Solitaire rings are the most popular choice for diamond engagement rings and for good reason. By putting a single diamond at the center of a ring, it will attract a lot of attention and the diamond might even look bigger than it would in other ring styles.
The most common setting for a solitaire ring is the Tiffany mount which is of course named after Tiffany & Co. This setting consists of a set of six prongs, also called claws, which hold the diamond firmly in place. By holding the diamond like this instead of setting it into the band it’s allowed more room, which means an increased brilliance.
This traditional Tiffany setting is of course not your only option for engagement rings; there are other possibilities for solitaire rings and even completely different ring designs as well such as a pavé setting for example.
Modern solitaire rings
The traditional solitaire ring looks amazing, but so do the modern versions that combine design and technique for bands and settings that were previously impossible. While for most solitaire rings you’ll opt for a round brilliant diamond, these modern alternatives allow for other diamond shapes to shine even more.
We can give an amazing example from our webshop. A 1 carat diamond engagement ring with a marquise cut diamond is set into a 18k yellow golden ring for a unique result that resembles Italian design at its finest.
Classic solitaire rings
Of course modern rings are not to everyone’s taste, we must admit for engagement rings we often prefer the classics as well. In the end no other ring can rival the traditional solitaire ring as a symbol for a man’s commitment to love and cherish a woman for the rest of his life.
You still have some options to consider though. For starters you can opt for a large diamond that stands out or choose a more delicate ring that will shine in a classy, understated manner.
Another decision is the metal you use. White gold is considered traditional, but depending on your skin tone and hair color you might find yellow gold more flattering.
Do you want some help finding the perfect solitaire ring? Don’t hesitate to contact us or visit us in Antwerp!