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The Five Best Places to Get Engaged in Buffalo

From the city’s historical architecture to its tree-filled parks and lively harbor area, there are so many great locations throughout Buffalo, many of which you probably have made great memories at with your soon-to-be fiancé.

Here at Reeds Jewelers, there is nothing that makes us happier than a well-planned, romantic proposal, which is why we have created a list of our five favorite places to get engaged right here in Buffalo, New York.


ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY

Located on Elmwood Avenue, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery looks like something out of another time period, built with beautiful marble columns reminiscent of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. With ever-changing outdoor art exhibits, the grounds offer a unique and artistic backdrop for your proposal.

Albright-Knox Engagement


DELAWARE PARK

Home to the historic Rose Garden, an expansive golf course, playgrounds, trees and the spectacular Hoyt Lake, Delaware Park is the Central Park of Buffalo; a natural gem amidst city buildings and busy streets.

Hoyt Lake is one of the most popular spots to visit in the park and is especially gorgeous during the snowy winter months. Whether you find a quiet park bench or walk down from the Albright-Knox, there are plenty of romantic spots to get down on one knee and ask your partner, “Will you marry me?”

Hoyt Lake Proposal


MCKINLEY MONUMENT

Erected in the center of Niagara Square in front of City Hall, the McKinley Monument is a beautiful marble structure dedicated to President William McKinley. 96 feet tall and surrounded by sleeping lions and a fountain filled with dolphin and turtle sculptures, the pillar is one of Buffalo’s most memorable sights and a great spot to propose.

McKinley Monument Engagement


CANALSIDE

One of the most exciting places to spend a day in Buffalo, Canalside boasts an array of fun activities and events regardless of the season. From summer concerts to winter ice skating on the canal, we can’t think of a better place to get engaged if you are looking to do something bold and unique.

Engaged at Canalside


ANYWHERE OUTDOORS

Not only is Buffalo home to some amazing buildings and monuments, but it is also home to plenty of gorgeous outdoor areas. If the backdrop of your dream proposal includes pine trees dusted with snow and undisturbed winter white ground, there are many bike paths and parks throughout the Buffalo area perfect for your engagement.

Buffalo Outdoors Engagement


With so many captivating and delightful places to propose throughout the area, all you have to do is find the perfect ring and make your plan! Regardless of what style engagement ring you are searching for, Reeds Jewelers can help make your partner’s dreams come true.

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Where Do Reeds Diamonds Come From?

Our cases are full of stunning diamonds and gemstones, but ever wonder where they came from or how they were selected? Clients can be sure that each and every stone has been inspected and hand selected by Reeds’ owner Jeff Zimmer. Here is a first-hand account from his recent trip to India to find and buy diamonds and gemstones.

“Four to six times a year, I travel to India to purchase diamonds. I just arrived home from my latest trip last week. Larry Dautch, the owner of the gift side of our businesses, was turning 70. The trip coincided with his birthday, so I invited him to accompany me.

We landed in Mumbai on Monday evening, and we were in the hotel by 10:45 pm. I met Larry at the bar to have a drink and wish him Mazol Tov on his birthday at midnight.

Bright and early on Tuesday morning, we met for breakfast and then took the quick walk to the diamond bourse. I was hoping to find hundreds of diamonds that have GIA grading reports. Unfortunately, I didn’t do so well. I will only purchase diamonds that meet my standards for quality and value. At one point, I looked at over two hundred diamonds with grading reports, but I only purchased two.

Larry was able to experience our rigorous procurement process first hand. He could not believe how dedicated we are to selecting only the best diamonds and colored gemstones for our stores. Since returning home, he has shared the experience with family and friends.

Since I am only in India quarterly, I have to rely on my relationships there to keep me informed of marketplace trends. I was repeatedly told that my dissatisfaction with the stones being presented was due to the fact that rough stones are currently more valuable than polished diamonds. Thus, vendors were sitting on the rough stones until the polished prices caught up. What was left, for the most part, was what I considered to be undesirable, picked through diamonds.

Everyone is familiar with the national diamond e-tailers. These companies do not own their diamonds, but rather, accept lists of diamonds from the exact same vendors I use. They are not personally inspecting or selecting the stones. Consumers are essentially purchasing the report, not the diamond. On the contrary, Reeds diamonds and gemstones go through a rigorous screening process, and I personally hand pick the stones. This is why our diamonds of a comparable grade should look better to the naked eye and under magnification than our Internet competitors’ stones.

Our pricing is positioned to compete head-on with the Internet players. Most importantly, our customers can trust that we have beautiful, great value stones in stock that have been personally reviewed and selected by myself.”

Hopefully, this gives you a little more insight into our unique stone selection process. We also hope that you will allow us to assist you with all of your diamond needs.

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