How to Use Sparkly to Find Your Dream Ring
This whole getting engaged thing has been around since ancient Rome, so you’d think by now we’d have perfected it. Fall in love, buy ring, propose and marry. Sounds simple right? But like some of even the most loving, committed relationships—it’s complicated! So, we’ve devoted this page entirely to getting down and dirty about diamonds. Read on for tips that will help you pick out the perfect bling!
Before getting into the nitty gritty, here are some things that Sparkly can help with right off the bat.
While shopping sites like James Allen can help you narrow down diamonds for your perfect ring, Sparkly is in a category of its own when it comes to filters. For one, our results are exact. When looking for inspo on other sites (ahem, Pinterest) you might not get exact results based on your search. For example, a search on Pinterest for a 1.2 carat diamond will likely show 1 or 1 ½ carat results, whereas on Sparkly, if 1.2 carats is what you want, 1.2 carats is what you’ll get.
You can start using these filters to quickly start comparing what’s important to you. For example, let’s say you stumble across a beautiful .7ct round diamond, and a 1.35ct round diamond. We love that sites like James Allen show actual pictures of the diamonds you are buying, but for comparison purposes, it’s nearly impossible to tell one diamond is almost twice as large!
That’s where Sparkly can come in handy. You can go on Sparkly, and set the carat filter to .7 and set the ring size filter to your ring size! This will give you a pretty good idea about what that carat size will look like on your hand. Do the same for the 1.35ct stone, and now you’ll be able to decide if the extra size justifies the 3x extra cost!
Filtering on Sparkly means you’ll always get results of real rings on real hands. These are not studio shots. You’ll never see a white backdrop or a standalone diamond. We built this site in hopes to help you picture what your ring would look like out in the real world.
Want to see the biggest rings on Sparkly? Try sorting. Did you search by filter and want to see how 2 carat stones look on a larger ring size? Want to see how a 1.5 carat stone looks on a smaller ring size? Or see the newest posts first? Do it all, find what you want faster, with our smart sorting system.
Save Your Searches
Save time and brain space—once you know what you’re looking for, you can save your searches and quickly find new rings that have been posted that match your search.
Stay organized and always know where to view your favorite rings with Ringboxes.
Create Rinboxes for whatever you want and name them: 4 Carats I <3, Halo Heaven, Stuff I Like But Not Sure Why…whatever you want. Ringboxes exists to help you create a virtual filing system for the rings you’re interested in.
If you have your own ring selfie, post it! Your photo could help guide the way for future brides to be.
See something you like that’s by one of our participating jewelers? The Shops page will help you find it. You can also view other rings designed by the same jeweler. Plus, our Shops page is organized by region, so you’ll be able to view designers that are based where you live.
Sparkly is a community that’s build for exploring, sharing, inspiring and ultimately, finding the perfect engagement ring. We hope these tools will make finding the right ring easier and make the proposal process an exciting, stress-free time for all.