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ATL: I am trying to shop an engagement ring and the three places considering are Jared, Shane and Costco based on selections. How to compare them? How much more expensive are those vs Costco?

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Do ritani, James Allen, blue nile. Down load a bunch of samples within your criteria and build a multi variate regression in Excel. Use four cs as independent variables and cost as dependent. This will give you a price Comparison tool and point you in the right direction. I ended up getting a better quality stone at a better price. Mine appraised for 40% more than I paid.

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NEVER go retail. Costco is a good option. Blue Nile is another good one. We went wholesale for ours. Just know that whatever they sell - isnt' really rare. There are always similar options out there. Best thing to do is take her shopping to see what looks good on her finger and let her pick the cut/style. You can easily get a custom setting made off of pictures/designs for very little. Don't feel like you have to settle for only the settings/mounts the one store has.

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Go to a real jeweler in the city. Do not go to any of the places you mentioned, please.

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Blue Nile it, imo

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Don’t get into the dick measuring contest this thread will inevitably turn into. Out of the three you mentioned, Costco is the way to go. Overall, I stand by my original Blue Nile assertion

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Omg never go to a place in the mall. Jamesallen.com

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Go conflict free - brilliantearth.com

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Zs1 brilliant earth is a huge phony. Google it No way to trace diamonds

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Costco is really great. You can get lower markups there with good quality diamonds

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Blue Nile - I just did it and compared prices as any good consultant would. Better quality cuts and better prices. Use Holloway Cut Advisor too.

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NOT JARED 😱😨😱😨

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Think of it as a relationship building exercise. The jeweler you choose will likely be someone you go back to. Find someone knowledgeable willing to work with you through the process. There is a lot to learn, and price is only part of it. Hit me up if you want to chat - JA, also in ATL.

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Get moissanite, diamonds are a huge waste of money. I got mine at The True Gem.

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Blue Nile man. But diamonds are pointless

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Hearts on Fire. That’s where my wife’s ring is from

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Shane has been great with free ring cleanings and repairs. If I move out of ATL, I know I'll still have access to that service. Tough to do that with the local jeweler.

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Tiffany is so over priced- no need to throw extra money away

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If I ever am engaged I want mine to be from Costco. Quality and more bang for buck

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Don’t go to those cheesy places at the mall 🤦🏻‍♀️if anything Costco is the way to go. Better yet, find a small mom and pop store, especially ones that don’t pay their sales associates solely on commission. Those jewelry stores are the best bc they’re not pushy and really helpful

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Try Highland Diamond, a locally owned and operated shop with great service.

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Cumberland Diamond. Family owned and great customer service. Love my ring from there and good value

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