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Would you buy an engagement ring online?

An engagement ring is a major purchase no matter how much money you are planning to spend. Your partner will (hopefully) be wearing this one piece of jewelry for the rest of their life; it has to be beautiful and durable. Traditionally, a partner will head to a trusted jewelry store to pick out the right ring, but some people say buying online can get you more bang for your buck. Others warn against this, arguing buying online risks the quality of the ring. What do you think?

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As The Knot expertly points out, an engagement ring is not just an item of jewelry; it is a sentimental piece that your partner should cherish forever. An engagement ring purchase takes an unusual amount of care and attention, and as The Knot's Maggie Seaver puts it: 

...when it comes to buying an engagement ring, the rules of shopping get a bit more particular than simply scrolling, zooming and adding to your cart. 

When you add in legitimate concerns of being misled or taken advantage of by online venders, it's clear that buying your ring in-person is the right choice:

There's something about spending time with a professional who can walk you through your options and help you choose exactly the right ring, and being able to touch and feel the pieces you're considering, that really can't be replaced. 
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The average person doesn't know much about diamonds, so someone looking to buy an engagement ring is just as likely to be misled at a jewelry store as they are online. 

Although there are many online vendors to be wary of, there are a number of reputable sources with great customer service. The Plunge advises: 

You can’t beat the selection and it’s easy to compare diamonds from different merchants. You don’t have to deal with pushy salespeople (in fact, online merchants like such as Blue Nile, are known for their customer service.)
Plus, since these merchants don’t hold as much (or any) inventory and save on overhead, you can (generally) find lower prices than in a physical store.

Everyone wants to get their spouse-to-be the most beautiful ring available and something that fits their personality perfectly. Online, customers are able to browse nearly unlimited options in order to find the perfect match—without emptying their savings in the process!

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