(Closed) Where did your rock come from?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you know where your FI/DH bought your ring?
    Jewelery Store (Kays, Hurst, Blue Nile, etc) : (120 votes)
    62 %
    Second-Hand (Pawn Shop, eBay, Craigslist, etc) : (4 votes)
    2 %
    My ring is a family heirloom : (27 votes)
    14 %
    Other (explain) : (42 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine came from the Diamond District in NYC. 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My ring came from a custom jeweler, but my FH was given the diamond out of his great-grandmother’s ring to put as the main stone in my ring :]

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My ring came from an artist in San Francisco, via a jeweler in Brooklyn, but my center stone was from my great-grandmother’s ring.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My setting came from Jared and my center stone came from a local jeweler. The stone would have been 2k more at jared!

    Most diamonds are not “new” most of them have been in other rings & jewelery before anyway I wouldnt care where my stone came from I even suggested to look at a pawn shop to save $!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Mine came from bluenile. I’ve only had one negative reaction to that. At Christmas (first time I’d seen most of my family since I got engaged) my cousin was looking at my ring and my mom, who was trying to be complimentary, said something about how Fiance had to go online to find a cushion cut diamond for me because none of the jewelry stores had them. The look on my cousins’ faces was like… WHAT?! ONLINE?! lol. I explained that he got it from bluenile which is a very reputable online store that has more a lot more variety of stones than your typical store. I don’t think they were convinced, but whatever!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    My band came from Tacori and my diamond came from New York

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Mine was bought at JamesAllen.com but I see no problem with yours at ALL.  You get to get your dream ring for much cheaper?  SCORE!  You both can use that money towards more important things 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee

    Mine came from a mine in Canada–via Brilliant Earth.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My Fiance bought my setting at a jeweler up in Denver and they were amazing 🙂  The setting is from a vendor they work with (since my Fiance had custom stuff done to the setting) and it was cheaper to do it that way than make a setting from scratch.  The sapphires and aquamarines and center diamond stone were from the vendors the jeweler uses also.  The peek-a-boo diamonds on either side of the band came from his grandmother’s engagement ring and they were added to the setting and were the perfect size! 

    I think it all depends about the previously owned jewelry for me.  If it was purchased somewhere and we just knew it was previously owned, fine, but if my Fiance tried to give me a ring he had bought for another girl and they broke up or he never ended up giving it to her that’s an entirely different matter.  I know a gal who go the ring that was the guy’s previous wife’s ring!  UM, NO.  I think the only thing I would be nervous about with pawn shops is if the jewelry was pawned and it is stolen.  People do that a lot–I should know, I work for the PD–and we see it all the time that the jewelry was already purchased by someone from the store and the vicitm is left without their meaningful piece of jewelry.  It’s just a risk you take I guess.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Ha Miss Snowflake that is awesome! My cousin works at a pawn shop so I can relate to that! He is always telling me that they have such beautiful peices which come in and just sit forever – they are discouraged at their shop to purchase the jewelry though.

    The diamond is from a wholesalers on Jewelers Row’s in Philadelphia and the band is just a plain yellow gold band that they made for the stone.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    mine came from my mil’s finger, but originally it was his great grandma’s.

    i wouldn’t care if it’s second hand, a ring’s a ring!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

    He hasn’t bought one yet… however I have no problems with it coming from a pawnbroker… esp if he could get a really good deal

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My setting is “True Romance”, but you can get it at different jewlery stores. My Fiance picked it out himself and picked a dimond to go with it @ Moody’s Tulsa, OK!

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