Copy a Tiffany & Co Setting For Less
The Tiffany Setting engagement ring is one of the most popular and recognized in the world. Created by Charles Lewis Tiffany, the purpose behind the design was to elevate the diamond above the band to showcase its beauty as opposed to popular settings of the time which obscured the diamond beneath heavy metal settings. The six thin prongs are meant to hold the diamond securely in place and the “knife edge” setting is designed to draw the eye towards the center diamond.
This beautiful setting comes with a steep price if you’re shopping at Tiffany & Co. A platinum version with a 1 carat diamond starts at $12,600 on their website.
This shopper at James Allen chose their Platinum Presentation Solitaire ($750!) and a 1.21 carat diamond from James Allen’s extensive collection and managed to keep their total cost close to $8000.
Find a Diamond with Tiffany & Co Presence
At Tiffany & Co. diamonds are graded by their own gemologists on a scale which includes an extra parameter in addition to Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat which they call “Presence”.
Presence encompasses the diamond’s cut, symmetry and polish which all affect how light is dispersed through the diamond and ultimately, the way it sparkles. It also lets them charge a bundle for their diamonds to unsuspecting customers who don’t know how to find diamonds with Presence elsewhere. Well, keep reading.
Just because you’re not shopping at Tiffany & Co. doesn’t mean you can’t find a diamond that sparkles – in fact, you can even do it online.
At James Allen, in addition to selecting cut, color, clarity and carat in their diamond filter, you can also select for excellent polish and symmetry. Here’s how I would find my ideal diamond using their site:
Set Your Parameters for Maximum Diamond Presence
|Set your filters for the perfect diamond!|
- Shape – Ever wonder why the round diamond shape is so popular? It’s the cut with the most sparkle due to the way light is refracted through its facets. So here, I’m choosing Round.
- Color – At Tiffany & Co. the lowest color grade they sell is a near colorless “I”. So to replicate that Tiffany sparkle I’ll pick “I” as well and a slightly more colorless “H” grade. You could even pick a “J” diamond which is also considered near colorless and would come with a slightly lower price tag.
- Cut – James Allen has their own proprietary cut for maximum sparkle and they call this their “True Hearts” cut. Pick this for a diamond which goes a step above the Ideal cut for maximum sparkle, symmetry and clarity and shape.
- Polish and Symmetry – If you opt for an Ideal cut, scroll down to the “Advanced Options” area on the search tab and click. Then, scroll over to Polish and Symmetry and be sure to chose “Excellent” on each. This will ensure the diamond you are picking has those qualities which Tiffany & Co gemologists hold so dear, and do make the difference when you’re going fir a truly high end look.
Click here to shop the James Allen diamond assortment with these Tiffany & Co worthy quality parameters.
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