Post # 1
Hey girls, I was just curious to see other people’s opinions of Tiffany rings. They’re obviously stunningly beautiful, but are they worth the cost? As far as I know (and I could be wrong…) a diamond is a diamond is a diamond. A 1ct round with great symmetry and cut F VS1 is going to look the same if its from tiffany or jared or bluenile. I am absolutely in love with the Tiffany Novo ring (below), but I think I’d prefer my guy get me a knock-off that looks similar for a seriously discounted cost. So for those of you who have tiffany rings or want them… is it just the name? Or is there something about Tiffany that really makes it worth the price tag?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 8
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 # 9
@lisabrueck- your ring is BEAUTIFUL!!!
@bw4606- I agree about mall shops. The only problem with ordering online is that its kind of scary to buy something so expensive online sight-unseen. Especially when its so much cheaper than in the store, you get that “uh oh is this too good to be true?” feeling. I have no idea where my boyfriend is planning shopping (not Tiffany because I’ve told him I’d kill him if he spent that much), but I’m guessing/hoping online. He doesn’t like the idea of “discount” rings, but then I made the point that if he has X to spend, and he buys at a cheaper place, he can afford more ring for the same money (I am not a size queen but the boy likes BLING heh)
Post # 10
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
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
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
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 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 # 14
@LovestheBear- I agree. I didn’t mean to disparage Tiffany in any way. I am honestly curious if there is something to it that I don’t see. I know that a lot of people value the name/brand and that is fine. I have never been a person who cares about names, and I was just wondering if there was some other reason that people love Tiffany. 🙂
Post # 15
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
here it is. Please excuse the lack of tan and manicure…it was unexpected gimme a break