(Closed) Benefits of a Solitaire?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I LOVE my solitare because as PP have said its simple and classic. My Fiance searched for the perfect diamond and it is highlightd because it stands alone. I thought i wanted pave stones all around the band but after trying them on i fell in love with a simple platinum band. If you cant stop thinking about it you wont regret choosing it 🙂

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Granted, I don’t have my ring yet… (stone from the family ring is being reset) but I spent a looooong time trying to decide what kind of e-ring I wanted.  First I was certain I wanted a three stone ring, then I fell in love with halos for a while.  As much as I loved (and still do!) looking at those rings because they are gorgeous, when it came time to try stuff on, nothing really “felt right” on my hand.  When I saw the stone my Fiance had inherited from his grandmother, I knew pretty quickly I wanted to try a solitaire to show it off, and once I started trying on more solitaire rings, I realized they were exactly what I wanted.  For my round center stone I ended up chosing a 4 prong solitaire (tiffany style, not cathedral) with 5 small channel set rounds on either side.  The matching wedding band is a half eternity channel band, and can be worn separately (something I am excited about for work!).

I can’t wait to wear it!  One of the things I love about solitaires, other than their classic look, is that they very clearly look like engagement rings.  Some other rings, even though they are really gorgeous, don’t necessarily scream “engagement ring” to me, and I guess I wanted something that would really make that declaration.

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just love the simplicity and elegance of a solitaire. When we first started looking for rings I thought I wanted a three stone but I eventually fell in love with solitaires and I love my ring! There’s no mistaking that it’s an engagement ring. 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It will never go out of style!  So many of the more intricate designs that are out there now are pretty, but very trendy.  I like my solitaire because I wanted something that I would have forever.  It will look classy, timeless and elegant when I am 30, 50, 80 years old.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love my solitaire and love how it tapers in at the stone. It happened to come with a matching band, so I had no worries about finding a band that wouldn’t leave a small gap 🙂 Fiance and I went ring shopping together… I tried on many different styles, but always came back to the solitaire….I felt that it was classic and timeless, and it gave me the wow factor, whereas the others didn’t. That’s just me though! 

 

 

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Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Don’t have my ring yet (still waiting) but we’ve picked it out and it’s the opposite of everything I thought I wanted. Yellow gold solitaire. I suddenly realized that less is more. The stone doesn’t need any embellishment and I don’t want to have to worry about small stones falling out, or having to have a white gold band re-dipped.

I love that it is simple and classic and we went for a smaller stone so I could have a solitaire that doesn’t stick way up high. That’s the main reason I thought I didn’t like solitaires. They look so plain online next to all of the really blingy detailed rings, but when you put on one, they’re just so gorgeous! We decided that any other ring can be blingy and out there, but the engagement ring should be classic 🙂

Post # 38
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love my solitaire–I love the classic/elegant look of it. You can pick between so many different wedding bands to add more bling to it. You can add a wrap one day if you ever want more umphfff to it. Its endless what you can do with a solitaire! I got a channel set diamond band to go with mine & I love it!

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

@pisces36:

I’m in love with solitaires too! The more I learned about diamonds, the more I could appreciate the simplicity. Plus it just looks nice on my frail finger.

But when SO and I went looking for rings I tried to show him a few solitiares, and he didn’t like them!  He showed me what he likes for me and, whoa…..BIG DIFFERENCE in taste. He has much more elaborate taste and likes a lot of sidestones and sparkle.

So this should be interesting, especially since it was very apparent that HE will be having the final say. I just kept showing him solitaires, so he’d know that I like simplicity, hoping that he remembers this when he decides to make the purchase.

Halso are a close runner up for me though. I figure the halo is the compromise b/w our tastes, so I could live with it. We shall see.

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I specifically wanted a solitaire and I completely love it! Fiance bought mine as a set, so I didn’t have to look for a wedding band. Mine also tapers in toward the stone.

I love solitaires because as the PPs said, they are classic and timeless. They look clean and simple but you can also dress them up whichever way you like!

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have a brilliant cut solitare and love, love, love it!! I like it becasue it is classic and beautiful and that the other stones don’t take away from the beauty of it. I wanted a solitare so I had one large diamond rather than 3 smaller, that way I can accent it with a beautiful wedding band with a row of small diamonds.

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a solitaire with a half eternity band and origionally I thought I wanted side stones but once I got this puppy on my finger, I realized any more would detract from the gorgeous stone Mr. Hedgie spent so much time getting. And I just think they are a timeless, classic look. Now, the eternity band might date it in the future but, oh well!

 

And because I can’t help showing it off:

 

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Timeless, elegant, can match with ANY band, any guard or any wrap. =D

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have a solitaire and I love it. I love only worrying about one stone.  I’m not big on tiny diamonds on the setting unless it is a ring that is an eternity band.  It just goes with everything and it never goes out of style.

My setting is 60 years old and it looks just as nice if not nicer than current solitaire settings.  It’s so practical too I don’t have to worry about losing any of the other stones.  I have worn rings with stones all around the band and the extra girth was iritating and the prongs poked into my other fingers, I much prefer the metal touching my other fingers than any stone. 

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I have a solitaire and I love it. It’s simple and timeless and classic. I won’t have to worry about hating it for being “trendy” 10 or 15 or 40 years from now. You can’t go wrong with a solitaire, IMO.

Post # 46
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

It’s classic.  It never goes out of style.  You can stack rings next to it or buy a wrap around band for it.  You can reset it later if you find something else you really love.  A solitaire tends to be a better quality diamond since it has to sit alone and doesn’t have the extra distraction of additional stones.

Your son or grandson could use it to propose to his g/f in the future since it’s a classic style ring.

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