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Dear members, badly need your help!
Our wedding is on friday - we still havent found a wedding ring for my husband-to-be. We want a simple plane ring from yellow, white gold or palladiun, without any decorations. The only problem -we d like that it costs less than 500 CHF Is it possible?
Could you please recommend jewellery shops in Lake geneva region (we live between Lausanne and Geneva) or in Zurich (our wedding ceremony is there).
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Old 22.12.2010, 14:15
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Re: Very urgent - where to buy wedding rings

http://www.urech.com/shop/?mcat=2&ca...3/131849/Exact

maybe you can try from them.

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Old 22.12.2010, 14:24
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Re: Very urgent - where to buy wedding rings

The gold price per gram is over 42 CHF at international exchanges. Producing rings cost money and a shop has typically another 50% overhead costs. In short: I do not think you will find a real life shop in Switzerland than can sell a pair of rings for 500 CHF. I see some online shops in Germany starting at 300 Euros for the worst quality. But even there costs a decent pair 400 Euro and it takes 7 days to order within Germany... (for example this one: http://www.ring-paare.de/trauringe)

In short: I do not want to be negative, but this sounds impossible to me. Best guess would be to take the car and drive to some discount jewellers in France maybe?
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Old 22.12.2010, 14:39
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Re: Very urgent - where to buy wedding rings

Ok, things are not so bad. We r only looking for a ring for my husband-to-be - so for 1 ring. I know its stupid to compare countries but in Russia I for sure could buy any golden ring for less than 300 CHF of any superbest quality. Another problem is choice - I just dont know where jewellery shops are. In Moscow region in the village I live there are 6 on the street I used to live. We have just moved to the region - dont know anybody to ask for advice
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Old 22.12.2010, 14:44
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Ok, things are not so bad. We r only looking for a ring for my husband-to-be - so for 1 ring. I know its stupid to compare countries but in Russia I for sure could buy any golden ring for less than 300 CHF of any superbest quality. Another problem is choice - I just dont know where jewellery shops are. In Moscow region in the village I live there are 6 on the street I used to live. We have just moved to the region - dont know anybody to ask for advice
I assume you live in Aubonne: check this
other locations use www.directories.ch and "bijouterie" as keyword to search in french. You even have maps.

Seriously, the challenge won't be to find a jewellery but one that sells a ring for 500chf. Good luck and congratulations.

PS:You travelling on a business visa made me realize that after all wedding is also a sort of business.
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Ok, things are not so bad. We r only looking for a ring for my husband-to-be - so for 1 ring.
I'd let you have mine but it's got "divorced" written all over it.
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I assume you live in Aubonne: check this
other locations use www.directories.ch and "bijouterie" as keyword to search in french. You even have maps.

Seriously, the challenge won't be to find a jewellery but one that sells a ring for 500chf. Good luck and congratulations.

PS:You travelling on a business visa made me realize that after all wedding is also a sort of business.

Web-links are very useful, tried to find where to thank but did not manage - because the first time on this forum.

Your remark about business seemed to be quite offensive to me. If I was born not in the reachest country in the world and got used to count money independently on the situation - does it characterize me somehow? Also I suppose the price of the rings and even the rings themselves are not the most important for a happy family life. And I am just asking about the prices, just interested if 500 CHF is possibleor not. Now when I know something about the market I will go and buy the ring in Christ (www.christ-swiss.ch) because I found there for 680 CHF and now know its lowest possible.
Many thanks to everybody who was helping!
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Old 22.12.2010, 15:04
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If I was born not in the reachest country in the world and got used to count money independently on the situation - does it characterize me somehow?
No it doesn't. But to be honest: The process of getting married is far from romantic. The authorities have the duty to inform you about all the legal implications of your step and they do so... especially in a cross-national wedding (been there, so I know). The civil wedding is in fact far more a legal process than any form of celebration. I hope that does not disappoint you.
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I assume you live in Aubonne: check this
other locations use www.directories.ch and "bijouterie" as keyword to search in french. You even have maps.

Seriously, the challenge won't be to find a jewellery but one that sells a ring for 500chf. Good luck and congratulations.

PS:You travelling on a business visa made me realize that after all wedding is also a sort of business.

I guess I have misunderstood you )) Sometimes happens to emotopnal people especially before the important event
Yes, all things for the wedding cost money but really do not play a large role in your being happy.
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Old 22.12.2010, 15:07
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Yes, all things for the wedding cost money but really do not play a large role in your being happy.
And a last tip - we were on a budget ourselves when we got married. But the ring was the one thing I insisted to not look too much on the price tag: You will wear it everyday, hopefully for the rest of your life. Go for something you like to look at and that does not tell you "we were on a budget, you know"... I'd rather save on the stuff that you will never ever look at after your big day.
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Old 22.12.2010, 15:14
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Re: Very urgent - where to buy wedding rings

As I recall, there is a small jewelry store in the Allaman Littoral park shopping area, just down the road from Aubonne at the autoroute jonction. Not at all sure about the quality, selection, nor price but perhaps a first stop.

If that fails, you could go across the street to Ikea and buy some curtain rings to resize.

edit--here is the directory listing
Au Rubis Bijouterie Horlogerie


Littoral Centre
1165 Allaman

Phone:021 807 23 30

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Old 22.12.2010, 15:49
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Re: Very urgent - where to buy wedding rings

check out manor or coop as well. i'm not sure you have to order them but if it's just one you may be able to just get it at once... good luck and congrats!!!
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Old 22.12.2010, 15:51
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There is a jewellery shop in Luzern, Piltusplatz and they have a closedown sale of 50% going on, i found the prices very reasonable
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Crikey, I'm amazed that you wouldn't get a ring for less than 500 ..... is that really true? My husband and I have white gold rings - his cost 275CHF - mine was less because it's much narrower .

OK, so it was 10 years ago, but surely they don't go up that much that fast?? I forget the name of the jewellers now but it was one of those posh highstreet ones in Basel.

I guess I must be totally out of touch - and there was me hoping for an eternity ring for our 10th anniversary next year maybe I need to think again
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Crikey, I'm amazed that you wouldn't get a ring for less than 500 ..... is that really true? My husband and I have white gold rings - his cost 275CHF - mine was less because it's much narrower .

OK, so it was 10 years ago, but surely they don't go up that much that fast?? I forget the name of the jewellers now but it was one of those posh highstreet ones in Basel.

I guess I must be totally out of touch - and there was me hoping for an eternity ring for our 10th anniversary next year maybe I need to think again
gold price increased by 40% from 2008 to 2010.
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gold price increased by 40% from 2008 to 2010.
Blimey again

Maybe that eternity ring will be on hold then (perhaps I'll be waiting for an actual eternity )
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Blimey again

Maybe that eternity ring will be on hold then (perhaps I'll be waiting for an actual eternity )
More diamonds means less gold necessary
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