(Closed) Three stone ring….need help please

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think if you love the ring, it doesn’t matter where you get it! Also, you don’t have to tell people where you got it if you are worried about the cliche of “Jared”. I would say go for it! Good luck girl!

Post # 4
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I adore my three-stone diamond engagement ring. The price was better than a solitaire, which was helpful for my husband, and it meant I got a little extra sparkle. 🙂 Almost no one asks me where we got it, if that helps…

Post # 5
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3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know what you mean by large chains. My Fiance supported his family by getting my ring from his Uncle who owns his own jewelry store, so that was a relief to me. I felt like the process was more personalized.

However, some of the most amazing rings I have ever seen have come from stores like Jared’s, and there is nothing wrong with that. I love the fact that with larger stores such as Jared’s, you can go in and try on hundreds of rings and spend time looking at them on your hand, unlike going the online route.

A good thing about getting it from Jared’s is that thousands of people before you have bought from them and I don’t remember ever hearing anything horribly negative. At least you know it is easy to access where you got your ring from for cleaning, or if it ever needs repaired.

Go for it! If this is the ring you both agree on and are comfortable with, then don’t worry about where it is from.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think you will get better quality from moissaniteco than from jared. 

a pleasant surprise I got from my moissaniteco ring is that when the rhodium plating was polished off, it is still very white looking. I think the gold they used was better quality.

low price diamond rings are tempting, but you might end up paying for it later with weak prongs or gold that needs to be redipped too often. 

Post # 7
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

What kinds of warranties/care plans are associated with online retailers? I only ask because I have no idea.

One huge “plus” of my ring coming from a chain retailer is the warranty and the care plan, from chips to loose stones to redipping for the white gold.

But, to be fair, I have no experience with online jewelers, so they might offer the same thing. Just something to think about!

Post # 8
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know chain stores get bad reps but my ring is from Zales and I have a lot of diamond jewelry from Jared and I have had great experiences with both of them.  We bought my stone loose from a show at Zales and it was a good price and equal to that which I see elsewhere.  The warranty at both locations is great.

So while I see the appeal of going to an idenpendent retailer, don’t throw out a chain store just because it’s a chain

Post # 9
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198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I dont think there is anything wrong with buying from a chain store as long as you’ve researched the alternatives. In my case a private jeweler could give us a .85 diamond with the same stats as the chain stores half carats. Maybe it was because we were only interested in Canadian diamonds, maybe because we wanted a higher quality diamond, I dont know…but I will never buy from a chain again without talking to my jeweler first about what he thinks a particular piece is worth. If it’s crazy on sale he will tell us “I cant match that!”

Post # 10
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780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My fiance got my 3 three-stone from a chain store and we have been pleased with the service. – If the customer service is good and the diamonds are quality, I say go for it!

Post # 11
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4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Do NOT pay full price at Jared if you do go that route.  The sales people there can come down on the price 20%. I used to work for Kay which is owned by the same comapny as Jared. Ask the sales person if that’s the best price they can do, and I can almost guarantee they’ll come down on the price. If they don’t ask to talk to the manager… 

As for buying from a chain store, I think they get a worse rep than they deserve. Often they have really good service plans, and a chain store is less likely to go out of business in this economy than a local jeweler is. I hate to say that, because I highly support buying from local businesses, but if your local jeweler goes out of business, what happens to your warranty? 

My rings were bought at two different chain stores, and I absolutely LOVE them. When you find what you love, I say go for it! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BRT: It doesn’t sound like there is a real solid reason for you not to buy a ring from Jared (their annoying jingle aside). Is it that the ring might be massed produced? using blood diamonds? If you don’t really have a reason and feel that the customer service and quality is there I don’t think that it will matter.

Post # 14
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3296 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

We got my ring from a chain store. Never again.

Post # 15
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308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My engagement ring is from Jared’s and prior to purchasing it my fi shopped around for a better loose diamon price.  He was trying to find a bigger size in the same price as the one he found at Jareds.  Nowhere around was able to beat it.  I love my Jared, its a nice new store everyone there is so nice if we come in.  We have a lady who we usually see for anything we need and everything we’ve purchased from there since (wedding bands, pandora charms, etc) she gets credit for.  I trust them and know the quality of what I received is good.  I have 32 pave diamonds, 2 bezel set and my center stone on my ring and I’ve had it over 2 years and not one of them has been lost or even loose ever and I have seen many posts on wb regarding loose or lost pave diamonds.

I would definitely recommend Jared!

 

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