Planning to pop the question soon? You can’t go wrong with a solitaire diamond ring.
What is a solitaire?
A solitaire diamond ring is a classic symbol of lasting love and fidelity. It marks one of the most notable occasions in a person’s life – an engagement proposal.
With a captivating design that puts the focus on the diamond, the solitaire design has symbolized engagement for many years, and the style has managed to keep its place despite the trends in fashion.
Because of its classic elegance and its ability to showcase the beauty of the diamond in full display, many people still prefer a solitaire setting. In fact, TheKnot found that 25% of the respondents in a recent survey that was participated by 7,000 engaged women received solitaires.
The shape of the stone is one of the primary considerations when buying a solitaire. For most people, round brilliant is the first choice. The round shape is creative, multifaceted, and it’s big on the sparkle. This is arguably the most brilliant of all diamond cuts because it produces the maximum amount of light return.
However, for people who prefer something more unique, you can choose from other popular setting for solitaire diamond ring design such as the cushion, princess, radiant, and pear.
Although the design of a solitaire is quite straightforward, the solitaire category offers you many settings to consider.
Solitaire Diamond Ring Settings
After you’ve selected the shape of the diamond, choosing the setting is the next step. The Tiffany 6-prong setting is the iconic and most recognized setting.
The Tiffany style was popularized over 125 years ago and it remains popular up to this day. This prong setting is minimalist in nature, securing the stone from beneath with claw-like metal wires. It suspends the stone high enough to maximize its brilliance.
Other popular solitaire setting styles include the cathedral setting, bezel setting, and tension setting. Each has their own unique vibe and character.
- Cathedral setting – This setting allows the diamond to be visible while securing it with slopes from both sides of the band. Aptly named, the design is reminiscent of the aesthetics of that of an old cathedral featuring vaulted ceilings and beautiful arches.
- Bezel setting – Sleek and modern, the metal of the band hugs the diamond following its shape. This is a very secure setting perfect for people who live an active lifestyle.
- Tension setting – Unique, modern, and edgy. The tension makes it look like as if the diamond is floating. There is no metal underneath the diamond and the band is split to hold the diamond in the middle.
Read more: Men’s Guide to Custom Made Engagement Rings
Solitaire Diamond Ring Design Ideas
At Monty Adams, we love a classic solitaire! So, we curated some of our best Instagram posts that features beautiful solitaires in different metal colours, diamond shapes, and sizes.
Timeless 4-prong solitaire diamond
Custom-made princess cut ring
Oval shape diamond with a halo accent
A huge bauble on white gold
Stunning champagne diamond on a cathedral setting
A classic Tiffany style solitaire diamond ring design
Something unique, something twisted
Mesmerizing round brilliant with a halo and a pave band
Need more ideas? Read: Instagram-Worthy Engagement Ring Inspirations
Looking for the perfect solitaire diamond ring?
Monty Adams Jewellery Concierge features a wide array of solitaire engagement rings. Pick from our excellent curated collection or have something made from scratch. We can help you choose your diamond, metal, setting, and finish. Book an appointment today to see your options.