Post # 1
My boyfriend is in the process of ring buying. I’m giving him ideas, but don’t want to know the final choice. In looking around, I’ve found a shop on Etsy that has a ton of rings that are just what I’m looking for and are in the proposed price range. Something about buying a ring on Etsy is making me nervous, though. The seller has 100% positive, but only 8 ratings total. I don’t want to even bring the idea to my boyfriend if it’s an overall bad idea but I just can’t decide. I really love the rings, and comperable ones in other stores are much more expensive. Maybe there’s a reason for that though…
Would you buy a diamond engagement ring off Etsy? Am I crazy for even thinking it?
(I’d post my favorite ring, but I don’t know if it’s OK to do that?)
Post # 3
This may sound bad especially since I sell stuff on Etsy, but I wouldn’t buy an engagement ring on there. I just feel that you would want to see it in person and know exactly what you are getting (getting the papers and everything documenting the stones characteristics). It’s a lot of money to spend and not feel 100% confident in what you may be getting. Just go with your gut – hope this helps!
Post # 4
No, that makes total sense. Still sad though, I’m falling in love with one stupid ring! I should probably remove the bookmark from my favorites, huh .
We’re also looking at BlueNile so I’m not totally against buying online, but Etsy is just different. I don’t get that ‘gut’ uneasy feeling like I do with Etsy.
Post # 5
I plan on getting my wedding band on etsy once we can save up the money for it. right now i have a stand in
Post # 6
Oh I would! Actually my dream ring is on there! (not diamond) It’s hand made, completely unique! I have showed Fiance (hinted strongly). I’m currently wearing a stand in ring (sterling silver cz). Plus, I’d rather give my business to a small business or individual than a large business.
Post # 7
There are lots of bees who have engagement rings from Etsy. Perhaps you could ask around and see where people got their rings from. That may help you feel less uneasy. My e-ring was an online purchase and I love it. I have had nothing but positive experiences with Etsy so I would definitely buy an e-ring or a wedding ring from there.
Post # 8
I got my ring through a seller on Etsy (onestonenewyork) and I had a really great experience. I found a ring that I loved on there but wanted it in white gold instead of yellow and Shane (the seller) was fantastic to work with. He was really open with his communication and kept me up to speed on the entire process. Plus it was really important to me to have a ring with a locally/ethically sourced stone and recycled gold so Etsy was totally the way to go for that. Plus the costs were really reasonable.
Post # 9
I just want to reiterate, a lot of sellers on etsy are willing to work with you. As audamy said, a good portion recycle gold which is better than having to remine/ore more materials. Also, if you have something that you’d like to be custom-made then I’d suggest etsy as well!
Post # 10
My FI didn’t get my engagement ring on Etsy, but we just ordered his wedding band from Zoe and Doyle. I would order a ring from Etsy, but would very thoroughly research the seller.
Post # 11
I wouldnt..its not that you cant trust the seller..but if it were me, I would want to try it on and see how it looked. Buying from a jewlery store would probably be better, you can be sure of the quality and carats and you can get a warranty.
Post # 12
My engagement ring is from Etsy from a seller with a ton of good feedback. A good seller should provide all info about the quality of the metals and stones they are using. I knew everything about my ring before I got it. It came too big, and per the seller’s exchange policy, since it was his error, he had to remake it for free, and even ship it back and forth for free. I had a great experience and would definitely do it again. Also, as an artist myself, I was glad to support an artisan rather than a chain jewelry store.
Post # 13
My finace bought my ring on Etsy! I’m not sure who he got it from, but it sounds like it was experience and he was able to get exactly what he wanted for a good price. The stone is beautiful and as described.
I think many of them are willing to work with you, if you want to see more pictures or need a better description, etc.
Post # 14
We’re planning on buying both of our wedding bands from Etsy. The price is right and the customization is a big plus, so we can get what we want. Of course, just like if you were buying from a mortar and brick building you need to do your research and make sure that you’re getting what you want at a good price.
Post # 15
Yes! Because I did buy my engagement ring off etsy! granted i got a yellow sapphire instead of a diamond…
Like other ladies mentioned we made sure to go with a seller who had LOTS of reviews (100 plus) and read every single one of them to make sure we knew what we were getting into
all in all we were happy! it’s cool to know you have a handmade ring!
Post # 16
i wouldn’t buy a ring online only because i’m the type of person if i’m spending a good amount of money on something i want to make sure its good quality and i can see it in person first. But i know alot of people that have bought rings online and have been happy with what they’ve gotten. Just make sure you can return it!!!