Buying An Engagement Ring: In Store Vs Online

Buying an engagement ring is an exciting, but sometimes daunting endeavour for anyone. Some people can be put off by the prospect of entering a jewellers at the risk of the ‘intimidation’ and therefore opt to buy the ring without engaging with an expert face to face and just going online!DR022-feature-image-of-oval-cut-solitaire-diamond-engagement-ring-dublin-ireland-jewellers-commins-and-co
However, the experience of buying a ring can be so much easier if you have at least one conversation with an honest and reliable jeweller who will provide you with all the information you could possibly need!

Here are some of the reasons why it is always a good idea to buy your ring from a reputable jewellers.

  1. You can see the Quality of the Ring in Person: It’s very easy to simply state the spec of a ring- its colour, clarity, cut, polish etc on a website and just accept it as true. However, only by seeing the ring and diamond in person, you can verify these claims. You will see the inclusions, if any. You can test how the diamond reflects the light. You can see if that style of ring even suits your hand! Our online videos and pictures are a good indicator of the shine and shimmer of the ring but the best way to fall in love with a ring is to see it in person!
  2. Expert Staff to Point You in the Right Direction- the biggest advantage of choosing to buy from a shop is that the staff inside will actively work to get the best possible diamond for your budget and get the perfect ring for your tastes. They can also answer and questions you have quickly and directly about the 4 C’s or any aspect of the process of buying a ring.
  3. After-Sales Care- Here at Commins & Co, we have an in-house goldsmith to help you in any way post-purchase- it could be a re-size, a polish, re-plating etc. All of these would take a maximum of a week. However, if you buy it online there may not be any after sales care or if there is, the turnover would be a lot more than just a few days! We actively work to make your experience enjoyable and that you would not hesitate to recommend us so we do our best to make sure all of our customers are satisfied with their experience.

So be careful out there! An engagement ring is an investment and something you’ll have for life, so make sure you make the right choice when choosing who to buy it from!

For more information on this topic, why not take a look at another one of our blogs which discusses this in more detail. See here.