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Shopping for an engagement ring is an exciting experience, but if you’re overwhelmed by all the options, trust that you’re not alone. There are so many types of rings, and you may wish to explore them all. But if you want a tried-and-true option, a solitaire engagement ring is a classic. It’s the most popular type of engagement ring for a reason, so you can save yourself time and stress and select a perfect solitaire diamond ring as your engagement ring.
This ring style has so many benefits, and its timeless beauty makes it desirable to countless women. Before learning about the specific benefits, you may first want to know, “What is a solitaire ring?”
1.72 Carat Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Although many people envision the solitaire as a specific setting, it’s actually more about the overall style and look of the ring than the physical design and setting. Generally speaking, a solitaire engagement ring is a ring with one singular stone. This stone may be a colored gemstone or a natural diamond, but it is most commonly prong-set on a plain metal band.
GIA Certified 3.06 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
There are, however, alternative design styles that still fall into the category of solitaire ring settings. The most classic option is a round-cut engagement ring with a solitaire knife-edge setting. The beauty of this style is the simplicity and timelessness. It has been a popular choice for generations. Oval solitaire engagement rings and princess-cut solitaire engagement rings are hugely popular and highly sought after nowadays. Sometimes, individuals may desire a solitaire engagement ring with a diamond band. This is more commonly called a side stone engagement ring, but it can also be considered a solitaire diamond engagement ring.
1.55 Carat Round Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
White gold solitaire engagement rings are the most common, but more unique solitaire engagement rings may use yellow gold or rose gold instead. Other alternative solitaire diamond ring settings may have the center stone set differently than the standard prongs or even include a gemstone center stone rather than the typical diamond.
Whether you are searching for a modern or vintage solitaire engagement ring or want another unique take on this classic ring style, Roman Malakov has a wide selection of stunning solitaire rings for you to explore and admire.
Solitaire diamond engagement rings are gorgeous, no matter what design choices or details comprise the overall look. But in addition to being beautiful, solitaire engagement rings also have several other benefits that will make it even easier to select one for your upcoming engagement.
GIA Certified 1.33 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
If you’ve decided that a solitaire ring setting is for you, you’ve taken a huge step toward selecting the perfect ring! The next part of the process involves deciding which features you’re drawn to and what you want the overall ring to look like. Here are a few things to consider as you explore solitaire rings.
The stone: Because of the simplicity of this setting, the center stone is the focal point. The stone should be absolutely stunning, with a nice balance of the 4Cs. You should look at different shapes and decide which one you like the most so it can sit perfectly atop your ring.
Settings and prongs: The way your diamond sits in the ring is called the setting. Solitaire rings are extremely versatile, so you could opt for any number of setting in yours, such as bezel or tension. But the most common setting for a solitaire is a prong setting. This can mean three prongs, four prongs, or six prongs, and they can be rounded, flat, pointed, and more.
Matching wedding bands: If the solitaire you’re purchasing is an engagement ring, think about choosing a coordinating wedding band for it. The options are endless since solitaires are so versatile, but you’ll want to think ahead and consider what wedding band you may like so that you can select a solitaire that works well with it.
0.80 Carat Round Diamond Bezel Set Solitaire Engagement Ring
Solitaires are by far one of the most popular ring options because of their stunning simplicity. Some women prefer not to have elaborate, ornate rings for everyday wear, and many with active lifestyles love the look and ease of having a solitaire ring. They are versatile and can be paired with other jewelry, as well as nearly any clothing style. Solitaires work well with both casual and formal attire, and they won’t overwhelm an outfit or look. They are timeless, classic, easy to keep clean, and super simple to customize. You can put any stone of any size or shape in a solitaire setting and automatically have a gorgeous ring.
A solitaire engagement ring simply means a single stone set in a ring used for a proposal or engagement. The significance behind the solitaire, like all engagement rings, is that they are meant to display a couple’s love for one another and their intent to get married. The gift of a wedding ring is a long-standing tradition that dates back to the 2nd century BC, but it wasn’t until the 1400s that men began presenting their soon-to-be wives with diamonds as an investment into their relationship and future. Just as “diamonds are forever” (as the saying goes), so, too, is marriage; therefore, that sense of commitment is represented by a strong and enduring stone like a diamond.
A solitaire ring refers to the setting—it’s one stone only, set in a basic style of ring. A diamond ring is not a setting and instead references the stone that’s in the ring. You can have a solitaire ring that isn’t a diamond ring, a diamond ring that isn’t a solitaire, or a ring that is both a solitaire and a diamond ring. A solitaire ring can have any variety of gemstones as the center stone, but what makes it a solitaire is that the stone will stand alone with no other accents or stones surrounding it. Traditionally, most solitaire rings are diamond rings, which are also engagement rings.
Not all solitaire rings are engagement rings, and not all engagement rings are solitaires, but each category of rings can fall into the other. Some solitaire rings are given as birthday gifts, anniversary presents, or even Christmas gifts. Some might even be presented as a celebration of an important life event or personal milestone. Engagement rings are solely for the purpose of showing that you intend to marry, but engagement rings come in many styles and settings, including solitaire, halo, three-stone, and side-stone.
Roman Malakov is happy to customize your solitaire rings to your preferences. Perhaps you wish to switch out the metal and go with a rose gold solitaire engagement ring, or maybe you want to replace the center stone with a gemstone, such as a sapphire, emerald, ruby, or other beautifully colored stone. These customizable changes ensure you have the perfect ring to present to your soon-to-be spouse.
Although men traditionally select the ring on their own, times are changing. Nowadays, around half of all couples pick out the engagement ring together, ensuring that the recipient loves the ring.
If you still aren’t certain where to begin or really want to surprise your soon-to-be fiancée, the professionals at Roman Malakov would love to help you explore your options. Feel free to book an appointmentfor a virtual or in-store consultation at our Diamond District location, or shop online at any time.