Post # 1
I need your help bees! Should I get a 1carat center Tiffany soleste ring or a 2 carat center single halo ring? The single halo ring would be from a reputable online jeweler. Both will cost the same amount.
1: 1 carat center Tiffany & Co. Soleste (above, can’t seem to get this picture in the right spot on here)
2: this is similar to what the 2 carat single halo would look like.
Post # 3
For me personally, I would much rather have a bigger ring than the Tiffany name, assuming that the bigger ring has good quality (I would not sacrifice quality for size).
Post # 4
I vote for the 2 carat center. Diamonds have a tendency to “shrink” over time, and people often wish they had initially gone bigger. This way you might not feel the need to upgrade the center stone, and you can always reset it in a double halo setting later on if you love the look of the Soleste.
Post # 5
i voted for the 2 carat because i’m not really into the fancy name jewelers. i’ve actually heard some really bad things about tiffany’s not standing behind their products when there’s an issue. BUT it really depends on if you want a smaller stone or a bigger stone. that 2 carat ring is gorgeous!
Post # 6
I would pick whichever was the better value – unless you feel deep down inside that you would be dissatisfied not having a ring specifically from Tiffany or are in love with the Soleste setting. If you always dreamed of a “blue box moment”, maybe sacrificing size would be worth it to you.
Presuming the diamonds were of comparable quality, I’d choose the 2 carat over the 1 carat, hands down.
Post # 7
I’m a Tiffany bride so I’m biased, but the sevice I have received and continue to receive from Tiffany’s is amazing, and when I hear of other brides having to pay for cleanings, check ups, et cetera, I’m thankful that I do have a Tiffany ring.
Post # 8
wow, a bride should never have to pay for a cleaning and maintenance. i didn’t even know people do that! we got mine at a wholesaler and they do it all for free. there’s no way i would pay for that after paying so much for the ring.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies! Just a little back ground, I have a “connection” at Tiffany, so I would get a discount. The Tiffany ring would be about 1 carat F-G VVS2. The other ring would be about 2 carats I-J VS2. They would both be excellent cut. I don’t mind the J color at all. I think I’m also leaning toward the ‘no-name’ ring. I agree, I think diamonds “shrink” and I could always get it reset. This is so helpful! Thanks!!
Post # 10
@emeraldcity13: My ring is a Martin Flyer from a local family-owned jeweler and I never have to pay for cleanings, checking prongs, sizing, or if one of the side stones fall out they will replace it for free.
I’d go for the bigger “no-name”. With Tiffany’s, Tacori, and the like you pay a lot for the name. And for me, the name didn’t matter and the extra quality and value you got from the name was not enough to do it for me personally.
Post # 11
I prefer the look of the Tiffany setting with the 1ct center stone.
Post # 12
I’m gonna have to say the Tiffany. Size isn’t as important to me as quality and customer service. Check out the Tiffany website to see just how rigorous they are in selecting and approving diamonds for their jewelry, it’s kind of mind-boggling.
Post # 13
@Btrfly: If you like bigger stones go for 2. I have a 2 and they definitely do shrink! I have to remind myself sometimes that no you do not have a tiny ring! I have a similar ring – cushion halo (but with round diamond) if you haven’t checked Martin Flyer, they have a similar setting as what you posted!
Just want to add – where you buy the “no name” will make a huge difference for me at least. We have bought plenty of jewelery at Tiffany’s (and looked quite a bit at their e-rings) and the customer service is wonderful – as it should be for the price oyu pay – but the customer service we received at our local jeweler went above and beyond that and I will never buy jewelery from anywhere else ever again! So, just to say that Tiffany’s is not the only store capable of great customer service.
Post # 14
I don’t mind the J color at all.
My center stone is J in color, and there is no yellow when you look at it. I constantly get compliments on how sparkly my ring is.
Post # 15
I guess it depends on what’s is more important to you, a bigger stone or ate Tiffany’s name. Personally, I like shopping at places that are less known because it means my ring is less common. Just my own thoughts. 🙂
Post # 16
I love the halo, my only “issue” is that is might be trendy, although it’s on my list too! Personally, although I care about quality, unless you have a loop you can not see that small of a quality difference.
Also customer service is nice, but for me that would not really matter. Rings get cleaned twice a year and as long as nothing happens (if it’s high quality thing “should”) you will not be seeing the jewler/store that much. My mom has diamonds from Costco she pays a few bucks to get it cleaned every year- totally worth the savings $