(Closed) Tiffany: Worth it?

posted 12 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What is your opinion on Tiffany rings?

    BEAUTIFUL and SO worth the price!

    Gorgeous, but there are other rings just as pretty at half the cost.

    I love them and they're way better than other rings, but I still wouldn't buy one due to price.

    Don't care for the rings regardless of cost.

  • Post # 183
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Parklands, Quendon Hall

    It’s so weird how Tiffany riles up some people so much!

    Surely it’s a personal preference which people are entitled to if they so choose. And vice versa if they don’t… I’m sure you all have gorgeous rings ladies! We should all love our own choice of rings and not judge what other people choose to make theirs. I love looking at alllll the rings on here! 

    Post # 184
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @DianaKisses:  I have a .42 Tiffany & co in platinum–“the ring of rings”. I totally get it. Yes, they are very expensive but beautiful. However have you looked at EBAY? I have seen multiiple Tiffany & Co rings on there like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tiffany-Co-Diamond-Ring-Platinum-Knife-edge-71-ct-G-/151120703635?pt=Diamond_Solitaire_Rings&hash=item232f7ef093

    that look legit (you’d need to research carefully) I own the the real deal and I’m certain I have seen the real deal on Ebay. I would look for people with 100% positive. ALL ORIGNIAL PAPERWORK, receipts,PICTURES of the branding inside the ring and serial number. The exact diamond size is engraved on the inside of the ring. All engraving is uniform and perfect.

     

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TIFFANY-CO-DIAMOND-ENGAGEMENT-RING-46CT-H-VS1-/271275220785?pt=US_Fine_Rings&hash=item3f29435f31

    All Tiffany diamonds are inscribed with a number that matches the certificate (after yr 2000). The bands are engraved (again perfect font) with a different serial number but it is also on the certificate.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tiffany-Diamond-and-Platinum-Engagement-Band-0-70TW-with-0-47ct-VS1-Diamond-/261284884712?pt=Diamond_Solitaire_Rings&hash=item3cd5caf0e8

    I AM NOT RECOMMENDING ANY OF THE ABOVE, JUST SHOWING YOU EXAMPLES OF WHAT WOULD LOOK FOR.  Good luck!

    I love my Tiffany right hand ring. It’s the smaller diamond in platinum in this pic.

     

    Post # 185
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @CorgiTales: I always feel like Tiffany’s is the illusion of high end jewelry made accessable to the masses.

    If I had to overspend on a piece of jewelry I would go to a proper high end jeweller I would pick Buccellati or Van Cleef & Arpels or Bulgari.

    Otherwise I by far prefer indipendent jewellers. I’d rather pay more to have something made for me.

    Post # 186
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @walnutgirl:  +100000 So so so true. It reminds me of when people visit Vegas and go to some chain celebrity chef restaurant or steakhouse at a casino and think they are living like royalty. Yes, these restaurants are a reliable choice and better than your average TGIFridays, but they’re not better than many other chef-driven high-end non-chain restaurants where you get a lot more “bang for your buck.” I think it’s really weird when people confuse “expensive chain” for “designer.” Tiffany is only dramatically higher quality when compared to other mall chain stores. If you go to a “real” fine jeweler, you will get the same or higher quality often at better prices. When people get so hung up on Tiffany, it makes me think that they’ve never been in a jewelry store outisde a mall, a “fancy mall” best case scenario.

     

    Post # 187
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    It’s confusing that so many PPs keep on saying that Tiffany’s rings cost more because they’re better quality and have better settings.  That just isn’t true.  

    You can get the same quality or better and larger stones with the same or better settings from non-Tiffany jewelers for much less than the same would cost from Tiffany’s.  If someone wants Tiffany’s, that’s fine, or if someone wants to buy quality without learning what quality is and how to make sure you get it, that’s fine, but Tiffany’s just is not more expensive because it’s better quality/prettier stones and settings than all less expensive jewelers.

    Same thing goes for customer service- our jeweler will clean, repair, etc. for lifetime, custom-made my setting just for my stone, and will do the same for my engagement ring.  They are very very nice and professional.  Tiffany’s does not have a monopoly on service.  Still, if ppl getting engaged want Tiffany’s, that’s fine of course.

    Post # 188
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @zarla:  Exactly!

    I’m sure they have nice rings, but I don’t think they are worth the price, it’s just a slightly better chain than zales or kay’s!

    Post # 189
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @walnutgirl:  no, not true,  although there is nothing wrong with Kays or Zales, Tiffany’s is iconic, unique. Their standards are high their service is fabulous and their designs are highly coveted,  which is why so many attempt to copy them.

     

    Post # 190
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    If you can look down at your hand and be comfortable with the price you paid for the quality you received, then Tiffany’s is probably worth it.  If you look down and get the feeling of “why is this thing so expensive!?” then it’s probably not worth it.

    For me personally, Tiffany’s is not worth it, because I don’t love any of their designs.  And it would just be insanity to pay that much money for something you’re not completely in love with.

    Post # 191
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    636 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @gemgirl6: I have several items from Tiffany’s. They’re cute and they’re rings are cute but I still don’t regard them as a real high end jeweller like for example Buccellati.

    It’s the same difference between Valentino and Louis Vuitton.

    Post # 192
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

    guys, this thread is four years old. anyone else getting sick of seeing this tired old debate? 

    Post # 193
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    57 posts
    Worker bee

    @gemgirl6:  Thanks I have looked on ebay but the honey is not comfortable purchasing a ring from there.  

    p.s. We went ring shopping again this week and I finally made my decision. Now, I just have to wait for the proposal. 😀 

    Post # 194
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    Newbee

    Tiffany rings are definitely worth getting if it is something that is within your budget ( ^ω^ )

    This is a question that requires a little reasoning.

    There is no doubt that you can get an equally beautiful loose diamond from other sources than B&M’s like Birks, Tiffany and Cartier.  In fact, one of the most beautiful Hearts & Arrows (Optical Symmetry) pattern diamonds can be obtained through online vendors such as whiteflash, briangavin, infinity, and jann paul as well as many of the beautiful AGS graded triple 0 diamonds.  

    For settings as well, you can get custom designed rings through online as well as your local jewelry store that does custom settings.  I live in toronto, and I only hear great things about a custom jewelry store “Lief Benner”.

    If you and your partner want something sooo exclusive that is only one of a kind in the whole universe, custom settings are the way to go IMO ☆彡

    It is also true that getting a Tiffany brand engagement diamond ring can be more pricier than what you can purchase online.  Afterall, online vendors don’t have the overhead that B&M’s do, thus able to lower the mark up on their loose diamonds as well as lower prices on their settings. You can actually find a Tiffany style six prong setting that is almost identical to the authentic one like the Vatche six prong setting.

    So why purchase Tiffany??? (; ̄O ̄)

    For me, I believe that purchasing an engagement ring is more than the dollar value you are spending on it.  It is the sentimental value that both your partner and yourself share.

    To me, Tiffany is a symbol of romance, class, and luxury.

    I am not sure if you all have seen the movie “Sleepless in Seattle” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan but I love the movie!  Especially the scene where Annie’s fiance gives her the Tiffany seven stone engagement ring that belonged to his mother which he resized.  The acting, scenery, music and plot of the movie really moved me.  I felt lots of romance in the movie and Tiffany just happened to be part of it (=゚ω゚)ノ So, for me, Tiffany is special and despite the price difference, I believe it is worth it to get it.  

    However, I don’t believe in getting into great debt and ruining your credit is justifiable in getting it.  So, I would either wait to have enough money or think of a custom route that befits my financial circumstance.

    I guess the most important thing is that your partner understands the significance of the ring as a symbol of love and commitment and she loves it as well.

     

     

     

     

     

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