Online Engagement Ring

4 Reasons to Buy Engagement Rings Online

Online Engagement Ring

With smartphones essentially an extension of our hands and time spent on the internet continues to increase, average consumers are already at ease, and often prefer, purchasing products online. However, when it comes to buying a meaningful, personal and expensive item like engagement rings online, the internet is not yet the go-to destination for purchase. Turns out you could be missing out – Grooms and brides-to-be can in fact be better off buying a diamond ring on the internet.

Buying Engagement Rings Online: Why It’s Better Online

1. You’ll show her you put effort into it

Engagement Ring Purchase

When you buy a ring from a brick-and-mortar store, the (often commissioned) salesperson tends to steer the process. S/he hands you a few options and you are left with the finite choices in stock. Buying engagement rings online, however, gives you a much wider selection and more control to do your own research. This is not to say that you’re on your own, as most online retailers have customer service available by live chat and phone. For example, James Allen.com has 24/7 non-commissioned diamond experts who can help walk you through the process, with an option to interact with your favorite diamonds in real-time while they share their screen with you and walk you through the diamond attributes in Super Zoom magnification.

Your girlfriend will perceive this as incredibly romantic when she learns of all the time you spent making sure you got the ring of her dreams. What could be more romantic than taking control and making your own decisions, rather than leaving matters in the hands of a salesperson?

2. You’ll save money buying an engagement ring online

Save on Online Engagement Rings

Buying an engagement ring online can save you up to 50% off what you would spend for the exact same specs in a physical store, since online retailers don’t have overhead costs. Why not use the money you’ll save for an even more romantic honeymoon destination, or towards saving up for a home? Just make sure you do your research and find a good company. Online is usually the smart way to find the best quality for the best price. JamesAllen.com makes this possible for whatever your budget may be.

3. You’ll be sure that what you see is what you get

Certified Diamonds

Since an engagement ring is one of the most significant purchases you’ll ever make, you should definitely make sure that you know what you’re getting. When you look through a jeweler’s loupe at a local jewelry store, it’s impossible to see every inclusion. If you choose a trustworthy engagement ring e-tailer, you will be able to see actual 360° HD photos of the diamonds photographed on their website, zoomed in much closer than you would be able to see with a jeweler’s loupe. There are lots of diamonds in the world; with every two that have the same certification grading, there is one that will appear more beautiful to you than the other. Using a retailer with Diamond Display Technology will give you a 360° ultra-clear look at the diamonds you’re interested in. JamesAllen.com is the only retailer to display each and every diamond in 360° HD on their site. And don’t worry – their 100% money-back return policy allows you to make sure your fiancée loves her ring.

4. You’ll feel confident with your purchase

Diamond Engagement Rings

One of the reassuring points about consumer e-commerce is the power of online consumer conversations. You can use this to your advantage, by making sure you’re purchasing your fiancée’s dream ring from a trustworthy retailer. People on the internet are not afraid to speak their minds, and online jewelers have customer reviews all over the place. Make sure you do your research and check out different websites to get enough of an idea of the type of company you’re dealing with.

It’s important to note that credible diamond retailers will only sell conflict-free laboratory graded diamonds and will display a copy of an AGS, GIA, or IGI diamond certificate on their website before you purchase the ring.

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Melissa Schreiber

Melissa is a lover of love, writing, cupcakes and pretty things (James Allen sparkle included).

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Women's History Month

James Allen Celebrates Women on International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we decided to take the opportunity to celebrate women and their achievements. At James Allen, we’re proud of our fierce female employees.

Here are a few of the inspiring women at James Allen:

Shira Aviv, Full Stack SW Engineer
Tel Aviv Office

International Women's Day

“Use your feminine instincts in your career – they’re a huge advantage that your male colleagues don’t have.”

• Ensures that James Allen uses the most cutting edge technologies in order to give customers the best experience.
• Is amazed by programming, and how much easier the internet has made our lives
• Has always been attracted to the power of software
• Loves having the opportunity to design and implement new products and features

Woman who inspired her: “As a developer, I must say that it’s Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, the first computer programmer.”

Career advice for young women: “Use your feminine instincts in your career – they’re a huge advantage that your male colleagues don’t have.”

Eleanor Walper, Graduate Gemologist, Head of James Allen New York Showroom
New York Office

International Women's Day

“Continue to look for new ways to learn! It is vital to keep yourself in a position of enlightenment, because you grow and remain engaged in and excited about your work.”

• Works daily with the Quality Control team to ensure stones are verified and finished pieces are created by our jewelers to meet James Allen quality standards.
• Meets personally with clients in our newly established Fifth Avenue NYC Showroom to assist in diamond and setting selection or to facilitate repair and warranty services
• Enjoys working with James Allen COO and Co-Founder, Dean Lederman, in our private sales division, which also entails diamond concierge and jewelry design services
• Jumped at the chance to work at James Allen because e-commerce is fast becoming an emerging concept in the Jewelry world

Woman who inspired her: “As I’ve matured, I realize my mother never ceases to amaze and inspire me! She is one of the smartest women I know, always researching, attending seminars and trying new things. She received her MBA and worked for years in finance, but after raising me and my two sisters, she went back to school for her Private Investigator license and recently started her own practice. I am in awe of all of the things she’s accomplished, yet she still makes the time for herself to continue her own life and education.”

Career advice for young women: “Continue to look for new ways to learn! An education is something that no one can take away from you. It is vital to keep yourself in a position of enlightenment, because you grow and remain engaged in and excited about your work.”

Johanna Tzur, CMO
Tel Aviv Office

International Women's Day

“Be open to every opportunity; often the least intuitive career-building choices take you the furthest.”

• Responsible for all aspects of marketing at JamesAllen.com
• Loves finding new ways to hit the radar of young couples who have found love and are now looking for their ideal jewelry to show it

Women who inspired her: “My mother who taught me you can have a chance to do it all, just not all at once, and my daughters who inspire me daily with their powers of negotiation.”

Career advice for young women: “Be open to every opportunity; often the least intuitive career choices take you the furthest.”

Michele Sigler, Vice President, MD Operations
Maryland Office

International Women's Day

“You have gifts that may seem stereotypical but are also unique. Love who you are and use all of your gifts!”

• Responsible for creating and develop the systems, procedures and talent behind the dreams of the James Allen Customer Service operation
• Watching something grow and positively impacting individuals brings a smile to her face every time she walks into the office
• Followed the love of her life (President and co-founder of JamesAllen.com James Allen Schultz) in the venture of opening a diamond company

Women who inspired her: “I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere, every day, but the foundation from which I grew is the most important part of who I am. My very large family consists of all types of women, from the very simple to the highly educated. All of them, however, have the kind-heart and determination that turned difficult long days providing for a family, into days of happy childhood memories and laughter.”

Career advice for young women: “You have gifts that may seem stereotypical but are also unique; intuition and emotional awareness can be used with logic, analytics, determination, and strength to create an incredible advantage in business and personal goals. Love who you are and use all of your gifts!”

Jenny Shem-David, CPO
Tel Aviv Office

International Women's Day

“Always aspire to learn new things. Fulfill yourself as a person and don’t define yourself solely by those around you.”

• Manages the software development activities at James Allen
• Loves the teamwork involved in creating something new every day
• Enjoys working on a product which is based on the beauty in life
• Her diamantaire family roots and desire for creativity, aesthetics and perfection brought her to this career path – was educated in law, but wanted something different

Woman who inspired her: “My grandmother – she was Superwoman to me. I was always amazed how she could do everything, in each aspect of life, whether it be home, work, friends… She was a very helpful and social person. I always thought that if she was able to do all of those things back then, I could do even more today.”

Career advice for young women: “Don’t doubt your abilities. Always aspire to learn new things, new technologies, and new environments. Despite the fact that women are the only ones who can give birth, it’s not necessarily their main goal in this world – Fulfill yourself as a person and don’t define yourself solely by those around you; independence is key.”

Tammy Steed, Sales Manager
Maryland Office

International Women's Day

“Never be afraid of obstacles that pop up along the way; these are a sure way to help you learn and grow. Work hard, don’t give up on your dreams and most of all, do what you love!”

• Works hand-in-hand with training, development and growth of the James Allen Customer Service staff
• Enjoys working with each member of the Customer Service team and watching them grow individually and as a team
• Before joining the James Allen team, worked in real estate to help find their dream homes; now helps people find their dream rings
• Loves assisting clients during very special times in their lives – proposals, weddings and anniversaries

Women who inspired her: “Many women have inspired me over the years for many different reasons.

My Aunt Daisy has been a great inspiration to me for her sheer determination, energy and her fullness of life. She is, without a doubt, the hardest working woman whom I have ever known. Although she didn’t have a college education, she enjoyed and loved her job, even walking a couple of miles most days to get there. She was seriously injured recently when she was hit by a motorcycle while walking, however, she has not lost her determination or love for life.

My three daughters are also a great inspiration to me. I have watched my daughters grow into amazing young women, from traveling the world to giving back to their community and inspiring other young adults and children by volunteering. Witnessing these young women setting and reaching so many goals in such a short time has been a great inspiration to me to never be afraid to go after what you want.”

Career advice for young women: “Never be afraid of obstacles that pop up along the way, these are a sure way to help you learn and grow. While you may have a particular career path in mind, don’t be afraid to try new things when the opportunity presents itself; you never know where it may lead you. Work hard, don’t give up on your dreams and most of all, do what you love!”

Which women have inspired you this International Women’s Day? Tell us in the comments!

Melissa Schreiber

Melissa is a lover of love, writing, cupcakes and pretty things (James Allen sparkle included).

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