Buying an engagement ring online feels like a strange thing to do. It’s up there with buying a car you’ve never test driven or renting a house you’ve never seen in person.
But in these technological times, instead of going from large retail chain to local jewelry store to look at sparkly rings, the engaged-to-be create Pinterest boards. Some do this voluntarily because they dream of their wedding day or have romantic thoughts about sharing the rest of their life with their partner. In my case, my man friend asked me for suggestions on what ring to buy when the time came. So I hesitantly agreed to make a board on a secret account that no one I knew would be able to find (unless he or I gave them the link).
Admittedly, the process became rather addicting. I dug online through all sorts of local shops, antique jewelers…
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