Everything You Need to Know About the Solitaire Ring
So you’ve found the one and you’re ready to pop the question! First things first, it’s time to pick that perfect engagement ring, and you’ve been hearing a lot about ‘solitaire rings.’
Starting your search can understandably be a little overwhelming, there are so many new terms in the fine jewelry world. Solitaire engagement rings are a timeless classic that you’ll be seeing a lot of, so let’s break it down. We’ve got your definitive guide to the solitaire ring shopping to help you find your dazzling ring.
What is a Solitaire Ring?
A solitaire ring refers to a ring with a single stunning stone setting. Solitaire jewelry pieces traditionally mark a significant occasion, the most notable definitely being an engagement proposal. Many engagement ring buyers opt for a solitaire for its timeless look, and natural attention to the dazzling stone as the centerpiece of the setting.
To add, in a recent survey of over 7,000 engaged women by TheKnot, it was found that 25% had received solitaire engagement rings!
Picking Your Shape
Picking your stone shape is a great place to start. As the main focus, the diamond shape has pretty much everything to do with the overall style and look of the solitaire engagement ring. Each shape will sparkle in its own way!
The most popular shape is the round brilliant diamond cut. We think Brides.com said it best, “Round brilliant-cut diamonds are the quintessential sparklers due to their outstanding light performance and universal shape…”.
This cut earns its name as the most brilliant of all solitaire choices because it provides the maximum amount of light return through the top of the diamond. Brilliant cuts are truly hard to miss.
Other popular styles for solitaire diamond engagement rings are cushion, princess, radiant, and pear. Further, different engagement rings can flatter different finger types. Your unique finger shape and size, be it short, long, slender or wide, might be complimented best with a specific ring style.
Picking Your Setting
Within solitaire engagement rings, there are many settings to consider when selecting your perfect engagement ring. All solitaire engagement ring shapes will demand a proper setting to ensure your precious stone stays safely put. However, there are many aesthetic options to choose from – such as prong, cathedral, bezel and tension.
This 1 Carat Vintage Filigree Engraved Solitaire ring boasts a gorgeous 4-prong setting!
Explore the many setting styles for #TwoBirch solitaire engagement rings here.
Additional Choices: Picking a Precious Metal & the 4 C’s
Choosing a metal is an equally big decision that affects the cost and appearance of your diamond engagement ring. White gold or platinum? If gold, how many karats? Maybe rose gold? Things like lifestyle, style preference, plus your budget are the most important factors that affect your metal choice.
Additionally, a larger diamond ring does not necessarily mean it’s a better diamond ring. We recommend checking out our guide on the 4 C’s. Carat size isn’t the biggest factor – cut, color and clarity — speak volumes to the overall quality of the rock far more than the carat size does.
Finally, no matter which stone shape and setting you choose, your beautiful solitaire engagement ring will dazzle your bride-to-be for years to come. Made even more special that it was selected by you! Browse Two Birch’s wide selection of unique, handcrafted solitaire engagement rings here.
If you have any other questions about buying your beautiful engagement ring, get in touch with one of our experts today.
You’re ready to pop the question! First things first, it’s time to pick that perfect engagement ring, and you’ve been hearing a lot about ‘solitaire rings.’ Solitaire engagement rings are a timeless classic that will dazzle for many years to come, and the Two Birch experts can break down everything you need to know to make the perfect solitaire engagement ring selection.
A solitaire ring refers to a ring with a single stunning stone setting. The most popular shape is the round brilliant diamond cut, but there are many shapes and setting styles to choose from! This cut earns its name as the most brilliant of all solitaire choices because it provides the maximum amount of light return through the top of the diamond.
Other popular styles for solitaire diamond engagement rings are cushion, princess, radiant, and pear.
TwoBirch has a beautiful selection of handcrafted diamond and moissanite solitaire engagement rings waiting for you!