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The 9 Best Places to Buy Wedding Bands Online

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While it’s the engagement ring that often gets all the attention and glory, wedding bands are just as—arguably maybe even more—important, and choosing your rings is a major part of the wedding planning process. (Not to mention that, unlike the engagement bling, both you and your partner get one.) Many couples often go the route of purchasing bands from the same retailer as the engagement ring; to that point, most of the options on this list do in fact offer both.

No matter whether you’re looking for something simple and timeless, or modern and out-of-the-box, the retailers listed below offer a little something for every type of couple. Plus, you can easily peruse the selections together virtually in the comfort of your own home, an added perk during the already hectic period leading up to the wedding day.

From big-name retailers and classic brands to independent designers, read on for the best places to buy wedding bands online.

Blue Nile

Courtesy of Blue Nile

One of the first places to make online diamond shopping a thing, Blue Nile has been around for over two decades. Selling ultra-high quality diamonds—at much lower prices than traditional retail, thanks to the fact that they cut out the middleman—this is a great place to shop for diamond bands. They also have a convenient category of ‘couples rings,’ pairing options that work well for him and her together in one convenient—and very affordable—duo. So affordable in fact that many of the combinations come in at under $1000 for both bands.

Shipping & Returns Policies

Blue Nile offers free and secure shipping and priority shipping is based on a total order value minimum. If you need to expedite your order, Blue Nile also offers shipping upgrades for an additional charge. Every order includes a 30-day return policy and lifetime guarantees. Blue Nile also offers a Diamond Buyback program that allows customers to sell a loose diamond or piece of diamond jewelry for a cash offer based on current market value.


 Courtesy of Etsy

While wedding bands may not necessarily be what you think of when you think of Etsy, it’s worth checking out the site for a variety of handcrafted stunners. These custom-made choices from talented vendors across the globe are a surefire way to ensure you’re getting something truly unique. And talk about options—at last check, the wedding bands section of the site yielded over 158,000 items. But don’t worry, you can easily filter through these by price, or even shipping time if the big day is fast approaching.

Shipping & Returns Policies

Since each vendor has their own set of shop policies, make sure to check the payment plan options, estimated delivery date as well as return policy as they will vary from shop to shop.


Courtesy of Catbird

A go-to for unique, vintage-inspired engagement rings, this New York-based company offers the same when it comes to wedding bands. Choose from the brand’s three signature collections; the site also features options from a few other smaller jewelry designers. There’s also a nice selection of choices for men, as well as unisex bands. Regardless, everything is totally different than traditional wedding jewelry, utterly romantic, and affordable, too.

Shipping & Returns Policies

While shopping, keep in mind that due to government restrictions, Catbird has halted manufacturing until these restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, if you order from Catbird’s “Ship Now” collection, your order will ship within 3-7 business days. For custom rings, you can choose from standard shipping to next-day delivery to instore pickup once Catbird has resumed normal business operations. Catbird accepts returns for online purchases within 10 days of the purchase date. Simply fill out the return form and mail your ring back. At this time, Catbird does not offer exchanges.


 Courtesy of Zales

The “diamond store since 1924” does, in fact, have plenty of diamond options, from delicate pavé bands to more dramatic designs. (And given their extensive selection of engagement rings, this is also a great place to shop if you want to go with a matching set.) Offering a nice array of plain metal bands in yellow gold, white gold, and titanium, and in a range of prices that are equally extensive, you’ll be sure to find a band to suit your style and your budget.

Shipping & Returns Policies

Returns and exchanges in good condition are permitted within 60 days from the purchase date and online purchases can be returned to one of Zales’s many store locations or returned by mail. Like many retailers, it might take up to 30 days to process any refunds.


Courtesy of Gemist 

Direct-to-consumer brands are all the rage across every product category these days, and wedding bands are no exception. Case in point: Gemist, which sells both everyday pieces and wedding jewelry. They’re also the first digital option (with both an app and website) to let you ‘try before you buy’ jewelry, a huge plus for anyone a little stressed about shelling out big bucks for a ring they’ve never even tried on. 

The selection of wedding bands is helpfully categorized into classic and contemporary collections. The former boasts simple designs, though with a variety of both diamonds and other precious stones; the latter has slightly more unexpected designs and cuts. Either way, once you choose an initial design you can then customize everything from the metal to the stone to the band. You can even book a personalized consultation with one of their consultants to help you craft the perfect design.

Shipping & Returns Policies

Engagement rings and wedding bands are shipped via UPS Ground but expedited shipping is offered for an additional cost. Everyday rings with tags intact can be returned within 14 days of purchase day but fully custom rings cannot be returned.

Kay Jewelers

Courtesy of Kay Jewelers

This retailer is well-known for their engagement rings, but also offers an equally impressive assortment of wedding bands. They use ethically-sourced materials and stones, though have lab-created diamonds as well. There are a plethora of choices, ranging from simple black silicone bands to glamorous, vintage-inspired eternity bands for her.

Many of the bands are also engravable, for those looking to add a personalized touch. And if you’re looking to amp up your bridal bling, there’s a great variety of other rings and wraps that can easily be stacked and mixed and matched. (And yes, we’re singing the jingle right now, too.)

Shipping & Returns Policies

Kay offers safe shipping and for your security, merchandise orders over $1,000 will only be shipped to the billing address for the payment method you’ve chosen to use. Choose from Ground, Overnight, or Saturday shipping options and allow for additional time for personalized orders. Kay is now offering free returns by mail for online purchases. You may return your ring via mail or at any Kay location after 30 days of receiving your order or exchange your order within 60 days of the purchase date.


 Courtesy of Ritani

All of these rings are handcrafted and made to order, using ethically sourced metals and diamonds. There’s no shortage of options to pick from—they have over 450 women’s wedding bands and nearly 700 for men. They also have a convenient matching feature that makes it easy to choose a band that will be the most flattering paired with your engagement ring. Bonus points for plenty of price-conscious options, too.

Shipping & Returns Policies

Ritani has a 30-day return policy for all items except for custom rings but if you find yourself in a situation where you need to return a custom piece of jewelry, Ritani also offers a diamond buyback program.


 Courtesy of Vrai

For those who care deeply about both where their diamonds come from and the environment, this option is choice. There’s no mining at all involved with these conflict-free, certified diamonds, which are sustainably-created in California and have a zero carbon footprint. It’s also a good option for any bride with a minimalist aesthetic who doesn’t want to sift through a ton of options. Choose from a curated selection of seven styles, available in different sizes, with or without pave diamonds, that come in several different metals.

Shipping & Returns Policies

All of Vrai’s made-to-order engagement rings and wedding bands ship within 10 business days via a complimentary two-business-day delivery service. Vrai accepts returns of in-stock jewelry, made-to-order jewelry, engagement, and wedding jewelry within 30 days of delivery and you can expect to receive a full refund within 5-7 business days.

Tiffany & Co.

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

Undoubtedly one of the most famous jewelry stores in the world, the Tiffany & Co. website makes for a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t live near or can’t get to one of their brick and mortar locations. Choice for a bride with a timeless, classic aesthetic, they feature a nice mix of diamond and metal options, a good selection for men, and helpful wedding band sets that make it easy to find a pair that works perfectly together.

Shipping & Returns Policies

Currently, Tiffany & Co. is only able to accept online orders to shipping addresses within the United States, and do not ship internationally. To ensure the secure delivery of your order, Tiffany & Co. does not ship orders to post office boxes. Tiffany & Co. is able to accept post office box addresses for your billing needs.

Enjoy complimentary shipping and returns on all orders.

What to Look For When Buying a Wedding Band Online

There’s no denying that viewing a wedding band online is a little different than viewing it in person, but getting familiar with the types of metals as well as the Four C’s of diamonds (cut, color, clarity, and carat) can help you to make an informed decision. Some brands even offer a ‘try before you buy’ feature where they’ll send you rings to demo from the comfort of your own home. If you have any questions about the style or quality of your band, it’s always best to contact the retailer directly.

Whether you’re choosing to create your own design or opting to purchase a premade style, it’s important to take your engagement ring into consideration when selecting a wedding band. If you’re going for a classic look, go for a band that matches your engagement ring perfectly (think same metals and bandwidths). For brides in search of a more statement-making look, consider mixing and matching metals or go bold with a colorful gemstone band. Lastly, if your wedding band features earth or lab-grown diamonds you should always review its GIA certificate.


  • It is safe to buy wedding bands online as long as you go with trusted retailers like the ones listed above. When shopping online, you should always review a retailer’s FAQs page, product details, fine print, and customer reviews.

  • While some vendors allow returns and exchanges, others may not, so it’s important to check each retailer’s shipping and return policies before you purchase.

  • Absolutely not! While some brides love the look of a matching band, others might choose to mix and match metals for a unique look.

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Melanie Rud is a freelance beauty writer, editor, and expert living in Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago, Melanie held beauty editorial positions at Shape, Good Housekeeping, and Health.

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