Saturday, December 7, 2013
After searching high and low, scouring the city of Columbus, running in and out of every possible store selling diamonds, my search for a spectacular engagement ring ended at my last stop, The Diamond Exchange 22 West Gay Street in Columbus, Ohio. Being a first time 52 year old bride, I wanted everything.... big, bling and a bargain! My fiance knew me well enough to know that the shopping process would be way to painful for him so he gave me a budget and set me loose solo. Knowing him, I appreciated picking out my own ring! I have always loved jewelry and have lots of it but did not own a diamond. I started out with a visit to the internet extracting all the important information for buying diamonds. I learned that cut, color and clarity were the important factors to keep in mind and in that order. I shopped for weeks, checking off jewelers in the Columbus area and seemed exasperated by the end of week six. I shared my frustration with a girlfriend who promptly said, "Have you been to the Diamond Exchange? My son was recently engaged and had a beautiful ring custom made there and the price was astonishing." I said no. I had not heard of them but made a plan to visit the following day and so I did. The sales associate lead me to the case with the bridal and wedding rings. I looked down into the case and immediately saw my ring. It was big, had a ton of bling and I got a bargain. Oh by the way, let me introduce myself. My name is Georgia and I am the new sales associate at the Diamond Exchange.