(Closed) Ring shopping for the first time!

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@mojitolady:  My SO gave me the budget for the setting, but then he picked out the diamond – which is by far the most expensive part.  That way I don’t know the total but I didn’t look at designer settings that were just way out of the price range.

Post # 4
150 posts
Blushing bee

Ah how exciting for you! Sounds like you dont have long to wait – he seems impatient!

If you go onto any good jeweller web page there should be plenty of information on the 4 Cs.

Here is a good one:http://www.grahamsjewellers.com.au/diamonds#buying-advice

I would also try and go to a wholesaler if you have one in your area or the mark up prices for the rings and diamonds are huge.

For eaxmple we are paying $7.5K for my 1 ct F colour diamond with very few imperfections through a wholesaler and manufacturer and $1550 for the setting to be made (best thing I got to design all of it and its one of a kind). In a retail jeweller I was looking at $16K for a 1ct ring of less quality and not 100% what I was looking for!

So go try on a few see which type of diamond, size and setting you like, then do a ton of research! I did research for about a month.

Must importantly have fun!!! :):)

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