Monday, January 28, 2013

How to Choose Designer Engagement Rings Online {Guest Post}

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for browsing jewelry stores, especially engagement rings! There are just so many beautiful styles and designs... but this guest post shows that it is just as easy and fun to shop right online!

Let's face it – the idea of engagement ring shopping is terrifying to most guys. Jewelry stores are scary foreign lands to most men, and we'd do just about anything to avoid stepping foot in one.

Why are we so scared of going into jewelry stores? A number of reasons: most guys don’t know a lot of engagement rings and designer jewelry, and we don't like the high-pressure sales environment that's prevalent in a lot of jewelry stores.

Thankfully, the internet has made it so that guys can shop for designer engagement rings without ever setting foot in a jewelry store. Now, a man can browse a wide range of designer engagement rings (such as Verragio and Ritani engagement rings), compare prices from multiple jewelry retailers, get live customer help from the best online jewelry stores, and buy the ring without ever leaving the house.

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Of course, there are certainly special considerations that need to made when shopping for engagement rings online. This is a huge investment you're making – financially, emotionally, and otherwise. And shopping online is known to have its risks, so you want to make sure you take the right steps to protect yourself and to get the best designer engagement ring for your money.

Here are some tips to help you when shopping online for an engagement ring:

  • Set your budget—This is an important first step. You need to figure out what you can afford to spend on an engagement ring before you start shopping. While the old rule of thumb is that you should spend about two months' salary on an engagement ring, the choice is really up to you. Be smart and realistic. You don't want to bury yourself in debt just before you get married. 
  • Make sure the retailer is reputable—The last thing you want is to get scammed. Make sure you only buy from secure, reputable jewelry websites. Your online jewelry store should offer quality assurance, a money-back guarantee, and should be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. The best jewelry websites will also have recommendations and testimonials from satisfied customers.
  • Compare prices—The great thing about the internet is that it gives you the ability to easily compare prices on rings from multiple sellers before you buy. This ensures that you get the very best deal on your engagement ring, which can mean huge savings for you, especially compared to the marked up prices at physical jewelry stores where there is more overhead.
  • Consider a custom engagement ring—How would you like to give your special girl a ring that no one else in the world has? Rather than buying an off-the-shelf designer engagement ring, consider designing your own one-of-a-kind diamond ring. The best jewelry sites allow you to custom build a ring online, choosing the diamond, setting, etc. to create a truly original ring. It's easy, and every girl is sure to cherish an engagement ring that only she has.
Buying a designer engagement ring online is safe, simple, and highly advantageous when you have the right approach. Have a question about shopping for engagement rings? Just leave a comment to let us know.

Guest article written by, an online jewelry site offering designer engagement rings, Verragio engagement rings, Ritani engagement rings, and custom diamond rings. Browse a full selection of fine jewelry at


Mer said...

Great advice! I'd be a little concerned about getting something that expensive sight unseen, but I guess you can do your research and make sure there are satisfied customers.

Janet W. said...

These are great tips! A ring is definitely something you can research to help make the right decision.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

These are beautiful rings this is a great post to help those men looking for engagement rings.

ColleenMarie82 said...

Very interesting, I am hoping to pick out a new ring for our 10 yr anniversary in 2 years!