Do you have a Tiffany & Co. Solitaire… any regrets?

posted 7 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yes! I did the exact thing you’re thinking of (getting a pre-owned Tiffany solitaire at the 0.5ct mark), I went with Tiffany because they often post up the diamond certificate along with the sale, and then you can check all the angles with the HCA calculator. ;D

I got it for $1200, which is a really good deal. There was an even cheaper, bigger one around 0.75ct (also genuine TIffany), but it sold before I got to it. You can definitely do just as good or better than I did. Just beware of fakes and really compare pics against the genuine. The workmanship is REALLY good, they do their classic setting just perfectly. Often imitated but never quite duped (especially the prongs!).

I really REALLY like the size you’re thinking of because the band is so dainty. The band gets thicker as the diamond gets bigger too, personal preference for under 0.6. Even their 0.25 is so cute because the band is just so. Platinum is a very luxurious feeling metal, it’s purer than gold (less allergies), and the weight for such a small thing is striking.

Here’s some photos of mine:

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Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I got it on ebay, fashionphile prices usually aren’t as attractive and there’s no absolute guarantee the items are authentic either (they’ll accept returns if you find it’s inauthentic of course, but so will ebay…). It’s good to be cautious, look at sold listings and compare to lots of authentic photos, check reviews (if they’ve previously sold expensive items), etc. If you don’t find any deals, just save the search and wait for email alerts. Tiffany rings especially at this size are listed second-hand pretty frequently, so have patience and the right one will turn up!

The stats on mine are: 0.47ct, F, VVS2, for your reference. I remember seeing an I-colored, 0.75ct-ish, VS (I think) for ~$800, that was the best deal for Tiffany’s that I saw (as it was 3rd hand!). I would only buy if it came with the original Tiffany diamond cert. Preferably made after 2003, since that’s when Tiffany started laser inscribing their diamonds, which you can match to the cert. I went to a Tiffany’s after purchasing it and they kindly showed me the inscription on mine under a microscope:

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Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1996

You mentioned you’d be a little wary because it would be platinum. In case you weren’t aware, the Tiffany® setting is also available in 18k yellow gold. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I’m not sure if 1st dibs ships to aus, but they usually have a pretty good selection of pre-owned tiffany!

 

ETA: i know you’ve prob seen all the tiffany rings available haha, but this one looks pretty well cut, although it’s a bit smaller than you’re looking for:https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-000-TIFFANY-Co-42CTW-VS1-Diamond-Engagement-Ring-In-PLATINUM/193777390336?hash=item2d1e085300:g:6qQAAOSwQC1fyHH~ 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I have the classic Tiffany Setting in yellow gold, 0.61cts, and no regrets! Sure it was a lot of money but it was my dream ring and I’ve certainly enjoyed it for the almost 9 years I’ve been wearing it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

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@Jacqui90:  That’s a gorgeous, classic set. 

If I ever got married again I’d want a Tiffany. In fact, I plan on getting myself one as a RHR eventually (not the solitaire though). I’d like it as an heirloom for my granddaughter. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

No regrets! I consider myself to be a magpie and lover of all things jewelry, so I do have more than one ring that I sometimes wear in place of my engagement ring to switch things up. With that being said, I always find myself wearing my Tiffany setting the most. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I have no regrets. I’ve been wearing my engagement ring daily for 7 years. My ring is size 5.25, .30 carats, F color, VS2. We couldn’t afford a bigger diamond as we really wanted a colorless stone but since my hand is on the smaler side I think the .30 is porpotionate. It’s small but this puppy shines. I love the platinum as it has a bit of weight to it and it develops a lovely patina. I paired my diamond with the Tiffany Harmony wedding band in platinum also size 5.25 and .23 tcw. I’ve been wearing the WB for 6 years. You will have no regrets. The Tiffany haters will try to tell you it’s not worth it but it was my dream ring so it was worth it to me. I hope you get your dream ring.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I did exactly what you want to do! I have a halo wedding set, but I found this ering pre-loved and went for it. It’s .58 ct and scored a .4 on the HCA. It needed a good polishing so I had Tiffany do it for $50, which restored it to like-new. It was in my size so no need for resizing. 

I also found the matching knife edge band for a screaming deal but I actually don’t really care for them together and rarely wear it. I ended up getting the Bezet ring pre-loved and that’s what I prefer to pair with the ering. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

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@sugarcloud:  Thank you! Yes, the timelessness of the setting is one of the things I love about it most!

I also love how sturdy and hardy the setting is. Unfortunately, I’m quite clumsy and have accidentally banged my hand against walls or dropped my ring on more occasions that I would have liked. My Tiffany setting ring has gone completely unscathed. On the other hand, I have some other rings that are a little bit more trendy with skinnier bands, and let’s just say I learned the hard way that the setting quality matters. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

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@unicornwolf:  thank you! My wedding ring is not Tiffany, but it is an heirloom – it was my grandfather’s! They got married in 1945 and they were married for over 50 years, until he passed in 1997.

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