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Would you buy a Tiffany ring from Costco?

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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Tiffany Engagement Rings Sold at Costco Are Probably Fake & We're Shocked

Posted by Kiri Blakeley on February 15, 2013

A Tiffany & Co. subsidiary is suing the wholesale retailer Costco for selling fake "Tiffany's" rings. Tiffany says that perhaps thousands of people bought engagement rings at Costco that they really, truly thought were Tiffany engagement rings (??!!). Naturally, the rings were not Tiffany rings but, er, Costco rings. Who fell for this nonsense??!!

The investigation started after an alert customer told Tiffany that a Costco in Huntington Beach, California was selling what it terms "Tiffany" rings to customers -- who thought they were getting a great deal on the notoriously pricey upscale rings. Says Tiffany's lawyer:

We now know that there are at least hundreds if not thousands of Costco members who think they bought a Tiffany engagement ring at Costco, which they didn't.

You have to wonder why anyone would believe that a Tiffany ring at Costco is a real Tiffany ring. Maybe it referred to a Tiffany setting -- but even that isn't a genuine Tiffany setting. At least Tiffany would like you to think it's not, even if it looks the same. But this sounds like they're talking about the entire ring -- diamond and all.

I'll be the first one to say no one has to feel obliged to buy a Tiffany engagement ring. But I'll also be the first to admit I wouldn't want to be given a ring from a big wholesaler. I've already given my reasons, so I'm not going to go into that again.

But people who buy a "Tiffany" ring at Costco are just fooling themselves. Yeah, like I was when I bought that blue "Opal" ring for $100 in Mexico. Turned out it was blue "Opal plastic." Not even glass, people. Plastic!

Buyer be warned, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. And, fellas, if you're trying to get away with giving your gal a Tiffany ring at a vastly reduced price, that's just lame. Just tell her it's from Costco. Apparently a lot of women don't care about that stuff.

Would you buy a Tiffany ring from Costco?

by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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GirlWSemiAuto
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I don't have a problem with any jewelry source, so long as it's good quality. I'm kind of amused that anyone actually thought they were getting a Tiffany ring at Costco, but if it's a decent ring then it's not the end of the world.

Hanab818
by Hana on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM
I would be mad if I bought a ring was told it was Tiffany's but really a Costco ring. But I don't have a problem buying a Costco ring know it was a Costco ring. The Thn eh again I wouldn't buy a ring at Costco.
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Simple-Beauty
by Gold Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:03 PM
I wouldn't believe for a second that it was an authentic Tiffany ring.
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Mommyof2114
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM

That's awful! They are probably trying to take advantage of men. Men don't always know the difference. 

DakotaHaley
by Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:17 PM

I wouldn't because to me it seems cheap and tacky.


TempestRayne
by Donna on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM



Quoting Simple-Beauty:

I wouldn't believe for a second that it was an authentic Tiffany ring.



.Peaches.
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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You have to have been all kinds of stupid to think that TIFFANY'S would start selling rings at Costco. They haven't ever sold rings ANYWHERE else, so why would Costco be their first choice??

boshs1andonly
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:15 AM

lol, exactly. they seem to be big on exclusivity, why change that by selling in Costco of all places. really? plus as the op says, if the deal you're getting seems too good to be true it probably is. I mean I've seen really good deals on jewelry, but come on, a tiffany ring at costco? yea i never would have bought into that in the first place

Quoting .Peaches.:

You have to have been all kinds of stupid to think that TIFFANY'S would start selling rings at Costco. They haven't ever sold rings ANYWHERE else, so why would Costco be their first choice??


MomRocs1102
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Look at the name Tiffany's jewelry is Tiffany & Co theirs just says Tiffany thats the  customers fault for not asking instead of assuming.

coupon_ash_back
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:46 AM

wow. Women are superficial.


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