Post # 242
I’m not sure what your looking at either but Ive looked at the rings at Walmart online and you can filter the selection down to gold and diamonds and it brings up plenty of diamond center stone rings alot of them are way more then $700. And of course a $49 ring isn’t going to have a diamond center the buyer must be an idiot to “fall” for it although I’m pretty sure walmarts not trying to “trick” anyone the consumer should read more about what their buying.
hopefully your not looking at loose diamonds on pompeii3 I’ve already been there and done that, their prices are sooo good bc they only have diamonds that aren’t even carried at zales like worse than I3 they get stones jewelry stores won’t even sell they are that bad. I just thought the first stone was a fluke and sent it back asking for what they advertised (si2) but what I got 3-4 seperate times was i3 or worse. (cloudy, poor cut, tons of carbon spots all visible to the naked Eye) I took each stone to a jeweler and he told me to get my money back ASAP so I did after giving them 3 or 4 chances and paying for shipping each time and lost a $300 restocking fee. I would avoid them if I were you.
Post # 243
Thank you for actually replying nicely! Lol, I didn’t comment snarky at all and everyone is replying so negatively at me! I’m just saying that at least trying
to have ethically mined diamonds and making sure I’m financially stable is important to me. I don’t see how being worried about being financially sound comes across as being stupid about finances, lol. But then again according to another commenter I’m just a little kid who can’t understand finances so I guess I wouldn’t understand how being concerned about finances comes across as being not concerned. (Even though my fiance has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and manages his own business and I help him with bookkeeping occasionally) I really don’t see how I deserve to be insulted for having a totally non-snarky preference and concerns about my future you know? Lol.
Post # 244
You make a good point.
Have you looked at costco? They’re known for their great ethics and good wages for employees but still have good prices.
Post # 245
huh whenever I typed in the price range nothing over $700 came up….maybe I had a filter on or something, if wal-mart jewlery is y’alls thing go ahead, nothing wrong with it at all, if my specific diamond and setting were sold there, sure go for it, but it is not.
Post # 246
Yeah, I began the search at pompeii3 but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t buy a loose stone from them. I do like some of their settings however, and I like some of their wedding bands as well.
Post # 247
Something funny I found out today some of the same rings sold at Walmart are sold at kays/zales etc theyre all supplied but some of the same vendors. I have a diamond ring from kays that’s also on Walmart.com
Post # 248
My ring was a custom job from a private jeweler, but be sure to check Sam’s Club if you’re considering a Walmart ring. Sam’s Club has a jewelry counter. Sam’s might roll off the tongue a little easier than “Walmart” as well. 😉
Here is something kind of similar from Sam’s Club for $699:
0.50 ct. t.w. Round Diamond Ring in 14k White Gold (G,SI1)
Post # 249
To answer the original post and in case anyone is looking for recent opinions, I personally don’t think it matters where the ring comes from. I know my fiancé got our engagement rings from a jeweler but I have no clue how much she paid. We actually just picked up our wedding bands yesterday and spent right at $150 on both (including tax and sizing). We went to zales because they are having a clearance sale and got an AMAZING deal. We decided we would save money now and research a great deal the next time we go on a cruise for an upgrade. My exact words yesterday were “it’s the meaning behind the rings that really matters”. I would have no problem saying my rings came from Walmart or anywhere else if that is where I found my dream ring.
Post # 250
Psst- here’s a secret. The rings made at walmart/sams club (same company) are made in the same place, with the same molds by the same people as rings from Zales, Helzberg, JC Penny, Jared, Kay, Robbins Brothers, etc. The only potential different is gold karat and diamond quality. They’re all the same rings just with different stamps.
You will probably find the best value at Sams or Costco, in my experience, but there is no more shame in a walmart ring than there would be in a “He went to jared’s!” ring of the same style and diamond quality (which is variable in both places.)
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Post # 252
This thread is a year old. Why are people still talking to the OP? She’s not even a member anymore. Come on guys.. read a little!!