(Closed) Is 5k too much for a setting? Comparison of Tacori v. Blue Nile.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think they are both lovely; i do like the tacori better. It looks like you are looking at either 20K or 17K. Whern spending THAT much money, spend the extra few thousand and get the one you like better.

BUT…. I can’t imagine wearing 20K on my hand. I just would NOT be comfortable with that.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with PP.  however, you could have the Tacoma setting replicated by another jeweler for probably half the price.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Jewelieee:  I think you should just bite the bullet and buy the Tacori. I am in a similar position where I am considering Tiffany vs. Blue Nile. I am leaning towards the Tiffany ring… I just can’t find one I like better, and I don’t want to go the replica route or get something I may regret or don’t like as much.

It’s an engagement ring… presumably you’ll wear it forever and maybe pass it down to your children.

It makes sense to go with what you really love… it’ll be on your finger every day.

IMO the ring is super important and you can save money elsewhere if need be.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Glasgowbound:  I’m a bit freaked out to wear that much on my hand as well – that’s why my ring will be insured before I wear it. Can never be too careful!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Jewelieee:  I totally understand your position! I fell in love with a JB Star setting that was… wait for it… $10k. 

We worked with our jeweler to come up with something similar, but with a few changes to make it more “me.” And its was not as pricey. I’d suggest going the custom route by finding a good reputable jeweler and working with them on something that’s unique to you. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m a self-professed Tacori lover, but I wouldn’t pay $5k for that setting; it’s lovely, but not nearly as intricate as some settings I’ve seen where the price was lower.  Is it possible that that particular retailer has a higher mark-up than others?  That said, I think the Blue Nile setting leaves something to be desired.  As one of the PPs suggested, I would find someone to make a custom version of the Tacori; it would likely shave a couple thousand off the price.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

When you’re talking about THAT much money, just get the better one! You’re going to be wearing it FOREVER.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I really really dislike that Blue Nile setting. The craftsmanship is rough and if you wanted a halo setting, you could get one that is much nicer at around the same price. I really like the Tacori setting, but the 5k is a bit scary. You could look to have it replicated by a custom jeweler, but the problem with that is that if you go that route and pick a jeweler that is highly reputable and you’d really trust, you probably wouldn’t really save *that* much money.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@inspiredcreations:  +1

Looking at that tacori setting, I would never think it was that much money…maybe half of it. It’s better than the blue nile but I don’t think it’s worth 5k (IMO). That being said, if you love it, you need to just get it because if you don’t, you’ll always be comparing what you have to that & start to dislike your ring.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jewelieee:  I’d go to a smaller jewelr they can probably make the same thing. We bought my ring on a whim in the bahamas when we got back the jeweler said he could of made the exact same thing for cheaper 🙁 so he’s making my band which will be 1/2 the price 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Jewelieee:  Same here – we are eloping lol.

Looking at buying the Soleste with a yellow diamond 🙂 It’s definitely different but we both fell in love with it when we went to look at solitaires! It just sat there sparkling and I was in love.

 

Post # 16
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Newbee

Jeweliee–

This is my exact predicament! i have debated this back and forth as well. the difference is the tacori I love is the 2620 with pave. What I have seen in real life is that nothing compares to the tacori craftsmanship. The detail, intricate ness, and delicate ness of the tacori is hard to replicate.  I keep thinking may be someone can replicate but to highlight my stone leaving it to chance is tough….these settings are hard to replicate and to do so may come short and save just a few bucks in reality. Your taking your chance. The way I am convincing myself ( it’s me that needs convincing…my SO is fine with whatever…just make up my mind he says) is that Tacori has a lifetime guarantee , they take care f your baby for life, cleaning inspection etc….I love that! My SO says that with better quality comes better perks that in the life of it more than make up for the initial cost. You will be looking at it forever. I say go for the Tacori! To find a match is tough….

 

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