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Solitaire diamond ring settings provide a classic, timeless look for any Diamond Shape. From a beautiful Oval Diamond in yellow gold to a stunning Round Cut in white gold, plenty of options are available within the solitaire family.
Above all, choose the best engagement ring that matches your fiancé-to-be’s style, and be sure to purchase your ring from a reputable vendor. We suggest the Blue Nile, James Allen and Brian Gavin Diamond collections to ensure you’re getting the best value and quality.
A diamond solitaire ring is a ring with a single diamond or gemstone in the center, attached to a simple band. There are no side stones embedded in the band of the ring. The solitaire is a beautiful, classic engagement ring that’s been around for decades.
The center stone is usually supported by prongs, like in a four or six prong ring. Each tiny metal claw grips the diamond to hold it tightly in place. Prongs can be pointed, rounded, flat or V-shaped (the latter being the most common for Princess Cut diamonds).
A solitaire setting, like this Oval Cut in platinum, is a beautiful choice for those with a simple and elegant style. The sleek design and uncomplicated beauty is a stunning compliment to every outfit and occasion.
Diamonds attract attention in a solitaire setting, as there are no additional stones or ornate elements to distract from the center stone. With a prong solitaire setting, there’s minimal metal—meaning there’s more diamond to see and more light to pass through, thus adding to the diamond’s brilliance.
Solitaire settings are an excellent match for any Diamond Shape because of their classic design and secure support. The prongs will hold the diamond, no matter its size or cut style.
Solitaire engagement ring examples:
In addition to choosing a setting that matches the style of your significant other, you want to ensure it fits their lifestyle and is relatively easy to maintain. Review the pros and cons of a solitaire setting below before making your final decision.
Choosing where you’ll purchase your engagement ring is one of the most vital decisions of the ring search process. There are both brick and mortar stores and online vendors who will overcharge you—all while offering you inferior beauty and value. We don’t want that to happen to you or any of our readers.
Throughout our years in the diamond industry, we’ve closely vetted diamond sellers to determine the best and most reliable in the business. The diamond dealers below are reputable and offer extensive collections of both beautiful diamonds and settings. All diamonds come with an AGS or GIA certificate—allowing you to trust what they’re selling you. If you have any questions about these vendors, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We recommend James Allen to our readers because of their appealing prices and incredible diamond imagery. You can view each diamond closely with photography and video before making a purchase. They provide excellent customer service and return policies. Read our full review of James Allen.
Brian Gavin is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a diamond that’s cut well. Choose a diamond from the “Brian Gavin Signature” Hearts & Arrows collection for the some of the best cut diamonds in the world. As the carat weight of the diamond increases, the added brilliance of a Brian Gavin Black or Signature diamond really comes into play. Read our full review of Brian Gavin Diamonds.
Because Blue Nile maintains the largest online inventory of diamonds and settings, you’ll have a superb selection to choose from. Blue Nile focuses on remarkable diamonds and high-quality jewelry settings. Read our full review of Blue Nile.
In addition, Leibish & Co. maintains a large collection of fancy color diamonds like canary yellow diamonds and purple diamonds. While gemstones tend to be less expensive than diamonds, most colored diamonds are more expensive than colorless diamonds. Read our full review of Leibish & Co.
A 1 carat diamond solitaire ring differs in price significantly, depending on the cut quality, shape of the diamond, color, clarity grade, and ring style. For instance, this Princess cut diamond engagement ring in white gold costs $4,250, while this Round cut diamond ring in yellow gold costs almost 20% more at $5,160. We recommend our readers look for a diamond that’s well cut and offers plenty of brilliance.
Follow the tips in our 1 carat diamond ring guide to select a stunning 1 carat engagement ring.
A 2 carat diamond solitaire ring ranges in price based on the diamond’s cut quality, shape, clarity, color, and ring setting. A dull 2 carat round cut diamond ring might only cost $8,290, while a stunning 2 carat Princess Cut diamond ring in white gold might cost $17,900. In choosing a diamond engagement ring, make sure the diamond is well cut and gives off brilliance and fire.
Select a beautiful 2 carat ring by following our 2 carat diamond ring buying guide.
A 3 carat diamond solitaire ring differs in price depending on the shape of the diamond, its cut quality, clarity grade, color, and ring setting. A 3 Carat round cut diamond in yellow gold might cost $21,710, while a 3 Carat oval cut diamond ring with a pave band might cost $29,570.
It’s important to look for a diamond that’s well cut and offers brilliance and fire, especially when you’re purchasing a 3 carat ring. For more tips, check out our 3 carat ring guide.
Although solitaire engagement rings tend to be on the simple side, there are still many variations and styles to choose from. Look through our ring inspiration to see which style, shape, and setting you like best.
Round Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings
Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings
Oval Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings
Cushion Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings
Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings
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