(Closed) Tiffany vs. Other

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love Tiffany’s. Almost every piece of jewelery I own is Tiffany’s, EXCEPT my engagement ring. I was in your shoes too. We walked into Tiffanys and fell in love with the bezet ring, but when we started talking about the stone itself, we both realized that a good portion of the price was just because of the name. We wound up finding a different designer who had an even prettier take on the bezet ring, IMO (my ring is bezel set with adorable little stones around the basket of the main stone). The setting was slightly cheaper and Fiance was able to put that money towards a bigger stone with the same specs as the one set in the Tiffany’s ring (the other Cs). I would definitely go with a larger stone and no little blue box…

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

@vmec: I 100% agree! I refuse the buy into the Hollywood hype that is Tiffany’s.  That and I am not a solitaire person, especially when so many people have them (sorry no offense to solitaire owners, it just isn’t my style).  And just remember there are so few people in the real world who would actually know or care if it is a Tiffany’s ring.  It’s easy to get caught up in they hype coming to sites like this… 

Post # 20
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

love the ring you just posted. 

Now, I also L O V E Tiffany’s — I think their styles are classic and their diamonds are high quality. However, my ering is not Tiffany’s and I couldn’t care less. You definitely get more bang for your buck elsewhere. 

 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@princs.sweetie: the ring you just posted is really beautiful. I vote for that ring!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@rdhbride:

I’m with you here. I’ve been engaged once before and let practicality rule the decision, ie. more bang for the buck. My ring was fine, but not what I really wanted, I just told myself it was okay. This time, I indulged myself to look at Tiffany’s and was convinced that I wanted the little blue box. My MoH though I was crazy, but she knew I loved it. I have a classic Tiffany 6-prong solitaire and although it barely qualifies on the size/quality scale I’m in 🙂 It’s the most favorite thing I’ve ever owned.

Post # 23
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

For everything else, I love name brand designer stuff.  But for some reason, I have zero desire to own anything Tiffany’s.  I’ve specifically told my Fiance not to get me anything from there.  For the e-ring, I’d definitely go for a  bigger and unique other.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A PP made a really good point, I just can’t find it again and sorry not to give proper credit…but, I believe that the right ring will pick you! If you fall in love with it, it doesn’t matter if it’s from Tiffany’s or not.

The ring pic you posted is GORGEOUS! It looks great on you 🙂

Post # 25
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@vmec: agree. I’m a bling bling kind of girl. Screw the brand. 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It depends if you can get the ring you want somewhere else. Fiance spent big bucks to get me a Tacori ring, but the ring isn’t something I could get anywhere else. Not to mention the craftsmanship that goes into name brands. Its not just a name, its quality. Do some research, see if you can find the same ring, same quality somewhere else. If not, stick with Tiff’s

Post # 27
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Helper bee

I have the best independent jeweler who is a diamond expert (he teaches other jewelers around the country how to choose the best diamonds) and he said that Tiffany’s carries the same kind of diamonds he carries and it’s just the name which gives it the mark up.  I would never choose a ring from Tiffany’s that I could get from my jeweler since I would be able to get a bigger ring for less.  I can understand the dream of the little blue box but years from now, what will matter most?  That blue box that you might not even keep or the gorgeous and bigger ring (and maybe better quality diamond) that you seem to want?  I personally would choose the ring that I really want, regardless of where it came.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

my dad’s wife “HAD” to have Tiffany so he could only afford a small one and honestly…they visited recently and i kept looking at it and it didn’t even look like a real diamond.  maybe she just had to have it cleaned.  i wasn’t impressed at all.  i have a thick band with a bunch of mini cubic z’s and my ring was way more blingy than hers!

 

 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m going to have to go against the grain here and say I’m a Tiffany girl through and through. The little blue box, the seriously over-the-top sparkle factor…I love it all and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a tradition for Fiance to give me a little blue box every year but it’s not about the money spent or the name…it’s our little tradition and it makes Fiance happy to give that one special present.

Yes, you pay for the name. But you also pay for quality, and that’s the same for many other jewelry stores too, not just Tiffanys.

However, you could replace “Tiffany” with Cartier or DeBeers or <Insert well-known jeweler here>

Post # 30
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618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

My ring is Tiffany’s.  I never wanted a big ring, so the “more ring for my $” thing was never appealing to me.  I disagree that with a Tiffany ring you pay for the name- In fact, for what you get (color, clarity, cut, etc) I think Tiffany is a great value.  But if you are looking for more size for your dollar- certainly go the the other way.

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

My ring is Tiffany’s.  I never wanted a big ring, so the “more ring for my $” thing was never appealing to me.  I disagree that with a Tiffany ring you pay for the name- In fact, for what you get (color, clarity, cut, etc) I think Tiffany is a great value.  But if you are looking for more size for your dollar- certainly go the the other way.

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