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tyty333

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What if you are looking for a piece of jewelry and you find something close to what you want but not exactly. The kicker is that the piece you found is about 1/3 of the cost of the one you really want.

A like in that
- stones are the same (color/cut/size/clarity)

Things not a like
- were hoping for platinum but less expensive one you found is in white gold
- setting is not quite what you were looking for (shared prong vs channel)
- price of one found is about 1/3 of price of the one that you would order with everything you want

Would you go for the lower price one, declare it close enough and applaude yourself for getting such a good deal, OR
pay full price and get the one that is exactly what you want?
 

AprilBaby

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Hard question....I would probably go for the less expensive one and take the deal, but then later I might regret I didn''t hold out for the one I really wanted...
 

MustangGal

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I think it would also depend on what the piece is for. If it''s an e-ring that you would wear everyday, it might be worth saving up and getting what you really want. If it''s a fun piece or something that won''t be worn all the time, then I would probably settle for the less expensive piece and call it close enough.
 

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To me, a deal is only a deal when you get exactly what you want. If you''re constantly going to wish the ring you settled on was your dream ring, it''s probably better to save up!
 

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It depends on what its for. For my wedding band I held out for exactly what I wanted and paid a lot to get it. For another piece I own I went for the less expensive, almost what I was looking for option and patted myself on the back for saving the money.
 

cellentani

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That''s a tough call, and would depend on the piece - is this an engagement ring or wedding band? Is the shared prong/channel-set an eternity band, or just a portion/shank of a solitaire ring? In an eternity band, that difference is much more substantial than if it''s just a side feature in an engagement ring. And, are they equally comfortable? Sorry to answer your question with more questions, but it''s hard for me to decide too.
 

tyty333

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Actually its a 5 stone diamond band that I plan on wearing for my wedding ring. I can afford either but I''m a girl who loves
a good bargain and never likes to pay full price! I guess if it was something very unusual it makes sense to pay buy what you
really want but 5 stone diamond rings are not that unusual. I havent tried either of them on (both are internet orders).
 

Fleur_de_Lis

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If you like it, buy it. If you don''t really care for it or it''s not precisely what you want, why would you waste your money?
 

cellentani

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ty - if you''re planning on wearing this band alone, then I would get what you really want. But it sounds like you might not even know what that is, so I''d go try on both styles at a local store to see which you like better. Then go find a bargain!
You''re right that a 5-stone is not hard to find, so no matter which style you choose, you should be able to find a decent price.
 
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