(Closed) Did the jeweler do a good job on this custom ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I ask them to remake it AGAIN?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    9 %
    No : (13 votes)
    13 %
    Go somewhere else : (81 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I don’t think it looks off at all. I think it look beautiful.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee

    No. It isn’t the same and if he cannot get a classic Tiffany right, I wouldn’t use him again.

    The shank looks squared off as opposed to knife edge and the basket is set in a space meant for a larger stone (not that your stone is small). You see how wide a space is there for the basket?

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    It’s the “donut” and the prongs that are off. It’s definitely not the Tiffany setting you requested. The crown is all wrong 

    Post # 5
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    2699 posts
    Sugar bee

    No that isn’t it. The basket fills up the entire space. i don’t know what’s off about it but it looks “squat”? Don’t get me wrong, it is pretty! But it isn’t what you asked for without a doubt.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper

    loveandlemons :  The only thing that I’d want is for the ring to be set higher, but that’s what I like personally

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Do you have the budget to go somewhere else? The Tiffany setting you gave is pretty classic and well known. It really shouldn’t be that hard for a decent jeweller to get it right. It’s not like you are asking for something he has never seen before or some crazy unique setting. 

    ETA: but it is pretty as-is, so if you don’t have the budget to go else where could you learn to love it? Or maybe have it reset as a one year wedding anniversary present?

    Post # 9
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    285 posts
    Helper bee

    It’s squat.  The prongs don’t look right and it sits too low.

    Edit: Wanted to add that I have the BN Petite Nouveau 6 Prong.  I feel the price for that one and the BN Classic Solitaire are pretty reasonable and more similar to what you are looking for than what you got.  If you can get your money back on the custom work you may want to check these out.  The stock photos on BN are not great but you can find better pics here.
    http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/blue-nile-petite-nouveau-v-blue-nile-classic-solitaire/

     

    Post # 10
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    365 posts
    Helper bee

    That looks nothing like the classic Tiffany. It’s really off… Have them remake it or go to a different jeweller. What you wanted is pretty straight forward. Don’t settle for what they gave you. It’s clearly not what you wanted.

    Post # 11
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    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    What bothers me most is that they made the space below the diamond so wide, almost the width of the whole diamond, vs what you showed them tapers in more. I’d be dissatisfied too. I’d ask for $ back and have someone else do it if you don’t want them to try a third time.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    The best Tiffany style ring without being Tiffany is a Vatche U113. I’d cut my losses with this guy and find a Vatche dealer if you want “as close as you can get without going Tiffany”.  Stuller, a casting house, also has some “close enough” settings for a lot less cost, and almost any jeweler can get Stuller settings. 

    Post # 13
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    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    It doesn’t look elegant.. it just looks chunky. I’m sorry Bee I would just go somewhere else.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    To be fair, copying a design can infringe on copyright so the jeweller may be not communicating this, but perhaps they are purposely making slight alterations? Just a thought, I know many jewellers offer to remake designs.  It is lovely this second one, but you should be 100% happy so I’m hoping they can help. I’d recommend letting them know what you’d like changed. The craftmanship looks amazing though, I don’t think there is an issue with the quality.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I agree with the other bees…The ring looks too chunky from the side and the stone isn’t set as high as the Tiffany ring! I’d go elsewhere! 

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