1 Carat Halo Engagement Ring From BlueNile.com
If you have been contemplating a purchase from BlueNile, you are in for a treat. I recently purchased a halo engagement ring and documented the entire process.
For the ring, I chose a signature 1 carat F color SI1 round diamond as the center stone. If you haven’t read yet, you want to read the review of BlueNile’s signature diamonds where I listed full details there.
Here’s the ring setting that I selected because of its unique floating mounting and the extra bling it offers…
Shopping at BlueNile is really easy and straightforward as the process is streamlined. Basically, you can build your own ring by starting from a ring design or a loose diamond. It literally takes only 30 minutes to complete the purchase!
On the checkout page, you will have various modes of payment available. Personally, I completed my purchase via Paypal as it was the most convenient form of payment for me.
If you ever need help or have questions about anything, help is readily available in the form of live chat, 24/7 phone support and email.
Once payment is made, Blue Nile starts working on your jewelry immediately. One of the things that pleasantly surprised me was BlueNile’s fast and efficient shipping.
I placed my order on the 16th of November and the delivery was dispatched securely on the 17th of November. If you do the math, they only took 1 day to complete the ring. That’s incredibly fast!
Shipping generally takes a couple of days and the time required depends on where you are located. For international customers, it usually takes longer. In my case, I received my parcel 3 days after it was shipped.
The received parcel delivered via UPS.
From left to right: GCAL certificate, GCAL brochure & GIA report.
From left to right: Invoice, return policy, appraisal & jewelry care guide.
As a consumer, I’m sure you want to know what’s the quality of the jewelry you can expect to receive from BlueNile. Well, I am pleased to say that the settings are pretty well made. Check out the following photographs to see the details…
Faceup view of 1ct halo diamond ring.
Side profile of ring and magnified view of halo mounting.
Melees (smaller diamonds) are well matched for consistent appearance.
The shanks of the ring are very streamlined and follow a nice contour.
Underside of ring mounting securing the diamond.
The gap in this floating halo design makes the diamond POP!
A handshot of the ring on a size 7 finger – courtesy of my wife.
BlueNile.com has come a long way since their inception into jewelry e-commerce. Beyond the glamorous world of diamonds, customer can also explore pearls, gemstones and other precious metals through a comprehensive collection of content.
The newly launched video listings are a positive development for adding more value to the online shopper. Whether you’re looking to buy and just doing casual browsing, Blue Nile is certainly worth a visit.
As always, feel free to leave a comment or get in touch with me if you have any questions. Good luck with your diamond ring purchase!