(Closed) SOLITAIRES- too simple? regret?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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Worker bee

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summerrose33 :  I think a nice solitaire with a sparkly wedding band is absolutely STUNNING! It looks so classic and pretty. Definitely not boring. It doesn’t look overly busy or gaudy like some combinations are.

Post # 77
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Worker bee

I love my solitaire, I’m active – run, Pilates, yoga – so I really like the simple band a solitaire offers. It still pops with the center stone but I love that I feel comfortable in it everyday. 

Post # 78
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Newbee

Gosh no! You won’t regret it. I am so in love with my solitaire. So simple, yet classy! Let the diamond be the statement!

Post # 79
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Solitaires never go out of style. Clean and classic and always beautiful:) I don’t regret mine one bit!

Post # 80
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

Agree with all of the other comments that you can’t go wrong with such a classic and versatile style. No one will ever see your ring and assume it’s from a certain time period, and you can change it up easily with different types of bands.

I have a solitaire with a twist (single stone but with pave on the shank). This setting satisfied my desire for something timeless while also adding a bit of extra “bling” factor. I wear it with a matching pave band.

http://www.tacori.com/2604rd75 (I have an emerald cut diamond, and in person you don’t see the “U” effect from the top).

 

 

Post # 81
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I don’t regret my solitaire at all:

Post # 82
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think solitaire is very elegant and best to shows off the beauty of a quality diamond. 

Post # 83
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Worker bee

I have moments where I am totally in love with my solitaire (both the stone and the plain white gold band), and other times when I wish I had gone with something a bit more flowy or artistic (like a vine band or something nature inspired). 

I may upgrade down the track as that’s an option with my jeweller, but in the meantime I’m going to explore pairing it with more adventurous bands. It’s hard because there are so many beautiful e ring styles to pick just one, so in reality this may be the best fit for me as it is versatile!

Post # 84
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Solitaires are classy and simple but can be embellished upon if desired by adding ornate bands, enhancers etc.  I have no regrets about getting one.  I’ve had the super busy style wedding set in the past and I found myself taking it off a lot as it got in the way and wasn’t comfortable.  This time I’ve got a plain white gold band to wear next to my simple solitaire.  

Post # 85
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Blushing bee

I love my solitaire — I think it’s timeless and elegant. I’m going to pair it with a sparkly wedding band for added visual interest, and eventually a solid gold band as well to wear in a stack. 

 

Post # 86
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Honey bee

I love solitaires.  I love the simplicity.  

SO and I just put the deposit down on mine yesterday!  I can’t wait to finish the design on the setting!

Post # 87
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I like classic but I also like blingy. Unfortunately, I think that solitaires only look good in large sizes like 2-3cts. Anything smaller than 1.5 looks underwhelming and too plain. That said, I also don’t have $20k+ to spend on a ring (I don’t think I ever will) so I went with a double-halo design to add bling and get some good carat weight without having to shell out an arm and a leg. Eventually if life gets REAL GOOD I do plan on switching my 1.5ct Pink Sapphire cushion cut for a 1.5ct diamond. I can picture myself 20+ years down the road as an older couple getting a 3ct round solitaire….but that’s more of a dream lol. To answer your question more directly, I do like the solitaire look but with higher ct weight. 

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

Never, IMO…. I’ve wanted a solitaire for 20 years and finally got mine.  Only half carat but I adore it 💕💕

Post # 89
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Blushing bee

I feel ya! I was in the same boat a few months ago! I liked the same styles as you. What it came down to was whichever one I wasn’t going to get sick looking at as the years go on. So my thought was timeless is better. Timeless = usually a solitaire.

I like mine but I am in the process of loving in (I have a board all about this) here’s my current ring 

Post # 90
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Blushing bee

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echomomm :  your ring is beautiful! If you don’t mind me asking what is your ring size and the carat? I like how yours is proportioned and I’m trying to figure out how to get mine like that! 

 

Thanks!

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