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Online or IRL? - Ring shopping

Joey, on September 10, 2018 at 09:03 Posted in Before the wedding 0 18
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Did you browse for rings online, or visit jewelers to see each piece in person? Did you shop differently for engagement rings and wedding bands? Did you get your rings online or IRL?

Online or IRL? - Ring shopping 1

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Latest activity by Emily, on January 13, 2019 at 16:11
  • Emily
    Devoted February 2020 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    I did a lot of research online, but I ended up going into the store to buy my wedding band and my FH's.

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  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    Most likely will be online. We have found a very good, reliable online retailer.

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  • Genis
    Frequent user January 2019 Alberta
    Genis ·
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    SO far we have done a bit of both, His will be bought online, mine probably in store.

    My e-ring was online!

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  • Natasha
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
    Natasha ·
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    IRL- FH went to store with my mom and his and got my ring. So sweet.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    IRL as to be on the same page of likes.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    IRL. Sometimes like the look of something but it changes once you put it on.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    A bit of both. I went to one jewellery store in person and saw what was out there, but I had a Pinterest board going with inspiration.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    In person. We went to a couple stores... and my fiance eventually went shopping on his own. I will probably be ordering his ring online though... he likes very unique bands, and they are much easier to find online.

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  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Kim ·
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    I had nothing to do with choosing my engagement ring but wedding bands will be in person
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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    My fiancé actually ordered my engagement ring and wedding band online as a set. He couldn’t find anything in stores that he really thought I would love and he nailed it with the one he ordered.
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    Ours were in person. Our friend works at a jewellery shop so we go look when she's working

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    I gave my FH a few website to shop from (Blue nile, James Allen, Brilliant Earth) and he picked one from James Allen!

    That being said, he told me that one Saturday morning, he went to a private/custom jeweler to get an 'education' on what he'd be able to get within his budget.

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  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·
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    Initially browsed online to get ideas, but ultimately it was done IRL. My ring was custom made and my FH's ring was his fathers that we got refurbished.

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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    We went in person a couple times. I didn’t bother looking online very much because I wasn’t sure what style of ring I wanted or what would suit me
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  • Megann
    Frequent user September 2018 New Brunswick
    Megann ·
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    I did not know what I wanted, I was pretty open, once at the shops, I discovered I loved the vintage feel. My FH actually found the ring for me and I LOVE IT! Can’t wait to wear it in less than 2 weeks Smiley smile
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    My engagement was neither, it was his grandmothers.
    For our wedding bands we have looked for ideas of what we like online then for actually buying them we will probably go to a jeweler.
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  • Gabbie
    Frequent user June 2019 Nova Scotia
    Gabbie ·
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    He went to a locally owned jeweler in Halifax and worked on a design with them.

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    I got mine custom made Smiley xd

    So basically neither... and at the same time both. We just pulled from what we have seen in person as well as online to make up what we want for our wedding bands and my engagement ring.

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