(Closed) Blue Nile rings? Anyone?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

My set came from Blue Nile and I’ve had absolutely no quality issues at all, especially with the diamond yellowing. In fact my engagement ring is the micropave trio setting which is super delicate and in the 17 month I’ve been wearing it all the stones are still secure.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I dont  have a ring from blue nile, but I think the issue  here is that the diamond might not have been as colorless as you were expecting. You may be color sensitive, so you may need a higher rated diamond in terms of the color. Hopefully this new ring has a better color rating! Good luck and post pictures when you get it.

Here’s a link on color ratings from Pricescope: http://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/diamond-color

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It doesn’t make sense that the diamond “turned yellow”. Diamonds don’t do that, unless you have a few million years to wait around. What was the color of the stone? If it was in white gold it’s possible that the rhodium plating has worn away, although if it’s not that old, it’s very strange. 

Also, have you cleaned it with soap (Dove, Palmolive etc)  to get the grease off? Use very warm water. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Was it GIA graded? What colour was it graded? What diamond did you order now?

 

The rest seems pretty standard. BN has a great return policy – 30 days is very generous. If your Fiance decided to wait, that isn’t BNs fault. Insuring the diamond also protects YOU during shipping. I think it’s a sad situation, but you are putting a bit too much pressure on BN IMO.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

There are some GIA H colours that do look more yellow than others. I hope you purchased a higher colour grade for your next one, you also might be colour sensitive and can pick out the nuances better than most.

Post # 9
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3061 posts
Sugar bee

amandawho:  Hmmm….

hopefully they can take a look and exchange it for you. I have a ring from Blue Nile (got in september 2015) and it still looks wonderful! No yellow at all. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  L606.
Post # 10
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662 posts
Busy bee

Wow! This is the first complaint I’ve heard about BN. If it’s GIA-certified, surely it is something else causing the discoloration. I hope it gets worked out! My ring is from Ritani.com, GIA-certified, and it’s a J color. I can’t sense ANY yellow at all. Hopefully yours is something that can be fixed or replaced!

Post # 11
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831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

amandawho:  I love my ering from Blue Nile. I’ve had my ring two years and it is still perfect.  It was valued at almost double what Darling Husband paid.

Post # 12
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2006

My ring is from BN, GIA excellence all around, I color, SI1. Looks fab and I have been nothing but super happy with it! Hope you get this all sorted out!

Post # 13
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407 posts
Helper bee

amandawho:  A GIA H should not look yellow. I am color sensitive and can see a tinge of warmth in my H from time to time, but never would I say it looks yellow. What concerns me is that you took it to a jewler who said it looked more like an I or J. Diamonds are graded loose and upside down for color and should look whiter once set and viewed upright. That the jewler you took it to viewed it mounted and still thinks it looks like a J? I would be concerned that maybe you got the wrong stone. Was it inscribed? Once you get your new ring I would take it to an independent certified appraiser. Google one in your area. The only other thing I can think of is that maybe the cut isn’t that great. I think ideal cut diamonds hide color better. Let us know how your new ring turns out!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

amandawho:  Yeah,  bee, I’m agreeing with the others. I don’t think Blue Nile is the problem. It’s understandably a frustrating situation, but it sounds like the color on the diamond is too low for your personal preferences. The other things are frustrating, but Blue Nile has done nothing outside of the policies detailed in the purchase agreement.

I have a Blue Nile diamond that I adore. I’ve had no issues with my ring or diamond.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

There isn’t any possibility that it got switched out on you, is there? Did you take it to a jeweler and have it cleaned or something? Was it ever out of your site with an appraiser?

Diamonds don’t suddenly change color. Although someone who is extrememely color sensitive could find an unforgivable yellow tint in an H stone, especially if it is one the shapes that shows color, it makes no sense to me that your diamond looked plenty white to you and then all of a sudden turned yellow. 

ETA: It isn’t unusual, even with a GIA report, to have an independent gemologist come up with a color (or clarity rating for that matter) that is a grade up or down from the report. My diamond is an E/VVS2 per GIA, but my appraiser said “I probably would have called it an F/VVS1.”

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  alamana.

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