Post # 1
The Fiance and I just went wedding ring shopping at the mall (I know I know, I hate chains, but cannot find a local jewelry store and don’t really know how to go about looking) and I fell in love with a solitaire enhancer at Helzberg that was on clearance for $599 and actually came in yellow gold (bonus!)
However the sales lady was not the friendliest, and was really trying to pressure us into buying it. Our wedding isn’t until April, so there is really no rush to buy a ring just yet, and I want to really make sure we get what we want and don’t get pressured into buying something (I have a 1 ct moissy solitaire in yellow gold and I really want some more sparkles, and I really like the idea of pink stones which is easier said than done, so I don’t really know what I want for sure just yet). The problems is, she was telling us that with the price of gold rising as it is, ALL of the stores are going to be marking up their gold. Tomorrow.
Has anyone else heard this? I don’t know if I believe her… but then again I don’t want to miss out on the deal of the ring!
However she also told me the ring was marked down several times from around $1100, yet on the website it says its marked down from $899. Sooo she lied once already…
Anyone have any insight on this??
Also here is the ring, in case anyone happens to have any ideas where to find one for less 🙂
Post # 3
Huh I don’t see why all stores would mark up tomorrow. They might be overdue for a markup since the price of god has been rising for a while but I don’t know why it would be tomorrow for every store.
Post # 4
The price of gold is always going up. It’s a constant process.
If you LOVE the ring, buy it. The fact that it’s on sale is a bonus. If you only feel so-so about it and the only reason you’re thinking of jumping on it is because the lady told you prices would be rising soon…well, I’d keep looking. There will always be another ring, another sale. We went looking at rings back in April because the Zales near us was having some “blow out sale.” But they’ve had sales every single month since. If you wouldn’t be too terribly upset if you didn’t get it then I don’t believe it’s the one.
Post # 5
Maybe you can find some answers from calling another store. That is exactly why I do not care for those types of stores. We have a local store that they set the prices daily based on daily market price of the stones and metals in the jewelry.
Post # 6
I’m not sure that the prices are changing tomorrow, but I do know that they do change sometimes. We started looking and when we went to purchase rings a couple months later the prices were higher because the price of gold went up. It wasn’t too much but almost a couple hundred bucks. But sometimes it works in your favor too… when I got my ring appriased a couple months after we bought it the price of gold had gone up even more so it was worth more than we had paid 🙂 I wouldn’t buy just cause they are pressuring you, you have to be comfortable with your choice.
Post # 7
When we were making our ring decision, our jeweler told us the cost increase of gold an platinum mostly effects custom orders or new rings but th prices of the rings he had in the case would not be effected as he already bought them before the price increased. In fact, he went as far as to call a couple of other local jewelers to try and find DH’s ring in the right size in someone’s inventory in order to get a better price before ordering it at market. Ultimately, we found an online shop with his size cheaper than ordereing through our jeweler but the point is, prices on existing stock, particuarly clearence models were not increasing along with the market, only cutom pieces or new orders so if it’s in the caase, you should not be effected unless the shop is trying to take advantage of you. Do not feel presured to buy too soon.