Post # 1
My sister in law is getting married (once divorced) and asked my advice about engagement rings. I told her that all of the twice married women I know have either three stone, more elaborate, or gemstone e-rings. I don’t know a single one with a solitaire. Is there a “ring rule” about this or not? Maybe a lot of these women had solitaires for the first e-ring and chose something different for their second. Are you an encore bride and do you/would you choose a solitaire?
Post # 3
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
no? – not for first time brides only.
Post # 5
I’ve never heard of it. I know of one encore bride that chose a solitaire.
Post # 6
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
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
I have a solitaire. I don’t think theres any rule about that.
Post # 9
@AnastasiaM: I think you are right. They do seem way less popular the second marriage. A lot of them probably had solitaires the first time around.
Post # 10
@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
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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Post # 13
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
NO WAY! In fact kay jewelers started the whole past, present, future thing. Before that no one gave it a second thought 🙂
Post # 15
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
@MrsFuzzyFace: No rules. I’ve been married twice and had a solitaire both times.