I am a bit OCD, and I wanted to know everything there was to know about diamonds before I purchased an e-ring. Needless to say, I spent many hours on PriceScope and WhiteFlash and learned a ton. I do so much research when purchasing $50 items off Amazon, so you can only imagine how intense this was for me.
The GF (and soon to be fianc?©) and I had been looking around at rings for a few months, but just casually. I don't think she really knew that I was planning on buying something this soon, but I felt it was time. I looked around at a lot of reputable vendors that are PriceScope regulars and eventually settled with WhiteFlash because of a certain setting I fell in love with. It had all of the qualities that I knew the GF would love.
I worked with WF to get the ball rolling on the process. I had initially narrowed down the diamond choices to 3 separate diamonds, and since I live in the Houston area, I was able to come into their office to view them in person. I reviewed the diamonds, their similarities, differences, etc in a timely manner and the Whiteflash gemologist was very helpful. I love the customer service WF presented, not only over the phone/email, but also in person.
I went ahead and chose the diamond and the order was ready within a week or so and when I picked it up, they took the time to show me the details of the final product. I felt safe and happy with my selection of using WF. They gave me a goodie bag of things with the ring and even took the time to point out the AGS inscription on the diamond. It took me a while to see it on the girdle (bad eyes), but she was great in helping me locate it. All in all, when I walked out of there, I was very happy with their business.
I went with a 0.843ct RB VS1 I Ideal Hearts & Arrow AGS diamond. It was the best of the 3 choices and exceeded my initial criteria (within HCA limit of 2.0, color, and carat), so I was very happy. My GF has a size 4 finger and I think the diamond is going to look nice on her finger. The setting is a platinum tapered pave setting, specifically the Legato Sleek Line model. I highly recommend WF. Their customer service was well worth it.