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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
hi all

looking for an engagement ring for my girllfriend in the next few weeks, saving hard for a new house so i have a max budget of £200 i would like to spend more tbh but my girlfriend will kill me if she nows i have spent more than that

heres a few she has picked out to me recently

http://www.hsamuel.co.uk/webstore/d/6851789/9ct+white+gold+diamond+solitaire+ring/

http://www.hsamuel.co.uk/webstore/d/5983835/9ct+white+gold+diamond+solitaire+ring/

http://www.hsamuel.co.uk/webstore/d/5982200/9ct+white+gold+1%2f5ct+diamond+ring/

any ideas of were else to look any other tips would be appreciated

thanks
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
try to find a local wholesale jeweller-you will get a far better deal-h samuel are thieves-their markups are ludicrous and the quality of their jewellery is poor. Anything you buy from them will be worth less than half what you pay the second you walk out their door.
#2
My now husband got my beautiful solitaire diamond from Amazon. He got a brilliant deal and I said yes. Good Luck:-)
#3
Ernest & Jones have much better engagement rings, I was always under the impression that a engagement ring costs the man one months wages (as mine did), but if you were on a very tight budget, this is what I would consider:

LINK 1 FOR BARNSIE

LINK 2

LINK 3

LINK 4

;)

RICH



Edited By: richx45 on Sep 14, 2010 18:56: Links ADDED
#4
thanks a lot guys

didnt realise mark up was so big on these so thanks for that as well

will report back with findings cheers
#5
there was a deal floating around on here for a white gold one its lovely 90 quid from amazon i think ur girlfriend will appriciate the saving lol
#8
that amazon one looks pretty good thanks for that link

the clear favourite so far
#9
#10
just a gentle bump
#11
im not keen on it but if its more her thing then go for it! You know her better than us.. go with your instinct and heart!
#12
I still think This One if you want the wow factor, plus it's from ernest & jones, makes it look like you spent more!

;)
#13
rich your one is a contender as well

going to decide tommorow night anymore suggestions appreicated
#14
http://****.co.uk/14K-WG-EXQUISITE-ZEI-1-0CT-DIAMOND-ENGAGEMENT-RING-/230524361937?pt=Diamond_Solitaire_with_Accents&hash=item35ac529cd1

any views on this? a little wary of buying from ebay but more ring for my buck so to speak

cheers
#15
http://****.co.uk/14K-WG-EXQUISITE-ZEI-1-0CT-DIAMOND-ENGAGEMENT-RING-/230524361937?pt=Diamond_Solitaire_with_Accents&hash=item35ac529cd1

any views on this? a little wary of buying from ebay but more ring for my buck so to speak

cheers
#16
lol, get the one i said. you can't get your girlfriend a ring off ebay, talk about insult! thats worse then getting a elizibeth duke one from argos!

If you wanna show her how special she is, you gotta make an effort, she'll be wearing it for the rest of her life!!!

What you going to do, if/when you have to take it back & she asks you where you got it from say when it makes her finger green, or the gold plating comes off....

You need to get a half decent one!


Edited By: richx45 on Sep 15, 2010 23:18: Update
#17
If you are within range of Birmingham you will not get a better deal than the Jewellery Quarter imo. Massive range of shops al willing to do deals.

Edited By: greg_68 on Sep 16, 2010 09:39: .
banned#18
Don´t do it.......
#19
http://www.gems4friends.com/birthstones.htm
Congrats
the ring is not important its a token of yr impending vows howevwer try this link and maybe be different go for a birthstone and maybe replace it at yr ist anniversary

Good luck to u both
#20
Birthstone Chart -- StarStones -- Birthstone Jewelry

Birthstone Background:


Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with each month. They may be precious stones, such as diamonds, or semi-precious, such as Lapiz Lazuli. In each case they are considered lucky for their particular months and for those who believe in such things their healing powers are heightened during their months.
So if you're born in April then your Birthstone is the Diamond and you will get the most benefit from diamonds by wearing them in April.

Of course, people might argue that wearing diamonds at anytime is a good thing!

Since each birthstone has heightened powers during its month then some people buy a set of all twelve and rotate them for each month. So where do you get a nice set of birthstones? Or even individual stones? (The Crystal Ball online store is run by some very nice people who know a great deal about stones and their mystical properties. They do some beautiful work with their birthstones. )

The Modern Birthstone List contains the official birthstone list from the American National Association of Jewelers, Jewelers of America. These gemstones were officially adopted in 1912. In the US, this is the accepted list.

The Traditional Birthstone list contains older birthstones and is sometimes combined with the modern birthstone list. These stones reflect societal birthstone traditions, heralding back to the 15th century. (Many jewelers have differing lists of traditional birthstones, but the birthstone colors will be very close from list to list.)

The Mystical Birthstone list is of Tibetan origin from over a thousand years ago.

The Ayurvedic Birthstone list is from Ayurvedic Indian Medicine - a type of medicine used for over a thousand years.

Stones listed in the "other" column were correlated by Dave Thompson and others participating on the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.jewelry as alternative birthstones for each month. The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz has a wonderful list of birthstones from different cultures.

Many people decide to go with jewelry that combines several birth stones into one item, a birthstone bracelet, for example. Others prefer single stones. The birthstone chart, below, will take you to either an article or a merchant site where you can get more information on that particular birth stone.

Birth Month Modern Birthstones Traditional Birthstones Mystical Birthstones Ayurvedic Birthstones Other Birthstones

january birthstone
Garnet

Garnet
Emerald
Garnet
Rose Quartz

february birthstone
Amethyst

Amethyst
Bloodstone
Amethyst
Onyx, Moonstone

march birthstone
Aquamarine

Bloodstone
Jade
Bloodstone
Rock Crystal

april birthstone
Diamond

Diamonds
Opal
Diamond
Quartz, White Sapphire

may birthstone
Emerald

Emerald
Sapphire
Agate
Chrysoprase, Beryl

june birthstone
Pearl Moonstone
Alexandrite
Moonstone
Pearl
Opal


july birthstone
Ruby

Ruby
Ruby
Ruby
Carnelian

august birthstone
Peridot

Sardonyx
Diamond
Sapphire
Jade

september birthstone
Sapphire

Sapphire
Agate
Moonstone
Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, Chrsolite

october birthstone
Opal , Tourmaline

Tourmaline
Jasper
Opal
Pink Tourmaline, Zircon, Aquamarine

november birthstone
Yellow Topaz ,
Citrine

Citrine
Pearl
Topaz
Diamond

december birthstone
Blue Topaz, Turquoise

Zircon, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli
Black Onyx
Ruby





Check out Ebay.com's birthstones in our birthstone store.

Also see Gemstone Therapy for more detailed information
on the mystical properties of certain stones.

Star Sign Stones
The Star Sign stone chart below offers another slant on birthstones/planetary relationships. Instead of being linked to the various months, these stones are linked to the stars. These are not stones with stars in them, such as the star sapphire, but stones that are linked to the stars.

Clicking on each star stone link provides specific gemstone pictures/products, care instructions, mystical properties, and lots more.



Sun Sign
Birthstone
Planetary Stone
Lucky Charms

Capricorn
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Ruby , Agate, Garnet
Lapis Lazuli
Ruby

Aquarius
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Garnet, Moss Agate, Opal , Amethyst
Turquoise
Garnet, Hyacinth

Pisces
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
Rock Crystal, Sapphire, Amethyst, Bloodstone
Aquamarine
Amethyst

Aries
(Mar. 21-Apr. 19)
Bloodstone, Diamond
Jasper
Diamond, Jasper, Bloodstone

Taurus
(Apr. 20-May 20)
Sapphire, Turquoise, Amber, Coral , Emerald
Emerald, Aventurine
Sapphire, Diamond

Gemini
(May 21-Jun. 20)
Agate, Chrysoprase, Pearl
Tiger Eye
Agate, Emerald

Cancer
(Jun. 21-Jul. 22)
Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby
Moonstone
Emerald, Agate, Chalcedony

Leo
(Jul. 23-Aug. 22)
Tourmaline, Sardonyx, Onyx
Rock Crystal
Peridot, Onyx, Amber

Virgo
(Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Jasper, Carnelian, Jade, Sapphire
Citrine
Carnelian, Sardonyx

Libra
(Sep. 23-Oct. 22)
Opal , Lapis Lazuli, Peridot
Sapphire
Opal , Chrsolite, Sardonyx

Scorpio
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Aquamarine, Topaz
Garnet, Ruby
Aquamarine, Beryl

Sagittarius
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Sapphire, Amethyst, Turquoise, Topaz
Topaz
Topaz, Pearl




Birthstones Star Stones Birthstone Books


Birthstone Jewelry at Amazon:
As with everything else Amazon.com has a huge assortment of birthstone jewelry. All types of gems, all styles of jewelry and settings (earring, watches, rings, bands, dangles, necklaces, etc.)



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#21
This one looks like an engagement ring

http://www.jewelleryworld.com/online_store/diamond_9ct_white_gold_engagement_ring_with_curved_lozenge_shoulders_1.cfm?sCurrencyCode=GBP

Good luck, don't forget its with you for the rest of her life so its got to be a special one. Couldn't you wait a little longer. It took my hubby 5 years to ask me. I was a very lucky lady plus we had already brought our house when we were 19 so he was able to spend a little more. x
#22
thanks greg unfourtantley not
#24
Sorry Crustine, could you repeat that???!!! ZZzzzzz.............
#25
mellisa thats a nice one thanks a lot

going to trade and visit a few independants at the weekend and see if can find anything of interest
#26
This is quite a nice shop, have been to one of the branches. They also have a good sale at the moment

http://www.asquithsjewellers.co.uk/acatalog/Half_Price_Eternity_Rings.html

Failing these suggestions, an independent shop is definitely a good place to look so happy hunting at the weekend!

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