(Closed) Defending e-ring bought online

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Darling Husband got my ring at BlueNile. And then my wedding band too. We had a great experience with them and I love my rings. I think Blue Nile is very reputable. We got a good deal, but not that good of a deal that it would seem questionable.

I probably wouldn’t even give a response, other than saying you love your ring.

Post # 4
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That is so strange to me. I wonder if you are giving off a vibe when you are answering the question that is asking people to make those comments? Because I just can’t imagine anyone saying that to me. I’m just wondering if you’re using some sort of qualifier that encourages them to ask more questions, like “Well….” or “It’s kind of a funny story…” or “Believe it or not…”

When someone asks you, just say with confidence, “FI picked it out from Blue Nile. Didn’t he do a great job?”

And.. topic change! Topic change is ALWAYS helpful!

Fiance got my ring online (and it’s moissanite at that!) and I haven’t gotten a single comment.

Post # 5
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9551 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Dude, online rocks! Screw them and don’t let them get to you. You got the ring of your dreams, who cares where it came from? Maybe whn you say it was from online say it’s from a very well established and respecte online store?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@LOLgirl:  Who are these people saying these things to you!? My ring is from etsy and I tell people that and no one has ever said anything except ‘Wow! I didn’t know you could get stuff like that on Etsy’

I don’t know how I would respond to those things – I would probably just brush off the question and say ‘oh, I’m not worried’ very breezily. 

Post # 7
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My diamond is from James Allen. I’ve never had anyone ask me those questions but I agree that is sounds weird to say “online”. I would just preface it by saying you got it on Blue Nile and tell them it came from the NY diamond district (which it probably did) and you got a deal. Once I tell people that I got my stone for 2k less than I would’ve at a brick and mortar they usually say “wow” or “wish I would’ve known about them when I was shopping” etc

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@LOLgirl:  i personally think that bluenile has a far better selection of quality diamonds than kays/zales/peoples, etc.  you just can’t see the stone before you buy it.  don’t let what other people think bother you.  you are the only one who needs to be happy.

i would totally buy from bluenile. 

Post # 9
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4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You don’t have to lie, but you don’t have to give out information either. Just be vague about it. It’s not lying, it’s just being vague 🙂

Post # 10
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4606 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@NAvery:  I agree with this. Just tell them you got it from Blue Nile and comment on how great your FH did picking it out and then change the subject. If you change the subject, they should stop asking questions.  

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would probably say “Why are you asking me this?” to put the awkwardness on them where it belongs, but then again I’m not terribly friendly. Have they seriously never heard of Blue Nile?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012
Post # 13
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807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My Fiance bought my ring on ebay. It appraised for twice what he paid, it’s beautiful, and we’ve had no problems with it. Don’t worry about people’s comments–you don’t need to defend your choice, just enjoy!

Post # 14
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3688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Cracks me up, because Blue Nile stuff is generally higher quality than anything you’ll find at a mall jeweler. And they have a GREAT return policy.

Post # 15
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3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@cmbr:  Exactly. 

My ring is from Blue Nile and I have yet to walk into a mall jeweler and find anything I like nearly as much as I like my ring. And I’ve had the jewelers and the brick and mortar stores comment on the quality of my stone. 

Post # 16
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5405 posts
Bee Keeper

I would say that after comparing zales/Kay with blue Nile you were able to get a far superior product for less money and its a total no brainer? Ok maybe I wouldn’t….but that’s what I would think! Just tell them (confidently) that its from blue nile and its awesome! Then change the topic. 

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