Buying Engagement Ring for a first time

Discussion in 'Engagement Rings, E-Rings' started by AGuyFromSingapore, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. AGuyFromSingapore

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to buy an engagement ring for the first time for my SO. I'm from Singapore and I'm not sure how to do the order from this website.

    Is it first to select the ring then the center rock? What about those small little rocks on the ring?

    I'm very nervous about doing something wrong and screw up my order.

    Please help.

    AGuyFromSingapore
     
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  2. mmascall

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    Hi Guyfromsingapor and welcome. The "little rocks" are part of the setting and aren't ordered separately. Just add your stone and then your setting to your shopping cart and that's it.

    Congratulations on your upcoming engagement and, on a selfish note, I hope you post pictures for us to ogle!
     
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  3. MissCassie

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    Yup, just put your setting of choice and stone of choice in to your cart, pay, they will set your stone and send you a beautiful ring. Which one are you looking at? =)
     
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  4. AGuyFromSingapore

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    Thanks for your replies.

    I'm looking at Amora Gem H&A as the center rock.
    The smallest they have is 1.65ct, which I worried that might be too big think that they might be fake. But personally, I haven't seen too much diamonds in person so any feedbacks about the size is appreciated.

    For the setting, I'm looking at Timeless Halo Micropave.

    And I haven't decide whether to go for Round or Cushion shape.

    Any recommendations?
     
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  5. AGuyFromSingapore

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    Also I don't know which to go for Palladium or Platinum.
     
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    Honestly, size has to do with what runs normal for your income, social circle, and comfort level/job.

    What size is her finger?

    What size engagement rings do her friends and your friends have?

    I wouldn't think twice about seeing a 1.5-2ct rock on someone's finger, but that's normal for where I live right now.

    I would go for round shape (classic), and platinum (all jewelers will work with it, many jewelers don't work with palladium.)
     
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    +1 [​IMG]
     
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  8. AGuyFromSingapore

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    I've finally decided to put in my order. 1.4ct Halo ring IF D.

    But turns out I've put in the wrong ring size. The order has already accepted my payment.

    I see an option to Reorder, but I don't know how it works.

    Do I have to make another payment for the ring with the correct size? I've also sent in the support ticket.
     
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    You could contact customer service and request a change in your order.
     
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    1 - Statement of problem
    Removed 'Security Tag' and couldn't get refund

    2 - Photos of finished item (if applicable)
    http://i.imgur.com/7dMIOHZ.jpg?1

    3 - What steps you took to resolve with vendor
    Sent message to Customer support if they could issue refund

    4 - Vendors response
    They couldn't because Security Tag is removed

    5 - What solution would you prefer the vendor offer at this point.
    Would like a refund, or at the very least change it to a smaller ring or center stone so that SO is comfortable wearing it. As it is not it's huge for her to wear it comfortably

    6 - General comments
    None
     
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  12. AdaBeta27

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    It's a gorgeous ring. If you can't return it, maybe you can sell it. Or, if the ring size is too large, it can be sized down or can be shimmed up on the inside, by a local jeweler. If the halo makes it too large or gaudy, then reset the center stone in a solitaire and either sell off the halo or get a colored gem or cz to to put in it.
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    The BTD web site clearly states that security tag must be left on the ring, or they will not process a return. I know you are disappointed, but that is their policy.

    Vendors must protect themselves from "renters" who buy jewelry, wear it, and then return it. About 10 years ago, there was a company called Bella that was probably the largest online Moissanite jewelry seller at the time. They made some gorgeous rings, and sold on ebay as well as their own web site. But they went bankrupt one year, after Christmas and New Years when a huge number of people returned rings for a refund, after the holidays were over and they were done using the rings. Many online vendors tightened up their return policies after that.
     
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  13. Boo247

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    That's a lovely ring. Good choice! I'd love to hear your proposal story and see photos of it on your lady's hand once she has it. Exciting!
     
  14. itan

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    hi I find this guide to be very helpful when i bought my first engagement ring : How to buy diamond online
    good luck
     
  15. Dana ♥

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    i'd say that isn't a very reputable site... the majority of the pictures of "diamonds" there are stolen images of the Asha from BTD...
     
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