Post # 122
@LoveScottyDogs – having skimmed most of the posts I totally agree with you. I have a Tiffany ring and whilst I understand people have different priorities my heart was always set on a ring that I consider (And I repeat, this is simply my opinion) to be perfect. A Tiffany ring to me, represents everything I have ever wanted in a ring (4C’s, history, quality etc) and given I’m going to wear it every day for the rest of my life there was only one option.
Yes it was expensive, but my Fiance didn’t have to go into debt or put us at risk of debt to get it. My wedding ring will match and be from there too, as will his. I’ve already been in for one of my lifetime cleans and the customer service is always exemplary.
I fully respect people who make other choices, but the answer for me to the question “Tiffany: worth it?” Is, obviously, yes.
Post # 123
I love the Tiffany rings they are beautiful… But you are paying for the name. If you can get the same quality diamond with the same clarity and cut for cheaper why wouldnt you? I just couldnt justify spending tha money on it. when I could get very simalar cheaper.
Post # 124
I vote no. I love Tiffany. Love love love. Already told Fiance what he’s buying me for my next birthday from there 🙂
However … before we got engaged we went into our local Tiffany store to try on my dream ring I had been drooling over online for months, the Legacy. Barely a full carat, it was 48,000. Yeah…. not happening!!
Fiance surprised me with a proposal a few weeks later, with a ring from GoldOldGold. He found them on pricescope.com, made a custom ring based off the Legacy.
Best part? Same color, clarity, and cut, bigger carat, HUGE fraction of the price.
So (in my personal experience) you are paying for the brand.
Post # 125
I was a blue box addict in my late teens and 20s. I’m not so enamoured with Tiffany’s anymore. I’d rather give my business to a small business than feed the Tiffany’s machine.
Post # 126
I understand that many think with Tiffany’s you are paying just for the name. The fact is there is definitely some truth to that, however, there is a reason that Tiffany’s got that name in the first place. My fiance got me a Tiffany’s engagement ring and I have never seen a diamond sparkle so much. The diamond is so clear. Also, you do get what you pay for…I have received nothing but amazing customer service from Tiffany’s and you get a lifetime warranty. I don’t think there is any other way to go!
Post # 127
I also get a little shy when I see this subject come up. Tiffany created a great memory for my Fiance and I. Shortly into dating I had him come over one night and we watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which he had never seen. He didn’t know anything about the store and said we should go there someday. How romantic. Well, just a week later it was my birthday and we were in Carmel, CA and he again we suggested we visit the large store there on the corner. It was right then and there that we were both so taken and he bought me my dream ring, which is the Etoile band. The didn’t have my size, so when it came by courier a couple days later he surprised me with a proposal. He then took me back to the store and said, “pick out any ring you want”. So although I do sometimes think that I could have saved us money, or gotten more for our money… it is very special and romantic to us. And now he will only buy me Tiffany diamonds to build my collection.
I must defend their wonderful customer service and the benefits. I now have three rings from them and in gaining/losing weight they always resize. They have also soldered the rings a couple of times for free for me (as I changed my mind a couple times) and they have fixed scratches and done free engraving. Just whatever comes up, I know we paid enough money that they will always be there to fix it…. and I take them up on it!
Lastly, for the men out there, my fiance didn’t want to fuss with having to search or worry about quality. For him, he KNOWS Tiffany is high quality, and it made him feel good to have no questions.
Hope our story helps add a perspective for those who do choose Tiffany’s.
Photo: My Tiffany wedding ring set
Post # 128
I am a love of the little blue box, don’t get me wrong. However, if I can get an amazing and high quality ring from another jeweler for half the price and have it come in a different color box then I am all for it.
As PP have mentioned when you buy your ring from Tiffany’s you are paying for the name and little blue box alone, it doesn’t mean it is the best quality out there…you just have to do your research.
ETA: I can’t imagine what my ring would have cost had it been from Tiffany’s!
Post # 129
@treejewel19…. Your ring is Gorgeous! Congrats!
Post # 130
@111111: you’re ring ia beautiful as is your story. But whenever a man has the finances to take a female into Tiffany’s and tell her to simply “pick one” finances cannot be THAT much of a concern.
Post # 131
I was obsessed with Tiffany’s in my early 20’s. I have a pile of those little blue boxes sitting in my childhood room as I refuse to toss them. I mean, that is what I paid for right? lol
I’ve always dreamed of a Tiffany’s e-ring, any of them. My Fiance knowing this went to look at rings for me, but when he heard the price tags he knew I and he wouldn’t be happy with the carat size for that price. So he went elsewhere and custom made me a ring that cost just as much as the Tiffany’s ring, but was double the carat weight, same quailty. It also helped that his sister had connections with this jeweler and they were able to get a great deal. And the fact that it’s custom made means I’m the only one that has it. Although, I always dreamed of a generic Tiffany’s ring…I’m really glad Fiance decided to make me something one of a kind.
Post # 132
We couldn’t afford an e-ring from Tiffany’s, not sure I’d be willing to pay that price if I could, but we’re getting our weddingbands from there. Nice compromise.
Post # 134
While I think Tiffany’s jewelery is gorgeous, and I would never turn down a gift in the little blue box, I am partial to small, indepedent jewelers. I like the service we recieved, and I enjoyed designing our ring and creating a custom design with my jeweler and fiance. I feel like my ring is pretty unique, and I take pride in that, and my Fiance definitely does… Everytime someone asks if we picked it out together, and I say yes; he gets offened. He always tells me that I should say no, we designed it together. What a loser! 🙂
Post # 136
@CorgiTales: It’s totally not worth it. You can get an excellent replica and most people won’t be able to tell the difference. With such a large amount of money to pay for a ring, get a reputable jeweler and save 50% off the Tiffany price. If your Tiffany ring is $30,000, why not pocket the $15,000? Is it worth a 50% premium to have someone kiss your butt and give you the ring in a blue box? I’d prefer to use the savings for something else. My ring is still beautiful with a nice looking diamond and many can’t even tell it’s not from Tiffany’s 🙂