- Excited To Bee
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
This weekend my huney took me ring shopping, we went to a couple of places and I immeditely fell in love with a ring. He’s basically told me it’s going to be the one if we can find a decent diamond to put in it. Here is where we have a problem..
I dont know how many girls know the budget for the ring, but its something my boyfriend and I have talked over many times. We have essentially put a cap on the ring at $7k. The ring I found, which we BOTH fell in love with is this beauty…
*notice the cute peekaboo diamond* I havent quite learned yet how to insert pictures.
So, the lady told us it was on sale for about $995, not even a huge difference.. but whatever. So, she starts pulling diamonds. They give you this HUGE informational, almost lecturelike, slideshow on diamonds, the importance of the 4 Cs and all of that. Great. I already knew most of it, but it was mostly educational for my huney. We hugely appreciated that. They end up taking out a couple of diamonds, to see if I can tell the difference between an H and a G. I noticed the H the second she unwrapped it, it was a yellowish tint. So then, she tells me to look into the G better, to see if I can find any imperfections. I did, immeditately. She then tells me its an I2, which is and is not a big deal. The reason its a big deal is because she then proceeds to tell me the diamond is $5k and basically all we can afford within our budget, and im trying to explain to her that ive looked on bluenile, etc. and ive found higher quality diamonds for cheaper, she begins to tell me that there are reasons those are cheaper then a lot of diamonds they have, because they arnt as good of quality. So now I am all confused. My boyfriend and I had a long talk last night, and we agreed I would ask you ladies and do a little more research on the matter, and then just go ahead and leave it up to him.
My question is, is a G, I2, Ideal Cut 1ct diamond worth $5? On blue nile, you can get a higher clarity for almost the same price. Are their other reputable diamond websites? I’ve seen UnionDiamond.com as well but I dont know how their reputation holds up. I dont want to have to settle for something and my boyfriend doesnt want me to because he is spending so much money on it and its one of those forever things! 🙂 I hope that doesnt come off as selfish, but I cant imagine him spending $7k on something that isnt worth it. If it totally is, it’s something I can get over because ultimately its something special and important from him to me.
Do you ladies have any idea what cost/quality your diamonds are? Care to share so I can get a good idea? She told me if they match online prices, they wont honor their benefits (which is that they will replace the diamond no matter what happens to it, as long as its checked 1 a year) I need some advice, can we do better? Should I buy online? Anyone with experiences purchasing online care to share their stories!? Ahhhh! Overwhelmed! Help!