(Closed) Is this over priced?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I think that is definitely overpriced. Platinum is expensive, but not that expensive! I would shop around. Are you opposed to purchasing online?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I think it’s a little over priced too.

I’ve only looked at sapphire rings online, but I don’t think I’ve seen many for that much.

Online does tend to be cheaper than in store, as far as I’m aware. Also, it may be an option to look into lab made sapphires. That should bring the cost down quite a bit. πŸ™‚

It is a very pretty ring.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That is hugely overpriced. I have looked at a lot of rings online (I found my own e-ring, since I didn’t want to put my fiance through that, lol) and I’ve seen many similar rings for a lot less. Halo style with semi eternity band is very popular; I would shop around. I think the most I’ve seen a ring like that for is around 4k on Etsy.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Way over priced. Definitely keep looking.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

you’ll be surprised how much of a discount you will get when you ask how much for the ring in cash…. good luck and its quiet over priced

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Blue-Bird: no problems at all, my Fiance got mine from a shop in parramatta that gives defence disccounts. My ring set plus diamond is valued over $12000 but we paid a total of just over $4000 for the lot and all in cash… hope you find that special ring

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

That does seem like a lot. Jewelry in Australia is definitely more expensive than online stores and America as well. We got my engagement ring online for this reason. If you don’t like that option, which I agree could be tricky with sapphires as seeing their true colour online could be harder than a diamond, then you guys should consider booking a weekend away and go interstate to look at the cheaper rings… you’d get a romantic escape and a beautiful ring and it would still be way less! Also white gold would potentially half the cost, but surely your jeweler mentioned that!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

That’s a gorgeous ring by the way! (i’m a fellow blue sapphire ring girl) It’s insanely over priced though!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m not sure it’s fair to say it’s overpriced based on this info. Was the setting only $10,000? Or did that include the center stone? If so, a decent sized sapphire that has a desirable color (pure, no modifiers) can command a very high price. If the stone is unheated, it is rare and valuable as most sapphires on the market have been heated to stabilize color. Some are even dyed. Stones that are dyed will fade over time, and sapphires subjected to high heat can have durability issues. I highly advise if you’re going to get a sapphire, read up on the treatments they undergo and insist on that stone being as natural as possible. Don’t let people sell you a hunk of dyed gravel, they will try!

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