Advice on Vera Wang engagement and wedding rings!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I dont have a VW personally but I know that at Peoples (Canada’s Zales) they have very poor quality diamonds set into these settings so just make sure that you pay attention to the 4Cs

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

My ring isn’t from a chain store, and I’m not very familiar with the VW line, but I have a round center in a cushion halo like that and I love it! Good choice 😉

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I had seen the VW rings and really liked them so my fiancé checked them out when he was shopping for mine. He said the diamond quality was mediocre at best and you paid for the VW name associated to it. It depends on what you’re looking for and what matters to you but my fiancé decided to skip out and get a higher quality ring.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I HAD a Vera Wang ring, http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12111051′ defer=’defer.  I wore it with a sizer for about two weeks and then they sent it to New York to be sized.  After a week of having it back I noticed that a diamond from the outter halo was missing. I called Zales and they were really nice about it and explained that when a ring is resized the diamonds may become loose.  When I took it in the noticed that yet another halo diamond was missing! They sent the ring back to New York, yet again, so they could make sure the diamonds were secure and replace the missing ones.  When I got the ring back I had it for a few weeks when the inner halo lost a diamond.  My fiance was annoyed over the situation so we returned the ring all together and are have a ring designed.  

They are gorgeous rings nonetheless and I do miss mine.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had that exact Vera Wang ring from Zales with the total 2cts. The diamond quality is not worth what you pay not to mention i had my ring for a week before i lost 2 diamonds out of the setting. We had so many issues with zales that we got  a full refund. I would stay away from zales if possiable!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Zales diamond quality is horrible, stay away!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t think Zales is a great quality for the price.  I’d recommend taking a photo of what you are looking for to smaller (but reputable) jewelers and see what they can do.  Most of them will have less of a mark up and are more willing to work one on one with the client to satisfy their wants and needs, without going over budget.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a Vera wang engagement ring from zales, and I love it!!! i specifically wanted the Vera collection.  I have had it for over a year and have had no problems with it.  no diamonds have ever fallen out.  The ring shines from evey angel because of all the diamonds!! i plan on going back to get the matching band and my fiancé wedding band! 🙂 I’m sure she will love it!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@JemmyGee:  Do you have a Costco in NY? I was told by one of our states most respected gemologist that Costco is one of the best places to buy a diamond ring. The quality is high and you get what you pay for. I checked one out with my SO last week and the rings are amazing and afordable. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love Zales/Peoples!!!!! And I also find they have great prices. The Vera Wang collection is just amazing…every ring is gorgeous! I love the petite set he picked out, seems perfect for a petite girl. And the matching band is great. 

I bought my e-ring and wedding band and just about every other piece of jewelery I own from there. My diamonds are so white and sparkly. They are H/I, I1 I2. Here’s a pic of them showing they have great quality. I love the service at Peoples and I purchased a Lifetime Protection Plan that will replace any lost stones for free. Stones that are prong-set fall out of any setting if you wear it everyday, all the time. 

I highly recommend Zales/Peoples!!!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Definitely get the extended warranty from Zales.

Then all the stones are covered for life and lifetime resizing/re-rhodiuming!

My husband’s wedding band is from there and whenever we get it redipped, it’s no problem, they do it super fast and call us when it’s all done.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am currently in battle with zales regarding my VW ering.  I absoultley love my ring but the sizing has been extermely difficult.  My Fiance proposed on 12/3 but zales ordered the wrong size so we had to take it back took over a week and a half to get the ring back and it was still to big, so then they had to special order it to get my size properly because accroding to zales only certain vendors can size and customize vw rings (the vendor is in china as me and Fiance found out 2 days ago) we were told the ring would take 4-6 weeks to get in and we found out yesterday it will actually be the end of march before we get it(also the manager orginally blamed us for the sizing issues, um No your people are just idiots) .  Also we were told that the ring had a matching wedding band(what sold us is it would be a set)that would come out this year, come to find out in the conversation with the store manager yesterday they will not be making a wedding band to match this ring(we were lied to VW never intended to make a matching band).  As much as I love this ring, I would make sure to do all your reseacrh before purchasing it, first off we have been lied to by pretty much the entire zales staff in our local store (no joke) and i can not wear the ring i currenly have because the sizer they put on it has cut up the inside of my finger.  I think you need to keep all options open, I told the manager at zales yesterday this was to much of a headache for me and i was returning the ring, after looking around theyre are some great rings at the same cost as VW  Just make sure you do all you research on the ring and who youll have to deal with for sizing and cleaning and so forth.  Sorry for the rant but I want to make sure you realize what you could potentailly be getting into when you by a VW ring and with Zales

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