(Closed) Did I make the right decision?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ranyamellon:  a lot of bees have bought from blue nile and seem satisified!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I have heard awesome reviews of Blue Nile 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What was the cut on the BN one?  Based on the color alone, assuming BN is EX or VG cut, it sounds like that was the better choice for the same price.  I’d have picked the certified BN one over uncert JE ring.  From my limited browsing at JE, they were more expensive than reputable online sites.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ranyamellon:  i think you made the right decision going with BN! They have fantastic prices and the return policy can’t be beat.

You went with SI2.. did you have them check if the stone is eye clean?

Ideal cut = sparkle so it’s good you went with that!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ranyamellon:  I don’t have any experience with either of those places but I do have to say a ‘no returns’ policy does sound suspect. I’m guessing that they dont offer any sort of care package (except at a price)? I think you’ll find other stores a LOT different. Also, generally if you feel something seems wrong then I would say trust your gut.

 

Our experience-we did a LOT of research and shopping around online before making the decision to order a coloured diamond from a company in Israel. Generally they say don’t buy coloured stones online because you need to see then rather than relying on the cert colour because there is still variation. Anyway, short story is we went for it (even they had a 30 day returns) and the loose stone came out brilliantly and although I don’t have the ring yet, the appraisal came back for 3 times the price paid so we must have done something right!

 

The market for diamonds and rings is huge and there is the potential to get some great deals if you’re willing to shop around. 

 

But my advice-go for a stone that has an independent grading cart (for colour and clarity and cut if you’re going round brilliant) such as from GIA. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ranyamellon:  Both my rings are from Blue Nile. They are fantastic to work with and I loved the experience I had with them..and I LOVE LOVE my rings!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would not buy a diamond that wasn’t certified. My ring is also from Blue Nile, we got a lot more for our money by going that route and very happy with my ring! 

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