(Closed) Picking a classic engagement ring from Blue Nile – opinions/show me your pics

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Sugar bee

I got a noticebly better stone from Whiteflash.  (I returned the Blue Nile one as it was dark in the middle, but that’s a risk you take with ship-drop companies.  They don’t see the diamonds to check them.)

Whiteflash A Cut Above diamond in a setting from Mappin & Webb.

If I had to source a diamond online again I might go for Brian Gavin instead.  He’s a diamond cutter and so his reputation is at stake. 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would suggest also checking out http://www.enchanteddiamonds.com

I got my 2.32 carat stone there and their prices and service blew everyone else out of the water. 

I am currently getting my stone reset in a custom setting through them and pricing can’t be beat! 

All stones are GIA certified and they even warranty their rings for lifetime including fixing prongs, or anything else that goes wrong. They pay shipping BOTH WAYS too. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - NYC

My ring isn’t from Blue Nile, but I looked there and showed Fiance pictures of what I liked there and he ended up going to a jeweler here in NYC.

I have a 0.8ct diamond on a classic 4-prong setting and I love it. I don’t think you need a 6-prong with that size of stone. The 6-prong is much more classic – think the original Tiffany solitaire.

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Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have the six prong petite nouveau from Blue Nile and it is gorgeous. The prongs are small and delicate and do not overwhelm the stone. Sorry this isn’t the greatest picture!

 

 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

thanks! It’s 1.3 carats on a size 5.5 finger. I’d be happy to help you with any additional advice about picking the stone and setting from Blue Nile, feel free to PM me!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have a .52 carat diamond in a six prong platinum setting from James Allen. I’m happy having six prongs because I’m not worried as much about damaging a prong and losing my stone (because of my job my ring gets knocked around sometimes). It is still plenty sparkly even with the extra prongs reducing the amount of light a bit.

This is on a size 5.5 finger if that helps. 

Post # 26
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Wannabee

Hi, wow your ring is beautiful! is your setting the classic or petite nouveau from blue nile? thanks

Post # 27
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Wannabee

 

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BlondeRN:  hi, wow your ring is beautiful! is your setting the classic or petite nouveau from blue nile? thank you!

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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chloebaby:  it’s the 2mm round Tiffany style from Brian Gavin

Post # 29
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Wannabee

 I like the classic six claw solitaire one. It makes the stone stand out. 

Post # 30
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Newbee

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piratekitten :  Sorry for the bump, what setting is this exactly? What is called on Blue Nile?

Anyone who can help?

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