Too Much for Wedding Ring??!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3442 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t know if I could spend that much on a wedding band unless it was absolutely amazing (and had a large carat weight).

I’m sure the Tiffany band is beautiful, but the carat weight is not that large, and it leads me to believe that you paid a LOT just for the brand name.

If you have the money & LOVE it, then keep it. Otherwise, take it back.

Post # 4
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41 posts
Newbee

If you love it keep it, but there’s no harm in changing your mind and returning it. Do it if it’ll make you happier. 

Post # 5
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1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

If you’re having that many doubts then I would return it.

It does sound like you spent a lot just for a name.

There are other brands out there just as nice. You could even have an awesome custom plain band for a fraction of that cost.

Post # 6
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would return it if you have that many doubts. It also seems wildly overpriced for what it is, especially when those can be hard to resize. Would you be willing to potentially keep it in a box and not even wear it? I wouldn’t.

Post # 7
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d take a few good pics, return it, and go find another jeweler who can get you one very similar without the name for probably 1/3 of that price. 

If you spend $1500 on it, rather than $4k, you might not be so worried about it.  Then you could also get a plain band if you want, and switch them out.

I have three wedding bands; one is a 5 stone 1ct tw platinum ring to match my e-ring. It’s the one I wear most of the time, when we go out, going to work, etc.  Then I have two cheap (like literally $10) rings, one in silver tone, one in rose gold tone, that I wear when we travel, or for the gym, or whatever.  Maybe that’s something to think about?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

That seems unusually high for a quarter carat – even for t&co! How about buying a plain band and comparing both at home for a few days? I hate being rushed to decide in the store!!

Post # 9
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Newbee

I had something similar happen with me: except with my engagement ring. I was lucky  enough to have my finance bring me shopping for my engagement ring. We had a smaller budget ($3500) so I was looking for a deal. We ended up going to Spence diamonds, a chain store in Canada and I just got the first thing I saw. A 0.5 carat S12, J colour, round solitaire that but us back $3300. After shopping around online I realized how bad this price was! It tore at me how much I paid for a stone of that size and quality. We ended up returning it for a 0.7 Si1, D colour, round cut solitaire (with a GIA certificate and appraisal) that cost $2700 from a local jeweler. All I’m trying to say from this long winded post is that I feel SO much better that I didn’t overspend for what I got. I’d say return it and look around. You might be just as happy with something else in a lower price range and at the same time, if you realize you really loved it, just got back for it. In my opinion, you are ALWAYS going to overpay at tiffany, even for the quality. Based on the carat band of that band, I feel as though you could get the same band in the $1500 price range easy. Check out bluenile.com or brilliantearth.com. They’re settings are quite affordable and beautiful. Hope this gave you some peace of mind.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That is incredibly expensive for the total carat weight. I don’t know what the ring looks like, but for that carat weight you could easily find a non branded ring under 1k. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Luayne:  +1 you could probably go the custom route and save so much money! You could get the blingy band and perhaps a plain band as well for the same price! Best of both worlds 😉

Post # 12
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1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

$4k seems excessive for less than 30pt ctw.  I have nothing against expensive wedding bands (mine was over 5k) but the ctw should reflect that.

Post # 13
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211 posts
Helper bee

@fancyb16:  go with your gut and return it for a plain band. 

Post # 14
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668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Yikes, that is pricey!!! I thought my band was a lot (9 stone 1ctw, G-H VS2-SI1) at 2k. I’d get the plain band and look for a sparkly anniversary band elsewhere.

Post # 15
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@fancyb16:  wow that a lot of dough for a .27 i found a similar one by coast diamonds for $1300! Great quality..

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@fancyb16:  you obviously are having second thoughts.  trust your gut.  return it and get something else.

i am just curious how this diamond band would look with your ering.  the stone colours would be very different (ering being a champagne diamond).

honestly, i don’t think it’s the money i would be concerned with for your ring, it’s the lack of value you are getting for what you are paying.  you should be paying less than $1000 for something of that ctw.  even if the diamonds are flawless, they are so small, you really wouldn’t be able to tell.

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