Solitaire rings are any rings that use a single stone in its setting–think the classic engagement ring setting with a single large diamond taking pride of place.
There are many reasons that discerning buyers choose solitaire rings over other more lavish or embellished settings.
The stone comes first
The major benefit of a solitaire setting is that it showcases the stone in all its glory. While more elaborate settings rely on intricate combinations of stones; the solitaire uses its design to focus on the stone itself – allowing the depth and colour to be shown.
The cut shines through
Diamantaires are artists that spend many hours designing and cutting stones to allow their natural brilliance to show. The solitaire setting allows for the artistry of the cut to be fully displayed.
Round brilliant cut is one of the most popular cuts of diamond in the classic solitaire ring, but there are also cushion cuts, radiant cuts and princess cuts to consider when choosing.
Ready, setting, go
Although the solitaire is all about the stone—there are still important considerations when choosing a setting. Cathedral, prong, bezel and tension settings are all used for solitaire rings and have different aesthetic virtues.
One of the most popular settings is a prong setting; an elegant and stylish setting that is the quintessential engagement ring setting and has come to define the popular image of an engagement ring.
A cathedral setting is also a popular choice—with sweeping columns on either side of the stone that are reminiscent of old cathedral architecture.
Bezel settings are more modern and trendy – metal extends from the band to surround the stone, while a tension setting holds the stone in place, allowing there to be no metal beneath the stone.
We would love to know!
So tell us, are you more inclined towards the classic solitaire ring or do you have other designs in mind, such as the halo?