Looking For a James Allen Store Location? Here’s Where to Find Them

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Whether you plan on buying an engagement ring online or in-store, James Allen offers a seamless and enjoyable experience for both. While majority of the business runs online, you can still find in-person showrooms to visit and explore your engagement ring options! In this article, we’ll dive deep into where you can find James Allen store locations and what you can expect to see in the stores.

Short Answer
James Allen currently has two physical locations: one in New York City (book an appointment ahead of time) and the other in Washington D.C.

Related: The Truth Behind James Allen: Are They Trustworthy?


Rating: 5 out of 5.

James Allen

  • Affordable prices
  • Large selection of diamonds
  • High range of customizability
  • Diamond Display Technology
  • 40x magnification on images
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Free shipping worldwide
  • 1 year free resizing
  • Lifetime upgrade

Table of Contents
James Allen Store Locations
What Services You Can Expect in their Showrooms
Shopping Online vs In-Store
Expert Tips for Shopping for an Engagement Ring
Frequently Asked Questions

James Allen Store Locations

James Allen currently has two physical locations. One in Washington D.C. and the other in New York City.

James Allen NYC

According to their website, the James Allen store NYC recommends scheduling an appointment beforehand.

james allen nyc showroom

This is a great location if you’re looking for a more personal experience with an expert jeweller.

We also appreciate that James Allen has included some popular proposal locations under their New York City page on their website — places ranging from the top of the Empire State Building, all the way to the Met Cloisters.

Read also: Swarovski Engagement Ring Review

Altogether this is an amazing idea: You can purchase a diamond engagement ring or consult with an expert at the New York City showroom, and then find a great location to propose in the same city — all on the same James Allen website.

James Allen Washington D.C.

The James Allen showroom in Washington D.C. has a different vibe.

Here, you can expect a more open and ‘exploring’ experience which we’ll talk about in the next section.

james allen dc showroom

And similar to their NYC section on their website, James Allen showcases a good amount of locations for people to propose to their loved ones in Washington D.C. – places including the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Smithsonian Castle to name a few – D.C. has it all!

What Services You Can Expect in their Showrooms

New York City

We found the New York city showroom to be a lot more personal as compared to their Washington D.C. location.

The main services offered at this showroom are one-on-one expert consultations and diamond ring prep.

james allen consultation

For the expert consultation, their team of friendly, certified diamond specialists are there to discuss every aspect of your engagement ring. You can design your own engagement ring and they’ll walk you through everything ranging from the exact specifications, all the way to financing and insurance options.

james allen diamond prep

Ever came across an engagement ring online that you absolutely love, but you’re not quite sure how it looks in-person? This is where the ring prep feature comes in handy.

This is a great feature for online shoppers that want to check out an engagement ring in-person. Be sure to let their team of friendly staff members know beforehand so they can prepare the diamond engagement ring for you.

Although the New York City location sounds great, we prefer the Washington D.C. location…

Washington D.C.

As we’ve mentioned in the previous paragraphs, Washington has a more open and ‘exploring’ type of experience.

For starters, they offer an open product display where shoppers can come in and try on various diamond engagement rings without any assistance.

james allen display

Visitors can also try on various engagement rings and explore loose diamonds in virtual reality with their ‘3D experience’.

james allen virtual reality check

Are your eyes hurting too much from the VR goggles? Not to worry, the James Allen Washington D.C. location also has an ambient coffee bar for you to sit down and take a well-deserved break.

james allen coffee bar

Want to get a second opinion on your diamond engagement rings from friends and family? They also offer a photo booth where you can take professional pictures with beautiful lighting of your James Allen rings to share with others. You can even add GIFs and other effects!

james allen photo booth

James Allen makes the shopping experience very seamless to their online store. If you have a specific engagement ring or fine jewelry you saw on their website that you want to see in person, let their staff know ahead of time and they’ll have it waiting for you to check out in person when you get there.

And finally, similar to the James Allen NYC showroom, you’ll have access to expert consultations and personalized diamond ring services from their friendly team.

james allen consultant

Shopping Online vs In-Store

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that we’re big fans of shopping online. Here’s a quick comparison between shopping online vs shopping in-person:

Can try on rings from anywhere in the world at any timeHave to travel to physical location (can take a while)
Browse multiple rings without worrying about inventoryLimited selection in-store
Do at your own time, on demandMake an appointment with a jeweller
No pressure from any salespeopleGet pressured from salespeople
Compare and revisit your favorite rings as often as you’d likeMight forget which ring you liked best when you leave

In fact, some jewelry retail stores adjust the lighting to make the engagement rings look nicer than they actually are. Especially once you leave the store, your dream ring may not look the same as you thought it would.

Thankfully, James Allen’s Virtual Ring Try-On feature addresses this common issue and makes it easy to bring their showroom experience to your comfort.

how to virtually try on your ring

You can try on their wide selection of engagement rings and play around with different settings to see how it would look on your finger.

Expert Tips for Shopping for an Engagement Ring

There are three main tips we recommend for anyone looking to buy an engagement ring:

  1. Shop online

  2. Look for GIA certified diamonds

  3. Shop smart

Shop online

When it comes to buying affordable engagement rings, we always recommend you purchase them online. As we’ve mentioned in other posts, brick and mortar stores will always have a higher markup since they need to factor in the cost of rent, electricity, utilities, payroll, etc.

james allen diamond selection

We’ve been to many diamond retailers all over the world where markup was as high as 100% and yet online shops have always carried inexpensive engagement rings for the same exact diamond.

Look for GIA certified diamonds

We advise purchasing from GIA or IGI certified vendors. These grading organizations are the most trustworthy in the jewelry industry.

GIA certification

Related: GIA vs IGI: What’s the difference?

Their certificates are reliable sources of information regarding a diamond’s cut, clarity, color, quality, and various other attributes.

Related: What are the 4 C’s and why you should care

Avoid other certifications you find from other diamond vendors and physical stores. From our experience, they tend to over-exaggerate their “superior” grading in comparison to what the GIA and IGI would assign them.

Shop smart

Shopping smart in our opinion means being budget-friendly.

engagement ring budget

Our cost-effective method to buying diamonds on a budget is to always keep an eye out for sales.

Related: Best engagement rings for couples on a budget – under $2500

But keep in mind that some online diamond engagement ring retailers like Clean Origin don’t ever go on sale because they already offer some of the lowest prices you can find for a diamond.

Related: James Allen vs Clean Origin: Head-to-head comparison


Rating: 5 out of 5.

James Allen

  • Affordable prices
  • Large selection of diamonds
  • High range of customizability
  • Diamond Display Technology
  • 40x magnification on images
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Free shipping worldwide
  • 1 year free resizing
  • Lifetime upgrade

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a James Allen showroom in Dallas?

There is no James Allen showroom in Dallas.

Is there a James Allen showroom in Los Angeles?

There is no James Allen showroom in Los Angeles.

Is there a James Allen showroom in Atlanta?

There is no James Allen showroom in Atlanta.

How many people can I bring to a James Allen appointment?

According to their website, you can bring as many you’d like.

Can I see all of the rings available in the James Allen showrooms?

The James Allen collection is extensive and plentiful. As a result, they can only display so many engagement rings. If you’re looking for a larger selection, we recommend viewing their engagement rings online. And if you have your eye set on a specific ring you saw on their website, you can have it arranged to view it in-person when you visit their showroom.

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John Anderson
With over two decades of wedding experience, John Anderson is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor at Life Line Wedding. He writes a variety of articles spanning over multiple areas of expertise including engagement rings, diamonds, wedding jewelry, and wedding planning. John's mission is to help soon-to-be-married couples make educated and well-informed decisions. He now spends his time writing articles to help couples on Lifelinewedding.com. John is based in Brooklyn, NY.