Walmart Engagement Rings Review – Good or Bad?

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When you go searching for the perfect engagement ring, it needs to be special and unique. Besides having a design you like, the diamond ring should also be affordable and within your budget. After all, there are many more things to pay for after the wedding, right?

When it comes to saving money and buying things at a discount, Walmart is one of the most recognizable names operating a chain of hypermarkets and discount stores. But did you also know that Walmart sells engagement rings?

Yes, that’s right. Walmart sells engagement rings in their jewelry section. You can buy one while conveniently picking up a carton of milk and your favorite pack of Snicker bars. But the biggest question is, should you do it?

So, what is the deal with Walmart engagement rings? Are they worth the money to buy? Do you have to sacrifice quality in order to purchase one? These are valid questions and in this write-up, we review Walmart engagement rings and break down the answers in the paragraphs below.

What Type of Jewelry Can You Find at Walmart?

screenshot of walmart jewelry section with diamond white gold ring

Walmart diamond engagement rings sorted according to their best sellers.

Walmart is a big-box retailer that sells thousands of products and caters as a one-stop shop for customers. From groceries to electronics to jewelry, you can literally find anything in their stores. In their jewelry section, you can find things like bullion, watches, fashion jewelry to fine jewelry across a different number of brands.

The number of selections is massive and in this article, we are going to focus our attention on wedding and engagement rings with diamond center stones. Using their website and search filters to narrow down the selections to diamond engagement rings, I found that Walmart lists more than 1000 products on sale.

Their ring designs range from simple solitaire rings to more elaborate designs and you would probably find a design you like by narrowing down the choices using their search filters.

As an e-commerce store, I would say that Walmart’s search functions are well thought out and they make it easy for you to find stuff.

Brands And Selections – What’s Available?

First of all, Walmart works with many different suppliers and sellers when it comes to their jewelry department. In the same way that Walmart (akin to a marketplace) carries a variety of cereal brands, there are all types of engagement rings sold under an umbrella of roughly 200 different brands.

On their website, Walmart lists the following as their top brands: Pompeii3, JeenMata, Inara Diamonds, Imperial Diamond, Miabella and Forever Bride. When I first saw this list, I could immediately identify some of them as I had prior experiences with their products and service.

There are a number of brands that I would never even touch with a 5 ft pole and you’ll see why later in the review.

And let’s face it – Walmart prides itself as a discount store. They aren’t known for excellent quality but instead, made their name because of their low prices. For this reason, the vast majority of diamond rings sold at Walmart are priced under $2,000 while a few of the higher-end stuff can go as high as $15,000.

Besides having 3rd party sellers, Walmart also fulfills and sells a portion of the engagement rings themselves. These would include brands like Arista, Miabella, Forever Bride and Imperial Diamonds. They also happen to be listed in their “Top Brands” category.

Review of Quality – How Good Are Walmart’s Diamond Rings?

“Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” – This is one of my favorite phrases that is coined by investing legend Warren Buffet and it also applies to the world of diamond jewelry. People are attracted to Walmart because low prices can attract attention and garner interest.

So, just how good are the diamond rings sold at Walmart? To answer this question, let’s do a review of Walmart’s products using a couple of listings from both their external sellers and inhouse brands. I also want you to read this write up on “cheap, wholesale” diamond rings I wrote before returning here.

yellow gold walmart engagement rings for her

Wow! Buying a 3/4 carat diamond ring for only $729? Really?

First up is this solitaire diamond ring in 14k yellow gold metal that is sold by Pompeii. At first glance, it looks like a nice looking 6 prong diamond engagement ring and being sold at a really cheap price.

If you didn’t know better or have prior knowledge about the 4Cs, you might assume that it looks like a good deal. However, when you take a closer look at the description, that’s where the fairy tale comes to an end.

On the product page, this is the exact description that I found when doing this review of Pompeii3’s listing: “This classic solitaire engagement ring features a 3/4 ct round brilliant cut natural diamond. The diamond is securely set in a solid 6 prong 14k gold. — Metal – 14k Yellow Gold — Purity – 14k — Color – J-K-L — Clarity – I2-I3 — Style – Engagement Rings/Solitaire — Item # – ENG007514k Yellow Gold 3/4ct Round Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring Jewelry Brilliant”

First of all, the color of the diamond is listed as J-K-L which begs the question: what exactly are you buying and getting? A J color diamond is completely different from an L color diamond in terms of appearance and value. Obviously, the same question applies to its clarity grade which is listed as I2-I3.

For the record, I2 and I3 clarity grades are the lowest ratings a diamond can achieve and this is literally scraping the bottom of the barrel. In layman’s terms, an I3 diamond is industrial grade (unwanted low quality diamonds that get used for industrial purposes like drill bits) and contains inclusions that negatively impact a diamond’s appearance and performance.

Yet, the listing on Walmart shows a pristine and almost perfect looking diamond which raises a yellow flag for me. I can assure you that an I2 or I3 diamond will never look like this in real life. It’s going to look very very very different.

The other yellow flag that I see with this listing is that this is an uncertified diamond with no accompanying 3rd party grading report from GIA or AGS. From experience, sellers abuse uncertified diamonds by misrepresenting the true quality of the diamond they are selling and if the same diamond were to be graded by GIA/AGS, it is going to be many grades lower.

And here’s some food for thought. If an uncertified diamond was already given an I2-I3 clarity rating by the seller with a vested interest, what do you think the true clarity grade of the stone would be after adjusting for artificial grade inflation?


IGL certified diamond ring at Walmart.com. Is it any good?

In the next listing, let’s do a review of an Arista diamond ring which is listed as a top brand in Walmart’s site. The Arista brand is a line of jewelry products that are sold and fulfilled by Walmart. Let’s take a look at the description that is found on the product page.

“Make her day extra special with this beautiful Generic 1 Carat T.W. IGL Certified Sol Plus 14kt White Gold Engagement Ring. It features a lovely 1-karat round stone. Elegant and simple, the white diamond engagement ring boasts a lovely band made with 14-karat white gold and prong set diamond. The center diamond is flanked by four sparkling side stones. This round diamond engagement ring comes in a variety of sizes so you can select the ideal fit for her. Make your upcoming wedding the ultimate celebration with this beautiful engagement ring. This Generic 1 Carat T.W. IGL Certified Sol Plus 14kt White Gold Engagement Ring comes in a convenient box.1 Carat T.W. IGL Certified Round White Diamond 14kt White Gold Sol Plus Engagement Ring: 1 ct. t.w. round white diamond14kt white gold Sol Plus ring with Miracle Plate0.70 ct. t.w. center diamonds set with Miracle Plate and 0.30 ct. t.w. of side diamonds on mount Each side diamond is 0.15 ct. t.w. Diamond setting is prong set. Comes with IGL certificate Diamond quality is IJ-I2/I3 White diamond engagement ring comes in a box Available in sizes 6”

Bewildered by the barrage of words? Well, I sure am when I first read it. First of all, 1-karat should be spelled as 1-carat. Karat and carat refer to completely different things. Secondly, the math isn’t right and causes a lot of confusion. The listing states that the center stone is a “lovely 1 karat round stone” and yet, the header says that it is a 1ctw white diamond ring.

1 ctw is an abbreviation for 1 carat total weight. This means that the weight of all the diamonds in the ring adds up to only 1 carat. If the center stone is already 1 carat, then this makes the mass of all other diamonds in the ring zero. What a paradox!

If you actually clicked on the description box to continue reading through the description, you will realize that the center stone is now stated as 0.7 carats in weight with two 0.15 carat diamonds on the side profile. And just like the previous Pompeii3 listing, the diamond quality used is very low and stated to be I/J color and I2/I3 clarity.

Again, notice the perfect looking diamond in the pictures that they use? That’s definitely not how an I2 or I3 diamond looks like.

I always harp on the the importance of a grading certificate so that you have a fair and accurate assessment of the diamond’s quality. Though this Arista diamond ring does come along with an IGL grading report, I will just add that this certificate should be taken with a grain of salt as it’s not going to give you an accurate representation of the diamond you are getting.


certified engagement rings for sale at walmart

Next up in our Walmart diamond rings review, we have a “certified” G color I2 clarity diamond halo ring that is sold by SK Jewel Inc under the Inara Diamonds brand. At first, that’s what I thought it was when reading the title of the listing.

But guess what? If you dig through the fine print and read the description, you will realize that this diamond ring actually consists of G-H color and I2-I3 clarity diamonds and NOT the G/I2 diamond that was stated in the title.

Besides this discrepancy, the previous yellow flags that plague the other listings like the use of stock imagery are also present.

Also, I cannot find any details of the “certificate” that should accompany the ring. In fact, there’s nothing about certificates except for a warranty document in the listing. So, where’s the information and why should I be made to go on a treasure hunt to sleuth for basic information that should be readily supplied?

Interestingly, this diamond is crafted in 10k gold instead of the minimum 14k gold that is normally used for fine jewelry. To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with 10 karat gold and it is largely up what the manufacturer/consumer prefers. For engagement rings, my recommendation is a minimum of 14k gold.


i2 clarity 10k white gold engagement rings for women walmart

I’ve also come across the V.I.P brand of jewelry that is fulfilled by Walmart.com and decided to review a simple 4 prong white gold solitaire ring from their collection. When I read the description of the ring, I actually found it to be ironic and humorous.

“The elegant simplicity of the solitaire band has been treasured for decades for its grace and boldness. Boasting a brilliant cut round diamond, this solitaire beauty is a true treasure that is sure to be valued by the one you love. The unassuming elegance of 10KT white gold sets the whole look off, delivering sophistication and shine to this stunning piece. 1 1/4 Carat T.W Diamond 10K White Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring. Take your special someone’s breath away with the brilliance of solitaire engagement ring. Fashioned in a 10k white gold, this stunning piece makes an excellent symbol of your undying devotion to your loved one. This ring showcases a flawless 1 1/4 Carat T.W white diamond that glimmers and dances with the light. This lustrous solitaire engagement ring is crafted in white gold and features a large white diamond illuminating the center. Available in Your Choice of Sizes 6,7 and 8. Diamond Quality : I-J/I-3, Diamond Shape : Round, Diamond Setting : Prong, Metal : 10K White Gold1 1/4 Carat T.W Diamond 10K White Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring.”

The diamond is described as “flawless” and “lustrous” but ironically, it is listed as an I-3 clarity grade. Diamonds in this category will look dead and devoid of life. Curiously, this engagement ring on Walmart actually uses an image of how a low clarity diamond looks like.

upclose with i2 i3 diamond ring appearance walmart com listing

Is this flawless or lustrous? Neither. It looks more like a piece of frozen spit.

Curiously, Walmart.com actually used a real image (although it can be argued that this is still not an accurate representation of an I3 diamond) in the product listing instead of a generic perfect looking stock photo. While most GIA certified I3 diamonds will look more hideous than this in real life, at least they were being more honest with their product representation relative to the other listings.

Pros And Cons of Buying a Diamond Ring From Walmart

So, what are the advantages of buying a diamond ring from Walmart? For many people, they would point to the low prices and cheap engagement rings on sale. It would be suitable for people who give no care to quality and are driven solely by prices.

Here, I want to point out the false sense of getting value for money with uncertified and garbage-tier quality diamonds. Low prices don’t necessarily result in getting better value for money. Mind you, I’ve been in the trade for over 10 years and I know how the industry works.

Industrial grade diamonds are dirt cheap because they are plentiful and most jewelers don’t want to work with them for reputation reasons. Other jewelers can easily retail their products at similar prices if they decide to manufacture products with the same kind of quality you find on Walmart.

On the other hand, if we were to talk about the cons of buying a Walmart diamond ring, there’s a whole list of stuff that will turn an educated shopper off.

When I performed this review of Walmart diamond rings, I notice a pattern forming as I started browsing through their listings. The diamond rings sold at Walmart are consistently made with low quality diamonds, lower grade metals and do not have reliable 3rd party grading reports from GIA/AGS.

engagement rings for women walmart

So, what exactly am I buying? What exactly am I getting? It’s very hard even for a seasoned professional like myself to assess quality.

Instead, you get vague descriptions like I-J-K color or I2-I3 clarity which do not offer a clear and objective way of assessing diamond quality. And in some cases, there were even contradicting descriptions that further obfuscate matters.

Besides poor diamond quality and unreliable documentation, Walmart has fundamental drawbacks that are inherent to their business model. Many of the diamond rings at Walmart are sold and fulfilled by 3rd party sellers and this means that the quality of the product would vary.

On top of that, different sellers have different sales policies which makes it a big hassle for consumers to understand their rights. You really need to be on your toes and pay attention to details when buying a ring from Walmart. For example, jewelry that is sold and fulfilled by Walmart has a return period of 90 days while most other 3rd party sellers only offer a 30 day return period.

Walmart isn’t a full-fledge jeweler that offers a set of full service for their engagement ring rings and they sell only preset rings. This means you have little say in the final product quality and will not be able to customize the ring to your specific needs. For example, if you want a D color or VVS diamond ring, your options are almost non-existent at Walmart.

I know from first-hand experience that buying wedding rings and engagement rings are both a personal and emotional experience. It is really rewarding when you put your personal touch into choosing a diamond ring for your loved one. James Allen, White Flash and Blue Nile are reliable vendors that I recommend checking out.

Looking For Cheap Engagement Rings? There Are Better Alternatives.

While the prices of Walmart engagement rings are low, the selections are centered around low quality diamonds and settings with lower karatage. To be clear, they do appeal to a niche market of consumers with smaller budgets.

Now, diamonds come in all types of shapes and qualities. One of the things I dislike about buying preset rings is that you cannot cherry-pick the center stone of your liking. And most of the time, buying a preset ring would result in many compromises at the expense of quality.

However, there are alternatives to buying an engagement ring on a small budget and with a much better shopping experience.

In fact, I’ve bought this stunning looking ring for less than $2,000 at James Allen which features a 0.58ct AGS certified diamond. I also chose a 14k white gold pave setting that adds extra bling with its melee sidestones.

walmart engagement rings princess cut comparison won't even come close
engagement ring under 2000 pave design

Even with a $2,000 budget, you can get a gorgeous princess cut diamond ring from a proper jeweler.

Most people have the wrong assumption that customizing an engagement ring by selecting your own diamond and ring design will cost more. That’s not true and the costs for a like-for-like ring are going to be the same.

The difference here is whether the jeweler is making the choices on your behalf or whether you want to have control over what you are buying.

Now, let me set the record straight. The vast majority of jewelers in the industry actually have no idea about light performance and cut quality. Yes, you’ve read that right. If you have read Beyond4cs.com, I can tell you that most jewelers are more clueless than you are when it comes to assessing cut quality.

So, why would you want to let someone who doesn’t know what they are doing dictate what you buy?

Vendors like James Allen and White Flash empower consumers to make educated purchases with their transparent business practices. Through the use of magnified 360 degree videos, you get to SEE exactly what you are buying.

There are no scammy descriptions of color ranges, no garbage tier I2 or I3 clarity diamonds and you get what you see online. Most importantly, the prices are very competitive and the availability of reliable grading reports from GIA/AGS will help ensure that the quality is accurately represented.

Wrapping Things Up: Walmart Diamond Rings Review

walmart gold engagement rings for her

I hope this review of Walmart diamond rings has offered useful insights into their products and quality.

To be very clear, I love Walmart and I think it is a delightful place to shop for groceries and everyday products. But when it comes to engagement rings, there are much better places to buy from to get value for money and better quality.

Walmart carries thousands of different products and they have very limited in-store services for its jewelry segment. In my opinion, Walmart has poor selections for the more discerning consumers. This is in stark contrast to the thousands of possibilities you can find at a proper jeweler and the better shopping experience you get.

The old adage: “You get what you pay for” certainly holds true when it comes to shopping for an engagement ring. When jewelry prices are ridiculously cheap, it is often for a reason and the devil usually lies in the details.

James Allen, White Flash and Blue Nile are reliable diamond engagement ring vendors that offer transparent and risk-free sales policies. If you want to buy a high quality diamond ring at competitive prices, make sure you check them out!

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16 Comments

  1. kimberly-
    March 4, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Thanks for writing this Walmart diamonds review. I’ve look at many of their engagement rings and their prices are so low and cheap. How can these discount diamond engagement rings be using real diamonds and still keep their costs so low while other stores like Tiffany are charging like 10 times more for a similar-looking item. Are Walmart’s diamonds real in the first place and how do you tell a real stone from a fake stone?

  2. Paul Gian-
    March 6, 2018 at 12:06 am

    After you peel away the fluff and take a deeper look at details, you will be able to see why the jewelry pieces are cheap. Basically, the diamonds they use cost less because of its quality. I can tell you with certainty that Walmart’s diamonds are real. But real diamonds come in a wide array of prices and quality. The best way to find out if a diamond is real or not is to bring it to an appraiser or gemologist. This would require a small fee for the check. Alternatively, you can buy a diamond tester kit that gives you a method of quick and easy testing.

  3. mohd abdul hadi-
    September 29, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    What if I need ring resizing? Does Walmart provide this service? Do you think Walmart engagement ring sets are worth the money?

  4. Paul Gian-
    October 1, 2018 at 4:03 am

    If you did by the ring at Walmart then getting its sized for the first time is free, after that it is $20. If you did not get the ring at Walmart, it is going to cost you $20 to get the ring sent out to get it sized, however if the ring is not bought at Walmart it is not guaranteed that they will resize it. In this case, you should contact your local store. Basically, walmart has an assortment of vendors listing their products there. So, the engagement ring sets that you see there will vary in quality as well as ring sizes. If you are really in a cash-crunch or someone who needs something urgently and intends to upgrade in future, then Walmart engagement ring sets may be something that would suit your needs.

  5. Kim-
    March 1, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for writing this review for Walmart jewelry engagement rings. The information about different vendors listing and fulfilling their diamond jewelry products on Walmart makes sense now. It’s also a reason why Walmart cannot control quality properly. What about the discount engagement rings from Sam’s club? It’s a subsidiary of Walmart and they seem to be the ones who make the settings. Some of their rings also come with a GIA and IGI certification.

    Here’s a list of rings here:
    https://www.samsclub.com/b/diamond-engagement-rings-wedding-rings/1646

    https://www.samsclub.com/p/1-00ctw-dia-ring-composite-rounds/prod16100190

    What do you think? Have you written a Sam’s Club diamond ring review before? If you have, can you kindly point me in the right direction?

  6. Paul Gian-
    March 2, 2019 at 5:02 am

    If we perform a relative comparison, I would say that the quality of Sam’s Club engagement rings would be better than that of Walmart’s. But that’s not saying they are a good place to shop. First of all, prices aren’t cheap compared to other proper jewelry retailers. Secondly, the lack of information is a big red flag for quality assessment. So what if a product comes with a GIA graded report? That’s only saying the diamond has been graded accurately for color and clarity ratings. It doesn’t provide sufficient information for you about how it looks like in real life.

    There’s really no competitive advantage of Sam’s Club diamond rings or Walmart diamond rings over other reputable online jewelers. There’s only an ill-perceived notion that they are selling cheap or discount engagement rings when in reality, the price paid for mediocre quality is extremely high.

    Also, you have to be careful when looking at IGI reports. These aren’t “certificates” per se but rather, appraisal documents that have artificially inflated values to make consumers feel good about the purchase. Speaking as a professional gemologist, I can tell you that these documents have no value and no jeweler in the right mind will buy them at the listed prices.

    Using the example provided in the link you gave, the IGI appraisal value is much higher than what the ring retails for. Think about this for a minute. If the ring was truly worth so much, why would Walmart (Sam’s Club) be selling it below the value?

    The devil lies in the details. This ring is composed of multiple small diamonds which add up to the total weight of 1 carat. These are called melee diamonds in the industry. This isn’t the same as buying a single diamond that is 1 carat in size. More importantly, the quality of the diamonds used is listed as H-I color and I1 clarity.

  7. Henry-
    July 10, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    You mentioned that there are close to 200 different sellers and brands selling their diamond rings on Walmart but all I see in their top navigation panel are a few brands where I can sort for them. Where and how did you get this information?

  8. Paul Gian-
    July 12, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    You will need to look at the left navigation panel under a category called “Brands”. You will find a scrollable area where you can look through all the vendors that are on board. I’ve copied and pasted the info here for your convenience. Be warned though, it’s a massive list and that’s why they added a section that lists the top brands for your convenience.

    1928 Jewelry, AA Jewels, Aaxia Diamond, Adora Diamonds, AFFY, AkoaDa, Allurez, Always & Forever Platinaire, Amcor Design, American Racing, Annello, Aonejewelry, Arista, Auriya, Ax Jewelry, Beaux Bijoux, BestBrilliance, Beverly Hills Charm, Beverly Hills Jewelers, Bigbolo, Bliss, Boston Bay, Bridal Engagement, Bridal Set, Brilliance, Brilliance Fine Jewelry, Brilliance In Motion, Cali Trove, CaratsDirect2U, Cate & Chloe, Charles & Colvard, Classic Diamond House, Core Gold, Damiani, David Jewelers PA, Dazyle, DazzlingRock, Dazzlingrock Collection, db Designs, De Couer, Devotion, D-Gold, Diacrown, Diamond Gardens, Diamond Mine, Diamond2Deal, Diamond-Me, DiamondMuse, Diamonice, Direct-Jewelry, Draggme partty, Edward Mirell, Empyrean Diamonds, EZ-Stik, Fashion Ring, FB Jewels, Feshionn IOBI, Fine Jewelry, Fine Jewelry Vault, Finecraft, Finecraft Jewellery, Forever Bride, Fusion Collections, Gabriella Gold, Gem And Harmony, Gem Stone King, GemApex, Generic, GJ inc, Great Gems, Hansa, Harry Chad, Haus of Brilliance, HEQU:9117, Hold My Hand, Hollywood Hills Jewelers, Home Comforts, Home Queen, IceNGold, ICZ Stonez, Imperial, Imperial Diamond, Inara Diamonds, JeenJewels, JeenMata, Jewel Zone US, JewelersClub, Jewelmore, Jewelplus, Jewelry Avalanche, Jewelry by Sweet Pea, Jewelry For Less, Jewelry Unlimited, Jewelrypot, JewelryWeb, Jewels By Lux, JewelWeSell, JFL Diamonds & Timepieces, Kaboer, Karatcarat, Katarina, Keepsake, Kikkerland Design, Kiran Collection, Kobelli, La4ve Diamonds, Lex & Lu, LIMITED EDITION 2018, LoveBling, Majesty Diamonds, Marchello and Co, Master Of Bling, MauliJewels, Mia Diamonds, Miabella, Miadora, Mia’s Collection, Midwest Jewellery, Midwest Jewellry, MidWestJewellery, Montebello Jewelry, Morellato, NANA, Nissoni Jewelry, Noray Designs, ONLINE, Onyx Company, Oravo, Orchid Jewelry, Original Classics, Overstock, PalmBeach Jewelry, Parijat Jewels, Pascollato, Phillip Gavriel, Piera, Pinctore, Pink Queen, Pompeii3, Pompeii3, Inc., Precious Stars Jewelry, Precious Stone, Primal Gold, Prism Jewel, Promise Ring, Quality Jewels, Rachel Koen, RIN, Ring Women, Ring Women Diamond, Ross-Simons, Roy Rose Jewelry, S M Diamonds, Sabrina Silver, Saris and Things, Saya, Seven Seas Jewelers, Shirin Diamond Jewelry, SHIYAO, Shop LC, Silver City Jewelry, Sk Jewel, Stackable Expressions, Star K, Sundar Gem, SuperJeweler, Suzy Levian, Szul Jewelry, Tangelo, The Gem Collection, TheJewelryMaster, Thorsten, Tiara Collection, Tiffany & Co, Tiffany & Co., Tommaso Design, Top Gold & Diamond Jewelry, TriJewels, True Origin, Tuscom, TwoBirch, Unending Love, USA Studs, V.I.P., V3 Jewelry, Vir Jewels, Vista Shops, Vistashops, Wholesale Diamonds, Wishrocks, Wjd Exclusives, WorldJewels, Zealot Jewelry, Zhannel.

  9. Donald-
    January 12, 2020 at 4:57 am

    How did you make the determination that the IGL grading report is unreliable and what is to say that GIA’s or AGS’s certificates are better. Basically why should I trust what you say more than what Walmart says? I don’t mean any disrespect but I am a student with very little money. I’ve read multiple reviews of Walmart rings and most are negative. I do see some positive reviews from people who love their rings but there seem to be a polarized view on their products. So, how bad are Walmart’s cheap engagement rings if we take into account the low prices that they charge?

  10. Paul Gian-
    January 14, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Fair question.

    Of course, you could buy one and see it in real life for yourself. What’s good about Walmart is that the return is for free although there are some loops you may have to jump through. For items above $300, you can’t simply bring it back to the store for the return but instead, have to contact them in order to process a return. They will send you a label to return the item by mail and as far as I know, it’s free.

    What I can tell you from a professional’s point of view is that GIA and AGS are the most trusted labs in the world. There’s a reason why diamonds get sent there and why certain sellers choose not to send their diamonds there for grading. Think about it. Does Cartier or Harry Winston use IGL or any obscure grading service? No. They use GIA. Why?

  11. leon-
    February 4, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    I found a Walmart princess cut diamond ring that is sold at $1,500 with a larger stone compared to the 0.6 carat princess cut diamond ring you bought for $2,000.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/1ct-Solitaire-Princess-Cut-Diamond-Engagement-Ring-14K-White-Gold/433546877

    This is cheaper than the one you have and larger in size. Walmart is cheaper and better valued.

  12. Paul Gian-
    February 5, 2020 at 9:53 am

    I think you need to reread this article and the points I made on quality. Carat size is not the only factor that affects prices. There are other aspects like clarity/color and if you read the description, you will know that this is a day and night comparison. Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean better and more expensive doesn’t automatically means it is better as well. The details matter in the jewelry industry.

  13. walmart help-
    August 6, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Do you know anything about the quality of non-diamond Walmart engagement ring sets? I found some great looking ones that are within my $200 budget and they look like good value for money. Can you review the ring set for me?

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/2-Carat-Princess-Wedding-Ring-Set-Bridal-Set-Wedding-Trio-Set-Engagement-Ring-Art-Deco-Ring-Promise-Ring-Sterling-Silver/298129363

  14. Paul Gian-
    August 7, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    I haven’t looked at their non diamond jewelry in details or bought them personally for review before. This engagement ring set is made of sterling silver and has cubic zirconium center stones. On the surface, I would say that for costume jewelry, the prices are very competitive for sterling silver considering that you get 3 items for $150 for this Walmart engagement ring set. Quality wise, I don’t really have much to say because I have no prior experience with these products.

  15. Ronnie D Gebhart-
    July 26, 2021 at 12:57 am

    I bought a him and her engagement ring set from Walmart, and within a month and half my ring broke at the band on the bottom of the finger, I went to return and they told me I have to get a hold of the manufacturer and they will fix it. I have been trying since the beginning of the year Jan 2021 and I still can get a hold of nobody to get my ring fixed, walmart is the worse place to buy a ring

  16. Paul Gian-
    July 26, 2021 at 9:54 am

    You should have pushed for a return or at least for someone to take the ring back for a repair/inspection when the incident happened. If it is within the return or warranty period, you would at least have a paper record of the problem or have gotten your money back.

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