Solitaire Diamond Ring Guide (With 27 Shopping Ideas)
What is a Solitaire Diamond Ring?
A Solitaire Diamond Ring is a single diamond ring or a solitary gemstone that takes center stage while exuding elegance and extraordinary appeal — It is the perfect definition of lonesome elegance. A ring is said to be a solitaire when it is set with a single diamond stone without any accompanying stones. It stands out gorgeously and beautifully on its own without the distracting charm of other gemstones. It is independently alluring, charming, and fashionably powerful.
The Solitaire Diamond Ring as Engagement Ring Favourite
When the word engagement is mentioned, our minds automatically picture rings. And as far as engagement rings go, diamond rings with the classic solitaire setting are an all-time favorite. Of course, there is a truckload of engagement rings sparkling across stores in the world in different styles and settings, such as; silver diamond ring, yellow gold, channel, bar channel, pave, antique, cathedral rings, and a host of others. But the solitaire diamond ring remains the top choice for engagement.
Since the launch of the Tiffany diamond solitaire ring in the year 1886, diamond engagement rings have risen and fallen with the trends, but the solitaire diamond ring has maintained a strong and evergreen fashionable presence ─Neither going out of style nor depreciating in value. And the good news is, the simulated solitaire diamond ring is just as good as any.
How love affairs lead to the Solitaire Diamond Ring
According to history records published by the NY Times, the solitaire diamond ring rose to popularity after Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to his love, Mary of Burgundy, with a stunning diamond ring. The said diamond ring was set with diamond chips in the shape of an M.
According to another school of thought, the engagement ring tradition can be traced back to eons ago, when cavemen wove rings out of grass to lay claims to their mates and ─ to the Egyptian tradition when Egyptians were buried with rings made of silver and gold wire, wrapped around the third finger on the left hand which has a vein (Vena amoris; the love vein) that connects to the heart.
However, the advent of the Tiffany diamond solitaire ring in 1886 gave diamond engagement rings a new meaning and identity. The premier diamond solitaire ring broke free from the past designs by setting a stunning lone diamond atop a delicate metal band. This configuration centered the gemstone as the dazzling focal point. Before this brilliant invention, rings hitherto featured combined gemstone settings, so the emergence of the solitaire diamond ring is unprecedented.
The Different Solitaire Settings and Styles
Variety is the spice of life, and the diamond solitaire ring is all shades of “variety.” While the Tiffany-style setting; a stunning single diamond attached to a metal band and held together by four or six prongs ─ remains a crowd-pleaser, there are other solitaire settings too that are unique and gorgeous in their own way. Here are some astounding solitaire settings that are sure to make your fingers sparkle like the stars.
The classic setting still points to the tiffany style, because yes, it is a classic. A classic solitaire diamond setting features a dazzling single diamond with a fabulous round or princess cut set on a precious metal band and attached to prongs or claws.
Classic with a twist
For some ladies, a simple classic setting may not meet their “glam” mark. However, you can put a spin on the classic solitaire setting to enhance its brilliance and splendor. You can achieve this by opting for a different diamond shape for the focal gem. You can consider a heart-shaped diamond, an emerald, or a pear-cut diamond.
The halo solitaire diamond ring features a unique arrangement of diamonds in a concentric manner around the center gemstone with a circle or square as the base. The halo setting amplifies the center stone, making it appear larger and increasing the overall appeal of the ring. It is the best setting for small diamonds.
A solitaire diamond ring can stand out from the crowd without losing its solitary appeal. This stunning simulated arts diamond ring set on a royal crown with 18 small simulated diamond is a perfect example. An exceptional ring like this will not only make you feel special, but it will steal the spotlight as well.
Three Stone Setting
The three stone setting isn't a true solitaire setting since it combines three delicate diamond gemstones cut out in any shape or design. See for example this stunning trio princess cut simulated diamond ring. The stones are closely placed together, and it is reported to represent the couple’s past, present and future. The stones can either be the same size, but in most settings, the center stone is often larger than the side stones. Round and princess cuts are the most used shapes for this setting.
Simulated Diamond Eternity Rings are not settings in and of itself; rather they are a style of simulated diamond rings that is worn as a band for weddings and other special events like anniversaries, valentine's day, and birthdays. The name is coined from the "eternal" presence of diamonds that circles the band of the ring. Solitaire diamond rings pair beautifully with diamond eternal bands. You can wear it as a stack or separately. Either ways, the glitter, and charm will outshine the resplendence of the moon and the brightness of the sun.
The Simulated Solitaire Diamond Ring
Of course, diamond rings are forever, and they cost quite a fortune. But while it is almost impossible for diamonds and affordable to co-exist in the same sentence, you can get all that sparkle and bling without sacrificing your “arm’ and your “leg.” That being said, welcome to the glamorous, altruistic, and penny-saving world of affordable solitaire diamond rings. But first, an introduction is in order.
A simulated solitaire diamond ring is a solitaire diamond ring with a simulated diamond instead of a natural diamond. Although physically not identical to authentic diamonds, they come close in terms of hardness (8.3 on the scale of Mohs compared to 10 on the scale of Mohs) and in terms of quality. Both look the same to the natural eye, and you need specialised equipment to be able to tell the difference. The main difference is the origin of the gemstone and the price, since natural diamonds cost up to 100 times more than simulated diamonds of the same top quality.
Simulated Diamonds are manufactured in a laboratory using different natural materials and are curated to replicate the appearance without imitating the properties and characteristics of naturally occurring gemstones. Synthetic and simulated diamonds are often thought to be two peas in a pod, but they are actually different. While they are both created in the lab, their chemical and physical properties are poles apart. Synthetic diamonds encapsulate all the properties of an authentic diamond, but the simulated versions do not. But this does not make simulated diamonds any less visually appealing. And you can barely tell them apart from an observatory point of view.
Reasons to Choose a Simulated Solitaire Diamond Ring
Aside from the obvious difference in price points, and the fact that they are 100% conflict-free, sustainable and free of forced labor, there are lesser-known but prime reasons why a solitaire diamond ring simulant can give you more bang for your buck than an over the top pricey natural diamond. But we still have to acknowledge the affordability. You don’t always have to break the bank for a gem because you can get an equally outstanding piece on a budget. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Ever heard of the sacred 4 C's; that define the quality of diamonds? For diamond newbies, the 4 C's is the universally approved standard established by GIA for assessing the quality of any diamond. It stands for color, clarity, cut, and carat. And guess what? Simulated diamonds like the simulated diamonds by Pure Gems have proved to be miles ahead of natural diamonds in terms of the 4 C’s. Can you beat that! Let's take a look at how they stack up.
- Color: A diamond’s rating and price is dependent on the color composition. And the more colorless, the better. Unlike natural diamond rings that retain a minute amount of color due to natural flaws, simulated solitaire diamond ring are as colorless as they come.
- Clarity: When you wear a diamond ring, you naturally want it to catch the light with ultimate brilliance and sparkle. With simulated solitaire diamond rings, your wish is more than delivered. As opposed to natural diamonds that are slightly tainted by imperfections from the natural formulation process, simulated solitaite diamond rings are as clear as day.
- Cut: The cut makes the diamond, no doubt, and simulated solitaire diamond rings have the perfect finish and cut. Natural diamonds hardly give craftsmen the opportunity to exhibit their skills, because they have to make do with the original shape of the diamond. Solitaire diamond ring simulants, on the other hand, give more than enough room for innovation and design. And the craftsmanship like those exhibited by the Pure Gems simulated solitaire diamond rings is hard to deny. From oval to princess to heart to cushion to marquise to pear to round cuts, there is no shortage of exquisite cuts and design.
- Carat: It is no secret that carat plays a big role in the value of a diamond. A good 1.0 good carat sized natural diamond ring can cost about €5.000 to €10.000, while a quality worth-its-salt 2.0 carat sized natural diamond ring is valued at €10.000 to €20.000 on average. Now that’s some pretty penny. But here is the deal; you can buy a high-quality simulated solitaire diamond ring for a fraction of the cost. And the best part? No one will see the difference!
Where to find a Solitaire Diamond Ring
The perfect answer will be — from reputable jewelry stores. There are a bunch of genuine simulated solitaire diamond retailers you can buy from. All you need to do is find the right boutique that matches your budget, and voila — you have yourself a sparkling diamond ring.
A Simulated solitaire diamond ring is a true representation of class and beauty that never dies with the trends. Their value is eternal and their sparkle is unmatched. There are many options to choose from, in any style and with any budget. Bottom line? If your budget cannot accommodate the steep price of natural diamond rings, you now know where to look.
27 Solitaire Diamond Ring Shopping Ideas
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