Am I getting a good deal for this 1/4 ct T.W. Diamond band 10k gold?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Help me out! :)
    1/4 CT T.W. Diamond band 10K White Gold : (13 votes)
    34 %
    1/4 CT T.W. Diamond band 14K White Gold : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Different CT, please specify : (0 votes)
    Different band, please specify : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Don't buy from Zales, Buy from ________. : (16 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 4
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014 is not a 1.4….it is a 1/4ctw…it is a big difference..

    clarity and color are not good…I think you need to look at it in person before you make up your mind..


    Post # 6
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would try Walmart online before purchasing that. Zales sells the same clarity and color as they do. Overall, though, $250 isn’t all that bad.

    ETA: No, I wouldn’t pay more for 14k. It’s not going to look any different.


    Post # 7
    3197 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @SouthernBee33:  I don’t have a problem with 10kt gold since like you said it is stronger.  But I thought there may be a color difference between 10 kt and 14 kt.  However if they’re both rhodium plated it may not make a difference.  But here’s some other wedding bands I found while doing a quick search that are even cheaper.

    14kt gold 0.15 ct band for $119.99:

    14 kt gold 0.25 ct band w/milgrain for $149:

    14 kt gold 0.20 ct for $189:

    14 kt gold 0.33 ct with I2-I3 diamonds eternity band for $186.29:

    14 kt gold 0.25 kt w/G-H I2-I3 diamonds for $259.99:

    Post # 9
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I personally wouldn’t buy from zales but it depends on what your budget is.

    Post # 11
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Be careful with shared prog rings like that. If one prong breaks, you could potentially lose two diamonds instead of one.

    Aside from that, I think given the clarity and color of the diamonds, and the fact that it is 10k gold, it is a very average deal. Not good, but not bad either.  See it in person and make sure you choose one with good diamonds! Sometimes they have multiples of the same ring, so be sure to pick the best one.  Ask if a sales associate can accompany you out of the store and into “normal” (non-jewelry store) light to get a different perspective on the cut in various lighting environments, as the special lights in jewelry stores could make even asphalt look glittery.


    Post # 12
    525 posts
    Busy bee

    I would really consider getting something custom made at a local jeweler.

    Post # 14
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    FYI, that first band NovaRising linked to is selling for $99 on Etsy.  I know because I’ve been eyeing it for weeks 🙂




    Post # 16
    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    It may not matter much since you are getting only the band from there but there are several stories posted in other threads by bees who have not had good experiences at Zales.  You might take a look at those threads before you decide.  I do like that ctw for a band.  It enhances your ering nicely.

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