Post # 1
I bought a pre-owned tiffany wedding band online about a month ago. It is a size 7 and needs to be resized to a 4.5, so I brought it to the Tiffany’s store 2 weeks ago and finally received an estimate as to the cost of resizing.
$1,900. Yep, that’s right. $1,900 to resize the ring DOWN. They will have to remount the stones into a new setting. I am beyond pissed.
Tiffany’s rings are supposively more “sparkly” not only because of the diamonds but because of the angles of the setting the stones are set in (now, obviously I know the “diamonds” being more sparkley is not true- and I am paying for the Tiffany’s name, but I just LOVE this ring and did find it to outsparkle many others I have seen) . My question to you bees is this. If I were to have the ring resized at a jeweler (assuming they are able to do so), do you think the setting will have the correct angles/proportions as the Tiffany ring right now, or should I just resell it?!
Post # 3
Can you trade it in? I thought one of the benefits of a Tiffanys ring is you can always trade up and get the cost of your original ring applied.
Post # 4
I would resell it. That’s way too much, you can get a brand new non name brand ring for that much!
Post # 5
@LGenz: I asked them why they can’t just switch it to an identical ring, sized 4.5. She said that they only allow this within the return period window of 30 days, and since I bought the ring preowned that wouldn’t work 🙁
Post # 6
It sounds like you love the ring so you should visit a local jeweler to see if they can resize it before trying to resell it.
Post # 7
I suppose it depends on what the original price of the band was. Does what you paid plus the $1900 to resize exceed the cost of a new Tiffany band?
Post # 8
Wow, that is steep for re-sizing. But going from a 7 to a 4.5 is a huge jump. I had the same issue, I wear a size 4. But I’m sure Fiance didn’t pay that much to have my e-ring sized, at least I hope not.
Have you tried checking with any other jewelers to see if they can do the same thing for less?
Or, maybe try talking to the manager at Tiffany’s to get a discount? I would think they would want to keep their customers happy, good grief. Throw in some stuff about future upgrading, anniversary rings, future gifts, etc. Does Tiffany’s really want to piss off a customer and lose potential future business for $1,900? Maybe not. It’s worth a shot.
Reselling it, to me, would be the last option, because it sounds as though you really do love your ring!
Post # 9
…. $1900? That just seems out of this world expensive.
Post # 10
i would resell, you can buy a brand new amazingly beautiful ring for the ammount of the resizing… nobody cares where you get the ring from, dont pay extra for the name Tiffany!
Post # 11
Are you freakin kidding me?! That is obscene! My ring was a 7 and I am a 4, and it cost me $44 to have it re-sized. Now granted it isn’t an eternity band, and the diamonds didn’t have to be re-mounted, but come on!
I would go talk to another jeweler. I don’t know a lot about rings and mountings, but it seems to be that if the seting is there it would be hard for them to mess it up too much.
Post # 12
I wouldn’t take it to another jeweler. The reason I would buy a Tiffany ring would be for their excellent warranty and craftsmanship that would all be lost if you took it to another jeweler. I would opt to sell the ring.
Post # 13
@mnp: I am going to do this as my first step!
@Milk and Honey: The cost of the ring brand new from the tiffany’s site is $4850 + Tax, here is a link to it:
The total for what I paid + the resizing is still less than the value, but I wouldn’t dream of spending that much on a wedding band 🙁
@Sunfire: I haven’t checked any other jewelers as of yet, this was an impulse purchase! I don’t think the manager would do anything since there is no record of me making the actual purchase from the Tiffany’s store (since it was bought preowned) ahahaha, are you a size 7? But I LOVE this ring so much!!! 🙁
@sara_tiara: What I don’t understand is this….WHY would it cost more to switch a size 7 wedding band to a size 4.5 band with less gold…I understand the cost of labor and all- but $1900 worth of labor SERIOUSLY?!! There are only SEVEN stones they have to switch out.
ALSO, I just called up to find out what the smallest size is that they could make the ring without having to switch out the stones would be, and they are going to get back to me
Post # 14
@yellowshoe: that’s unfortunately what I am thinking will have to happen 🙁
Post # 15
@Dell79: No, I’m a size 4 and already engaged, have a ring, lol. 😉
Post # 16
Good lord, I’d sell and get two pave bands for that price!