We’re not going to trivialize it: Buying an engagement ring is a pretty big deal. You want the perfect one, but for whatever reason, your only option is to find one online. Here, five great brands that don’t require in-store appointments but do offer some really beautiful pieces.
If you’re looking for variety, Diamond Hedge has more than a million options, including this gorgeous halo ring with side diamonds. It also uses unique AR technology, allowing potential buyers to try on different rings from anywhere in the world, and then compare costs to make sure they’re getting the best price for that diamond.
Brooklyn-based Catbird is a go-to for cool, modern brides-to-be. Expect delicate rings with quirky, unexpected details (like this white diamond showstopper) that strike the perfect balance between creative and traditionally beautiful.
In addition to beautiful designs like this three-stone number, Ritani offers customers a bunch of really great perks, including an extended warranty, lifetime cleanings and a guarantee of authenticity. If you do want to see the ring in person, it also has locations all over the U.S.
The One I Love
Another NYC-based brand, The One I Love specializes in antique rings, from Byzantine and Edwardian to Art Deco and Georgian. (We’re partial to this double-row stunner.) Obviously we hope your selection works out, but worst-case scenario the store offers a seven-day return policy on items purchased on the site (with a few exceptions).
If you’re looking for a no-nonsense, straightforward shopping experience, check out Blue Nile. One of the most well-known sites for engagement rings, it offers great prices by cutting out the middleman and listing diamonds directly from manufacturers. It's a great option if you’re looking for a traditional ring—like this classic solitaire—you can slightly customize by picking out settings, stones and cuts.