Outraged

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
Member
2214 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

This is known as capitalism.

 

Post # 3
Member
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

 

Teacha1101:  You should just get it from the website. I know pretty much all jewelers mark up the prices a lot on everything. Hell every retailer does lol

Post # 4
Member
9220 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Teacha1101:  A brick and mortar store has overhead expenses that online shops don’t.  The jewelry industry is especially notorious for huge mark-ups anyway, it’s not unusual.

Post # 6
Member
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

Jewelery stores typically mark up diamonds 300%, and I am sure it is similar with moissanite. They have to make a living, too. :/

Post # 9
Member
1216 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Teacha1101:  So are you just going to order it online and have it set?

Post # 11
Member
4797 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Teacha1101:  I had the same problem. A local jeweler was going to jack it up to over $1K so I ordered online, too. I’d pay more to go local, but not THAT much more.

Post # 7
Member
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

Teacha1101:  HOLY!!!!! We ordered a 7.5mm fb round moissanite from our local jeweler, he marked it up $1 from what it is sold for online.. So, we knew he was a great jeweler!!!! I say order the stone, and bring it with you to another jeweler to get a setting. That is unreal! 

Post # 8
Member
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

Teacha1101:  And, the jeweler doesn’t buy it for $699.. They get it for a lesser price from Charles and Colvard.. That is why our jeweler sold it for $1 more, cause he is buying it cheaper than what we see.. 

Post # 14
Member
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

Teacha1101:  I am sure they get it cheaper.. Because there is no way our jeweler would only mark the stone up $1… And, he orders directly from Charles and Colvard.. I get their certificate and all for my moissanite. So, jewelers probably get a cheaper price than the stones are sold for online.. 

And, you should bring it back there to set it. Than again, he may be crazy marking up settings.. Just be careful! I’d be telling him for sure how much you saved.. That is a crazy mark up. Unreal some people.. LoL

Post # 15
Member
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Your jeweler needs to make a living, too.  He does so by marking up what he gets.  If you were in business, you’d do the same.  You think you’re going to make any money to cover rent/utilities/whatnot if you buy an item for $10 and sell it at the same price?  Whoever is selling it online at $699 is still getting a lower price than what they’re selling it for.  When you’re in business, you need to make a profit.  Business 101.   

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors