How to Choose a Solitaire Engagement Ring

● Round solitaire ring – A round solitaire ring, as the name implies, is a diamond cut into a circle, which is the most popular solitaire ring, with 57 facets to present the diamond’s captivating brilliance and vitality. Round solitaire engagement rings are a timeless choice that can be worn with any outfit without looking out of place.

● Princess cut solitaire ring – The princess cut solitaire ring is the second most popular diamond solitaire engagement ring due to its delicate cut consisting of 57 or 76 facets.

● Cushion cut solitaire ring – Cushion cut solitaire rings are similar to princess cut solitaire rings, so there is often confusion between them. The main difference between DR eternity ring a cushion cut ring and a princess square cut ring is their cutting edges. The cutting edges of a cushion cut ring are rounded and smoother than that of a princess cut ring.

● Emerald cut solitaire ring – This kind of solitaire ring is in the shape of a rectangular with parallel facets creating a sparkling and elegant look. It is a more traditional choice for a solitaire ring.

● Oval solitaire ring – Oval solitaire rings are slimmer in shape than the round ones, but are not as popular as round solitaire rings. The shape of an oval cut solitaire ring is romantic and vintage that can make your finger appear slender.

● Marquise cut solitaire ring – this diamond solitaire ring has a boat shape with a pointed end. This is where slender diamonds have a unique appeal and endow the wearer with elegance and beauty.

● Heart cut solitaire ring – The heart cut solitaire ring as the name suggests the diamond is heart shaped. This is a diamond cut based on the universal symbol of love and is one of the most romantic solitaire ring.


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Setting Styles of Solitaire Rings

In addition to the different classifications of solitaire rings according to the diamond cut, you can also classify them according to the way the diamond is set. When you combine the diamond cut with the setting style, you can get a unique solitaire ring design that belongs to your love.

● Peg head setting – A peg head setting generally refers to a solitaire ring that has four or six prongs holding the diamond, also known as a 4-prong solitaire ring or a 6-prong solitaire ring. This setting style of diamond solitaire ring is the most stylish and glamorous, but also the most dangerous setting because it gives your diamond more exposed area, thus increasing the risk of damage.

● Basket setting – A basket setting is similar to a peg head setting and typically has 4 prongs holding the diamond. It differs from the peg head setting in that it has an additional metal band at the bottom of the diamond to withstand daily wear and tear. It is said that the solitaire engagement ring with a basket setting is the most traditional and common ring.

● Bezel setting – A bezel setting refers to a solitaire ring with a metal band set around the perimeter of the diamond. This style of setting will reduce the likelihood of damage to your diamond, but will lose the charm of the diamond.

Now that you know the meaning behind solitaire rings and their classification, you are ready to pick the unique solitaire engagement ring that belongs to your faithful love based on your individual needs. Before choosing, you still have several factors to consider for the best diamond solitaire engagement ring.

The most prominent feature of a solitaire ring is the main stone. When you show your friends and family your solitaire ring, the first thing they will notice is the only large, sparkling diamond set in the ring, so you should put more thought into understanding the value of the diamond. The factors that affect the value of a diamond are based on the 4C’s of the diamond, which are color, clarity, cut and carat weight. The combination of carat weight, color, clarity and cut gives a diamond its value. To learn how to choose the best solitaire engagement ring based on the 4C’s of the diamond, click through to our article on the introduction of the 4C’s of the diamond.

If you are having a hard time in deciding, you can refer to the rule of thumb for the purchase of solitaire engagement ring. Typically, round solitaire rings are the most popular diamond shape of all engagement rings, followed by the princess square cut solitaire ring. However, since everyone has a unique style and taste, different diamond cuts can be used to make it a truly individual piece.

As for the metal of the ring, the two most common metals are white gold and yellow gold. However, platinum is also a popular choice for solitaire engagement rings because of its durability and modern luster. In any case, the choice of a solitaire diamond ring depends on your personal style and budget.