I could not be happier with my experience at Bailey’s Jewelry. Kelly B. and Josh B. were an absolute pleasure to work with. I have spent months shopping for a diamond and countless hours doing research (online and with several brokers) for the most perfectly cut diamond. The crown and pavilion angles, along with table/depth percentages and star length significantly determine the sparkle and “fire” of a diamond and its performance.
All of the diamonds I looked at were GIA graded “triple ex”, however the one at Diamond’s Direct (that I nearly purchased) I later found out was what is referred to as “steep and deep” and was on the fringe of being “triple ex” certified. It was still a fantastic diamond, just not the absolute best which is what you expect in a “triple ex”.
The diamond Bailey’s found was the very best of GIA “triple ex” and fell within AGS’s “triple zero” category. The price was also just as competitive as Diamond’s Direct, Blue Nile, White Flash and significantly better than CMI Jewelry (who so kindly faxed a price sheet with their “standard markup” fee to an open fax machine at my office without my knowledge).
The diamond Bailey’s found for me was proportionately…perfect! The absolute best cut. Trust me, there’s a huge difference. Everyone my fiancée has run into has complimented on how it’s the most sparkly ring they’ve ever seen, even complete strangers. Check out pricescope.com and Holloway Cut Advisor for the “techy” details about the cut.
What I also noticed was they had a large staff and all of their work was done onsite, with a small family environment. Nothing against small stores, but I liked knowing they had enough staff there to take care of anything my fiancée needs if something happens. Growing up in Raleigh I’ve always been familiar with the Bailey’s brand name and their outstanding quality. I just couldn’t be happier with the outstanding price, exceptional quality and family atmosphere I experienced at Bailey’s. Oh yeah, and my fiancée loves her "Bailey's Box". :)