Diamond Solitaire Ring
A diamond solitaire ring is the epitome of a classic engagement ring. By definition, a diamond solitaire means that the ring only contains one diamond – the main center stone. However, with changing times, the term “diamond solitaire” has also come to encompass rings that have the center diamond as the “main stone”, even if there are smaller accent diamonds incorporated on the band.
Solitaire rings can make a statement in its simplicity, and a bold declaration of beauty. The best way to make your solitaire diamond ring stand apart from others is through attention to the details of the setting.
For example, diamond solitaire rings demand attention to be paid the band. Ask yourself: is a dainty band preferred so that the diamond solitaire stands out? Or is a broader band appealing so that there is more substance on the hand? Do you like the way engraving adds a vintage appeal to your diamond solitaire ring, or do you prefer the high-polished classicism of a contemporary band? Prongs are also especially important on diamond solitaire rings; the difference between 4 prongs, 6 prongs and 8 prongs is dramatic.
When it comes to the diamond itself, the shape is important to the overall feel of the diamond solitaire and the personality you wish to convey. A round diamond is a timeless shape, and the Princess cut is also brilliant, albeit more modern. Cushions and Asscher cuts are prized for their rarity and celebrity-appeal, and Pears and Marquis shapes are often “heirloom” cuts.
Regarding the size of the diamond in a typical diamond solitaire ring, there really is no minimum or maximum size for this classic style. Whether the diamond is half a carat or 3 carats, make sure that the cut and quality of the diamond are first class – because without other side stones or accent diamonds to draw the eye with additional sparkle, the center diamond truly must be the Hero of any diamond solitaire ring.
Because of the classic appeal of the diamond solitaire ring, this style lends itself naturally towards a matching diamond solitaire pendant. A diamond solitaire necklace is often a “wedding day gift” to accompany the diamond solitaire ring, and makes a graceful statement of style.