Post # 1
where did you get your engagement ring from and were you happy with the service?
I’m trying to start looking online to get an idea of what I want, but I’m wondering where most people end up purchasing their rings from.
Do people get rings from places like Kay jewelers (etc.) still or are most of you getting yours online?
Post # 3
Well there’s a big difference between a huge mall chain or an independent jeweler, and I got my ring from the latter 🙂 FI has a family friend who works there, pretty high up, so we got an incredible discount and we had amazing customer service, but I think their customer service is great regardless. They might normally be more expensice than a mall store, but also I have pretty unique taste, and wasn’t impressed by anything when I looked at Zales, and sometimes mall stores don’t sell the best quality.
I would’ve been scared to buy an engagement ring online without seeing it in person first.
Post # 4
I’m going to be getting mine from etsy.
Post # 5
Blue Nile 🙂 We were extremely happy with the entire process. Easy, fantastic customer service, gorgeous settings and being able to select a stone to fit your budget… I would do it all again!
ETA: They also have a great return policy, which is KEY when making such a huge purchase online!
Post # 6
DH purchased mine at a brick-and-mortar store called International Diamond Center.
They had a *really* nice selection of loose stones and settings (Tacori, Scott Kay, Verragio, Ritani, etc) and I’d definitely recommend them to friends.
I guess technically they could be called a ‘chain,’ but they are still pretty small as there are only about 5 locations, all in-state. You wouldn’t see one in a mall.
Post # 7
We talked about engagement rings beforehand and I would show him rings that I liked. For some reason, he thought I liked Tacori (I liked some of their designs but wasn’t omg I need that!). We were in the mall one day (not really planning to buy rings) and I was joking that we should go in to look at rings. We stopped into Reed’s jeweler because they have Tacori rings. The first ring I tried on, I fell in love with. I didn’t want to spend much more than $7000 at the most even though we could afford more. The ring with the diamond ended up costing a little more than $10000. The person who helped us was great, joked around with DH, and gave us a little discount because I felt bad about having DH spending that much money on a ring.
It always depends on the salesperson… we went back to the Reed’s later on to buy the wedding band. The salesperson that day seemed disinterested. They didn’t have the matching wedding band. I tried on a few other ones but we left because the atmosphere was blah.
We ended up going to a higher end jewelry store because I wanted to see how the matching wedding band was like. Ended up buying it there along with DH’s band because the service was great.
Post # 8
I got mine at Kay’s. I love it and got a great deal.
Post # 9
Etsy – RosadosBox! We sent a few emails back and forth. Everything went really smoothly and I got an incredible ring!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Krikawa they were awesome 😀
Post # 11
We got it from a small, local master IJO jeweler. The guy who owns the store is amazing and I haven’t had any problems with my ring (had it for over 3 years). I highly recommend going to a skilled, artisan jeweler because good craftsmanship makes all the difference.
Post # 12
Mine is from a small local “chain” (3 locations all within 1 hour of each other) called Springer’s Jewelers. Portland ME, Bath ME & Portsmouth NH (my location.)
Post # 13
We looked around to find THE ONE for a very long 6 Weeks (weekends)… and we finally found a ring that we BOTH LOVE at a Family Jewellery Store with a resident Goldsmith
I could not be happier…
That said… My WBands both (sparkly & plain) come from International Chain Jewellery Stores (Peoples Canada = Zales USA), and I have no issue with these stores either…
Just that personally we found that we wanted elsewhere…
And the advantage is an Independent Jewellery Store is they have a greater collection of loose gems, and can do custom work… so you have a lot more control over the finished product be it in the design, or the fact that you can select Diamonds (and their Quality) and therefore the price as well.
Hope this helps,
Post # 14
Tiffany & Co. We bought in store.
I was very happy with the service except for one thing, they were supposed to give FI the certificate of authenticity when he picked up my ring. He contacted them about it, but they didn’t get back to him. They finally did, asking if he would like to pick it up or mail it. He said he would pick it up. They didn’t respond. So we finally went in a couple of weeks after we got engaged and asked about the certificate. They couldn’t find it at first, but then found it in the ready to mail pile, even though we said we would pick it up. I was very angry with them at this point.
But every time I have gone in since it has been a great experience, although I had to be without my ring for 8 weeks when it got resized.
Post # 15
All of our rings are from Birks and we have been very happy
Post # 16
DH got my ering from Shane Co. I got my wedding band at another store (online, but they have a single B&M store) but that was only because Shane Co did not have the design that I wanted for my wedding band at the time. If they had carried it then (they have since added a similar option) I would have bought my band from Shane Co too because we have found that their customer service has been great – free replacement of side stones, free rhodium plating.