by freedom2016 » Aug 16, 2019 Hello I used to come here all the time years ago but have noted posted in forever. I am hoping to get everyone's input on this. I am looking for an 11 stone 1ct diamond ring. I want G/H color VS2, Blue Nile has the aria for $1720. A local jeweler 2 minutes from my office can custom make me the ring, size it for me and have it fit perfectly with the wedding band I want to pair it with. Their price is $2025..... for the exact same ring, size, cut/color, carat, etc. They are saying its a better choice as they are custom making it for me vs getting it from bluenile as they are selling me stock that are made by the 100's. what do you guys think? On one hand its 300 more to buy local BUT the place is right there so its easier if i have an issue, lose a stone, need sizing, etc, but again its 300 more. i would LOVE to hear what you would do......... this is a well known jeweler with a good reputation. what do i do? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR SHARING YOUR OPINIONS.