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Wholesale jewelers (engagement ring)

styleme_now

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Any recommendations on wholesale jewelers? I am in the market for an engagement ring and would like to avoid getting killed on the markup. thanks.
 

BrianVarick

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Well sites like Bluenile sell diamonds pretty reasonably. You can always look through overstock.com, but I would be worried about their quality.
 

BrianVarick

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Another thing to think about, when I bought my engagement ring, I got a lifetime warranty for only $99. It included free cleaning and rhodium plating whenever we want, and that would add up pretty quickly if you were having to pay for it every time.
 

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I found Knox Jewelers out of Minnesota browsing a gemstone message board when I was searching for the wife's ring. They have a b&m store there, but do lots of online sales, as well. The staff was very prompt and courteous. Prices were comparable to the other stuff I found from the bigger online sites, but I liked it being an actual, small shop. http://www.knoxjewelers.biz
 

Sazerac

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When I bought an engagement ring nine years ago, I used ashford.com for the stone, then had the baguettes and ring itself done in the diamond district on 47th St. Worked brilliantly. You'll save a significant amount of money that way vs. going retail for the same stone and setting.

Also, FWIW, I grew up in MN and can vouch that Knox Jewelers is a legit enterprise long-established in the area. Never shopped there, but I know they've been around.

Good luck!
 

Gibonius

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www.pricescope.com is a very good resource for finding and comparing stones. Also has a lot of educational material.

I ended up buying my wife's engagement ring from Whiteflash, got a very nice stone for less money than a B&M would have charged. They were quite helpful, I'd recommend them.
 

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