(Closed) Bridal Sets… Help?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hey, I don’t have any of these sets, but I would suggest looking at non-chain jewelry stores.. you might be able to find something similar for a better price. Not positive, but just a suggestion!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@love108:  i agree with this.  do a lot of research first.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If you want to share a budget and “must haves”– like princess, white gold, etc, we can do some lookin’ for ya!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Those rings look lovely, but you may have a better chance of getting a good deal at a local jewlery store. You would be suprised what kind of deals and craftmanship come from a smaller, more honest local jewler. I find that the larger chains try and rip you off and often claim the quality of piece is more than what it really is.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I tried on both those rings at Zales a couple weeks ago. They’re very pretty and sparkly but they are small. If you have small hands and fingers they would be perfect but if you have a bigger hand or fingers I think they would look a lil off.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

they are lovely! but i did just see the second set on amazon for about a hundred dollars cheaper!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

While I understand why you don’t wnt to buy online, Blue Nile (for example) is a reputable online jeweler with great prices (since they don’t have to pay for a B&M store), with financing (http://www.bluenile.com/services_channel.jsp’ defer=’defer) and a 30 day guarantee, where you can return the ring or exchange it, so there’s really no risk! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a thought!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you tried looking on overstock?

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

On BlueNile, I “made” a 14k white gold solitaire with a Good-cut, H-color, VS1-clarity, Princess Cut, 0.38-carat Diamond for about $650. A matching band (2mm, 14k white gold) is $150, so total $800!

Or with a Very Good-cut, J-color, VVS1-clarity, Princess Cut, 0.33-carat Diamond for $622 plus the $150 wedding band. 

Or with a Good-cut, I-color, SI2-clarity, Princess Cut, 0.30-carat Diamond for $458 plus the wedding band ($150), so total around 600! 


I would check the specs on the diamonds in the Zales rings. I often see that they only set SI1 or even I1/I2 diamonds, even for the center stone.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

@PoeticDoveInLA:  Have you considered a one stone solitaire of better quality? If so you can get a nice stone in your budget on BlueNile.com. All of their diamonds are GIA certified and you can upgrade in the future, the have a diamond upgrade policy. I can’t recommend them enough.

http://www.bluenile.com/

Another option is considering previously owned jewelry. Sometimes I can be restored to new and can hold you over until you want to upgrade. Here are some options.

http://www.kay.com/CategoryProductsView?No=0&bcCatIds=22285.22295.22296&catalogId=10001&Ntk=Category&viewTaskName=CategoryProductsView&Ne=1&langId=-1&categoryId=22296&storeId=10101&topCatId=22285&N=+%20%20%20%20%200&Ntt=22296

http://www.ebay.com/itm/princess-cut-wedding-set-beautiful-14k-aprox-1-2-carat-7-2-grams-white-gold-/130691318138?pt=US_Fine_Rings&hash=item1e6dcf417a#ht_500wt_669

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98433975/28-diamond-vintage-engagement-ring-white?ref=sr_gallery_20&ga_search_query=white+gold+princess+engagement+ring&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_max=500&ga_search_type=all


 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

One other thought is that wholesale clubs such as Sam’s Club have good prices on jewelry, too. I don’t know what the 4cs may be on the jewelry they have, but, if you have one near you and are a member or just know someone who is, you may be able to go looking (even as guest of someone else) just to see what they have. One of my family members bought her diamond RHR there, and, although, in a direct comparison, her diamonds are not as white as mine, her ring is still very pretty.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I suggest Pompeii3. They sell on ebay, amazon, and have their own website. It’s where I got my ring and it’s beautiful. I’ve seen other threads on here too if you wanted to do a search where people have posted their Pompeii rings and are all beautiful. They also have a 30 day money back guarantee so if you don’t like it in person, it’s returnable. I know some people also said if they weren’t happy with their diamonds, Pompeii replaced it with a new diamond for them. Such as very visible inclusions, etc. Very nice for someone on a budget ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s their bridal sets under $700. Alot of these have a video link under the picture too to see them in action.

$489 here

$499 here

$599 here

$649 here

$679 here

$699 here

$699 here

$699 here

$699 here

I would also take a look at these on Overstock. They have alot of bridal sets for under $600

http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Watches/Bridal-Sets/White-Gold,/metal,/14656/subcat.html?sort=Lowest+Price

I love this one from Overstock for $420 here

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