Jewellery expert’s essential reason to not shop for engagement rings at big chains

A jewellery expert and antique dealer has shared the biggest mistakes that couples face when shopping for engagement rings – and one lies with popular high-street retailers

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Jewellery dealer details common engagement ring mistakes

If you’re wanting to propose, you might be put off by the jaw-dropping price of engagement rings. On TikTok, jewellery expert Rebecca shared her insightful advice on the biggest mistakes that couples make whilst out shopping.

The part-time social media star and antique dealer described mishaps, including underestimating longevity and not feeling pressured to max out your budget. However, one that a lot of people fall victim to is shopping in popular high-street retailers – and there’s a valid reason as to why.

The woman explained her concern on TikTok
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The concern is with high-street stores
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She explained: “Hi, I’m Rebecca, I’m an antique jewellery dealer and bespoke jeweller, and these are the biggest mistakes that I’ve seen in buying engagement rings.

“The first one hands down is anyone who runs straight to a high-street jeweller.

“I think the premonition is that they’re on the high street that they’re going to be a lot cheaper and actually they’re really not cheaper.

She continued: “You can get a lot better deal if you go fully bespoke or even if you go with an antique or a vintage option.

“So, definitely check those out first.”

Sharing their thoughts in the comments, TikTokers also agreed to the concerns with popular high street stores – with some describing their own experiences with saving cash.

One user wrote: I bought my ring from a tiny family ran jewellers.

“I got the same ring for £4,000 less than what Pravins was selling a smaller version of.”

A second person explained: “My other half got mine from H Samuel it’s a ‘forever diamond’ and had one inside where it said ‘forever’ the ‘o’ was a diamond.

“And It’s fallen out, it’s over priced for what it was and we’ve spent so much less on our wedding rings and the quality is so much better!!”

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