Are you looking for a simple yet stunning finger ring that could compliment your personality? Then undoubtedly settle for a solitaire ring!
What is a solitaire ring?
Introduced by Tiffany and Co. in 1886, an American based multinational luxury jewellery retailer, a solitaire ring is a single and prominent stone set in a simple yet stylish band made from a precious metal.
The word ‘solitaire’ literally means ‘one’. A solitaire is a single large precious stone mounted on a metal band without side stones to distract it. A solitaire is one of the most popular choices during engagements and weddings and ever since its introduction; they have been on the forefront of style!
Mostly, precious stones like diamond, sapphires, tanzanite, ruby etc. are set on precious metals like gold, white-gold, platinum etc. to make a perfect looking solitaire ring. This single stone is generally large and prominent to give the desired look to the ring.
The metal setting of the stone is as important as the stone itself! An ideal setting is one which enhances the stone contained within, improving its brilliance and sparkle!
Settings For Diamond Solitaire Rings
In a prong setting, the stone is held in place with thin metal claws that secures the stone to the metal.
Drawbacks of Prong Setting
Prongs tend to get worn out or become loose. It is always advisable to get the jewellery checked regularly to prevent accidental loss of the mounted gemstone.
In a bezel setting, which is also known as rub-over setting has the diamond completely protected and secured by the metal, surrounding it.
Advantages of the Bezel Setting
The metal surrounding the diamond is better protected from accidental rubbing or scratches.
How to buy solitaire rings?
Let us have a look at a few steps to keep in mind, while buying a solitaire ring.
1) Budget of the ring
Since most authentic solitaire rings are on a costlier side, it is best to first have clarity on how much you can spend to buy one!
2) Which finger do you prefer to wear the ring?
Psychologists believe that depending upon the finger on which you wear a ring, they can judge the personality of that individual.
- A ring on an index finger indicates that the wearer has a strong character, is proud and has the lust for power.
- A ring on the middle finger indicates that the wearer appreciates beauty. A ring on the middle finger says a lot about love for oneself.
- A ring on the third finger indicates the family status of the wearer. Egyptians believed that there is a ‘love artery’ in this finger.
- A ring on the little finger says that he/she is an actor, painter or an artist.
- A ring on the thumb means that the wearer expects exceptional attention.
3) The stone!
Since a stone is the most prominent part of any solitaire ring, you must have a fair idea of which stone you want. The most favourite ones are diamonds, blue sapphires and rubies…
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Lets look at a few beautiful solitaire rings available in the market today
Cartier’s Solitaire Rings 1895:-
This one is a classic since 1895! The setting is a prong style which is very refined and allows free flow of light through the stunning diamond.
Bulgari’s Corona Solitaire Rings:-
This is a round brilliant cut diamond on a beautiful platinum setting. The crown and the flower – symbols of glory and celebrations, inspire the design!
Van Cleef And Arpels’s Perlée Solitaire Rings:-
Since 1906gold setting with stunning diamonds, were inspired from the love story of Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef. This one claims to be the hot favourite among young lovers!
Let’s look at a few other Diamond Solitaire Rings
This is a rose gold Verragio 4 prong knife-edge solitaire engagement ring from the Verragio Insignia Collection. Best for engagements and weddings! Simple yet classy!
Simple and unassuming, subtly gorgeous Hazeline solitaire ring with a 6 prong setting.
This one is a classic angel 14k white gold Chrysoberyl Alexandrite Diamond Solitaire ring.
This is a Floral Botanical Solitaire—a vintage 14k diamond ring with a 4 prong gold setting.
This modern antique piece has a beautiful black diamond solitaire with a 6-prong white gold setting!
This is a princess-cut diamond solitaire ring with bezel setting in platinum.
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This unique and alluring ‘Lilly’ design has a diamond set in platinum that gives a special spin on classic solitaire designs.
Very simple ruby solitaire ring with a 6 prong silver setting.
A 4 prong emerald solitaire ring set in white gold. Perfect for a royal wedding!
A rectangular alexandrite solitaire 4-prong ring set in white gold.
This is an Anastasia topaz in a 4-prong solitaire oval gemstone. Topaz is a semi-precious stone that is a cheaper substitute for yellow sapphire. The shoulder design of the ring is extremely beautiful!
Almond shaped beautiful garnet solitaire ring set in rhodium plated brass setting.
Blue sapphire in a rhodium plated brass 4-prong setting makes a pretty solitaire ring a wedding and engagement ring.
This is a blue diamond solitaire with a 6-prong white gold setting. Works with weddings and engagements!
Solitaire rings are a perfect-partner that connects you with your life-partner.
Tips for those who love to wear rings
- Short women with small fingers should avoid wearing massive or big gemstone rings.
- Rings with oval or elongated gemstones make the fingers look longer than they really are.