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

posted 8 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 # 32
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    OMG that Blue Nile version is perfect. Get that one! I just can’t get over having the brand name on the outside.

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    OP, what did you do in the end?

    I actually wanted and considered that exact trinity one for myself and the stacked together version for Fiance, but didn’t go with them in the end. Just because it looked off when worn together with my e ring. But I still love it so I might get it for anniversary in the future 😛

    I specifically looked for wedding rings from internationally well known brands/ jewerers including Cartier, Tiffany, Bvlgari, etc because I wanted quality, service and premium. Through my search, I found that Cartier was not so overpriced than other brands. Their designs are spectacular too. I personally think Tiffany is over priced.

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee

    While you are paying for the name to some extent, the price is actually VERY reasonable, all factors considered – the price of gold, the ring size in question, the fact that you are buying three rings made to look like one, the karat of gold used etc. Also, what a lot of people don’t know is that because of the way rolling rings are made, you’re actually buying a bigger size than your actual ring size. e.g. a size 7 rolling ring is really 3 size 9-10 rings linked together so it’s worth it if you ask me. Plus think of the customer service you will also be receiving.

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If you google “Russian wedding rings” you can find more options.  By purchasing Cartier you’re definitely paying a big chunk toward their marketing budget.  You always do with the big names. 

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think it’s reasonable price for being Cartier. I personally would hate the logo on there, but that’s just me. If it doesn’t bother him, I’d say definitely go for it!!

    Post # 38
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m late to this party but just wanted to say that my fiance’s band was $2500 at Cartier and it was just a plain platinum band.  So I definitely think what you’re looking at is reasonable.  Also, we bought ours early bc Cartier raises prices a couple of times per year and we wanted to beat it – so if you haven’t already you may want to soon!

    Post # 39
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    Worker bee

    @MrsMermaid:  Cartier is wonderful.  I have two Lanieres bands, one in gold and one with diamonds all around, stacked as RHRs and I love them.  I am actually surprised that such a nice ring from Cartier goes for less than $2,000!  My Lanieres were $8,000+ together but I have had them for over 7 years now and have never once experienced any regret about the purchase!  

    Let’s say you go non-Cartier.  For a ring that your Fiance likes, you will have to spend $X.

    You will have to ask yourself if the extra $(1,450 – X) differential is worth it.  For me, the answer will be yes.  If your Fiance is picky like me, then you cannot really put a value on having the very ring you want on your finger for the rest of your life.  it is better than settling for something that is marginally less pricey but not what you really wanted.  If the $1,450 price tag is within what you can afford, this should be a no brainer!

     

     

     

    Post # 39
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    We chose the Trinity de Cartier for my wedding band.  I love what it symbolizes and how well it fits with a plain solitaire without being overwhelming.  I have long fingers and big hands so 4 rings doesn’t overpower me.  For us, it was worth the price given the meaning, quality, and how much we loved it.  In my own opinion, if it is what you love and fits within your budget, go for it. It’s the only wedding ring you’ll ever have – it’s ok to be a bit excessive.

    I can’t wait to get to wear it every day!!!

    Post # 40
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    MrsMermaid :  You are paying for the name.  Do you value the name?  You are also paying for a certain level of quality, service, convenience, peace of mind, warranty, etc.  Do you value those things?

    You could take the pic to a custom designer and ask them what they’d charge to re-create it to see if it’s worth the price difference to you.

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I think it is a little overpriced for something that says cartier right on it. I know that part can face down but I feel like for the price that should be appearing on the inside. It’s and I personally am a supporter of brand names (I’d like my engagement ring to be from Birks) but get annoyed at branded items.

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    yes and no.

    Yes, you’re paying a lot more than you have to for that ring–you could get the exact same ring elsewhere for a small fraction of the price.

    But.. you’re paying for the fact it says “Cartier” and you can tell people it’s from Cartier and it will get serviced by Cartier.  Same goes for if you get jewelry from Tiffany’s, Harry Winston, etc… what that is worth to you, only you can decide.  You don’t need to feel bad about wanting certain brands–billions of people around the world pay for brand names every day… even if they don’t like to admit it.

    Post # 43
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    Buzzing bee

    I feel the “Cartier” engraving cheapens it. Important things such as wedding bands should not be advertisements for brands. 

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