Weigh in & share photos….0.3 solitaire or 3-stone e-ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If you were me (i.e. wanted something dainty, practical but with history) what would *you* choose?
    0.3-carat solitaire (new materials only) : (32 votes)
    32 %
    3 stone e-ring (new and old materials) : (69 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it would be really nice to have those history pieces! Plus I don’t think they will add too much bling to it, I’m sure it will still be dainty. But then again you could always use the side stones in a different piece of jewelry!

    Post # 4
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    341 posts
    Helper bee

    I thought I wanted a three stone ring until I tried them on! Personally I like the look of a solitaire. Here are my pictures of my ring for comparison. The center stone is .34 carats and my ring size is 5.5:



    Hope this helps! Not sure if it’s an official “solitaire” because it doesn’t have a plain band, but it’ll help for size comparison purposes! More is sometimes better, but if it’s more and you look at it everyday wishing it were a solitaire then it’s no good!

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    2557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I personally prefer a solitaire over a 3 stone ring.

    Post # 6
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    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I love simple solitaires! Go with your heart! 

    Post # 7
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    4970 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I prefer solitaires over 3 stone rings, but I love the backstory to yours, so that might sway me in the decision.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Hold on OP, with the solitaire would you be using the middle stone from the other ring or no? Sorry, I’m a little confused!

    Post # 9
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    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Well I will be the different bee in the hive. I love 3-stone rings! I think they are a little more unique and don’t have the high profile most solitares have. Also, 3-stone rings have so much SPARKLE!!!!!! Here is my dainty 3-stone. The middle stone is .2ct and the tw is .5.

     

    Post # 10
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    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I think the 3 stone will be the better choice for you for all the reasons you listed. A 3 stone is much more practical to wear on a daily basis. My original e-ring is a composite flower, the setting is similar to a solitaire and that type of ring does get caught on stuff. My 2nd e-ring which I got for our 4th anniversary (since we now are 4!)is a dainty 3 stone and I love it. Here it is:

    The center ruby is 0.21 carat I think and the two diamonds are each .08 I think. My finger is a size 5. The ruby represents me and my husband (both of ours birthstone) and each princess cut diamond represent a daughter (*princess, lol) For me, it really makes a big difference that the ring has some meaning behind it, I really love that about my 3 stone, that I have my little family represented!

    I think it would be so cool to have an heirloom ring or an e-ring pieced together like you describe from family diamonds! I would have loved that but sadly no one in my family ever had any nice jewelry, lol. 

    I do switch it up and sometimes wear the spare e-ring on my right hand. Maybe that is your third option? To get a solitaire ring as an anniversary gift or some other occasion, birth of a child, etc. Sorry for the long rambling on, lol, hope it was helpful nonetheless Smile

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    @savery:  I prefer solitaires over 3 stone but because of the history I would keep the 3 stone.

    Post # 12
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    5015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would go with the 3-stone because it will make the ring look a little bigger. Nothing wrong with a small ring/stone, but personally I would want to play it up a bit and I think the 3-stone would do that. Plus it has more sentimental value! I don’t think 0.6 total ct weight will be blingy at all. 

    Post # 13
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    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I voted 3 stone. I have a small 3 stone ring as a pinky ring and I think it’s super sweet 🙂

    I think it’s about the size you’re describing 

    Post # 14
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    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Here’s another picture that I think gives better perspective on size – I think it’s very delicate size not too blingy at all 

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’d do three stone due to the history.  My ring is an heirloom with a new diamond and I even felt bad about resizing it.  Plus the old formula for white gold is lovely, my wedding band is old 14K white gold and it doesn’t at all different from the platinum e-ring.

    You would probably not have to worry about redipping as often either with the old 14K white gold.  Just make sure that your not allergic to the nickle in it!!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I love 3 stone rings, most especially with small stones, I think it’s the perfect combination. (Like @magglemay-2013‘s- awesome!) And I think it’s super cool to have a ring with history!

     ETA: @Mrs.danish: I love the symbolism of your ring, that’s so sweet! (And also such a pretty ring!)

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