Aside from the marriage proposal, making a purchase as big as an engagement ring is a daunting decision, even more so if you’re doing it virtually. But over the past decade, jewelers have responded to the modern needs of the world and made it fun (and efficient) to find the best engagement rings online at various price points with peace of mind. Many have translated the in-store experience into online consultations, which are great when you need human assistance, and have set new standards for price transparency and ethical labor and environment. These online retailers also provide comprehensive appraisal reports to ensure your parts are genuine so you can shop safely and easily.

Below, we’ve rounded up seven of the best places to buy engagement rings online, including everything from affordable engagement rings to lab-grown diamond rings in vintage and rare designs. Scroll forward to find out why we love and trust these retailers when it comes to making that important purchase. And for more jewelry inspiration, read our guide to the best diamond jewelry online.

Jewelry without markup

Sometimes “affordable” translates to “no frills”, which can mean boring. It’s fine if we’re talking about t-shirts, but not at all the point when we’re talking about engagement rings. Direct-to-consumer fine jewelry brand Mejuri manages to craft affordable yet interesting engagement rings, with clusters of gemstones and diamonds in artful settings. Prices range from $650 to $2,200.

Handcrafted engagement rings that sparkle

This online retailer offers several ways to purchase engagement rings. First, there is a collection of ready-to-ship styles that can be ordered right away. Second, a custom ring builder with dozens of ways to customize setting, diamond (including natural or lab grown), shape, metal, and more. But what really sets this brand apart is their at-home trial program, where you can receive two 3D-printed replica rings for free to put on. This gives you an idea of ​​what you like or want to change before confirming your custom order.

The range of styles is wide, although mostly traditional. For ready-to-ship engagement rings, prices start at $1,330 and range up to $6,100. Custom pieces are priced per setting (then you select the diamond size and price in later steps), which starts at $290.

Recognized for sustainably created diamonds

Vrai The Signature V Round Brilliant Engagement Ring

True exclusively uses lab-grown diamonds from its own foundry, which means there really is no middleman between the source of the stone and its setting. The diamonds are sustainably grown in America with an all-hydroelectric production process, which eliminates carbon emissions. Vrai also offers a wide range of styles, from timeless solitaire rings to three-stone rings with pavé bands. Prices range from around $800 to $2,500.

Beautiful sparkling pieces in vintage style

Catbird started as a small storefront in Brooklyn that has become popular locally for its ultra-delicate jewelry with names like the worn ring and the sweet choker. In addition to its own line of Catbird jewelry, the boutique offers pieces from independent jewelry designers, such as Blanca Monrós Gómez, Jennie Kwon and Wwake. Engagement ring prices start around $700 for an antique-inspired solitaire and go up to around $14,000 for a sharp diamond.

100% recycled and sustainably handmade gold

In addition to engagement rings, direct selling jewelry brand Aurate offers a selection of wedding bands for different aesthetic tastes – minimalist yet luxurious, fashionable yet timeless. All gold in jewelry is 100% recycled and diamonds are ethically sourced in accordance with the Kimberley process. Styles range from the classic band (available in yellow, white or rose gold) to an eternity ring surrounded by baguette diamonds. Prices start at $70 for a gold vermeil ring and reach around $3,000.

Endless selection of personalized engagement rings

Blue Nile was one of the first fine jewelry retailers to embrace online shopping. It also offers many ways to buy engagement rings, including a personalized option. The brand also collaborates with designers, teaming up with some of the best young jewelers working today to create contemporary engagement rings exclusively for Blue Nile. Between custom options, its own collection, and collaborations with Zac Posen among others, the site offers a huge range of engagement ring styles. Prices start around $2,000 and peak around $30,000.

Trusted source for rare and unique rings

For authenticated antique jewelry online, there is no match for 1stDibs. The company works with a trusted network of the best vintage and contemporary sellers around the world to source pieces you really won’t see anywhere else, with styles ranging from the 18th century to the present day. The selection of engagement rings is huge and the price range is wide, starting around $200 and reaching into the millions (yes, plural). Everything is carefully checked and all purchases include Buyer Protection for a more Net-a-Porter shopping experience than eBay.