Now we all know that buying an engagement ring can be very frightening and stressful. The very thought of going to the jewelry store could be dire for some people, there are so many styles and settings – How do you choose the right one?

This is where buying engagement rings online is actually a very relaxed manner and fun in doing something. But if you buy engagement rings online or buy them from retailers there are a few things you need to consider before you start.

Have an idea of what your ring will look like.

It is one of the most important investments that you will ever make and one of the times that you are going to buy something just for her. Keep in mind that today, women prefer something unique and classy when it comes to their engagement rings. You can get referrals from your friends or simply go through magazines to get a clear idea. 

You can also check out 10 of the best celebrity engagement rings online to choose a perfect style for your loved one.  It defines how you feel about her and your relationship, so you need to choose a ring style that suits her, according to her lifestyle, a ring that she likes to wear and be proud to show off.

Have an idea on the ring style, do you want a simple yet classic solitaire ring elaborately decorated antique style, very modern style or a ring that has a simple band but three diamonds? You can even add color to your ring by using gemstones such as sapphires and rubies for your setup.

You also need to think about what type of precious metal you want for the band – Gold, White Gold or Platinum is your ultimate choice here. Gold is more traditional, but the White Gold and Platinum do set off your diamond beautifully.

Now I know that this seems redundant, but when buying engagement rings online you can experiment a little bit with the technology they have, so you can create the perfect ring and actually see the rings you've created, including one of the most important things – how it would look on her!