Post # 47
@Treasure43:I just put that in there because I like to shop at antique shops. Tiffany rings really hold their value, and can appreciate. Most other rings do not appreciate.
I don’t know who sold those rings, or why (maybe they passed and their children sold them?) but I know that high fashion jewelry appreciates. To me, that is important.
(My ring is not from Tiffany.)
Post # 48
@spaniel:The Tiffany & Co near my old house in Hawaii was very luxurious and a fabulous experience even though I didn’t buy anything. I think you might just have a not-that-great branch. Bummer!
Post # 49
I think Tiffanys has some beautiful rings, but they are super overpriced. And unless you spend hours looking at wedding blogs (like us), most people aren’t even going to notice that you have a Tiffany ring. I definitely wouldn’t have known what one looked like before spending absurd amounts of time on WB 🙂 I say go for the no name diamond. Then maybe get a Tiffany wedding band? That’s what I would do
Post # 50
I do adore Tiffany, and I will have other Tiffany jewelry over the years but the problem is solved.
Sweetiepie has a jeweler friend (which I knew but I kinda forgot about). I am going to give sweetiepie pictures and ideas (as well as a few requirements) and he is going to go to the jeweler friend and create a custom designed ring by sweetiepie. I’m nervous, and I think he is nervous about if he is going to design something that I really like.
Post # 51
I would go for the bigger ring now and get the Tiffany experience later, like and anniversary or a push present or Christmas. You can get Tiffany any time.
Post # 52
@Treasure43: TIffany’s upgrade policy is the same…if you want to buy another ring that is double the price of your old one, they will put the old diamond’s price towards the new one.
Post # 53
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
@ellabee: I’m glad to hear it’s just my branch, otherwise I just could *not* understand the popularity. 😉
Post # 54
I would definitely rather have a bigger “other” ring than a smaller tiffany.
Post # 55
You know everything from Tiffany’s comes in a blue box right? Get the big ring and get some earrings from Tiffanys!
Post # 56
I just wrote the LONGEST comment ever for this and then X’ed out on accident 🙁 ok here it goes again! It truly is all about what you want, its what you have to wear for the rest of your life. I have a Tiffany E ring and I have ALWAYS wanted a Tiffany E ring. I am in awestruck of anything Tiffany’s from their jewelry to their leather goods to the adorable little blue boxes. Tiffany has a good name and they stand very strongly behind it. I always wanted a 2 ct Tiffany Novo, estimated at $30,000… OUTRAGIOUS!! So I started looking at their other E rings and liked the round diamond with channel setting diamond band. It’s similar but its not the novo… but I am so happy with it. I even told my Fiance before he proposed that I would chose a cheaper ring so that we could be engaged before he could afford a Tiffany ring because it was silly to wait just for that. He had made me try rings on at Tiffany’s and other stores and I fell in love with all of Tiffany’s and ONE from Zales that was bigger than my Tiffany but WAY less quality as what I have now. Tiffanys is pricy, but you get what you pay for. I have even compared my ring with its 4 c’s and platinum on some ” build a ring” websites and its only off by about $1,000 which I am guessing is what the logo of T&CO costs on their E rings, which to me is worth it … but to others it might not be. If you have any questions about pricing or anything you can message me and Ill tell you anything you want to know! With my ring, the bigger the center stone the bigger the side stones so I wanted a smaller center, which is fine because it fits my hand perfect. I wear a 6, stock size luckily. the center stone is a .63 ct and total weight is .81 ct , however I always wanted a 1 ct, Im ok with what I have. She sparkles so gorgeous and I get so many compliments. There are tons of other rings out their that are similar to Tiffanys if you wanted to try to find one of those. If I didnt get a Tiffany , I would have looked at Tacori, they have GORGEOUS rings!!! Also, if the thing that is holding you back from Tiffany’s is the fact that you may have to “settle” for a smaller diamond for the name brand you want , you should know that in 5 years they offer an exchange for your ring… ex. If you purchase a $6,000 diamond E ring and 5 years or LATER down the road you decide you want to upgrade, all you have to do is give Tiffany your ring back and they will double it… so you could get a BRAND new $12,000 or more ring for the difference of what you paid for your original e ring. So if 5 years goes by and you want a $15,000 ring and your ring cost $6,000, you would only pay $ 9,000 for it. So keep that in mind! Here are some pix of my Tiffy 🙂 I’ll include a lot because I love her OH so much and I think you should see some OUT OF CATALOG photos in case you never have 🙂
Post # 57
@Treasure43: Yes they do, I just wrote about it in my post 🙂
Post # 58
@Chiotilidieo: So they’ll really just give you a ring that’s worth twice as much for free after 5 years? I don’t see how they wouldn’t lose a TON of money that way. And can you do it as many times as you want?
Post # 59
IMO, the most important thing is to have the best quality ring within your budget-
I got a 1.8 carat round brilliant solitaire with E color and VS2 clairty, excellent cut-
If I got the SAME exact ring at Tiffanys, it would have been at least twice the price. And for what? The blue box?
It was much more worth it to me to have a beautiful ring the way I wanted it, rather than a lesser version with a Tiffanys name brand…
Post # 60
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
At the end of the day, I wouldn’t have minded WHERE my ring came from, I was just thrilled to get one. Mr. Jag bought mine from Tiffany (it’s the round brilliant channel set as shown by my ring-twin up above, woo!) and I wouldn’t change it for the world – but it’s never been about size for me. I could’ve had a non-Tiffany, non-huge ring, and would’ve been just as happy – and yes, that’s being totally honest.
Speaking for myself, I hardly ever tell people where my ring is from, so the whole branding thing isn’t that important to me. If people get engaged, I compliment their ring, chat to them about the proposal, but I would never presume to ask where it came from! Yes, mine is a Tiffany ring and I love it to pieces, but that doesn’t mean that people know it, if that makes sense?
Get what makes you happy. Get what fits yours & FI’s budget. Love what you get! It’s that simple. 🙂
Post # 61
I’m with vmec and some of the other pp’s. I don’t really care about size, but I’d have a huge issue with spending so much more just to say my ring came from Tiffany’s! I’d rather have that money to spend on more important things, like a downpayment on a house or something.