Best place to buy a diamond ring?

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Found 28th Nov 2012
Looking to buy a ring for around £200-£300, and was wondering where the best places are to buy them for good value for money. Is it online or in actual Jewellery shops? Are places like Amazon good value? What about something like Argos?
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If you live in or are visiting London, then Hatton Garden has the best prices and choice
For £200-300 you are not likely to get a good Diamond or a high carat of gold - even from low end shops like Argos. It is not worth getting anything less than half a carat of diamond as they are too small and just look pathetic. They also have little resale value - in fact diamonds are really not worth much if you try to sell them! What you will be paying for is gold/platinum - these do have a resale price. I would save your money, but a half carot diamond in platinum - cost £500-1500.
Would you consider second hand? A vintage ring?
Mark2111

Would you consider second hand? A vintage ring?



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Cheapskate
You could just tell her its a diamond. But leave out the man made bit miadonna.com/t-e…spx


http://www.carat.co/web/en/home
Birmingham Jewelery Quarter if anywhere remotely close to Brum
I would use The Jewellery Channel:

link is to diamond rings

Don't forget to go through Quidco, and there is a 10% off code too!!

I have a few items bought from here and believe me they are very good quality diamonds, all have been valued by an independent jeweler at a much higher price than paid!
Edited by: "silkymolo" 28th Nov 2012
slamdunkin

That's a good point....Porn brokers sell at very good prices



In this spelling error the grammar police should get involved X)
Gumtree???
Bluenile.co.UK job done
Thanks for the answers, will tru the sites recommended. I also assumed TV shopping channels like The Jewellery Channel were rip-offs. Not really sure about second hand, to be honest. Might check out the local pawn shops just in case.

I basically need something like an eternity ring for a birthday present, and wasnt sure whether the high street/amazon/argos/etc are much worse than what you could get at a specialised jewellery shop. For example, is something like this OK value:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2040161.htm

or

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2040185.htm

Cheers.
Have a proper look at the Jewellery channel, i found a ring with higher carat value of certified diamonds for less money!

Argos is overpriced for poor quality diamonds, the only issue with TJC is that not every ring is in a range of sizes!

Edited by: "silkymolo" 28th Nov 2012
I hear Blackpool have plenty of vending machines for your budget....
Ratners.
Sorry mate, but I happen to think that £200-£300 is a lot of money to have sitting on a finger so the comments about it being cheap are strange to me!

I would definately look at the second hand market as many people re selling their jewellery to raise funds.
Do something like a 0% payment scheme at Diamond Ocean. I got a ring valued at £5300 (by UK jeweller for insurance) for £1500 & paid it off monthly.

Sent from India to thier UK office, then shipped to you, so no customs fee's.

I also sent it back to upgrade the diamond clarity as I wasn't happy with it first time around & the customer service was great.
Mark2111

Sorry mate, but I happen to think that £200-£300 is a lot of money to h … Sorry mate, but I happen to think that £200-£300 is a lot of money to have sitting on a finger so the comments about it being cheap are strange to me!I would definately look at the second hand market as many people re selling their jewellery to raise funds.



I was joking (_;)
whatsThePoint

its the gold/platinum that isn't worth much, your only getting 2-3 grams … its the gold/platinum that isn't worth much, your only getting 2-3 grams no matter what value the diamond is



True about the gold/Pt but anything smaller than 1/2 carat diamond is too small to look at and not worth anything. The OP would be best to buy a diamond and have it set as it will cost a lot less £££

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