Engagement ring shopping can be quite tiresome if you don’t know what to look for. Here are some ideas.
What is a Solitaire Engagement Ring?
The solitaire setting is the most classic and traditional route you can take when setting a diamond. A solitaire basically means just one stone, and that’s where you want the emphasis to be on – whether it’s a coloured gemstone or a diamond.
Bezel Setting Solitaire Ring
The bezel is one of the oldest types of ring settings wherein a piece of metal or bezel acts as a protective cover for the gemstone. With this setting, a solitaire gemstone appears bigger. This style can also hide a defect, chip, or inclusion without affecting the ring’s simplistic beauty.
Cathedral Setting Solitaire Ring
This style, true to its name, has a band design similar to that of that of an ancient cathedral. It has slopes on both sides, very much alike to the vaulted ceilings and arches of these churches, created to cushion the centre stone. The cathedral setting allows the gemstone to exude a solid and structured aura and a more imposing atmosphere.
Tension Setting Solitaire Ring
“Floating diamonds” or “suspended stones” are other names for the tension setting. Living up to its name, this style makes the single diamond appear floating and suspended wondrously in the air.
With its two-point compression method, it tightly secures the stone, perfect for ladies with an active lifestyle. Unlike traditional settings, this style allows the diamond to receive more light resulting to an increased brilliance.
Prong Setting Solitaire Ring
One of the most traditional settings ideal for a solitaire engagement ring is the prong, also known as “claw setting”. This type normally features four or six prongs often rounded but can also be shaped into ovals and points. The four-prong allows more of the gemstone to be seen while the six-prong provides more security.
With the claw setting, the band does not take up a lot of space allowing the jewel to be visible. It also raises up the gemstone making it appear more distinguished. Like the tension setting, the open style allows light to pass through the diamond, intensifying the stone’s sparkle.
This setting look simple at first, but the style draws all the attention to the stone making it the star of the show.
Modern Setting Solitaire Ring
If you prefer something unconventional, there are modern designs that can be found in different jewellery stores. This type of setting features unique contemporary designs that feature clean lines, sweeping curves, and style that breaks free from the ordinary.
The style enhances and boosts the stones beauty and charm with its intricate and sometimes delicate form. Modern solitaire rings are usually customised to fully reflect the personality of the woman who will wear it.
Not sure what solitaire to choose?
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