So I guess I should let the cat out of the bag and tell you that D and I are currently engagement ring shopping. We have known that we wanted to get married pretty much from Day 1, but we wanted to make sure that we got the perfect ring for me. This is really important to me because I do not want to “trade-up” like some women do. I just don’t get it. I feel like an engagement ring is something you only get once, not after you are already married. (If you did this, please don’t take offense, it’s just not the way for me to go.)
I’ve narrowed it down to the cut I want (cushion-cut) and I know that I want a white gold or platinum band. We found a ring last weekend that I think could quite possibly be the “one” but I want to look around and make sure we are getting our money’s worth. So I found a website that the lady at the jewelry store had mentioned- bluenile.com. They seemed to have quite a large selection, and they had a diamond that I was particularly interested in, for cheaper than the jewelry store price, but I am just not sure about buying that huge of an investment online. After all, you can’t really see it. I want to make sure that thing sparkles in the shade, not just under the lights at the jewelry store.
What do you think about buying things like this online? Worth the bargain or should you make sure you are getting what you pay for?