Angara Jewelry Review
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Angara is an ecommerce jewelry company, specializing in diamonds and gemstones primarily for women. Angara’s dazzling pieces have garnered attention from top media sources including Forbes, Newsweek, and Women’s Wear Daily, as well as America’s Next Top Model.
This Angara jewelry review will take an in-depth look at the brand and a selection of bestsellers, customer ratings, promotions, and more, to help you decide if their products are worth the buy.
Overview of Angara
Angara was established by Harvard Business School graduate Ankur Daga, part of a family whose history in the fine gemstone industry dates back generations. Angara is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning “the fire within,” a reference to the effect that light casts upon diamonds and gemstones. This ‘fire’ describes the breaking up of light into its spectral colors when put in contact with diamonds and gemstones.
The allusion to the radiant effect of gemstone fire is certainly fitting for Angara. Its collection of jewelry features an array of precious gems in brilliant colors, though beauty isn’t the sole reason for Angara’s success. Under Ankur Daga’s leadership, backed by ivy league education and heritage, the brand has gained international renown since its founding in 2000.
Angara primarily catered to large retailers around the world until 2005, when it made the decision to go public. Today, Angara is headquartered in Los Angeles, with its primary customer base located in the US. Angara has partnerships with brands including Harvard University and Natori and recently launched its website for Australia, Britain, and Canada.
Angara’s jewelry manufacturing facilities operate in LA, Jaipur, and Bangkok. Unlike many other players in the fine jewelry industry, Angara is a vertically integrated company: from stone cutting, design, manufacturing, quality control, and order fulfillment. This ensures the consistent high quality of their jewelry, as the brand takes care of everything in house. Since Angara offers direct from the manufacturer pricing, prices are 30-40% less compared to competitors.
We’re just getting started in this Angara jewelry review—next we’ll explore some of the brand’s incredible customization features, but first, a quick sum up:
- High quality diamond and gemstone jewelry
- Thousands of customizable designs to choose from
- Wide range of stone settings (diamond, 23 gems, 5 types of pearls)
- Angara sells products directly from the manufacturer, with prices 30-40% less compared to its competitors
- Free custom engraving provided for select products
- All products come with a Lifetime Warranty and risk-free shipping
- Full refunds with Angara’s Satisfaction Guarantee policy
- Limited products for men (wedding bands only)
Angara Jewelry Pricing
Before we really get into this Angara jewelry review, it’s important to know that these pieces aren’t cheap. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since it is fine jewelry. High quality gems and precious metals are expensive, you just can’t get around that. Unless you go mining for them yourself.
There are hundreds or thousands of options for each jewelry type. Rings cost anywhere within $89–$58,179, and that’s not including engagement and wedding rings. Necklaces will set you back $79-$76,669, earrings are $79-$55,159, and bracelets cost $99-$81,619. Basically, the price of an expensive meal all the way up to a down payment on a house.
Money-Saving Tip: What you can do to lower the prices of pieces you like is reduce the quality of the gemstone. Gem quality grades include Good, Better, Best, and Heirloom. The bestsellers featured in this Angara jewelry review are in the Best and Heirloom grades, so you can always save money by lowering the grade.
Angara Craft Your Own Jewelry
Some of us ladies are particular about our jewelry, especially if we’re focused on quality, and not quantity. Angara offers customers a fully customizable order experience. The freedom to craft jewelry with a handful of keyboard clicks. On the other hand, if you’re not particularly creative, you can always opt to browse through popular designs.
This Angara jewelry review found an impressive array of materials to choose from: 23 different gemstones and 5 types of pearls. You can go with your favorite shade, the color of your birthstone, match your eye color—I’m excited, are you excited? Select between a ring, pendant, necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Choose either sterling silver, white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or platinum.
You might find hundreds of options within that category. I chose a blue sapphire ring with a platinum band and 215 variations came up. You can narrow the search further by filtering by price, gemstone shape, style (14 are available for rings), and carat. If you aren’t sure what carat is, neither did I—this refers to the weight of the gemstone.
Angara Rings Review
Oval Morganite Halo Ring with Diamond Accents
Most of the pieces in this Angara jewelry review catch the eye, and this halo ring is one of their show-stopping pieces. I’m a sucker for rose gold. The peach morganite complements the rose gold really well. This gentle pink combination is elevated by the diamond halo frame surrounding the gem. You can personalize this ring and get it engraved for free!
The Oval Morganite Halo Ring with Diamond Accents is embellished by diamonds along the shoulders (front part of the band). Considering there are quite a few diamonds and a reasonably large gem, the ring looks surprisingly less flashy on the hand. The effect is softened by the pink hues and thin band.
This ring contains 1.10 carat morganite and 0.34 carat diamond. This 14K rose gold model costs $1,209, marked down from $2,019. You also have the choice to make 2 payments of $604.50 or 3 payments of $403. This ring is also available in 0.96, 2.10, and 3.17 carats (diamond and morganite together) and in 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold, and platinum.
Classic Blue Sapphire and Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring
Look at that deep blue sapphire. If you’re suddenly imagining yourself getting engaged with this ring, same. I like the idea of a colored gem engagement ring, instead of the more common diamond-only designs. It’s set really well between the two diamonds, all three rounded gems making a smooth trio. You can also personalize this engagement ring with a free and oh-so-romantic engraving.
What makes this ring subtle, even with the glittering sapphire, are the cool colors. Blue sapphire, clear diamond, and silver create an almost wintery look, like snow and ice on top of a frozen lake. The silver and diamonds blend into one another in a tasteful way.
This ring features 0.80 carat sapphire and 0.21 carat diamond. The Classic Blue Sapphire and Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring is currently priced at $1,629, discounted from $2,719. You (or your significant other) can also make 2 payments of $814.50 or 3 payments of $543. Other band options include 14K rose gold, 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold, and platinum, with this model being the least costly.
Angara Earrings Review
Bezel-Set Pear Garnet Leverback Drop Earrings
These stunning garnet earrings look like they’re from another era. I swear I’ve seen aristocratic women in Italian Renaissance paintings wearing similar ones. This combination of red and gold signified royalty throughout history, and the drop earrings definitely look regal.
The Bezel-Set Pear Garnet Leverback Drop Earrings are eye-catching and delicate at the same time, since the garnet is relatively small. The way the light makes them appear reddish brown is an interesting effect. As a bonus, the earrings have a convenient clip-on backing so that you can slip them on easily.
These elegant garnet earrings are made up of 2.40 carat garnet and 14K yellow gold. This pair is decently priced at $319, reduced from $539. You can also make 2 payments of $159.50 or 3 payments of $106.33, with additional models in 14K rose gold, 14K white gold, and platinum.
Round Emerald Stud Earrings
Personally, I find studs can look pretty boring, but these Angara earrings are a worthy exception. They’re little pieces of a lush green rainforest adorning your ears. Their basket-style prong setting is a nice detail. Though you won’t see much of it, the setting pushes the emerald forward so that it stands out more against your ear.
If you have green or hazel eyes, the Round Emerald Stud Earrings would compliment your irises really well. Even if you don’t, these pretty studs will call attention to themselves anyway. Brilliant yet simple, these earrings would look good on anyone. They have a screw back, so you can secure them safely to your ears. Let’s take a moment of silence for all the single stud earrings we have lost.
These stud earrings contain 0.48 carat emerald and 14K yellow gold. This model is priced at $859, marked down from $1,439. If you rather go with installments, you can make 2 payments of $429.50 or 3 payments of $286.33. The earrings are also available in 14K rose gold, 14K white gold, and platinum.
Angara Necklaces Review
Ruby Teardrop Pendant with Diamond
Now this is a sophisticated piece that I would wear to the opera, if I was capable of sitting through one. It’s a classic solitaire pendant, which is a fancy name for a necklace with a single gemstone. The v-bale hangs the ruby beautifully, with the round diamond above the pear-shaped gem forming a tear-drop.
The Ruby Teardrop Pendant with Diamond includes a chain with connecting sterling silver circles. The chain is not particularly thick, but it’s also not delicate. The gem setting has a basket-style prong that makes the stone stand out attractively.
The necklace is mid-length (18 inches), containing 0.40 carat ruby and 0.04 carat diamond. This Angara piece costs $529, reduced from $889. You can also make 2 payments of $264.50 or 3 payments of $176.33. The pendant is also available in 14K rose gold, 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold, and platinum.
Shell Style Oval Sapphire and Diamond Pendant
If you’ve ever seen Lord of the Rings and/or are a fantasy enthusiast like me, you’ll know what I mean when I say: this pendant sort of looks like the Evenstar pendant Arwen gives Aragorn, the one he carries around all the time and gives him flashbacks of their love affair. Even if you haven’t, you have to admit it looks pretty mystical.
I know it’s a shell-style pendant, and Angara describes it as ‘conch-style’ but a) it doesn’t look much like a shell and b) fine maybe it’s a magical conch. The cooler color combination is really lovely, and the pendant stands out with a barrel-style back. The Shell Style Oval Sapphire and Diamond Pendant measures 18 inches and includes a thin sterling silver chain.
This Angara piece is made with 0.20 carat sapphire and 0.01 carat diamond. The necklace has a decent price of $309, discounted from $519. You have alternative options to pay 2 installments of $154.50 or 3 installments of $103, with other choices in 14K gold, 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold, and platinum.
Angara Bracelets Review
Infinity Knot Chain Bracelet
This infinity loop bracelet is the most minimalist piece featured in our Angara jewelry review. It has a subtle shine to it and looks dainty in your wrist with its thin double chain. I like the infinity loop, but the problem with this kind of bracelet is that they always seem to slide around on your wrist, so you wouldn’t see the infinity symbol all the time. The lobster clasp secures the bracelet safely to your wrist.
The Infinity Knot Chain Bracelet contains 14K yellow gold, on sale for $249, reduced from $419. You can alternatively pay in 2 installments of $124.50 or 3 installments of $83. If you’re not a fan of yellow gold, the bracelet is also available in 14K white gold.
Classic Garnet Linear Tennis Bracelet
I always wondered why these were called tennis bracelets, since it isn’t practical to wear them while playing tennis. So I looked it up, and it’s a cool story: Chris Evert, a professional female tennis player in the 70s and 80s, once broke a diamond bracelet on her wrist during a game. Moral of the story, it’s not a good idea to wear these during a tennis match.
The prong set of round garnets on this Classic Garnet Linear Tennis Bracelet look intense and classy in their fiery red shade. This Angara bracelet is secured with a catch clasp, though it appears loose on the wrist—you’ll probably want to purchase a warranty for the bracelet, and you can find more info on this later on in the Angara jewelry review.
The tennis bracelet contains 21 carats of garnet or 35 gemstones. This is the only model for this piece, priced at $349 (reduced from $589).
Angara Jewelry Review: What Do Customers Think?
Now we get to the heart of this Angara jewelry review, where I research customer feedback on the brand. You can leave an Angara review on the website and all the jewelry has near-perfect ratings. Customers described the pieces as incredibly beautiful and loved the huge variety of customization options. Clearly they’re satisfied with their buys, so that’s promising.
Angara has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, which is quite difficult to achieve. There are 67 Angara reviews on the site and a huge majority of them are positive with 5-star ratings. The 13 complaints revolved around customer service and receiving jewelry described as “low quality.” This could mean that the product was defective, or that they selected the wrong quality grade when they ordered. Who knows.
It’s safe for this Angara jewelry review to say you’ll be happy with a purchase from Angara!
Where to Buy Angara Jewelry
Angara jewelry can be purchased through their website, angara.com. A limited selection of products are also available on Amazon. Angara also has a showroom in the Los Angeles Jewelry District located at 550 S Hill St #1015, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
Angara Promotions & Discounts
I found some great deals on the site for this Angara jewelry review. New subscribers receive 12% off for email sign up. Angara is currently offering 10% off orders over $500 with promo code SUMMER. Many products on the site are on sale for a limited time, with some close to 50% off. Note that you cannot redeem multiple discounts for a single order.
Angara shipments are risk-free and fully insured, though in the event of a return, you’re fully responsible for the item(s). The company offers free shipping to the US and ships to 64 countries. Every order includes Angara’s Certificate of Authenticity, a jewelry box, Money Back Guarantee, and one free ring resizing.
(Within the US)
|Standard||Free||3-4 business days|
|Express||Free||2-3 business days|
|Saturday||$30||Delivered on Saturdays|
Angara ships orders to APO, FPO, DPO, PO boxes, and US Territories via USPS priority mail. Delivery usually takes around 7-10 business days for the order to arrive at its destination.
International Shipping: Angara ships free internationally with orders over $500 or charge $40 on orders less than $500. Shipments are sent via FedEx, UPS, or USPS. Customers are responsible for any customs or duties associated with their order. For estimated arrival times with international orders, you can contact 1-844-527-4367.
If you’re not satisfied with an Angara order, you can return the items for a full refund or exchange within 30 days of the shipping date. Free return shipping is offered for return shipping on domestic orders. Returns may take up to 1 week for processing.
To request a return shipping label, fill out the Online Return Form on the Angara website. For international orders, return shipping and insurance are the customer’s responsibility.
Every piece of Angara jewelry has a Lifetime Warranty, which includes free cleaning, re-polishing, gemstone and diamond prong tightening, and re-rhodium plating services. Repair or resizing work done by a jeweler other than Angara will render the warranty services void.
If there is an issue with your jewelry not included in the Lifetime Warranty, you can return it for inspection. After the evaluation is completed, Angara will notify you of any service charges before repairing your jewelry.
Enhanced Warranty Plan
Angara’s Enhanced Warranty Plan is a one-time payment that covers wear and tear issues that aren’t included in the Lifetime Warranty. Services include: replacing or re-polishing scratches to a gemstone or diamond, replacing or repairing spring rings on chains or earring backings, repairing bent or broken prongs, and repairing any accidental scratches to mounting.
The price of the Enhanced Warranty Plan varies depending on the product chosen, which can be found in the Add Ons section of a product page.
Engravings & Resizings
Select Angara jewelry pieces can be engraved for free. Check their website, where each product page specifies whether an item is available for engraving.
Angara provides one free ring resizing within the first year of purchase, with customers responsible for return shipping fees.
If you have questions that weren’t covered in this Angara jewelry review, you can contact their team via:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 1-844-527-4367
- Angara.com Live Chat
- Contact form on the website
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