Solitaire Engagement Rings
For over one hundred years, the solitaire engagement ring has been the standard of elegant simplicity for generations of couples. The traditional diamond solitaire is still the most popular choice for engagements, although newer more ornate styles are growing in demand with shoppers today. For the young man who is not sure of his intended’s preference and wants the proposal to be a surprise, the solitaire engagement ring is a very good choice.
There are many kinds of solitaire ring settings, all of them sleek and relatively uncomplicated. Each diamond solitaire setting, from the traditional tiffany-style to the modern bezel setting, has its own advantages and characteristics. What they share in common is the unobtrusive nature of the design which allows the center diamond to be the focal point of attention. Whether the band is thin and delicate as in the tiffany style or wider and bolder, the look is all about presenting the diamond.
In recent years, platinum has become the metal of choice for solitaire engagement rings. Treasured for its purity and durability, platinum has an eternal look and feel.
Of course, white gold and yellow gold remain popular for solitaire engagement ring settings as well, and a new trend toward rose gold is in full swing today as the vintage look is very hot.
While the concept of the solitaire engagement ring is for the attention to be focused primarily on the center diamond, there are literally hundreds of different styles available. So a solitaire does not have to be “plain”. While the simple and classic tiffany style is what most people think of, there are many variations that feature artistic design and create visually interesting and elegant options while keeping with the minimalistic nature of the solitaire.
Throughout all the collections of designer engagement rings
there are many solitaire options. Some feature unique treatments of the band itself, including design elements visible from profile view. Others feature unique design of the prongs holding the center diamond such as crossing trellis styles and half bezels.
Naturally, shoppers wanting to maintain focus on the center piece are looking for a diamond of exceptional beauty. And the most beautiful diamonds are those with the finest cut craftsmanship. It is the 4th C “Cut” that gives a diamond its brilliance, fire and sparkle. Certified Ideal cut diamonds are by far the best in this regard, and the A CUT ABOVE® super ideal is the “best of the best”. These exceptional diamonds not only feature a pedigree from the AGSL, the world’s authority on diamond light performance, but must also pass additional screening for cut quality including a rigorous hearts and arrows review. A CUT ABOVE® diamonds
are the most exhaustively analyzed diamonds in the world, assuring customers of uncompromising quality and exceptional beauty.
Solitaire engagement rings come in many lovely flavors, all somewhat understated and subtle, enabling the center diamond to be fully admired. With so many excellent choices available, you no longer have to sacrifice artistic design to go with this classic engagement style.