One center stone, a million emotions: all so endearing! Such is the craze of a Solitaire Engagement Ring for you. Being a timeless classic, this ring holds a special place in every woman’s heart. And deservingly so! After all, we’re talking of the ring that’d officially be binding you and the love of your life together forever. The ring she’d never want to take off, the ring that she’d never get bored gazing at.

Nearer the big day comes, the excitement grows a little extra, doesn’t it? But comes with it, a great deal of dilemma. What to and what not to look for in this solitaire ring? How to even decide from the incredibly huge pool of options? How to start the hunt for that perfect engagement ring? To end the dilemma once and for all, here we are with a whole guide covering everything under one umbrella, right from the definition of a solitaire engagement ring, tips to buy it to a variety of versatile options to choose from in our collection.

What is a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

First things first, let’s get to know the exact meaning of a solitaire engagement ring. Well, it is a ring that is crafted with one large center stone that captivates all the attention, with usually no side stones, a timeless design and a classic appeal.

Significance: Do you often find yourself questioning why this ring is practically like an emotion for couples? There’s got to be some deeper meaning behind! Well, a solitaire engagement ring, thanks to its single stone centric design, represents that you have found your ‘one and only’ and officially decided on a ‘happily ever after.’

History & Origin

While engagement rings officially came into being as early as 850 when Pope Nicholas I gave it a meaning, it was really in 1477 that the tradition to present your beloved with a solitaire diamond ring on engagement quite sparked. It has been recorded that Archduke of Maximilian of Austria proposed to his ladylove Mary of Burgundy with a diamond engagement ring and the rest is history. Diamond Solitaire, on its own, came into being in the Ancient Roman times, when a trend of fashioning gold bands with single stone of Diamond, became popular. The trend for Solitaire Engagement Ring, thanks to their simple design, sparked the most during the 1940s.

How to decide on a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

What to look for, what not to look for, how to be assured that it is perhaps ‘the one’, so on and so forth. A million questions might be popping into your mind before you pop the big question and hey, we’re here to narrow it all down to simpler steps:

  • Quality: To decide on a ring that is going to be mark your ‘forever and beyond,’ you’d want to be assured that it is going to last a lifetime. For that, always go for the one with gemstone/diamond certified from a reputable laboratory, thus carrying a proof of authenticity.
  • The 4 Cs: Cut, color, clarity and carat weight: the four Cs that dominate the appearance as well as the value of any ring.

    A. The cut determines how preciseness with which it has been faceted, proportioned and polished.

    B. The color of the center stone determines its appeal, sparkle in case of diamonds. While colorless to nearly colorless diamond is the most sought after choice for a solitaire diamond engagement ring, gemstones with more color saturation, tone and uniformity, captivate attention like no other in a gemstone engagement ring.

    C. Clarity of the center stone in an engagement ring not only determines its visual appearance but also the durability. Always go for the one with less noticeable blesmishes, fractures and impurities.

    D. The average carat weight is 1 CT in the USA while in the UK, it comes down to 0.6 CT.

  • Metal: Metal is a true game-changer. Always give a good amount of time deciding on the one that goes best with your ring and is hallmarked. Gold engagement rings, for that matter, are a timeless classic with some options in tones of gold being white, yellow and rose gold.

Most sought after shapes

When we’re talking of a Solitaire ring, there is no denying the fact that the shape does all the talking. Let’s take a look:

  • Round: The classic round ring! These display most depth, brilliance and fire, with round cut diamond being cut with around 58 facets. A forever go-to indeed!
  • Oval: If you love one of those large, elongated rings, this is just the cut for you since it possesses more surface area. It also does a good job at hiding blemishes, thanks to its unique faceting.
  • Princess: Princess cut ring is a modern take on the typical square cut. Such is the versatility that when viewed from above, it appears to be a square shape while from a side view, an inverted pyramid, just as beautiful from any angle.
  • Pear: A pear shape ring is a unique amalgamation of marquise and round cut. Perfectly elongated, it is precisely fashioned with a round shape on one end and a sharp tip on the other.
  • Cushion: If you’re one of those vintage jewelry fanatics, a cushion cut engagement ring is just the one for you. Having round corners and resembling a pillow shape, this ring carries great brilliance and scintillation thanks to a larger table.
  • Emerald: Having slightly cropped corners, an Emerald cut is an interesting take on rectangular cut. Possessing an elongated, angular shape, an emerald cut engagement ring indeed carries an unparalled beauty.
  • Baguette: Similar to an elongated rectangle, a baguette cut ring is one-of-a-kind. It possesses steep, angled corners, unlike any other and is the one if you love your jewelry refined and oblique.
  • Heart: For the queen of your hearts! Just what you need to propose with if she is a romance fanatic, a heart shape engagement ring radiates love and carries extraordinary brilliance. Lady Gaga was proposed to with an alluring heart shape engagement ring too that further fueled the trend.

How to wear it?

While it boils down to your personal preference, wearing a ring so special carries its own set of beliefs and ways. Interestingly, ancient Romans believed that a vein from the left ring finger connected to the heart directly, which gave wearing an engagement ring on this finger a special meaning and sparked the trend.

  • Flaunt it Solo: Never underestimate the power of a Solitaire ring when worn solo. Since special emphasis is put on the center stone to shine through, why not let it shine all solo?
  • Stack n style: One of the most common styles of wearing it is by stacking it up with your wedding band. Brides often go for matching engagement ring and wedding band and wear the band just below the ring, because of the popular left ring finger belief. To compliment it with a more dramatic look, you could always wear it stacked with multiple bands.

Top 10 One of a kind Solitaire Engagement Rings

Knowing how cumbersome it can get to finally decide on an engagement ring given the ample amount of options you are always confusing yourself with, here we have picked the finest variety of rings to choose from. Because a one of a kind love deserves a one of a kind ring, right?

1. Oval Moissanite Engagement Ring:

Fashioned with a Celtic Knot design that represents an eternal knot of togetherness that you are going to tie , this oval solitaire engagement ring carries great emotional value. The embellishment of oval cut moissanite ensures that the shine of your love would never fade away.

2. Romantic Moissanite Heart Engagement Ring:

For the queen of your heart! This Heart Shape Moissanite Solitaire Ring fashioned with a Crossover shank is sure to make her go all awe of your love, making for a dream-like proposal she’d forever cherish. Truly ‘The one,’ if she’s a romance fanatic. Interestingly, Lady Gaga was also sweeped off her feet with an astonishing Heart Shape Engagement Ring that sparked the trend for heart shape rings.

3. Moissanite Halo Engagement Ring :

We can never get enough of sparkles now, can we? Adorned beautifully with Center Stone of Round Moissanite, enhanced with Halo all around, this Round Engagement Ring makes for a bright and sparkling piece that carries a timeless class.

4. Pear Cut Moissanite Infinity Ring :

What better than a ring that celebrates infinite love that’d last forever. Adorned with Center Stone of Pear Cut Moissanite and fashioned with an infinity design on the sides, this pear shaped engagement ring is a stunning token of love to marking your big day.

5. Asscher Moissanite Engagement Ring:

If you like all things vintage and royal (and why not), this Moissanite Solitaire Ring is the one for you. Adorned with the Center Stone of Asscher Cut Moissanite, this Vintage Engagement Ring would sure make you feel like a royal queen of the victorian era on your special day.

6. Princess Cut Moissanite Bypass Ring :

Truly for all the princesses out there: our Princess Cut Solitaire Ring. Having been adorned with Center Stone of Princess Cut Moissanite fashioned in a Bypass Shank, this ring is a modern and equally stunning take on engagement rings. The one that all you fashion divas won’t be able to resist.

7. Classic Diamond Solitaire Ring:

Because classics are the new cool! This Simple Engagement Ring decorated with Round Cut Diamond with side stones, making for a timeless classic that celebrates timeless love. Truly one of a kind engagement ring that you could forever live in.

8. Round Diamond Engagement Ring :

We sure don’t think anything can beat the timeless class of Round Solitaire Ring, probably why it is such a sought after classic to commemorate the big day. Adorned with Center Stone of Round Diamond enhanced with a Split Shank, this Classic Ring is nothing short of mesmerizing.

9. Oval Moissanite Halo Ring:

Nothing short of royal: our oval solitaire engagement ring. Adorned with the Center Stone of Oval Shape Moissanite, this ring carries a timeless fashion appeal that even royalties are a fan of.

Fun Fact: The popular super model Kourtney Kardashian turned heads when she was proposed to with a stunning Oval Cut Engagement Ring.

10. Classic Oval Diamond Engagement Ring:

Beautified with a sparkling Halo, this Oval Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring is no way something women can resist. A perfect combination of elegance and royalty: this Diamond Ring perfectly carries a timeless class hard to match.

In a nutshell

Solitaire Engagement rings, being an emotion itself for couples, are something we can and shall never settle on. After all, it is a token of love that you would forever be cherishing. Being well versed with that, we have come up with our very own guide that covers everything under one umbrella right from what this ring exactly is, the profound meaning it holds to how you could actually go ahead and pick ‘the one’ for you and top 10 rings that are sure to turn heads. We hope we not only made the entire process look easier but also got you a little more excited for the big day. Having said that, here we sign off wishing you all the luck in picking a ring that celebrates your happily ever after.

October 19, 2022 — Rosec Jewels

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