From DNA testing kits to raw meat to a literal house, it’s 2019 and we shop for everything online. So why not an engagement ring? It’s super convenient, you get to see options from all over the world from the comfy confines of your living room, and with advancements in technology of diamond photography, it’s now possible to see 360-degree views of your stone of choice.
But buyer beware: not all online jewelers are created equal. If you’re thinking about buying a ring online, here’s what you need to know before hitting checkout.
1. Find a reputable jeweler
Whether it’s by word of mouth or it’s a jewelry company who’s been in business longer than you’ve been alive, make sure the jewelers you consider have a trustworthy reputation. Obviously, do some research, read tons of reviews and make sure your diamond comes with a legit gemologist certification.
2. Shipment insurance
You shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not your big purchase arrives without incident. It’s common practice to ship diamonds via FedEx or UPS with tracking, insurance and required signature upon delivery.
3. Check the return policy
If you don’t see it in person, there’s always the chance that something’s not right. The size could be off, the stone could look different than the image, or you could simply change your mind. Make sure your online retailer has a no questions asked return policy.
Now that you know what to look for when buying an engagement ring online, now it's time to make sure you know exactly what ring you want! Head over to the Sparkly feed and use filters to narrow down your ring style options and find "The One"!