Lets define solitaire

posted 1 month ago in Rings
  • poll: How do you define solitaire

    Single stone with metal band

    Pave is ok along the band

    Small stones set any type of way along the band are ok

    Different size side stones are ok

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Solitaire literally translates into solitary. A solitaire is metal and one diamond, with no other stones. 

    Post # 3
    Hostess
    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

    Yep one solitary stone set by itself in all metal, no other stones….not even pave even though some will disagree lol

    Here are some of my solitaire moissanite rings:

     

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    5274 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

    Solitaire is just one stone in a plain metal band.. It is nothing else but that. A jeweler will even say the same. Many people will call other rings, like pave bands and all, solitaires too, but that is incorrect. Like the PP said, it is one stone and no others! 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I agree that solitaire means single stone by itself, but I’ve gotten used to hearing people with pave bands calling their rings a solitaire and I just go with it 🤷🏻‍♀️ Here’s a photo of mine that I caught in the rare winter sunshine ☺️

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    I’ll be the difficult one! Hopefully I make a good argument…

    I describe  my ring as a “solitare diamond on a pave band.” Meaning, there are no large side stones, there is no halo, a large solo diamond is the star of the show, but my band is pave.

    I feel like you have to distinguish between pave or not (like, if you had a three stone, you would say your ring is ‘a three stone on a pave band’ or just say ‘a three stone ring’ if you had a plain metal band. Same thing with halo. You’d say ‘halo on a pave band’ or simply just ‘my ring is a halo’). Because we call out the main stone(s) style in these instances, i think it’s appropriate to say ‘solitare on a pave band’ as well.

    I realize most will say this is incorrect and it probably is incorrect. But I’m not going to change how I describe it. By simply saying my ring is “pave” I’m not even describing the best part of the ring!

    And since you asked… My solitare on a pave band:

     

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    Solitaire = solitary stone. So single diamond on plain band

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @g456: I do agree that solitaire, 3 stones, 5 stones, halo etc representing the main diamond model. While plain band, pave band, channel set, U prong are representing band model.

    And I want it all!!! said every woman ever lol. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

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    @g456:  agree.  The language used to describe rings reference the type of setting of the main stone.  My ring is not a halo, cluster, 3 stone, etc.   How else could you describe my ring if not a solitaire on a pave band?  

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    Agree with pp,

    If someone were to say they have a pave ring it says nothing about the ring. That’s describing the band. You have a pave what? Solitaire, three-stone, five-stone?

    For me, the language used to describe rings reference the type of setting of the main stone. A solitaire means you have a solitaire main stone, it doesn’t describe the band. That to me is a more detailed explanation like I have a tension set solitaire. To me, if you have a round tension set solitaire with pave it’s still a round solitaire. You don’t have to add the pave just like you wouldn’t have to add tension set, bevel, or prong.

    For me, If you say I have a three-stone ring you don’t have to say I have a three-stone ring with pave. It’s still a three-stone ring even if it has 50 tiny diamonds surrounding the three main stones. A ring with side stones would be a center with side stones.

    The question I have is how large do the side stones have to be compared to the main stone for the ring to be considered a three-stone ring and not side stones?

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

    Yeah I don’t understand people who call pave solitaires. They’re just confused! 

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    5274 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

    When someone has a pave band. What you’re supposed to say is… “I have a round diamond with a pave band.” That’s the technical jewelry speak for it. Or, I have a three stone diamond ring, I have a three stone diamond ring with pave band, and so on… If you have a princess cut with pave it’s, I have a princess cut diamond with a pave band. That’s how you’re supposed to describe it. Technically. I don’t knock anyone tho for using the wrong language on here, I’ve gotten used to it really. But if you’re being technical, you don’t just say “I have a pave band ring.” You say the stone shape and with pave band… for anyone wondering, because I see some asking or not understanding how to properly describe it. 

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    5274 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

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    @Goirishgrl:  Your ring would be described as a princess cut diamond with a pave band… that’s the correct description. Solitaire doesn’t stand for the amount of large diamonds in the middle of a ring. Solitaire stands for meaning plain band, only one diamond at all on it. 

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee

    I am typically very staunch about a solitaire being a single stone on a plain band, but I have one caveat.  I think hidden stones in the basket or where you can’t see them if you are looking down at the ring don’t count.  But that’s because I have two tiny hidden rubies, but unless I point them out, no one knows they are there.

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee

    I think solitaire by definition is one solitary stone on a ring. 

     

     

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