(Closed) shane&co or department store?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: would you buy you ring from a department store?
    yes : (5 votes)
    16 %
    no : (24 votes)
    75 %
    maybe (please explain) : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1841 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would be open to purchasing from any B&M store, but would have to have very specific information about the ring.  For instance, Wal-Mart (and Sam’s Club) actually have some very nice engagement rings, with very good specs.  Even with a jewelry store, sometimes if you buy a complete e-ring (not a semi-mount) you chance getting what is called a “promotional grade” stone, which could be very included or not a good cut.

    Post # 4
    Member
    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    No it is not an option at a department store. you have 30-90 days to return it that’s it.

    Actually, my ring is from a no-returns store. Which is fine by me. But if you are interested in an upgrade, I’d stick with good ol Mr. Shane.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4657 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’ve heard great things about ShaneCo after sales service. I would stick with them.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    Since you might want to upgrade, I wouldn’t go with the department store, unless your upgrade is to buy a new ring, but still wanting the old one for sentimental reasons

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @heyymegg I don’t know about department stores, but I had to put in a vote for Shane Co. – Fiance got my ring there and I love it, and the customer service and care plan (free!) is awesome!

    Post # 8
    Member
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My first and second ring are from Shane Co. I would highly reccomend doing buisness with them!

    Post # 9
    Member
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i have a setting from shane co.. i had a great experience with them.

     

    i wouldn’t suggest a dept store.. you want somewhere that will stand behind thier jewelry. if something happens to my setting i can always go and take it back to get work done, resized etc. you dont have that option with dept stores

    Post # 10
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    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Honestly, Macy’s and jcp do not have have high quality stones. If it were me, I would pick Shane. BUT wait. I see. You are in the bay area!? You should go to Steve Padis in SF look it up! 101 Utah st! Thats where my ring and center stone is from and they are a wholesale jeweler. You will get much more for your money and they have a Huge selection for ANY budget.  They will work down from the sticker price though for sure. 

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