Post # 17
My ring is from James Allen, I have been telling anyone who asks that my Fiance bought it online from them – I’m from Australia so it had a long way to travel to us too!
I have only had one person question the safety of making such a large purchase online and I just made a lighthearted comment about how its the 21st century and everyone’s doin’ it! (and that it came with GIA certification).
Post # 18
Mine is from Blue Nile and I wouldn’t change that!! I looked at all of those mall stores and I feel like I didn’t find anything I liked or came close to my BN ring! And I think that Blue Nile is a very reputable store with great customer service, selection and price.
Post # 19
A diamond from a reputable online dealer will generally be of better quality than one bought from zales or another “maul” jeweler. I am not sure why you think buying online is strange….many people do. Nothing funny or unusual about it these days.
Post # 20
I think if I were in your position and I was getting the whole, “I hope it was a reputable business” “You didn’t see the stone” type of comments I would probably turn it back around on them and ask if they’re suggesting we/he didn’t do proper research before making a large purchase.
Post # 21
I’m getting my wedding band from bluenile!! Did a ton of research and bluenile is simply better quality for better cost!! 🙂 Everyone in my circles agree!!!
Post # 22
@NAvery: Maybe I am giving a non-confident vibe. I have trouble with my tone sometimes. He did do a great job picking it out so I’ll try the whole “I love my ring” and change the subject approach.
@LilacViolet: It’s mostly family or soon-to-be family who’s saying this. Maybe they are too old-fashioned to understand that people buy everything online now. Then again I think Etsy offers people to buy one-of-a-kind items so I think less people would question it.
Post # 23
Just to show off my new ring. It’s the Heirloom Petite Cathedral Pave
Post # 24
@LOLgirl: Is it older people who ask? I think that most people have probably heard of Blue Nile… but maybe not those who don’t use the internet regularly.
You could try telling them that they’re the world’s largest buyer of diamonds (I believe they are but you might want to double check). They’ve absolutely massive.. that’s why they can offer such great prices.
Post # 25
@LOLgirl: It’s a beautiful ring! You’re right, your family might not understand the practice.
Post # 26
People actually ask you where you got the ring? Why do they even care?
Post # 27
I think if you said “Blue Nile” rather than “online” it would sound less sketchy.
Post # 28
Many people still have a stigma associated with the word “online”. Like somehow it’s inferior, sketchy, or weird. If given a choice between a mall jeweler and a Blue Nile ring, I’d pick BN any day.
Post # 29
@joya_aspera: I agree with you – just mention the name and don’t bother with the “online” if people are going to give you the grill.
Having said so, my partner has bought me a number of birthday/anniversary presents from Blue Nile in the past three or four years, and they have all been great quality, fast international delivery, and zero hassle in terms of transactions. I did have a few people (mostly older generation) ask me how he could just trust online shops, but I’m like, “Well, it’s a reputable company and we did our homework, maybe you should keep an open mind and check it out before making a judgement?”
Post # 30
zales is crap…….don’t feel bad for going with somewhere else lol