Who has purchased a ring without trying it on first?

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

kd1025 :  I’ve purchased a few rings without trying them on (from Gemvara) and also custom designs/settings. I agree with what others said: as long as there is a good return policy, you should be okay. In the case of custom work, you should be okay as long as you are using a jeweler who will stand behind the piece and change or fix anything not to your liking once you see it in person and on your own hand.

My one piece of advice (and maybe someone has already mentioned this) would be to go and “try on” the stone shape or shapes you are thinking of getting in the size you are thinking of getting. For example, if you want to go with a cushion shape like in the original design, I would suggest going to a jeweler and looking at cushion stones in the size range you are considering. You can at least see them against your finger to determine if you like that shape or not. If you already know a certain shape is your jam, though, you should be good to go! ^.~

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I did! I never tried on any ring before. My then bf (now husband) got us a pair of promise rings way before when we were still dating and he just guessed my ring size. Then when we got married my Mother-In-Law gave us a pair of wedding bands based on the size of the promise rings. We recently ordered my e-ring online, from abroad, and I’ve never tried on any of those too. I just knew what I wanted right from the start and when it came it was perfect for me.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Whoops duplicate

Post # 18
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6430 posts
Bee Keeper

Kind of, but I designed it first so I had an idea of what I wanted so it was a blind buy.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

I’m not really a jewelry person, so I just pointed to one that looked nice online and my SO ordered it on the spot. If you’re worried about it can you find someplace that offers 30 day returns?

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Yes, my ring came from Blue Nile. However we did go to a local jewelry store to try some things on and get sized. I still ended up sending it back to get resized a half size smaller (free!). I’ve heard it’s recommend getting sized at three different places now and I can see why. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My husband purchased my ring without me ever seeing it or trying it on. I picked the setting and gave him a range of stones in different price ranges I liked, and let him have at it. I had no idea what I was going to end up with or how it would look, but it made it more fun to me to know that he was going to surprise me from a pool of things I knew I liked. Worked out great, I love my set. 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

My fiancé bought my ring without me sharing with him what I wanted. Love it! 

Post # 24
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Helper bee

 Over here, we bought online so I just saw pictures. It turned out great, the ring totally fits us but I am pretty sentimental so the fact he picked it out mostly makes me dig it more. It’s kind of funny because I don’t generally like three stone rings except the one her got me.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

I bought my wedding band online without trying it on, as I needed something curved to fit my engagement ring and had found very few options in brick and mortar stores. I picked it out many months ago and was waiting for their November 25% off sale. I just received it in the mail yesterday, and it looks just like I pictured.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

I’ve never tried any of my rings on. All online purchases and I’ve only not liked one that I had custom because I didn’t realize it would sit so high

Post # 27
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Newbee

I bought my ring online, and it’s a round, 6 prong tapered cathedral solitaire. I had looked at a million pics and knew that’s what I wanted.  I had my anniversary band made semi custom, so there wasn’t one in the shop to try on.  

Post # 28
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Newbee

Mine is from Adiamor! My fiancé said the customer service band process was smooth and we will be getting wedding bands from them as well! We tried lots of styles on in person to get a feel of what I wanted and to get the correct sizing. Hope this helps!

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