Congratulations, you have found the person you want to spend your life with! The hard part is over….now for the fun part, ring shopping!! Are you wanting to shop together, find out their style, but don’t know where to begin? You are in for a real treat, one that communicates diamond (or other desired gemstones) characteristics that determine value aka price. We will start by spending time at my appraisal office, to looking at natural diamonds. Viewing diamonds in the different color, clarity and cut grades ranges in a non-retail environment helps to determine what features are important to you. Along with looking at diamonds, we will talk about different ring styles, metal colors and design options. Next, we will go shopping at a jewelry store that fit your desired style, quality and price point. Then we will have lunch and enjoy Portland’s amazing restaurant life. Once lunch is finished, we will visit another jewelry store. After touring the jewelry stores, my continued concierge service is available with continued help. Let’s go shopping!
Gina The Gemologist
Hello, I am Gina M. Cobb a Jewelry Consultant, Stylist & Appraiser. For the last 18 years, I worked as a jewelry sales professional. I had the esteemed pleasure of helping thousands of couples find the perfect engagement ring. My new role is as a concierge-style personal jewelry shopper. I work as your consumer advocate. I am a Graduate Gemologist (GG) from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) & Certified Appraiser. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from George Fox University, with a bachelor's of Arts degree in Management & Organizational Leader.
Starting at my appraisal lab, which overlooks "Portland's Living Room" Pioneer Courthouse Square. Located on 6th & Yamhill in the heart of PDX. Public transportation MAX & buses, and parking garages are within blocks. With natural light, soda water & snacks we ease into the shopping experience. Next, we visit Portland's jewelry stores, ones that carry estate & vintage jewelry along with ones that will custom make your exact wishes.
Engagement ring shopping is supposed to be fun! This is a huge life milestone designed around the couple and a true experience. There is NO pressure to buy a ring, learn, try-on, shop, discuss & love
Guided PDX engagement ring tour