We are going ring shopping tomorrow!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

First off, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! That’s so exciting.

Second, I would always sacrifice size for quality until the point at which I don’t notice the increase in quality. What matters to me is what I can see with my eyes everyday, so if better quality meant something that I would only be able to appreciate under a microscope, then I wouldn’t go that far.

Everyone has a different perspecive on this, though, so I would try on a bunch of different sizes/qualities and see what balance you’re willing to strike.

Good luck and congrats again 🙂

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

warriorprincess:  Congratulations!

If I had a $300 budget I would be going to Sam’s Club, Costco or BJ’s Warehouse. They have very pretty things right in your price range. DH and I are members there and around the time we got married, he was getting tires and I strolled over to the jewelry counter and was shocked at the beautiful things — diamond, gemstone, etc. etc.– at amazing prices. I fell in love with a 7-stone diamond band that was identical in specs, yet half the price of a band I’d seen at Jared’s the week before. He ended up getting it for me and I’ve loved it ever since! 

If you know of any good pawn shops, I highly recommend checking them out. We also got a pretty little milgrain band in a pawn shop for about $80.

Here is a pic of the bigger Sam’s Club band and the milgrain band:

 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

warriorprincess:  Congratulations!

If I had a $300 budget I would be going to Sam’s Club, Costco or BJ’s Warehouse. They have very pretty things right in your price range. DH and I are members at all three and I always oogle the jewelry when I am in there shopping.

Around the time we got married, he was getting tires at Sam’s Club and I randomly strolled over to the jewelry counter. What an eye opener. I was shocked at the beautiful things — diamond, gemstone, etc. etc.– at amazing prices. I fell in love with a 7-stone diamond band that was identical in specs, yet half the price of a band I’d seen at Jared’s the week before. DH ended up getting it for me and I’ve loved it ever since! 

If you know of any good pawn shops, I highly recommend checking them out. We also got a pretty little milgrain band in a pawn shop for about $80.

Here is a pic of the bigger Sam’s Club band and the milgrain band:

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

warriorprincess:  Congratulations!

I also have size 9 fingers and my advice would be to get something with finger coverage. There is nothing wrong with dainty rings per se, but for those of us with big fingers, you want a ring that looks proportional to your hand. You don’t have to pay a lot of money to get something of good quality — you just have to know where to look for the deals. 

If I had a $300 budget I would be going to Sam’s Club, Costco or BJ’s Warehouse. They have very pretty things right in your price range. DH and I are members at all three and I always oogle the jewelry when I am in there shopping.

Around the time we got married, he was getting tires at Sam’s Club and I randomly strolled over to the jewelry counter. What an eye opener. I was shocked at the beautiful things — diamond, gemstone, etc. etc.– at amazing prices. I fell in love with a 7-stone diamond band that was identical in specs, yet half the price of a band I’d seen at Jared’s the week before. DH ended up getting it for me and I’ve loved it ever since! 

If you know of any good pawn shops, I highly recommend checking them out. We also got a pretty little milgrain band in a pawn shop for about $80.

Here is a pic of the bigger Sam’s Club band and the milgrain band:

 

 

Post # 8
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2394 posts
Buzzing bee

warriorprincess:  Congratulations!

I also have size 9 fingers and my advice would be to get something with finger coverage. There is nothing wrong with dainty rings per se, but for those of us with big fingers, you want a ring that looks proportional to your hand. You don’t have to pay a lot of money to get something of good quality — you just have to know where to look for the deals. 

If I had a $300 budget I would be going to Sam’s Club, Costco or BJ’s Warehouse. They have very pretty things right in your price range. DH and I are members at all three and I always oogle the jewelry when I am in there shopping.

Around the time we got married, he was getting tires at Sam’s Club and I randomly strolled over to the jewelry counter. What an eye opener. I was shocked at the beautiful things — diamond, gemstone, etc. etc.– at amazing prices. I fell in love with a 7-stone diamond band that was identical in specs, yet half the price of a band I’d seen at Jared’s the week before. DH ended up getting it for me and I’ve loved it ever since! 

If you know of any good pawn shops, I highly recommend checking them out. We also got a pretty little milgrain band in a pawn shop for about $80.

Here is a pic of the bigger Sam’s Club band and the milgrain band:

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Holy c r @ p,  what is going on with the multiple posts… sorry about that!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Congrats! Since you’re not concerned about it being a forever ring you’ll have lots of options. Here’s a ring I’m currently looking at for a RHR

It’s a morganite and white sapphire, rose gold over sterling silver. I love it and think it’ll be great for occassional wear or for a little while like you’re saying. This one is $160 at Kohl’s

 

Another option would be blue sapphires if you’re into those as well, I find them beautiful.

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