Post # 1
I always thought a solitaire was a single stone on a band. I have seen others referring to a ring with a large center stone and smaller diamonds as a solitaire with diamonds. I am wondering what you consider a solitaire ring.
Post # 3
I would say both are solitaires. Ring 1 is more of a classic solitaire and ring 2 a more modern/current one.
Post # 4
I always consider a ring with ONE stone a solitaire. If you look at the major retailers online ( like Blue Nile) you can look at settings types. Solitaires and all metal and rings like #2 are under settings with sidestones.
Post # 5
A solitare is single,one…not additional stones flanking it.
Post # 6
I can’t see how a solitaire could be considered any other then..well..a solitary stone
Post # 7
I consider mine which looks like the second one to be a solitaire. I guess just because the focal point is the center stone and the side stones are so narrow. I always wondered about that though!
Post # 8
I always considered a solitare to be one stone, with nothing on the band.
Post # 9
I consider both to be solitaires (mine resembles the second). One stone being the focal point.
Post # 10
I always thought a solitaire was just one diamond. No side diamonds on the band. But I see so many people call their ring a solitaire when it looks like ring two.
So I will say ring one is a solitaire & then I call ring two a solitaire with a diamond band.
Post # 11
Solitaire setting – by definition – is a single mounted stone with no embellishments.
Post # 12
I think ring 1 is a solitaire but since there’s not really a short name for “solitaire with side stones,” we just call them the same thing.
Post # 13
I also think a solitaire is one stone with no other stones on the band.
Post # 14
ring 1 is a solitare…my ring is like the 2nd one but princess cut and its never referred to as a solitare from anyone including jewelers
Post # 15
Ring one is a solitaire. I have heard some ppl refer to styles like ring two as ‘fancy solitaires’.
Post # 16
I’ve been asking this myself a lot! I always thought a solitaire was ring 1, but on the boards here I see lots of girls posting ring 2 when the OP is askign to see solitaires so I was always confused. Mine is more like ring 2, but I never consider it a solitare.