Solitaire Diamond Engagement Rings

When you close your eyes and try to imagine an Engagement Ring, it is probably a solitaire that comes to mind. Solitaire Engagement rings are the most classic of all engagement ring styles. The single classic stone set in the center of a wedding band is a gorgeous yet timeless look. 

Engagement rings are one of the most searched for and beloved pieces of jewelry across the net and there is no question why. Engagement rings culturally signify the beginning of a lifelong commitment so you want to ensure that it is of the highest quality.

Solitaire, coming from the latin “solus,” which means “sole, or alone” features a single stone positioned in the center of a wedding band.  If you opted for a band, the solitaire holds a prominent stone that is significantly bigger than the rest of the stones on the ring.

IMPORTANT DECISIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A SOLITAIRE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING:

SETTING STYLE

Prongs: A Prong Setting features the single center stone held in place by metal prongs, or claws. This allows the light to hit the stone from more angles creating more fire and brilliance. 

Bezel:  A Bezel Setting holds the stone in place using a raised surrounding for the stone with a lip encircling and overlapping the edges of the stone. It is particularly complimentary in contrasting colors, such as warmer colors set into yellow gold, or a bright white diamond in rose gold. 

Tension: A Tension Setting holds the stone in by the pressure of the setting’s metal against the stone. This creates a unique and modern look that is more secure than it looks. There are typically tiny grooves that the stone’s edges sit in that aid in securing the safety of the stone.

Illusion:  An Illusion Setting features several small diamonds set together to create the look of a single larger diamond. This system creates more cuts and thus more angles for the light to hit. It is also often less costly than a larger stone.

THE STONE

Familiarising yourself with the Four Main Characteristics of a Diamond (known as the 4 C’s) will assist you with shopping for the most ideal stone at a price you can afford. The Four Main Characteristics of a Diamond include: 

Carat Weight is the simplest and only truly objective factor of the 4 C’s. Diamond carat weight is also the biggest influence on price.

Cut refers to the proportions and relative angles of a faceted diamond. The Cut is a quality factor that determines value along with the other 4 C’s. There are many styles of diamond cut, choice of cut reflects a personal style. 

Clarity refers to the existence of internal and external imperfections that characterize an individual diamond.

Color refers to how little color is present within a white loose diamond. Color is easier to detect in larger diamonds. We recommend G-H in diamonds over 1 carat, and  I-J for those under 1 carat.

Diamonds also range in a variety of fancy colored diamonds that are available in an assortment of hues!

SOLITAIRE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS- SHOP THE LOOK

2.28ct Ideal Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring 

Posted by PS Member KtIceRN

Six Prong Round Diamond Solitaire Ring In Platinum

Whiteflash

 

2.18ct OMC Solitaire Engagement Ring

Posted by PS Member SusiMoo

 Cushion Cut Petite French Pave Crown Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum

Blue Nile

 

      1.85ct VS1 Bezel Set Engagement Ring     

                   Posted by PS Member Cotimundi_org

Bezel Set Solitaire Engagement Ring Setting 

Adiamor

1.7ct Emerald Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring

 

Posted by PS Member Dani

Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold

Ritani


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