Post # 1
It’s that time- time to go look at wedding bands! We’re probably going to buy from James Allen, because since he got my ering from JA we get 10% off their already excellent prices.
However, my FI has never tried on a ring, so we need to get him sized and try some different options so we can get an idea of what we like both for him and with my ering.
Anyone have a good recommendation for a friendly jewelry store? Suburbs are fine too, we have a car.
Post # 3
If you don’t mind a little bit of a drive, we used Days Jewelers in Manchester and we really liked them. We loved their selection and they didn’t have the downtown Boston price tag.
Post # 4
There’s the diamond district downtown (I think that’s what its called), it’s an entire building of jewelry stores, but honestly I wasn’t that impressed. I went during holiday shopping though so that might have been why, but overall I felt like “meh.” I love the stores on Newbury street on the side next to the commons, but they’re pricey. My engagement ring was custom made by Schubach’s in Arizona (and my wedding bands will be too, and my FI’s band), I’d honestly recommend using them and buying online/over the phone once you try on styles you like at other stores downtown.
Post # 5
@MrsTywinLannister: I think you’re thinking of the jeweler’s building. and I agree that place is over whelming
@vermonster: There is a little shop right in DTX across the street from TJMaxx called discount jeweler’s almost all the women I work with swear by him. and 3 guys I also work with bought there Erings from him. it looks a little sketchy but they are all so nice! my FI and I went there to window shop because I wasn’t sure what i wanted.
But in the long run my FI went to “a jeweler’s workshop” in Randolph and loved him we are planning on getting our bands from him also. I haven’t met him but took my calls about size concerns and even contacted my FI after he proposed to see how I liked the ring. I’m very excited to meet him!
Post # 6
Romm Jewelers in Brockton! They are amazing! They custom-made my engagement ring and we have since gotten my wedding band, DH wedding band, my blue-diamond pendant and my alexandrite RHR custom made there as well. They have an incredible selection and if you find something you like online they will custom design something for you. My DH wedding band is Tungsten not sure if that’s the kind of band you are looking at? It’s worth a trip to the south shore!
Post # 7
@vermonster: 333 Washington St is a building with a bunch of jewelry stores in it. It was great because I could check out a bunch of shops back to back. We got our wedding bands at Bedrosian Jewelers. Their prices seemed more reasonable than some of the other stores (at least when we compared the exact same plain wedding band for FI at each place). I’m really pleased with the results, and felt comfortable working with them. I didn’t feel like they were just trying to make a sale, which was nice.
Post # 8
@MrsTywinLannister: Yeah, my plan is just to get an idea of what we want and then buy online.
@pineapplez17: I work downtown so I’m familiar with the Jeweler’s Exchange building, but it seems a bit intimidating/overwhelming! Basically, I want a place that has a good selection but won’t pressure us to buy (I know my FI would hate that, it’s a big reason why he got my ering from James Allen).
For him, we’re thinking cobalt chrome (I told him if he wants palladium or platinum that’s ok too). For me, probably a thin platinum band with pave or teeny prong set diamonds.
Post # 9
@vermonster: it was definitely a bit intimidating at first! But I didn’t feel pressured to buy from any store we visited. I went in, explained what we were looking for, and they offered us rings to try on (in each of the shops). They then wrote down ring prices for our favorites on business cards and sent us on our way. I was pleasantly surprised because they seemed to understand that we couldn’t make the decision right on the spot.