Post # 1
Hi Bees, I have my heart set on the Tacori Dantela cushion setting in platinum, but the future Fiance thinks it’s a lot to pay 5k for a setting. It’s not that he isn’t willing to pay for it and I can get it if that’s what I really want. But is it worth it? I plan on putting a 15k round in the setting so it’s not going to be a case where more is spent on the setting than the actual diamond.
I found a similar setting on Blue Nile for less than half the price of the Tacori. But I still like the Tacori better! Here’s why: (see links below for comparison)
– Tacori setting has so much more detail and craftsmanship if you look at the side of the setting.
– I like how the Tacori has a “bloom” setting where the halo is lower and more subtle and doesn’t eclipse the brilliance of the center stone.
– I don’t like the extra ring of diamonds in the halo of the Blue Nile setting.
– Also maybe it’s just me but the pave diamonds in the Tacori appear less “rough” than the Blue Nile.
Post # 3
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
I agree with PP. however, you could have the Tacoma setting replicated by another jeweler for probably half the price.
Post # 5
@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
@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
@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
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
When you’re talking about THAT much money, just get the better one! You’re going to be wearing it FOREVER.
Post # 10
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
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.
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@Glasgowbound: @heathuhhhhwebbbb: If I think about the bare numbers, the thought of wearing a single item that costs as much as a car freaks me out too. I definitely plan on getting the ring insured!
@canarydiamond: Yeah we agreed that we would rather spend more money on a ring that you wear forever than a wedding which is one day. Which Tiffany setting are you considering?
@BlondeBee: @Kat: @inspiredcreations: I wouldn’t mind getting a custom replica of the setting, especially because I found out that my ring size is a freakish 2.75/3 and I think I have to get the ring resized anyway. I just worry that it will be as expensive for a custom setting because I’m in the NYC area and good jewelers are still pricey.
Post # 14
@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
@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
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….