Post # 47
I was under the impression that Blue Nile is positioned in a more high end segment (vs. Kay, Zales, Jared, other chain stores). Friends who have ordered their rings through Blue Nile have spent $15,000 – $45,000 so I would be more impressed than anything if someone said their ring is from Blue Nile. Of course there are many less spendy rings on Blue Nile, but their prices run the gamut from low 4-figures to high 6-figures. I think one would be foolish to be prejudiced against such a reputable online retailer.
Post # 48
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
My ring is from James Allen; I wanted an emerald cut stone and there aren’t many local jewlers that carry them at all, much less at a quality/with the specifications I’d hoped for. I’m also proud of my husband. I’ve seen stones with similar specs in the stores that do carry emeralds for $5k (plus) more. I would just say Blue Nile and leave it at that; I agree with others that “online” might be the word causing suspicion!
Post # 50
I think if even if you say it’s from Blue Nile, the next question will be “Where’s that?” Which once again leads to the explanation of “online”. I like one poster’s suggestion of turning it around on them and saying something like “Why do you want to know?” Unless someone is in the market to purchase an engagement ring, I don’t understand why they are even asking where your fiance bought it. It’s not they noticed you were wearing a cute pair of shoes and asking where you got them, so they can get some too. People can be so nosy.
Post # 51
@LOLgirl: If they ask, just say “We got it at Blue Nile” instead of “We got it online.”
Post # 52
My ring was from online also. I have gotten some side-eyed looks for it but I just think those people are fools for paying inflated prices in stores hahaha.
Post # 53
Online jewelers have access to top quality stones with lower prices… it’s a WIN WIN! My ring is from whiteflash. I describe it as a jeweler in Texas who specializes in super ideal cut stones… which it is!