Solitaire Engagement Rings with a Twist
Continuing on from our previous 2020 Engagement Ring Trends blog, featuring the Three-Stone engagement ring trend, the next trend you need to know about is the resurgence of the classic solitaire.
The minimalist solitaire, which took a backseat to the sparkly halo for the last few years, is back in a big way. But the question is how does one make this classic setting look unique and different?
A classic solitaire doesn’t need to be classic if you choose an unconventional centre stone shape or add some unexpected detail and sparkle to the band.
For the bride who prefers the beauty of simplicity but wants a ring design that is sophisticated and unique, using an Oval shape, Pear shape or Emerald cut diamond as the feature stone is the way to go. Ovals, Pears and Emeralds are amazing as their elongated shape show their carat weight well and are very finger flattering.
If the solitaire is the timeless look you like but slightly too simple in its overall appearance, simply add some additional bling (aka diamonds) to the band.
A dazzling row of fancy shaped diamonds matching the same unique shape of your centre stone, is perfect for the bride who dreams of a unique statement ring. This will certainly ensure maximum sparkle from every angle.
Another option is to add pave diamonds to the band or create a hidden halo. This will create a sparklier look that still puts the focus on the centre diamond and allows the stone’s delicate features to shine most brightly.
Below are some of our favourite designs featuring this trend.
Round Brilliant Cut Champagne Diamond set in a 4-Claw 18k Rose Gold setting with a full circle Congac Diamond Band
Oval Cut Diamond set in a 4-Claw 18k Yellow Gold Solitaire Band
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond set in a 6-Claw 18k White Gold setting with a U-Prong Diamond Band
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond set in a 6-Claw Platinum setting with a Honeycomb Micro-Pave Diamond Band
Radiant Cut Diamond set in a 4-Claw 18k White Gold setting with a Cut Claw Diamond Band
Pear Cut Diamond set in a 5-Claw 18k Rose Gold setting with a Solitaire Knife Edge Band
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond set in a 6-Claw 18k White Gold setting with a 18k Yellow Gold Solitaire Band
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