Ladies Which Ring Would You Go For?

bluelass Forumite Posts: 585
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For my 37th birthday this year (its not until july but I want to get it in time) my hub has offered to buy me a dress ring, and I have been looking at the fraser hart and f hinds sites for a diamond one. My engagement ring is a round 1 carat single diamond so I was wanting something different like a princess or marquise cut. Fraser hart has a nice princess cut solitaire with diamond set shoulders in a high twist setting the main stone is half a carat. F hinds is one carat total but the princess stones setting is 4 individual stones which they say is invisible set to look like a single stone with set shoulders. The only thing which really concerns me is when I spoke to f hinds customer services about a marquise diamond they said the cut or colour might not be as good as beaverbrooks and that's why they sell 80 points marquise ones in platinum for under 2 thousand pounds. Hmm they sure know how to put a potential customer off don't they?
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  • Floss
    Floss Forumite Posts: 7,579
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    Have you thought about going to Birmingham jewellery quarter for advice & better value options rather than looking online?
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  • Mr_Singleton
    Mr_Singleton Forumite Posts: 1,891 Forumite
    bluelass wrote: »
    My engagement ring is a round 1 carat single diamond

    Hmmmmm.... depending on quality thats a what? £7,500 to £20,000 diamond. For a person with jewellery in that price bracket I would have thought that F Hind would be a bit.... errrrr cheap?

    Diamond prices are rather soft at the moment so might be worth taking a holiday down to South Africa where you can pick up some great deals i.e. you won't have to pay UK retailers sky high overheads markups.
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