(Closed) New here, from London, lovely US rings..!

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m a Brit. We had my ring custom-made by a diamond merchant in Manchester who also makes jewellery. It was genuinely half the price of buying from a high street jeweller and excellent quality diamonds. The proof was in the valuation. I was also inspired by American designs that I’d seen online but, at the time, they were impossible to find in the UK. I’d find yourself a diamond merchant. It’s the way… My ring has a .70ct centre stone and is 1.25ct in total. Platinum setting. They also made the wedding band. The pictures don’t do their excellent craftsmanship justice.

   

Post # 4
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3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Just saying welcome to my bees from across the pond.  @ loonyloo I love the design of your ring.

There seems to be a lot of bees from all over.  A few from down under, Canadians, Dutch, and a few islanders.  I’m sure there’s more but that’s all that I have noticed postings.  Oh and plenty from the UK as well.

Post # 5
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2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I’m a Brit, although my ring was bought from Tiffany’s in New York:

Post # 6
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200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m a Londoner too! My ring is from London and is a 0.8ct solitaire, I love it and think it’s a perfect size. It seems relatively small/simple compared to lots of the ones I see here but people in the UK seem to think it’s huge!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m a brit! I have a 0.3 princess cut solitaire (but I always said I didn’t want anything bigger then 0.5). I don’t know how much my Fiance paid for it (it was a suprise), but I know that the prices of diamonds is ridiculous here and seems to be much more expensive then in America

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here’s a great tool to see what different types of stones cost in the US:  http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds-search/

Just plug in the type of stone and stats.  There are enormous price differences between round brilliant stones and, say, emerald cut.  Then add $400-2,000 for the band, $400 for a plain 18K white gold solitaire ring, $625 for a platinum band, and then lots and lots of extra moneys if you want stones on the band as well.  The main cost is still usually in the central stone. 

Post # 10
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2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

@London_Bride:  I agree. Mine is 1.02, which seems unusual over here!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m a UK bee, a northern one. I have a CZ gold and silver ring:

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