Post # 1
I tried to go to go the custom route and have a diamond and setting made online but it didn’t work out. I was going to buy a diamond and have it set in a custom setting but my boyfriend does not want it because he is afraid it would get lost or my diamond would be be switched out when a jeweler sets it. We do not know any jewelers so it is hard to trust someone with such an expensive piece of jewerly. My boyfriend suggested we use Tiffany’s because of their reputation and customer service. We both like that I can have my ring cleaned at any time. A few weeks ago I read online how a man returned a 50 year old tifany engagement to Tiffany and they accepted it! I was suprised to hear.
While I am a sentimental person and do not plan to upgrade my engagement . However, it is still good to know that the option is always there for me without any problems. My Boyfriend and I live in Brooklyn so the closests Tiffany to us is in New York however I was there after work and the sales lady there seemed snobby and bothered by showing me the Tiffany engagment. It was crowded and the sales lady didn’t seem like she was too keen to help me pick an engagement ring. So I just said “thank you” and left. My boyfriend and I are looking to go to NJ or PA to Tiffany since it wont be so crowded and we can sit down and choose an engagement ring.
Post # 2
Is it possible to see pictures of the different sizes? Also is 16k for a ring reasonably affordable for you? If money is no object I would go bigger, but personally we could not afford to spend 16k on a ring. So I wasn’t sure how to vote!
Post # 3
0.84 is what I’d go for but damn not for that price. I’d suggest finding a local well known jeweler that offers custom rings and lifetime cleaning.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2020 - City, State
The philly location is super relaxed! Highly suggest it.
I agree with PP that it really depends on your budget. If 12,000 is in your budgest I’d go with the 0.72 F VVS2– not sure what each look like in person, but I dont think the 0.8 c is worth dishing out an additional $4,000 unless you can see that it is, in fact, bigger.
Post # 5
How can anyone else advise you to spend 5k or 16k on a rig without knowing you?
Pick what YOU like and what you can afford comfortably as a couple without worrying about what others think.
Post # 6
Tiffany is a rip off, do you care about having that brand name? You can get way more bang for your buck going through someone else. My husband found a diamond broker who will give us the same value if we upgrade eventually. My diamond is quite a bit bigger than what you’ve listed and we spent less. Like $16k for less than a carat because it’s tiffany?
Post # 7
You can definitely spend less on a better diamond, but if you care about the name then I’d go big or go home.
Post # 8
I agree with you just for the name the price is nuts
But I think you missed the point they want to use them as they believe they are the most reputable
Post # 9
I didn’t miss the point… there are literally tons of reputable places other than Tiffany. motherbee33 :
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs
I voted .7 but only because I don’t think the extra .1 carat is worth the extra cash. I wouldn’t pay that much for any of those, though. I’d rather have something custom and a nicer diamond for the same cost
Post # 11
I voted for the .72 carat, and agree with you on all your Tiffany points, about them being reputable, and having a great experience. My budget for a ring was about $12-$15,000 so we could have gotten a Tiffany’s ring that was well under 1ct however we opted for blue nile and I got a 1.7 carat, so it definitly is personal preference, and I would never tell someone not to get Tiffany’s like alot of other people are, as you’ve already decided on it!
But like another poster suggested, would you go the second hand route? You have the name, and garuntee of tiffany’s but at a fraction of the price. For example:
This is $8,000 for a .71 H Colour VVS1, worth a thought!
$9,900 .84 G VVS1 with the wedding band as well!
Post # 12
It’s your money if you want to pay a 253% markup.
Post # 13
I agree bee. With diamond prices already outrageously inflated there is no reason to go with Tiffany IMO. There are plenty of incredible small business jewelers with access to high quality diamonds and settings
Post # 14
Yes, Tiffany is reputable and yes, Tiffany is reliable but there are also others out there who are just as reliable and reputable who have the same high quality stones and setttings and do not charge nearly as much.
If you are buying because you want to attach that brand name to your ring then go for it, as long as you are aware as PPs have said, you could get a ring with all the same( or even better) specs for much less.
Post # 15
I would not pay $16000 for under a carat just to have Tiffany’s. And that perception of Tiffany’s reputation? They messed up my friend’s ring when she sent it to get fixed and they destroyed her ring. She had to get a brand new ring. It was a horrific experience for her and turned me off them completely.