Tiffany Soleste Earrings
If you’re looking to buy or sell Tiffany Soleste Earrings, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the background of these earrings and provide insights for both buyers and sellers.
For buyers, we’ll discuss what to consider when purchasing Tiffany Soleste Earrings to ensure you make an informed decision and find the perfect pair that meets your expectations.
For sellers, we’ll guide you on how to navigate the market, determine the value of your earrings, and explore the best avenues for selling.
The Design and Style of Tiffany Soleste Earrings
The hallmark design of Tiffany Soleste Earrings includes a halo setting, which encircles a center stone – either a diamond, or another precious gem.
This halo of round brilliant diamonds enhances the overall brilliance of the earrings, ensuring it sparkles from any angle and increasing the impressiveness of the earrings
Tiffany Soleste Earring styles
There are three main styles of Tiffany soleste earrings:
- Single halo
- Double halo
- Drop earrings
Single halo Soleste earrings feature two 0.13 carat round brilliant center diamonds, with color graded as G-J and clarity graded as between IF – SI1.
G-J colors are within the ‘near colorless’ range of the GIA grading scale and as the two diamonds are on opposite ears, it wouldn’t be possible to detect a difference between them.
The potential difference in clarity, however, is quite significant. ‘IF’ clarity stands for ‘Internally Flawless’, which is the second highest clarity grade of diamond. SI1 clarity, however, means that inclusions are likely to be able to be seen with the naked eye when examined closely. At 0.13 carats, this shouldn’t be an issue, but is something to bear in mind.
The diamonds in the halo of the single halo soleste earrings have a total carat weight of 0.06 carats, which brings the total carat weight for both earrings to 0.32 carats.
Tiffany double halo soleste earrings have two round brilliant center diamonds of 0.15 carats at the center, which are graded D-J for color and IF-SI1 for clarity.
The halos themselves have a total carat weight of 0.3 carats, to the total carat weight of the earrings as a pair is 0.6 carats – significantly higher than the single halo.
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The final style of soleste earrings we want to introduce are the pear-shaped drop earrings, which often include a different gemstone in the center.
The two examples below use tanzanite and aquamarine, but other gemstones including tournamline, pink sapphire, blue sapphire and yellow diamonds may also feature.
Depending on the gemstone used for the center, the carat weight of the center stones are usually between 1.25 – 1.5 carats each, while the total carat weight of the diamonds across the halos is around 0.5 carats.
Tiffany Soleste Earring Price
Due to the variety of styles and gemstones used in the Soleste earrings collection, the price of a pair of Tiffany Soleste earrings will depend on format you choose.
- Single halo Soleste earrings in platinum with round brilliant center diamonds are priced at $4,150
- Double halo Soleste earrings in platinum are priced at $7,250
- Double halo pear drop earrings with pear-shaped tanzanites are priced at $18,300
Choosing gold instead of platinum will reduce the price slightly, while the center stone used in the drop earrings can make a significant difference to the overall price.
Buying Tiffany Soleste Earrings
There are many options to purchase Tiffany Soleste Earrings, whether that’s directly from Tiffanys, or another jeweller in store or online, and there’s also the option to buy a pre-owned ring if you don’t have the budget for a new one.
We’ll take you through the different choices below.
Tiffany & Co has 94 official stores across the US, in 80 cities, which allow you to view and try on a pair of Soleste earrings yourself.
Part of the pleasure of owning Tiffany & Co. jewelry is the in-store experience, and you can find the closest Tiffany store to you using the store locator on the Tiffany website.
The Tiffany website itself is also an excellent option to buy a pair of soleste earrings, if there is no physical store within a convenient distance.
Online offers the full range of current collections with the ability to choose from the currently available , with complimentary postage within the continental US and a 30 day return policy.
Another option is to buy from a specialist in pre-owned Tiffany jewelry. Jewelers like The Diamond Oak offer 3 carat aquamarine and diamond drop Soleste earrings at around $8,500 :
This could be a potential saving of around $9,000 over buying new, for a pair of earrings that have been reconditioned to ‘as new’ condition.
The Benefits of Buying from a Pre-owned Jeweler
Buying from a pre-owned jeweler offers several advantages for buyers of Tiffany Soleste Earrings.
First and foremost, purchasing from a pre-owned jeweler can provide significant cost savings. Pre-owned jewelry is typically priced lower than retail prices, allowing buyers to acquire exquisite Tiffany Soleste Earrings at a more affordable price point. These savings can be substantial, enabling buyers to get more value for their money.
Additionally, buying from a pre-owned jeweler offers a wider variety of options. Unlike traditional retail stores, pre-owned jewelers often have unique and discontinued pieces, including rare editions or vintage Tiffany Soleste Earrings. This expanded selection allows buyers to find distinctive designs that may not be available through other channels.
Lastly, buying pre-owned jewelry aligns with sustainable practices. By giving previously owned pieces a new life, buyers contribute to reducing environmental impact. This eco-friendly approach resonates with individuals who value sustainability and conscious consumerism.
How to Determine the Value of Tiffany Soleste Earrings
Several key factors contribute to the value of Tiffany Soleste Earrings.
Firstly, the design and style of the earrings play a significant role in their value. Unique and sought-after designs, such as the iconic halo setting of Tiffany Soleste Earrings, often command higher prices due to their popularity and timeless appeal.
The quality and condition of the earrings also impact their value. Factors such as the cut, color, clarity, carat weight, and craftsmanship determine the overall quality. Earrings in excellent condition, with minimal wear and tear or repairs, are generally more desirable and valuable.
The history and provenance of Tiffany Soleste Earrings can have a significant impact on their value and desirability.
Lastly, market demand and supply dynamics can influence the value of Tiffany Soleste Earrings. High demand and limited availability can drive up prices, while oversaturation in the market may lead to a decrease in value.
The Methods to Estimate the Value of Tiffany Soleste Earrings
To estimate the value of Tiffany Soleste Earrings accurately, several methods can be employed. Each method has its pros and cons, and the best approach may vary depending on individual circumstances.
One method is to utilize online tools and marketplaces that provide price estimations based on historical sales data and market trends. These tools can offer a quick and convenient way to get an estimate, but they may not account for specific nuances or the individual characteristics of the earrings. Comparing similar listings of Tiffany Soleste Earrings in the market can also provide insights into their value. However, it’s essential to consider additional factors like the reputation of the seller and the specific details of each listing.
Consulting experts in the field of gemology and jewelry appraisal is another reliable method. These professionals possess in-depth knowledge and experience to assess the value of Tiffany Soleste Earrings accurately. However, it’s important to choose reputable and independent experts who can provide unbiased evaluations. We recommend Alon at Diamond Oak to help with this.
Lastly, obtaining a professional appraisal from a certified appraiser can provide an expert opinion on the value of Tiffany Soleste Earrings. Appraisals take into account various aspects, including the 4Cs, craftsmanship, condition, and market factors. An appraisal report can serve as a valuable document for buyers and sellers, especially when seeking insurance coverage or for authentication purposes.
By understanding the factors that influence the value of Tiffany Soleste Earrings and employing appropriate methods to estimate their worth, buyers and sellers can make well-informed decisions and ensure a fair transaction.
Where to Sell Tiffany Soleste Earrings
When it comes to selling Tiffany Soleste Earrings, there are several options available, each with its own advantages and considerations.
We’ve also written a detailed article on selling Tiffany Jewelry here if you want to read more.
Online platforms provide convenience and a wide range of choices. Sellers can list their earrings, reach a broader audience and can connect with interested buyers directly. However, it’s important to research the platform’s reputation and ensure secure payment and delivery.
Sellers can also explore consignment options with trusted jewelers who specialize in pre-owned jewelry. We recommend Alon at Diamond Oak , he has a large range of Tiffany Soleste Earrings that are often much more affordable than buying these earrings new.
It’s a business founded by a third generation dealer and operating out of the heart of New York’s Diamond District.
Specializing in buying and selling pre-owned and vintage Tiffany jewelry allows them to offer more for all types of Tiffany as they always know they will be able to find an interested buyer.
How to Care for Tiffany Soleste Earrings
Caring for Tiffany Soleste Earrings is essential to preserve their value and longevity. By following best practices, you can ensure that these pieces continue to look good for years to come.
Regularly clean your earrings using appropriate methods. Use a mild jewelry cleaner or warm soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to gently remove dirt and residue. Be sure to follow the instructions provided by Tiffany & Co. or consult a reputable jeweler for specific cleaning recommendations. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that may damage the earrings.
Properly store your Tiffany Soleste Earrings when not in use. Keep them in a clean, dry place, ideally in a soft jewelry pouch or a lined jewelry box. Individual compartments or soft fabric dividers can help prevent scratching and tangling with other jewelry pieces. Storing them separately also reduces the risk of damage or loosening of stones.
Protect your earrings from exposure to chemicals and extreme heat. Avoid wearing them when using household cleaning products, applying beauty products, or engaging in activities involving exposure to chemicals. Additionally, excessive heat can damage gemstones or alter the integrity of the metal setting. It’s advisable to remove your earrings before activities such as hot showers, saunas, or intense physical exercise.
Regularly inspect your Tiffany Soleste Earrings for any loose or damaged stones. Gently wiggle the stones to check for movement, and visually inspect them for any signs of damage or chipping. If you notice any issues, it’s recommended to consult a professional jeweler for necessary repairs or adjustments. Timely maintenance can prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of your earrings.
Whether you’re a buyer seeking the perfect pair or a seller looking to maximize returns, this guide has provided insights and guidance to help you navigate the process of buying or selling Tiffany Soleste Earrings.
If you need further assistance or guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Alon at Diamond Oak who can provide expert advice and support. He’s got a large selection of Tiffany Jewelry to purchase and will pay above market rate for your pre-owned Tiffany.Visit Diamond Oak here