Costco Com Jewelry

Costco Com Jewelry

When I bought my wife’s diamond from Costco I was able to email Costco’s diamond dealer and tell him exactly what my wife wanted. Our requirements were between 1 – 1.25 carats, round brillant cut, depth and table within ideal proportions, excellent polish and symmetry, faceted girdle, clarity VS 1 or 2, color d-f. He was able to send us a list of stones, ALL within these parameters, ALL with GIA certs. I was able to request which stones be shipped to my local Costco store to look at and have appraised. So yes, if you did not do due diligence, then yes, I would not recommend Costco. However, if you do your research before purchase, my experience is Costco can save you a bundle on a quality stone.
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Costco Com Jewelry

Firstly, MANY (myself included) have had serious issues buying online. Yes, you CAN get a good deal online from a number of online retailers but you take on monetary risks with it. If you live in another Country (since MOST reputable online retailers are in the U.S), you stand to fork out additional hundreds of dollars on taxes, duties and import fees which are never refundable. Then you run the risk that the ring isn’t what you thought it would be, or it was appraised differently than reported on the site.. You have to deal with possible return shipping which is a MASSIVE headache and can be a HUGE blow to the pocket book. Also with online retailers, sure, you get a better deal, but you STILL have to find a local jeweler to do work, unless you enjoy shipping your item back and forth to the retailer (in assumption they have warranty and do the work). I’ve gone through 9, yes NINE, diamond rings in my lifetime. Some purchased at big chains that are clearly inferior quality, but still aren’t cheap in price. Which brings me to my next point – depending where you live, Costco may actually be the best choice for quality and budget. Where I live, one of the biggest jewellery retailers in the COUNTRY is closing it’s doors for good. Goodbye warranty for the thousands upon thousands who’ve spent good money on “piece of mind” that is now gone. The biggest high “end retailer” in our city also closed its doors, which is quite convenient because those who spent there $15,000 on their engagement ring now need to travel 4 hours to the nearest location for work/warranty claims. Nice. What’s left? Questionable ‘mom and pop’ independant jewellers who you can’t trust (I’ve been hosed by 2 that were apparently reputable and both committed fraud)..And your final choice are the “Zales” and “Kays” which have crap service, poor quality, mass produced run of the mill rings. I just got a ring from Costco – There was a one of a kind and wasn’t available online – We bought it in store and were able to inspect it prior to purchase. I did have to pay to have it resized at a reputable jeweler here. They carry extremely high end jewellery but nothing attainable for the “common man”. Even they were awestruck with the ring I brought in – they thought it was one of theirs! That should tell you something! Anyways the biggest thing to take away from this is, when most people have a humble budget, Costco is a GREAT option. You get better quality than what you would get at a place like Zales. You have the piece of mind of the return policy, and the fact Costco does sell better than average quality jewellery! NO jewellery store is guaranteed to last forever (except maybe Tiffany’s) so thinking you’re “further ahead” getting that lifetime warranty is naive. Get the Costco ring if you see one you like, get it independently appraised and if it’s not what you paid for, return it. Simple. If it is, or better than expected, great!
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Costco Com Jewelry

Chris Ward- November 10, 2015 at 6:15 am When I bought my wife’s diamond from Costco I was able to email Costco’s diamond dealer and tell him exactly what my wife wanted. Our requirements were between 1 – 1.25 carats, round brillant cut, depth and table within ideal proportions, excellent polish and symmetry, faceted girdle, clarity VS 1 or 2, color d-f. He was able to send us a list of stones, ALL within these parameters, ALL with GIA certs. I was able to request which stones be shipped to my local Costco store to look at and have appraised. So yes, if you did not do due diligence, then yes, I would not recommend Costco. However, if you do your research before purchase, my experience is Costco can save you a bundle on a quality stone.
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Costco Com Jewelry

Chris- October 24, 2016 at 12:15 am I think you neglect to take a few things into account. Firstly, MANY (myself included) have had serious issues buying online. Yes, you CAN get a good deal online from a number of online retailers but you take on monetary risks with it. If you live in another Country (since MOST reputable online retailers are in the U.S), you stand to fork out additional hundreds of dollars on taxes, duties and import fees which are never refundable. Then you run the risk that the ring isn’t what you thought it would be, or it was appraised differently than reported on the site.. You have to deal with possible return shipping which is a MASSIVE headache and can be a HUGE blow to the pocket book. Also with online retailers, sure, you get a better deal, but you STILL have to find a local jeweler to do work, unless you enjoy shipping your item back and forth to the retailer (in assumption they have warranty and do the work). I’ve gone through 9, yes NINE, diamond rings in my lifetime. Some purchased at big chains that are clearly inferior quality, but still aren’t cheap in price. Which brings me to my next point – depending where you live, Costco may actually be the best choice for quality and budget. Where I live, one of the biggest jewellery retailers in the COUNTRY is closing it’s doors for good. Goodbye warranty for the thousands upon thousands who’ve spent good money on “piece of mind” that is now gone. The biggest high “end retailer” in our city also closed its doors, which is quite convenient because those who spent there $15,000 on their engagement ring now need to travel 4 hours to the nearest location for work/warranty claims. Nice. What’s left? Questionable ‘mom and pop’ independant jewellers who you can’t trust (I’ve been hosed by 2 that were apparently reputable and both committed fraud)..And your final choice are the “Zales” and “Kays” which have crap service, poor quality, mass produced run of the mill rings. I just got a ring from Costco – There was a one of a kind and wasn’t available online – We bought it in store and were able to inspect it prior to purchase. I did have to pay to have it resized at a reputable jeweler here. They carry extremely high end jewellery but nothing attainable for the “common man”. Even they were awestruck with the ring I brought in – they thought it was one of theirs! That should tell you something! Anyways the biggest thing to take away from this is, when most people have a humble budget, Costco is a GREAT option. You get better quality than what you would get at a place like Zales. You have the piece of mind of the return policy, and the fact Costco does sell better than average quality jewellery! NO jewellery store is guaranteed to last forever (except maybe Tiffany’s) so thinking you’re “further ahead” getting that lifetime warranty is naive. Get the Costco ring if you see one you like, get it independently appraised and if it’s not what you paid for, return it. Simple. If it is, or better than expected, great!
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Costco Com Jewelry

I think you neglect to take a few things into account. Firstly, MANY (myself included) have had serious issues buying online. Yes, you CAN get a good deal online from a number of online retailers but you take on monetary risks with it. If you live in another Country (since MOST reputable online retailers are in the U.S), you stand to fork out additional hundreds of dollars on taxes, duties and import fees which are never refundable. Then you run the risk that the ring isn’t what you thought it would be, or it was appraised differently than reported on the site.. You have to deal with possible return shipping which is a MASSIVE headache and can be a HUGE blow to the pocket book. Also with online retailers, sure, you get a better deal, but you STILL have to find a local jeweler to do work, unless you enjoy shipping your item back and forth to the retailer (in assumption they have warranty and do the work). I’ve gone through 9, yes NINE, diamond rings in my lifetime. Some purchased at big chains that are clearly inferior quality, but still aren’t cheap in price. Which brings me to my next point – depending where you live, Costco may actually be the best choice for quality and budget. Where I live, one of the biggest jewellery retailers in the COUNTRY is closing it’s doors for good. Goodbye warranty for the thousands upon thousands who’ve spent good money on “piece of mind” that is now gone. The biggest high “end retailer” in our city also closed its doors, which is quite convenient because those who spent there $15,000 on their engagement ring now need to travel 4 hours to the nearest location for work/warranty claims. Nice. What’s left? Questionable ‘mom and pop’ independant jewellers who you can’t trust (I’ve been hosed by 2 that were apparently reputable and both committed fraud)..And your final choice are the “Zales” and “Kays” which have crap service, poor quality, mass produced run of the mill rings. I just got a ring from Costco – There was a one of a kind and wasn’t available online – We bought it in store and were able to inspect it prior to purchase. I did have to pay to have it resized at a reputable jeweler here. They carry extremely high end jewellery but nothing attainable for the “common man”. Even they were awestruck with the ring I brought in – they thought it was one of theirs! That should tell you something! Anyways the biggest thing to take away from this is, when most people have a humble budget, Costco is a GREAT option. You get better quality than what you would get at a place like Zales. You have the piece of mind of the return policy, and the fact Costco does sell better than average quality jewellery! NO jewellery store is guaranteed to last forever (except maybe Tiffany’s) so thinking you’re “further ahead” getting that lifetime warranty is naive. Get the Costco ring if you see one you like, get it independently appraised and if it’s not what you paid for, return it. Simple. If it is, or better than expected, great!

Costco Com Jewelry

Costco Com Jewelry
Costco Com Jewelry

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