Post # 1
Hi, I have a bit of a diamond obsession and somehow found this website while searching rings on google. I’ve been looking around on here for a while and finally decided to join in with the posts. The ‘ring’ section here is amazing and all you girls have lovely rings and very creative! It also seems as though the average diamond size in America is a lot bigger than the UK (in the UK diamond prices just keep soaring which doesnt help). I was wondering if I am the only one not from the US on here? And what are your diamond prices like? Keep up posting all your gorgeous rings 🙂 love looking at them all!
Post # 3
I’m a Brit. We had my ring custom-made by a diamond merchant in Manchester who also makes jewellery. It was genuinely half the price of buying from a high street jeweller and excellent quality diamonds. The proof was in the valuation. I was also inspired by American designs that I’d seen online but, at the time, they were impossible to find in the UK. I’d find yourself a diamond merchant. It’s the way… My ring has a .70ct centre stone and is 1.25ct in total. Platinum setting. They also made the wedding band. The pictures don’t do their excellent craftsmanship justice.
Post # 4
Just saying welcome to my bees from across the pond. @ loonyloo I love the design of your ring.
There seems to be a lot of bees from all over. A few from down under, Canadians, Dutch, and a few islanders. I’m sure there’s more but that’s all that I have noticed postings. Oh and plenty from the UK as well.
Post # 5
I’m a Brit, although my ring was bought from Tiffany’s in New York:
Post # 6
I’m a Londoner too! My ring is from London and is a 0.8ct solitaire, I love it and think it’s a perfect size. It seems relatively small/simple compared to lots of the ones I see here but people in the UK seem to think it’s huge!
Post # 7
I’m a brit! I have a 0.3 princess cut solitaire (but I always said I didn’t want anything bigger then 0.5). I don’t know how much my Fiance paid for it (it was a suprise), but I know that the prices of diamonds is ridiculous here and seems to be much more expensive then in America
Post # 8
Here’s a great tool to see what different types of stones cost in the US: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds-search/
Just plug in the type of stone and stats. There are enormous price differences between round brilliant stones and, say, emerald cut. Then add $400-2,000 for the band, $400 for a plain 18K white gold solitaire ring, $625 for a platinum band, and then lots and lots of extra moneys if you want stones on the band as well. The main cost is still usually in the central stone.
Post # 9
Lovely rings girls! I think its so nice to see so much diversity of rings here and seems there are many different cultures posting on weddingbee. My ring is a 0.52 solitaire with paved diamonds on the side and was designed by my Fiance (also don’t know the price!) and I always get lovely comments on it. People think its big, but not sure it is when compared to some of the 2 carats on here! I have just never seen a ring bigger than 1 carat in the UK but seems as though this is very common in the US!
Post # 10
@London_Bride: I agree. Mine is 1.02, which seems unusual over here!
Post # 11
I’m a UK bee, a northern one. I have a CZ gold and silver ring: