(Closed) Where did you buy your bling?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 77
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@rachelmichelle:  I agree with the open hearts thing. I know a lot of people that love it- but for some reason I hate “heart” jewelry in general. (For Myself Speaking) 

Post # 78
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We got my ring from Steve Padis at the SF Jewelry Mart.  We were recommended there by a friend and we had a wonderful experience.  Our gal has been nothng but helpful and we got my ring at a heck of a price!  We did look at local independants and at Shane Co. but they didn’t really have what I was looking for and they were asking double what we actually paid.

Post # 79
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@lizardloo:  Did you go to the one in Ross Park? I haven’t been in that one yet, despite spending too much of my paycheck at Nordstrom on a regular basis. 

I got my ring at a local jeweler, Orrs. My Fiance buys his watches there, and we worked with the most incredible woman there. If anyone in Pittsburgh is looking for the perfect place to go, PM me 🙂

I went in knowing I wanted an oval, having tried one on at another local jeweler, Henne. Our friend/sales rep literally searched high and low for an oval halo ring with a split or twist shank. And I mean she looked EVERYWHERE. Finally, she found THE setting at a show, and bought it on the spot. Called us, and we were in the next day. From the second I saw it, I knew it was perfect. However, it was by JB Star, a designer that only works in platinum, and I was set on white gold. So their master jeweler in NYC hadcrafted an exact replica. It’s so beautiful, it took my breath away when Fiance proposed.

She also went way above and beyond to find the diamond. I think my Fiance said he looked at over a dozen ovals over the span of 3 months. She finally brough in one that was perfect. I dont think we would have gotten this kind of service anywhere else. 

Post # 80
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mr. Kinney Actually Designed my ring and they drew a sketch out at the jewelers. I love it because it really looks like my personality (if that makes any sense). However I was set that I wanted pink diamonds on part of my band. So My darling Hubby had it made- proposal was planned and everything was ready to go. One week before, (I had no idea that he bought the ring and engagement was close) I saw someone with pink diamonds and said that I don’t want any pink stones on my ring. He sent the ring back, had it changed, and had to change his proposal plan because he didnt get the ring back in time. It was still just as perfect and usually our friends get a kick out of it when he tells the story 😉 

We went to a local Jeweler in Los Angeles, Michael John Jewelry (Image). He is amazing! 

Post # 81
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My setting came from Kay and the diamond came from Jared.  I fell in love with the setting at Kay but when my Fiance went and bought it he fell in love with a diamond at Jared and since they are sister stores they allowed us to buy them seperate. 

Post # 82
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@BlondeBee:  Yes that’s exactly where he went.  They’ve been awesome (even when I come in wearing a hoodie and rain boots)!

Post # 83
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We got my ering at Tiffany’s, in London. The service was amazing! We had champagne and spent an hour with a very experienced lady who was very informative.

She wasn’t pushy at all and even told us to go and shop around before we decide, because it is such an important purchase. We then went to De Beers and Cartier but eventually came back to Tiffany because to me nothing compared to the ring I fell in love with 🙂 

Post # 84
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Both of mine are from Zales. I don’t know what swayed DH to get my e ring from there, perhaps that it was the best ring he could find and at the right price point. He also got the protection plan from them which allows me to get my ring cleaned and redipped whenever I want without extra charge. I got my band from there so I could get the same plan.

I’ve been turned off of Helzberg ever since I read a horror story about them from one of the Blogger Bees (can’t remember which at the moment).

If I had chosen my ring, I probably would have gotten something off Beautiful Earth, which has all Canadian-sourced stones and a wide selection of vintage rings as well. Or Blue Nile, since you get the option to pick both a specific stone and the setting you want.

Post # 85
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Helzberg! Fi did everything w/o me, but he was BIG on quality and said they had the best loose diamonds he could find. He went to many places including local.

Post # 86
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Fiance bought my ring online from http://www.b2cjewels.com/.

He was able to get a good deal on the diamond that way. Now we are looking at replacing the setting and i’ve went everywhere and the only one i like is too expensive. figures.

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

He got my simulated diamond from Mia Donna and the setting from local jewelr Shane Co, love love love it and it was conflict free. It’s exactly what I wanted.

Post # 89
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

We never went to any of the mall stores since I wanted a color diamond and the ones they sell are color enhanced, not natural.  My ring ended up coming from a small overhead merchant in the diamond district in NYC. 

Post # 90
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Bumble bee

Originally I thought I wanted a Neil Lane ring from Kays. It was early on in our relationship and I was probably pressuring my now DH. One of the things that we worried about with that decision was how we would negotiate crossing the border (we are from Canada). Then I thought I wanted more of a cocktail style engagement ring from a chain retailer in Canada. When the time was finally right, DH and I ended up going to an independant local store in Ontario where my Mom had purchased one of her rings. I decided to not bring in any designs or ideas, and decided on a round brilliant solitaire which we got to choose and compare (under a loop as well) before having set. They wanted cheque only so we could get a better price and gave us 25% off my ring and well as our future wedding bands. It was the best decision we made.

Post # 91
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Fiance got a Jeweler recommendation from his former boss, who he is friendly with… and that Jeweler turned around and screwed Fiance out of thousands after taking months to design a ring (it was supposed to be a heart cut tanzanite set on an eternity band) turns out the stones were just glass.

So after that disappointment we started looking at other rings online and then on a trip to Atlantic City we wandered into a Chain store, Ultra Diamonds, and found my beauty. While I agree that sometimes Chain stores are inferior, Ultra Diamonds has been nothing but helpful in correcting anything that has gone wrong (after purchasing the ring, but before he proposed, I took the ring to be resized and before I got there I noticed the stone was wobbly, they tightened it up no problem) And my ring is there currently because it got snagged on a shopping cart and the stone came out (worst 5 hours of my life!) and they are changing the posts to help prevent this from happening again. So I cannot say enough about Ultra Diamonds!

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