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Where can I get a schlumberger x band copy (if that's possible)?

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by tfc_diamondlvr, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. tfc_diamondlvr
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    by tfc_diamondlvr » Dec 22, 2017
    So, after being on this forum I've come to realize that it is possible to get an exact replica of items and not pay the brand name price!

    I will ask you folks to lend me your sleuthing skills!
    I'd like to get this ring as my wedding band:
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    Does anyone know a good jeweler who can do an exact replica? I'd prefer to have it as close as possible. The old me would have said that the brand does it best and a copy wouldn't come close. But now, I'm sure there's a jeweler out there who can make a copy close enough to maybe even fool the Tiffany staff :D

    Thanks!
     
    


    


  2. rockysalamander
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    by rockysalamander » Dec 22, 2017
    You may be able to locate a ring that is similar, but it is not fair to copy a current setting. You should seek to change at least 20% of the design. Its infringement (whether a legal issue or not) and bad form. You can, however, find lots of designers that will make settings inspired by others. What aspects of the design could you adjust to make it not a replica? Looking online, Tiffany has made this ring in rounds and cushions and gemstones; all one metal color and mixed metal.

    Custom designers include David Klass, Brilliantly Engaged, Mytal Hannah (hand-forged), and Steven Kirsch (hand forged).

    @kspoll Welcome to PS. We welcome any information or content you can offer, but it is bad form to post messages with the primary intent of driving traffic to your blog.
     
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    by SimoneDi » Dec 22, 2017
    I second everything that @rockysalamander said.

    @tfc_diamondlvr instead of looking to replicate such an iconic band, I would honestly just look for a pre-loved option. It might take some time, but to me knowing that you have an original piece will be more valuable than having one replicated. Sites that I would browse through are: LT, DiamondBistro, RubyLane, eBay, idonowidont, therealreal, tradesy, etc

    Here is one on eBay for example: https://m.ebay.com/itm/Tiffany-Auth...ond-and-Platinum-Ring-Size-5-25-/263010314748
     
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  4. PintoBean
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    by PintoBean » Dec 22, 2017
    What is your budget and size? Maybe we can find a preloved one for you?
     
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    by yssie » Dec 22, 2017
    I very sincerely hope this is not, in fact, your takeaway from your time on this forum.
    This is stealing, plain and simple.

    Yes, there are vendors who steal other vendors’ designs, who ignore cease and desist orders... but do you really want to enable an operation of that amoral calibre?

    Your old you was right: the brand is going to make it best. If you can’t stomach the premium for the name (and here I can’t blame you), then go for an inspired by - take the elements you love, change the design enough that it’s not a clone attempt, make it uniquely yours.
     
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  6. msop04
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    by msop04 » Dec 22, 2017
    You can change it a bit like others have said and have DK do it... his new(ish) uber bench is very good!
     
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    by Tophat1 » Dec 22, 2017

    Agree with this advice for all the reasons stated. Do a custom “inspired by” or get the real thing.

    There are about a dozen of these rings on truefacets website right now, about $7-8K. TF authenticates and has a good return policy on most items so low risk for pre-loved.
     
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  9. tfc_diamondlvr
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    by tfc_diamondlvr » Dec 22, 2017
    Thanks so much PSers for your feedback!
    I guess I misinterpreted some of the threads on this website. I remember reading threads that talk about certain e-rings being replicated so I thought that was a standard thing.
    I would definitely love to find something 'inspired' by that looks just as fun (maybe even better looking!). If you folks have any ideas, feel free to send some concepts my way!

    I'm also starting to look for preloved items. My budget is pretty low right now - looking around 4 - 6k.

    Thanks for all of the help thus far! You folks are always so helpful and insightful!!!!!!!
     
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  11. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Dec 22, 2017
    What's your finger size, @tfc_diamondlvr ? I'm stuck in bed with stomach flu and would just as happily trowel through web sites looking for something for you as do anything else.
     
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  12. doberman
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    by doberman » Dec 22, 2017
    The boards are full of people who made copies of settings, only to find out they were too dissimilar to the original or poorly made. If you're set on that particular band, I would just get it pre-owned or new.
     
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  13. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Dec 22, 2017
    Another vote for pre-owned rather than copying this ring. I have seen a version with baguettes that Tiffany doesn't make anymore and is hard to find second-hand - that I could see copying. But if you want the classic round version, there are plenty floating around pre-loved.

    Have you considered how you'll like wearing such a heavy band? I only ask because I remember a thread on here where a woman got a hefty eternity band made and then found it wasn't as practical or comfortable as she expected. I tried this same Schlumberger x ring on a couple of weeks ago and it was substantial. You could get a fakey from someplace like Eve's addiction to try it out and see.
     
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    by Tophat1 » Dec 22, 2017
    I second that - it’s a seriously substantial brand. I tried it on and wouldn’t consider wearing it with another ring on the same finger
     
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    by Dizzie » Dec 22, 2017
    Oh, and also bear in mind - this ring is seriously uncomfortable - it is super wide between the fingers and pokes quite a bit the neighbouring fingers. Please try it on before commiting to be sure that this is something you actually can und want to wear daily
     
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  16. tfc_diamondlvr
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    by tfc_diamondlvr » Dec 22, 2017
    I'm so sorry to hear about your flu bug!
    Feel free to scour the web for a preloved ring for me!
    My size is around 4.5-5 (it's a true 4.5, but I guess it just depends on the ring?)

    I agree. I think if I want that exact look, then pre-loved it is. Thanks for your advice!

    Ah, I see what you're saying. I never really thought about the every day comfort. I tried it on in the store and thought it was lovely, but maybe it's not a great everyday wedding band?
    Thanks for your insight! I do love substantial jewelry though. I'm hoping to switch my e-ring from Tiffany's to something more substantial.

    It didn't look completely out of place with the e-ring, but it was quite 'busy'. So, perhaps it's not the best choice. Maybe the jazz band might be better (from Tiffany's). Or from somewhere else. I'm going to get (if everything works out) the tiffany setting with the channel set diamond band as my new e-ring.

    I was worried about the poking. Perhaps I should go in and try on the ring again if I really get serious with everything!

    Thanks everyone for your advice and insights.
    I love how PSers take care of each other! Such a loving community!
     
  17. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Dec 22, 2017
    I have tried that band on as well and found it uncomfortable between the fingers. It wouldn't work for me on a daily basis but it might for you - just try it on again to be sure!
     
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    by doberman » Dec 23, 2017
    A number of preloved sites have that ring for sale. It depends on your size. True Facet has one that's a 6.5. 1st Dibs has one, and I'm sure there are more out there.
     
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Dec 23, 2017
    I am glad you are going to look for a pre-loved authentic one. The ring we talk most about making replicas of is the Tiffany setting, and that setting has been made for 100 years and really is no longer unique. So yes, many of us have 6 prong, knife edge solitaires made, but that has long been made in variations by a vast number of jewelers. Making replicas of an antique design is a little different than making replicas of a currently sold branded piece that has a unique design like the ring you are interested in. I think you'll get a lot more pleasure of having the real Tiffany ring in this case, and it would be difficult to find someone to replicate it anyway who also had the high level of skill to do it. I seriously doubt top ringmakers would even consider remaking a well known branded piece.
     
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