(Closed) I have a feeling this is going to be stupid

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A solitaire with side stones?

Post # 4
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i wouldnt think it would be, not seeing it i couldnt say but i would thing a solitaire, stands alone…

Post # 5
2212 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Photo of your ring, please?  🙂

Post # 6
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 8
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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 # 11
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPaperFlowers:  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
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsPaperFlowers:  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
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

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 # 16
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

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.

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