(Closed) Is a solitaire ring too plain?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Personally, I adore solitaires. I have discussed with my boyfriend in heavy detail about how much I would prefer a princess cut solitaire over anything else. But I understand where you’re coming from about wanting something different from her previous ring. When I was previously engaged, I had a ring with a LOT going on (halo, split shank, pave diamonds). So I really want something simple and classic, and like you said, a stone to be the center of attention for my forever ring. I wish you luck in the search! I’m sure she’ll love whatever you get since it’s coming from you! 🙂

Post # 17
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I absolutely love my solitaire! Not a big jewelry girl either and I love simplicity… when I was ring shopping, everything was too overdone (for lack of a better word) for my taste.

Post # 18
10813 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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mdom7 :  

I must say I don’t really understand this    “had a thick ugly solitaire band. So I thought this time maybe get diamonds.”  Was her first ring not a diamond then ? And you want to get some stone that is different than what she had ?  Solitaires  are rarely  on   ‘thick ugly  bands” so I don’t  really get that either . …but be that as it may …

I dont see anywhere in your posts that you are talking with your  fiancée about what she really likes /prefers, although you do know she is not greatly into jewellery per se. Unless she has stated outright she wants you to choose it completely , I think you should confer with her and get what she indicates she likes best, be that by ring shopping at stores or online . 





Post # 19
120 posts
Blushing bee

I love a solitaire because since it is so simple I am less likely to grow out of it, it is timeless! 

Post # 20
2557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I am not a solitaire fan. Just too plain for me. Ask her what she likes 

Post # 21
7991 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

This is REALLY a discussion you have to have with your Fiance. I love a solitaire because it can be paired with almost any band, but lots of other people prefer other styles. DO NOT guess. Find out what she likes, either from her or from relatives, but don’t guess.

Post # 22
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2019

Definitely ask her first for what she likes, but I love my solitaire! I jazzed it up a bit by getting a unique setting, but I love the simplicity of it – I think it looks timeless.

Post # 23
36 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

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mdom7 :  love solitaire here’s mine 

Post # 24
7 posts

Solitaire is definitely a classic and will emphasize the diamond the most. Here’s a little something different that does not emphasize the main diamond as much as a solitaire would, but rather places the emphasis on the overall design: oval with side stones in a rose gold scrolled setting

Post # 25
13922 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I love solitaires. To me they are classic, timeless, and allow you to put all of the focus and budget on the center stone. 

Post # 26
1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

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beargrylls :  This is soooooo beautiful! Where did you get it? How big is your center stone?

Post # 27
7 posts
  • baileybagels 0.52 ct, the side stones make the whole thing look even bigger tho! it’s from brilliant earth

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