Post # 1
I heard that you can get a better deal for Engagement rings online. I’m worried buying a ring without trying it on first though. Have any Bees bought their ring online and how did it go for you? What websites seemed to work the best?
Post # 3
I really considered it and looked on a lot of websites. I ended up going in to JCPenny to try on a few that I thought I liked. The one I ended up picking was NOT the one that I thought I would like the best from just looking at the pictures on the website. Trying it on my finger really did give me a better idea of what I liked and what looked good on me. I’m glad, in hindsight, that I didn’t just order one that I thought I would like from the website alone.
Post # 4
FI bought my ring online after doing ALOT of research. He went through Blue Nile and loved the experience. I in the mean time went to brick and motar stores and tried on different styles and diamond shapes and sizes. He told me to pick three rings that were my fav and take pics of them for him so he could look and decide.
My ring is absolutely stunning and it is far prettier than anything i looked at in the stores. The diamond is 1 carat J color Ideal cut SI2 clairity and has so much fire and sparkle.
Overall I think he said he saved a little less than half of what he would have paid in a B&M store
Post # 5
DH got my ring from Adiamor and it is fantastic (plus about 25-30% less than he would have paid for it in any store).
He did a LOT of research before buying and really enjoyed the experience of ordering from them.
He got the ring appraised immediately upon receiving it to ensure the stone matched the GIA certificate and that the appraisal value was what he expected.
He said the customer service was really great and the had a fantastic return policy if there was anything at all you didn’t like about the stone.
My stone is a 1.5c cushion cut F color, IF clarity.
Post # 6
Through both in-store and online shopping I narrowed down my selection and honed in on what I could afford and ended up online!
I actually bought BOTH my e-ring and wedding band on ebay… separate transactions BOTH from reputable jewelry stores that had a listing with 10+ photos and who I email and spoke over the phone with many times.
BOTH shipped quickly and offered hassle-free returns!
Most jewellery shops will list online to increase their marketing and sales to beyond their walk-in customers… also its much cheaper to list online on eBay and sell an item than have it sit in their shop for years or what not so don’t be scared!
When I bought my e-ring, I took it to a local jeweller to check the authenticity of it. The heat checked the diamonds and were able to tell me they were real AND the gold was indeed 14kt like the auction stated.
I would highly recommend eBay for all your affordable jewelry needs! hehe
Here’s my set in case you’re curious:
Post # 7
My FI got my ring from James Allen website. I know he did a lot of research, he received it without any problems, the only thing that had to be done was it needed to be resized because that was my fault due to my finger being half a size smaller but that was an easy fix at a local small jewelry store. I have to say they did an excellent job considering we never looked at rings and I never told him what I wanted.
Post # 8
@Wyojonesy: I was also looking at Blue Nile and they have some beautiful selections.