I sought a different approach, I educated myself, and looked for advice from a more experience person. That person was Dan at Concierge Diamonds.
This is just my experience with u/diamonddeale I am looking forward to putting together a review for them via Instagram in the future after I pop the question but in the mean time wanted to post something here.
I originally spoke with Dan here via Reddit as suggested by users after posting a first time shopper questions.
Previously I’ve shopped for diamond in person and found people pushy and really trying to get me to commit to things I wasn’t happy with. I get it, it’s a huge purchase and everyone is trying to get there cut, but I never felt as if my wants and questions were being heard. So I sought a different approach, I educated myself, and looked for advice from a more experience person. That person was Dan at Concierge Diamonds.
The experience changed drastically when speaking with Dan. He was concerned with making sure I got what I wanted and was helped in a manner that was both informative and helpful. I was not sold on anything I didn’t want or need. Originally my budget was between 25-30k after speaking with my fiancé to be, this quickly dropped to 7-10k at my surprise she made it clear she still doesn’t need all that, and would much rather we spent on the money on our home.
My budget changed from 25-30 down to 2-5k quickly. After already seeking Diamonds in my previous budget, Dan assured me I should take her wishes into consideration and that I’ve clearly chosen a good woman to be at my side. Dan spent a good amount of time building me a ring that fit into my new budget that became even simpler. We spoke about upgrading down the road and exchanging the current diamond down the road for a bigger ring when we are ready, probably in the 5 year mark.
I never once felt out of the loop or pressured to jump on anything during the process. It took some time mostly due to me being so busy and having trouble getting on the phone to get back to Dan as I could. With work and trying to dodge my to be fiancé as to not not raise any suspicion, Dan was more than patient and understanding with the constant changes and hang ups.
In the end I got exactly what I wanted, but with a higher quality and clearer diamond compared to that price range at other stores. The experience was everything for me and couldn’t recommend their company any more. I’ve told a multitude of friends and coworkers at the same stage in their life.
It’s a big decision and can vary significantly, Dan knows the market, is educated in the products and is incredibly kind and helpful, I can’t speak highly enough of their services. I hope this review helps other in similar situations.
Read the full review here.