(Closed) Anyone get an awesome deal on their ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Fiance and I did. He ended up negotiating $4000 off on my diamond, engagement ring, and wedding band. It helps to do your research and be willing to walk away if a seller can’t meet your demands. Before we went in, I searched online retailers for the specs I wanted and brought in their quotes to the store. Fiance also requested to deal directly with the store manager who is always worried about store quotas sale. Engagement rings are big business and there is a lot of competition out there. They know it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

dbl post

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My bf did, he bought it preowned from a man who had never even proposed with the ring! It cost the original owner $31k and my bf bought it for 18,500–still alot of money but a great deal nonetheless!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

my Fiance did we went to an outlet store for zales and found one I love that was 50% off and they added the discount to the wedding band (we were firm in not purchasing the band that day if it was not a huge benefit to us) we ended up getting a $3000 set (before taxes or insurance) for $1600 after taxes, setting fees, and insurance plan (granted our center diamond was a family heirloom so we saved megabucks not having to purchase one and only pay to have it set ($150), its possible you just have to find a style you like in a place holding a sale or willing to deal.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I felt like we got an awesome deal on my solitaire enhancer, not because it was on sale or anything, but because it has blue sapphires in it so it was much less expensive than diamonds of that size, and adds a lot of charm and character to it

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Im a huge fan of saving money too. I have turned crafy and have done a lot of DIY for our wedding, which had turned out really well!! 

My Fiance did the same thing, he got a preowned stone from a family jeweler.  He had the diamond set in a new band that he picked out all by himslef! It really is my dream engagement ring! It’s perfect πŸ™‚ its almost 1.5 carats and a really good quality stone.  They said it would retail for over 6,000 I think he ended up paying about 3,000.  I think it was a great way to go, after all diamonds are so old, they are probably all preowned at one point, wouldn’t have been worth spending an extra 3,000 just to get a non “preowned” one!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My Fiance got my ring for approximately 97% off and here’s how:

1) He worked at the jewelry store (employee discount) and he got to wait until the very last second when it was as cheap as it could possibly get.

2) The store was going out of business and everything was being liquidated anyway

3) It was already in the clearance case

4) It was never an “engagement” ring…just a diamond ring I fell IN LOVE with

5) Its doesn’t have the paperwork stating its creditentials and stuff.  I’m not the type of the person who cares about things like that.  When I saw this ring, it was MEANT TO BE and no other ring on the planet would do.

The original MSRP sticker on the ring was $4400.00.  Its 1.86 TCW (we did have it appraised recently), white gold, and Fiance paid $410.00 for it.  With all the money in the world, there isn’t a ring I’d rather wear. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I LOVE this thread!!!  I love a deal!

My Darling Husband bought the stone from a broker and had it set at a local jeweler.  Total he paid $2300 and it appraised at $11,500.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My fiance was able to get my Neil Lane engagement ring & wedding band set at 20% off during Kay’s Labor Day sale πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My Fiance got a great deal on the center stone so it made the entire ring much cheaper! A family friend was going on a business trip to Thailand and was going to be visiting a huge sapphire mine. My Fiance asked them to bring back a stone if they could find one in the dimensions and color he wanted. They found one, and it is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a 2 carat round, untreated, brilliant blue sapphire that was appraised at $1,700. He only paid $450 for it. The setting he bought is 18K white gold and has a .4 carat diamond halo. The ring cost him about 1,400 total dollars and it is valued at about $2,900! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We got mine for 20% off at Kay’s semi annual sale…it is from their Neil Lane line but I’ve never seen anyone else with it.  I actually love it more than a Simon G that I had picked out and was thisclose to him  making the purchase.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Yes. I was so proud of him. Took 3 hrs of negotiating but we walked away with a 8K 1.5ct stone for 5K, a free watch, and a 3ct tanzanite for 2K less than the original asking price. Months of homework really paid off. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, we got a great deal.  e-ring, we found on ebay for 75% off store price… it was being sold for $3000 and we got it for $750.  My band was being sold for $1600 and we got it for $575 as the store was going out of business.

2.5 carats total between the two for $1325!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

yep- we got my 14k ring for 9k

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