Put a ring on It! But with the usual jewelry store visits being iffy these days, how do you get the whole ring selection process done safely and conveniently? Presenting…at-home ring design and fitting using the wonders of AR (Augmented Reality)!
Simply put, AR is real life enhanced with certain digital components. In this case, your (or your fiancee’s) hand is viewed via an AR app on a mobile phone, tablet or laptop. Then, a whole catalog of ring designs can be superimposed on it, so you are literally "trying on" the rings virtually! How cool is that for So why not with your engagement ring and/or wedding ring?
Now, how to manage the AR engagement ring selection without spoiling the pop-the-question moment? Hhhhmmm…we’ve got to think about that one. Any suggestions?!
Engagement Ring Selection and Try-On Apps,Thanks to AR!
Augmented Reality is happening around us more and more these days, including in the booming online shopping industry. Through AR, some beauty product lines allow you to try their cosmetics on your face. Home decor vendors enable you to simulate their pieces in your home. And optometrist shops let you test your look with different eyeglass frames. All to help you make your purchase decision while safe at home.
So, here are 7 virtual ring try-on apps we found that are tailor-made for couples like you!
1 – Put a Ring on ItTM Virtual Try-On Ring App from Hamilton Jewelers
Once you download this app, it allows you to view and try on dozens of bridal ring designs from Hamilton Jewelers’ exclusive collection right on your phone. The app also allows you to make an appointment to view your ring choice in person, post on social media, and save your ring image with added color drawings and captions.
2 – Virtual Try-On from Brilliant Earth
Using your phone, find your favorite ring from the Brilliant Earth catalog and select “Virtual Try On.” Upload a photo of your hand, then customize every element of your ring or add on additional styles. Lastly, save your chosen design and even share with a friend!
3 – Virtual Engagement Ring Try On from James Allen
Handily accessible from your smartphone, this app works in 3 easy steps: 1) Tap the "Try On" icon on your favorite ring setting, 2) Add a photo of your hand and the ring will appear on it, and 3) Share with a friend via email or save on your wedding-planning Pinterest board.
4 – Virtual Try On from Shane Co.
A Facebook video takes you quickly through the 5 simple steps for this app: 1) Pick your ring setting, 2) Tap on "Virtual Try-On," 3) Add a photo of your hand, 4) Customize the design of your chosen ring (shape of stone, color of stone, etc.), and 5) Save and share the final image.
5 – Engagement Ring Finder App from Tiffany & Co.
Yes, even the venerable Tiffany & Co. offers a virtual ring consultation via their exclusive app. The links provided allow users to download the app version for AndroidTM devices or the one for iPhone® and iPad®. Then, you are guided through the virtual ring selection and try-on process.
6 – Try On Diamond Rings Using Augmented Reality from Diamond Hedge
This AR tool helps you try on diamond rings on your hand from anywhere in the world! How? 1) Search – The app allows you to search over 1 million ethical, conflict-free certified diamonds; and even lets you refine your search based on color, clarity, carat, and cut. 2) Compare – Browse and compare diamonds according to your search criteria from the best companies in the world. 3) Purchase – Buy directly from the retailer’s site.
Launched in mid-2020 to provide a smart and safe new way to find your perfect engagement/wedding ring (or even loose diamonds), the Engage app is available for download from the Apple app store. Using AI technology, it is able to "learn" your preferences as you do your ring search, so that it can even make recommendations. All the diamonds offered are ethically sourced, conflict free, and dynamically priced using real-time market data, so you get the best value. (More details about the Engage app here.)
Wow! What will go virtual next in the wedding world?
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