(Closed) Paid too much?!?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did we pay TOO much?
    Ya sure did! : (25 votes)
    63 %
    Standard/Good Deal! : (15 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @jensan215: Do you have a GIA cert on the center stone?

    What are the clarity and color specs on the center stone?

    The only way to really know is to get it appraised by an independent appraiser.

     ETA: I just looked up a 1/2 c round with H/I color and SI1 or SI2 clarity and those are pricing out about $1,200 – $1,400 for just the diamond. Is yours SI1 or is it I1?

    Also, what metal is the setting?

    Post # 4
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont think its completely out of the ball park, but I think its a little high compared to what you could get from online dealers.  That’s a pretty set though!  Are you going to buy insurnace for the ring??  What is the warrenty for?

    Post # 5
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Honestly I don’t think that you overpaid per say, maybe you could have gotten a better deal somewhere else but you got the credit and they seem to have been pretty fair to you. I wouldn’t stress over it too much.


    Post # 6
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I have seen 1/2 ct solitaire rings that cost = to what your ring cost. so if you got all of that plus a wedding band, I’d say you got a damn good deal!  mainly, I’d hope that it is well built. I agree with KatNYC2011: get it appraised, and in addition, get the prongs checked by somebody other than kay. if a setting is not good quality, you could be slightly more likely to lose stones. 

    it’s a pretty ring, I love the baguettes in the halo! 

    I know how you feel-  I got my wedding band at ben bridge, and then I saw one exactly like it at zales for 1/3 less of what I paid. I was kicking myself so hard but in the long run I got over it.

    Post # 7
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

    I will say that we’ve gotten all our rings at Kay (nothing that expensive as yours, but all have diamonds), and their pricing seems pretty standard compared to other in-person stores for engagement/wedding rings. We haven’t gotten a steal or anything, but we also haven’t gotten ripped off. My engagement center stone isn’t Kay, so I can’t really say anything about their diamond quality on large stones. I do like Kay’s warranty though, and as long as you keep up on the inspections every 6 months, they will replace any of the stones that have problems (chipping, falling out, etc.).

    ETA: I also <3 the set!

    Post # 8
    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Fiance and were looking at a .85ct SI1, extremely close to a VS2, the color was I and it was $2700. So I think you got a good deal because that price was just for the stone, not including the setting and the band.

    Post # 9
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Does the $2700 include the ring you bought 5 years ago?


    If I were you, I wouldn’t think too much about whether or not you got a good deal.  I tried searching for a better deal after my fiance finalized the purchase on my ring and it drove me bonkers.  Just enjoy your ring.  🙂

    Post # 10
    764 posts
    Busy bee

    That is NOT. A good deal. You need to visit pricescope.com and do some research AFTER you return that ring! An I1/I2 is pretty much the worse grade of diamond you can get and chances are the sparkle is not what it could be. I know nor everyone can afford a vs + diamond but that HAS to have visable inclusions if not surface fractures.

    Post # 11
    2018 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I only know that anyone who buys in a brick-and-mortar retail jewelry store is almost always paying too much.  Online is better or if that makes you uncomfortable go to the nearest diamond/jewelry district in the nearest big city and buy there. 

    That said, it’s a really pretty set and you already own it, so don’t stress about it now.  But for any future purchases, you can find better deals and more quality for your money by staying out of chain/retail stores.

    Post # 12
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Fiance and I had my rings appraised by a professional gemologist. She wrote up an appraisal that we could use for insurance coverage. You could always go and get it appraised by someone other than Kay.

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