Tiffany sola/soleste

rogersa

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Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I drove to Michigan today to take a look at some engagement rings! I have photos so now we need help deciding! Its between the solitaire, soleste and sola. We are looking at 1.5-1.7 carats. You can tell which one my boyfriend loves! I feel like I would rather a white diamond for an engagement ring. So here are the pictures! Forgive my nails, and my weird looking pinky. It's not normally like that!

The solitaire is 1.75, the sola is 1.7 and the soleste is 1.08.
I would like a white diamond, but it's hard to not fall in LOVE with that sola!
 

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kohl_mascara

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I know this is just a technicality but Just to clear up any confusion...for those who don't know, the name "sola" was given to the cushion yellow diamond with a double halo when the yellow diamond line first debuted in October of last year. Sometime earlier this year, maybe in march, Tiffany changed the name "sola" to soleste, so the name "sola" isn't used anymore. Not sure why, but I think it's because Tiffany already had a double halo line called the "soleste" and they combined the collections to perhaps avoid confusion? Anyway, just wanted to comment in case people were wondering why there are two names. I believe all diamond and gemstone, either cushion or round with double halos are part of the soleste collection.
 

ame

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Oh man! I can see why you're torn! I cannot pick either!!! I LOVE that yellow on you, but I can see what you mean about preferring the white diamond for your e-ring.
 

katkrack

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Thank you for clarifying kohl. I am a newbie and I was lost :smile:

So are the carat weights on e haloed rings inclusive? Or is the carat weight just the center stone? I have to say, I always thought I wanted a solitaire until I saw the beauty of the haloed rings. Gorgeous!
 

rogersa

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katkrack said:
Thank you for clarifying kohl. I am a newbie and I was lost :smile:

So are the carat weights on e haloed rings inclusive? Or is the carat weight just the center stone? I have to say, I always thought I wanted a solitaire until I saw the beauty of the haloed rings. Gorgeous!
It's just the center stone. I do love the yellow, which drives me crazy because the decision is even harder! But I think if I had a white diamond in 1.5 or even 1.7 it would be even more amazing! I saw a picture in another thread on here of a 2.6, but i think that she had a larger finger size than me, and the ring looks about the same size on her that the yellow looks on me. So that could be a comparison. If that makes sense! We're thinking of going to the store by us at some point because they tend to have the white diamond in 1.5+
 

Phillyfan

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They are all magnificent. But currently I am saving for a white diamond soleste as a RHR. So I'm a little biased but that would be my first choice!
 

kohl_mascara

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Np kattrack!

Like I commented in your other thread...my answer is to get both lol. Well, one solitaire and the other soleste, not two Solestes even though they are different and of course not at the same time. Obviously I love the yellow diamond soleste. But this is a very personal decision. I agree the soleste can look very much like a cocktail ring and not like a traditional ering, but I don't always follow convention. Get whatever you are most comfortable with. I've always wanted two styles and was always torn between a halo or the classic solitaire. Personally, I think the solitaire looks best in 2+ carats unless you wear a size 2-4 ring. The soleste is more bang for your buck and gets amazing finger coverage, not to mention being one of the most exquisite settings at Tiffany. Get what you want and not what you think others want you to get or what may stay in style or is traditional or not. I think being bogged down by those thoughts is unnecessary. As long as you can see yourself loving and wearing that ring for the rest of your life, that's all that matters. Even if you "fall out of love" with your ring down the road, you can always have the diamond reset by Tiffany or trade in/up for a different design, size, etc. so it's not permanent if you don't want it to be.
 

sjunky13

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I will be the odd one out and say I love the solitare. I have been ring shopping so much in the last few weeks. I almost got a halo. But most of my RHR are halos . I have re fallen in love with the classic solitate. You can put any band on it and your diamond really shines.

The Soleste is gorgeous. But I love the classics lately.
 
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It's just the center stone. I do love the yellow, which drives me crazy because the decision is even harder! But I think if I had a white diamond in 1.5 or even 1.7 it would be even more amazing! I saw a picture in another thread on here of a 2.6, but i think that she had a larger finger size than me, and the ring looks about the same size on her that the yellow looks on me. So that could be a comparison. If that makes sense! We're thinking of going to the store by us at some point because they tend to have the white diamond in 1.5+
LOL that was me! I wear a size 9, the yellow actually looks huge on you and it suits your skin tone, but I personally love the white soleste! Either choice is gorgeous :biggrin:
 

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All are beautiful choices. I was looking at the white Soleste earlier this year when searching for an engagement ring. I fell in love with the photos of it on this forum actually. I looked at a white Soleste in a 1.5 carat size and I felt like the double halo took away from the sizable center stone - it seemed to get a little lost in the double halos. For me the Soleste is a great choice if you can only afford under 1 carat, as it really beefs up the finger coverage, or with the yellow diamond - it will still stand out no matter what! With such a nice sized center stone tho, it doesn't need the double halo. This is all just my opinion. I myself have just over 1.5 carat cushion with a single halo. Of your choices I would be very torn between the RB solitaire and the yellow Soleste. I saw a few yellow Solestes in person too and loved them, but I knew I wanted a white diamond - it's just more me. Do you know what kind of wedding band you want? That might help you make you decision. Whatever picture you find yourself looking at the most, or whichever ring you find yourself thinking about the most is probably the one that you want! That yellow Soleste looks amazing on your finger, but so does the classic RB Solitaire. Good luck with you decision. :smile:
 

rogersa

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I think my boyfriends pictures are persuading me to like the yellow. But when I saw the picture posted of the larger white soleste I just about fell on the floor! I would love to have a yellow diamond pendant or something like that, but maybe not my engagement ring. Although, my boyfriend says that it stands out and so do we and he believes the ring is perfect for us! I would love it no matter what. I do feel like the solitaire is a bit plain for me.

I love the swing band, but that may not work with the soleste, in which case I'd get the novo band. I can always start a stack with the swing as my rhr instead of one similar to an engagement ring.