I'm new here
I introduced myself on the "getting to know you" thread.
My boyfriend and I have been together over 7 years, living together for 5, and talking about marriage for about 3. I know he's saving up for an engagement ring now, and he's hinted he wants to get one and propose sometime soon. YAY!
We're pretty open with each other; he's told me that his planned budget is approximately $3-4K, which is just fine with me. I would like a white gold setting with diamond (a regular one, not a colored one, and doesn't need to be particularly big! I prefer an elegant but understated look), either three-stone or solitaire. He knows all this and is even happy to have me help pick it out if I want to. Given his budget and my preferences, where would you all recommend we look for a ring that will be nice quality and where we can trust the customer service will be good (in case we want to come back later on for cleanings, wedding bands, resizing, upgrading, etc.)?
Please don't think I'm asking for you to shop for specific rings for us online! I'm just wondering if there are any retailers you'd recommend with good customer service and nice rings in that approximate price range (which I understand is lower than average? Or maybe the jewelers just want me to think that...).
Thanks, everyone! I'm excited to see your suggestions!