(Closed) Hearts on Fire Wondrous Split Shank – worth the hype?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Holy sh*t is that expensive. Like makes Tiffanys look reasonable expensive.

I still prefer the Tacori

Post # 5
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713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I saw the Hearts on Fire Transcend (.5ct) when we first went ring shopping, and fell in love! But then there was that hefty $5,000 price tag. And I didn’t like the small carat size. So I did my research and found a moissanite in the exact setting for $1345. The rings look exactly the same, but my moissanite is 1.05ct. Bargain!! Unless your wallet can afford it and you have your heart set on a diamond, you can find the same quality at a fraction of the cost. From what I know, Tacoris are also great rings and they don’t carry a huge price tag.

Here are the rings:

Hearts on Fire Transcend

My moissanite

Post # 6
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5667 posts
Bee Keeper

Starts at $22k for 1ct? Seriously? Go with the Tacori.

@LGenz: is right. I realize it’s not the same setting, but a Tiffany Lucida split shank starts at $11,800 for 1ct.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Countrymousecitymouse: Thanks! I just wanted to let you know that doing research can save you a truckload of money. I actually like the Tacori you chose better than the HOF. If you like the HOF setting, try finding a setting similar to it from other jewelers. I’ve seen settings like that for much less.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@Countrymousecitymouse: Your local jeweler could probably custom make you this setting for less than $7k if you’re not concerned with name brand. It would leave you more of your budget to shop around for the center stone as well.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I vote “it’s all hype.” I saw some in person last month. Don’t get me wrong. They are beautiful. Because they meticulously cut the diamond you get this perfect cut that somehow shines across a room. Like super glow.

BUT…it left me with a “ehhh” feeling. Seriously. The jeweler talked and talked and talked it up and all we could say was “oh, that’s neat.” You could see how precisely it was cut but personally (and this is just me) I didn’t like it. I prefer unique cuts to rings. Not perfect. Unique. I think it adds character. It was like perfect little jigsaw puzzle pieces stuck together to form a diamond. But. Maybe this is something you do want. And if so you’ve found the right stone.

I also have to agree that you’re buying a name to a certain extent. You can admire the workmanship. But you can get something just as beautiful for a fraction of the cost. Hope you find something soon.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I totally would not buy a ring just because of its brand. agree with aure– get thee to a local jeweler. 

Post # 14
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5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love the Tacori that you posted!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a Hearts on Fire setting and wedding band, and the pricing online is waaaaaaay higher than what we paid for it.  If you go with an HOF setting, I would not get an HOF center stone – they are too overpriced.

Post # 16
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326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think it’s worth the cost – honestly.

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