Post # 1
Random thought – on the bee I often see rings with side stones labeled a solitaire. Personally, I’ve never considered these solitaires, as I thought a solitaire meant, well , one solitaire diamond, moissanite, gem, you name it. I really don’t care either way, but I was just curious if you define a solitaire as one stone, or if you consider rings with small side stones solitaires as well?
Post # 3
lol I always wonder about this too! I have a solitaire, meaning a gold band and one big stone, so I am always surprised when others call theirs solitaire and have a pave band or something. But hey, I am no expert!
Post # 4
I don’t typically, though I can see why some do and some don’t. It’s confusing. But yeah, in my mind I think of solitaire’s as a single diamond with a plain band.
Post # 5
@NurseMarriedToAFarmer: Solitaire means the only one. If the ring has any other stones it is not a solitaire.
Post # 6
A solitare by definition is one stone only, hence the name. Rings with 2 or more stones have other names entirely.
Post # 7
i agree with PPs, solitaire means one
Post # 8
I don’t consider them solitaires either. To me solitaire means one stone. One.
Post # 9
I posted a poll about this months ago. Apparently it is called a fancy solitaire. I also always believed solitaire meant one stone.
What do you consider a solitaire?
Post # 10
I don’t get the whole fancy solitaire thing. Solitaire=1
Post # 11
Hmm interesting, I have never heard of fancy solitaire as solitaire to me has always just meant one as in singular and nothing else; learn something new every day.