(Closed) Walmart engagement ring, HALF the price of what I paid, with a bigger stone?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

couldn’t find info. on the diamond.. likely very low quality. Sounds low, but I would NEVER trust a ring from walmart.

Post # 3
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Worker bee

I think it’s safe to say that your ring, no matter where you got it, is probably better quality than one you could get at Walmart.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Why did you pay for the engagement ring? Why are you still looking at rings after you have one?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Pompeiis rings are not quality.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Judging by the heavy inclusions in the picture, it is probably not the best quality diamond.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would agree with others.  I would be cautious about a Walmart ring.  I’m sure the one you already bought is a much better quality.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

 

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missmewhenimhere:  Pompeii3 is a “legit” company, they sell very, very low quality diamonds. I got a ring from them years ago and the center stone was literally peppered with inclusions, it had pretty much no sparkle.

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Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I bought a band from pompeii and even paid for upgraded stones and it was still awful. They wouldnt respond to any of my emails.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

If the stock photo shows inclusions and ugly spots like that, i’d fully expect the ring to come looking he same or even worse. Notice that it is sold by a 3rd party and not from walmart directly.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

That said, I still think you may have over-paid.  Is your ring a similar style?

A similar diamond from Blue Nile is about $900. A similar cushion halo setting is $1480. So before taxes… $2,300 would get you a similar ring from blue nile. http://www.bluenile.com/build-your-own-ring/cushion-halo-14k-white-gold-engagement-ring_49863?action=14kWhiteGoldSelect&track=alternate-metalsCustomizer 

If you’re not set on the same style… you could get a solitare setting ($200) and a decent 0.8ct stone for $2,500. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It depends on what is your priority… size or quality. I have a smaller solitaire that also cost around $4000 to 5000, it was the best quality diamond my husband could find and I get a really good service when I need any kind of maintenance. I don’t really like huge rings because they get on my way a lot, this small one already does that a little bit and i hurt my husband a few times by accident with it lol!! But we don’t really plan on upgrading my ring every 5 or 10 years for example, so it was worth it for us. If you are going to upgrade it often it doesn’t really matter imo. 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would also make sure it is solid gold and not just gold plated. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well you definitely overpaid for what you got but if you love it who cares? At some point you have to stop comparing and just be happy. And I wouldn’t touch a Pompeii ring with a ten foot pole. 

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