(Closed) Benefits of a Solitaire?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Solitaires are beautiful and timeless. Plus you can always add a little extra something with a pave eternity wedding band. They are also more versatile and will go with many different wedding bands/stackable rings if you enjoy changing it up every now and then.

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i love it because it’s classic and timeless. i wanted something i knew i would not regret in 20 years 🙂

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@pisces36: I have a round solitaire ring where the band tapers in on either side of the stone.  I just purchased my band, and didn’t find it all that difficult.  I ended up with a channel set band with diamonds going half way around.  There may be a very small gap, but I don’t notice it.

Post # 20
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Helper bee

I agree with all of you ladies!  I had a question:  Is it still considered a solitaire if you have a pavé band on the engagement ring?  Or can a solitaire only be set in a metal only band?

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wouldn’t say that there is any “benefit” of having one type of setting over another.  Do what looks the best to you. I personally am not a fan of solitaires or settings that are high, so I went with a three-stone ring.

When I see other women with solitaires, that screams “engagement ring” to me. Because my ring does not have a large center stone, I know that some people thought it was a wedding ring when I was engaged (for example).  I don’t care about that, but if you do, I guess that can be a “benefit” to a solitaire: a diamond solitaire on your left ring finger is unmistakably an engagement ring to others.

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i got a solitaire ring because whenever i have thought whant an engagement ring was, a single stone ring always came to mind. It wasnt really till when i started looking at rings did i notice there was a whole other selection. but i kept saying “nah, the band is too thick, or do you have one with just a simple band?”  i’ve been engaged for almost 2 years (getting married this summer) and i still love my ring (and my decision to go with this ring) and get complements on my ring. my wedding band is a 5 stone , slightly curved ring. it looks great together!

 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Like everyone else said… solitaires are classic and always will be. And if you are looking for that added sparkle there are many bands with diamonds set in them that can compliment a soliaire nicely.  This way if you are looking for a way to bling it up, but don’t want to sacrifice what you love about the solitaire… you can get the best of both worlds..

Good luck with your decision

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love solitaires.  I agree with PP that it’s very classic setting, you can always get an anniversary ring with three stones across in a few years, if you wind up not liking the solitaire.  You could always get your wedding band with stones in it. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

With less, you can add more.  With more, it might look “too much” if you add more.

Well-said, BanditGirl!

Also just wanted to point out that your e-ring doesn’t have to be the last ring you’ll ever get. You can always have a right-hand 3 stone, maybe as an anniversary gift someday!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine is a solitare that also tapers in and I did have a hard time finding a wedding band that worked. I did get mine custom made to fit better.

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Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Solitaires are a classic. I have one, and they’re especially great if you have a kick ass stone that you want to take the spotlight.

However, that being said, I’m looking to re-set mine into a halo with a diamond band. It just doesn’t have the bling-y effect that I wanted, and I was haivng trouble finding bands since I wanted that effect but hate the non-matching look of a diamond band up against a solid gold band.

If you go for a solitaire, just make sure you won’t get bored with it.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love my solitaire because it reflects my personal style- not fussy and elaborate, but simple and classy. For my wedding bands I had a guard made with stones on it that is a little more elaborate, but still fots in with the classic look and feel I love.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I chose a solitaire for a few reasons. First, I wanted something that had a timeless look, it wasn’t just some trend in rings at the time. Second, I just didn’t want to have to worry about those pesky side stones getting lose and falling out! I love my solitaire and have no regrets about going that route!

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I originally wanted a halo ring, and having a solitaire took some getting used to. I realized that there was nothing to distract from the main stone, and most compliments I got were about how gorgeous the centerstone is. I love the timelessness and simplicity of my solitaire. Also, when I got to wedding ring shopping I realized that the possibilities were endless. I ended up getting an elaborate wedding band that I absolutely love.

The picture below shows a jeweler’s pic. My e-ring doesn’t have the pave stones pictured on the band (although it does on the prongs), but the wedding ring is the same.

Yay for solitaires!

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Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have a round-cut solitaire. I got engaged around the same time that princess-cut diamonds were ALL the rage (much like I feel halo style rings are now). Not to misunderstand me, I still love princess-cut diamonds and I find halo style rings beautiful… but I am a very classic style person… so I wanted a ring to match that. My wedding band is a pave style eternity band… so it adds a little more bling, but doesnt distract from the solitaire.

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