(Closed) SOLITAIRES- too simple? regret?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I had initially wanted a halo but came to change my mind.  I love my solitaire.  Zero regrets here.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It really depends on your taste, I have a super ornate, vintage inspired, princess cut halo. Solitaires were just lost on me, I love the “big bling” look. Having said that, most bees tend to vote for the simple solitaire. Have you tried on lots of different styles, that is really the only way you can be certain, Good luck and look forward to seeing it when it arrives. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

No regrets. I love my solitaire.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I don’t have either yet,but I’ve been very interested in this topic. I’m kinda on the fence. Thank you for this board

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Houston

I had a solitaire and we changed the setting later. Now I have an vintage looking halo. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

No regrets here! The simplicity and clean lines are what I love the most about it.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I thought about adding diamonds to my band recently but decided against it. I always wanted a 2.5 to 3mm blingy wedding band to put with my ring but realized it just wasnt comfy for me to wear them together. I really love the simplicity and classic feel of a solitaire. I am leaning toward a thin plain band instead and wait for a blingy right hand ring DH is planning on getting me one day soon to fill my sparkle craving.

I would not say I regret having a solitaire. I am more or less annoyed that I can not find wearing a thicker band comfortable to get the look I envisioned and wanted orginally.

Here is mine.

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Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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luey12986 :  This is what I’m doing.  I’m pairing my solitaire with a plain band and hoping to get a blingy eternity band for my right hand.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Houston

We upgraded to a halo. I love the look. Solitaires are very pretty too. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I adore my solitaire. A solitaire can be blinged up with pave bands or stacking rings, but it will always be classic and beautiful on its own. Versatility at its finest.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I love solitaires!  

When DH and I started ring shopping I told him all I wanted was an emerald or oval East west solitaire. I didn’t want anything else! Then… I ended up in love wiht a 3 stone setting. No one was more ssurprised than me. I never even considered anything but a solitaire. I don’t regret my 3 stone, but when I see a classy solitaire, I still drool a little. 

Its ok to like other rings, but you have to pick one ring for yourself. For me, my choice was made based on timeless-ness. I didn’t want it to go out of fashion or look dated. I think with a solitaire it will always be in fashion! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I adore solitaires. I love a solitaire with a simple band (especially tapered), though my Fiance surprised me with a solitaire in a beautiful shank with engravings, milgrain, and cutouts.

If you’re torn about the simplicity of your solitaire, remember you can pair it with a more detailed wedding band! Then you’ll have the best of both worlds. It’s sort of the reverse of what I’m planning to do – I want to keep my band pretty simple, to complement my detailed engagement ring.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Well you can’t really go wrong with a solitaire, they’re classic for a reason. 😊 I’m kinda like you though in the way that I like vintage and ornate, but I also really like solitaires. I ended up getting a ring with a barely-there tiny halo. At first glance you can’t really tell it isn’t a solitaire until you look more. Tacori calls this a “bloom” apparently, and I feel like it almost looks like a basket embellishment. To satisfy my ornate vintage love, I picked a ring with a detailed gallery and basket rather than detailed shank ect. I feel like that’s a good way to go so that its there, but it’s a bit more subtle if you’re wanting a simpler look. 😊 I hope this helps!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Combermere Abbey

Can’t go wrong with a solitaire. It’s a true classic. And it’s what I intend to have. You can always bling it up with ring enhancers if you like. 

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