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Re-apprasing a Tiffany ring?

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OK, so after my 6 weeks of intensive research here, I''m going to get my ring from Tiffany & Co. This is not because I like getting "ripped off" - although I am known to be penny-wise pound-foolish, but because knowing myself I am much more thrilled by the sentimental thought of being part of their history than having a larger stone. I''ve debated getting a bigger, possibly better-cut diamond online, but Tiffany''s has a romantic mystique that I am a sucker for - not to mention I think their settings asre the most beautiful I''ve seen (except Cartier, of course...)But I digress...
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I am getting my ring on Friday, and since the center stone is under 1 ct it only comes with a Tiffany certif. I am wondering if I should have it independently appraised for insurance purposes?
Also, I have heard on this forum that Tiffany;s labs grade as strictly as, say GIA, but would getting an independent appraisal to verify color, clarity, etc be advisable?

Please don''t flame me for buying from Tiffany!!
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Just kidding!! I have learned sooo much more than I ever knew about diamonds, which actually makes me more comfortable with my decision (which is a recent realization). It''s not about "showing off" or "bragging" - nobody at my work ever recognizes my Michel Perry shoes or Bottega bags - nor would I expect them to. But I secretly smile because *I* know, and that is the most important thing to me, anyway.
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Thanks for reading my monologue, and I would value any opinions you all have!

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dimonbob

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What a romantic! At least you are walking into Tiffany & Co. with your eyes wide open and knowing you are paying for the Tiffany name and the little blue box...not the diamond.

If I had a fat bank account, I would probably shop there also but not for diamonds since I know more about diamonds than any of their salespeople do.

Good luck to you and tell your friends about pricescope.
 

Love Street

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What a romantic! At least you are walking into Tiffany & Co. with your eyes wide open and knowing you are paying for the Tiffany name and the little blue box...
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.... and the sentimental history - I'm very nostalgic which leads me attach inordinate value to certain things - but what is value, really? It's what a willing buyer will pay a willing seller, and the buyer's reasoning or justificatino is not relevant in that equation...

Anyway, I DO plan to buy online for other diamonds in the future, and I HAVE told my friends about pricescope!

But, in your opinion, should I get the T & C ring appraised by an independent appraiser for insurance and/or fact-checking purposes?

Thanks!
 

MsGolightly

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I don't think it is absolutley necessary, but if it would make you feel better, it can't hurt anything.

I'm so glad you decided to go with a Tiffany's ring. There is too much "anti-Tiffany" setiment on this board (mostly by men, I've noticed...hehehe). I love my Monolos just because I know what they are, and I love Tiffany's for the same reason. A diamond is a diamond...is a diamond. They all come from the same place. They are not extremely rare. You might as well get what you want
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