Post # 1
Hi bees; I am very new on here seeing how my man and I are only just thinking of engagement. But he asked for ring ideas and of course the one Tacori ring I’ve had my heart set on for years suddenly disappeared last summer 🙁
I can’t even remember the style number or collection I just have it pinned on pinterest. I don’t need my ring to be Tacori, I just love the solitaire diamond, migrain/filigree style band and lack of accent diamonds. I like that it’s almost like a simple solitaire diamond ring except with the intricate details on the band. Does anyone know of a similar ring (or remember the collection / ring number of this one?!) It’s hard to look for similar or pre-owned rings when I don’t even know the style number.
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
@kbergin: I have 3 thoughts on this. (Gorgeous ring, btw, I can see why you love this.)
1) Email Tacori and ask if they might possibly produce one? Couldn’t hurt to ask, maybe they’ll do it!
2) Talk to some custom jewellers and see if they can make something like that. It might not be EXACT, but a gorgeous illusion head and carving on the band? Totally doable!
3) Maybe look for a used one? It’s a long shot though.
Post # 4
Worst case scenario you could always take the pictures to a jeweler who does custom work and get it made there. From memory, this guy on Etsy (OroSpot) does similar milgrain/engraving work and also does custom rings:
Post # 5
Wow– that is gorgeous. The suggestions above me seem great– I know Tacori does custom work but it is an arm and a leg, #2 might be your best shot!
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@cantonbride: Nice work finding that!
Post # 8
You are all the best! I don’t know much about how custom jewelry works but maybe we will look into that 🙂 I think as I learn more about how to find types of rings I may be able to find something similar. Thank you @cantonbride for finding the ring online! At least now I know the item number so I can keep an eye on used ring sites just in case!
Thank you thank you! If anyone sees any similar milgrain rings let me know!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
Tacori makes each piece by hand, even those they currently carry. My guess is that they could probably make you one, but there may be an upcharge (Be aware that Tacori charges extra for every little thing.).
If not, the custom route could work!
Post # 10
@kbergin: while not the tacori, here are some alternatives!
Brilliant Earth Hudson
Brilliant Earth True Heart:
Brilliant Earth Verona:
Good luck, there are some beauties out there!
ETA: Just for good measure, one more from Gabriel & Co.:
Post # 11
This was my dream ring too!! I have real life pics of it too. I asked them last year when it disappeared if they could still make it and they could so ill bet they still can!! Please post if you get it…a part of me will always love this ring…here’s the pics just for fun ha
Post # 12
That is gorgeous!! I can why you love it!
Post # 13
Going the custom route would work if Tacori can’t make it anymore. 🙂
Post # 14
I was going to suggest BrilliantEarth, but another poster beat me to it. The Tacori setting is beautiful and definitely looks like several options on the BrilliantEarth page. If those won’t work, take to Etsy and local jewelry shops and see if someone can custom design you a ring exactly like the one you like. I’ve seen posts where Bees have done something similar with amazing results. If that doesn’t work, scour eBay and Google and see if a third party is selling it. Lastly, contact Tacori. They may have some in stock, be willing to custom make the ring for you, or know of a few stores that may still carry it.
All in all, I can see why this can be distressing, but don’t give up hope yet! Good luck!
Post # 15
Like PPs, I would also go the custom route. Find a GOOD jewler that you trust – ask people that have lived in your area for a while, or just go to try on rings and see how the experiance is. Also check on BBB or Yelp. If you’re in Boston, I would try posting on the Boston WB board to see if any Bees have love/hate suggestions.
It is actually not terribly difficult for jewelers to make custom settings nowadays with CNC/CAD technology.
Bring a picture of the Tacori you wanted with you and ask if they can create a replica or have something close to it in terms of setting. The nice thing about this is any little things you want to tweak will be really easy (e.g., bigger halo, different shape diamond, different shaped prongs, room for a matching band, etc). Or they may have something very similar in stock already.
If they need to make a custom setting, they will most likely give you a pricing quote then make a custom wax mold for you to try on and make sure you are happy with it, then mount the stones. Going the custom route, even though it is more labor-intensive, will actually probably save you a significant amount of money compared to getting a Tacori setting. My understanding from a GIA gemologist friend is that the margin on custom is usually higher for the jeweler than the margin on “brand” rings, despite being lower cost to the customer.
Post # 16
Thank you so much everyone for such helpful advice! I can’t believe how quickly you all responded and with such amazing information. I didn’t know very much about custom rings or anything either. I think my man will want to pick out the ring himself, and I don’t know if he’ll go the custom route, but I’ll definitely keep all of this in mind.!
I was looking on Etsy and there are so many beautiful jewelers on there! The only thing I worry about is a lot of the engraved bands like I like are 14k gold or 950 platinum alloy, is that too soft of a metal for an engagement ring? I worry it will be bent and ruined by the time I’m old..