(Closed) Is a E-Ring from Walmart really that disturbing to people?????

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does it really matter where your ring comes from???

    EWWW! Walmart Gross!

    What matters is the sentiment

    Whatever makes us more comfortable!

    Im not donald trump! but not that cheap!

  • Post # 167
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont think it matters where it came from

    Post # 168
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Sorry, I had to laugh – ihavethemusicinme – mine too!!! I don’t tell most people where my diamond is from except for the ones that would cheer my Fiance on for saving $ – it’s none of their business and I won’t have anyone think less of my Fiance for it!!!  I’m damn proud that he didn’t spend my future babies college funds on it! Also my MOH’s set is from Walmart.  It’s exaclty what she wanted – why spend more…

    Post # 169
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    Bumble bee

    My SO thinks he needs to spend a lot of money on my ring, but honestly I would say yes to a TWIST TIE off a bag of bread! It’s not the price, or where it came from. It’s the right man giving it to you. 🙂

     

    Post # 170
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We got my ring from walmart i love it and we only paid 450$ fot the set which totals almost 1/3 carrat

    Post # 171
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    ok i have seen walmart rings based on my experience the quality is poor and i found that a better deal could be found at zales and i have seen alot of affordable rings from zales, as a matter of fact we got a great deal on my engagment ring from zales as well as my husbands wedding bands.

    Post # 172
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Honestly, I wouldn’t give a crap if it came from walmart or a pawn shop. As long as the love of my life is proposing to me.

    Post # 173
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    We do not shop at Walmart because we don’t agree with the treatment of their employees, so I would not like that it was purchased at Walmart simply because I don’t think Walmart deserves the business.

    Post # 174
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @thejucheidea:  Me, too, but aside from that issue, I would have no problems with a ring from Walmart! Costco has some very lovely jewelry, too.

    I think the quality of Walmart jewelry is about the same as lower end chains like Zales and Kay. Why pay more for the same stuff? 

    Post # 175
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    @thejucheidea:  +1   

    I won’t buy a pack of gum at Walmart after watching the documentary The High Cost of Low Price.  Walmart is anti-union, bad for small business, the environment, and all of us.  Because they don’t pay their workers well enough, a huge portion of their employees are on government benefits.

    Post # 176
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

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    @MrsTVLover:  

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    @thejucheidea:  

    Agree with all three of you. I try to make smart consumer decisions and put my money where my mouth is. Walmart doesn’t treat their employees well, and for that reason, I do not shop there. Costco, on the other hand, is just lovely to their employees. In Canada, they offer really competitive hourly wages, even though the minimum wage in my province is already quite high. They also offer great benefits to parttime and fulltime employees. I don’t care if someone’s ring comes from a big box store, but if you want a good deal and convenience, I’d respect Costco over Walmart anyday. 

    …though personally, I prefer the experience of going to a jewellery store that lets me sit in nice chairs and sip a cappuccino while browsing. 

    Post # 177
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Wow, old thread.. but I would NEVER buy a ring from WalMart.  No freakin way.  I don’t agree with their business practices, I think their stuff tends to be cheap disposable crap, and I wouldn’t trust the stones in the ring to stay put.  Workmanship is as big a part of jewelry as the quality of the metal and stones, and I wouldn’t trust the workmanship of a massproduced Walmart factory ring.  I wouldn’t buy from a typical mall jewelry store either.  I would vastly prefer to find a local jeweler that could do the work for me, or even a pawnshop ring.  I’d be embarrassed to admint my ring came from Walmart.  

    Post # 178
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My ring cost about 400$, and is straight from a small jewlers in ireland. It doesnt matter how much it cost, how big the diamond is, what the color is…its you engagement ring! Not your house, or car. Its a sintiment of love, not the contents of ur bank account that matters.

    Post # 179
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    If you love it, rock it.( No pun intended 😉 )

    I personally would not buy an engagement ring at Walmart, but then again, I wouldn’t buy one from Zales or Kay either. I wouldn’t buy one from Ben Bridge either, and that is a ‘nicer’ chain store.

    Granted, all of this comes after I found my dream engagement ring that happened to be a designer ring and then there was no turning back so…yeah. haha.

    As others have said, buying from Walmart might prove difficult if you need repairs on it or stones replaced. I don’t know their policies on that so be sure to research it or find an insurance policy that will work for you guys.

    Post # 180
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

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    @lina010:  this!

    Post # 181
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @MrsTVLover:  This, this, this

    Wal-Mart’s horrid anti-union practices and use of sweatshop labor mean I will not shop/ buy anything from what I consider to be a evil empire, built on a lot of unecessary suffering,

    As for their jewelry – its bulk purchased and manufactured in China. (Btw I don’t think the mall chain stores are much better. The idea that someone would durn up their nose at Wal-Mart, but think Jared’s is great is pretty ironic)

    Wal-Mart bulk buys and uses a very disreputable lab for their “reports” – for instance they will grade stones in a setting (big no no because settings hide flaws). Wal-Mart also issues generalized, generic reports on the stones due because they bulk buy them – (they will say stone will be .32-.49 tcw or clarity is H-I2 – stuff like this. They just trust their big sellers on the info provided, but the most worrying is the scammy lab they use for inaccurate /exaggerated reports (you can read plenty online about this).

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