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The Ippolita semi-annual sample, going on this weekend, offers 60% to 65% off a large assortments of the brand's best selling sparklers. We were able to check it out last night; photos weren't allowed, but below is the full rundown of what's waiting at Soiffer Haskin.
All of the jewelry is organized in three sections: gold, silver and rose. The discount is 60% off for solid 18K gold pieces, and 65% off for sterling silver and rose gold plated jewelry.
We saw pieces from almost all of Ippolita's collections including Gelato, Lollipop, Polished Rock Candy, Stardust, Gemma, Wonderland, Wonderland Rainbow, Rock Candy and Ippolite Rosé. We were told there are definitely one-of-a-kind items and discontinued styles that even Ippolita employees themselves have never seen before.
Note that a discount of 65% off means that some pieces are still not that affordable. Retail price for Ippolita jewelry range more or less between $200 to $40,000, depending on style, type of gemstones, and type of metals. For example, we found beautiful 18k gold Stardust cascade earrings with pavé diamonds discounted to $15,000 (was $37,500).
However, you can find a lot of beautiful pieces under $1,000 at the sale. We spotted signature Gelato boucle earrings with different colored gemstones for $598 (were $1,495). We also found a silver Venezia link bracelet for $523.25 (was $1495). Two variations of the silver Stella Shiny Squiggle bangles with diamonds are $278 and $758 (was $695 and $1,895). We also found Rose gold Lollipop drop earrings for $348.25.
A few styles of bracelets are organized by size 0, 2 and 4, while others are mixed together. Rings are also organized by size (5, 6, 7.5 and 11). Other notable pieces include an 18k gold Polished Rock Candy green slice necklace (or with malachite slice) for $2,800 (was $7000). We saw matching earrings for $318 (were $795).
Rock Candy chandelier earrings in Lago are $1,677.60 (were $4,195), Polished Rock Candy four-stone cascade earrings are $998 (was $2,495). Beautiful Gelato shoulder duster earrings are $1,598 (were $3,995), and the Gelato 18K necklace in red velvet stones is $1,358 (was $3,995). There are lots of matching rings and earrings to pair, with prices ranging between roughly $400-$2000.
Some might be happy to see pieces from Ippolita's newer collection Gemma: a large stone hinge bangle in cognac citrine and smokey quartz is $2,198 (was $5,495) and a three-stone version is $1,518. However, there are maybe only less than a dozen pieces from that collection available.
We also saw a bunch of colorful leather bracelets with 18k gold toggles for men and women for $278.25 (retail $795).
The sale is very well-organized and knowledgeable staff members are on hand to help you pick out the bauble of your dreams. You may try on only one piece at a time, and once you've picked the item of your choice, it will be placed aside for pick up at the cashier when you are ready to check out.
We were told that some items may be restocked but if you see a red dot marked on the price tag, it's to indicate that it's the last of its kind anywhere. So if you love it, don't let it go! Cash and credit cards are accepted. The sale runs through Tuesday; see the hours below.—Hsini
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