March 12, 2011 1:31 PM Subscribe
What are your pro-tips for haggling on jewelry purchases?
posted by anonymous to shopping (6 answers total)
Everyone claims that when buying fine jewelry, it's essential to haggle because the prices get marked up so much. What advice do you have for doing that? My boyfriend and I are at the beginning stages of looking into buying rings—him an engagement and wedding band for me, and me a wedding band for him.
I'd like to get him a simple platinum band from Brilliant Earth. Does a place like that negotiate? He's been looking at antique rings on-line and found one that we both really love. But since he originally looked at it a couple of months ago, the price listed has gone up a couple thousand dollars. What? At the original price, he thought he would be able to negotiate to a price within his budget, but now he doesn't think that is possible. The new price also seems higher than other comparable antique rings he's looked at. How would you approach this?
Help us not feel like we are going to end up paying more than we should!