(Closed) Engagement Ring Shopping Advice

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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2893 posts
Sugar bee

Always ask what the manager can offer you. They’ll give you the deepest discount.

There’s nothing wrong with just buying a setting from them. You’ll just need to tell them the size of the stone you’ll be purchasing separately so they can advise you as to whether or not it will fit in the setting. It’s not an etiquette thing, it’s just business.

If you find a diamond through them but know you can get it cheaper online from a reputable dealer, ask what the manager can do for you. But you can’t just say I can get X diamond for Y price. You’ll need to back it up with specs if you want to convice them to give you a discount. 

It’s kinda hard to offend a salesperson. They’re there to make a sale, not be your friend. 

If you find a setting and stone at the same place ask if they’ll give you a break if you buy both through them. 

Hope you have a great time! 🙂

Post # 4
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Don’t make any definite decisions until you go! I was certain that I wanted a cushion cut solitaire. I ended up getting a round center stone with a halo and pave band (pretty much the exact opposite) If you have cash, that is definitely a good bargaining chip! They can always lower the price and cash definitely sways them! Once you get there and start trying them on, chances are you’re gonna want to bring one home with you so don’t be closed off to the idea (: I had my wedding set soldered together, so no e-ring porn, but here’s some wedding set porn! 

Post # 6
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I recommend going into Tiffanys to try on rings.  It may be a little bit out of budget but their service is top notch and they really know what they are talking about.  When my Fiance and I went ring shopping we went there and they gave us materials so we could make an infromed decision.  Plus they have a ton of beautiful rings to give you an idea of the cut and setting you want.

 

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