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What is a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

The term solitaire in French translates to a person who is alone. In jewelry, solitaire rings are rings with only one gemstone as the centerpiece of the ring. A solitaire engagement ring with side stones would be considered a Side-Stone or Three-Stone ring depending on the number of side stones. Solitaire engagement rings for women can also come in a variety of styles and sizes such as antique, modern, minimalist and luxurious. Large solitaire engagement rings can be designed with bigger center stones. The possibilities are endless when it comes to finding beautiful solitaire engagement rings.

Single solitaire engagement rings are the easiest to design because they only have a few components. When creating a ring, you only need to consider: gemstone type, gemstone shape, gemstone size, metal type, and mounting style.

What type of gemstone should I get in my Solitaire Engage Ring?

Traditional solitaire engagement rings have mostly been set with diamonds, but now there is a growing trend towards colored gemstones. Which one should you choose? We are gemologists and love all gems, but we’ve noticed our clients follow a similar trend. Birthstones and favorite colors are popular routes to explore. One thing less considered is budget with the ring. Sometimes not every gem is reasonable with every design. If you are looking for affordable solitaire engagement rings, we recommend the following sizes for each type of gemstone:
1 carat Solitaire Engagement Ring – Diamond
1.5 carat Solitaire Engagement Ring – Ruby and Blue Sapphire
2 carat Solitaire Engagement Ring – Aquamarine and Pink Tourmaline
3 carat Solitaire Engagement Ring – Amethyst, Citrine, and Peridot
4 carat Solitaire Engagement Ring – Black Onyx, Garnet, and Swiss Blue Topaz

What size gemstone should I get in my 1 carat Solitaire Engage Ring?

Big solitaire engagement rings are not necessarily better, but we want you have to have the most luxurious ring possible! When shopping solitaire engagement ring styles, consider all aspects of the ring. Not every mounting can handle every size gem and some are restricted to a limited diameter. We have identified weights respective approximate diameters from our collections of gems below:
1 ct Round Solitaire Engagement Rings:
Diamond – 6.5mm
Ruby and Blue Sapphire – 5.8 mm
Amethyst, Aquamarine, Black Onyx, Citrine, Peridot, and Pink Tourmaline – 6.5 mm
Garnet and Swiss Blue Topaz – 6.0 mm
1.5 carat Round Solitaire Engagement Ring:
Diamond – 7.3mm
Ruby and Blue Sapphire – 6.8 mm
Amethyst, Aquamarine, Black Onyx, Citrine, Peridot, and Pink Tourmaline – 7.4 mm
Garnet and Swiss Blue Topaz – 6.8 mm
2 ct Round Solitaire Engagement Ring:
Diamond – 8 mm
Ruby and Blue Sapphire – 8 mm
Amethyst, Aquamarine, Black Onyx, Citrine, Peridot, and Pink Tourmaline – 8.2 mm
Garnet and Swiss Blue Topaz – 7.5 mm
3 carat Round Solitaire Engagement Ring:
Diamond – 9.1 mm
Ruby and Blue Sapphire – 9.2 mm
Amethyst, Aquamarine, Black Onyx, Citrine, Peridot, and Pink Tourmaline – 9.5 mm
Garnet and Swiss Blue Topaz – 9.7 mm

What gemstone shape should I get for gold Solitaire Engagement Ring?

Each gemstone shape is unique and has its own merits. They all are brilliant and produce amazing solitaire engagement rings. In diamonds, rounds are higher in demand and are therefore more expensive relative to the other shapes. With the exception of diamonds, shape is a matter of personal preference for colored stones. Each shape speaks to a different person and we have identified different personality types based on each shape. Find the best solitaire engagement ring for you!
Round Cut Solitaire Engagement Rings – Traditionalist, Sophisticated, Passionate
Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Rings – Minimalist, Artistic, Creative
Cushion Cut Solitaire Engagement Rings – Classical, Thoughtful, Elegant
Oval Solitaire Engagement Rings – Modern, Practical, Dignified
Pear Solitaire Engagement Rings – Bold, Adventurous, Stylish

What type of metal should I get for oval Solitaire Engagement Rings?

With metal, there are three factors to consider: color, budget, and durability. Of all the metals, platinum and palladium will be the most resilient over time. Platinum solitaire engagement rings are considered to be the most luxurious selection, but that might not be the case for everyone as opulence isn’t everyone. For example, if you love the reddish/pinkish colored metal, the only available choice is a rose gold solitaire engagement ring. If you need help finding a metal within your budget, we recommend the following:
1 ct Solitaire Engagement Ring – Platinum
2 ct Solitaire Engagement Ring – 18k Rose Gold, 18k White Gold, and 18k Yellow Gold
3 ct Solitaire Engagement Rings – Palladium, 14k Rose Gold, 14k White Gold, and 14k Yellow Gold

What style should I get for Round Solitaire Engagement Rings?

The most beautiful solitaire engagement rings are the ones you design yourself and fall in love with. There are many styles to choose from. Our collection of solitaire engagement ring designs includes: plain, minimalist, modern, antique, Art Deco, and luxurious. We recommend that you take your time to browse the catalog and understand all the details of each ring before making a decision, as there is something that makes each ring special.

Simple Solitaire Engagement Rings and Tips

Your hunt for the best solitaire engagement rings doesn’t have to be difficult. We have compiled a list tips to help you find your perfect elegant solitaire engagement rings:
The one carat solitaire engagement ring is the one the popular rings and is an excellent starting point when looking at rings.
A round solitaire engagement ring is a classic and will withstand the test of time.
If you are considering a solitaire engagement ring with bands that match, try a ring with a raised setting so that the band can sit nicely next your ring.
Semi-precious gems look amazing and are affordable in a 2 carat round cut solitaire engagement ring.
The 1 carat platinum solitaire engagement ring is both a luxurious and pragmatic choice for your ring.
Compared to the other purities of gold, the 14k solitaire engagement ring is the most durable option.
The gold solitaire engagement ring is an excellent choice for a new family heirloom.
A yellow gold solitaire engagement ring pairs well with Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, and Swiss Blue Topaz.
A yellow gold round solitaire engagement ring looks elegant in a 4 prong cathedral setting.
For a bold look, try a 1 ct yellow gold solitaire engagement ring in a bezel setting.
Claw prongs secure your gem and look stylish in 2 carat yellow gold solitaire engagement rings.
A white gold solitaire engagement ring goes well with any color gemstone.
Rose gold round solitaire engagement rings pair well with soft color stones like Aquamarine, Pink Tourmaline, and Swiss Blue Topaz.
The pear shaped solitaire engagement ring is an underappreciated choice that is elegant and brilliant.
With white gold princess cut solitaire engagement rings, we like to use Amethyst, Citrine, and Peridot.
We recommend Garnet and Swiss Blue Topaz for a 1.5 carat princess cut solitaire engagement ring.
With a solitaire engagement ring, princess cut gems look great in a modern setting.
For solitaire engagement rings, 1.5 carats is a good weight for most gems.
For solitaire engagement rings, price is more manageable compared to other designs because of its simplicity.
For a 2 carat solitaire engagement ring, price can become an issue with Diamond, Blue Sapphire, and Ruby.

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