Post # 1
OK.. So we all know a solitaire is a solitaire… A 3 stone has .. well .. 3 stones…
But.. I am confused..
I don’t consider my ring a solitaire because there are prong set stones on the shank.. But on another thread (I forget which already).. Someone with a ring, similar to mine.. (One large stone, smaller prog sets down the shank) called hers a solitaire.. Am I wrong in thinking these are not solitaires, but they are some kind of multi stone that I don’t know the name of? Please let me know if I have been thinking wrong the whole time.. I have been telling DH that it is NOT a solitaire… :-
Post # 3
A solitaire with side stones?
Post # 4
i wouldnt think it would be, not seeing it i couldnt say but i would thing a solitaire, stands alone…
Post # 5
Photo of your ring, please? 🙂
Post # 6
My ring has a total of 13 stones. There are 3 ‘major’ stones, and the other 10 are inset into the band. We were told by the jewller that it’s considered a 3 stone ring.
I think it’s based on the prominent stones.
Post # 7
Here’s a picture
I think THIS is the answer I was looking for 😀
Post # 8
That sounds like a solitaire to me. Just not a plain-shank solitaire.
ETA: Just saw your pic. Yes, I’m pretty sure that’s considered a solitaire.
Post # 9
See, to me, this is not solitaire, ther are other stones involved.. I’m spelling it wrong aren’t I.. I’m spelling it like the game :-
Post # 10
oooooo is that a black diamond? 🙂
Post # 11
I agree, but from what I’ve seen on the bee, it’s called a solitaire. Totally agree with you though that the name seems inappropriate.
Post # 12
Your ring is considered a solitaire because there is only one main stone, and the other diamonds are on the shank. 3 stone rings are so because there are three main stones. Even if there are diamonds all along the shank, they will still be 3 stone rings.
Post # 13
I think that a solitaire is exactly what it sounds like… a metal band with ONE stone.
On here though, many people say something like “solitaire with side stones”, which IMO is inaccurate, but at least you can get a mental picture of what it looks like in some cases.
Post # 14
When I’ve done site searches and narrowed down categories, that would’ve been listed as a solitaire w/ sidestones, or a solitaire w/ accent stones.
Post # 15
+1….I think….I haven’t seen the ring…
Post # 16
You are correct… many people colloquially call that a solitaire but it’s not (It’s like the way people call radiant cuts a “emerald cuts”. Also wrong, but commonly seen). Solitaire means one…only one. No pave.
It’s a ring with a single feature stone (or center stone) and pave detailing down the shank.