This is something for all you grooms out there who are ring shopping. Now I know your future fiance has probably bombarded you with photos of rings that she “likes.” Men, keep in mind, women out there they don’t really know deep down how much things are going to cost. They don’t know that a wedding may end up costing upwards of $30,000 or more, and they don’t realize that a ring can cost close to $10,000.00 based on what they are probably showing you. So what’s the best way to get her a ring that she will love but also save you a decent chunk of change? Find a private jeweler.
I can’t tell you how many times men have went ring shopping and went to somewhere like Zales and dropped $9,000.00 on a ring that probably could have been bought for around $7,000.00. The reason why jewelery stores can get away with this is because of the brand behind it. When shopping at brand name jewelry stores, expect to pay a premium. Please do realize that you are not getting a better quality diamond or a better quality ring for that matter, you are simply paying more due to place you’re shopping at.
It’s extremely easy to find private jewelers in the area. If you don’t have a good friend that knows one, you can simply search for one near by, give them a call and let them know exactly what you’re looking for. Once that step is finished, visit their location, see what they have, and bargain. That’s the great thing with private jewelers is that you can bargain the price down far more than a brand name jeweler.
So again, save a few bucks, find a private jeweler and still put a smile on her face!