GORGEOUS RING !!
And your Upcoming Trip sounds shall I say… PROMISING
As you are such a newbie to the whole ring thing let me offer up some info…
Having an idea of what you like is good…
But I’d still try on an assortment of rings / looks in your price range.
Because what looks good in a photo isn’t necessarily going to suit your hands… (in the same way that a pair of jeans may look great in a photo but not suit every body)…
Lots of Bees have reported they had one idea / one ring in mind… went shopping and then discovered their “dream ring” didn’t suit them at all… and were very happy they took the time to browse before making a final decision
Also, I’d read up on Diamonds… Educate yourself, know all that you can. Because this whole experience can be BOTH fun as well as overwhelming at the same time… such a significant purchase and all (and not one that is easy to return / exchange).
STYLE & SETTING is the initial feel look we are all attracted to… but you’ll also want to learn all you can about the 4 Cs… CARAT SIZE – CUT (Quality & Shape) – COLOUR – and CLARITY
Along with the other Cs… CERTIFICATION and CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN
Not to mention COMFORT and COST
You can learn a lot on the Blue Nile Website, and their EDUCATION PAGE found here = http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-and-jewelry-education
Also know that most Jewellery Store Clerks are paid a commission in addition to their base salary… so altho they may “look like your friend” they are not… and that they are extremely competitive in wanting this HUGE Sale, so they’ll be prone to turn up the pressure.
Don’t BUY INTO THAT… if you get overwhelmed, confused… walk away. Go regroup and take some more time… more likely than not no one else is going to come in and buy that exact same ring that same day (or even the next day).
Have fun… Engagement Ring / Proposal or not… NYCity is a fabulous Vacation Destination… enjoy !!