Post # 1
Hello fellow bees,
My boyfriend and i are looking for an engagement ring (YAY) But it seems we are having a hard time finding a place that we would like to shop from. We are looking for an in between of your usual mall jewelry stores such as Zales…and not wanting to go as far as Tiffany & Co. either. I think i want a princess cut…either with a pave setting and just the center stone…or a three stone with a princess cut in the middle and trilliant cut diamonds on the sides…any ideas??? need HELP!
Thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 3
My FI got my ring from a local jewelry store in his hometown. We live in Cleveland (where I am from), but he is from Connecticut and went home to get a ring for me from our favorite jewelry store there! For all of my jewelry, I buy from locally owned stores, no matter what city I’m in. I feel that my shopping experience is more intimate. I have a solitaire princess cut.
Post # 4
go to jamesallen.com. they have a cool website where you can see how different stones look on different bands and such. its actually really fun! i dont know if you should necessarily buy from them because you dont get to see the actual ring, but I am really considering having my BF buy from them. Just not 100% yet! Congrats on the ring shopping, super exciting!!!
Post # 5
Mine came from Walmart! I know most people wouldn’t want it from there, but they have really good rings (they have diamonds), for a really good price-mine was $400 for 1/3 carat. I have a marquise cut w/ baguettes. We really don’t have much money & who really cares where it’s from? They all do the same thing.
Post # 6
Mine came from the same store my parents got my mom’s ring from and their wedding bands. FH ended up getting a really awesome deal.
Post # 7
My FI got mine from Kay Jeweler. We had the best experience there while we were looking for my ring and both his best friend and my bf’s husband had luck there finding what they wanted for their rings.
I wanted a simple classic ring- and he got me the most perfect princess cut solitaire- after the first ring which got recalled cause the setting kept having the diamond fall out with others- which was a radiant cut solitaire.
Post # 8
I know most people are VERY against this, but we got my ring from eBay! It’s not a diamond, it’s a sapphire. I saw it while I was looking at rings one day (long before we were engaged!) and fell in love with it. Five days later, it was ours (although he didn’t propose for several months – gggrrrr!!!) .
Post # 9
My FI’s uncle actually made my ring. It was custom made based on a picture of a ring i loved with a few alterations. I love knowing that no one else has my ring 🙂
Post # 10
We got mine from Fred Meyer Jewelers. = )
Post # 11
We got mine at Zales. My is unusal because it’s a heart cut diamond.
You can usually “design your own” I know you can do it on the zales website. Maybe you can try that for the perfect ring 😀
Post # 12
What a diverse group of places! This helps me a lot…i will make sure to look at some local jewelry stores also…anyone heard anything from Bluenile.com? Feel free to post pics of your rings!!! I am still looking for ideas!!!
Post # 13
My FI got my ring from Robbins Brothers.. unfortunately they are only in California & Texas. I would definitely recommend going to a place that specializes in rings to at least figure out the kinds of styles you like. I’ve heard a lot of good things from Bluenile.com but I haven’t had any personal experiences with the site yet.
Post # 14
lots of people do bluenile! Try pricing out some private jewelers FOR SURE. Often they will beat the store price. They know if you like their work, you are likely to keep coming back to them!
Post # 15
My FI got mine from Jared. I had always assumed they’d be the type of place to be overpriced, but he was quite thorough in his search and they had the best diamond for the price. I have a .58 carat princess cut solitare in a 2mm white gold band. I love it, it sparkles soo much! And I get free cleanings whenever I want and as long as I get it checked every 6 months there’s a really good warantee on it. Good luck ring shopping!
Post # 16
FI got mine through a locally owned wholesaler called Genesis Diamonds. I felt like it was more personal and upscale than a mall chain store, but we got a great price. I would definitely recommend looking into small businesses and wholesalers.