Solitaire Engagement Rings – A Diamond Ring She’ll Want to Wear Forever
By Tiffany Moore , Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Ask anyone to draw an engagement ring from memory, and they’re likely to present you with a sketch of the classic solitaire engagement ring, such is its position today as the archetypal engagement ring. Because of this, it’s often chosen if the engagement ring is to be a surprise, since it is so universally recognized and appreciated. With a single diamond raised from the band to draw the eye, its simplicity enhances the beauty of the feature stone.
It was indeed Audrey Hepburn’s favorite jewelry store, Tiffany’s, that popularised the classic six prong solitaire ring – a style that is often known as the Tiffany setting today. But while there’s one particular feature of a solitaire ring (the single raised stone), there are a myriad of different designs you can choose from. Here we have collected some of the most beautiful solitaire engagement rings that have recently caught our eye.
Look closely at this ring and what might at first look like a single raised diamond actually has a surprise hidden within the band – you’ll see hand engraved diamond details, glimpsed from certain angles when viewing the ring.
This ring boasts the classic six prong ‘Tiffany’ setting for the central diamond, which is the focus of the ring when viewed from above. When you see the profile of this gorgeous ring however, you’ll immediately see the four smaller diamonds nestled underneath. The result is extra sparkle and extra wow-factor!
This ring is simplicity itself, and is perfect for anyone who has dreamed of the classic engagement ring since she was just a child. It’s also ideal for anyone who wants to wear their ring every day without worry, since the diamond is held by eight prongs, making it extra secure.
This is a very special ring with a hidden message – viewed in profile, you’ll see an ‘x’ crafted into the diamond setting, to symbolize a couple’s first kiss. Together with the ‘o’ of the band itself, your first xo embrace will be honored in this ring forever.
This ornate ring offers something entirely different from your classic unadorned solitaire engagement ring. In addition to a striking center diamond, there’s intricate beading detail around the band and even a diamond nestled underneath the main stone’s setting. From Verragio’s Parisian collection, it conjures up images of ‘popping the question’ at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
This is such an unusual take on the solitaire style, we knew we needed to include it the minute we saw it! The three diamonds asymmetrically positioned to one side of the main stone give a contemporary feel to the classic solitaire ring design.
This ring is a fantastic example of a modern classic - the traditional solitaire meets the tapering shoulders, to create a stunning overall design. The solitaire diamond, which can be either princess or round cut, is held in a four prong setting, which means the maximum amount of the diamond can be seen and admired.
While these seven rings offer a glimpse of the many choices available when picking a solitaire ring, there are so many more to choose from, each offering something different and special. Have a look at our selections here, and see which one catches both your eye and your heart.
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