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Jewelers Reveal Where They Got Their Own Engagement Rings

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WHERE DID YOU GET the engagement ring you gave your wife (your husband/partner gave you)?

I personally designed/fabricated/assembled it  32%

I had it custom designed 23%

I ordered it from a jewelry designer 14%

Purchased it from a big brand manufacturer 14%

Purchased from the family store 8%

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It was an heirloom ring 3%

Estate ring 2%

Other 4%


This article originally appeared in the September 2017 edition of INSTORE.

 

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