The ring is gorgeous and the diamond is even better. I went with an ideal astor, color F, .56 carat, VSI clarity. I would suggest calling before ordering a ring as they give you information not on the website. For example, this ring comes in three sizes to fit the diamond size. I went with the smallest size and the setting still makes the ring look big. I can't wait to order another ring with a bigger diamond!
I was able to choose all the perfect GIA criteria for a .73ct diamond with stunning brilliance! Ideal cut, F, VVSI, excellent symmetry, perfect table and depth ratios, no culet or fluorescence. Pics attached.
I scoured the internet, took recommendations from friends(local jewelers and diamond sales people) and no one came close to the type of quality and high levels of 4 C's for the price. The ability to also customize the ring to fit your individual style and budget is second to none. Since recieving the ring and proposing I have recommended Blue Nile to all of my friends and friends of friends who have started their search. I've told them don't waste your time, I have done the digging and you will not beat Blue Nile.