Post # 1
I have found this enagagement ring online for £700, it has an insurance valuation with it from 2006 valuing it for insurance purposes for £2225 – do these valuations mean anything?
the listing doesnt tell you about the weight of the sapphire or the diamonds, so i am concerned as to what i am getting – the bid is at 700 now, so i am sure it wont go to much high – any thoughts here?
Post # 3
yes i would buy a ring online… but only from somewhere like bluenile or cooldiamonds, since these are online shops that have fantastic reputations. If I were you I would contact the seller and ask for more information before I did anything. And definitely find out about their returns policy
Post # 4
I am not sure how I feel about buying a ring online. I guess I would if I knew that it was a real place and that I wouldn’t get ripped off! I would also make sure that they had a good return ploicy heaven forbid anything happened to it or if you need repairs etc!
Post # 5
I’d buy a ring online at a reputable retailer (like whiteflash.com, bluenile.com, jamesallen.com…) I would be hesitant and buying off a bid, plus, bad mojo on it, no? Why would you want an used ering?
Post # 6
I would definitely ask about the quality of diamonds and see if they are certified!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
We got my estate engagement ring (“used” as some would say…) online. I read about my store in a magazine and they have a brick and mortar store in Beverly Hills, so I felt it was reputable enough.
I wouldn’t bid on one though. You want all of the info on the ring. I was sent multiple pictures, got the full rundown on the specs, etc, before buying.
Post # 8
My ring was from Blue Nile and it was a great experience. I would buy online, but probably not from ebay. i would only do it from an established reputable store with a return policy.
The insurance values are always higher than the purchase price. I don’t think they are usually very accurate.
I would have no problem with a used e ring- all antiques rings are “used.”
Post # 9
My fiance purchased my ring from Blue Nile, and we had a great experience with them. I would only purchase diamonds on-line from a reputable retailer. I’ve heard that Whiteflash is great, too.
Post # 10
My fiance bought my center stone from bluenile and had it set in a custom band at a “brick and mortar” store. He raves about bluenile and recommends it to everyone. Our friend purchased both wedding bands and the engagement ring from bluenile and loved the experience as well.
Post # 11
We bought my diamond online because there were no stores in our area that carried cultivated diamonds (lab made and internationally certified, just not mined). Then we used a local jeweler to create a custom setting for the diamond.
Post # 12
I bought my e-ring and wedding band set online, from a seller on ebay that also has another online store. They are in NY, and I am very happy with my purchase. I honestly would probably bought from a”brick and mortar” store if I had a choice, but I wanted black diamonds and most jewelers don’t carry or cannot get a large selection of them. So I went online and I’m ecstatic that I did! I got a gorgeous set with way more diamond than I thought I could ever afford. The jeweler’s website is http://www.belljewelers.com, I haven’t seen them mentioned so I thought I would pass it along. Good luck!
Post # 13
Only from a reputable company like whiteflash.com, briangavindiamonds.com, jamesallen.com, etc. We bought my ering from WF and got such an amazing deal. B&M jewelers are SO overpriced and the quality is nowhere hear what you can get online
I would be VERY leery to buy off of ebay.
Post # 14
Fiance got my, ahem, “used” engagement ring online as well. I checked out the reputation of the seller beforehand – who actually has a brick and mortar antique jewelry store in San Francisco, and found nothing but good reviews. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with buying online as long as you put in a little extra research beforehand so you don’t get into a purchase with no recourse if something goes wrong.
Post # 16
My husband bought my engagement ring online. Apparently, this was the second ring he bought because he didn’t like the first one. It wasn’t what they said so I would suggest making sure it can be returned if it wasn’t what you thought it was going to be.