Anyone purchase from Blue Nile lately?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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254 posts
Helper bee

I was very happy with the quality and the service, they reply to any email questions very quickly and I live in Australia and they arranged to phone me.  Diamonds where I live are very overpriced compared to the US, the ring I got was about a third of what you would pay here. I highly recommend them 

Post # 3
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640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My ring is from Adiamor, but they pull from the same diamond pool as Blue Nile. The quality of the diamon is stunning. I can’t comment on the service of the company though. 

Post # 4
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

jolieqe: just like anywhere else, you get what you pay for. Only Blue Nile signature ideal are the top top of cut quality. They are GIA certed so you definitely are getting the diamond you pay for!

FI got me a Blue Nile ring — we went GIA triple excellent, ideal cut (not Blue Nile signature ideal) and my stone faces up slightly small (by diameter) but since it has such great light return, it looks really big for its carat weight. 

Most people are used to seeing mall stones out and about. One of my girlfriends has a .7 ct on a size 5 finger, and she was shocked when I told her my stone was only .8 ct on a size 4 finger — she said it looked huge. 

Blue Nile has given us great service — spot on advice re: resizing, super easy delivery scheduling, etc. Only thing is that they drop ship most of their inventory, so if you buy an SI stone, call and see if they have it on hand and can verify that it’s eye clean!

Post # 5
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have an IF, signature ideal from Blue Nile and love it to bits! Their service was really amazing as well. We exchanged a diamond because the Gia number wasn’t inked on, and they were nothing but lovely and helpful. They rushed it across the border into Canada so we wouldn’t have to reschedule our appointment with a jeweller. I would highly recommend them.

Post # 6
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77 posts
Worker bee

I have a gorgeous, E, IF, .8 Asscher cut on a simple platinum cathedral setting that is perfect and beautiful and I LOVE it! The fact that each diamond comes with its GIA report really gives peace of mind as well. My fiance had a good experience buying with them as far as I know.

Post # 9
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177 posts
Blushing bee

My fiancé recently bought my diamond in a temporary setting from Blue Nile and we were very happy with the company and quality. He chose a GIA certified excellent cut, VS1, D colored round brilliant and it’s beautiful! We had previously looked at the San Francisco jewelry mart and at a couple of other jewelers, and found that Blue Nile had the largest selection for the lowest prices. We also saved on the cost since Blue Nile does not charge sales tax.

When we had my diamond appraised by a local jeweler, he said it looked like a VS1 or VVS2, and we paid less for it than the price he said would have been considered a good deal. Needless to say, we were glad to hear that! I would recommend Blue Nile!

Post # 10
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

jolieqe:  It was strange! It is inked in very teeny-tiny black ink. It’s not visible to the eye, but under 30x magnification is visible on the girdle of the diamond.

Also I noticed your question to another poster. I also have a triple x stone. When you’re looking at a diamond on blue nile, it shows a small example of the gia certificate. If you open it up it shows you other information about the diamond. A triple x diamond is one that is rated excellent in the catagories of cut grade, symmetry and polish. When we sere diamond shopping we used the pricescope halloway cut advisor to help rate diamonds. Not all ideals are the same, this will use the table and depth angles to help you rate the diamonds in terms of what is important to you. For example, I didn’t care as much about size as I did sparkle, so I went for a diamond that faces up a bit smaller, but is more sparkly. Here is the link: http://www.pricescope.com/tools/hca

Good luck diamond shopping!

Post # 11
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

jolieqe:  I did get a triple excellent GIA ideal, but really wish we had gotten the triple excellent “Signature Ideal” instead. 

GIA only grades up to ideal, but it’s a bit looser on cut, so even in GIA ideal, you’ll see some slight variation. Signature Ideal is the top end of GIA Ideal. 

If you’re super concerned by cut, check out Brian Gavin — he’s a diamond cutter who gets cut, though his diamonds trade for a premium. 

Also, talk to the nice kids at pricescope.com — they are VERY knowledgeable about diamonds and will help you find the best stone for your $$.

Post # 13
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am happy with the Blue Nile ring I received. I would say that the advantage is the selection that they have available online. If you go to a jeweler, sometimes they only have a handful of diamons within your range. But with Blue Nile, they have a large selection so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. My ring also appraised for more than we paid.

Post # 14
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281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Lizard Island, Australia

jolieqe:  hello, I have a little BN on the inside of my band next to the Pt950 stamp. I think it’s quite normal to have a jewellers stamp inside a ring at least here in England on the rings I have. Hope that helps

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