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    Where is the best place to get engagement rings from? i'm not really to ofay with reputable jewellers etc. all i know is i'm avoiding H.Samuel like the plague.

    I think im looking for something simple, white gold with a small round cut diamond (she is not one for exuberance :P)

    Also how the hell do i work out the sizing? the OH is not one for wearing rings, nor does she have any! and i would quite like to get it right first time!

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    I dont know anything about rings but congratulations on the engagement :thumbsup::)

    Herbert Brown's is a place where they are really helpful and have a good history been around nearly 150 years too, they are professionals not kids who can't be arsed and have 2nd hand pieces too

    [COLOR="Red"]If you've got the billz go to Jacobs NYC.[/COLOR]

    Also you should look out for the 4 C's when picking a diamond and ask the seller to review Colour, Clarity, Cut, Carat! on their chart!

    GOOD GOD MAN...DONT DO IT!!!

    Engagement rings are like insurance......you think you need it, but you dont.....and at the end of the days its a waste of time, money and effort......and grief coz you dont get any added value, the chick gets it...regardless.....LOL

    :-D

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    treble99;6477312

    I dont know anything about rings but congratulations on the engagement … I dont know anything about rings but congratulations on the engagement :thumbsup::)



    hasn't happened yet :P
    But thanks in advance

    and thanks everyone for the advice so far! The problem with the sizing is i want to surprise her!

    ernest jones and 14% quidco

    Jetpac;6477337

    hasn't happened yet :PBut thanks in advance :Dand thanks everyone for the … hasn't happened yet :PBut thanks in advance :Dand thanks everyone for the advice so far! The problem with the sizing is i want to surprise her!



    maybe take one of her other riings that she wears on second finger on the right hand for sizing.......good luck and let us know when u do pop that question!

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    bossyboots;6477376

    maybe take one of her other riings that she wears on second finger on the … maybe take one of her other riings that she wears on second finger on the right hand for sizing.......good luck and let us know when u do pop that question!



    She doesn't have any rings at all :P she only wears a necklace which is why i have a problem :P

    nikkib123;6477399

    Wow the Cartier ones are so expensive they don't even list the prices :-D



    yep .....:w00t:

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    DVS_Dee;6477383

    ]Tiffany & Co.



    Tinkytayls;6477386

    http://www.bridal.cartier.com/index.php?nav=engagement&t=1&cc=eu&codeLang=enhttp://uk.tiffany.com/Engagement/Browse.aspx?mcat=148203#p+1-n+6-cg+viewPaged-c+-s+0-r+-t+-ri+-ni+1-x+-pu+-f+3/0/2001/0/0/2001:whistling:



    I wish i could afford Tiffany or Cartier!

    Jetpac;6477337

    hasn't happened yet :PBut thanks in advance :Dand thanks everyone for the … hasn't happened yet :PBut thanks in advance :Dand thanks everyone for the advice so far! The problem with the sizing is i want to surprise her!



    good luck with everything
    Have u decided when and where you want to ask your OH the big question?

    do you not have independant jeweller shops where you live?

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    Tinkytayls;6477439

    do you not have independant jeweller shops where you live?



    Not that ive noticed, but then again they are not something i would really be paying attention to. im going to have to go into town and have a reccy, was just looking for advice on where would be good places to start

    nikkib123;6477323

    High street I would say try Beaverbrooks or Ernest Jones.Ring sizer … High street I would say try Beaverbrooks or Ernest Jones.Ring sizer hmmmmm. you can get them of ebay but you would hve to be sneaky and try to get her size when she is asleep!



    Ernest Jones too xx

    Take her to look for a friendship ring or something to have her finger measured xx

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    What's wrong with H,Samual btw? Got mine from there but the then girlfriend picked it out and said she MUST have it. We got out wedding rings from Beaverbrooks.

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    lumoruk;6478419

    What's wrong with H,Samual btw? Got mine from there but the then … What's wrong with H,Samual btw? Got mine from there but the then girlfriend picked it out and said she MUST have it. We got out wedding rings from Beaverbrooks.



    Burned too many times with poor quality goods so i steer clear now.

    Get a good recommendation from someone who has used a local jeweller - I know one in Glasgow, but don't know if that helps. As someone else mentioned, ensure you're looking for the 4C's - most of the large scale jewellers charge a fortune for anything that's slightly better than a poor quality diamond - so take care!

    As for sizing - gonna be a tough one without getting her ring finger in one of the gauges really. Perhaps you could have a laugh with it and give her a token ring (like a plastic kids one) for the moment, then take her to the shop to pick her size out? I know it kinda spoils the moment really.

    Good luck anyhoo!

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    Jetpac;6478524

    Burned too many times with poor quality goods so i steer clear now.



    Yeah I guess, got an inherited wedding ring plated there and they had to send it back again as they didn't do it properly the first time. Not really a person to buy jewellery but will consider your feedback for next time.

    lumoruk;6478934

    Yeah I guess, got an inherited wedding ring plated there and they had to … Yeah I guess, got an inherited wedding ring plated there and they had to send it back again as they didn't do it properly the first time. Not really a person to buy jewellery but will consider your feedback for next time.



    next time you buy a wedding ring?? lol xx

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    ClarityofMind;6478942

    next time you buy a wedding ring?? lol xx



    no you numpty next time I buy some jewellery :roll: like on the 25th anniversary or whatever one it is.

    lumoruk;6478960

    no you numpty next time I buy some jewellery :roll: like on the 25th … no you numpty next time I buy some jewellery :roll: like on the 25th anniversary or whatever one it is.



    lol @ numpty!

    Love ya too snugglepuss ;-):w00t:

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    ClarityofMind;6479042

    lol @ numpty!Love ya too snugglepuss ;-):w00t:



    I can ill afford any 30 day infractions

    lumoruk;6479049

    I can ill afford any 30 day infractions



    lol I'm so not worth it either!! ;-)

    Congratulations! I would only have jewellery from my brother who is a jeweller but if I had to go to the high st I would look at Ernest Jones and not much else. but the Tiffany engagement rings are rather lovely!

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    joesmum;6479142

    Congratulations! I would only have jewellery from my brother who is a … Congratulations! I would only have jewellery from my brother who is a jeweller but if I had to go to the high st I would look at Ernest Jones and not much else. but the Tiffany engagement rings are rather lovely!



    I like them, But the OH wouldn't like the Tiffany settings, they are far to raised and prominent
    Plus on my wage i cant really afford 1400 :P
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