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The Best Places To Buy Engagement Rings & Wedding Bands Online

So you’re going to propose & you can’t ask for help because friends & family will blow the surprise? You don’t have to fear being spotted at your local department store jeweler, Bridal Musings is your online engagement ring shopping concierge!

We’ve long been a fly to the light when it comes to sparkling jewelry. We cover plenty of topics from breaking down the shapes and sizes to sharing alternative gemstones & even helping you take care of that precious sparkler after the big ask. But it’s about time we cover the biggest task of all: where to buy the perfect engagement ring (& wedding ring, too!)

We’ve compiled the ultimate list of favorite online retailers to find the perfect engagement ring for any bride or groom. In our guide below, you’ll find varying price ranges, metals, diamonds & gemstones. And even if you still can’t find ‘the one’ we’ve included designers happy to create the custom piece of your dreams.

It’s true that Etsy has stolen our hearts as our favorite place to shop for engagement & wedding rings. But given the massive selection on the site, we’ve gone a step further and listed some of our favorite designers in the 27 shops below.

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Etsy

It’s no secret that we’re massive fans of shopping for sparkling jewels on Etsy. From custom-designed engagement rings to vintage, heirloom wedding sets, you can find just about anything your heart desires on Etsy.

The vintage & handmade shopping mecca boasts more than 600k engagement rings – so plug in any sort of shape, size, metal, gemstone or diamond and you’re bound to find the perfect ring. And even if you don’t, so many of Etsy’s talented designers will happily craft the custom engagement or wedding ring of your dreams.

Don’t have time to scroll through Etsy? Further down this list, we share our five favorite engagement & wedding ring shops on the site.

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Catbird

Price Range: $210 – $13,980

The epitome of Brooklyn-cool, Catbird sources unique designs from independent designers worldwide while also crafting their own line of stunning jewelry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Ever-stylish and in a cool price range, the New York City jeweler keeps the site fresh with new designs from cult indie designers like Satomi Kawakita, Sofia Zakia (my own wedding ring designer!), Jennie Kwon and more. The brand teeters the line of classic & cool featuring both dainty sparklers and edgy alternative pieces, using all sorts of gemstones & precious metals.

You’ll even find rainbow sapphires, raw stones & uniquely etched gold.

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Melissa Tyson Designs

Price Range: $150 – $10,500

Long been on our radar for her radiant, rutilated quartz designs, Melissa Tyson Designs’ engagement rings will likely bring a sunshiney joy into your wardrobe.

Ethically handcrafted hammered engagement & wedding rings, Melissa’s shop (and Etsy shop, too!) is the place to go if you love a more natural, organic look. Shop deeper looks like grey or salt and pepper diamonds or keep it bright & cheery with sunny yellow rutilated quartz, raw pink morganite and sparkling moissanite. She’s even coined a few of our favorite rare diamond cuts – we give you the ‘Moroccan Marquise’.

And while we’d find it hard to believe if you weren’t captured by one of her designs, Melissa specializes in custom designs – she’s given us the full guide to designing the perfect custom ring here. Not only can you set up a few chats to design a custom piece (or even upcycle some family jewels) but she has a ‘Create Your Own Ring‘ tool to DIY it with one of her many stunning Salt & Pepper Diamonds and Sustainably Grown Diamonds.

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Valley Rose Studio

Price Range: $195 – $2,990

“Socially Responsible High Vibe Jewelry” Owner Brittany McCall goes to great lengths to ensure her materials are ethically sourced, she educates clients and moreover, advocates that the jewelry industry moves in the right direction environmentally & ethically.

Beyond admirable business practices, her jewels are stunning. Dainty pieces featuring glimmering gems, her jewelry is inspired by the cosmos. You’ll find stacking rings with names like Stargazer and Milky Way, wedding bands named Meteorite and even engagement rings inspired by Constellations. Personally, I have my eye on the Galia Ring, set with a deep blue Montana Sapphire.

For extra fun, she recently debunked some Engagement Ring Shopping Myths for us.

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Gemvara

Price Range: $240 – $7,000+

The Gemvara website is akin to an encyclopedia of engagement rings in the best way possible. Offering an impressive catalog of 29 different gemstones and 9 precious metals, you can find or create an engagement ring all your own. Their gemstone experts are well prepared to support you in having the colorful ring you always dreamed of.

If you need any more convincing, check out our Gemvara birthstone engagement ring shopping guide.

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Vrai

Price Range: $950 – $2,250+

Upscale jewelry with a social conscience, need we say more? For the visual folks scrolling through, Vrai website makes it easy to shop for the ring of your dreams. Their refined designs focus on their sustainably stunning diamonds. Vrai offers a generous Proposal Care Package that includes an annual shine and lifetime warranty.

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Valerie Madison Jewelry

Price Range: $1,023 – $9,825+

We like to take into account where our own experts – our beloved writers & editors – are sourcing their own timeless engagement & wedding rings. When one of our own recently started shopping Valery Madison stole her attention.

Her colorful gemstones, hammered gold bands & whimsical style are like catnip for us wedding editors. While I can’t stop staring at this Marisol Ruby Halo Ring (it reminds me of a vibrant, modern pink version of Diana’s engagement ring) ultimately it’s her opalescent diamonds that stopped us in our tracks.

If you’re a geology nerd like us, you’ll know that while opals are stunning, they’re not exactly meant for “stand-the-test-of-time” jewelry pieces. Valerie Madison Jewelry’s opalescent diamonds achieve that same misty, milky look of opals but with the sturdy hardness of diamonds. Not only are they a practical design, but a wholly beautiful sight to behold!

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Anna Sheffield

Price Range: $450 – $50k+

A talisman is defined as a ring that “is thought to have magic powers and bring good luck.” Anna Sheffield prides herself on doing just that.

Her unique use of stones and placements has made her a favorite amongst wedding professionals. We applaud her intentionality of sourcing ethically and creating timeless designs. Rings like The Marquise Bea Halo Ring were made to be passed down for generations.

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Joseph Jewelry

Price Range: $800 – $15,000+

Washington-based Joseph Jewelry is a true gem in the Pacific Northwest. The jewelers make it easy to customize your own ring and can even revitalize family heirlooms to suit more modern tastes. Joseph Jewelry ensures your peace of mind by including a 3D wax model of your design to try on before your dream ring is created.

We’re currently swooning over this precious princess cut ring inspired by a customer’s custom design request! For our nature enthusiasts, we recommend this eye-catching vine and yellow diamond engagement ring.

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Overstock.com

Price Range: $20 – $22,000

Those who already shop at Overstock.com will likely squeal with glee when finding out their very own engagement ring & wedding band can be ordered from this treasure trove of a site.

Why? Overstock.com boasts & delivers ‘the best deals online’. If you’re thinking, “Why would I want a discount engagement ring?” I beg you to consider this fact: more bang for your buck. Start shopping on Overstock.com and you’ll quickly realize that your starting budget might grant you more carats than you’ve found elsewhere.

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Great Heights

Price Range: $485 – $3,100

Great Heights offers stunning lab-grown diamonds with an inclusive flair. (We see you Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris.) The jewelers also make it clear that they understand how overwhelming looking for a ring can be. Their website offers Guide Me and Education sections to ensure that you feel more confident about your choices with every click.

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Clean Origin

Price Range: $525 – $2,300

Clean Origin is made up of third-generation jewelers who offer a wide range of classic and modern styles. The eco-friendly twist? They offer lab-grown diamonds that are the real deal.

According to their website, “A lab-created diamond is ‘grown’ inside a lab using cutting-edge technology that replicates the natural diamond growing process. The result is a man-made diamond that is chemically, physically, and optically the same as those grown beneath the Earth’s surface” without the ethical & environmental tole.

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MiaDonna

Price Range: $375 – $3,000+

Portland-based MiaDonna’s instinct to give back and be eco-friendly already has us swooning, but their stunning vintage-inspired designs are not to be missed. All of the diamonds are lab-grown, which means these luxe stones are completely conflict-free, with bands made from recycled precious metals.

Their website is easy to navigate, especially for those who rely heavily on visuals. Need more reassurance that you’ve picked the right ring? MiaDonna also offers an At Home Try-On program of four designs for a week.

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Nordstrom

Price Range: $40 – $8,000

Pave diamond wedding bands, princess cut diamond engagement rings – Nordstrom’s selection of fine wedding jewelry tailors for the classic, glamorous bride.

With plenty of rings under $2,000 and matching wedding sets aplenty, shopping for wedding jewelry on Nordstrom’s website is about as easy as it gets. The selection of sparklers is concise & well-curated, offering contemporary designs fitting of trendsetters & subtle art deco pieces for the vintage-minded.

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Artemer

Price Range: $275 – $22,000

Featuring sharp edges, bold patterns & funky arrangements – Artemer caters to the rock and roll bride.

Find art-deco designs made wildly fun with bright colored gemstones & alternative arrangements. We can imagine these colorful, funky rings on the bride and groom filling their rooftop Vegas venue with custom neon & disco balls.

Our favorite alternative pairing? An aquamarine art-deco engagement ring paired with a modern moon phase wedding band.

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Derrick Rings

Price Range: $145 – $512

Those looking for affordable elegance, look no further! Derrick Rings offers a wide range of handmade wedding band sets for the bride on a budget. Derrick has also garnered rave reviews for excellent customer service and quick shipping.

This gorgeous pear-cut engagement ring & wedding band set is the most popular amongst our readers.

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Audry Rose

Price Range: $275 – $11,000+

Whimsical, delicate and colorful. Audry Rose captures it all. The retailer prides herself on showcasing “unique yet timeless” designs and succeeds! Their bridal collection is a treasure trove for those looking for vintage designs with a modern twist.

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Marrow Fine

Price Range: $400 – $9,000+

Marrow Fine is a go-to for alternative engagement rings. Most of their rings are made to be stacked so you can create a set perfect for you. We should also mention that they have a generous selection of gemstones to mix and match to your heart’s content.

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James Allen

Price Range: $490 – $142k+

If you’re a person who loves choice, James Allen offers a truly limitless custom experience. Choose from their catalog of 200,000+ loose diamonds to pair with their modern, stylish settings.

You’ll be spoiled with options as you design your dream engagement ring. Use fancy color diamonds, classic white, and even eco-friendly lab-grown diamonds in just about every cut & carat weight imaginable. You can find the sweetest daintiest diamonds or get ‘extra’ with diamonds as large as 20 carats!

Then select from yellow gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum bands and your favorite setting. Customize further with additional stones and design details like custom engraving, too! It’s hard to imagine any ring you put down on paper couldn’t be emulated by James Allen.

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Joy Roze Fine Jewelry

Price Range: $200 – $5,200

Dainty & dazzling, Joy Roze Fine Jewelry’s engagement & wedding rings are so unique! A collection filled with colorful gemstones, marrying minimalist style with eye-catching drama, we’re enchanted.

Joy Roze Fine Jewelry is a small, independent studio in Bangkok, Thailand and they’re our new go-to for minimal, colorful, timeless jewels that are also sustainably and ethically sourced. Not only that, but they’re quite affordable as well! With the majority of the collection of unique engagement rings falling under $2k (and you can customize them, too) you’re guaranteed to fine a one-of-the-kind piece that will fit nearly any reasonable budget.

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HOLDEN

Price Range: $249 – $1,499+

“Whether you’re an LGBTQ+ couple or a mindful citizen of planet earth (or both!), you might be feeling the need to let your love make a statement.” We recently gushed about all the reasons we love HOLDEN‘s eco-friendly & inclusive collection of wedding rings, so it should be no surprise they landed on our ‘best places to shop’ list!

HOLDEN’s rings not only make you feel good about the world but they’re a unique choice for anyone looking for a minimalist, understated ring. Gender-neutral, their rings fall into the “wedding band” style but are not exclusively meant for such. We’ve seen so many couples opt for this style of ring for their engagement rings, too!

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Ylang 23

Price Range: $60 – $24,000

‘Ylang 23 is Designer Jewelry’ the brand says, and we wholly agree. Those looking to make a major statement with their engagement & wedding ring set – whether that be with a dazzling, oversized diamond or bold alternative design – the online retailer wows.

Of the designers featured on the site, you’ll find darling of the fine art wedding world, Anna Sheffield. Selling both her curved diamond wedding bands and unique grey diamond engagement rings, one can’t help but be entranced.

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Capucinne

Price Range: $170 – $9,900

We love gemstone engagement rings! And who supplies so many of the best colorful engagement rings found on Bridal Musings? Capucinne!

Located in Slovenia & selling on Etsy, Capucinne wins the hearts of alternative couples & color-lovers worldwide. Whether you’re shopping for your birthstone or perhaps the best-colored gem to match your wardrobe, chances are Capucinne has the perfect stone for you.

Shop rainbow sapphires, pink morganite, sparkling moissanite, vintage emerald, sea-faring aquamarine, natural ruby and so many more. You can even request a custom order with your favorite stone & metal!

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Roelavi

Price Range: $150 – $1,990

Are you a nature-lover with a romantic spirit? Roelavi Atelier likely has the engagement & wedding ring set for you.

Designing in our Editor Claire’s beloved Vietnam, Roelavi’s engagement rings emulate the florals, leaves and butterflies tying the collection organically to nature. Shop from pieces like ‘Cherry Blossom’, ‘Unique Rose’ and our favorite sweet ‘Flower Branch’ (then get to work finding that wedding florist to match your florals to your stunning setting!)

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Lisa Robin Jewelry

Price Range: $765 – $1,990 +

From lab-grown diamonds to ethically sourced mined diamonds, your dream engagement ring isn’t limited by the details, but rather, made more unique because of them. Lisa Robin’s website has made it incredibly easy to find a ring style and center diamond that fits your aesthetic. And we love Lisa Robin’s commitment to sustainable and ethical practices for the responsible production of her jewelry. She utilizes upcycled metals, ethically sourced materials, and works to create your ring with integrity.

If browsing this list has you confused about what an engagement ring should cost, Lisa helped us break down different prices points with gorgeous rings in every budget.

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LovBe

Price Range: $557 – $36k

Design your own custom engagement ring from the comfort of your couch! Seriously, LovBe’s Engagement Ring Builder makes perfect your own unique engagement ring as easy as 1-2-3. Whether you start with a diamond or begin with a setting style, the web app generates the perfect ring based on your preferred shape, size, carat weight, color, type of gold, setting style & accompanying stones. Thanks to their extensive catalog of diamonds in every size, the sky really is the limit for your dream ring.

Better yet, your finished design will be worlds more affordable compared to a custom-made ring with traditionally mined diamonds. LovBe has embraced the environmentally-friendly, ethical and affordable lab-grown diamond trend and we’re so pleased to hear it!

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Brilliant Earth

Price Range: $490 – $5k +

Brilliant Earth’s website puts creating an heirloom engagement ring into your own hands. Start by choosing from a wide array of setting styles from trendy to timeless. Then choose any cut, color & carat of diamond or gemstone – if you so choose!

Not only will your engagement ring be one-of-a-kind but ethical, too! Using recycled precious metals and ethical Diamonds and gems, you can rest assured your ring is eco-friendly and conflict-free.

We also love their gifting collection, filled with gorgeous ethical jewelry for your fiancee & bridesmaids, too!

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