Black Friday ring shopping?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

we were thinking of doing this too – wedding not until Dec/12

Does anyone know if jewellers have huge sales like they do everywhere else?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m totally considering it.  The band Fiance wants is $1,200, which is more than we budgeted.  It’s at a chain so I’m hoping they have a good deal.  I don’t see anything wrong with buying now even though your date is august.  The cost of metal keeps rising.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Depends… where are you planning to get your rings? Many places with will have great sales (but will likely be overpriced to start), others may not. (Where we bought our rings was an independent store in a diamond distract of a large city and they never have “sales”. You can negotiate, but sales implies they are over priced to start.

Know what you want to pay for what style ring, and quality and you could very likely find a good deal.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The store we got my e-ring from (and will get our wedding rings from) is a no-sale store- the prices are so low they can’t get any lower, and they really are the lowest (and best quality) around. The chain stores don’t have as good quality rings, at least from what I’ve seen, and the local jewelers, which will be much cheaper every day of the year, don’t usually have sales. So I personally wouldn’t, but obviously that’s only my opinion.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@artlover: HELZBERG’S

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know about Black Friday sales, but I found the best bang for our buck was buying from online jewelers. My center diamond, e-ring setting, and wedding band came from Good Old Gold, Eternity Diamonds, and ID Jewelry, respectively; Blue Nile is another good one but I’ve never ordered from there. PriceScope.com is an awesome resource.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sears has a lot of really reasonably priced wedding bands, and they have 70% off fine jewelry (online, not sure about in-store) til the end of the year. Plus, free shipping!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MASPA: that is the exact cost of the band my guy wants too.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@abbyful: were you happy with all 3 online jewelers and would you recommend them?

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lilsweetie – Very happy! I was a little apprehensive at first, but now I think I’ll always go to online jewelers!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I second @abbyful, my engagement ring setting is a custom job from Eternity Diamonds. They do inexpensive custom work and if they don’t have the band you want, you could probably have it made for much cheaper than you would find elsewhere.

 

ID Jewelry also has amazing pieces. Just a thought. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Just make sure you know what the cost of the ring is way before the sale (for instance, now) so that when you go to the store you know how much the “before” price actually is.  Some stores, even well known chains who you wouldn’t think would pull skeevy business practices, often jack up the “before” price then put it on sale for a ridiculous percentage, so that you think you’re getting a good deal but you may in fact be paying more than you would have originally.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs. Fireworks: Just to note, Sears’ diamonds are pretty poor quality, and the price isn’t worth the quality, although they are cheap- but you can get higher quality for the price elsewhere. I used to work there. Lots of people had problems with stones falling out quickly and frequently, and the color and clarity aren’t very good.

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