Post # 1
I just happened to be strolling by my local jewelery store tonight… so I thought I’d stop in to get a better idea of what kind of rings I like. I tried on several rings with small side diamonds, some channel set, some pave set, and a couple of others that I don’t even remember. Then I tried on a beautiful platinum solitaire that I fell in love with. It tapered in at the stone and was simple and beautiful. Although I found a ring that I like online, my mind has kept going back to solitaires, and seeing this one tonight basically sealed the deal. I think I want a solitaire with a princess cut moissanite.
I’m concerned, though, that I’m going to regret getting a solitaire and want something more elaborate. When I was younger, my dream ring was an elaborate three-stone ring. Now I can’t imagine wearing anything like that. The solitaire looked so good on my hand and it was delicate and simple.
So I ask… ladies who have a solitaire ring, what do you love about it? Why do you like having a solitaire rather than something with side stones or accents? Do you wish you had something else?
Post # 3
Solitaires are simple and classic. They never go out of style, they’re timeless. 30 years from now your ring won’t look dated. Also, it’ll be easy to find a wedding band to match.
I picked a solitaire ring and I love it! I find myself sometimes coveting halo rings, but overall I’m really happy I went with a solitaire!
Post # 4
I have a solitaire. It’s the family stone and I love it. I couldn’t imagine wearing anything different.
With a solitaire, you can always go with a halo type band or some other wrap type band to “add” more to it if you want more. If you go with a more elaborate e-ring, you might not like an excessive band. With less, you can add more. With more, it might look “too much” if you add more.
Post # 5
Solitaires are simple and elegant. And if you get one, you can always add anniversary bands if you feel you need to jazz it up. If solitaires are what you love, and you think your SO will get you one, thats great. I guess I don’t see a reason to regret a ring. You can always add something, reset it, or just get a different in the future. Hope this helps!
Post # 6
I agree with everyone else. I had a family ring (antique) when I got married 9 years ago and while I think it’s beautiful, I’m just tired of it. I have always wanted a solitaire ring and hubby said I could finally get one in the size I want for our 10th anniversary this fall. I think they are timeless and just so classic. And you can always add anything to it (bands, etc…) to add more “bling”. 🙂
Post # 7
I chose a solitaire because it is both modern and classic at once. Like @deathbydesign: said, it’s never going to look dated.
If you’re in love with the solitaire setting, go for it! And if you really do change your mind in a few years, it’s not a big deal to have the stone reset.
Post # 8
Just like the others have said I love my solitaire because it is classic and timeless. I have always knew what I wanted.
Post # 9
well, the word solitaire, actually means “one” or “the one”. Supposedly, that’s how folks came to use it as an engagement ring. I have a solitaire princess cut, and I can pair it up with pretty much any band. I’m going to choose a more elaborate band with diamonds to jazz it up…but, all alone, it stands beautifully….elegant, ya know?
Post # 10
I have a similar engagement ring. I love it. I like it because I think it is elegant.
My word of caution is about the band you describe (like mine) that tapers in at the stone. I found it VERY hard to find a wedding band that worked with the shape. Custom was going to be expensive, so I ended up moving my engagement ring to my right hand and getting a pave diamond ring for my wedding band. I love my ring-on-each-hand situation, but it wasn’t orignally what I planned…..just wanted to warn you about that aspect of the ring you describe.
Post # 11
I love it because it’s simple and beautiful and it lets the diamond stand out. I like that I can choose pretty much any style of band I want and it will match.
Post # 12
I have a round solitaire. I love it because at the moment I seem to be the only person I know who has this style! I have a really thin plain yellow gold band and a six claw setting so the diamond really stands out.
I plan on adding a plain gold band as my wedding band, so as not to detract anything away from the diamond centre.
Post # 13
As it’s been said, solitaires are timeless, elegant and versatile when it comes to choosing a band. You can also add diamond “enhancers” or diamond “wraps” to change it’s appearance. Whether enhanced, wrapped, or with a band, solitaires are beautiful.
Post # 14
I have a solitaire and although I originally chose that design, now that I see all of the more elaborate options out there, it isn’t my first choice. In time, we will reset the ring.
Post # 15
Thank you all for the insights!! I feel really good about asking for one now.
@cvbee: Hmm… I didn’t think of that… have any pictures? I’m sure whatever you chose looks just beautiful. I wouldn’t mind a gap between rings.
Post # 16
I *adore* my solitaire. Classic, elegant, and I will still love it in 60 years.