Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
Hi All! Me again!
So FH and I have been trying to think of ways to save money on the wedding – things like Digital Only photo packages (most of the photographers we’re looking at only offer those storybook albums anyway, which I hate because there is always inevitably a giant two-page photo where someone has a page fold right through their face), factory outlet dress shops etc.
One avenue which occurred to me today would be to get our wedding rings through Amazon – I do a lot of online surveys which pay in Amazon vouchers, and between myself and my parents we also have a load of Nectar points which can be spent on Amazon too. This would save us a significant amount of ‘ready money’, as it were.
But FH is dubious about the quality of jewellery from Amazon. He’s justified – we wouldn’t be able to see it before we buy it, and it’s a Big Deal purchase! My argument is that if we don’t like it, it would be easy enough to return and then we’d probably also get money in refund rather than the vouchers/points we paid with, which we could then use in different places if we decided we needed to.
Has anyone here bought any jewellery from Amazon? How was it as an experience? Would you recommend it? Was it any cheaper than buying elsewhere?
Thanks again Bees!
ETA: meant to put this in ‘rings’, could anyone move it for me? I’m an internet liability today.
Post # 4
Amazon both sells things they themselves purchase as well as its a platform for other sellers to sell stuff.
As long as you buy from Amazon or from a reputable seller/store, buying jewerly online is not a problem.
Just be sure to read the description so that you are getting the metal that you want, size etc. Be sure it has a good return policy as well.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@ThreeMeers: Thank you! Yeah, I was definitely going to triple-check the return policies if we did order. And customer reviews as well!
Post # 6
@chronicwhimsy: Amazon costco and another place i am forgetting have really high quality stuff (just check who the actual jewler is). If you can find something gorgeous and save a thousand i see no reason not to buy there!
Post # 7
My engagment and wedding rings are from amazon! I think mine are lovely too, not only because of who picked them out ;-)! High quality and great customer service too!
Post # 8
Definitely check Amazon’s return policy before you do. You can return just about anything, but if it isn’t their fault (e.g. you didn’t like the item), then they can deduct the cost of shipping in your refund, even if you are an Amazon Prime member.
Post # 9
My ring is from Amazon…not too shabby, huh?
Post # 10
We bought my fiance’s wedding band on Amazon. The same ring at the jeweler was almost $200, and we got his ring for like, $25 WITH tax and shipping. Here it is:
We thought if it was terrible, who cares? It’s not like we spent a lot, we could go buy the other one. But it is BEAUTIFUL. It is a tungsten band, just like the one we looked at at the jewelry store where my rings are from.
I wasn’t comfortable buying my wedding band from there, however. I am getting a partial eternity band, and I want the security of the physical store’s lifetime warranty should a diamond fall out.
Post # 11
We bought our wedding bands from Amazon when they were having some awesome Cyber Monday (week) deals. We had the same mentality as @xlsm since they ended up so inexpensive due to the deep discounts plus free shipping.
Matching Celtic tungsten bands. Fiance is Irish, and once he saw them, he knew they were it. The rings were one of the things on his to-do list, and I think he made a fabulous choice.
Post # 12
Update: do not buy a ring from amazon…my diamond is chipped and apparently had a thin girdle? I’m 4 days away from my wedding day and have no engagement ring….it’s been a struggle to say the least.
Post # 13
We just ordered Fi’s band off of Ebay and paid $60 for it. Great quality, and exactly what he was looking for!