Post # 17
Some of the best deals you can find are in pawn shops. Not hugely glamorous in terms of locations, but they do have some cracking rings. I saw a stunning 2.75ct TCW cluster ring with a 0.8ct Asscher centre for £2150 recently (insurance value £6k).
Post # 18
@SpecialSundae: Not glam but who cares! When we went looking at styles I fell in love with one, dream ring, second hand, platinum, 0.75 ct, just beautiful, was £1600, new that would be worth about £3000 probably. I even have a 10% voucher for that jewler which was promptly given to SO. I want a beautiful room but I don’t want to break the bank.
Post # 19
@somersetdarling: omg!! I love Timothy Roe!! I knew him when he was training with the guy who owns Ebony in Chichester. Timothy custom made me three pairs of earrings and a stunning diamond necklace for my birthday. He’s such a lovely man, a brilliant jeweller and his creations are timeless. I just got married in Chichester 😀
I’m a UK bee. My husband bought my ring from overseas. It’s 1.01ct, G, VVS1 princess cut solitaire. My wedding band is .75ct princess cut channel set half eternity bought from the same jeweller. i know if we had bought those rings in the UK we prob couldn’t have afforded them especially with those diamond stats. Going abroad definitely kept the price down.
Post # 21
@Audrey2: I think I tried that ring on in hatton garden!
Post # 22
@hislittlepenguin: That’s so weird, I live in Chi! Didn’t expect anyone to know where it was! Me and the Fiance are wondering if we know you now – cover blown haha.
Post # 23
@MsBeer: we got ours from Dubai but I’ve got friends that got theirs from canada and seems like they got great quality and a decent price. They got family in canada to purchase their rings for them and they saved quite a bit so I say defo look about while you are out there.
Post # 24
@somersetdarling: I know! I was so excited when I saw your post. I grew up there but moved away over a decade ago. wow that makes me feel old.
Post # 25
My ring was £1500 from HSamuel. I love my ring but had I known then what I know now about diamond quality etc I would have gone the custom route. Though I probably would have just ended up with the same ring just a little cheaper!! I am having my wedding band custom made in a little independent jeweller in Canterbury
Post # 26
@valintine: Oooh. So pretty. Such a great deal too.
Post # 27
I’m in the US but I am obsessed with all things British! I would love to see a UK rings thread! 🙂
Post # 28
@hislittlepenguin: Hmmm may be worth thinking about that then. Thank you.
Post # 29
@MsBeer: thank you 🙂 good luck with your search!
cool! Mine is from diamonds factory but I saw very similar ones in a couple of shops. I was actually surprised because it’s not a style you really see on the high street but it’s all over Hatton garden!
Post # 30
@MsBeer: Hi! I just got engaged on saturday and I’m from the uk too 🙂
My fiancée ( feels so weird to say that ) got my ring from moissaniteco , it’s a beautiful ring and you really do get more for your money ! At first he was really apprehensive about it because he didn’t know much but as I told him more he was really pleased with it.
i have a forever brilliant 1.25 carat stone and from what I saw when we applied for our insurance the total price for the ring for £1250 I think. That is including shipping also but not sure about that sorry! I know it’s less than your price range but it’s quite close lol.
I think think high street stores are a rip! Beaver brooks etc , there all mostly cluster rings claiming it’s this much carat trying to think your getting more but your not really.
Whatever stone you get I wouldn’t go to a high street store , independent stores are wonderful and the other ladies here are right !
Good of luck with looking anyway and any questions would love to help 🙂
Sorry for the huge pic not sure how to resize on an ipad!
Post # 31
@Audrey2: Hatton Garden did have some great alternatives. I was looking during the christmas hols last year (engaged christmas eve) I kinda want to go back this year. But I doubt it will happen. No excuse this year and I did get an enagement ring and a wedding ring last year so I’ve had my fair share of jewelry this year!