(Closed) Certified?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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30 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Absolutely.  Maybe not from a random guy on the street, but Bloomingdale’s isn’t going to hose you.  And besides – who will ever know?  That puppy will be on your finger for the rest of your life!

Post # 5
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think it matters, if you love the ring and it has an appraisal!

Post # 7
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think it matters as far as looks or anything like that.  But I know our insurance company required the GIA to certify the jewelry, so that might be a consideration?

Post # 8
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

How much is the ring? I mean on one hand does it REALLY matter because you’re going to wear it forever and not sell it so as long as you love it I’d get it. On the other hand you don’t want to be overpaying for something that isn’t worth the money.

Post # 12
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If they’re asking for $7000 for an uncertified eternity band, I’d keep looking.  So many places sell eternity bands you should be able to relatively easily find one that looks the same, costs less, and is certified.  $7K sounds like a ton for an uncertified eternity band!

Post # 14
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1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

ditto to @CorgiTales. but in general i’d feel comfortable buying something from bloomingdales (as opposed to some random one-off store). FYI, you may have to get a second appraisal if you plan to insure it…my e-ring came with an appraisal (along with all the GIA papers and stuff) from the company who made the ring, but our insurance company made us get a second one from an independent appraiser. and just a thought, if you’re really concerned….bloomingdales generally has a great return policy (i assume this extends to jewelry but you should double check), so you could always buy the ring and take it to an apparaiser to make sure it’s worth what they’re charging you and the stones are all what they say they are.

Post # 15
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1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

p.s. i didn’t mean for that to sound like it is all about money….i adore my e-ring and would love it the same if i found out it was worth $50 or $50,000 (well i might be pissed at Fiance for wasting a down payment on a house for one piece of jewelry), but you just don’t want to waste money by overpaying for something. but again, i don’t think bloomingdales is in the business of “scamming” people.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

ugh sorry for a THIRD post, i totally didn’t see allthe additional posts that went up while i was typing my response. why don’t you call your insurance agent and get their opinion? then you would know for sure if the appraisal it comes with will be sufficient or not.

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