We are shopping for our wedding bands. Did you go to more than 1 retailer to compare? Are there questions you should ask that we might not know? We did visit 1 place and they showed me how the band I chose can be customized. The band had 14 diamonds and he actually said it'll look better with 2 less diamonds. But adding the 2 more will only be $36 more. Does that sound right? The total carat was .46 for 12 diamonds. I'm not worry about the carat size just want to make sure we're shopping wisely and asking the right questions.
If the ring is already made, there is labor to remove the diamonds, reshape, etc. And, in your case above, the labor is about the price of the diamonds they are removing.
But if the scale looks wrong on your finger or in your setting that could be their recommendation. Do you feel it too? That the ring needs less to be more? Keep trying as many as you want. As many places as you want. Go back and try on the leader a few times. There are options to consider like using a hometown jeweler but knowing your longterm goal is to move across country? Probably should consider a national chain. For me, I liked having both my engagement ring and band to come from the same jeweler as mine came with an inspection and cleaning service and one trip sounded easier to me! It took me forever to find my band. 🤣
Hi Sherri, they make the women's band there so maybe that's where the difference in pricing comes in versus them ordering from another retailer. The jeweler was right and it not only cost less for the band but it looked better too since I don't need the extra 2 at the end.
Do you also get a certificate for a wedding band too or is it that mostly for engagement rings? This place offered to do an appraisal for the band as well.
We went with the jeweler who made my engagement ring. We thought of going else where, but we really liked working with the jeweler so we decided to give him the business. He did a splendid job and I am very happy with how both our rings turned out!
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That's a great deal! We plan one looking qt more place. It'll almost feel like looking for a wedding dress, it'll start to look the same and overwhelming. LOL Thanks for replying back to my post 😊