Post # 1
Ok, so this might sound a little silly … But can any of you expert bees tell me what you would call my ering? The reason i ask is that I always thought it was a three stone ring but recently someone told me it was a solitaire with side accent diamonds. Uh?.. Never thought of it that way. I looked for my ring online and found one similar on ebay and they refered to it as solitaire too. what would you call it?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
I would call it both actually. Lol sorry I’m no help..lol Beautiful ring BTW!
Post # 4
I’m no expert, but that looks like a solitaire with side accent stones. Most three stone rings I’ve seen have all three stones set at a similar height, not recessed like your two side stones. Your center stone is so prominent and set much higher.
My vote goes to Solitare:)
Post # 5
I always think the word “solitaire” refers to only one stone in the ring.
Post # 6
I’d say three stone, because to me, a solitaire is just that – a single stone.
Post # 8
Thanks bees! So it would seem oa few others have thought the same as me in calling it a 3 stone. But most of you call it a solitaire with accent stones. I guess it can go either way. I know its definitely not a solitaire as its not just a single stone. But i can see why some call it a solaitaire with side accent stones. I also noticed that many 3stone rings have similar stones as the centre stone, whereas mine is different.
You made a good point ” putitonabird”, the centre stone does stand out more on its own. Hhmmm…so many things i never thought of.
Post # 9
I would say that it is a solitaire with accent stones. Just like Solitaire can have smaller shoulder diamonds. Which in my opinion won’t change the fact that it is still a solitaire
Post # 10
Thats a solitaire with side accents. Three stones have the centre stone and then 2 identical shaped stones directly beside the centre that are mostly slightly smaller.
Post # 11
Thanks bees! So i spoke with Fiance and apparently he too thinks of my ring as a solitaire with accents. I dont know why all this time i thought of it as a 3 stone! Either way i love my ring to bits! I’ll be sure to no longer post pics of my ring in the “3stone ring” posts! Oops!
Post # 12
1716, “solitary person, recluse,” from Fr. solitaire, from L. solitarius (see solitary). Sense of “a precious stone set by itself” is from 1727. Meaning “card game played by one person” is first attested 1746.
I don’t get how a solitaire can be anything but ONE stone.
Post # 13
yes, true. A solitaire is for sure a stone by itself as in singular or solitaire. but there are many rings that are solitaires with
accents. So, where it is not a solitaire ring, it can be called a solitaire with accents.
Post # 14
Yes and I am saying that’s daft because by definition, if it has accent stones, it isn’t a solitaire… that’s what I am getting at.
Not that it really matters though. It’s a pretty ring and that’s what matters lol.