My Mom’s Wedding Ring :: Designing A Diamond Ring with

On HK: Blue Sheath Dress (similar), Kendra Scott Earrings
On Mom: Rose Gold Convertible Dress, Kendra Scott Earrings, James Allen Oval Diamond Halo Ring

I’m so excited to share this post with you! For years, getting my Mom a diamond ring has been a big goal in my family. I’m so thankful to partner with to create the ring of her dreams. As someone who loves to shop online, buying my Mom’s diamond ring online seemed natural. What I love about buying her ring from James Allen is the vast inventory of diamonds. They have more than 200,000 earth-created and lab-created diamonds. It was so easy for us to find the perfect oval diamond for my Mom.

I previously mentioned how we worked with Lorraine, a real-time diamond consultant to find the perfect diamond. I’ve seen beautiful James Allen rings in person a handful of times, but never did I expect my Mom’s ring to be so beautiful. We chose a yellow gold halo setting and it is stunning. James Allen shipped her ring to a local Fedex store for me to pick up (for safety and security of the ring). I sat in my car, opened the box and cried. I knew my Mom would be more than thrilled.

The Reveal

We gave the ring to my Mom on Mother’s Day and her reaction warms my heart. We planned to take her to dinner but did not tell her anything about the ring. After we ordered, she started telling us about her week when I politely interrupted, saying we had gotten her something. When I gave her the red box, her eyes lit up and she put the ring on right away! She couldn’t stop admiring it and I knew working with James Allen was the right choice.

It was the exact reaction we dreamed of. James Allen truly made the process so easy for us and we knew we were getting the most bang for our buck. When you buy a diamond ring online as opposed to traditional stores, you can save up to 50 percent. My Mom and Dad have sacrificed so much for us to have a good life and opportunities they were not presented with. Getting my Mom a diamond ring after she had to sell her ring for money when coming to the United States seemed natural.

Getting Her Ring Resized

It can happen to all of us. A jeweler will ask what size the ring should be and you struggle with what size to get. I know many boyfriends can’t exactly bring their girlfriend in to get their finger properly sized without tipping them off about a future proposal. Thankfully, James Allen offers a solution: free resizing for up to 60 days.

I estimated my Mom’s ring size since I couldn’t exactly bring her to get sized as it would spoil the surprise. When she put it on, it was a little big and could easily spin around and slip off her finger. James Allen has an incredible guarantee and lifetime warranty. We took advantage of their free resizing and the process was so easy. James Allen emailed me a shipping label with instructions, I brought it to a FedEx store all packaged up and sent the ring on its way. More than a week later, I got a notification my Mom’s ring was back and ready to be picked up! The process was smooth and hassle-free.

On Father’s Day weekend, we got the family together to take some photos with my Mom’s new ring. Life happens and the manicure I scheduled for her did not happen as she was so busy caring for my Dad and the house. But that doesn’t matter. Having the family together and seeing my Mom so happy with her new James Allen diamond ring makes it all worth it.

When I’m over at their house and I see my Mom cooking in the kitchen, or helping my Dad up out of bed, her ring will catch the light a bit and sparkle. It almost always makes me a little emotional still because I know how much it means to her to have this diamond ring. It’s more than just the monetary value for her. It’s sentimental and almost like a visualization of the success she’s had in America.