solitaire or side stone setting

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: solitaire or side stone e ring
    solitaire : (35 votes)
    51 %
    side stone : (34 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2003

    I LOVE the look of a solitaire, but it didn’t look good on me. So for me, personally, I like side stones. 

    Post # 3
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    716 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m a solitaire girl.  Less is more.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee

    jessicaleo:  I also love how a solitaire looks. Such a beautiful — and beautifully classic — type of setting. Sadly, I learned that solitaires don’t seem to look good on me. Ever since my first (terrible and terribly disappointing) experience of trying solitaires and feeling sad and disappointed, I’ve always gone for rings with side stones or stones on the setting.

    Post # 6
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    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’m not a fan of solitaires. I prefer sidestones or halos to make it more interesting. 🙂 

    Post # 7
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    8604 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I like both. I have a solitaire with side stones but I’ve owned plain solitaire settings as well. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Love the sidestones! I went with a very thin band of diamonds so it didnt distract from the centerstone (and actually makes it look bigger, I think). I love solitaires on other people but I love bling! 

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I definitely like solitaires with small sidestones, like the one littleanchor posted, however since I’m so OCD, I knew that I would want my wedding band to match the engagement band, and it would limit my options. I went with a plain solitaire (which I love regardless) and then I was able to pick pretty much any band I wanted, regardless of stone size (in our budget of course). Now you might not worry about this like I did, but it was something I thought a lot about, since DH had told me we could switch the setting if I wanted something “blingier.” But now with my band, it’s the perfect amount of sparkle!

    Post # 12
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    1057 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I had a solitaire and now a sidestones setting.  While the solitaire does really bring the attention to the centre stone, I prefer sidestones on me.  I tried half eternity with solitaire, it jsut doesn’t look right together to me. But it looks soo bling together with pave setting e-ring….so that’s what I have now and I’m not changing it.

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    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I think it just depends on if you’re a more is more kinda gal, how rough you are on your hands, and how happy you are with your centerstone. 

    Both are nice. I have a plain one and I’m obsessed with it. Will get some pave sparkle for the wedding band though.

    Post # 15
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    1538 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    jessicaleo:  Hahah, its all about perspective. The closer the camera is to the ring, the bigger the diamond looks. It’s 1.7 cts. but I wear a size 3 so it tends to look much larger because my fingers are tiny. 

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