All About Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings
Why are diamond solitaire engagement rings still so popular?
Well, this question has a very simple answer - The ability of the ring to enhance the beauty of the diamond. The simple, classical yet
elegant style that represents the ultimate symbol of love and showcases the diamond's beauty in all its splendour.
What is a Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring?
Solitaire means one. Diamond solitaire rings mean one diamond on a simple yet
elegant gold , silver
or platinum band.
Which Setting to Choose?
Choosing the setting of the stone is as important as choosing the shape and size of the stone that goes with it. The perfect setting will enhance
the beauty of the stone and can even make it look 10 - 20% bigger than it actually is.
Can't go wrong with the most classical, tried and tested formula. With 58 facets, it is considered to be of ideal
proportions to maximise brilliance and fire.
Gorgeous when used as a solitaire, marquise shape is long and narrow. Because of its shape it creates the illusion
of a greater size.
Princess : Ideal for long fingers and a very popular choice for diamond solitaire engagement rings.
Square or rectangular cut with sharp corners
and many sparkling facets.
- Emerald Not very popular nowadays , this is a rectangular shape with cut corners. Its highly recommended to go for superior clarity
and color when going for this shape as inclusions and inferior color is more pronounced in this shape.
- Asscher Very similiar to the emerald cut, an asscher stone is cut with a series of many parallel steps, creating a hall-of-mirrors
effect when looking deeply into the stone. These steps create more internal refraction and diamond fire than typical step cut stones,
such as the emerald cut or the radiant, which has only slightly trimmed corners.
- Radiantt Beautiful square or rectangular cut, that combines the elegance of the emerald shape diamond with the brilliance
of the round. Very good at hiding inclusions, its 70 facets maximize the effect of the color refraction.
- Heart Unique alternative and a romantic choice. It bears some similarity to the pear shape, except that there is a cleft at the top.
Not very popular.
- Pear Also called a teardrop, complements a hand with small fingers. It has a unique shape with a single point and a rounded
- Oval Its one of the least popular choices for diamond solitaire engagement rings. This type of diamond shape optimizes carat weight and
gives a flattering illusion of length to the finger.
- Trillion Though most often used for a side or accent stone, with its stunning brilliance and fire, this triangular cut
could make for a bold and dramatic solitaire, and has been increasingly appreciated for its impressive effect as a center stone.
Which Metal to Choose?
Rose gold would be naturally distinctive and a unique choice. The standard trend is to go for either white or yellow gold , which can be
either 14 karat or 18 karat.
Platinum, a symbol of ever-lasting love and endurance, is the perfect material for making diamond solitaire engagement rings. The downside being that it is
much more expensive than gold.
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