The latest time-consuming activity being streamlined by technology is one of the oldest romantic traditions in the books. No longer will you have to walk from shop to shop dealing with overeager ring retailers, thanks to a new app called Say Yes! which lets women try on engagement rings from the comfort of their phones.
By scanning the user’s hand, the app not only allows users to browse Amazon’s extensive online ring catalogue, but also gives them a pretty clear idea of what that ring would like on their finger. It’s just the latest app from Russian company Try On Guru’s impressive image-recognition technology.
“In the world of thriving e-commerce and mobile retail, people still feel insecure when it comes to buying clothes, accessories and jewelry, especially jewelry, as it often costs a lot,” said Artem Kostryukov, the company’s CMO and co-founder. “We’re committed to providing smartphone users with a simple and engaging way of trying on jewelry before ordering it online or in-store.”
Amazon has over 200 rings in its virtual jewelry store, with some models going for as little as $321. And even if you’re not engaged, the app lets you curate your own personal ring wish list, so that when you do finally say “I do,” your significant other will have a pretty good idea of what you’re looking for.
Do you think you would commit to an engagement ring by trying it on with your phone?