(Closed) Getting Ready to propose… What about Blue Nile?

posted 13 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

my friend’s husband got her engagement and wedding band from blue nile and it’s gorgeous. i bought a bracelet there and loved it. i have no complaints at all. good luck and PRECONGRATULATIONS!!

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I actually have a different story to tell. A close friend of mine got a ring for his fiancee from Blue Nile. He then ran into a friend of his who is in the diamond business. The guy took one look at the diamond, said it was no good and told him he overpaid. The guy ended up getting my friend a fantastic diamond–bigger and higher in quality–that was, at the wholesale price, cheaper than the Blue Nile diamond (and, FYI, he did not make a dime off of this).

Just wanted to put that out there. At any rate, make sure you get your ring independently appraised and then insured!

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My Fiance got really into the whole ring thing (partly because he is a CPA and want to get the best quality for his money) he looked at blue nile and didn’t find anything that he really liked for the right price. He ended up getting my ring from  http://www.whiteflash.com if you are thinking of going the online route. They have really good quality rings and will even custom design if you want. It is worth taking a look.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I got my ring from Blue Nile – or he got my ring from Blue Nile. 
I’m with the rest of them.  Fantastic customer service, they bent over backwards to help him, and when I’ve taken it to a brick and mortar store, they are amazed at the value of it.
Appraisal from Blue Nile was less than appraisal elsewhere… Jeweler friend says he definitely got a ton of bang for the buck.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Isn’t it funny how guys become diamond experts during the ring shopping process?  My fiance did, and I think it is so sweet he went to all that research to make sure he was getting me the very best that he could.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We almost got my ring from Blue Nile because the prices were really good and the way they described their diamonds made them sound perfect. I’d trust them for the settings (which you can’t buy without the diamond) but the more I learned about diamonds (FI never became a diamond expert; I did, which is one of many reasons I picked out my ring myself), the more I realized I would need to see it before I could commit to it. It also turns out most of BN’s cuts aren’t that great–you need to get the “Signature Ideal” before you’re getting an *actually* really well-cut diamond, and that drives the price up quite a bit. The prices are still good, but I’d pay a little extra for the luxury of seeing my diamond first, really.

Post # 23
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Helper bee

I’ve known a few people that have gotten their rings from BN and were completely satisfied.  We only got my diamond there and we are pretty happy with what we got.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We got my diamond there and they are awesome.  We didn’t buy the band there because I didn’t like any of the settings and I heard that there bands can snap really easily.

Their diamonds are beautiful though, and priced way less than the normal jeweler’s.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My engagement ring is also from there.  Great customer serivce and he got a spanking deal for an almost perfect C,C,& C.  I’d totally buy from them again.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

My ring is from BN.  Fiance was happy with the service.  Plus, he got $$ back by using ebates.com to make the purchase and then found a coupon too.  By the time he put it on his credit card that earns $$ to use at Starbucks, he was pretty happy.  The only problem he had was that he’d select a diamond, put it in his cart to think about it, and then come back to find it had been sold.

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My diamond is from Blue Nile – my FH had it set once it arrived. The diamond was even better than he thought and definitely matched up with all of the described certifications. I get compliments on it all the time, people always think it’s bigger than it really is because the cut is excellent.

We are going to buy our wedding bands from Blue Nile too. We’ve priced out jewelry stores and Blue Nile by far beats all prices. I’m pretty intent on my FH wearing platinum which was quoted over $1500-$2000 in most jewelry stores, on Blue Nile the same ring is $900. There is a lot less markup because there are no ‘middle men’ the jewelers act as wholesalers by selling good on Blue Nile.

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh, and wanted to mention that my FH did months of research and tried to go through our ‘family jewelry connection’ but they just didn’t have access to the type of diamond he was looking for in a reasonable time frame. So when he was buying it online from Blue Nile, he felt confident about what he was getting.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just want to give props to Blue Nile … Fiance and I picked out my engagement ring from them, it was beautiful and a really really good value.  I should say that it was a Signature-Ideal cut.  They have a 30-day return policy, and really good customer service – we ordered mine a half size too big, and they resized it and sent it back within 2 weeks.  It’s also fantastic for other jewelry too … last night was our anniversary and Fiance gave me a gorgeous amethyst pendant necklace from, you guessed it, Blue Nile.  Good Luck!

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’ve heard very good things about Brilliant Earth.

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