I see quite a lot of low quality rings with very cheap price at etsy, amazon, ebay...etc,Please do your research before purchasing if you want your ring to last.
How to buy a engagement ring online?
- Set a Budget
- Choose a Setting
- Choose the stone shape
- Metal Type
How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?
Obviously everyone here is on a budget, and I'm not encouraging anyone to spend more than they have.
How much you need to set aside for your wedding and honeymoon,General Rule: You should spend at least 2 months salary on the engagement ring.
Where you live—prices vary a lot,
Your current and predicted income,
Your savings and your other expenses,
Your partner’s input—they may have their own ideas
For example, you are making $120,000 per year, you should spend $20,000 on the engagement ring.You don't need to spend a fortune to buy an engagement ring. In fact, according to data reported by jewelry industry publication Rapaport.com, eight percent of people spend less than $1,000 on their partner's engagement ring (around a third spend $1,000 to $4,000).
The 8 Most Popular Styles of Engagement Ring Settings
- Solitaire - consist of a single-center diamond or gemstone mounted in a classic and simple setting
- Pave Settings – for those who like continuous sparkle. ...
- Three Stone Rings – a way to introduce a mix of gemstones. ...
- Halo Rings –feature tiny diamonds surrounding the center diamond to add an extra layer of sparkle and brilliance. .
- Bezel Setting – an arc of metal that secures a ring's main stone. The metal encases the stone while overlapping its edges.
- Nature Inspired - the choice of true nature lovers. Flowers and butterflies, birds and fish, feathers and shells, branches and vines.
- Moon - a sign of good fortune, a harbinger of change, and a symbol of the divine feminine, intuition, and emotional creativity
- Cluster - feature an assortment of clustered accent stones arranged in any pattern or design
The 14 Most Popular Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings?
- Round - The round shape brings out the most brilliance and sparkle of all. Those who love this cut are usually traditional, trustworthy, honest, and love a classic style.
- Oval Cut - uniqueness and individuality, as well as pushing boundaries while still respecting and honoring tradition
- Pear Cut - tears of joy, romance, and love for your partner
- Emerald Cut - a perfect choice if you want something a little different. The elongated shape appeals to those who want an elegant and slenderizing ring
- Princess Cut - If brilliance and sparkle are important to you or you want an evergreen ring that will stand the test of time
- Cushion Cut - soft rectangular, or square, with rounded edges
- Marquise Cut - a creative, theatrical personality or anyone who enjoys a touch of drama tinged with glamour
- Hexagon Cut - a hexagon ring can represent the compatibility and unity in your relationship
- Kite Cut - have a distinctive shape resembling a kite or a simple gemstone-shaped outline.
- Asscher Cut - symbolizes sophistication and timelessness, making it perfect for those who appreciate traditional style and elegance
- Baguette Cut - offer a unique beauty with their modern yet classic look that is sure to captivate any onlooker. Their elongated, slim shape and the geometrical design provide an opportunity for unique designs
- Trillion Cut - has a unique triangle shape combined with a brilliant-cut diamond’s flat top and sparkling facets.
- Radiant Cut - have a very similar silhouette to an emerald shape, but their internal facet structure is more similar to that of a round diamond
How to Choose a Metal for Your Engagement Ring?
|Very durable and affordable. However not often desired for wedding and engagement rings because of its pale gold color
|Rich in gold color. Durable, yet affordable jewelry.
|The purest form of gold used in rings and other jewelry.
|durable, timeless metal, and when cared for properly, can last a lifetime
|Stronger and more durable than gold, yet expensive.
Is it OK to get a rose gold engagement ring?
A romantic look that is durable and unique. Also does not require rhodium plating like white gold.rose gold engagement rings will never go out of style.
Different metals are good for different pieces.
Alternative metals like Titanium and Stainless Steel are durable and cheap. However, the rings can't be repaired or resized.
The Importance of Knowing your Ring Size
If a ring is too big, then you run the risk of it falling right off your finger. But, if a ring is too small, it may end up stuck on your finger and potentially cut off some circulation. It's especially useful to know your ring size when you're buying engagement rings online as well.
I'm not encouraging anyone to prioritize a ring, to convince anyone they must have a fancy ring, or even convince anyone that the ring is all that important.
However, I've worked for a jeweler now(Yvelove.com), and I saw many, many rings purchased elsewhere come in for repair because it was "a good deal", and it frequently ends up costing more in repairs than the ring is worth.
So I'm just gonna throw out a few tips if you want a more inexpensive ring, but also one that will last you more than a year.
If you just want a ring to wear for a few months, you can ignore these.
Don't buy pure sterling silver.
Yeah, it's cheap. It's also really soft. Your ring will break, wear, and if you have any diamonds set in a silver ring, they will fall out.925 sterling silver would be a good choice.
2. Stay away from certain gemstones.
Don't get me wrong, I love opal as much as the next girl. But certain stones like opals and pearls will show wear very quickly, even dust in your everyday environment can contribute to scratches on the surface of these stones and they will not look nice for long.lab opal engagement rings will be a good choice,last for a long time and the price is lower
3. Don't feel the need to buy a diamond.
There are many, many options for solid gold bands with different textures or engravings and no stones that can be fairly inexpensive. If you want an affordable ring, this is going to be the easiest and cheapest option that will also guarantee your ring will be intact 15 years from now.
4. Don't be afraid to shop vintage!
Vintage jewelry is frequently priced under market value for what the piece would be new. You can find bigger diamonds, pieces that are heavier/made at a higher quality and with more interesting designs from a jeweler that sells vintage and estate items.
They are cheaper because they are often on consignment from a client or bought over the counter from someone who didn't want it any more.
Not every store does this, but you can ask if they will give you a discount for paying all in cash on the spot. Because estate items are usually acquired for less money, some stores are more willing to discount. If they say no, please don't be rude and understand it pay already be at the lowest price possible.
5. Don't believe everything you read online.
Except this post.
In all seriousness, there are plenty of websites and sellers that will mislead you as a buyer.
I cannot count the number of times that I had a client come in with a listing from Etsy or Amazon of a $100 ring, ask to see a similar style in person, and then get angry when the ring in my store was $600.
The online listings frequently label themselves as, let's say, 14k Gold Handmade Wedding Band, even though it's not gold, it's just played and is crap metal underneath the plating. I hate that sellers do this, as it creates a lot of confusion online.
Similar things happen when jewelry is misrepresented in other ways- carat of diamonds, diamond grades, whether they are real or lab grown or a diamond imitation and so on.
If you want to learn more, one of the best places to do that is GIA, which is essentially the world authority on gemstones. They also have a lot of information on metals and jewelry in general.
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6. Moissanite rings is great!
Moissanite is very durable and holds up well with every day wear. If you cannot afford or dont want a real diamond, this is a great option.
Cubic zirconia is trash. T R A S H.
It yellows, breaks, scratches and will last you maybe a year. Don't buy it. It is not the same as moissanite.
7. Sapphires and Rubies are also good for every day wear.
Sapphires come in every color of the rainbow, so if you like the idea of a colored diamond ring, this option might be perfect for you. However, sapphires can be just as expensive as diamonds at times, and like diamonds, there is a huge range of different qualities and therefore, prices.
8. Dainty rings are cute, and they will not last.
The thinner your ring, the sooner it will break. I am just as guilty as the next girl of pinning super cute tiny rings on my wedding Pinterest board, but the thinner your ring, the more probe it is to breaking and bending.
This is especially a huge problem if you have stones in your ring. When the metal flexes, the diamonds can be pushed out of their settings, and you will never see that sparkly rock again.