(Closed) Help! Ring Shopping; Tacori ring I always wanted is retired :(

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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 # 5
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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!

Post # 9
1224 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

@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
74 posts
Worker bee

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
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

That is gorgeous!!  I can why you love it!

Post # 13
1877 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Going the custom route would work if Tacori can’t make it anymore. 🙂

Post # 14
4031 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
155 posts
Blushing bee


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.








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