When it comes to choosing or designing an engagement ring, you're faced with a plethora of design options, each boasting its unique charm. But amidst the myriad of styles out there, one particular ring setting has stood the test of time, and that's the solitaire ring. In this guide, we'll delve into the allure of solitaire ring settings and explore why they continue to captivate hearts generation after generation.
What is a Solitaire Ring Setting?
A solitaire ring is the epitome of simplicity and elegance. It features a single, magnificent diamond or gemstone as the focal point of the ring. This gem takes centre stage, set in such a way that it maximises its brilliance and sparkle. It is typically secured with prongs, allowing light to enter from all angles, creating an unparalleled display of scintillation. Male versions of solitaire rings, such as in groom’s wedding bands, may insert the diamond within the band, creating a more traditionally masculine silhouette without forgoing any sparkle.
What is the Meaning of a Solitaire Ring?
Beyond its striking aesthetics, a solitaire ring carries profound symbolism. The single stone represents the singular love and commitment shared between two people, making it a perfect ring for a proposal. The strength, clarity, and purity of the diamond can also serve as a testament to the strength of your relationship while retaining a simple silhouette and design. In other words, choosing a solitaire ring signifies a love that stands alone, unburdened by distractions – a love that shines as brilliantly as the solitary gem it holds.
Is it True that Solitaire Rings are More Costly?
If you’ve already been planning to propose for a while, you might have seen some sites claiming that solitaire rings will cost you more. But why are solitaire rings considered more expensive – and is this statement even true in the first place?
It’s actually a common misconception that a solitaire ring will be more expensive than other ring settings. While it's true that some solitaire rings feature stunning, sizable diamonds that can command a high price, other factors like diamond size and quality, diamond shape or cut, metal type, and carat weight all come into the picture as well. By carefully considering these factors, you can find a solitaire ring that beautifully represents your love story while remaining within your budget.
Why should I Choose a Solitaire Ring?
While some may see a beautiful symbol in the solitaire ring, others may find it a tired or old-fashioned option compared to more unorthodox settings. Yet the solitaire ring continues to be popular for engagement bands and wedding rings alike due to three simple reasons:
- Timeless elegance: No matter how you feel about solitaire settings, there’s no doubt that they are a timeless classic. Their simple yet sophisticated design ensures they never go out of style, making it ideal if you wish to pass your ring down as an heirloom.
- Unmatched versatility: Solitaire rings are incredibly versatile and can complement any style or preference. Whether you prefer a classic gold band, a modern platinum band, or even a mixed metal wedding band, a solitaire setting can seamlessly accommodate your choice. If you choose to upgrade your wedding or engagement ring down the line, you’ll also be able to match your solitaire easily to the new design.
- Breathtaking sparkle: The solitaire setting allows the diamond to shine without distraction. If you're looking for a ring that captures the essence of your love through its brilliance, a solitaire is the perfect choice.
How do I make my Solitaire Ring more Unique?
Pictured: LVC Say Love™ Classic Plain Diamond Ring
Though solitaire rings are known and valued for their simplicity, there are ways to add a unique twist to this timeless design. For example, include a pavé band or side diamonds for some extra sparkle, which can also help bring out the centre diamond’s brilliance even further.
Another way to do it is to go all in and pick a standout diamond to really anchor the solitaire setting. Here at Love & Co., our exceptional option for couples looking to elevate their engagement is the Say Love™ Diamond. This remarkable diamond boasts an iconic heart-shaped reflection nestled within a patented modified round brilliant cut, creating a ring that combines traditional symbolism with contemporary romance. The heart reflection adds a unique and sentimental touch, conveying an “I love you” without any words. Furthermore, the round cut of the diamond ensures a versatile silhouette, making it suitable for everyday wear.
When you choose a Say Love™ Diamond, you're not just selecting a piece of jewellery; you're choosing to immortalise your love story in a way that's both classic and exceptional.
In conclusion, the solitaire ring setting has, and will always remain, a symbol of enduring love and unabiding elegance. Whether you choose to embrace its timeless simplicity or give it a modern twist, Love & Co. is here to help you express your love in a way that's uniquely yours. Make an appointment with us today to explore our engagement rings, wedding bands, and everyday jewellery collections further.