Post # 17
To be honest, I don’t know how much my SO spent total. What I do know is that he went in and told them a price point and both stores were REALLY great about only showing us diamonds/settings that fell under that price. They never let me try on something we couldn’t afford. So I guess my advice would be to go in with a number you want to stay below, and they will do their best to honor that and not show you anything out of your budget.
Post # 18
My fiance bought mine in Jewelers Row. Don’t be alarmed by the selection on any of there websites or even in there actual store. Most diamonds and settings are in a safe in the back. We got a custom made ring that was much better quality and larger carat size for around the same price as one I had looked at in Zales. Talk with someone at any of the stores in Jewelers Row and tell them your budget and what you want and let them tell you what is feasable. They may have settings already in stock. It can’t hurt to ask around. The first photo is the stock photo from Zales and the second is my ring.
Post # 19
@pisces315: stunning! Yeah I am so excited to go look… I don’t think we are going for another few weeks though… Whomp whomp
Post # 20
@tarapaul2016: Thanks!!! I love it! and I agree with pisces..don’t be alarmed by the websites of these stores…once you get there, you’ll be like a kid in a candy store. I can’t really remember what other stores we went in..I’d say you can skip the Unclaimed Diamonds though. I didn’t really see anything there that was better than the Golden Nugget. I’d definitely go there again. My SO worked with Mike, I think he’s the guy that handles internet inquiries..I had emailed them first before we went in. Also, Barsky is really nice, but from what my Fiance said, they didn’t have as much going on in his budget as the Golden Nugget. They do at least have some of their diamond inventory online but no prices though. Happy shopping! I actually have to go back and get mine sized but this weather is keeping me in the house 🙁 I can’t wait to go check out wedding bands!
omg your ring is FABULOUS!!! Which store did you go to?
Post # 21
@purpledaisies: We went to Associated Diamond Brokers. Amazing experience. Husband/Wife team and I am pretty sure the company has been in his family for years. There was no pressure from the staff and they had a large selection of diamonds. I looked at about 9 or so before deciding on the one I chose. We had the ring custom made. They gave me a CAD drawing which they then made a 3D model from, and then the actual ring. We started the process in November and I got engaged on New Years, so pretty quick turn around!
Post # 22
Barsky is who we went with!!!! I love it!