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Old 01-24-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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Looking for a diamond and pearl necklace or pendant for the upcoming 'rip off guys by massively increasing the price day' for the GF...

Any recommendations on some good websites?

Eta: must be silver if someone tries a random recommendation, that's all she will wear.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Looking for a diamond and pearl necklace or pendant for the upcoming 'rip off guys by massively increasing the price day' for the GF...

Any recommendations on some good websites?

Eta: must be silver if someone tries a random recommendation, that's all she will wear.

Budget? Diamonds and pearls should be on a white gold or platinum necklace, not sterling silver.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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She's the one who insists on the metal, not me.

Something like this is kinda what I was thinking,
Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Heart Pendant in 14k White Gold | Blue Nile
but not sure.

She also likes Jade, and I was looking for blue jade and pearls, but couldn't find anything, so I thought the two birthstones....


I'd rather keep it around $500 if I can. (don't think we'll end up married or anything)

More looking for any recommendations of websites which deliver value... I hate paying the inflated markup more than the price.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Pa
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That necklace is very pretty. Why don't you try Tiffany's? Or Pandora? Amazon? Zales? Limogesjewelry.com ? Macy's? Zappos.com?
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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That necklace is very pretty. Why don't you try Tiffany's? Or Pandora? Amazon? Zales? Limogesjewelry.com ? Macy's? Zappos.com?
Those (that I recognize)
Are retail stores.


I'd rather pay $800 for a $1,200 (retail) necklace, than $500 for a $500 (retail) necklace.

Jewelry is one of the biggest scams out there when it comes to retail vs wholesale, and I'd rather minimize the rip off. (I know I can't do away with it)

Figured someone might have some suggestions.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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It's not necessarily fine jewelry, but you could always look on Etsy for some unusual and unique handcrafted pieces.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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She's the one who insists on the metal, not me.

Something like this is kinda what I was thinking,
Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Heart Pendant in 14k White Gold | Blue Nile
but not sure.

She also likes Jade, and I was looking for blue jade and pearls, but couldn't find anything, so I thought the two birthstones....


I'd rather keep it around $500 if I can. (don't think we'll end up married or anything)

More looking for any recommendations of websites which deliver value... I hate paying the inflated markup more than the price.

How about simply giving her a gift certificate to a nice local jewelry store, and she can choose something she really likes and/or "needs". $500 is serious cash if you're not planning on marrying this lady. If you are, then spend more.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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Chile I get my jewelry from claires
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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How about these


Helzberg Honora Cultured Pearl Necklace


Honora® Cultured Pearl Necklace in Sterling Silver - Gifts Under $500 - Price - Gift Guide - Helzberg Diamonds

1/6 Carat Diamond and Black Tahitian pearl 14K White Gold Pendant w/Chain - PPX_121874

SLANE Column Medallion Diamond Slide Necklace with Pearl Drop | Shop REEDS Jewelers
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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How about simply giving her a gift certificate to a nice local jewelry store, ok:
I have "an evening" planned.
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