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Best deal on engagement ring from Bluenile?

reign1 128 21 December 29, 2015 at 03:31 PM
Looking to spend around 10k on an engagement ring for my gf and also trying to save as much as possible in the process

They have 2% cash back through FW and give a 1% discount with bankwire transfer. Ive heard they sometimes have coupons that will work on the settings as well.

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Find a local diamond broker or jeweler to work with. I am all for buying online and saving money but this is one of the most important purchases you will make in your life, and in hers. Find someone to sit face to face with to choose what she will love and you can afford. Ask around, if no one seems to know who to go to ask the oldest lady that wears the drippiest diamonds that you can find. That lady has dealt with a broker or has a jeweler she can trust. People look at me funny when I say "my jeweler", like my dentist or my doctor, but I have a relationship with someone and I do not worry when I drop items off to be repaired or reworked. I am getting treated fairly and I am not overpaying like at a mall jewelry store.

And do not discount pawn shops or estate jewelers. You can often score a great deal on a diamond and have it reset if need be.
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Find a local diamond broker or jeweler to work with. I am all for buying online and saving money but this is one of the most important purchases you will make in your life, and in hers. Find someone to sit face to face with to choose what she will love and you can afford. Ask around, if no one seems to know who to go to ask the oldest lady that wears the drippiest diamonds that you can find. That lady has dealt with a broker or has a jeweler she can trust. People look at me funny when I say "my jeweler", like my dentist or my doctor, but I have a relationship with someone and I do not worry when I drop items off to be repaired or reworked. I am getting treated fairly and I am not overpaying like at a mall jewelry store.

And do not discount pawn shops or estate jewelers. You can often score a great deal on a diamond and have it reset if need be.
Appreciate the answer but I have visited alot of local jewelers and right off the top Bluenile is beating them by 10-15% and then factor in sales tax and thats a hefty savings. So I took pictures and was able to find similar settings that she picked out locally, on Bluenile. I'm pretty set with " where" its more a question as to how I can maximize that savings.
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Appreciate the answer but I have visited alot of local jewelers and right off the top Bluenile is beating them by 10-15% and then factor in sales tax and thats a hefty savings. So I took pictures and was able to find similar settings that she picked out locally, on Bluenile. I'm pretty set with " where" its more a question as to how I can maximize that savings.
The Dad of a friend of mine always said to come see him when I needed a diamond ring because he was a broker in LA and could get me a good deal. Well I looked around and then went to him and he told me that he couldn't beat BlueNile or Costco's prices and suggested I go with them.

Bluenile used to have 10% coupons (up to a max amount off IIRC)floating around. Not sure if they still do or not. Back when I looked you could get more than 2% back through the Chase Shopping portal (not sure if they are on others or not) but IIRC they capped it at some fixed $ amount as well.

1% back with a wire transfer doesn't seem like a good deal. My worst CCard gives me 1% back for purchases!

Costco also has very good quality rings and a "custom diamond program" that will find basically what you want if they have it in stock. They had exactly what I want and we had the "custom" ring shipped to the store to check out and we picked it up.

Not exactly a lot of help but look out for the coupons and also a better CB site.
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