Please help! I need to find a cheaper ring with a similar look to this Tacori.

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

What? That seems like a super common setting!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

…actually I suck at this game. That Tacori sure is pretty..

I feel like there are lots of bees who could help you with this! Have you considered a custom route? 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Custom definately might be the way to go. However just make sure whatever you get you love otherwise we’ll see you posting in the remount thread next year.   

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Rocky2015:  Do what we did, buy the Tacori setting you love and get a CZ. Seriously, no one can tell the difference!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

KoiKove:  +1 This is a great idea. Get the setting and buy the diamond later. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ask David Klass for a quote. He does great work on a budget. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I really wanted a Tacori setting too originally but it was just out of the buget. I have bad news for you.. if you want an exact replica you are not going to find it. I have a very specific eye for detail (I am a designer) so nothing would really compare. What I did was take a look at the Tacori, and pick what you love most about it and find something that satisfies that. For me it was the side detail and the tapered band that I liked, so I started looking for other solitaires with both of those details and I found something that I loved (within the budget!)

If you like the channel set princess cut band: http://www.bluenile.com/ca/build-your-own-ring/channel-diamond-engagement-ring-white-gold_20304?elem=img&track=product

If you like the really thin band with a diamond that sits up high with no cathedral: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-white-gold-thin-french-cut-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-7092

If you like the millgrain: http://www.brilliantearth.com/Pavé-Milgrain-Diamond-Ring-(1/4-ct.-tw.)-White-Gold-BE1PD16R25M-528/ 

As for the wedding band, this is what I will be getting, definitly within the budget!: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/156324920/logr-pave-diamonds-milgrain-solid-14k?ref=shop_home_active

Or going the custom route or getting an alternate stone are both great options as well!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Rocky2015:  My set is Tacori and do what we did…buy the setting (we did not get ours directly through Tacori and saved money that way) and then wait and buy the diamond later (we found a jeweler friend who got us the diamond wholesale with payment options, but online is great, like blue nile). It took a little longer for me to get my ring that way but I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I don’t care if others don’t know it’s “Tacori” it has so much detail I love to stare at. Just know your appx. stone size ahead of time bc the settings vary in size and price based on the size stone they will take. 

You could also opt for a simulant instead if you like some of those options. I don’t know firsthand, but would assume any jeweler can set any stone in most settings. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Rocky2015:  I agree about BE, that is why we are going with Blue Nile. I love their ethical sourcing policy, but Blue Nile has the same policy it just isn’t advertised as much. There is nothing wrong with being picky, but trust me the longer you wait for the ring the less you will care. A couple years ago I was stressing that there was no other ring but the tacori out there for me, now I would be happy with a plastic ring from a gumball machine….

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Rocky2015:  My DH was worried that I  would somehow think he didn’t love me if he bought a CZ even though I was the one who told him that’s what I wanted. I was looking at mossinites and my jewler (at a well known upscale jewlry store) was the one who suggested a CZ. The dirty little secret of jewlry stores is many of the display rings are actually CZ. It is too expensive insurance wise to have all those diamonds out. So when you get interested in buying it they will go to the back to “clean it”, when in reality they are switching out the CZ for a diamond.

I bought my CZ from my jewler for $20-$30. Same quality of the ones they use (although she would never confirm that they use CZs). My very snobby Japanese relatives who very much about judging people and how muchh money they make had no idea my ring was a CZ. They made so many comments about how pretty and big it was.

PS- get a CZ the size you plan on upgrading your diamond to. 

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