Should I purchase this Tiffany engagement ring?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
7802 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

This is a very subjective thing and there are many anti-Tiffany Bees. If your Fi really wants a Tiffany ring and it can be authenticated it’s a great price for Tiffany. If she doesn’t care about brand you can stretch your dollars further w/o the branding–the Bees will happily help if you are willing to share your budget and criteria. It really boils down to what’s going to make you both happiest. 

Post # 17
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

This sounds like a decent deal regardless of whether it’s Tiffany! Platinum is expensive. I spent the equivalent of USD 2,500 to have my engagement setting and wedding band made out of platinum (we had free family diamonds). So consider at least 2k of that to be just the platinum, and then you’re getting a 1k diamond for about 5k which as far as I’m aware is pretty good. So really, you’re not paying a huge markup for the Tiffany brand, and if you happen to love the style and think it’s a fun bonus that it’s Tiffany then this seems like a great opportunity! 

I’m a big fan of buying second hand if you can — aside from the cost savings you’re “recycling” these materials and avoiding pouring more cash into the messed up global diamond and precious metals mining industries. 

Post # 18
63 posts
Worker bee

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@bluetrue:  I mean if you’re into Tiffany, that almost sounds too good to be true. So if you’re really into Tiffany, I would say consider it and verify.

As for me, I agree with other Bees that I’m not into Tiffany this much and that I would be looking for something where I feel I can get more value for my money. It’s okay if you don’t share that opinion though!

Post # 19
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It’s a great price for the name brand. It’s a fair deal for the setting and diamond irrespective of the brand. If your dream is to get a plain solitaire and band, then I’d seriously consider it. If you want something else really and are just considering this because of the deal, I wouldn’t go for it. 

Post # 20
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

I would absolutely go for it!  That’s a great price if it’s a real Tiffany.  It makes zero sense to compare the price of mined diamonds to lab diamonds like previous posters have done.  If it’s only 7 years old, it will have a Tiffany number inscribed on the diamond.  Tiffany won’t technically authenticate it for you, but they will absolutely service the ring for you, even if it’s secondhand.  If they refuse service after looking at it, you’ve got a fake. 

Post # 21
1587 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

My thought on any brand name ring is, there’s not point. Unlike a purse or a scarf or any other item, you can’t readily tell what brand it is. Unless you really want a Tiffany ring, get something from an independent jeweler.


Post # 22
896 posts
Busy bee

Definitely no point in namebrand unless you are supporting something related to that purchase. Or maybe if you are the boasting type to broadcast/showout for what you can afford.

get a diamond with the best quality not known brand.. my opinion.

congratulations by the way!!!

Post # 23
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Do you like the ring? Do you think the price is fair for what you’re getting? Would you be willing to spend that much on your ring in general? 
If you answered yes to all these questions, then the brand doesn’t matter much. 

Post # 24
2155 posts
Buzzing bee

I just want to see this ring. Is it gorgeous enough to be worth all of the debate?

Post # 25
680 posts
Busy bee

If you want Tiffany, you should buy it. It’s an amazing deal for a genuine Tiffany wedding set. We paid $12k for my original Tiffany engagement ring (0.70ct, D, VVS1). I sold it on eBay six years ago with the wedding band for $6500. 

Post # 26
85 posts
Worker bee

As long as everything checks out it is a good deal for that kind of a set so if you like the idea of owning a classic Tiffany piece (I do!) and it is in the budget I would totally go for it. I also love buying pre loved yewelry so I am all for that. 

Post # 27
247 posts
Helper bee

For me personally it’s not worth it – but I’m not into name brands, especially on items that you can’t even tell. Like a PP said, it’s not like an easily identifiable purse. Same with the specs, I rather have a larger stone for that money with slightly lower specs but eye clean. But those are personal opinions and it’s not a bad deal if it’s real. I think you just have to ask do we want a Tiffany ring? If the answer is yes, then go for it! If not or unsure don’t buy it just because it’s Tiffany. You can either save money on something similar or go bigger or more elaborate. 

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