This year marks husband’s and my 5-year wedding anniversary! To celebrate this anniversary, I wanted to update my wedding rings. We got all of our rings at Blue Nile years ago (and more jewelry over the years) and have always loved our experiences with them, so I knew I wanted to do my ring update through Blue Nile, especially as they have an easy ring upgrade service. Before I reveal my new ring I thought I’d write about my original wedding ring (pictured) since I get a lot of questions about it!
We’ll be answering some frequently asked questions below in the form of topics:
Our wedding ring shopping experience
Carolyn: Miguel and I went ring shopping one month into officially dating. We’d never done this before in a relationship, but I guess when you know, you know! We started off at the classic engagement ring shop, Tiffany & Co. It was a fun, quintessential experience trying on all the rings! I always thought I loved a cushion cut halo diamond ring, but when I tried on that style, I felt it wasn’t really “me”. The moment I tried on a solitaire round diamond ring, I knew it was “the one”! From there, we looked around some more jewelry stores. One thing about shopping in stores is that we could only see the few diamonds they had in stock that fit what we wanted, so that was limiting. But Miguel already knew what style I liked, and he took it from there!
Why we chose Blue Nile
Miguel: I did the whole brick-and-mortar shopping experience, which was okay, but I found most stores didn’t offer a large selection of diamonds. Blue Nile literally puts thousands of diamonds with different characteristics and price points at your virtual fingertips. Blue Nile also sources GIA graded diamonds, which is the same grading institution that all the major jewelry companies use. This gave me peace of mind that I was getting a high quality gemstone. Lastly, Blue Nile has a 30-day free return policy, making it easy to return any items that don’t work out. In my case, this was not necessary as we both loved the way the engagement ring turned out!
There is a Blue Nile Webroom in our city, so I picked out the ring styles I wanted to try online and they held them there in the store.
I’ll be sharing more about the Webroom experience and revealing the updated option I chose in next week’s post! Leave the number of your favorite ring in the comments below! Also, let me know if you have any questions that I can answer in the next post.