Find the Perfect Engagement Ring

Finding someone to spend the rest of our lives with is not always easy. Mr. or Ms. Right is not just going to drop out of the sky for us — no matter how much of an angel they might be.

How do you know when you’ve found the right one? The answer to that question is beyond the bounds of this article — and perhaps beyond the bounds of any article. Sure, there’s lots of advice out there, but finding someone to be your life partner isn’t as simple as just making a checklist.

Still … when you know, you know. Ya know?

So let’s say you know. Congratulations! You’re one step closer to a lifetime of marital bliss.

Up next? The engagement ring.

Erik Runyan Jewelers in Vancouver WA

The friendly and knowledgeable experts at Erik Runyan Jewelers can help you narrow down your engagement ring criteria even if you’re not sure where to begin or what questions to ask. Just head to the ERJ showroom in downtown Vancouver, Washington, to get started!

The staff at ERJ will work with you to find the perfect style for your beloved. Committed to sourcing only the best jewelry in the Portland and Vancouver metro areas, ERJ partners with premier engagement ring designers — both locally and from around the world.

Erik Runyan Jewelers’ expertly curated selection of engagement rings includes work from some of the industry’s hottest designers as well as that of small-batch craft designers whose work represents up-and-coming niche styles. There’s something for every style and taste.

No search for an engagement ring is complete without a visit to ERJ’s charming showroom. Runyan’s restored vintage, turn-of-the-century cases are filled with beautiful, one-of-a-kind items. What’s more, you’ll be participating in the continuing history of the Runyan family business, now entering its fifth generation.

Erik Runyan Jewelers is a vibrant, living, flourishing piece of Pacific Northwest history. There’s no better place to find the perfect engagement ring — and to make ERJ a part of your history, too.

Engagement Ring Styles and Designers

The selection at Erik Runyan Jewelers is vast and varied — and with the option of creating your own custom-designed jewelry, the only limit is your imagination.

Still, it’s helpful to have the engagement ring experts at ERJ on hand to discuss some of their favorite styles and designers. Take a look below for some staff favorites, and then head into ERJ yourself to take a look at these treasures.

Frederic Sage

Frederic Sage designs and creates engagement rings that sparkle like the stars. Sage attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and later followed his father into the jewelry business. His collections represent a refreshing departure from some of the more typical engagement ring designs. And the diamonds … just look at those diamonds, which Sage hand selects for their clarity, cut, and color.


Family owned and operated since the 1930s, Malakan’s exciting wedding band designs glimmer with a kind of fierce inner light. Malakan, out of Fresno, California, has long been an integral part of Erik Runyan Jewelers’ success. The Malakan family keeps the ERJ inventory freshly stocked with superior designs and exceptionally dazzling diamonds.

Mark Schneider

Award-winning California jewelry designer Mark Schneider’s contemporary designs have to be seen to be believed. Schneider’s engagement rings are for women who long for something truly distinctive, and he also offers a fantastic collection of men’s wedding bands. What’s more, Schneider is one of the few living designers whose work is on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution Gem and Mineral Hall.


Allison-Kaufman’s extensive collection represents one of the oldest and most respected diamond jewelry artisans in the country. Since 1920 — and for three generations now — Allison-Kaufman has selected only the most brilliant diamonds to be handcrafted into amazing designs. Erik Runyan Jewelers is proud to offer these gorgeous pieces, which bear the mark of their creator: the distinctive AK trademark.

Little Bird

Little Bird features semi-precious gemstones, such as blue topaz and yellow beryl, that are then set in 18-karat gold. They’re perfect for the engagement ring shopper who’s on the lookout for something a little different — everything from asymmetrical designs to mixed metals. You’ve probably never seen rings like the ones that come from Little Bird, which is why they’re such a welcome addition to the Erik Runyan Jewelers collection.