” Season 2, Episode 7

Kate and Toby have an endearing relationship. Filled with self-doubt, Kate finds Toby to be the perfect partner to lift her spirit and self-worth. After his surgery, Kate visits Toby in the hospital. Seeing him like this evokes an emotional response from Kate where she tells Toby she loves him and she wants to spend her life with him. Toby takes this as a proposal and says, “I would totally marry you if that’s something you’re down with.” She’s down.


Ladies Night

Gather your most fabulous girlfriends and wear some black & gold because it’s going to be a glamorous night! Join us for an evening out in the city, benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Lagos Caviar Gold Collection, exclusively at Richter & Phillips Jewelers.

Bring your friends to enjoy complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvres as you explore Cincinnati’s finest jewelry shop. AND, for the first time ever, experience our new VIP lounge down in our historic vault.

Snap a picture in our digital selfie mirror, enter our raffle, play our “pull-a-gem” game, try on some diamonds, and more!

Shop for a cause! A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
This event is free to attend, but please RSVP to let us know you’re coming! This helps us with the catering count.