Buying an engagement ring is the start of a couple?ˆ™s new life together. With so much symbolic meaning in this event, I started diamond shopping and quickly became overwhelmed by the whole process. This was my first diamond purchase, and I knew absolutely nothing about diamonds. Furthermore, as a medical student, I was very limited on both time and money, so things just continued to get more complicated. That being said, I started with the traditional big name jewelry stores, and I soon found out that there was a tremendous difference in both price and quality of diamonds. I continued this for a few months without any success, and then I found a great book called How to Buy a Diamond by Fred Cuellar. I highly recommend this book to anyone shopping for a diamond. It covered everything about buying diamonds, and it eventually led me to the internet diamond market, where I found my perfect diamond.
I will be the first to admit that I was a little skeptical about buying a diamond on the internet. However, there are a lot of great deals on the web, and this is where I ended up buying my diamond. I ran across Whiteflash totally by accident. I was searching for wholesale diamond dealers in Houston, and I found Whiteflash. So I checked out their website and inventory on the web, and both their price and quality were unbeatable. They had numerous diamonds which fit into my criteria, and then came the best part: I could order the stone and go look at it with no obligation to buy it. This was a win-win situation for me. One call got the ball rolling on my diamond. It was perfect, and you talked with me about the purchase policy and setting options. I decided I wanted the stone, and discussed designing the setting the next day. Two weeks later, I got the ring, and I have been completely satisfied ever since. I had the ring independently appraised, and I came out a few thousand dollars ahead of wholesale prices and roughly double the retail value! You are professional, easy to work with, and provide excellent customer service. Working with them throughout this process exemplifies what customer service should be.
There were no hassles, no crowds, and I am happy to say that I have found a jeweler for life. Thanks again-Chris