Post # 1
My boyfriend and I have been browsing engagement rings for a while and I was just wondering where ya’ll got your diamonds from and what your opinion of the jewler is. The whole diamond specifications deal can be overwhelming! So far, we’ve looked at Kay’s, Shane Co., and the Jewlery Exchange. We’ve noticed that Kay’s seems to be the most expensive for what you get. What jewler offers the best bang for your buck?
Post # 2
The best bang for your buck is going to be online- James Allen, Blue Nile, or Adiamor set a locAl (non chain) jeweler.
Post # 3
Definitely JamesAllen.com, they have great prices and you can actually see the diamond
Post # 4
Agree with PP. I got my diamond from Blue Nile!
Post # 5
I really love Brian Gavin. A few of my friends have rings from Blue Nile and they are beautiful too. Good luck!
Post # 6
B2cjewels, by far has the best diamond prices
Post # 7
Mine came from Blue Nile. It was the best price for the specs. I definitely wouldn’t suggest chain jewelry stores. They do significant upcharge for GIA certified diamonds, at least I know Zales does.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
We went with James Allen because the prices are good but you can also view video of each diamond, so you can really make an informed decision based on specs and how it looks. I’m so excited to see it in person!
Post # 9
I you go to pricescope.com you can search for diamonds using your desired specs and it will show diamonds that match those specs from multiple online retailers. It is also a great educational tool as you can ask questions in their forum section in addition to the sections on the 4Cs, and shapes. Your best value is to purchase a loose diamond from an online retailer or moissanite and have it set for you. If you have a small budget you might consider pawn shops, Etsy or Overstock.com.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2016 - Sept 2016 Venice, Italy
We got mine from Whiteflash. I like the stricter parameters of their ACA H&A stones, the AGS grading and being able to see an inclusion plot in the grading reports even for under 1 ct stones.
Post # 11
If you want to save some money, I would recommend buying from JA and going lower in clarity cause you can see the diamond.
Post # 12
Enchanted Diamonds is where I got mine, and also the custom setting. They beat everyone’s prices on GIA stones so if you find something from james allen or blue nile they will beat the price. So far I haven’t come across a better priced stone than the one I got from them.
They also warranty their rings for life – including return shipping! So if it needs resizing, redipping, prong work, ANYTHING, you do not pay a cent. Don’t even need to buy an extended warranty.
Post # 13
Retail stores quoted the diamond of my spec $32,000, I paid $15,000 buying from Blue Nile. If you want the best spec for a fair price, buy online like PP said