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10 Best Places To Buy Wedding Bands & Engagement Rings Online

So you’re going to propose & you can’t ask for help because friends & family will blow the surprise? Bridal Musings is here to the rescue!

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┬áto 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 10 shops below.

1. 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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10 Best Places To Buy Wedding and Engagement Rings – Etsy Melissa Tyson Designs Seline Oval Moissanite Engagement Ring
Ring by Melissa Tyson Designs available on Etsy

2. 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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10 Best Places to Buy Wedding and Engagement Rings Online – Catbird Alternative Engagement Rings

3. 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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10 Best Places to Buy Wedding and Engagement Rings Online – Ylang 23 Designer Engagement Rings

4. 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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10 Best Places to Buy Wedding and Engagement Rings Online – Nordstrom


Price Range: $20 – $22,000

Those who already shop at 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? 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 and you’ll quickly realize that your starting budget might grant you more carats than you’ve found elsewhere.

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6. 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 Etsy shop 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’.

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10 Best Places to Buy Wedding and Engagement Rings Online – Etsy Melissa Tyson Designs

7. 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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10 Best Places to Buy Wedding and Engagement Rings Online – Etsy Artemer

8. 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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10 Best Places to Buy Wedding and Engagement Rings Online – Etsy Capucinne

9. Minimal VS

Price Range: $150 – $10,750

Minimal VS crafts unique engagement rings for the romantic bride or groom.

Each piece is so different from the next, from marquise sapphires arranged into floral settings to halo arrangements featuring rare gemstones (like watermelon tourmaline!) We’re taken by the Slovenian designer’s cluster arrangements, finding creative & beautiful ways to pair wildly different colors and stones together in one ring.

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10. Roelavi

Price Range: $150 – $1,990

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

Hailing from the nature-rich state of California, it’s no wonder so many of Roelavi’s engagement rings emulate the florals, leaves and branches of the great outdoors. Shop from pieces like ‘Lily of the Valley’, ‘Vintage Rosebud’ 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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10 Best Places to Buy Wedding and Engagement Rings Online – Roelavi Atelier on Etsy

Find even more gorgeous engagement rings & wedding bands on our Pinterest board. See a piece you love? Find the above designs in our shop below.


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