Ring Dilemma…to Tacori or not to Tacori….

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Tacori’s are stunning, but how about this: 

The ring I got looks A LOT like a tacori, and people ask me all the time if it IS a Tacori.

Is there any way you can have a jeweler design something similar? That could really cut down on a cost. I’m not sure if any big cities near you have a jewelry district – we got my ring from the LA jewelry district and got an amazing price.

On an emotional note, I feel you! Maybe he’ll surprise you before he goes :o)

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I bet if you told some of these bees which tacori ring it is, they could find one pretty close to it that isn’t tacori..

Or you can wait for the ring and start planning if you feel comfortable enough to plan without a ring.

Maybe even have him get just the band you want to go with it for now and give you the band? Then you can get the other ring when he gets back.. just an idea..

 

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

 There’s also no rule that you need the ring to be engaged.  Go ahead and be officially engaged and let him come up with some wonderful, sweet way of surprising you with the ring later! 

(Though I am also a huge advocate of finding something similar for cheaper…so if you can manage that, yay!  but if he’s still stuck on that specific ring…there’s no reason to still have to wait to be engaged.)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I feel your angst, futureb.  I am also a die-hard Tacori fan.  love.  their.  rings.  So I’m left waiting til the bf has enough money saved for the Tacori setting AND a diamond.  Luckily, we got a really good deal on the setting.  REALLY good.

Anyways, I think you both need to decide what’s most important to you.  Most jewelers will recreate/design any ring you want.  My parents have a jeweler friend, and when I told him I want my Tacori, he went on about how he could make something just as nice for a fraction of the price.  Regardless, we still chose the Tacori.  You and your bf should take a picture of the Tacori ring you fell in love with to another jeweler and say, “This is what we want….can you do this?”  Get a price quote, and decide what works for YOU. 

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Have you tried overstock.com? They sell tacori rings as well, just some discontinued ones I believe. They come with CZ in the middle prongs, but if you wanted to change it when he got back to make it more affordable, wouldn’t that be a great alternative?

http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=tacori&SearchType=Header

Good luck girl!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I also think that you could find a jeweler to make you a ring that looks similar to the Tacori ring that you really want. Most people won’t be able to tell the difference. However, if you really, really want the real thing, then there is nothing wrong with waiting a bit but still be engaged without a ring. Otherwise, you could try to find an inexpensive “filler” ring and use that for a while until you can get the real deal.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My suggestion is to go to a private jeweler.  You most likely will get better quality diamonds at a much better price.  You can have it designed to look like that.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Sunnygal is absolutely right.  This would be the best bet.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Gorgeous ring!! And I ditto the pp!!!How did your discussion go?!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

While I’m a Tacori girl and I’m partial to their rings, I realized after that I paid more for the name than anything else.  If I could have personally gone back, I would have located a jeweler who could just custom make the ring I wanted so it would have the Tacori look without the Tacori price.  I would have done it to save on the money or even to put the extra money into a larger center stone.  I hope you end up getting your way and getting your ring before he leaves in September!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My e-ring is a Tacori but I will tell that my Fiance proposed w/ a loose diamond (from Costco – which is worth more then he pd).  Then we both went together & choose the perfect Tacori setting.  Just a thought it is cheaper then getting the whole thing from Tacori.  Hope that helps!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I would wait for the Tacori.  With a custom piece wouldnt you have to pay for it regardless of how it turns out?  Granted the setting you want is a little less intricate as their other pieces so I’m sure it could be done.  Maybe I’m just super picky because if it turned out anything less than perfect it would bother me forever. 

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