After an initial ring sizing mission to the mall, my now-fiance armed me with her ring size, a link to her Pinterest boards, and a desire to be surprised with whatever I chose. My brother had used Washington Diamond for his engagement ring purchase and wedding bands, but I was convinced that I could find a great deal online. Visits to online jewelers left me overwhelmed by their wide selection of settings and expansive and seemingly infinite selection of diamonds. Even with scores of options, I couldn't quite find what I was looking for. As my self-imposed proposal timeline got shorter, I decided to take my brother's advice and meet with Walter at Washington Diamond after browsing their site and seeing a setting that might fit what I was looking for. Walter worked with me to understand my budget, what I was looking for in a setting and diamond, and gave me a range of options that sat exactly at the budget I gave him. After a few visits and emails I was very comfortable making a decision and more importantly, a purchase.