7 Gorgeous Engagement Rings You Can Buy at Costco (For Less Than You Think)

One thing you might not expect to find at Costco – a place where we often go to stock up on things like paper towels and peanut butter pretzels – is a great collection of jewelry, including engagement rings. And yet, right there, in the fluorescent center of it all, is a dazzling display of balls and gems adorned with diamonds so bright you might have to blink twice to shake off the flash.

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They can be sold at a place where you can also buy rotisserie chicken and 30 rolls of Kirkland toilet paper, but in terms of quality, engagement rings at Costco are the real deal, and not lesser quality than you can. find at a more directly high-end boutique. What they can be, however, is cheaper.

Costco is more scrap than dedicated jewelry stores

“How does Costco sell diamonds for less? Just compare their “jewelry store” to that of the mall,” said Corey Noyes, owner and financial adviser at Balanced Capital. “Much less real estate. No dedicated sellers. No low-margin items like watches cluttering up space. In essence, Costco sells diamonds, like everything they sell. They lay them out and let you choose what you want.

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Costco rings aren’t “cheap”

Costco may be the ultimate discount destination for the average shopper, but its rings, which might be slightly cheaper than those retailing at haughty competitors, aren’t within reach of the cash. This is because they are quality gems.

“Costco just doesn’t sell low-quality diamonds,” Noyes said. “In technical terms, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything worse than a VS2 in clarity and G in color. In non-technical terms, it’s a very nice diamond. You would really struggle to see the flaws with the naked eye.

Reasonable (but not cheap) prices, impeccable quality, and free returns make Costco a top choice for those willing to ask. But which ring to choose? GOBankingRates scoured the Costco site to find the best priced diamond rings that are simply stunning.

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Emerald cut white gold ring

The emerald cut and round brilliant 1 ct. VS2 Clarity, I Color Diamond 14kt White Gold Ring costs $999.99. “It’s currently $500 off and a great price for a 1 ct. diamond ring, because it’s also nearly colorless,” said Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst at DealNews.com. This large gem has a diamond weight of 1.00 ctw.

A remarkably similar ring retails for almost $1,900 at Zales – and it’s on sale!

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White Gold Clover Ring

The round brilliant 1 ct. VS2 Clarity, H Color Diamond, 14kt White Gold Clover Ring is selling at Costco for $1,199.99. Ramhold considers this one to be a slightly better color than the previous example. “It also offers a unique shape that differs from the standard type of engagement rings often seen,” she said. This ball, reminiscent of a lucky clover, features 17 individual diamonds. And it’s cheaper than a less elegant clover-style diamond engagement ring sold at Walmart for over $2,700.

Pear Shape Yellow Gold Ring

The pear-shaped 18k yellow gold and 3.25ct mint tourmaline ring costs $3,699.99 at Costco. That’s certainly a lot, but consider that other pear-shaped diamond rings can make that number seem small. For example, the one from Savransky Private Jeweler costs $21,970. Costco’s offering puts a chartreuse twist on the traditional diamond engagement ring. It boasts a total diamond weight of 1.26 ctw.

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Princess cut 2.50 ct platinum halo ring

The Princess Cut 2.50 ctw VS2 Clarity, I Color Diamond Platinum Halo Wedding Set is a perfect showpiece for a bride-to-be who wants to turn heads with her bling. Priced at just under $4,000, this ring certainly isn’t cheap, but it’s made from 950 platinum metal and features 38 diamonds. Plus, it’s a lot less than a visually comparable ring from King of Jewelry, which costs over $30,000.

Princess cut 0.75ct platinum halo ring

“The Princess Cut 0.75 ctw VS2 Clarity, I Color Diamond Platinum Halo Ring for $1,599.99 is a very beautiful ring that has a nice vintage look, so it’s perfect for anyone who loves classic jewelry,” said said Ramhold. “It’s a good alternative if you can’t find a vintage ring to buy or if the ones you do find are more expensive.”

Indeed, vintage-style rings may cost a bit more than Costco’s interpretation. A vintage art deco ring on Etsy costs $6,000, and while it carries more diamond weight, returns aren’t guaranteed and come with a 15% restocking fee.

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Ring in 18 carat rose gold and white gold

The Round Brilliant 1.00 ctw VS2 Clarity, I Color Diamond 18kt Rose Gold & White Gold Rose Ring retails for $2,799.99 and is definitely on the softer and more feminine side of Costco’s offerings. Sporting an astonishing amount of diamonds (98 to be exact), this delicate flower-designed ring – packed with rose gold detailing – is significantly cheaper than other rose gold balls; for example, a diamond cushion ring in rose gold at James Allen costs more than $16,000.

Brilliant Round 14K White Gold Ring

You don’t need to shell out a minimum of $1,000 to dazzle and delight your (hopefully) bride-to-be. The Round Brilliant 0.44 ctw VS2 Clarity, I Color Diamond 14kt White Gold Ring at Costco is selling for just $700. One of Costco’s cheaper picks, this heart-shaped ring isn’t too shabby, with 45 individual diamonds. Other heart-shaped rings cost a lot more and don’t exude the same bling-bling energy. Consider that there is a similar ring from Zales that goes for $3,599.99 on sale. It just doesn’t pack such a bright punch.

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Nicole Spector is a writer, editor, and author based in Los Angeles via Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Vogue, The Atlantic, Vice and The New Yorker. She is a frequent contributor to NBC News and Publishers Weekly. Her 2013 debut novel, Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray, received rave reviews from Fred Armisen and Ken Kalfus, and has been published in the US, UK, France and Russia – well let no one know what happened with the Russian edition! She has an affinity for Twitter.

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