Who has purchased a ring without trying it on first?

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
3740 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My husband kind of did. I tried on one similar to mine except it was a double halo. I wanted a single halo, but I was only able to see pics of it. It turned out perfectly. Can you try on styles similar to what you want, even if it isn’t exactly the same?

Post # 3
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I have purchased several rings online before trying on. I’ve only returned one I didn’t like. I was nervous also. Check the return policy. 

Post # 4
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

My fiancé and I got my engagement ring online. It’s a very unique setting so I probably couldn’t have even tried on a similar one if I wanted to. And it’s perfect πŸ™‚ I was nervous too though!

Post # 5
65 posts
Worker bee

My fiancé purchased my ring without my knowledge and I had never tried a ring on before in my life. I didn’t even know my ring size!

I always knew what type of ring I wanted, and I love it so much! 

Post # 7
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2020

My SO ordered my e-ring online last night (ALERT!!! THE ring has been ordered!) As previous bees have stated, I tried on similar styles at local jewellers. With that said, I would research the return policy in the scenario you or your partner did not like the ring upon its arrival.

Post # 8
825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

We purchased my ring online without trying any on and the only regret (although I think it’s minor & I go back & forth on it) is whether or not I should have had the basket/prongs in the same gold color as the shank. I went with a white gold basket and champange gold shank (& wedding band). The champange gold has such a lovely warmth to it that I wish I could see my basket/prongs with it because it would bring out the double talon prong detail alittle more but at the same time I love how my stones look like they’re floating on my band/finger. 

I am not sure if trying on rings prior would’ve prevent my “regret” because I could honestly go either way and would end up thinking about the option I didn’t pick. I wanted to have both, ha! 

Post # 9
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I was going to mention this in your other thread, but you were so excited that I didn’t want to sway you. There are certain styles I love in pictures and on others, but when I put them on I was underwhelmed (princess cut and emerald cut 3 stone). I was also surprised to like certain shapes I never thought I would (marquise). Before committing, I’d try on a similar style if you can and really make sure you love it!!! Even if you have to go to a maul store; they usually have that style. 

Post # 11
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018 - City, State

Yep just like above lol. He had my ring size and got a photo of my hand the online store he bought from could superimpose a ring on your hand so HE had an idea but I didn’t have a clue πŸ™‚

Post # 13
1208 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve bought tons of rings without trying them on. Including all our rings from.previous marriage , and our current rings.  So Long As I Can Return OR Exchange…. I’m  ok with it

Post # 14
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I did!! Mine was made abroad.

What I do recommend is going into a store and trying on similar rings and asking the size of the stones even measuring them. The size I thought I wanted when I tried it on (while out with a friend). I realised was too small and wouldn’t look right with another ring I wear. This made it really clear for me what size and ring I needed to get. I also realised I couldn’t buy exactly what I wanted in store so had no choice but to buy online!

Post # 15
2484 posts
Buzzing bee

I didn’t really get to try it on, but they had a similarly sized setting in stock, but it was about 2 sizes too small and barely fit on my pinky…but I did get to try on the wax mold with the stone sitting inside so I had a pretty good idea of what the finished product would look like.



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