8 Jewelers that Offer Virtual Engagement Ring Try-On Experiences

Seeing is believing with these virtual ring try-on experiences.
Jewelers With Virtual Engagement Ring Try-On
Photo: James Allen
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Lauren Whalley
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
  • Lauren studied public relations and advertising at the University of Central Florida.
Updated Nov 15, 2023
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What if you could bring the jewelry showroom home? In this age of technology, you can! Virtual experiences have become increasingly popular, and the world of engagement rings is no exception. Gone are the days of guessing how a ring will actually look on your finger. Now, you can experience the magic of trying on engagement rings with a few taps on your phone. Thanks to the virtual engagement ring try-on experience, you can now explore and visualize your dream ring from the comfort of your own home (you can even measure your ring size without leaving your couch!)

Several leading jewelers have recognized the importance of this virtual experience and have embraced it wholeheartedly. They understand that finding the perfect engagement ring is a deeply personal and meaningful journey, and they want to make it as easy as possible for you to make that connection. This is why we tapped Lorraine Brantner, James Allen Sales Manager and Gemologist, to give her expert advice. With just a few clicks, you can enter a digital realm where you can try on stunning rings from renowned jewelers, exploring every detail and angle. Below, we will delve into what virtual engagement ring try-ons are, how the process works, and highlight jewelers that offer this exciting experience.

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What is a virtual engagement ring try on?

A virtual engagement ring try-on is a digital experience that allows you to try on various engagement ring styles, settings and stones virtually. Through specialized websites and apps, you can upload a photo of your hand or use a provided hand model to generate a realistic representation of an engagement ring on your hand. This enables you to see how different rings will look on your finger before making a final decision.

So, why would you want to try on engagement rings virtually? Well, it allows you to explore a wide range of designs and styles without the constraints of having to make multiple in-person visits to jewelers. It saves time and provides convenience, especially for those with busy schedules. Additionally, a virtual try-on will help you make informed decisions by visualizing how a particular ring suits your hand, taking into account aspects like shape, size and overall aesthetics.

How does a virtual engagement ring try-on process work?

The process of an engagement ring virtual try-on is user-friendly. Most jewelers offering this service have dedicated websites or mobile apps. To try on engagement rings virtually, you begin by uploading a clear photo of your hand or selecting a hand model that closely resembles yours. Then, using innovative technology, the website or app overlays images of different rings onto your hand, allowing you to see them from various angles and perspectives.

You can typically browse through an extensive collection of engagement rings, filtering by style, ring metal type, diamond stone shape and more. Once you've selected a ring, you can visualize it on your hand, make comparisons between different options, and even share images or save your favorites for future reference. The user interface is designed to provide a realistic representation of the rings, taking into account factors like proportions, scale, and lighting.

For couples who may feel nervous about the online try-on process, Brantner reassures them that the virtual try-on experience is easy, completely free and fun. "The try-on feature is a great tool to help those who are still unsure about their preferred engagement ring styles or center stone shapes," says Bratner. By virtually trying on different rings, couples can gain confidence in their decisions and visualize how their dream ring will look on their hand, all from the comfort of their own homes.

Jewelers That Offer Virtual Engagement Ring Try-On

Discovering the perfect engagement ring is a deeply personal and meaningful experience. Luckily, many reputable jewelers have embraced virtual engagement ring try-on experiences to enhance the shopping journey. Here are a few jewelers that offer this exciting service:

James Allen

Engagement Rings from James Allen
Photo: James Allen

James Allen's virtual try-on process is known for its ease of use and style options. According to Lorraine Brantner, the Sales Manager and Gemologist at James Allen, this feature allows customers to upload or capture a photo of their hand on the mobile version of JamesAllen.com. By selecting the pink "Try-On" icon, users can view different ring styles superimposed on their hand images. "The try-on feature allows you to upload or take a photo of your hand and then view various ring styles superimposed on your hand image," Brantner explains. "The ring designs can be sized up or down and rotated for perfect positioning on your finger." This interactive experience provides a realistic representation of how the chosen ring will look when worn, helping customers find their perfect sparkler.

What sets the James Allen try-on process apart is that the brand's personal touch provides customers with a more realistic representation. "We do not use a stock hand image, instead allowing our customers to view our bestselling engagement ring designs on their hands," says Brantner. The engagement ring designs can also be adjusted in size and position, giving the illusion that you are wearing the ring. "Additionally, you can switch between the center stone shapes that are available for that setting style," she says. "If you like the design, you have the option to save the image to your mobile device or share the image across several platforms."

Brilliant Earth

Engagement Rings from Brilliant Earth
Photo: Brilliant Earth

Aside from being known for their sustainable engagement rings, Brilliant Earth's virtual try-on experience is also a noteworthy callout. Users can easily access a virtual try-on feature on the brand's mobile website. This innovative tool allows individuals to see what different engagement ring styles and designs would look like by simply uploading a photo. This virtual experience gives customers a realistic and interactive way to see different rings before making any big decisions.

Brilliant Earth's virtual engagement ring try-on process not only simplifies the ring shopping experience but also provides a convenient way to explore a wide range of ring options. With high-quality images and realistic proportions, customers can get a true sense of how each ring would look on their hands. You can even set up a virtual appointment to learn more about Brilliant Earth's ethically sourced and sustainable process and receive valuable diamond and gemstone education.

Shane Co.

Engagement Ring from Shane Co.
Photo: Shane Co.

Shane Co.'s virtual engagement ring try-on experience is an exciting and innovative way to find your perfect ring from the comfort of your own home. They understand that choosing an engagement ring is a special and personal process, so they've created a virtual try-on tool that allows you to see how any Shane Co. engagement ring will look on your hand before making a final decision. Whether you're browsing their wide selection of hand-picked diamonds, rubies or sapphires, the virtual try-on tool lets you accurately visualize your favorite ring settings on your finger.

The best part? It's incredibly easy to use! Just tap the Virtual Try-On feature on the product page, follow a few simple instructions, and voila! You'll see exactly how the ring looks on your hand. And the fun doesn't stop there; you can even virtually try on necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and fashion rings. Shane Co. has truly thought of everything to make your ring shopping experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. You can even customize your ring by choosing different stone shapes and carat sizes. Plus, they've gone above and beyond by allowing you to virtually try on necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and even men's wedding bands and bracelets. It's all about allowing you to find and visualize the perfect piece that speaks to you.


A man trying on wedding bands
Photo: Marke

Marke's home ring try-on experience is all about convenience and discovering your perfect fit. With their easy-to-use online platform, you can enjoy the comfort of trying on their stunning collection of men's and women's wedding rings from the comfort of your own home. Simply order a home try-on kit, and they'll send you a selection of their exquisite rings to try on at your leisure. They even provide you with a ring sizer to ensure a perfect fit. Take your time and find the ring that speaks to your style and personality. It's a stress-free and fun way to narrow down your options and find the ring of your dreams.

What's great about Marke's home ring try-on experience is that you have the opportunity to truly get a feel for their jewelry before committing. You can wear the rings you select from the kit for up to five days, allowing you to see how they look and feel in different lighting, with different outfits and throughout your daily activities. This hands-on experience gives you the confidence to make an informed decision when it comes to investing in a piece of fine jewelry. Plus, Marke's commitment to ethically sourced and conflict-free materials gives you peace of mind knowing that your ring is not only beautiful but also responsibly made.


Engagement Rings from VRAI
Photo: VRAI

With VRAI's virtual try-on tool on their product pages, you can see your desired design come to life right before your eyes. Whether you're torn between diamond styles, metals or band options, this interactive feature allows you to test them all out and make the best decision for yourself or your partner. From classic cuts to trendy bezel sets and beyond, you can see how each style looks on your hand and determine which one truly speaks to your heart.

Plus, VRAI also offers virtual appointments with their experts, allowing you to dive deeper into the world of diamond education and receive personalized advice with explanations of the process, timelines and more. It's like having your own virtual jewelry consultant right at your fingertips. With VRAI's user-friendly interface and comprehensive guidance, you can confidently design your unique ring and make an informed choice that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Blue Nile

Engagement Rings from Blue Nile
Photo: Blue Nile

Blue Nile is known for its stunning collection of engagement rings, and their ring try-on experience takes the guesswork out of finding your perfect piece. With a simple, user-friendly interface, you can browse through their extensive range of styles, from classic solitaires to more intricate designs. Once you've picked your favorites, you can then use the Blue Nile virtual try-on tool to see how each ring will look and fit on your hand. The tool utilizes augmented reality, so you can see realistic 3D images of the rings on your finger.

With their Diamond Genius tool, you can learn more about carats, clarity, color and cut, and how they contribute to the overall beauty and value of a diamond. You can also use their comparison tool to get a side-by-side view of how different diamonds stack up against one another. When you have a clear understanding of what you're looking for, picking out your perfect engagement ring becomes that much easier. Plus, Blue Nile offers free shipping and free returns on every order, so you can shop with confidence knowing that you're getting the best possible value.

Jean Dousset

Engagement Rings from Jean Dousset
Photo: Jean Dousset

The Jean Dousset ring try-on experience is like having your very own personal jeweler. Talented and renowned designer Jean Dousset (who also just happens to be the great-great-grandson of Louis Cartier) understands the importance of finding a ring that not only fits your finger but also your unique style. That's why they offer a personalized concierge service to help you every step of the way. From selecting the perfect diamond to finding the ideal setting, their team of experts is there to provide you with one-on-one guidance and answer any questions you may have. You can even schedule a virtual consultation to discuss your preferences and receive customized recommendations.

What sets Jean Dousset apart is their dedication to creating heirloom-quality lab diamond rings that you'll treasure for a lifetime. Each ring is meticulously handcrafted, using only the finest materials and most brilliant diamonds. Plus, with their commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainable practices, you can feel good knowing that your ring is not only beautiful but also responsibly made.


Engagement Rings from Jared
Photo: Jared

Jared's online ring try-on experience takes the stress out of finding your dream engagement ring. You can easily browse through their wide selection of styles and find the perfect ring to match your unique personality and taste. Once you've selected your favs, you can then use their virtual try-on tool to see how the rings look and fits. Plus, you can even zoom in to examine every intricate detail. It's the perfect way to experiment with different looks and find the ring that truly speaks to your heart. With quality and craftsmanship at the forefront of their brand values, you can trust that you're getting a stunning piece of jewelry that you'll treasure for a lifetime.

Jared also offers complementary consulting and advisory services to guide you every step of the way during your online ring try-on experience. Their experts will be on hand to answer any of your burning questions and offer insights tailored to your ring preferences, budget, and lifestyle.

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