(Closed) Are solitaires for 1st time brides only?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Encore Bride and I have a solitaire… I believe stones and ring type is totally based on what is liked by the wearer.

I don’t like multi stone rings so I have a solitaire.. although my first ring was a 3 stone (he and his mother picked it out.. I never liked it)

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

no? – not for first time brides only. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve never heard of it.  I know of one encore bride that chose a solitaire.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I haven’t heard of this either.  I think it is probably because so many people get solitaires, so they want something different when they get engaged the second time.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is my 2nd time around and I have a solitaire. My first engagement ring was not a solitaire. This time around, I wanted something a little more simple and classic, a little easier maintenance (not wanting to have to worry about any extra stones getting loose, etc.).

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have a solitaire. I don’t think theres any rule about that.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@TheMrs2013:  I wasn’t married before but aside from the classic look that the solitaire provides and that I love, the maintanence factor was an issue for me too.  I had never had a multi diamond band but I have had multistone bands and they always made the band so thick and jutted into my other fingers, it was uncomforable and I lost a few of the gemstones so I’d never want a blingy band for both of those reasons.  Same reason I wouldn’t want a blingy wedding band aside from the fact that my center stone would always be covering a few of the diamonds so I never understood the point of purchashing diamonds no one is ever going to see.

I don’t think there is a rule though, I think everyone just picks what they prefer.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I never heard of that before either. I’m an encore bride and we are discussing the ring. Fiance wants to give me a solitaire. I had wanted a halo at first, but over time I felt like I’d want my engagement ring and wedding band to be more classic and simple.

My original erring from the first marriage was a yellow gold solitaire, but that has no bearing on what I want or receive now.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@squishee:  every time i see ur screenname i think of dori from finding nemo and gellyfish

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I am an encore bride and find that solitaires are too boring for me now. I have never heard any rules about the second e-ring, though. She should get what makes her happy 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee

NO WAY! In fact kay jewelers started the whole past, present, future thing. Before that no one gave it a second thought 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I had a 3 stone from my first engagement .. I gave it back and this time around I have a solitaire ….  I think solitaires are just common so the second time around theywasn’t something completely different.. In my case I was just opposite 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@MrsFuzzyFace:  No rules. I’ve been married twice and had a solitaire both times.

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