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Tiffany Etoile vs HW channel set eternity?

Polabowla

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My 18th anniversary & 40th birthday are coming up and as my wedding band (plain white gold comfort band) no longer fits I was looking at some other options.

You know I'm a brand snob & I was intrigued by both the Tiffany Etoile band- looks substantial but playful; as well as the Harry Winston channel set princess eternity band. That one seems more classic & a bit more serious to me.

Which would you choose?

And which would go better with my heart e- ring (in my profile)?

Graff doesn't have any wedding bands I like otherwise I'd go back there.
 

meesmom

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Hello, can you post a pic of the HW one? Ive never seen it, bit it sounds lovely!!
 

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I had the 4 mm Tiffany Etoile ring at one time. It was substantial, felt like butter slipping onto the finger and did have a nice presence to it. I think they now make it in 3 mm in platinum and that could be a nice width as well. I currently have Tiffany's channel set eternity band and love it too. Just has a more refined look than many channel set bands I have seen. I haven't seen the HW band you are referring too though. You probably can't go wrong with either - are you able to visit both stores to try them on in person when things open up?
 

meesmom

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I had the 4 mm Tiffany Etoile ring at one time. It was substantial, felt like butter slipping onto the finger and did have a nice presence to it. I think they now make it in 3 mm in platinum and that could be a nice width as well. I currently have Tiffany's channel set eternity band and love it too. Just has a more refined look than many channel set bands I have seen. I haven't seen the HW band you are referring too though. You probably can't go wrong with either - are you able to visit both stores to try them on in person when things open up?
I had an etoile a one time too, i ended up selling it bc my fingers are short and it looked too squatty. I couldnt wear my e ring with it either. 3mm sounds much easier to stack!
 

Polabowla

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No mm given in either description so I'm not sure how wide the bands are
Probably best to wait till things open up & go try on to see how they look & feel.
 

Polabowla

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Dh surprised me with the Tiffany Etoile! It arrived via ups today (they dropped it off & left it outside- thankfully no one walked off with it!)

It's a pretty ring but gets lost next to my e-ring.

I tried it by itself and even so just doesn't have enough presence or interest.

So I'm shipping it back.
 
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Yasmin Abi

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My 18th anniversary & 40th birthday are coming up and as my wedding band (plain white gold comfort band) no longer fits I was looking at some other options.

You know I'm a brand snob & I was intrigued by both the Tiffany Etoile band- looks substantial but playful; as well as the Harry Winston channel set princess eternity band. That one seems more classic & a bit more serious to me.

Which would you choose?

And which would go better with my heart e- ring (in my profile)?

Graff doesn't have any wedding bands I like otherwise I'd go back there.
Tiffany embrace!!
 

Polabowla

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I'm sorry I sent it back before I could take any photos; I didn't want to leave it hanging around over the holiday weekend.

Tbh I'm not impressed with Tiffany jewelry.
 

m51galaxy

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Above link is to a Harry Winston ring.
 

Polabowla

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So now I'm really stuck.
Costco online has a ring very similar to the HW one (with 2 cts vs HW 1.7 cts) and dh who is not a brand snob says get that one because it's a third of the price.
And I know he is right but but but....
(I can't see it in person only order the ring from them)
 

nala

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So now I'm really stuck.
Costco online has a ring very similar to the HW one (with 2 cts vs HW 1.7 cts) and dh who is not a brand snob says get that one because it's a third of the price.
And I know he is right but but but....
(I can't see it in person only order the ring from them)
Try it out and if you don’t like, return it. They have a great return policy.
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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Can you post some inspiration pictures of what you are looking for?

As much as I love Costco and some of their jewelry for the great value, when I tried on some of their rings I felt the setting was not as high quality as I am accustomed to. The great thing is, they have a very generous return policy.

With your budget, I would check out Whiteflash or some of the other super ideal vendors first. Also take a look at James Allen and Blue Nile if they have something that fits what you are looking for. Branded diamonds and their settings are beautiful, but diamonds are a commodity and you can save a lot with a non-branded option!
 

Polabowla

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My problem is I'm stuck on the brand.
Which is funny because I'm usually not like that.
Or at least I tried to tell myself that brand didn't matter. But now for some reason I'm really stuck on it. It's really important to me.

I cannot see myself buying another ring or diamonds online (especially after I went thru so much trying to upgrade my e-ring).
 

nala

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My problem is I'm stuck on the brand.
Which is funny because I'm usually not like that.
Or at least I tried to tell myself that brand didn't matter. But now for some reason I'm really stuck on it. It's really important to me.

I cannot see myself buying another ring or diamonds online (especially after I went thru so much trying to upgrade my e-ring).
Oh. Then go for a brand. Sounds like you know what you want and money is no object.
 

Mamajemmy

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So now I'm really stuck.
Costco online has a ring very similar to the HW one (with 2 cts vs HW 1.7 cts) and dh who is not a brand snob says get that one because it's a third of the price.
And I know he is right but but but....
(I can't see it in person only order the ring from them)
Oooo will you post the link??
 

Polabowla

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Oh. Then go for a brand. Sounds like you know what you want and money is no object.
There is a tight budget .... that makes it even worse for me.
I feel stupid & greedy but my heart wants it; though dh says it's probablynot going to happen
 

Mamajemmy

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There is a tight budget .... that makes it even worse for me.
I feel stupid & greedy but my heart wants it; though dh says it's probablynot going to happen
What if you did a name brand that’s a plain band and do the Costco one for the diamond band. I see less of a mark up for the name brand plain bands. Then you get the experience of it all etc.
 

Polabowla

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Thanks Mamajemmy I'm not really looking for a plain band right now (my original wedding band is plain white gold )
 

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Polabowla

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Why?
Do other brands satisfy in the way(s) Tiffany does not?
I tried on many of their pieces and just was not impressed at all.

I had thought for sure for sure I will buy my dream heart diamond ring there but they just fell flat for me. I tried on so many, and nothing.
I thought maybe my mind had built up the dream ring so much that nothing could live up to it.

I even showed a close friend pics of the Tiffany heart rings and she was like that's it? And they were over 1.5 ct stones. But it just didn't make my heart go pitter patter & sing.

Until I found a heart ring (from graff) that fulfilled every expectation & still does every time I see it, let alone when I wear it.
 

Yasmin Abi

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I tried on many of their pieces and just was not impressed at all.

I had thought for sure for sure I will buy my dream heart diamond ring there but they just fell flat for me. I tried on so many, and nothing.
I thought maybe my mind had built up the dream ring so much that nothing could live up to it.

I even showed a close friend pics of the Tiffany heart rings and she was like that's it? And they were over 1.5 ct stones. But it just didn't make my heart go pitter patter & sing.

Until I found a heart ring (from graff) that fulfilled every expectation & still does every time I see it, let alone when I wear it.
Can you show us the graff ring?
 

yssie

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I tried on many of their pieces and just was not impressed at all.

I had thought for sure for sure I will buy my dream heart diamond ring there but they just fell flat for me. I tried on so many, and nothing.
I thought maybe my mind had built up the dream ring so much that nothing could live up to it.

I even showed a close friend pics of the Tiffany heart rings and she was like that's it? And they were over 1.5 ct stones. But it just didn't make my heart go pitter patter & sing.

Until I found a heart ring (from graff) that fulfilled every expectation & still does every time I see it, let alone when I wear it.
Sounds like Tiffany is just not for you - it's great that you went to try rings on and discovered this before buying anything that couldn't be returned!

You'll find Your Ring in-budget. It's out there somewhere ::)
 
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