5 Jun 2018 16:46
Potentially looking to buy an engagement ring this year. Looking on line theres a million and one places to buy but I cant help feeling like theres stupidly huge mark ups on everything.
What are the best options, buy the diamond separately or just go with one of the big companies (Blue nile, 77 etc)
Does anyone have any recommendations of where to get one made? Things to look for etc. Obviously looking for the best stone possible, hopefully at least a carat etc etc
5 Jun 2018 17:22
Avoid De Beers, Graff etc.. Hatton Garden in London will give you a good selection of stones in various budgets..As you say mark up on diamonds is obscene
21 Jun 2018 16:31
Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham is definitely worth a visit. They just show you stones that are within your budget and then take it from there. It's best to have an idea of the design you want and how much you're looking to pay
21 Jun 2018 16:56
Got mine from Blue nile, worth almost double what i paid for it two years ago now!
22 Jun 2018 16:59
77 diamonds also is worth a shot. uk based, can see it in person, less likely to get fleeced than in hatton garden.
25 Jun 2018 07:35
Find what you want then spend 350 quid on a flight to dubai and buy it there for about half the price
posted 25 Jun 2018 22:12, edited 25 Jun 2018 22:12
if you want a good diamond go to hatton garden, the best stones in the world land there
26 Jun 2018 09:42
Jacko - if it was an option, I could put you in touch with a friend that does it for a living in Dubai. If you're buying at home - Blue Nile as MoB said.
14 Jul 2018 11:25
I bought in Hatton garden, wanted a specific colored diamond, they found a selection world wide, which was limited. Then I chose it, got it imported and they designed the settings and side diamonds etc.
No chance I could do that on my own.
The service and aftercare is worth the extra cash. It was in one of the larger boutiques.