Online shopping is a gift to shopaholics. If Rebecca Bloomwood from Confessions of a Shopaholic knew there was a way to purchase handbags and clothes without leaving the bed, her shopping tendencies would grow tenfold. The internet is a convenient shopping market, from books to accessories to jewelry—even though shopping gets trickier when purchasing jewelry.
Buying clothes is easy, provided you know your size, but engagement ring shopping requires knowing your size, a flexible budget, and the wearer’s personality. Nonetheless, don’t let these factors deter you from online ring shopping. This guide will tell you everything about purchasing an engagement ring online. Once you have the online shopping technique down pat, you can head to Diamondrensu’s catalog and buy the ring of your dreams!
Can You Buy a QualityEngagement Ring Online
If you want to buy a ring online, you can and should. Like all internet purchases, online shopping for a ring also begins with a thorough search. Look for a website with stellar reviews, a diverse collection, instant, and 24/7 help, and customized jewelry services. An engagement ring is a sentimental purchase; it holds value and symbolizes the love you share with your to-be-fiancé. You can customize the ring with your initials, a particular date, a memorable phrase, or a birthstone—the options are endless.
Tips to Keep in Mind When Buying anEngagement Ring Online
Browse the Website
The first step towards shopping for rings online is purchasing from a trusted and reputable site. This a cardinal rule for all online purchases, but especially when buying an engagement ring since it is a sizeable purchase. Review reviews and testimonials from previous shoppers, ensure the website has GIA and IGI certifications, and make sure the stones are authentic.
You should also ensure the website sources its stones ethically. For instance, moissanite engagement rings are ethically sourced, making them guilt-free purchases, lighter on the purse, and sustainable. Another thing to remember when navigating the site is to check the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section. FAQs answer questions left by previous clients, usually regarding shipping, return, and exchange. If you have a different concern, ensure the vendor has quick and reliable customer service.
While you can always resize your ring if it does not fit your finger, you can avoid that hassle by measuring your ring size before finalizing the purchase. There are two ways to size engagement rings: visiting a local store and checking the website’s size chart. If you choose the former method, then follow this three-point plan to get an accurate measure:
- Visit a local or nearby jewelry store and put on a ring similar to the one in your online cart.
- Try rings with different metal types (gold, silver, or platinum) and textures (thin or thick).
- Wear both single- and multi-stone rings. If you want to purchase the latter, trying it on will give you an idea of the resizing process.
You can find your ring size remotely on the vendor’s site if you do not want to drive to a local store. When reading the sizing information online, you can filter your search based on the inside diameter or find engagement rings’ sizes based on your country.
Every country follows a unique ring size chart. For instance, the USA and Canada’s chart differs from Japan, India, China, and South Africa, despite following a numerical chart. Similarly, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland have different numerical measuring systems. Alternatively, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland follow an alphabetical chart.
Another tip to remember when buying an engagement ring is to know its 4Cs. Since an engagement ring is made of precious stones, knowing their quality and finesse is essential. Therefore, moissanite rings’ 4Cs are color, clarity, cut, and carat. Learning these four elements helps you understand a stone’s value, quality, and rarity.
A diamond’s color symbolizes the presence or absence of color in the stone. Jewelers grade diamonds on a scale of D (colorless) to Z (brown or light yellow). Since colorless diamonds allow light to pass through them, they have exceptional sparkle and fire, making them rare gemstones. On the other hand, colored diamonds with a brown or light yellow tinge allow light to pass through them, making them comparatively more common but equally precious. Therefore, before buying moissanite engagement rings, check their color.
The next step toward determining an engagement ring’s quality is its clarity. A diamond’s clarity refers to its inclusions (internal flaws) and blemishes (external flaws). The crystal-formation process results in the stone accumulating inclusions and blemishes. However, the degree of marks varies according to the light that passes through a gemstone and its sparkle.
When measuring a ring’s clarity, the scale ranges from FL (flawless) or IF (internally flawless) to I (included). F or IF diamonds are inclusion-free, or their inclusions cannot be seen under 10x magnification. Included diamonds (I1, I2, or I3) are visible under 10x magnification.
A diamond’s cut is not only its shape but also its polish, dimensions, and symmetry. A stone’s cut signifies its journey from roughness to a polished gem. This factor is crucial because it determines a diamond’s brightness and scintillation. A well-cut diamond has high fire and sparkle, whereas a poorly-cut diamond lacks luster.
When buying an engagement ring online, you must notice its carat weight. A diamond’s carat weight affects its quality and refers to its size. When measuring diamonds, one carat equals 0.2 grams. Furthermore, carat weight determines the ring’s price. Larger diamonds are considered more valuable than smaller ones. However, the other 3Cs (color, cut, and clarity) also play a significant role in setting a price. Moreover, it is an unspoken yet essential role in the jewelry industry that when a diamond is cut and polished, it should carry its original weight as much as possible.
Return and Exchange Policy
Before buying a ring online, know the website’s return policy. Reading the site’s return guidelines saves you and the vendor the time and energy of a long return process. If the return policy is unclear, then you can contact the customer care service and ask questions, such as:
- What is the return and exchange window?
- Are there any returning charges?
- Will the moissanite rings you bought be fully refunded?
- Will they refund the money, or is it an exchange-only policy?
- Will the vendor refund the amount in your account or give it in the form of store credit?
- Does the ring have a warranty card?
Don’t be Hasty
An engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. They mark the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Therefore, when buying one online, take your time to choose the right one. An engagement ring is a significant monetary purchase, albeit for a special occasion. So, don’t rush into it. Browse the website, go through the collection, measure your ring size, read about the return policy and shipping procedure, and pick a ring that reflects the bond you and your loved one share.
How to Design YourEngagement Ring Online
An engagement ring is sentimental and meaningful. It reflects a bright future, new milestones, and love. The ring you choose should symbolize your taste, your partner’s personality, and your shared memories. If your engagement party is in your birth month, your engagement ring could be your birthstone, or you could wear a three-stone ring—a centerpiece and two side stones, one with your birth month and the other your fiancé’s birth gemstone.
Alternatively, you can style moissanite rings based on the metal type and tone. Are you a silver, gold, or platinum person? Which metal tone appeals to you: white or rose? Some rings are conventional, whereas other designs are more modern, so pick a style that satisfies your taste. Another way to style your ring is by choosing between a fancy and extravagant design or a minimal and subtle look.
Our Favorite Online Engagement Rings
Diamondrensu has an extensive collection of engagement rings. If you need a starting point, you can start with these gorgeous rings:
1.0 CT Round Cut Petite Pave Rope Moissanite Engagement Ring
This stunning engagement ring will immortalize your love. Our round-cut moissanite ring has a gorgeous pavé setting and features colorless round moissanite diamonds arranged beautifully. This classy design has a twisted shank and claw prongs that hold the stone securely and add a gentle touch to moissanite rings.
Cushion Cut Moissanite Engagement Ring, 6.13 TW Hidden Halo Pave Set Moissanite Ring
You cannot skip this cushion-cut moissanite ring when looking for an engagement ring online. Brilliantly designed, its sparkle remains unmatched, and its fire is impossible to outshine. Elegance, sophistication, and grace—this piece exudes every spectacular quality you’d look for in an engagement ring.
3.0 CT Emerald Cut Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring, I/VS IGI Certified Diamond Ring
Diamonds are your lifelong best friends, and this lab-grown ring is the queen of moissanite engagement rings. With an emerald-cut stone placed gently in the center, this ring will make your partner feel valued and make your special day even more memorable.
Purchasing an engagement ring online is a piece of cake. As long as you know the trick, it is quick, convenient, and hassle-free. When shopping online, check the ring’s size, find a reliable vendor, and choose an engagement ring that speaks to your heart. Diamondrensu’s curated selection will blow your mind and show you your dream ring!