(Closed) FH doesn't like the setting for my upgrade…

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i wouldn’t want to buy a setting from Zales either, but only because they’re way overpriced for the quality and service that you get.

would love to see pictures though!!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Personally, I would not trust my great grandmother’s diamond in a setting from Zales, or Kays, or any of those types of stores. I would go with a custom setting from a reputable jeweler mainly because I would not want to risk losing a family heirloom.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

@SouthernGirl:  I wonder if he’s worried that his friends/family/strangers/etc might think he’s cheap or can’t afford something more expensive. If that is the case, ask him which matters more, your happiness or other people’s opinion of his spending habits. If he has a ton of extra money to spend, maybe he could get you another piece of jewlery as a wedding present. That way, you’ll get the ring you love and he can feel good about spoiling you some.

Post # 6
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11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m with him. I’m not a Zales fan or any other chain jewelry store for that matter. The price is sky high for the quality, and they’re constantly falsely inflating their prices up just to drop it down to “sale” price to make it look like an awesome deal.

You can definitely find affordably, high quality settings at a local, family-owned store.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have a Zales setting and I LOVE IT! Ive never had any problems with it and the costumer service has always been awesome.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@SouthernGirl:  It sounds like he wants you to spend more than the Zales band…so if he’s paying, why not go with the mom and pops?  Chances are their service and quality will be far better than you would receive from a chain store

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

That is weird that the locäl jewelers are quoting more than Zales. Did they give a reason?

If there are melee/sidestones in the design, are they assuming the same quality of those stones? They might be assuming that a much better quality of stones need to be sourced.

Sorry to hear you can’t find a local jeweler to at least match the Zales price…that is really a bummer.

Post # 11
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855 posts
Busy bee

Don’t buy from Zales! You can get custom for the price you mentioned!! I can think of three vendors that would do it for that amount…depending on the details and it will be everything you want. Chain stores are rip offs

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

If he wants to spend money on you, let him!  It will make him feel proud and happy.  As life goes on, you will have more bills and more responsibilities and there will be less  spoiling each other; at least in my case.  😉  So if he wants to get you something extra special, I say let him!

Post # 14
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Zales is pretty poor quality. I would definitely look elsewhere. Post a photo of what you want, maybe we can help!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Why not check around other sites that make settings without the center stone?  deBebians.com is one–they just need the dimensions of the center stone and they make they setting specifically for you. 

 

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