Jared/Kay/Zales/ other big chain jewelry stores

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
12875 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have not bought from them, and would personally not recommend them.  I’m sure they have some nice rings and stuff, but for what you would pay there, you can get a lot more for your money elsewhere.

Post # 3
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My ring is from Jared’s and I’ve been very happy with it, but I think you can get more from  your money buying from BlueNile or similar.

Post # 4
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got mine and DH’s from Kay’s and I was very happy with the service and value. I’m not sure about the range of clarity they carry though/ 

Post # 5
4586 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My ring is from Zales, and I love it. Yes, we could have looked at other places (local jewelers), but FI was ina time crunch for when he wanted to propose after we looked at rings, and the one I kept coming back to was the one at Zales.

To me, that stuff is important… but I mainly went with style.

Post # 6
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My cousin has a ring from the Vera Wang “Love” collection at Zales and it’s absolutely stunning, super sparkly and all that. I’ve never bothered to look close enough at her ring to tell the quality of the center diamond or what have you, but she absolutely adores it and that’s what matters in the end.

Post # 7
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My ring is from Jareds and I love it.  I priced shopped online and I think I got a great price on it.  It was a custom made marquise yellow sapphire ring.  They did a great job making it.  My yellow sapphire is one of the best quality yellow sapphires I have ever seen.  My ring has side diamonds, and they look pretty, but they are quite small, so I can’t really tell the quality.  I bought my husband’s wedding band there and he has bought me other pieces of jewelry since then, and they have all been great.  Jared and Kays are the same company.  Jared is supposed to be the more higher end of the two, and then have in store jewelry repair shops.  They have a ridiculously large collection of diamonds and if you don’t like any that they have in stock, they will order more in for you to look at. It worked well for me wanting a unique stone because they will order ANY kind of stone for you (any shape, size, quality, etc).  

Post # 8
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think with these big jewelry names, you are paying for the name. You can find cheaper or even better for cheaper elsewhere.

If you care about “where” you get it from, then go with a big name. Otherwise i would go somewhere else and get more for your money.

Post # 9
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Whitetail Ridge

My ring is a Neil Lane from Kay and I’m so in love with it. The center diamond is F colored VS2. The 95ish smaller accent diamonds are all G-H in color. The detail in it is amazing. Definitely something to check out.

  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  CEM16.
  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  CEM16.
Post # 12
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

beeFANTASTIC:  I got mine from ShaneCo. I adored their service and rings. They didn’t side eye us for our age, or try to sell us a bigger rock. When we used FMIL’s diamond, they gave us a reasonable setting price. When they accidentally messed up FMIL’s ring getting the diamond out, they offered to replace the prongs for free. Their warranty is AMAZING. 

I noticed one of the side stones was cloudy, and they changed it out, no questions asked. We always look for the same guy to help us when we go back. 

Post # 15
1248 posts
Bumble bee

beeFANTASTIC: my FI designed a custom setting for my engagement ring through Jared’s. He bought the diamond for teh center stone from a local jewelry store. Jared’s put the whole thing together & i absolutely love it. 

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