We ended up getting my ring from Helzberg. The experience was good, and I LOVE the wedding band/wrap that goes with my solitaire. I can't wait to wear it (and, of course, marry my FH. But this post is about the Shiny).
So I'm soliciting opinions about the solitaire.
We bought a ring with an I2 stone. I didn't think there was much of a difference, but now that I have it, I can see the inclusions (which is part of the definition of an I) - they're like two tiny bubbles in the stone, really visible when I take the ring off and tilt it in the light. An SI ring is definitely out of our current budget. I could exchnge for an I1, but it would be smaller (I'm at 5/8 right now).
I could buy elsewhere (I'm thinking Blue Nile, they have 5/8 stones in the quality I want for about the same price), but my w-ring will be welded to my solitaire, I'm not sure how it will effect our care plan
I'm trying to decide if it's worth exchanging, or upgrading later. My FH doesn't care - we picked it together and he wants me to love the ring.
Thoughs? Any advice is appreciated.