(Closed) Tiffany: Worth it?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What is your opinion on Tiffany rings?
    BEAUTIFUL and SO worth the price! : (75 votes)
    12 %
    Gorgeous, but there are other rings just as pretty at half the cost. : (436 votes)
    69 %
    I love them and they're way better than other rings, but I still wouldn't buy one due to price. : (51 votes)
    8 %
    Don't care for the rings regardless of cost. : (70 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    990 posts
    Busy bee

    I really love the novo ring, too! But I just can’t justify the cost. It’s so hard to justify that when I consider we can’t really afford to spend that much on our wedding!

    Post # 4
    Member
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I think it’s the setting that makes it different.  They’re also pretty consistently shiny.  That said, I’m way too practical and with a wedding to pay for, why not get the same thing for WAY less money? I mean, you go with blue nile, get the same ring, and you’re not paying for the name and the storefronts and overheads of a company like Tiffany.  Now, if in 5 years you have your eyes on a necklace or something, I’d recommend leaving the tiffany’s website open on your computer. 😛

    Post # 5
    Member
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My dad was a jeweler when we were kids.  When my fiance was looking for a ring, he wanted to give me that special blue box.  My dad had a talk with him to let him know that’s exactly what you’re paying for — the blue box and ability to say you got it from Tiffany’s.

    The diamonds are the same as anywhere else but the price is astronomically higher.  Also, you can only get the rings in platinum typically.  And in my opinion, if you’re not spending a ridiculous amount of $$ the salespeople tend to be quite rude.

    Post # 6
    Member
    202 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree with hotchildinthecity.  If you want the blue box and are willing to pay for it, do it.  I know there is a lot of brand loyalty to Tinffany’s but from what I’ve heard (from friend’s parents who are jewelers) you can get the same at Jareds.  I also like the idea of a guy picking the ring out for you, that your ring is unique. If you buy it off-the-shelf from Tiffany’s anyone can have it!

    Post # 7
    Member
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My ring is designed to look like the Tiffany Novo ring. I don’t mind that it is not because it has my grandmother’s stone and it was friendlier to our budget. 

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    Post # 8
    Member
    82 posts
    Worker bee

    I think all you’re really paying for is the light aqua box!  Seriously though, a diamond is a diamond is a diamond, and there are plenty of other jewelers who make high quality rings.  That being said, I don’t think that you may be getting the best deal either at one of the mall retail stores (like Jarrod’s or Zale’s) because you’re still paying for their advertising, storefront, and other overhead.  Instead, I’d like to support smaller, independent jewelry stores or do some serious comparison shopping online.

    Post # 10
    Member
    815 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting a ring from Tiffany.  We went there to try on rings and I didn’t think I would like anything, but I found the one I want.  I still want my ring to come from Brilliant Earth, but honestly, I completely understand why people buy rings from Tiffany.  You may in fact be paying for the blue box but so what?  If that’s what makes you happy, then so be it.  If it’s in your budget and you want to splurge, then go for it. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    171 posts
    Blushing bee

    I completely agree. I actually told my boyfriend not to go to Tiffany’s because i could get a whole lot more ring for less.

    PS: Novo is my dream ring too!!!

    Post # 12
    Member
    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    If you’re scared of buying a ring online, go to Pricescope.com.  The forum is full of people who want to help you get the best ring for your budget and specifications (although they do emphasize cut over everything else).  A lot of online stores have a Novo replica…get a cushion cut diamond and you have a gorgeous ring on a budget you can afford!

    ETA:  We got our e-ring, my w-ring online and are awaiting FI’s w-ring from an Etsy seller.  I love internet shopping!

    Post # 13
    Member
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I have the Tiffany Novo “knockoff.”  Fi priced mine at TCo (2.1 carat) even though I told him not to.  Then he went to the diamond district, found the same size stone with no color, darn near flawless clarity and cut, and the jeweler made him a band to match the ring EXACTLY.  I went into TCo and they thought it was theirs.  And he got it for a fraction of the cost.  You’re paying for name here.  No doubt that their diamonds are very high quality, but you CAN get identical ones elsewhere…they jsut dont say Tiffany inside of them.  Now I wouldnt turn one down, Im just sayin Wink  I got the ring I have been dreaming about and didnt make him/us broke in the proces.  Hold on Ill post a pic

    Post # 15
    Member
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My BIL consulted me before purchasing my sister’s e-ring.  He asked whether he should get a Tiffany’s solitare or go with another jeweler and get a bigger, nicer stone.  I told him to go with another jeweler and nicer stone….he went with the Tiffany’s.  Now, my sister loves her ring.  BUT, she got a little over a carat, and I have the same size ring, same quality (though mine is a fancy yellow diamond, which tends to be more costly than a regular diamond) and her ring cost nearly 50% more.  I don’t think it’s worth it!

    Post # 16
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    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    here it is.  Please excuse the lack of tan and manicure…it was unexpected gimme a break "Wink"

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