Solitaire, Not Solitary: Accessorizing a Solitaire Diamond Ring
By Devorah Isenberg
, Wednesday, November 17, 2010
By Devorah Isenberg
, November 17, 2010
Solitaire diamond rings are the most popular diamond setting for engagement rings, beloved by brides of all ages and tastes for generations. The simple design aesthetic of the solitaire diamond ring—the single stone highlighting a simple band—has influenced many other areas of jewelry design, from earrings to bracelets. Whether you are planning to buy a gift to accompany your proposal, or you are looking for an addition to your own jewelry collection, check out these solitaire-diamond inspired jewelry pieces. Like the solitaire diamond ring, these pieces can be worn every day, while still adding something special to a special-occasion ensemble.
Because of their resemblance to the classic solitaire diamond ring, all of these pieces make beautiful and symbolic anniversary presents. What better way is there to commemorate the beginning of your marriage than with a beautiful necklace that plays on the ring that started it all?
These four-prong diamond studs are a close relative of the classic solitaire diamond ring, especially the Tiffany-style setting. Diamond studs can come in many settings, with features like pearl accents or diamond jackets, but these four-prong simple studs are a true classic. Diamond studs can be worn with any outfit, and are comfortable and easy to wear.
There are almost as many kinds of diamond stud setting as there are solitaire diamond ring settings. You can opt for a traditional prong setting, or an unusual three or even eight prong setting style. Bezel settings are also popular for diamond studs. You can buy a pair of diamond studs ready to go, or choose your setting and stones separately.
There are many kinds of beautiful diamond necklaces, but the simple solitaire pendant, like the solitaire diamond ring, is a timeless addition to any wardrobe. A pendant can be a great way to re-set a solitaire diamond if you cannot wear a ring for some reason. The three-prong martini setting is a fun twist on the classic solitaire diamond ring setting, which more commonly has four or even six prongs.
Most diamond pendants come on simple gold chains, but there are many varieties available that can add a personal touch to your necklace. You can even opt for a Diamonds By The Yard chain, which includes small evenly-spaced stones along the length of the chain.
Diamond Solitaire bangle
The diamond solitaire bangle is a visually stunning adaptation of the popular setting. Consisting of one show-stopping diamond set in a smooth white gold bangle, this bracelet would look fabulous paired with a more traditional solitaire diamond ring. The center stone, an Expert Selection diamond of approximately .5 carat weight, will coordinate with the center stone of any diamond solitaire ring. This bracelet can even be worn with other bangles, like the eternity style or a pavé set style.
Unlike the more common tennis bracelet, the solitaire diamond bangle is made of a single hinged unit of metal, not links. That means it is important that it fit properly. If you are buying a solitaire diamond bangle as a gift, make sure to measure one of the wearer’s own bracelets to ensure that it will fit her wrist.