Monique Lhuillier Engagement Rings/Buying an engagement ring online?

November 14, 2012

Smiles! Hope your on your way to having a good day, or buying a coffee ahaha. I’ve had this post in the pipeline for a while. One of the ideas that hadn’t  swam it’s way to the surface yet.I have always been a jewellry lover, when I was younger I was obsessed with costume jewellry. I would trawl Asian shops and markets for unusual finds. When I finally admitted to myself that I was allergic to those beauties, I got myself my first semi- fine jewellers job. Over the years the industry has opened it’s creative doors in new ways.

Monique Lhuillier is famous bridal designer  I think she is for the bride who wants more than a white dress, but without compromising on elegance.. But more on that later ;-)

I happened to be passing through the Blue Nile website(lie I’m always looking at the recently bought diamond rings), and I could not believe my eyes when I saw the tag line ‘Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewellry’! Now for those of you reading this with a confused face, Blue Nile is arguably one of the most acclaimed online jewellers. If your anything like me, you are wary of buying luxury items online. So the idea of buying something as important as an engagement ring digitally is just a no no!

However, having seen Blue Nile rings in person and had many conversations, I am yet to hear a bad review. There are clear advantages. These include the ability to educate, select diamonds and settings according to your own requirements while you are in comfort of your own home. Let’s not forget that most engagement rings are bought by men. Online shopping cancels out a daunting shopping experience for them (bless their cotton socks.) Blue Nile offer a money-back guarantee on rings that don’t meet expectation. Despite the fact that there are plenty of images available of your ring.

There are also clear disadvantages. You (or in traditional scenarios your partner) loose out on the in-store experience.

Obviously, you pay for the ring before seeing it yourself. I could go on and on.

But none of these things mean anything if you get the design of your dreams. It’s like finding the perfect pair of shoes to fit a difficult outfit. But instead of wearing it till your shoes are worn in, you wear it for a lifetime.  I am not completely sold on online jewellry. But if anything was to convince me…these rings will. They are quite simply breathtaking. Reminiscent of the floral features in Monique Lhuillier’s wedding dresses. All those diamonds….ahhh.

The real question is…..would you do it? Check them out for yourself!


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