So I bought a ring recently with intentions of proposing a week or so ago. But I''ve been second guessing myself since then. I bought the ring at a B&M store. I thought the price was a bit high, but they would not negotiate. Knowing that the other half loves the ring, I bought it anyway at their asking price. I went to an independent appraiser who gave me an appraisal about 1/3 below what I paid for it. Dismayed, I called the store, who has a 60 day return policy and expressed my concern. The store then proceeded to trash talk the appraiser I chose and stand firm on their pricing. I told them I planned to return it. A few hours later, the manager called back and in a somewhat condescending manner apologized and said that he feels strongly about their product and offered to pay for me to have a second appraisal done. I just got the second appraisal done and it came back at exactly what I paid for it. The second appraiser indicated that he knew which store it came from and what they sell it for and said that I should have paid about what they are asking for it. I was confused when I got an independent appraisal that far below the selling price. I''m even more confused now that I have two independent appraisals so far apart. At this point I''m highly frustrated and tired of running up and down the road and spending money and making up excused about where I have to go after work so that she won''t suspect anything. What''s up with independent appraisals??????