- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2017
Some of you might recall the post I made about my “complete” Blue Nile unboxing; that post was all about the packaging. Which you can read here –> http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/complete-blue-nile-unboxing-picture-heavy/
Today I am here to tell you about the ring and my whole experience with Blue Nile!
First of all, their customer service is OUTSTANDING. You can call them at any hour of the day with questions and find out whatever you want to know about the diamond you’ve selected before buying it. When you express interest in a diamond or gemstone through BN one of their consultants immediately makes the stone unavailable for others to purchase. While your stone is on hold, the consultant can find answers to whatever questions you have about it. I was a little nervous about buying a diamond before seeing it, but I knew if I didn’t like it, I could just return it with no harm.
It’s a .90 carat, ideal cut, triple excellent GIA certified, E color, SI1 clarity, round brilliant diamond in a petite pavé crown diamond setting.
At first I was not even going to consider buying an SI1 diamond online, or anywhere in general. But the price drop from VS2 to SI1 was a big one. I did some hefty research and spent a lot of time on here looking through other threads that talked about the variance in SI1 diamonds. After asking my BN consultant to send me one of those special pictures (can’t remember what they are called) and also confirming that the diamond I had selected was “eye clean,” I decided on a diamond and I could not be happier. So for you ladies on the fence about buying an SI1 diamond online, there are ways to make sure you’re getting a completely eye clean, beautiful diamond. I can’t find one flaw in my stone, and I have 20/13 vision (as mentioned above its ideal cut so that probably has a lot to do with not being able to see any flaws).
I haven’t been able to stop staring at it since yesterday. It’s so incredibly bright and sometimes even looks a little blue/purple (which I LOVE). Pictures cannot do my ring enough justice.
And now for the flood of pictures. They’re probably going to be huge because I’m doing this on my phone.
I’m a size 5.5 by the way!