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<p style=”margin: 0pt” class=”MsoNormal”><font size=”3″><font face=”Times New Roman”>Given the current economic situation I wanted to see if I could get a better deal in the jewelry district on my wedding band. I have to admit I like really nice things (don’t we all) but I over research things so I can get it the cheapest way possible. It paid off huge with my wedding band!!! I knew the wedding band I wanted (platinum all diamond eternity band) and had shopped it online at bluenile.com and a couple other retail stores. I knew what I had to spend and did not want to go over budget. I was completely shocked at the deals they are offering in the jewelry district. I was able to get my diamond eternity band for 50% off what bluenile.com quoted me! Plus my ring has better quality stones (E) then that on bluenile.com or even Tiffanys (G and H stones). I will admit it was a lot of work bargaining with the guys in the store. I was willing to walk away as I knew there were 10 other stores that would sell me my ring. I was able to get the independent jewelry certification that went along with the ring. I paid cash and therefore saved in the tax too. </font></font><font face=”Times New Roman” size=”3″> </font> <p style=”margin: 0pt” class=”MsoNormal”><font face=”Times New Roman” size=”3″>So before you pay full price at any of the retails stores look around. The diamond district is hurting and if you are willing to put some work into haggling with these guys it could save you a lot of money! Now with all the money I saved I told my fiancé I was going to shop for some matching earrings! </font>
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Good job! The jewelry district intimidates me.
Post # 4
Yep, we got my ring in LA Jewelry District and got a stunning high quality ring for an amazing price. It’s definitely worth going into the district if you live in a big city!!
Post # 5
I went to the jewelry district in Boston (Washington Street/Downtown Crossing) and found similarly good deals. Because they aren’t all retail locations (many manufacture jewelry) there were significant discounts relative to elsewhere.
Post # 6
me too lorilori! but i have a friend who works for a bank in the area and some of these stores are her bank’s clients so she’s doing some research for me. i plan on going there in a couple weeks just to get sized and do some preliminary research on some engagement ring styles i found i liked online and see how they look on me. i’ll let you know when i find out what some of the good ones are, and what the whole experience is like! i’d love to hear some bargaining tactics or suggestions of places to go! my SO is clueless so he could use help!
Post # 7
FI got my ring in the Diamond District…it was a great choice. It can probably be intimidating for some, but FI had a recommendation. If anyone would like the name of the place he went, please feel free to PM me.
We were planning on going back there to get our wedding bands until we got sidetracked by the Michael C. Fina sample sale ;o)
Post # 8
hotchild – there is such a thing as a michael c. fina sample sale??? awesome!
Post # 9
@Jaxx: We went to the first and only one. I don’t know if they’ll have another one. We saved into the thousands. I got a ring we never would have been able to afford. It was well worth it.