Engagement Rings

Wed, Jan 16, 2019 4:10 PM

Where is the best place to get one? I have checked out several places around columbus so far the diamond cellar and Alexander’s in the short north. Others have recommended places like diamonds direct, James Allen, Costco or blue nile. Anyone have experience or recommendations? I have about 4500-6000 price range cash as a budget 

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  • Wed, Jan 16, 2019 4:14 PM

    Got my wife's ring from the Diamond Cellar, great experience. Of course, that was pushing 30 years ago so who knows.

     

    Wed, Jan 16, 2019 4:28 PM

    I got my ring from the guy that owns CDI Diamonds and Jewelry in Dublin. I'm not sure how it would have been if I had gone into the store, but the price seemed good for the grade compared to some of the other places I shopped around at. (Friend of my Dads, he brought up a few diamonds to NEO for me to look at). They can also make a custom band if wanted. Quick Google search shows that they have good reviews. 

    Wed, Jan 16, 2019 5:04 PM

    Diamonds are a scam. I try to talk my wife into selling hers every once in a while but she won't do it. Btw, I went to Jared. 

    Wed, Jan 16, 2019 5:09 PM

    Find a mom and pop shop. They normally don't try to fuck you over, and they aren't dealing with high pressure sales.  It normally reduces the cost of a diamond by 2K. 

    Wed, Jan 16, 2019 5:19 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Diamonds are a scam. I try to talk my wife into selling hers every once in a while but she won't do it. Btw, I went to Jared. 

    You're not wrong, it's a crazy business. Once I learned that Diamonds aren't a scarce resource, I was amazed. Can't think of another business like it.

    Wed, Jan 16, 2019 10:08 PM

    My husband went to a small, local jeweler. 

    Wed, Jan 16, 2019 10:11 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Diamonds are a scam. 

    Don’t disagree. But women get what they want. Would have been way better used for a down payment of something 

    Wed, Jan 16, 2019 10:23 PM

    http://www.griffon-jewelers.com

     

    Give thus guy a call. About an hour north hope Columbus.  He'll take good care of you.  

    Wed, Jan 16, 2019 11:02 PM

    Diamonds are what the markets make them. There are tons of lots of things in the world, but the price is still high. I wouldn’t call it a scam.

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 6:54 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Diamonds are what the markets make them. There are tons of lots of things in the world, but the price is still high. I wouldn’t call it a scam.

    Me neither. As COA always says, blame disney.

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 7:39 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Diamonds are what the markets make them. There are tons of lots of things in the world, but the price is still high. I wouldn’t call it a scam.

    this...far from a scam

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 8:39 AM

    Gave my wife my mom's first set. They upgraded after 10 years. I told my wife that was her option -- upgraded ring or hot tub. She'll get a hot tub.

    Diamonds are a scam. Ain't no reason to put that much money into something that truly doesn't mean/do anything. I'll never allow my kids to do the same with a ring (2 girls and 1 boy). Young marriages could do so much more than spending thousands on a circular band.

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 8:42 AM
    posted by OSH

    Gave my wife my mom's first set. They upgraded after 10 years. I told my wife that was her option -- upgraded ring or hot tub. She'll get a hot tub.

    Diamonds are a scam. Ain't no reason to put that much money into something that truly doesn't mean/do anything. I'll never allow my kids to do the same with a ring (2 girls and 1 boy). Young marriages could do so much more than spending thousands on a circular band.

    You only have to worry about one spending on a ring, and do you think you will actually have a say in what your son does when he is at the age of proposing?

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 9:05 AM

    My Gf isnt the type to be worried about the price of the ring or what people think.  She would probably be happy with a ring 1/2 the price of what i'm going to spend, but I am the one who doesnt want to look cheap or whatever when she shows her friends and posts it on FB or what not.  Plus she deserves it for putting up with me for 6 years and keeping me together.  I probably shouldn't care what people think either but I do.

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 9:15 AM

    got mine at kohls, 70% off sale. paid $749 for the engagement ring and the wedding band combo. absolutely best decision ive ever made.

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 9:30 AM

    Scam might be the wrong word, but their value is almost entirely propped up by an effective marketing campaign and roughly a century of a monopoly over the diamond industry. People buy diamond rings because it's just what you do, no critical thinking is involved.

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 9:53 AM
    posted by like_that

    You only have to worry about one spending on a ring, and do you think you will actually have a say in what your son does when he is at the age of proposing?

    I'll have a say, but in the end it is his decision. We'll communicate to our kids about "value." It's important to us that our kids make good decisions. Of course, depending on their situation, spending thousands is not a good decision.

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 10:15 AM
    posted by justincredible

    Scam might be the wrong word, but their value is almost entirely propped up by an effective marketing campaign and roughly a century of a monopoly over the diamond industry. People buy diamond rings because it's just what you do, no critical thinking is involved.

    which is why i am happy with my choice to get the cheapest version of these pieces of shit that i could.

     

     

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 10:38 AM

    First, pick the stone you want from a local, long-standing gemologist.  Then decide on the setting/ring, and what would look best for the stone you chose.

     

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 10:43 AM

    I have nothing to add to the OP

    But this is funny to share...

    My friend called off his marriage a week AFTER the engagement photos were taken and blasted all over the internet. He paid 30k for the ring, still hasn't gotten it back (and I don't think he will).

     

    LOL

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