What is a Diamond Solitaire?
The term "diamond solitaire" is most commonly associated with the solitaire setting, which is a type of ring with a single diamond or gemstone. Diamond solitaires can be earrings, necklaces, or any other piece of jewellery with only one diamond.
When it comes to rings, a "solitaire ring" is one with a single diamond in the centre. There are no pavé diamonds, side diamonds, or gemstones. Instead, the ring features a clean, simple design that focuses on the centre stone.
The solitaire is a stunning, timeless engagement ring that has been popular for decades. Solitaire rings are sometimes given to commemorate other special occasions, such as a major anniversary, a milestone birthday, or a personal accomplishment, in addition to engagements.
The centre stone in a solitaire ring is typically supported by prongs (i.e. a prong setting), as in a four or six prong ring. Each tiny metal claw grasps the diamond and grips it tightly. Pointed, rounded, flat, or V-shaped prongs are all possible (the latter being the most common for Princess Cut diamonds).
Why Choose a Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring?
A solitaire setting is a lovely option for those who prefer a simple and elegant look. The simple design and uncomplicated beauty complement any outfit and occasion. Everyone can pick their favourite design, ranging from very thin to thicker bands.
Diamonds stand out in a solitaire setting because there are no other stones or ornate elements to distract from the centre stone. There is less metal in a prong solitaire setting, which means more diamond to see and more light to pass through, increasing the diamond's brilliance.
Pros and Cons of a Solitaire Setting
In addition to selecting a setting that matches your significant other's style, you should make sure it fits their lifestyle and is relatively easy to maintain. Before making your final decision, consider the following pros and cons of a solitaire setting.
- Elevates the diamond, making it more visible and prominent.
- Allows significant light to pass through the diamond, increasing its brilliance and fire.
- Suitable for a wide range of diamond shapes and sizes.
- Simple to maintain and clean
- It has a classic, timeless appearance.
- Can catch on furniture, clothing, and other materials, particularly if the diamond is set high (a lower-set prong may be best - for wearers with an active lifestyle)
- Prongs may become looser with use. To ensure the diamond's security, we recommend having the prongs inspected at least every two years.