(Closed) Ring Dilemma – any ideas?!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think you should be able to find lots of lovely options in that price range, provided you don’t want lots of bling.

A simple solitaire in a white gold band can run you as little as $400.00.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

It may not sound romantic, but CostCo has great prices on rings.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

What about a wedding band with smaller diamonds? 

 

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-ring-white-gold_9736

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-wedding-ring_6709

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-ring-white-gold_17396

 

You can use it as engagement ring and a wedding ring later, or you can add a plain band when you get married, and wear them both, or alternate. 

I also think you can get a solitaire diamond from blue nile that fits into your budget, assuming you are flexible with the quality of the diamond. For a 4 prong solitaire setting in white gold, its <$400. You can get a .30 carat diamond for between $300 and $400. Total would be under your budget. 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@misstiny: If you try the Blue Nile ‘Build Your Own Engagement Ring’ tool you can choose from various stones and settings.  The cheapest – a very good quality round diamond in a classic setting – came to about $500.00.

Second the Costco suggestion.  If you live in or near a city with a jewelry wholesaler, you might also be able to save buy buying the stone and the setting separately.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

(I know its not the most glamorous option), but you could also check out your local craigslist and pawn shops. There are lots of people looking to sell nice jewelry nowadays, and you could meet the potential seller in a jewelry store and have the piece evaluated and appraised by a professional before buying. You might get more for your money that way.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@misstiny: I understand that you want to get something you are both comfortable with! Personally, I’d prefer this to a solitaire, but i understand its not for everyone. 

Here are some others I’ve found:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Facets-of-Fire-1-2-Carat-Round-Diamond-14kt-White-Gold-Solitaire/1957987

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Facets-of-Fire-1-2-Carat-Princess-Cut-Solitaire-Ring/10237758

http://www.kay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product1|10101|10001|-1|80382310|15051|15051

http://www.kay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product1|10101|10001|-1|80164712|15051|15051

http://www.kay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product1|10101|10001|-1|150866705|15051|15051

http://www.kay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product1|10101|10001|-1|990094601|15051|15051

*Kay Jeweler’s actually has a lot of options in your budget, this is just a small sampling*

Another idea is to buy a slightly bigger/higher quality diamond from Blue Nile, and find a setting at a pawn shop, on craig’s list, or maybe see if there is a setting from a family member you can use.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

Kohls also has rings that often go on big sales if you watch out for them.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not sure what type of style you wanted, but try out these Sarah Perlis rings.  I really loved the simplicity and organic designs, but my fiance wasn’t into them.  =(

http://shop.sarahperlis.com/collections/wedding/products/rose-cut-diamond-ring

http://shop.sarahperlis.com/collections/wedding/products/3mm-wide-band-with-diamond

http://shop.sarahperlis.com/collections/wedding/products/3mm-wide-band-with-diamond

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