Post # 1
when we got engaged about two months ago I chose a peach champagne sapphire from Ediel Precious. When the ring came it had a chipped sapphire. We sent it back and all our money was refunded. Since then I have been on the hunt for an engagement ring. I have always loved Tiffany’s. My FI has purchased several pieces in sterling silver for me. So, he says “let’s look at Tiffany rings.” I’m not so sure. Our budget isn’t terribly big so my ring will only end up being .25 to .40 cts. However, I have petite hands and i don’t really want anything over a half carat. I love the idea of Tiffany’s because the ring will hold its value but somehow I feel like we are being ripped off. Please share your opinions and suggestions. Thanks.
Post # 3
I love Tiffany’s so I think the cost is worth it, and with the size you are looking at the price won’t be ludicrous 🙂
I answered yes to your poll because I would, and did, choose a Tiffany’s engagement ring. I went with the yellow gold Tiffany Setting. (simple round brilliant solitaire, 6 prongs in platinum, yellow gold band) I sacrificed carat size to get my dream ring and I haven’t regretted it once. I have had my ring nearly two years now.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@HelloCarly: I love Tiffany’s, but you can get more ring (at the same quality) for a lower cost if you go elsewhere. I hate how marked up those rings are, because I’d really love one, haha. Even I had the money, I wouldn’t buy one.
Post # 5
I think Tiffany’s is a huge rip off. However if getting the blue box is your dream, nothing else should take it’s place. Get what makes you happy. I just think a diamond is a diamond. They all have the same stats. A high quality diamond won’t be higher cut, clarity, or color because it comes from Tiffany.
Post # 6
No, I wouldn’t. A diamond is a diamond to me and I go where I can get the most bang for my buck for material, not a brand name. I dont think the potential value it holds over any other diamond is substantial enough to matter to me since it’s not something I’d ever sell.
Post # 7
No. I think they are too expensive. If you do your homework(check out Pricescope.com) you can get an excellent cut diamond in a Tiffany look alike setting for much less. I want the best but want to pay the best price too.
Post # 8
I have a Tiffany’s ring and I love it!
You are paying a bit of extra for the name, but IMO I think that name is worth it. Tiffany’s holds all of its jewelry, particuarly its diamonds, to a higher standard than the rest of the industry, and they stand behind their product.
ETA I am a jeweler by trade, some of my old classmates have taken the Tiffany’s bench test to work for them. They’re pretty hardcore with how picky they are with their quality.
Post # 9
If you want to get a Tiffany’s ring because you love the ring and having a Tiffany’s engagement ring is meaningful to you, then go for it. But, I wouldn’t suggest getting one because it will ” hold it’s value”. A simple eBay search will bring up tons of Tiffany’s engagement rings listed for approx 60% of retail value. I’m not saying this to knock Tiffany’s btw…I think except in the case of a really extraordinary or one of a kind piece, most engagement rings are kind of like cars in the sense that they significantly depreciate immediately once you “drive them off the lot”.
Post # 10
There is no doubt that Tiffany makes great-quality jewelry.
However, there is also no doubt that when you buy a ring from Tiffany, part of what you’re paying for is that little name stamped on the inside of the shank.
If you do your homework, you can get a ring that is just as high-quality as what you’d be getting from Tiffany’s, but for significantly less cash. It also opens you up to a lot more options.
Which is not to say that there is something necessarily ‘wrong’ or ‘stupid’ about brand loyalty- Girl, sometimes I love me a good Coach purse or a pretty pair of Badgley Mischka shoes. If you are absolutely stuck on the idea of having a ring with that little “T&co” stamped on the inside, maybe for you it’s worth it to pay that bit of extra money to have it.
I personally would opt for something else, but ultimately this is the ring that you will be wearing every day, so it’s important that YOU love it.
Post # 11
@HelloCarly: Why does it matter whether the ring will hold its value or not? Are you planning to sell it?
As far as holding its value goes, it is pretty well known that the types of diamonds found in the vast majority of jewelry that people buy are not investment-grade diamonds. Investment-grade diamonds are high-end diamonds and actually rare, whereas diamonds in general are not an extremely rare type of gemstone.
I would personally not pay for the Tiffany’s mark up and buy a higher quality diamond instead. Good luck with your choice!
Post # 12
If you love, sure! Part of the joy of the ring is the shopping for it, and the planning. Personally, I would want more for my money, so I would go elsewhere, but if you love the brand, why not! I have paid stupid moeny for hand bags just because I love the brand, so I think this is the same as that. But if you do want .50ct, I bet you could get it somewhere else for the same price.
Post # 13
A diamond is a diamond no matter where it comes from, the diamonds that Tiffany sell will be no different from a diamond that you could buy at a small town, independent dealer. There will be nothing significantly “special” about it. If you lost your reciept and had no way to prove your ring came from Tiffany’s, no one could ever know that your diamond came from there. However, the setting is something that will always be significantly “special.” I am not sure if Tiffany’s sells their settings alone, but if they do, I would buy a diamond elsewhere since it will be a lot cheaper, and buy the setting from Tiffanys since Tiffanys holds sentimental value to you.
Post # 14
I voted no. I have a Tiffany promise ring that SO gave to me on our 1 year anni back in the day. I think back then I would’ve said yes to a Tiffany ering. Unless you are wanting a Tiffany ring for the teal box and the brand name, I say go for it. If I were you, I’d research on alternative vendors and jewelers. I bet they can recreate or make a great replica, in terms of the setting, of whatever you like from the Tiffany line.
ETA: Blue box, not teal lol.
Post # 15
I chose Tiffany & Co. Because my ring caught my eye and nothing else would do. If that ‘s the feeling you get from it, then absolutely I think it’s worth it! A ring is only as valuable as you think it is. I personally love the blue box (*cough* aquamarine) experience, but yes, you can get a bigger diamond elsewhere for cheaper.
Post # 16
@MissMarple: I’m not planning on selling it. Perhaps some day I will have a daughter to pass it on to. I’m just undecided what to do. My FI wants me to make a decision soon so we can buy the ring and announce our engagement. Right now, it is still a secret And I’m dying to ask my sister to be my maid of honor when she is here visiting from Scotland at Christmas.
I guess I’m feeling that with Tiffany’s we will be purchasing a quality piece.