(Closed) Will we get ripped off if we go to Cartier?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Are we getting ripped off?

    Yes, very much so

    A bit, but considering it is Cartier, not too bad

    No, sounds reasonable

  • Post # 3
    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You’re essentially paying for 3 gold rings, so I think the price is a little high, but that’s to be expected at cartier.  You’re absolutely paying from the designer name, the service, and the reputation of the company.  I don’t think it’s super outrageous, and the design is really cool, so IMO it’s worth the bit of extra money.  It’s really unique and beautiful so if you can afford it then go for it.  I would assume they have amazing servicing of the ring there too if it ever needs to be cleaned/polished.

    Post # 4
    1741 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I personally would pay the markup for something as special as a wedding band from Cartier.  If you just want the look without the brand name, try rollingring.com.

    Post # 5
    6252 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’ve done A LOT of comparison shopping and while Cartier is MORE expensive, it’s not crazy. E.G., not Tiffany crazy. It’s more, but still within the ballpark if that makes sense. Plus the guys get the short end of the stick with rings :p If he actually likes that one, I say go for it! Fiance and I are planning on plain, small, platinum rings from Cartier! 🙂 After all, the wedding band (likely) won’t ever be upgraded … Just my 2 cents! 🙂

    Post # 6
    3138 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    I found a similar ring online for $1,650, so I think you’re getting a pretty good price at Cartier. Plus, you’re getting the Cartier name, which is a pretty good guarantee of quality. 

    Post # 7
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Actually, my local Costco has a very similar ring!  It’s just under $1,000 (I want to say it’s $989 USD).  It doesn’t look as thick as the Cartier one.  I’ve always loved that Cartier ring and I personally would pay the premium. 

    Post # 8
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    That price doesn’t sound unreasonable at all! I was expecting you to say it starts at $3K or something.

    Post # 9
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    That doesn’t sound bad at all, name brand or not.  He has a large finger size and gold is very expensive right now.  It’s actually much cheaper than I would have guessed.

    Post # 10
    26 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012

    You could always go to someone who makes jewelry and see if they can make it for less if you aren’t concerned with Cartier being inscribed on it.

    Post # 11
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    With the price of gold, it is not an awful price.  Yes, you are paying a bit more for the name, but if that is what Fiance loves, then go for it!  It’s a beautiful ring.

    Post # 12
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I just worry if we are paying for the name.

    OP- of course you are paying for the name.

    Post # 13
    840 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You’re paying for the name. If you go to Tiffany/Cartier any “brand name” jeweler, you’re paying for the marketing and the name. Their metals aren’t anymore “pure” than other jewelers…. and for the market value metal weight and labor, you’re going to pay a mark up at Cartier.

    Post # 14
    1301 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Why not take a picture of it into a local jewlery store and ask how much a ring like that would be?

    Does it really have Carier engraved on the front? I personally wouldn’t want a band that had any brand name on it. It’s a little much. I makes it very much about the brand and not the meanign behind the ring.

    Post # 15
    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I feel like with companies like this, you’re not paying for the name, you’re paying for a better quality product. I think that is an excellent price for such a beautiful ring.

    Post # 16
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wear this ring as a right hand ring sometimes and love it. I do not feel that it is a complete rip off if the person wearing it enjoys it and wears it. If my husband wanted this for a wedding band I would have absolutely gotten it for him. Especially considering how much he spent on my engagement ring!

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