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Kingwood Tiger
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Katy, TX
Member since Jul 2005
13159 posts

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Check out Brian Gavin Diamonds....some of the best you can get at reasonable price


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ragacamps
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
2415 posts

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3g is plenty enough man


Brian Wilson
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2012
1168 posts

re: Engagement Rings
Just buy any ring. She wont care. I promise.


TortiousTiger
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2007
12667 posts

re: Engagement Rings
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Just buy any ring. She wont care. I promise.


until a month later


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Gujam8
Member since Jun 2010
2361 posts

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3g is plenty enough man


That's what I thought..until my cousin just spent $30K on a ring last month

When and if I ever get married, he's not getting an invite.


Badmug
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Feb 2007
51 posts

re: Engagement Rings
I second the Brian Gavin suggestion. I did my research on Pricescope and thetruthaboutdiamonds before making my purchase last month. Luckily, Brian Gavin's office is in Houston and I was able to sit down with him and get an "education". There is nowhere else I would ever buy a diamond. Excellent value for superb stones. Find a few that you like online and run them by Ira at truthaboutdiamonds via email. He'll let you know if you're getting a square deal and give you suggestions. I ended up spending twice as much as my initial budget, so there's that.


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Smalls
LSU Fan
The South
Member since Jul 2009
4982 posts

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my cousin just spent $30K on a ring last month




Gujam8
Member since Jun 2010
2361 posts

re: Engagement Rings
Exactly my response..it 's a huge rock.


Smalls
LSU Fan
The South
Member since Jul 2009
4982 posts

re: Engagement Rings
Must have inherited his cash. No way a self-made baller spends that kind of bank on a ring.


Gujam8
Member since Jun 2010
2361 posts

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Must have inherited his cash. No way a self-made baller spends that kind of bank on a ring.


Not inherited...he just makes a shite load of $


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TheWiz
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Aug 2007
7735 posts

re: Engagement Rings
I'm not sure where you live, but here in New Orleans my guy is Robert Normann. He's down on Gravier St. He has a nice deal where you can trade your diamond back in towards the purchase of an upgrade in the future.


Magnum14
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Feb 2012
210 posts

re: Engagement Rings
Thanks for all the recommendations on James Allen and TruthaboutDiamonds. Never been to either one of those sites until now.

As for the few of you that suggested I wait till after I get out of professional school... that's really not an option. I'll be 28 by the time that happens.


Projectpat
Texas A&M Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2011
7322 posts

re: Engagement Rings
LINK /

^worked out great for me. Got mine from B2C Jewelers. You get an additional discount if you go through this search engine I linked above. You have to pay by wire though. They say they accept other forms of payment, but I've read elsewhere (and sort of experienced first hand) that they slow things way down if you don't.


rsande2
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2006
3423 posts

re: Engagement Rings
To the OP:

Ramseys worked out well for me, spent 5k, she was pleased......


AngryBeavers
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2012
4554 posts

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that's really not an option. I'll be 28 by the time that happens.


Perfect age to wait until. You and especially her will change a lot between now and then.


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LSUTOM07
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
530 posts

re: Engagement Rings
Excuse my ignorance, but as long as the ring is flawless to the human eye, why is it important to get the best clarity, cut, etc?? I know a nicer diamond will hold its value and increase in value better but it's not like I would be returning the thing and she sure as hell wont be looking at it under a microscope. I feel like a woman would be happier with a bigger diampnd that has "flaws" that cant be seen by the human eye than a flawless smaller diamond


Silus Robertson
Louisiana Tech Fan
West Monroe, Louisiana
Member since Jul 2012
142 posts

re: Engagement Rings
Bought my fiancé's ring from Anton's last month.

Took a good friend with me who used to work in the industry and let him take care of most of the negotiations.

Ended up paying $5,300 in cash for a ring that appraised for a little under 9k.

And obviously she said yes when I asked this past weekend.


saderade
New Orleans Saints Fan
America's City
Member since Jul 2005
21607 posts

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Ramseys worked out well for me, spent 5k, she was pleased......

Should be boycotted for their god awful commercials.


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wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
26611 posts
Online

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I know a nicer diamond will hold its value and increase in value better but it's not like I would be returning the thing and she sure as hell wont be looking at it under a microscope.


Almost everyone had a budget, the key is getting the most for your money that fits your priorities. Let us look at it like a car. What is the difference in a Dodge and a Porsche? Both are cars. In this example you can clearly see that one is more expensive and built to a higher quality. How about a Camry and a Corolla, much closer but still different. If you could get a Camry for a Corolla price that would be great, how about the fact that without research you will probably pay a Camry price for a Corolla...


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LSUcam
LSU Fan
Destin FL
Member since Dec 2011
381 posts

re: Engagement Rings
Rather than spend all the money up front, would your sister be into allowing you finance the ring?


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