Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC
As I’ve stated in previous posts, I’m a ringless bee! I was proposed to sans ring since FI was unemployed at the time, but thankfully that’s no longer the case. Anyway, ring buying is drawing near and he’s thinking about going to the diamond district in New York to buy it since it’s only a short train ride away.
However, I’ve heard it can be like trying to buy a car. Everyone coming at you hard trying to get you to buy off them without much time to just browse.
Does anyone have experience there? I’d like for FI to go in informed and knowing how to deal with the pressure.
Post # 3
At least 2 people from each store is standing outside their store at all times. They always try to talk to you or interest you in to coming to their store.
The benefit of the diamond district is that you all all these beautiful diamonds to look at in a short distance and you get to compare the prices.
The down side to this is that it can get very overwhelming for people who have not previously had this experience before.
It is always nice to do a lot of research on what type of diamond you would like: color, clarity, cut, ct, certification, shape, budget, and stick to it! That way you won’t be overwhelmed with all the different diamonds. Stick to what you would really like, shop around, compare prices, and you’ll be sure to find the perfect ring for you.
Post # 4
My advice would be not to buy anything without a GIA or AGS report. Seriously.
And not to allow himself to be pressured. Even those who are diamond savvy can be fooled if they’re not experts.
I wouldn’t buy from there – period.
Post # 5
i wouldnt pay more than 75% of what they are asking on anything. you REALLY need to negotiate and be prepared to walk
Post # 6
I highly recommend ID jewelry. Great prices, honest an jut a pleasure to work with. Plus they can easily pull stones for you to look at from the dealers on the street.