Newbee here asking about BN and JA!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
5038 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have three rings from Blue Nile, my engagement ring, wedding band and a right hand eternity band.  Eternity band was just purchased this month.

My engagement ring is the monique lhuillier cathedral solitaire in platinum.  It is 2mm at its widest and tapers to 1.5mm near the diamond.  The quality is great.  The only issue I had was my error, the diamond came loose after I dropped my ring in the bathroom, causing it to bounce off the sink and off the title floor.  No scratching, no other visual wear and tear.  I have worn my ring for a year and 8 months.

My finger size is 4.25 and my diamond is 1.72 carats.



Post # 4
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Porta, Asbury Park NJ

We got my diamond and setting from James Allen.  I can’t say enough good things about them! They don’t pressure you to buy because they don’t work on commissions. Customer service was extremely helpful and gave lots of advice on diamonds! Packaging was really nice! And we saved so much money compared to brick and mortar stores….which led to a bigger better quality diamond for the money we had to spend!!! I recommend them highly!!! 

Post # 6
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Porta, Asbury Park NJ

claraw1989 :  Of course!!! My fiancé added a halo to my original setting at a jewelers near us. I’ll send pictures of both. First set of pictures is the original solitare French cut pave setting from James Allen. The second is with the new head and halo on the original band.

Post # 7
2279 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I bought my upgrade diamond through JA.  I looked into BN as well, but ultimately I did not like their selection or their lack of 20x 360 images of their diamonds, which JA has.  BN had some diamond with 360 video, but the quality of the videos was not on par with JA’s.  My diamond is 1.7 ct, K, SI1 (it was important to have a high quality video to ensure the SI diamond was eye clean), Triple X.

I do have an anniversary band from BN that I absolutely love.  It is shown with my solitaire below.  I also bought an eternity band through them that I loved, but returned to put the funds toward my diamond upgrade.

The solitaire setting is not from either place, btw.



Post # 8
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

If you look around, there are more threads talking about your exact question… 

my ering and our (plain) bands are from JA. Fiancé was very happy with their service and I am beyond happy with my ering. Prices are amazing.

i only have been wearing it for two month (but all the time and everywhere – on the first picture my ring is visiting Barcelona, on the second it’s riding an elivator in Cologne) and had no problems whatsoever

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