- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
My entire ring was “designed” through Blue Nile. I could say a million good things about them until recently…
I’ve attached a photo of my ring, from the day I got it. The lighting is very good in this pic and I was very happy with it. I used to have an F color, SI1, Ideal cut round at .58 carats with strong fluorescence (which I actually never noticed in the sun…). I could not see any inclusions in that ring at all, no matter how close I looked.
I decided I was willing to gamble and “upgraded” to an I color (I know, but I did research, including on these boards that said I would be fine, and this site and the video on it really sealed the deal for me), SI1, Ideal cut round at .95 carats with NO fluorescence according to the GIA certification.
Here’s the problem. The diamond looks white in most cases, but OBVIOUSLY yellow in certain lighting to an almost embarrassing degree and I have a hard time beleiving it is even an “I” color. Also, it has VERY obvious blue tones in the sun, which makes no sense since it isn’t supposed to have fluorescence.
Even though it is the same grade as my previous stone, I can see inclusions in the diamond if I look at it from the side. It looks like there are bubles in the diamond. This was not the case with the other diamond.
I contacted Blue Nile and asked if I could return the diamond and have mine back; No.
I asked if I could (since it’s been less than 30 days) downgrade back to something closer to what I had before; No.
My only option is to choose another diamond of the same value or double the value of this stone in the next 15 days or so.
After this incident I’m really worried. Any thoughts, ideas, opinions?
Would it help me to have it appraised by a Gemologist that could indeed confirm it does have fluorescence, and might not even be an “I” diamond or SI1 in quality?
Any similar experiences with Blue Nile or “I” colored diamonds?
Ohhhh what a stupid gamble/investment my husband and I made (yes, I paid for part of the upgrade because I wanted the diamond to cover the large band…I didn’t want that to be his responsibility, especially since the bands were my choice.)
It will annoy me to death when I look down at this thing for the rest of my life and notice it either looks blue or yellowish 50% of the time.
Thanks for any feedback!