San Francisco, California
San Francisco is a picturesque gem on the bay, and when it comes to buying diamond engagement rings, the citizens seem to like their diamonds as beautiful as their city. Our data on the buying habits in the Golden Gate City show that here, more than any other large market, people prefer their diamonds ideal cut, colorless, and very, very slightly included.
Once residents have a ring in hand, they're choosing spots all around the city for the proposal. Golden Gate Park is full of choices with its museum, rolling fields, and gardens. Others are choosing a quintessentially San Francisco feel by popping the question on one of the city's icons, the cable car. For a spectacular view of downtown and Lombard St., the observation deck at Coit Tower is a classic choice. For a proposal outside the city, the majestic redwoods at Muir Woods make for a stunning backdrop.