Gearing up for Black Friday? If you’ve been considering an engagement ring purchase, it’s a great time to get a deal. Most online jewelers offer some sort of promotion during the Black-Friday/Cyber Monday time frame, but it is very rare to see a discount on loose diamonds themselves, or even on Build-Your-Own engagement rings.
From past experience, here are a few of the types of sales you can expect to see this time of year:
Savings on Engagement Ring Settings
James Allen is one of the few jewelers who offer a discount on some part of their “Build-Your-Own” engagement rings. Before you get too excited, let me explain. While they don’t discount the loose diamonds in their database, you can get up to a 25% discount on their ring settings, wedding bands and pre-set engagement rings. If you’re considering an ornate, or multi-stone setting, this can add up to real savings.
Black Friday Update 11/23/2017
James Allen has announced 25% savings on engagement ring settings and other fine jewelry including wedding bands, diamond studs and more. Start shopping with this promotions now. No coupon code required. 25% discount on settings will be deducted during the checkout process.
There are a few exclusions to the discount, however. Designer settings by the like of Verragio, Jeff Cooper, Danhov, and Martin Flyer are not part of this promotion.
Blue Nile Black Friday Savings
Blue Nile is a shopper’s favorite. Unfortunately, their Black Friday promotions have usually been limited to pre-set jewelry and not build-your-own rings. Blue Nile has historically NOT provided a Black Friday discount on build-your-own engagement rings, and as of right now, that seems to still be the case.
This year, they announced up to 50% savings on select diamond jewelry including tennis bracelets, eternity rings, diamond studs and more which can all be found on the Blue Nile Black Friday Sale page on their website.
Looking for an alternative engagement ring in morganite, blue topaz, sapphire or another stone? You’re very likely to find discounts on these as Black Friday and Holiday deals heat up at Blue Nile. But here’s the important thing to know about Blue Nile’s sales – they usually put a discount on a collection of products and when they are gone, they’re gone. So if you have your eye on a shiny, discounted bauble from Blue Nile, don’t wait to pull the trigger. Convert early or risk missing out.
Gemvara Black Friday Savings
Have you read my latest review of Gemvara, the build-your-own jewelry site specializing in diamond and gemstone jewelry? They just announced their Black Friday sale – 20% off sitewide from now through 11/26. This is a great time to order anything from a sparkly engagement ring to a colorful right-hand-ring. Shop now and customize your perfect and truly unique piece for a Christmas proposal.
While I don’t know what the sales will be just yet, take a look at some of the past promotions by top online jewelers like James Allen and Blue Nile here to get an idea of the types of promotions you may see this year: