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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Aug 2nd 2014
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    can anyone recommend a good online place for plain white gold wedding bands pref court shaped

    Thanks
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    • Showgirl
      CommentAuthorShowgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 3rd 2014
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    Our rings are from *****************... we found that they respond to emails pretty quickly (usually within minutes) and their prices are really good.

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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Aug 3rd 2014
     
    can you pop the details on your wall showgirl and ill have a look
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    • Showgirl
      CommentAuthorShowgirl
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    Popped a link on your wall
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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 23rd 2014
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    Oh, if anyone knows of any good online ring stores could you let me know too please? Showgirl, could you put your link on my wall please? We are after just plain gold bands, but rings in shops are out of our budget i think
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    • *The NewMrsMalin*
      CommentAuthor*The NewMrsMalin*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 23rd 2014
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    W****n J*mes do some really nice ones :)

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 23rd 2014
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    Ive just had a look and the prices arent that bad! Thanks! Theyve got a store close to us, so im going to drag the OH in there and try a few on :)
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 23rd 2014
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    Sales are a good time to pick up rings x

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 23rd 2014
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    When do rings normally go on sale? Autumn/winter?
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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Aug 24th 2014
     
    im going to look again NOV time hopefully there are sales on then x x
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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 24th 2014
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    We got ours from a company based in Hatton Garden; you can orde online and their prices are amazing. My OH has a 14.2g court-shaped platinum band (6mm) and we paid £1080. EJ do a 'super heavy-weight' 6mm platinum ring for £1750; I emailed to ask the weight in grams, and it's 11.5 :-s

    IMO online (preferably Hatton Garden or Birmingham Jewellery Quarter based) is definitely the way to go; much better prices.
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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 24th 2014
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    Thats a lot of money! I was budgeting £200 lol
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    • KayleighB
      CommentAuthorKayleighB
      Posted: Aug 24th 2014
     
    I was planning on looking for rings in January, I would assume jewellers have January sales like other shops do :)
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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Aug 24th 2014
     
    that is alot of money, im only looking around £120 each ring x

    Yeah they should have january sales
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 24th 2014
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    Why does it have to be an online store? [email protected] James and @rgos are cheap for wedding rings. For a plain band they should be fairly cheap in most places tbh, depends what metal you want. Other than those 2 places, I would say in the sales x

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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Aug 25th 2014
     
    i just thought online as there isn t many shops near me and means i would have to travel somewhere n partner is working all hours at the mo so he takes the car. ive seen a nice one in w j for my h2b but think ill have to visit the store for me as there isnt any online x
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    • MrsBull2B
      CommentAuthorMrsBull2B
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 25th 2014
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    you can get a plain gold wedding bad in @rgos for 25 quid. I was over the moon with mine, another bargain for the wedding, I got a bridal set in Deb3nhams for £17.25!!! It is real silver with CZ instead of diamonds, but already had loads of compliments, and the wedding ring matches x

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    • MariaS29
      CommentAuthorMariaS29
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 25th 2014
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    If you can find a local family jewellers go for that every time- I have been pleasantly surprised hy prices recently. They can always spot their own work and if anything goes wrong repairs etc will usually cheaper. They also do alterations/personalisation/engraving to really make it special.
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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    Tanya: yeah, it is a lot of money! My point was more to highlight the difference in cost between a high street vs independent/online jeweller ie my OH's ring would have cost easily double what we paid if we'd purchased from a high-street shop. Which is a HUGE difference!

    April/MrsBull: personally, while [email protected] [email protected] and @rg0s are certainly cheap, IMO the quality isn't there. My mum bought a stand in ring from the latter after she had a tendon injury to her ring finger and had to have her wedding band cut off, and wait 6 months until she could get it re-sized and soldered back together; and OK, she only paid £40 but the quality was awful; it was hollowed out in the middle and by the end of the 6 months was really badly dented and almost falling apart.

    Ultimately you get what you pay for, and IMPO, and IME, the high street just does not offer good value for money at all. You can get much better deals elsewhere when it comes to what you're paying per gram (which, if you're getting a plain band, is how you should be paying).
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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    Also to add: the company we got ours from do plain white gold rings from £55 for a 2mm, to £118 for a 5mm; which is very cheap (I can guarantee that anywhere else will cost much more than that gram for gram). Their diamond rings are roughly on a par if you compare carat weight only, but when you compare specs and metal weight again they're much cheaper.

    I don't want to sound snobby or knock high-street jewellers, it's just I always want to get the best value for money possible, and you just don't get that on the high-street. I guess I just don't get why you wouldn't educate yourself and make sure you're getting the best deal as cheapest isn't always the best.

    Friends of ours are getting married next year and planning on buying on the highstreet because 'there's a sale on'. I explained that even with sale prices, they'll be over-paying and suggested a few other shops, and they just wouldn't listen. I don't get it; it's like they want to be ripped off which is just weird to me :-s
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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    Ive had a look at [email protected] [email protected] and i really like their rings, and they arent too expensive. There is a store near us so i think we will be going there for a nosey. We might try out @rg0s too :)
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    got our rings from [email protected] mine was 139 but with mams discount for working on site where store is i got it for 125 and ohs was 30 he got for 27 (yea not vry expensive but he wanted a cheap hardwearing ring he went for cobalt and it looks much more exp in the flesh than it is) pics r in my album x

    i love this store getting my bridesmaids and floeer girls jewllery from herem my engsgement ring is also from there
    needs resizing and re dipping so will cost about £40-45 for thay done at samw time :-) (u get a year grantee for the ring btw ive gad mine for 4 lol)
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    they r also online so worth a look x
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    barbie its not always ablut the quality for ppl its whats affordable at the time.. like i say h2bs ring was 30quid and he is absolutly over the moon with it.. he fell in love he didnt wanna take it off.. that means more than money to me
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    my ring for 139 is a 10point diamond white gold eternity ring.

    get whatever u feel is for u i was looking at one from argos for 80 quid but then i saw this and it drew me in.

    if u can visit stores id say its best to as a picture never lets u see how it sits on your finger etc. theres alot i likw bt on trying them im glad i didnt just buy online x

    have to say i do love mine n saw it online first :-) (its out of stock tho now lol so i grabbed it just intime) x
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    I'm sure everyone would love to buy a really expensive super-duper ring but not everyone is able to. People have different priorities etc x

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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
     
    Barbie86 can i ask what the company is you got yours from please and ill have a look as im just after a 2.5mm band, i stubbled across a jewellery store today with my h2b and think hes found his ring just need to convince him to buy it as hes wanting to wait but i want to get them done now. he a very last minute kind of guy but i like to do things straight away :)
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    • JasminH9
      CommentAuthorJasminH9
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
     
    Great advice x Cheers ladies x
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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    Hey, if you accept my friend request I'll PM you with the details; the quality is lovely and their prices are really good; just had a quick look and a plain 2.5mm d-shaped band is £72 in 9ct gold. Had a look at a couple of high-street jewellers and their prices seem to be around £90-100 plus and they don't list the weight (ignore it if they say 'super heavy' etc: without a weight in grams it's meaningless (see my post above).

    Also, I think a couple of other posters missed the point: as I said, I know that £1080 is a lot of money and not everyone can/wants to spend that. I was just using that example to illustrate just how massive the mark-up is gram for gram (ie OH's ring cost nearly £700 less than a ring just 80% of its weight from a popular high-street jeweller; the gram weight we paid was £76, with the other retailer it was £152 ie literally double the price). The company we used have rings starting at £55, and I can assure everyone that the quality AND the price is much better than other companies that have been mentioned gram for gram. I just think it's worth doing your research and making a like-for-like comparison so that you know exactly what you're getting for your money, that's all. I think it's particularly important to dot hat if you're working to a budget, so that you know you're not over-paying.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    Barbie could you please also let me know the details? Thanks :)
    Just friend requested you.

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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
     
    Thanks barbie ive accepted request x
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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
     
    i think i understand what you mean barbie as when i went in to w j they didnt have a clue on width or weight. the local jewlers ive been in have all measured by medium and heavy weight as they said they dont like light weight as they bend easy. im happy looking around at the moment to compare rings. im happy to pay a little more if i know its good quality but def wouldnt pay over the odd for a ring that will wear just like any other ring will x
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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    Just to say: light/medium/heavy/super-heavy literally means zilch without the weight in grams, even from a local jeweller. I found it varied SO much between retailers, inc Hatton Garden based ones (eg I found a ring listed as 'heavy weight' with one for £950, and thought, 'wow, good deal!' (as OH's was listed as medium weight and £1080; I then looked at the actual weights and the first company's heavy weight was 10g; the medium weight one with the company we went with was 14.2g; ie, it was a better deal). So, if they're telling you they don't go below 'medium weight' it's kind of meaningless as they can set that weight at whatever they want; the company we used does light-weight ones for eg in plat and palladium, but their light-weight ones are the equivalent of heavy weight elsewhere; does that make sense? Personally I think it should have to be standardised as I consider it really misleading, but, there you go!

    You can actually get the details from high-street jewellers if you email them; this is how I found out the weight of the 'super heavy weight' EJ one (took a few days for them to get back to me, but to their credit, they did).

    Also, I've PM-d you both :-)
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    Thank you, much appreciated :) I know nothing about jewellery apart from appreciating it when it looks pretty.. so the website you have just messaged me, the heavier the weight the better? Is that right?

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
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    Flossie: the heavier weight, the heavier the ring basically (which I know sounds obvious lol). The heavier ones aren't better, IMO, just heavier; all their rings are good weights so in terms of durability you would be absolutely fine with a light weight or medium weight ring, and these will almost definitely be heavier in grams than ones of the same width and 'weight' (as in weight category eg light/medium/heavy) on the high street.

    We went with a medium weight for OH's ring and could easily have gone for a light weight one which with them weighs in at 10.2g, which is the equivalent of a heavy weight with EJ. His ring is really heavy and we wouldn't have wanted to go any heavier; it just wouldn't be necessary and obv it means that the ring is thicker.

    I bought a 2mm medium weight 9ct gold band for one of my bridesmaids, and it's very nice; definitely thick enough and looks and feels durable.

    So basically, it's personal preference. I prefer thinner shanks on rings personally speaking; I'm planning on getting a plain palladium band as a 'stand in'/spare, and will go for the light-weight one.

    I'd suggest starting by trying different ones on the high-street so you can get a rough idea; as a general guide you can probably fairly safely take them down by one weight category eg a 3mm medium weight from the high-street will probably be roughly equivalent to a 3mm light-weight from a Hatton Garden/Birmingham Jewllery Quarter based retailer, so if you like the look and feel of the medium weight on the high-street, order a weight down if you buy online.

    Does that make any sense lol?
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    Yes that makes sense, thanks! It's nice to take a recommendation from someone who knows what they are on about. Have just had a look and they have some lovely diamond ones - I want one that style anyway and they are probably a couple of hundred pounds cheaper than the similar ones I have seen in the high street stores! Definitely bookmarking that website - thank you :)

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
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    No problem :-) If you have any more questions, give me a shout :-)

    They also do bespoke design (they custom-made both my rings) and the price for that service is on a par with their standard/catalogue pieces (ie you don't pay a huge mark up for the design element); my wedding band ended up costing less than one the same metal weight with the same carat weight and quality of diamonds (well actually, you can't get that quality of diamonds on the high street; they use I coloured SI2/I1 stones usually, mine are D VVS) on the high-street, and it was a custom-job lol.

    So while I might sound a bit snobby to some, believe me when I say I always want the best value for money and really hate over-paying for anything, esp if I'm spending a lot.

    Also: I know I've banged on about the company we use, and that's because I've had personal experience with them so can actually vouch for them (we've bought 2 standard rings through them and had 2 custom made by them; they also repaired my mum's wedding band after she had to have it cut off, and have done several re-sizes and repairs for me inc a re-shank (basically, I have a lovely EJ ring I got for my 21st, and the shank had almost worn away at the back it was so thin; they replaced it with a much thicker one for £40, bargain!)), if that makes sense. But there are lots of others out there and I can give you details of a few of the best ones I've found if you like, so that you can shop around. Again, just give me a shout :-)
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    Will do, thanks!

    I have the same belief as you.. Your wedding ring is something you are going to wear for the rest of your life so, if you can afford to pay for quality, then it really is worth it. I don't want to spend loads - I think the prices on that website are very, very good compared to what I have seen elsewhere. Have also heard lots of bad stories about certain high street retailers so it really does make you think twice - I wouldn't like to be one of those unlucky ones :(

    I like that they can send you silver versions to try on at home before you actually commit to buy as well. Will definitely be doing that I think nearer the time :)

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    Yeah we were the same with the rings: the rings and the photos were both really important to us. We were lucky and had a biggish budget for the wedding, but had it been smaller I'd have made compromises elsewhere to cover the cost of the rings, or else bought a cheaper one and upgraded at a later date.

    That said, like I said I still wanted to make sure we got the best 'bang for our buck'/value for money, so did quite a lot of research and got a lot of quotes before settling on this particular company.
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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 28th 2014
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    Hi Barbie86, Could You Put The Details On My wally? Many thanks

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
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    Done :-)
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    • StellaM89
      CommentAuthorStellaM89
      Posted: Aug 28th 2014
     
    For me as well.. put details on my wall..
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 28th 2014
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    They'll have to start paying you commission at this rate barbie ;)

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 28th 2014
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    Hey Stella, if you unrestrict your wall I will :-) otherwise add me as a friend and I'll PM you :-)

    Flossie: man, that would be awesome! Lol.
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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Sep 13th 2014
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    thanks barbie! Took me a while to get to your post as I had to get through the endless amount of adverts on my wall!

    I had seen them before and thought they were too good to be true, so I am glad you had good feedback about them! :D

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    • TeresaC54
      CommentAuthorTeresaC54
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Sep 14th 2014
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    I was quoted over £800 at a local jewellers....went online and paid £307 - massive difference!
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    • EmmaK863
      CommentAuthorEmmaK863
      Posted: Sep 14th 2014
     
    Hi Barbie86, I'd also be really interested to hear who you used and the list of others you found as I'm looking for rings now. Thank you
 
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