8 Fantastic Sites For Awe-Inspiring Engagement Ring Ideas

Diamond rings have always been an integral part of modern day weddings. After all, they are a women’s best friend and a diamond is “forever”. Unfortunately, when it comes to selecting an engagement ring design for a loved one, most people have no clue where to start.

In this blog post, I had compiled a useful list of online resources to help you find inspiration and ideas for ring designs. Best of all, these websites provide real photographs (and even videos!) instead of generic “stock images” to help you better visualize things.

Whiteflash’s Jewelry Gallery

Whiteflash is a company which is famous for their ideal cut diamonds and fine jewelry. Besides offering competitive prices for certified diamonds, they also offer affordable custom design services for a global audience.

You can find a collection of their finest work (as well as designer pieces like Tacori & Verragio!) inside their jewelry gallery. What I like about their gallery is that it is very well organized and easy to navigate.

Also, I find their craftsmanship on finished products to be of extremely high quality and this is largely due to the state-of-the-art production facility they have on-site. And if you ever need additional information about a piece of jewelry, it can be conveniently found within a couple of mouse clicks.

whiteflash three stone rings display

James Allen – Videos of Various Engagement Ring Styles

James Allen allows you to interact with their diamond rings in 360° videos (yes! videos and not just photographs) from your computer screen. This slick website is the go-to destination for online jewelry. Besides search filters you can tweak to view designs by style or material type, there is also a lifelike computer simulation which shows how the ring looks like on a hand.

james allen recently purchased

CustomMade.com – Build Your Own Engagement Ring

CustomMade.com is a platform that bridges craftspeople and consumers. The great thing about CustomMade.com is that you get to browse thousands of projects submitted by hundreds of different makers on one single website. For people who are looking for unconventional and unique designs, this is going to be your playground…

custom made

Pinterest – biffmeplease

If you didn’t know yet, Pinterest is the kingpin of online pinboards (pun intended). While Pinterest may not be the most user-friendly website to navigate around, they offer Internet users a great way to share and find new content. In fact, these visual pinboards created by members are a treasure trove of ideas waiting to be discovered.

One of the pinboards that deserves a special mention is a collation of engagement ring designs made by a user called biffmeplease.

pinterest idea board

WeKnowMeMes

For hardcore gamers and movie fanatics, this image gallery is geek heaven for you. From realistic “Poke ball” diamond rings to a “Death Star” ring box inspired by Star Wars, getting engaged has never been more fun.

proposal ring ideas for geeks and gamers

OneWed

OneWed.com is a place where you can connect inspirations directly to the vendors. Besides browsing through the latest bridal trends, OneWed.com also allows you to save your own notes in an ideabook.

wedding ring trends

Brian Gavin Diamonds

Brian Gavin is a well known figure in the world of diamond cutting and showcases a wide range of exquisite jewelry designs. Every piece of jewelry they make is crafted to the highest level of workmanship and subjected to meticulous quality control. Besides their own in-house designs, they also collaborated with international brands like Sholdt and H. Levi & Co to provide a wider range of selections.

brian gavin image gallery

Conclusion

As you can see, the Internet has made it really easy for anyone to access hundreds of ring designs with the click of a few mouse buttons. For people who dislike walking into a physical jewelry store and getting served by pushy sales people, these online websites are a huge boon to do your research.

I strongly recommend taking your time when browsing through the designs. And if possible, it would be best to find out the tastes and preferences of your recipient before making any purchases.

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Do you make use of any other resources when looking for diamond ring ideas? Let me know if I missed anything in the comments below.

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6 Comments

  1. Uno Abrahamsson-
    August 13, 2015 at 7:10 am

    What would you recommend for people on a budget? I just graduated and found a job in the marine industry. I figured it’s time to propose to my girlfriend of 4 years but I don’t have much savings to blow on a proposal ring. If you have alternate ideas for engagement rings, I would definitely welcome them if they are budget friendly!

  2. Paul Gian-
    August 13, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    What’s your budget like? It is possible to find a 0.50 carat size diamond ring with great cut quality in a white gold setting for less than $2000.

    => https://beyond4cs.com/2012/09/engagement-ring-for-less-than-2000/

  3. Gosse van der Borgh-
    September 1, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Great list. Do you have a similar list of resource that showcases diamond ring designs for guys? A male version of this resource would be awesome!

  4. Paul Gian-
    September 1, 2015 at 6:22 am

    I think you can find some unique and creative men’s engagement rings here: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/men-engagement-rings/

  5. Benjamin Waddy-
    September 11, 2015 at 6:46 am

    I’m based in Australia and I’m seeking an antique style proposal ring. Being romantic is not one of my strong points and I would be glad if could help a mate out. Thanks!

  6. Paul Gian-
    September 11, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    For antique style rings with vintage cut diamonds (e.g. Old Miner Cut, Old European Cut), Victor Canera is one of the top jewelers who makes the best rings in the industry.

    You can read about my review on him here:

    https://beyond4cs.com/reviews/victor-canera/

    You would also be able to get some good engagement ring ideas from these webpages:

    https://beyond4cs.com/2015/06/vintage-engagement-rings/
    https://beyond4cs.com/shapes/cushion/old-mine-cut/
    https://beyond4cs.com/shapes/round/old-european-cut/

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