Why Buy a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

Why Buy a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

Choosing the perfect engagement ring takes time. From deciding on the budget to choosing the diamond shape and picking a style of engagement ring, it can often feel like a really overwhelming process. Does your partner want something romantic such as a three stone engagement ring? Or would they prefer something a little bolder, such as a halo diamond engagement ring? When it comes to making that all important decision, you should choose a style that echoes your partner’s personality. If you’re looking for an elegant and timeless engagement ring, then consider a solitaire engagement ring that’s sure to withstand the test of time.

What is a solitaire engagement ring? 

solitaire engagement ring is a ring that contains one diamond or gemstone. You can get many different types of diamond jewellery, such as solitaire pendants and solitaire diamond studs for both men and women. What makes a solitaire engagement ring so spectacular is its simplistic, less is more design. The brilliant cut diamond sits in a shining, polished precious metal and looks truly mesmerising. Available in a range of settings, it’s up to you how you’d like your diamond or gemstone to sit on the band of the ring.

Why Choose a solitaire engagement ring? 

A solitaire engagement ring is an exceptional choice as it won’t ever go out of style. This flawless diamond ring will withstand the test of time, and will suit a range of tastes and styles. If your partner likes something a little different, then a marquise cut diamond on a rose gold band is a great option. If they’re after something a little more refined, then a round-cut diamond on a white gold band is sure to impress.

Alongside this, a solitaire engagement ring is an excellent way to enhance a brilliant diamond’s cut, colour and clarity; after all, the gem is the focal point of the ring!

Solitaire Engagement Ring Settings

Prong Setting

A diamond set in a prong setting is secured by a mount that uses metal tines (called prongs) to secure the stone in place. Rings can range from three, four to six prongs. The number of prongs will dictate how the light hits the gemstone, increasing the brilliance of the diamonds.

Cathedral Setting

If you’re looking for a more theatrical way to display diamonds in your solitaire engagement ring, then opt for a cathedral setting. Mimicking the arches in a cathedral, the sweeping, thin prongs flawlessly melt into the shoulders of the ring, enabling the diamond to be as visible as possible. With slopes on either side of the diamond, it ensures the gemstone is protected.

Bezel Setting

If your beau has a more active lifestyle, then opt for a Bezel setting. With precious metal wrapped around the rim of the diamond, it means that the stone is much more secure than it would be in a prong or cathedral setting.

Tension Setting

A Tension setting gives the illusion that the gemstone is suspended in mid air – it looks like there’s nothing holding the diamond in place. This is done via pressure. Loaded with springs, it puts pressure on the stone, and there are tiny etchings in the metal that acts as a shelf and supports the edge of the jewel.

If you are looking to purchase diamond jewellery today for yourself or a loved one, view our stunning selection at Shining Diamonds today. Whether you are searching for a diamond engagement ring, a pair of earrings, a bracelet or a pendant, our shop in Hatton Garden has it all. For more information, please contact us today. We can offer our expert advice to help you choose the perfect diamond.