(Closed) Did I get ripped off on the engagement ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did I get ripped off?

    YES, BIG TIME! Cancel the check!

    Maybe a little.

    You paid the right price.

    You got a good deal!

  • Post # 2
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    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Notice on the Blue Nile site it says the starting price is $1100 for a guarantee of 1/4 ct ttw. You got much higher ct than that. But maybe try going through the whole Blue Nile thing with the exact specifications of the ring you ordered to see if the price comes out to be roughly the same?

    From what I know (not much) of diamonds, you got the “regular” price.

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

     I’m not really familiar enough with the value of diamonds and such, but my ring was ordered from Blue Nile because you seem to get more bang for your buck online. My setting is a lot more simpler than what you have listed above and it was $600, but my entire ring was $4800 for a .91 ct Ideal cut, I color, VS1. I would say cancel the check and buy from an online retailer like Blue Nile or James Allen if it could save you some

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    My band today is worth $2,200 on the designer’s website and my fiance purchased it end of summer for $1,950.

     

    /Edit before the cost of the diamond.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    You can order a ring from Blue Nile in a size 4 with no extra charge. Personally, $1800 sounds like a lot to me for the diamonds in the setting to be upgraded slightly. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee

    The link to the Blue Nile listing is only for the setting. I tried adding a diamond with similar stats to yours to the ring and that brought the price to over $4000. Depending on your location, there might alos be sales tax/shipping added. Then factor in the fact that you can’t see it in advance and it’s an online retailer. I’m also not sure what the value of the replating, etc. adds. 

    In general, you can usually expect to pay more when buying from brick and mortar stores as opposed to online retailers. However, there are also other factors to consider. This isn’t the exact ring you got, and it may have more craftsmanship, better quality metals, etc. It’s really hard to say without ordering both and comparing them. 

    Overall, I don’t think it sounds like you got ripped off, though it’s possible that shopping around would get you a better deal for a similar ring. Canceling a check seems a bit extreme, though. Can’t you just go into the store and return it?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee

    I forgot to say above, I personally don’t think upgrading the setting stones are worth the extra money. Especially if the setting is pave- those are small enough you won’t see if it is an SI or VS. I’d rather put that extra money towards another category such as cut.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    brentw3075 :  In that case, if you’re paying an extra $1800 for about 1/4 ct. ttw extra, warranty and “custom” band, no it doesn’t sound like it’s worth it. But did you get completely ripped off? I don’t think so. But it definitely could have/should have been cheaper!!

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2017

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    brentw3075 :  cancel, cancel, cancel. They are selling you a very overpriced diamond that is only a “very good” cut. Don’t let those words fool you. If you are getting a round brilliant than you should only get excellent/ideal cut for an amazing shine and sparkle.

    here is a similar very good cut on James Allen for $2700:

    https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.73-carat-f-color-vs2-clarity-very-good-cut-sku-2278774

    You can get the same size stone with F color and VS2 clarity but with EXECELLENT cut for around $3000 or little more. 

    Dont let them talk you into anything less than excellent/ideal cut. There is a huge difference on the way the diamond shines and how large the diamond faces up when it’s cut correctly. Please rethink what you are getting. I got my fiancée a 1.41 carat excellent cut diamond with 18k gold band for less than 6k.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    No you did not get ripped off. You can always save getting things online because they have no overhead costs. If you want to go that route then return it. Pretty shady to just cancel the check!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I am OCD with eagle vision and have a 0.71 G SI1 that is 100% eye clean with ideal proportions that I paid $2770 for. I can not find the inclusion without a loupe. In my opinion you are overpaying for what you are getting.

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