Not like I need another reason to tool around on my phone, but since downloading the apps of some of my favorite jewelers, I find myself creating dream engagement ring after dream engagement ring. Here's the lowdown on a few of our favorites. Oh, and did you know that we have our very own amazing jewelry finder?
With Tiffany & Co.'s app, not only can you search through award-winning rings and customize yours by metal, stone shape, and carat, but you can view the rings on a hand and in motion. They even have a tool that helps find your ring size. And, of course, you can share your ring with your girlfriends, your mom, or—ah-hem—your significant other.
Cartier's app lets you browse through the French jeweler's gorgeous collections, or design and price-out your own solitaire with the "Set for You by Cartier" function. And if you've already got the engagement bling, you'll find their wedding bands equally covetable.
Tacori's iPad app includes a full archive of its bridal and jewelry styles that come to life with close-up views. We also love the recommendations for matching men's and women's bands and the easy-to-find product information (carat weight, descriptions, pricing).
Interested in just ogling some amazing designs? Check out Ritani's app which has a complete catalog of engagement rings and weddings bands, as well as other wedding-day fine jewelry.
If you're a fan of Simon G's designs, you'll love that their app lets you search through rings by shape, metal, price, and occasion (engagement, wedding, anniversary). Curious about what it would look like on your hand? Take a picture of it and "try" your favorite ring on virtually.
Blue Nile's app lets you build your ring from scratch. You select the diamond (cut, carat, color, clarity) and the setting (style, metal). If you don't know what you are looking for, use the "Dream Box" function and a ring is chosen at random.