by cardsandyanks » May 27, 2009 Thanks for all who have posted. Been a real eye opening education for me. I want to do something for my wife on our 10th anniversary. I have looked at all the vendors including whiteflash, good old gold, etc. Also looked at union diamond and blue nile. Unfortunately, with three children ranging in ages from 6-2 spending 5-6k on a ring is out of the question. After reading for quite some time on this forum, most say the prices of the diamonds on blue nile and union are higher, but i have found the opposite to be true. I have been searching for a 3 stone diamond with the center one being .5-.6 carats and the side diamonds being .25 each. I want to spend 2700 or less. The reason I am chosing the smaller stones is i want something that really shines. I was looking for the best cut I could find with a color of G-J, a VS-I to SI-I, in white gold. I can get those things from union and blue nile for between 2000-2500 dollars. On the other sites I can''t find anything on many of the sites that most on this board reccomend. I don''t want to buy junk, and honestly would rather take the money and head on vacation with my wife than spend it on a ring that isn''t what i want. The ring doesn''t need to be huge, just classy with a great sparkle. Am I chasing something I cannot find? Do the vendors that most of you reccomend only work with bigger stones? Am I making any sense to anyone other than myself or has all this made me loose my mind? any help would be greatly appreciated.