(Closed) Tacori vs. Custom Ring

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Just searched the price, wow $6,800 for the setting alone (platinum).  Maybe you can get away with $5,000 in customed ring (with all small diamonds). 

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you could do custom, but do your research, and be sure your jeweler can actually replicate it.

I always think of this post by Miss Octopus when people want to recreate rings (especially highly detailed ones)

What To Do About My Wedding Band?

Post # 6
8036 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@jfair:  To me, if it’s something really intricate, I will go the designer route.

There are plenty of rings similar to the Tiffany Soleste, for example (the one I want), but I haven’t seen any that I like as much as the Soleste. I notice the small details.

If you’re ok with something similar then do it, but it won’t be exactly the same.

I also like the prestige of the brand name, and I know that Tiffany or Tacori will stand behind their products for decades to come.

Post # 8
11481 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Although there have been posts from bees who have been very pleased with their custom-designed rings, I’ve also seen several posts where the bee was very disappointed in the quality of the work.

Unless you’ve seen tangible evidence of the jeweler’s capabilities, I would be very hesitant to entrust something so important to the chance that it may not turn out at all like you’re envisioning.

Post # 9
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Makena Cove

Although I would be just as happy to wear a custom ring influrnced by Tacori, I love that my ring is Tacori. I’m proud to wear it and my Fiance found it much less daunting to attempt a custom made ring than to just go ahead and buy the Tacori. 

Ditto a PP on the prestige of brand name and a lifetime warranty.

Post # 12
1511 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@jfair:  I have a Tacori, and I love it.  The design on my ring isn’t even as intricate as the one you mentioned you were interested in, and I wouldn’t go with a similar custom ring.

I hope I don’t come off as snobby, because I’m honestly not.  I agree with throughthebarricades, though … I notice small details and love knowing that Tacori will stand behind their products for years to come.  I’m planning to get a Tacori wedding band as well.  

Post # 13
53 posts
Worker bee

I agree with the pps. I had the tacori 2623 rdsmp replicated for my ring. I was very specific about what I wanted and approved the wax molds before the ring was put into production. However, even after all those meetings, my ring did not come out exactly how I wanted it to be. I had wanted it to be EXACTLY like the tacori. It is slightly different, and I actually like how it came out better. 

I think that it is incredibly difficult to have a piece like that custom made with the exact proportions tacori has. If you don’t mind having a tacori “inspired” piece then I would go ahead with the custom design. It ended up saving us quite a bit. 

I am in vancouver BC! PM me if thou want the name off the lady who made my ring. 

Post # 14
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

I’d always recommend custom from a local independent jeweler with a good reputation and who you feel good about working with.

Post # 16
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Would you consider joining Pricescope and asking for advice/opinions over there? Those folks know what they are talking about! They could recommend a great jewler who could do the custom work, but would also likely know if it might be best to just go with the name brand. 

I posted over there when I was first looking at rings and the advice is invaluable, imo.

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