Where did you buy your bling?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
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Buzzing bee

I’m personally not a big fan of Kay, though I know a lot of people have been really satisfied from purchases there in the past. My cousin is kind of obsessed with them lol. I personally prefer Gordon’s, Zales, or Helzberg.

My FI bought my e-ring at International Diamond Center, and they called recently to tell us that since we’d purchased from them, they’d give us $250 off a wedding band purchase of $1000 or more. So I’m thinking that’s probably where I’ll go back for my wedding band, ’cause they have a lot of really gorgeous, up-scale stuff there. And $250 off is a deal! ;)

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Busy bee

@RiverBride13:  Lyles-Degraizier Company in Dallas. They were voted the best in Big-D for custom work and they get you as close to the wholesale price as possible. They are amazing!

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Worker bee

We went with a local jeweler. I would highly recommend a local jeweler in your area with good reviews on yelp- chains will rip you off and they have such low quality stuff. The difference in quality was astounding once I saw what the local jewelers had and I learned more about diamonds. 

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Buzzing bee

@RiverBride13:  LOL no, not really. It’s just that when I’ve been in there looking for jewelry in the past (not for an e-ring, though), I wasn’t as impressed by the selection of pieces they had.

I’m also really not a fan of the whole ‘open hearts’ collection, but I know it’s super popular. :P

It’s alright though, everybody is different and I’m sure there are plenty of people who don’t like my taste in jewelry lol.

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Buzzing bee

@FutureMrsBH:  +1

Pretty much every place at the mall tries to give you a SI1 or SI2 centerstone in a G-H color for more than a much better quality loose stone would cost at a reputable jeweler.

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Sugar bee

FI bought the setting from a local jeweler, Jeweler’s Touch. Their customer service is amazing, and if I need my ring sized or repaired, they can do it right in store. I don’t have to wait 6 weeks for my ring to be shipped out and repaired and shipped back. They were so helpful when we first started looking at rings together as they were never pushy and would explain all the differences between rings as I was trying them on so I could better understand what I liked and didn’t like.

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Sugar bee

ArtCarved for the setting and Blue Nile for the center stone.

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Buzzing bee

We went to Shane & Company for three major reasons:

The first was that the selection and customer service was amazing. Every single time we stepped into the store there was always someone to greet us and help us with any questions we may have had. Before we decided to shop together, there were plenty of other jewelry stores my DH walked out of bc he wasn’t getting any type of service.

Secondly, it helps that Shane Co. offers a free lifetime warranty on the jewelry. They will clean the ring, replace lost pave diamonds for free, you name it- as long as you come in once a year to have the jewelry inspected.

Lastly, unlike other brick and mortar stores (such as Jared’s) they were willing to negotiate the price with my DH. He managed to get them to knock off $4,000 off the price of my engagment ring!

Sorry for the journal entry. I just really love Shane Co. =)

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Blushing bee

My engagement ring came from Jared. I’m not totally sure what the difference is between Kay and Jared, but from what I’ve seen personally, most Jared stores in my area are freestanding stores with more selection, while Kay stores are smaller and located inside malls. I haven’t seen loose diamonds on display at Kay like I have at Jared (although I’ve seen loose diamonds for sale on Kay’s website), and I get much better treatment from the associates at Jared.

 

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Busy Beekeeper

Tiffany & Co, because the ring has been my dream ring for as long as I can remember, and FI wanted to get me my dream ring :) simple yellow gold round solitaire, which I know I can get from anywhere but my DREAM one was the one from Tiffany’s so that’s what I got. I will either be getting my wedding band from there or use my great grandmother’s :)

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