Blue Nile or no?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

s2bmzbrown:  yes!! I ADORE my BN ring so much that we bought both our wedding bands there too 🙂 My boss told my FI about blue nile as he got his wife’s e-ring there, and my co-worker’s husband got her a 2 carat anniversary ring. Shipping is insanely fast (we got everything within 2-3 days) and they’ll even send you a free ring sizer 🙂

Post # 4
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1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Blue Nile is fantastic. Great customer service and quality. I ultimately did not keep this engagement ring and got something different, but the ring was so effing beautiful! And the price is right. 

What do you mean Kay sold him a fake ring?

This is my old ring:

Post # 5
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2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

s2bmzbrown:  I didn’t end up getting my ering from Blue Nile, I know it’s a reputable place.

You could also try Zoara– they don’t seem to be as well known, but that’s where I got my ring.  They do have a showroom in South Dakota.  Customer service is great– there’s always the same handful of people there which is kind of nice.  The prices were hard to beat.  My diamond is GIA certified, and it checked out locally, of course.

Post # 6
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254 posts
Helper bee

I highly reccomend them, you can get really good quality for a good price, the service is great too. I live in Australia and I took 5-7 days for the ring to arrive. How did they sell a fake ring? 

Post # 9
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3365 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

We had a fabulous experience with Blue Nile. They are available 24/7 if you are agonizing over diamonds and want to speak with someone. Although they do sometimes drop-ship (meaning the inventory listed there is carried by another vendor), they also carry certified stones. Additionally, every stone I asked about, they had on hand and were able to tell me (and they were honest) about whether it was eye-clean and other appearance issues. Indeed, my ring shipped from Blue Nile and not a different location.

Blue Nile also has an excellent return policy and they offer free sizing within the first year. One can even send the ring back to them for service.

However, James Allen and Goold Old Gold are also worthwhile vendors to look into. And if you are buying a round diamond, make sure you run its angles through the HCA.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  echomomm.
Post # 10
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736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

s2bmzbrown:  thank you! I’ve had my e-ring for a year and a half now. My wedding band is still in the box though because we’re not married yet 🙂

Post # 11
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

You can try DreamStone’s website. It’s where I’m getting my new ring from. The staff is amazing and helpful. Also, they have up to 6 months of a layaway plan. Conflict free diamonds and the rings aren’t as expensive as some stores. I suggest checking them out. 

Post # 12
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579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m sorry, but I’m confused. Isn’t it illegal, and please someone correct my if I’m wrong, to sell an item that is not what it is represented to be? Especially when dealing in diamonds? That’s fraud. Your ring would’ve have come with some type of paperwork or SOMETHING identifying it as a diamond ring. A huge company like Kay wouldn’t risk something like that. At least that’s my impression. 

Someone?

Post # 13
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1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

s2bmzbrown:  Don’t have an ering from Blue Nile but do have a 1.0+ ctw pair of earrings from BN. Love their service, shipping and quality (love that you can pick the specs you prefer) as well as the upgrade policy. Hoping to trade my sparklers in for a 2ctw pair someday!

Post # 14
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957 posts
Busy bee

Ugh! I hate Kay’s! Gave us a huge problem as well! I heard Blue Nile is good! Here are some more online site that I recommend: Adiamor (where I got mine, also a bit cheaper compared to Blue Nile because it’s a little bit less popular, but they get their diamonds from the same place), good old gold & James Allen. For plain bands, I recommend e-wedding bands since all their plain bands are die-struck and not casted, which means it’s stronger. Got one of my busband’s wedding band from them, since his first one was very cheap and thin & his other one is very expensive and he only wears it on special occasions, so I got him another everyday ring, but thicker.

Post # 15
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167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My e-ring and wedding band are from Enchanted Diamonds (enchanteddiamonds.com) and I honestly can’t say enough about their fantastic service.  They were very helpful and patient with any and all questions throughout the entire process! We worked with Meredith and she was absolutely amazing.  

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