by ekoehle » Nov 15, 2001 I have heard all the stories about how the jeweler has doubled or even tripled the price of the ring. So my question is. When you walk into a jewelry store the first thing the guy ask you is what is your budget. If you know that your budget is $5000, should you say that or should you say something more? Because if you say $5000 then he will show you rings that are priced in that range, but are really much less once you beat him down. Please let me know what you think on this matter!!!