Lets define solitaire

posted 3 months 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 # 16
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    Buzzing bee

    When someone says solitaire, I always picture a single stone on a plain band.  

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 1999 - Tacoma, WA

    Definiton: A single gem (such as a diamond) set alone

    Post # 18
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    Blushing bee

    To me a solitaire means one stone on a plain band, so classic!

     

     

     

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee

     

    For me this is a solitaire 😉 

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: USA

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    @greeneyedbee:  I agree with PPs that a solitaire describes a style of rings- a single stone on a plain metal band. You could have a knife edge, domed, or milgrain setting, but it would still be in the solitaire family. Anything else like pave, channel set, 3stone etc would fall under side-stone settings. I don’t think that “solitaire” refers to the center stone, it is the style of ring. 

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: USA

    This beauty from Na Hoku would be an example of a solitaire with a unique band- but it is still technically a solitaire because it’s one stone on a plain metal band. It’s the type of ring it is. Even though the band is a unique carved design, it is still a solitaire.

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee

    To me a solitaire is a diamond on a plain band but, to each their own .. whatever makes anyone happy ❤️ 

    Post # 24
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    Sugar Beekeeper

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    @futuremrsa144:  

    Well l think that is a very generous sentiment, but l can’t subscribe to it. I mean if you have twins it means two babies born at one birth  – if it makes someone happy to call their three children born at different times twins, it doesn’t make it right. Definitions are to enable us to make sense. 

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @elderberry:  its funny you use that example because my husband has said before that our kids are kind of like twins because they were conceived at the same time (IVF – both kids from the same “batch”) even though they are born three years apart. I disagree with him strongly! 

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    GIA website’s defines a solitaire while showing images of various examples, one of which is a bezel solitaire with a pave band.   https://4cs.gia.edu/en-us/blog/what-is-a-diamond-solitaire-setting/

    And another website https://www.estatediamondjewelry.com/solitaire-ring/ that speaks to how the definition has evolved to include rings with “other stones along the shoulder or into the band”. 

    Ima go ahead and trust GIA’s opinion about whether or not my ring is a solitaire. 

    Post # 28
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    Wannabee

    I’d consider my ring a solitaire but it does have a hidden halo so maybe it’s not technically a solitaire by definition of a center stone set in metal only. Either way, beautiful rings everyone!! 

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee

    I’ve always pictured a solitaire to be a single, solitaire stone in/on a ring. They along with hidden basket pavé are personal favorites, but have to say every one of the rings on this thread is gorgeous!

    Post # 30
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    Blushing bee

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    @venusara:  I absolutely love your setting- beautiful ring! Can’t remember how many similar I saved in Pinterest at the time, but I have long curly hair that got caught on the details ever time I’d try one on😑

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