The diamond is fantastic! I had read Jared Peerless reviews and Whiteflash reviews but I decided to to get my diamond from Whiteflash and my ring from Jareds. It turns out that the a cut above was less expensive and and even firey diamond than the one at Jareds. I picked it up on Tuesday and immediately took it along with the setting to the jeweler to be put together. I actually ended up taking it to one of the nicer of the chain stores to have the work done (Jared, I believe they have stores in the Houston area as well). They have salesperson inspect everything that comes in for work, the guy I drew was very impressed. At one point, he offered a guess as to what I paid for it; he was considerably high. My favorite part of that experience was when we wasn''t willing to put my diamond next to a .50 princess from their Jared Peerless collection.
I''ve attached a picture of the assembled ring. I was surprised how difficult it is to get even a pretty good digital camera to focus on a diamond.
Most importantly, my fiancee LOVES it! Apparently, everything in life is more fun and looks different when doing it with a diamond on your hand. If only I could convince her that driving is not the time to be enjoying the view of her left hand....
Thank you again for all of your help. I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Whiteflash.I probably would have jumped on my decision when reading about about the Jared Peerless review, but I am glad I did more research. Upon viewing, my mother has already enlisted my help for her upcoming diamond shopping (replacing a stone that had been my grandmothers, which is currently set as part of her wedding ring). Being both an online retailer and (I assume) a brick and mortar store, I assume that you get paid somehow from the sales you consult on. As such, I will be sure to contact you before my next purchase, as you have been exceedingly helpful and made the entire process of buying a diamond that I had never seen more comfortable that I would have imagined possible