It wasn’t that long ago when a private consultation room in a jewelry store had about as much personality as a cubicle in any office and bridal showcases didn’t look much different from their neighbor displays. Now, with an increasing emphasis on ensuring a comfortable and customized experience for engagement-ring shoppers, creativity abounds. Recognizing the importance of the engagement-ring shopper, retailers have raised the experience to a high art, whether it’s in a private enclave or comfortably seated at a bridal bar or in a booth. These spaces are also enriched by an emphasis on luxe or forward-leaning furniture and inspired interior design. In 2020, when by-appointment visits continue to be a priority, the right setting can make the private shopping experience even more comfortable.