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Gypsy

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No diamonds in the shank (surprise diamonds and diamonds in the head okay) ....

Which plain solitaire is your favorite? (Pictures or links appreciated!)

You don't have to pick one either.

My favorite cathedral is the BGD Elegance. I just adore this setting and want a lovely OEC to get set into it. http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/home/ring-details/?product_id=5415

My favorite bezel/half bezel and it is by Sholdt: http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-designers/sholdt-jewelry/rings/08ZZ1/

My favorite non-cathedral is the Sophie by JBEG: http://jewelsbyericagrace.smugmug.com/JbEG-Signature-Settings-and/Plain-and-Pave-Solitaires/The-Sophie-Solitaire/12794511_dg9wL#792914045_qNJcN

My Favorite with diamonds in the head is the Julia by JBEG: http://jewelsbyericagrace.smugmug.com/JbEG-Signature-Settings-and/Plain-and-Pave-Solitaires/The-Julia-Solitaire/12794553_T9nUz#821505627_UGdN2

What are your favorites?
 

Gypsy

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slg47|1314486434|3002187 said:
I love the dimend scaasi alessandra
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Oh that's lovely. No bar and a cathedral too. WOW. That's a nice choice.

Central... lmao. I've seen that one actually fool Tiffany staff, so it's a good choice and a classic for a reason!
 

ame

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My top three:

1) Vatche Royal Crown


2) Mark Morell Flame/Torchiere no diamonds in head


3) Sholdt Fremont
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rosetta

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i love the one you posted slg! :love:
 

CaprineSun

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OMG thank you for this thread Gypsy! :appl: I'm finding myself drawn more to solitaires then before.

I love
Leon's
WF's Fine line
JbEG's Sophie & Julia
Tiffany's classic 6 prong & 4 prong version as well.
 

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I adore the WF sleek line! Really, any tapered band because I love the way it emphasizes the center stone. 8) Have the prongs done custom to make them a little more dainty and you have my favourite solitaire setting! :Up_to_something:
 

mrssalvo

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Ritani makes a really pretty solitaire. I love the classic tiffany setting too!
 

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mrssalvo|1314492842|3002554 said:
Ritani makes a really pretty solitaire. I love the classic tiffany setting too!
Which one MrsS?

Pics or links?
 

mrssalvo

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I used to have it saved on my computer then lost everything when the logic board went out and crashed....but, let me see if I can someone make the search work for me a find a pic her on PS. I think Mara posted it years ago...
 

shimmer

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I love the Scott Kay solitaire with surprise diamonds!
 

mrssalvo

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found it using the google pricescope search....

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Gypsy

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That one is lovely MrsS. I especially like it for a square cut.

The Caroline is my favorite Vatche! It's lovely!
 

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annee|1314490548|3002410 said:
I love Vatche's Swan! The profile.. :love:

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I coveted that ring when I originally wanted a RB/OEC !
 

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karpouzi|1314493667|3002610 said:
I have the Dimend Scaasi Alessandra :love: and it's definitely my favorite solitaire.

Over the year or so I was looking for a solitaire, I kept coming back to two settings: the Maevona Westray (http://www.maevona.com/bridal/8/Westray) and the Sholdt Simply Solitaire (http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-designers/sholdt-jewelry/rings/28ZZ1/). As soon as I saw the Alessandra I knew it was the one--it beautifully merges both of those settings.
I've never been to the Maevona site... that Westray is a really lovely design. Great choice.

The Sholdt simply solitaire is beautiful but it never looks safe enough to me.
 

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I like this one from WF a lot

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shimmer

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How could I forget the Julia by JBEG!!!

I like the plain modified version.
 

Gypsy

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I like the Legato, but prefer teh BGD Truth. Funny how much difference a little squiggle can make.
 

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mrssalvo|1314493751|3002620 said:
Thanks, MrsS! I definitely think it is one of the best solitaires! I guess my favorites were the Leon (which I have) and the Tiffany knife edge, but I'd probably go with the BG version if I wanted one. But I am really uncertain what I'd choose if I had it to do over. In some ways, the proportion of the V. Caroline is better than my Leon. I think my stone is set slightly too low. I like the WF Legato sleekline, too.

If I had an AVC or AV round, I might go with one of the JBEG solitaires if I couldn't do a Van Craeynest.
 

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I love the Vatche Swan, especially for a larger stone. I also love JBEG's settings!
 

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In order of preference:

1. Sholdt semi-bezel (obviously, since I haz one :rodent: )

2. Mark Morell flame or torchiere (I like the surprise diamonds there)

3. Probably the Vache swan. VERY elegant.
 
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