Post # 1
So I’m having trouble with trying to figure out what kind of style I like in an engagement ring. I’ve tried quite a few on, and… I guess I’m not that picky when it comes to a ring. Anything that sparkles seems to be good enough for me.
I came across this ring on Costco’s website, I think it’s beautiful and seems to be a decent price (I don’t want my bf to spend too much on a ring for me).
What are your thoughts on the ring or buying a ring from costco?
This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by flekri.
Post # 2
Costco has very good quality diamonds for very reasonable price. Only drawback is you have to take it to a jeweler for any sizing or repairs ( not really a big deal). I almost bought a yellow diamond ring from them before I fell in love with my Verragio. I would say go for it.
Post # 3
I read an interesting article where the people writing the article bought a ring from Tiffany’s and a ring from Costco. They took the rings to a gemologist (I believe) who appraised the diamonds. Long story short, he was absolutely amazed by the quality of the diamonds in the costco ring and the amazing value versus Tiffany. Granted, he said you are paying for a name with Tiffany’s and that Tiffany’s is well deserving of the price increase for their products, but it still made me excited to see that there are great quality diamonds at Costco.
We dropped our Costco membership because the closest one is now over 2 hours away, but now that we are ring shopping, I will definitely be dragging the boyfriend to the ring section in Sam’s Club for a look =)
Edit: I found the article. Here it is:
Post # 4
I think they have beautiful diamonds, high quality and excellent value.
Post # 5
I think we put too much value on the ‘image’ that comes along with an engagement ring. Some people may turn up their nose at the thought that maybe a ring was bought at costco/ walmart and not some high end jewellery store where the price of the ring somehow determines the greater value. I say if it catches your eye, it’s excellent in quality and ofcourse price, then go for it.
The downside though may come with things like resizing, maintenance and even insurance and replacement. My husband bought our rings from a jewellery store and our stones are replaceable should one fall out, free of charge, once we bring them in for maintenance every 6 months. Also if I want to upgrade my e-ring, I can bringsome it in and get a different ring of equal value or pay the diff for one of more cost of my ring’s original purchasing price.
So the prices from other jewellery stores do come with some benefits. So consider that in choosing.
Hope it helps.
Post # 6
Good price for good quality, I don’t see a problem with a ring from Costco. My mom got a gorgeous 1ct princess solitare there.
Post # 7
Bought my ring at costco! They offer 100% guarantee. You can return it at any time if you’re not happy even if it’s used. I replaced mine twice looking for the perfect size. The quality of the diamonds for the price can’t be beat.
Post # 8
Thank you for the helpful opinions!
Post # 9
I got my wedding band from there for under $1000. My now husband took it to an extremely reputable gemologist for them to appraise it before he had it sized. Costco guarantees their stones to be I in color and vs in clarity. The sign at costco said the the ring was .70ct. The gemologist told us it was at least .76 ct, the stones were actually an E in color and it was definitely at least a VS 1 but wouldnt be able to give the exact clarity unless she took the stones out of the setting. Our appraisal then came back more than double what we paid for it. When we told her where we got it and how much we paid, she told us we got one hell of a deal.
go for the ring you love. Even if you don’t like it, costco has that amazing return policy!
Post # 10
MarriedInOregon: FI and I bought my ring there! Can’t beat the quality for the price – we had my ring re-appraised while it was sized at another jewelers (Costco only sells a standard size 7) and my ring just appriased for 37% more in value AND they gave me a higher clarity rating (went from a VS2 to VS1)!! I’m jumping for joy! We did this second appraisal for insurance purposes so that we would not be underinsured – I would highly reccommend doing this if you get a ring from Costco!
However, a PP said you can return ring anytime – this is not always true – if the ring has been sized or altered in anyway it cannot be returned. Costco was very clear about that policy – however you still will have a 100% gaurantee if a stone or prong comes loose. Make sure you know that if this happens they send your ring away for 6 weeks for repair…. In my opinion – I would just find a secondary jeweler (like who ever does your sizing) and have them fix any loose settings rather than be without my ring for 6 weeks.
Just know the facts before you purchase- but I absolutely love my ring and we got such a great value for what we paid! Happy ring shopping!
Post # 11
MarriedInOregon: PS- if it helps, I haven’t gotten a single question of “Where did he buy your ring?” People don’t ask that! (I’ve told a few of my Aunts becuase they can’t get over the quality jewelry at Costco hehe) 🙂
Post # 12
Thanks for sharing everyone!!
Post # 13
MarriedInOregon: I have a friend who has a stunning diamond engagement ring from Costco. It was not inexpensive- my fiancé was with her husband when he purchased it…I believe it was around 30k, but for the specs, you would be looking at paying probably upwards of 40k buying from any other source. There was a yellow diamond ring from Costco that I fell in love with, but it was sold out by the time I got engaged. Although I dont have a Costco ring, I would highly recommend one, because I think they are an excellent value and quality. Have to admit I’m a huge Costco fan in general….so this isn’t exactly an unbiased review 😉