(Closed) Buying diamond rings online

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I got my ring online and am super happy with it.  I will be gettiing it appraised and it has it’s papers.  I am not too worried at all… I didn’t get a super big, pricey diamond. Buying a similar ring locally would have cost me 3x as much.

Post # 4
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327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My ring is from Blue Nile and it was perfect.  It saved my fiance a lot of money and came with a set of papers of authenticity.   Definitely worth checking out.  Plus you can design your own ring and easily “drop hints”. 🙂

Post # 5
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1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Caribbean-Girl:  There are many many reputable online sites to buy diamonds/jewelry including BlueNile, Whiteflash, JamesAllen, and many others.   PriceScope is a great resource for online shopping – they have a featured vendor list that may be useful to you:  http://www.pricescope.com/featured-sponsors.  Do not be afraid to call the online vendors and ask them specifics about a stone or setting – they can usually help you find exactly what you want the same way a bricks-and-mortar store can. 

Buy from a vendor with a good return policy, and have the stone/ring appraised as soon as you receive it if you have any concerns over being ripped off.   You’ll need the appraisal in order to insure the ring anyway, so best to get it done while you are still able to return.

Post # 6
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1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

My Darling Husband ordered my ring online from James Allen and set my stone locally. The stone itself is a beauty and I’m told the customer service was wonderful (able to answer questions about the stone, helped ship it to my SIL’s because I’m a snoop-ha ha, etc). The same stone would have cost at minimum 7.5% more locally, because of sales tax, so as a result, I have a bigger stone.

Post # 7
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1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

As an aside, my stone did come with a GIA certificate and appraised for more than he bought it for.

Post # 8
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8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Caribbean-Girl:  Blue Nile is absolutely trustworthy. They have a great return policy, all their diamonds are certified (most w. GIA, you can view the docs online).

They’re one of the largest diamond buyers in the world – that’s why you get close to wholesale pricing.

Post # 9
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used BrilliantEarth.com for my ring.  Very reputable.

Post # 11
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Blue Nile

James Allen

Or any of the pricescope vendors:  Engagement Rings Direct; Whiteflash; Good Old Gold; JbEG (antiques), etc

Pricescope is an entire forum based off buying superior quality e-rings online. Stick with those vendors to avoid horror stories.  They are very careful with the customers since everyone talks about their experiences (whether positive or negative).

Good luck!

Post # 13
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My Fiance got mine from bluenile.com. They are GIA certified and had no problems gettin’ it! It also was appraised by a local jeweler for $4000 more.

Post # 14
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1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Caribbean-Girl:  I’m sending you a PM with some suggestions.  I think there are better options.

Post # 15
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3227 posts
Sugar bee

@Caribbean-Girl:  I can’t recommend Blue Nile enough! Very trustworthy and their rings are amazing. If you’re on a budget I would go through EBay but you have to do your research and steer clear from clarity enhanced diamonds.

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