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kittybean

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Other than your wedding set, do you ever stack a solitaire?

If yes, tell me more--do you stack it with a band? Multiple bands? More solitaires? Do you love a gap, or prefer your rings to sit flush? What kind of stone is your solitaire? Does it "match" the rings you stack it with?

If no, tell me why not.
 

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Gosh, no takers at all
? Maybe I asked too many questions!

The reason I was asking was that I have a sapphire solitaire RHR that I''m not sure looks "right" stacked with a band, so I wanted to get some PS opinions about stacking solitaires.
 

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I''m not sure I get the question KB. I have a bunch of bezeled solitaires that I stack together? Is that kind of what you''re talking about?
 

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Date: 4/14/2009 1:08:54 PM
Author: FrekeChild
I''m not sure I get the question KB. I have a bunch of bezeled solitaires that I stack together? Is that kind of what you''re talking about?
Sorry I didn''t realize the question wasn''t clear! Yes, I''m kind of talking about bezeled solitaires for stacking.

Also, would you stack a larger solitaire with bands? Like, if you were already wearing a wedding set on your left hand, would you also stack another solitaire RHR with stacking bands or more solitaires on your right hand, too? What combination might look pretty, and what might be "too much," in your opinion?
 

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I usually will stack two solitaires on my right hand. I just got a couple from etsy, a blue topaz and a green topaz, and then I got a tsavorite eternity, so I'll stack a solitaire, eternity and then solitaire.

Ends up looking kind of like this:

-------O-------
~~~~~~~~
-------O-------

Or like when MonkyPie and I had our little GTG this past weekend, I stacked a little starset princess tanzanite with the tsav eternity.

I don't mind gaps, but I do prefer flush fit.

Not long ago I actually purchased 38 smaller stones with the idea of making a bunch of stacking solitaires. My first real jewelry purchase was 3 silver stacking solitaires from a local artist. A trillion Swiss Blue topaz, an oval peridot, and a round London Blue topaz.

If you go poke around in Colored Stones, Brown.Eyed.Girl just had some stackers made not too long ago with some of her smaller loose stones. She made a thread about them about 3 weeks-a month ago.
 

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I like to stack solitaires too. I have an extremely cheap stacking set for my right hand. It''s a sterling silver and black onyx ring (just cut in a rectangle shape) that I stack with a thin sterling rolling ring and I love the look of it. When I get more money I want to get a tri-colored thin rolling ring and get different gemstone solitaires in different colors of gold to pair with it, depending on what I''m wearing.
 

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Freke, thanks for sharing and for the tip on checking out Colored Stones. I don''t usually venture over there much, but it looks like there have been so many cute stacking gemstone rings lately!

Kelli, your stacking combo sounds gorgeous. Do you have any pics?
 

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interesting timing on this thread.

I''m due in 5 weeks and not supposed to wear my baby ring yet. I "illegally" wore my OMC push-present today, and as I was driving into work, I stacked it beside my solitaire to see the colour difference. (G vs N/O)

Lo and behold, I actually didn''t *mind* the look. I''m now thinking of getting two WEEEEEEEEEEE thin bands with icy white mini-diamonds to flank each side of my light yellow OMC. (maybe 3 pointers each, for example)

It would be kinda like having a 3 stone, without committing to a 3 stone.


MelaStackingSoli.jpg
 

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Date: 4/14/2009 3:58:24 PM
Author: mela lu
interesting timing on this thread.

I''m due in 5 weeks and not supposed to wear my baby ring yet. I ''illegally'' wore my OMC push-present today, and as I was driving into work, I stacked it beside my solitaire to see the colour difference. (G vs N/O)

Lo and behold, I actually didn''t *mind* the look. I''m now thinking of getting two WEEEEEEEEEEE thin bands with icy white mini-diamonds to flank each side of my light yellow OMC. (maybe 3 pointers each, for example)

It would be kinda like having a 3 stone, without committing to a 3 stone.
that is soo fun!
 

mela lu

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Gak. They're big. sorry!
another of just the two Soli's (the other had a thin stacker in there too)
ETA: don't think I'd ever actually wear them together, but it inspired me to do a stacker idea down the road...

MelaSolitaires.jpg
 

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I was just thinking about a woman I worked with the other day.

She had a unique wedding set and I thought it looked really cool. She was married with a 1/4 engagment ring and a plain band. By the time I met her, she had a plain band, 1/4 diamond, then another matching plain band and a 1/2 carat diamond solitaire on top that matched the setting of the 1/4 carat one.

I was young, 21 or 22 when we worked together and she was around 30. The story was the 1/2 was a 5 year anniverasry giftr and she was too sentimental about the 1/4 carat original to trade it in so she wore both.

It looked really cool on her long fingers. She pulled off the look and it was very unique. It was all in yellow gold.
 

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i have such short fingers
so my stacking is limited but I have a semi bezel solitair with my jazz bezel wedding ring, plus I''m getting another jazz bezel to flank the other side, and at first I thought I might be bothered since there is gaps, but I actually like it this way to show that it''s not all one ring.
 

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Date: 4/14/2009 1:20:00 PM
Author: FrekeChild
I usually will stack two solitaires on my right hand. I just got a couple from etsy, a blue topaz and a green topaz, and then I got a tsavorite eternity, so I''ll stack a solitaire, eternity and then solitaire.


Ends up looking kind of like this:


-------O-------

~~~~~~~~

-------O-------


Or like when MonkyPie and I had our little GTG this past weekend, I stacked a little starset princess tanzanite with the tsav eternity.


I don''t mind gaps, but I do prefer flush fit.


Not long ago I actually purchased 38 smaller stones with the idea of making a bunch of stacking solitaires. My first real jewelry purchase was 3 silver stacking solitaires from a local artist. A trillion Swiss Blue topaz, an oval peridot, and a round London Blue topaz.


If you go poke around in Colored Stones, Brown.Eyed.Girl just had some stackers made not too long ago with some of her smaller loose stones. She made a thread about them about 3 weeks-a month ago.
Thanks Freke for the mention! Kittybean, I had these made for my trip - very low-maintenance, tough little rings to survive hiking, glaciers, etc.
I had Erin (CreativeGoldsmith on Etsy) make the shanks really thin since I have short fingers. I ended up wearing two on my left hand and one on my right hand on the trip since three was a bit much for me.

BEGEtsyStackers.jpg
 

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Mela, I really like the three-stone-but-not-really idea. It sounds really interesting and pretty. Your push present is gorgeous! Do you have a thread about it yet?

D&T, are you for sure getting the second bezel band? I was just looking at your thread today, and I l-o-v-e your new wedding set. I recently inherited a yellow gold/diamond ring myself, and I really love the YG.

BEG, your stackers are awesome! They look so good together. The colors go together so well. I have short fingers as well--just for reference, how many mm are the shanks?
 

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I have different bands (ruby, saphire, diamond) some times I change my wedding band for color ones, I don''t used them at the same time.
 

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Date: 4/14/2009 7:59:14 PM
Author: kittybean
Mela, I really like the three-stone-but-not-really idea. It sounds really interesting and pretty. Your push present is gorgeous! Do you have a thread about it yet?


D&T, are you for sure getting the second bezel band? I was just looking at your thread today, and I l-o-v-e your new wedding set. I recently inherited a yellow gold/diamond ring myself, and I really love the YG.


BEG, your stackers are awesome! They look so good together. The colors go together so well. I have short fingers as well--just for reference, how many mm are the shanks?
Thanks Kittybean! They''re really thin - only 1.5 mm. In retrospect I might''ve gone a little thicker (to 1.8 mm) since I ended up wearing them separately (2 on one hand, 1 on the other) but it works for when I wear all three.
 

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Date: 4/14/2009 7:59:14 PM
Author: kittybean
Mela, I really like the three-stone-but-not-really idea. It sounds really interesting and pretty. Your push present is gorgeous! Do
Thanks Kitty! I have yet to start a thread yet, as I feel guilty even ''owning'' it before I push the baby out! haha


I will though...


Also, how thin can a small-solitaire shank be (let''s say, 14k white gold) before it becomes structurally un-sound? anyone?
I feel like 1.5mm would be the thinnest, but would love to hear thinner!
 

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Date: 4/14/2009 3:44:58 PM
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Freke, thanks for sharing and for the tip on checking out Colored Stones. I don''t usually venture over there much, but it looks like there have been so many cute stacking gemstone rings lately!

Kelli, your stacking combo sounds gorgeous. Do you have any pics?
Thanks kitty bean. I don''t have any, but maybe I could take some soon.
 

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I have several stacks and all of them have solitaires in them.

My oldest is a tiny 0.25ct diamond on a thick white gold band, paired with a carved hematite band. I like the black/metal contrast with a sort of art deco vibe.

I also wear a stack with a round lavander iolite bezel, a free form pink tourmaline, a plain band as a spacer and a small pearl. All under 0.3cts on 1.5 mm bands.

My last stack (this one changes a lot, as I have several rings that look good for this) is a fused fine silver band, a 0.3ct OMC diamond solitaire in a very traditional setting (a bit too high for my taste) and either a twisted or a braided band to top it off.
 

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Date: 4/16/2009 9:46:37 PM
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I have several stacks and all of them have solitaires in them.


My oldest is a tiny 0.25ct diamond on a thick white gold band, paired with a carved hematite band. I like the black/metal contrast with a sort of art deco vibe.


I also wear a stack with a round lavander iolite bezel, a free form pink tourmaline, a plain band as a spacer and a small pearl. All under 0.3cts on 1.5 mm bands.


My last stack (this one changes a lot, as I have several rings that look good for this) is a fused fine silver band, a 0.3ct OMC diamond solitaire in a very traditional setting (a bit too high for my taste) and either a twisted or a braided band to top it off.
PICS! PICS! PICS!
 

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Date: 4/14/2009 1:08:54 PM
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I''m not sure I get the question KB. I have a bunch of bezeled solitaires that I stack together? Is that kind of what you''re talking about?
I''ve seen these - I think with coordinating colored stones, its a really fun look
 

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Date: 4/14/2009 3:58:24 PM
Author: mela lu
interesting timing on this thread.


I''m due in 5 weeks and not supposed to wear my baby ring yet. I ''illegally'' wore my OMC push-present today, and as I was driving into work, I stacked it beside my solitaire to see the colour difference. (G vs N/O)


Lo and behold, I actually didn''t *mind* the look. I''m now thinking of getting two WEEEEEEEEEEE thin bands with icy white mini-diamonds to flank each side of my light yellow OMC. (maybe 3 pointers each, for example)


It would be kinda like having a 3 stone, without committing to a 3 stone.
mela - this looks really pretty! And what a fun baby gift
 

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B.E.G: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your stackers! They are rockin'.

Mela: I don't have kids and we're not planning to have any (though lord knows how many people have them unplanned!), but if I ever have one, I want you to school me on how to get DH to get me a push pressie like yours. Or better yet, can you just coach me on getting him to get me one for no special reason? You obviously have magical powers that should be shared.
 

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Hey Mela Lu..been meaning to send you a message on FB..did you get the ring back yet (Marlene Harris)? Is that the one you''re wearing? Hard to tell from the pics. Push present? You''re holding out on me. You''re bad..you shouldn''t have one of those yet..still weeks to go! lol. My push present was the healthy baby boy!!

Hope you''ve been feeling good, you must be getting anxious!!
 

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Date: 4/16/2009 10:41:58 PM
Author: mela lu

Date: 4/16/2009 9:46:37 PM
Author: Lady_Disdain
I have several stacks and all of them have solitaires in them.


My oldest is a tiny 0.25ct diamond on a thick white gold band, paired with a carved hematite band. I like the black/metal contrast with a sort of art deco vibe.


I also wear a stack with a round lavander iolite bezel, a free form pink tourmaline, a plain band as a spacer and a small pearl. All under 0.3cts on 1.5 mm bands.


My last stack (this one changes a lot, as I have several rings that look good for this) is a fused fine silver band, a 0.3ct OMC diamond solitaire in a very traditional setting (a bit too high for my taste) and either a twisted or a braided band to top it off.
PICS! PICS! PICS!
DITTO! Your stacks sound amazing. I would love to see them!
 

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BUSTED! I to own my ''push pressie'' even though I haven''t pushed yet! haha.

I don''t wear it yet...if that''s any consolation.

April - the running joke at my company is that I must do "something" well
to be so well "iced". haha. I play along...and tell them that ''I know how to get what I want''. haha.

In reality. DH loves jewelry and watches etc. He''s into spoiling me
 

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Date: 4/17/2009 1:09:49 PM
Author: mela lu
BUSTED! I to own my ''push pressie'' even though I haven''t pushed yet! haha.

I don''t wear it yet...if that''s any consolation.

April - the running joke at my company is that I must do ''something'' well
to be so well ''iced''. haha. I play along...and tell them that ''I know how to get what I want''. haha.

In reality. DH loves jewelry and watches etc. He''s into spoiling me
HA! That''s funny Mela Lu..my man always tell his and my friends that he SHOULD be getting a little more "something", after all the diamonds he''s put on my fingers!
In reality, he''s just a great guy (like yours) who loves spoiling me! Enjoy it!! It''s great that our hubby''s know what great gals they''ve got, and appreciate us, and if they want to shower us in diamonds..then by all means, why stop them?? lol
 
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