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    • mistryeve
    • By mistryeve 18th Jul 17, 11:59 AM
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    Can anyone suggest for a beautiful engagement ring
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:59 AM
    Can anyone suggest for a beautiful engagement ring 18th Jul 17 at 11:59 AM
    I am looking forward to propose my girlfriend anytime soon and so, have been searching a lot about different kinds of rings. Guys, help me select a good ring. Suggest me some websites I can buy from. It’s not that I didn’t find any good ring, actually I did, at the website of Marlows-diamonds that has a wide collection but I just want to explore a bit more.

    Can anybody suggest me some other website?

    I want to be doubly sure about the ring I buy, so I want to do some comparison as well.
    Thanks for your help.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th Jul 17, 8:02 AM
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    • 19th Jul 17, 8:02 AM
    WOW!
    You're really lucky being located in Birmingham.

    Forget the websites - even Marlows Diamonds - get yourself off to the Jewellery Quarter.
    The company you mention even has a shop there so you can see rings in person instead of on-line.
    • savvy
    • By savvy 19th Jul 17, 1:04 PM
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    • 19th Jul 17, 1:04 PM
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    • 19th Jul 17, 1:04 PM
    Hi, we move threads if we think they’ll get more help elsewhere (please read the forum rule) so this post/thread has been moved to another board. If you have any questions about this policy please email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com.

    There are plenty of engagement ring threads in the Wedding Board, so I will move you over there.
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    • mistryeve
    • By mistryeve 19th Jul 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 19th Jul 17, 2:09 PM
    Thanks
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    • 19th Jul 17, 2:09 PM
    @Pollycat, Thank you so much for your suggestion.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 20th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
    Unless you know exactly what she'd like then I strongly suggest that you get a 'joke' ring to propose with and then go together to pick one.
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    • mistryeve
    • By mistryeve 28th Jul 17, 10:40 AM
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    • 28th Jul 17, 10:40 AM
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    • 28th Jul 17, 10:40 AM
    Well, I was expecting a lot more suggestions than just these few, but anyway, these too were quite helpful. Besides, I am posting this to let you (who tried helping me) know that I have finally purchased a cushion shaped ring from the Marlows-diamonds and yaa… the suggestion that I should buy the ring that pleases my girl, worked. I asked her what kind of a ring she would like to have and then bought the cushion shaped. Though I was pretty impressed with one of the princess cut ring as well. But as she is to wear it, so it better be of her choice.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 28th Jul 17, 1:38 PM
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    • 28th Jul 17, 1:38 PM
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    • 28th Jul 17, 1:38 PM
    Well, I was expecting a lot more suggestions than just these few, but anyway, these too were quite helpful. Besides, I am posting this to let you (who tried helping me) know that I have finally purchased a cushion shaped ring from the Marlows-diamonds and yaa… the suggestion that I should buy the ring that pleases my girl, worked. I asked her what kind of a ring she would like to have and then bought the cushion shaped. Though I was pretty impressed with one of the princess cut ring as well. But as she is to wear it, so it better be of her choice.
    Originally posted by mistryeve
    Ah.
    Marlows Diamonds.
    Your first choice website.

    Did you even bother going to the Jewellery Quarter which is on your doorstep?
    • mistryeve
    • By mistryeve 31st Jul 17, 12:19 PM
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    • 31st Jul 17, 12:19 PM
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    • 31st Jul 17, 12:19 PM
    Well, Marlow’s is one of the shops located in the Jewellery Quarter and so, when I visited this shop, I did go to other shops as well. All were good in their own unique ways, but since me and my girl fell for the collection of Marlows, we bought our special ring from there. And yaa… I agree that the collection of other shops at the jewellery hub, Jewellery Quarter was quite impressive as well.
    • dj1471
    • By dj1471 31st Jul 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 31st Jul 17, 8:57 PM
    Am I really the only one who recognised this as spam from the 1st post?

    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 1st Aug 17, 6:57 AM
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    Am I really the only one who recognised this as spam from the 1st post?

    Originally posted by dj1471
    It did cross my mind when a specific jeweller's website was mentioned.

    Therefore, it was no surprise to me that the OP says he bought from the website he mentioned in the first post.
    Last edited by Pollycat; 01-08-2017 at 7:29 AM.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 2nd Aug 17, 12:49 PM
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    One of my friends bought a ring from Marlows Diamonds. Turned out the ring was cursed - Marlows source their diamonds from ancient sacred burial sites and they are often haunted by the spirits of ancient kings.
    Needless to say, the marriage didn't last.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 2nd Aug 17, 1:17 PM
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    One of my friends bought a ring from Marlows Diamonds. Turned out the ring was cursed - Marlows source their diamonds from ancient sacred burial sites and they are often haunted by the spirits of ancient kings.
    Needless to say, the marriage didn't last.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    But they are 'conflict-free'.

    TBH, that's really spooky.
    It reminded me of that horror film where a couple bought a house that was built on an ancient burial site
    • Fuzzy_Duck
    • By Fuzzy_Duck 9th Aug 17, 4:37 PM
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    Funnily enough Marlows was the one place I didn't like in the Jewellery Quarter. We'd gone for a browse after getting engaged as we lived in the area at the time. I had no intention of going in Marlows as I'm not keen on diamonds, but we stopped briefly to look in the window. Out comes a saleswoman, who got rather huffy with us when I said we weren't intending on buying anything. As it happens I didn't have an engagement ring at the time, so had their rings been more to my taste I might have considered having a proper look. I hate it when you can't even look without being interrogated though.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Aug 17, 5:25 PM
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    Funnily enough Marlows was the one place I didn't like in the Jewellery Quarter. We'd gone for a browse after getting engaged as we lived in the area at the time. I had no intention of going in Marlows as I'm not keen on diamonds, but we stopped briefly to look in the window. Out comes a saleswoman, who got rather huffy with us when I said we weren't intending on buying anything. As it happens I didn't have an engagement ring at the time, so had their rings been more to my taste I might have considered having a proper look. I hate it when you can't even look without being interrogated though.
    Originally posted by Fuzzy_Duck
    WOW!
    Now that is serious hassling of a potential customer.
    I might expect that to happen if I were looking in the window of a jeweller shop abroad (I have had it happen to me in Greece, Turkey, India & Bali) but I'd give her short shrift if she tried that on me in Birmingham.

    2 negative reviews of this shop against the OP's positive one.
    • dj1471
    • By dj1471 9th Aug 17, 7:44 PM
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    2 negative reviews of this shop against the OP's positive one.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Given the dishonest (and quite possibly unlawful) business practices they've demonstrated in this thread I have no doubt that their in-store service will be likewise.
    • mistryeve
    • By mistryeve 17th Aug 17, 11:37 AM
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    Well, it isn’t that I did not go to other stores in Jewellery Quarter, but I guess one hardly remembers the names of the shops visited once (at least I am bad at remembering names). And, I specifically mentioned the name of Marlow’s (with no intention of promoting the shop) only because I bought my ring from there and so, could remember the name.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 14th Sep 17, 2:09 PM
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    Well, it isn’t that I did not go to other stores in Jewellery Quarter, but I guess one hardly remembers the names of the shops visited once (at least I am bad at remembering names). And, I specifically mentioned the name of Marlow’s (with no intention of promoting the shop) only because I bought my ring from there and so, could remember the name.
    Originally posted by mistryeve
    You mentioned Marlow's diamonds in your very first post, before you even went out looking in proper shops.

    Your first post:
    It’s not that I didn’t find any good ring, actually I did, at the website of Marlows-diamonds that has a wide collection but I just want to explore a bit more.
    Originally posted by mistryeve
    So you didn't specifically mention them because you bought from there.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Oct 17, 5:25 PM
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    JFN01
    As mistryeve has stated he's already bought an engagement ring, I doubt it's an open issue.

    You've advertised this website in your first 3 posts.
    Advertising is not allowed.
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