Originally Posted by Food4Thgt
Total Carat Weight is what it is.
Total Carat weight
then i would say shop around. i believe those should be about the going price from most jewelry stores. even department stores like jc penny has sets like those too in that range if thats your budget. might even have like some discounts if you sign up for a jc penny card or something. yes i know its not the ideal place to shop, but if your on that budget, it doesnt hurt to check. of course ill get flamed for suggesting it.
as you can see the gold to platinum band really makes it jump in price. some women dont care. gold is enough for them. but then theres some who gotta have platinum. but if your lady doesnt care. you already saw for yourself you can save a lot with gold. for some, they cant even distinguish the diff from white gold or paltinum. maybe after a while of looking, they will see the diff between the 2. but if its casual glances with the ring already on the finger, really its hard to tell. women prob just like to brag when they describe the ring to say platinum. but gold is better than ghetto stainless steel lol.
on that note, if you go for gold instead of platinum but you were already willing to spend $3K, find one with a bigger center diamond. there is always something in the price range. if one place doesn't check others. just make sure its a reputable shop so they arent giving you false info on the grading/material etc.