Getting married is a lot easier than it used to be.  Thanks to online shopping sites and digital wedding planners, future brides and grooms can research anything before they buy it.  This may include everything from the wedding gown to the flowers, honeymoon destinations, photographers – wedding rings.

Depending on your comfort level with online shopping, searching for a men’s ring online may require you to take a leap of faith.  At first, lots of people feel a little nervous about shopping for men’s rings in an online store, but they’re even more nervous when they encounter a hovering salesperson at a traditional jewelry store.  Trust me on this; if you know what you’re doing, shopping online is the best way to get a fabulous men’s ring at a price you can afford.

Before you start searching for the best prices on men’s rings, be sure you know how to choose an online store. You’ll want to look for a site with the following characteristics:

Completely searchable inventory – Does the site you found allow you to search for men’s rings by size, by metal, by price or by collection?  How easy it for you to navigate through the site? It goes without saying that a retailer who creates a hassle-free shopping environment is concerned about customer satisfaction.  If you land on a website where the pictures don’t load and the inventory is all over the place, it’s probably not the place to buy your ring.

Lifetime warranty – This is probably one of the most important traits an online jewelry store can have.  Think about it; if they don’t offer you a lifetime guarantee on a wedding ring then they’re either not expecting to be in business for long, or they’re not expecting you to stay married.  Only do business with a company that stands behind the quality of the products they sell.

Money-back guarantee – Sometimes wedding plans change at the last minute, or a customer decides they would rather have a tungsten ring because he’s allergic to white gold.  Other times the ring arrives and it just doesn’t fit right.  Whatever you do, avoid buying a men’s ring from a retailer where all sales are final.  Read up on the details and make sure your online jeweler is willing to refund your money on a return made within a specified time period.  A good example of this is the 30-day money back guarantee offered by Mens-Wedding-Rings.com.

Fast and free shipping – As you might have guessed, it’s not that expensive to ship a wedding ring across the country, or even across the world.  When you purchase a ring at a great price, the last thing you want to do is tack on extra fees for shipping or wait weeks for delivery.  Look for a store that offers free shipping, preferably overnight, on all orders – no matter what.

If you follow these tips, then shopping online for a men’s wedding ring will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made, with the possible exception of choosing your partner in life.