Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok
February 29, 2012 2:45 PM Subscribe
Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok: Advisable?
posted by anonymous to Shopping (7 answers total)
I'm going to Bangkok with my girlfriend. I'm considering proposing to her on the trip. I'm wondering if it's a good idea to buy the engagement ring at home (we're in Europe) and bring it along or if I should buy one there. I've heard that it's possible to get a good deal on precious stones there but also to be wary of scams.
I don't have a fixed budget for the ring. I'm also not completely sure what kind of stone I want yet. I like diamonds a lot but I do have some qualms about the ethical aspects.
So, MeFi, is it a good idea to buy an engagement ring in Bangkok? Where should I get it and how much should I expect to pay?