Posted 06 December 2012 - 15:30
imo i'd avoid chain jewerly stores like the plague. as others have mentioned, their mark-up is huge. plus, all the rings look kinda the same. of those 3, however, i like the 3rd one. everyone's tastes and priorities are different though!
in my case, last year my wife and i went ring shopping together. i didnt want to guess and pick something she wouldnt like. buying together, she now has a ring that we both love. in our case, i bought the diamond separately from Zoara, then we went to a local, family-owned store to pick out the setting. we had the setting custom-made by Gelin Abaci and the diamond set. we are very happy w/ our purchase.