Are you looking to buy an engagement ring and are thinking of doing it online? Luckily, as long as you do your research, it’s actually a lot easier than you might expect! Local and national jewelers have stepped up to the plate to give couples an enjoyable at-home shopping experience that rivals in-store engagement ring browsing.
Start looking at engagement rings online sooner rather than later, since you’ll need to leave enough time for the consultation, customization process, ring production, and shipping. We’d recommend at least two or three months before you’re planning to propose, if not longer.
The exact details and cost vary by brand, but the general concept is that you’ll receive a realistic replica of the ring(s) you choose online and will then have several days to give them a test run before mailing them back. While we do recommend working with a local jeweler when possible, a few reputable places to look at and buy engagement rings online include Blue Nile, James Allen, Kay Jewelers, Jared, and Zales. A sale is always great, but if a deal seems too good to be true when you’re buying an engagement ring online, there’s probably a catch.