Would You Want to Pick Your Own Engagement Ring?

Ocappi Engagement Rings

We know the inner conflict. You want to be surprised when he proposes but you also want to make sure you like that ring (you are going to be wearing this thing everyday for the rest of your life). Just know you’re not alone. According to The Knot’s studies most brides are somewhat involved in the ring selection (65%), with nearly a third (31%) ‘very involved’ — that is, they shopped for and/or purchased the ring with their groom. Here are some ways to slyly get in on the action.

Ocappi Engagement Ring Try On Service

This e-commerce site is now letting your future fiance order up to six rings at a time so you can have your pick. The company sends replicas of the rings he likes (made in silver and cubic zirconia). The best part is that there is no obligation to buy. But let’s hope he doesn’t end up proposing with all six rings!

Blue Nile Ring App

You can virtually build your own custom ring on this app and get super specific when it comes to your diamond (meaning you can filter down to the carat, color, clarity and cut of the stone). What I love about this app is that everything comes priced so you don’t have to pine after something you’re not sure you (and your guy) can afford. Casually leave the app open with your favorite ring on the dresser to give him a hint.

Simon G Jewelry Virtual App

While you don’t get to play with an actual ring this is probably as close as it gets. You can not only browse through gorgeous options, but you can also virtually try on the rings on your actual finger. Just take a picture of your hand on your phone’s camera and resize it until it fits.

The Knot’s Engagement Ring Search

Can’t have have engagement ring buying tips without shamelessly plugging The Knot! You can find hundreds of ring styles from our favorite designers and the locate the retailer nearest you to buy (or secretly try on first!).

> Search hundreds of engagement rings!

> Find a matching wedding ring!

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  • 04/03/13 at 07:28

    I love your site! The going fad right now is round halo engagement rings. Being able to shop online is both a time saver and a convenience, but being able to actually try it on is very cool!

  • 04/04/13 at 12:22

    I think it’s always nice to be surprised when your fella pops the question! But I would always suggest pointing out a few styles you like. Also, it’s a great way to drop a few hints that you’re ready to get married…!! ;)

  • June
    04/05/13 at 02:02

    I agree with jessica. My fiance and I went looking at rings and he asked me what styles I liked. He picked my ring out all on his own, but he said getting my initial style input definitely helped the process.

  • Leahzc
    04/09/13 at 02:40

    My fiancé & I picked out my ring together. We’d been talking about getting engaged for quite some time, so he told me to start looking around at ring styles that I liked. That Saturday, we went shopping and I found a ring that we BOTH liked that was within his set budget (which was higher than I’d been anticipating).

  • 06/10/13 at 03:09

    For some reason only fifty percent of of the post is being displayed, is it my on-line browser or the site?

  • 07/05/13 at 12:30

    You made a number of nice points there. I did a search on the theme and found the majority of people will consent with your blog.

  • EKP
    08/17/13 at 02:19

    My fiance mostly picked out my ring himself, but I had told him prior to getting engaged that I wanted a princess-cut solitaire. I think he was also in consultation with my sister. He definitely came through! My ring isn’t trendy, but I love it and I think that in 50 years it will still look fresh and elegant. I’m not a huge fan of trendy, elaborate rings, because they often end up looked dated in ten or fifteen years.

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