I was all set to buy a ring from a well known UK high street chain, not knowing anything much about diamonds. I just happened to stumble across 1791 Diamonds whilst searching Yahoo, and I'm glad I did. Their website was very informative about the 4 C's and showed me what I ought to have been looking at. I found a gorgeous ring and then picked my own diamond to put in it, having weighed up all the options. It turns out that although I've spent roughly the same as I would have in the high street shop, I have a much better diamond in terms of colour, clarity and cut. The staff at 1791 are very helpful indeed, and keep you informed of what's going on.
They also offer a free re-sizing service which is included in the price of your ring. All in all, I was very impressed with the whole experience, particularly as they met a very tight deadline in getting the finished product to me. Oh, and of course the most important thing...? She said "yes", and absolutely LOVED the ring.
I had something specific in mind for my wife to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary, and 1791 couldn't have made it easier. I told Designer Alice roughly what I was after and within a day I had a beautiful rendered image of the ring design sitting on my desktop that you could have sworn was a photo of the real thing. So from idea to reality in about 48 hours, not bad! We were easily able to make a couple of small design tweaks, and the result was stunning. Right through the process from design to the paperwork afterwards was a pleasure and I would highly recommend 1791 to anyone looking for value for money and an outstanding result. I know my wife loved it :)