Woo hoo!!! After many searches, by foot, phone and email I have found my ring... well I've narrowed it down to 2 rings in Weirs and 1 in Applebys!!!! Now it's time to bring in the boy (in fairness, he came with me to O'Connors, a good few high street Jewellers and up to Newry, but I did a bit of research myself last week and found three!!! Now here's my questions:
1. How long do [b:1z5lam85]Weirs[/b:1z5lam85] and [b:1z5lam85]Applebys[/b:1z5lam85] take to resize a ring? (I am a P so it would be a case of making the ring bigger!)
2. I know that Weirs give 10% off on all engagement rings (except the Hearts on Fire diamond jewellery) but what did people get off in Applebys? I think I'll feel strange asking for Discount (well himself will be!) but if it's on offer I might as well avail of it
Congratulations its sooooooooooooo exciting choosing your ring! I can't give any info on Weirs as I got my ring in Appleby's and we did receive a discount on the ering, they actually offered a discount if I remember rightly but my now DH would have mentioned it anyway plus we got a decent discount, it was the guts of 500eur not to sniffed at, and they give you a discount/loyalty card for further purchases, on the day we got engaged we went for dinner in the hotel that we actually had our wedding reception in a yr later, whatever you do you'll be on such a high that it won't matter if you're eating chips out of newspaper good luck!
Congrats on nearly finding your ring !!
I'm not sure about how long Weirs take, but I got my ring made in Applebys and it only took around a week.
To answer your other question about the discount, we got 10% off
(every little helps !) and we had no problem asking, at the end of the day I'm sure that every jeweller expects you to ask for a discount, so don't worry about asking.
Good luck with picking between the three rings
Hope this helps
[quote:3gglwx40]whatever you do you'll be on such a high that it won't matter if you're eating chips out of newspaper[/quote:3gglwx40]
we took a walk down dunlaoighre (sp) pier - had fish and chips, 99's and when it got cold, hot chocolate, stayed until it got so cold and dark we had no choice to go home - it was so nice - just the two of us watching the world go buy! couldnt of had a better day!
Springbride, thanks for your input too! It's great to get feedback from someone who used the same place!
Thanks for the replies everyone!!!
[quote:sayh6s0s]we took a walk down dunlaoighre (sp) pier - had fish and chips, 99's and when it got cold, hot chocolate, stayed until it got so cold and dark we had no choice to go home[/quote:sayh6s0s]
Flutterby Bride that sounds so lovely!!!! I love dun laoighre pier, it's such a lovely spot!
Thanks for your help frankensteins bride! The girl in Weirs said to me, "We can give you 10% off" and I said "Oh yeah I heard that you offer that discount!" and she said "We can give it, but we are supposed to wait until we're asked, which I don't like so that's why I'm telling you!" I had a lovely girl helping me in Appleby's but I felt strange asking her, because it isn't me paying for it, so I didn't mention it, but will do when we go back!! I kinda hoped that Appleby's had a workshop so that they could do it on the day but if they can't I don't mind waiting
) and they resized it in 2 hrs for me! I was thrilled as didn't want to leave town without it! Also, they give you a voucher for a glass of champagne in Westbury....so afterwards that's what we did...went and sipped champagne there!
As regards discount we got approx 15% discount which was very good.
I bought mine in Applebys (or rather H2B bought mine!!
Bumble I think I love you
Thanks a million for all your help! Got my ring today but heading out now... so will post a pic later!!!
I'm back!! This ring should come with a health warning... do not wear while driving, may cause some distraction!!!
Seriously though... how long does it take for the staring at your ring to stop?? I find myself just gazing at it randomly and using my left hand for everything!!!
It's a three stone, 1.2ct ring and the middle stone is slightly larger than the other two. It's a yellow gold band with platinum setting. It's a very traditional setting, which I love!!!