Solitaire rings - the classics with the diamond
They are the unbeaten classics among engagement rings and every woman's dream. Solitaire rings have enjoyed great popularity for many years and they are often the first thing you think of when you hear the word "engagement ring". Such a diamond ring could be the right choice for you too, if you want to surprise your sweetheart with a marriage proposal.
The history of the solitaire ring
When jeweler Charles Tiffany designed the iconic ring in 1886, he may not have imagined the fame his dazzling creation would achieve. The aim of the solitaire ring at the time was to bring the play of light on the magnificent diamond into focus without distracting from it with further additions. This undertaking can certainly be considered a success. Because the restrained elegance is simply timeless and suits every woman.
The name "Solitaire" comes from the French language (solitaire) and means loner. And this is exactly the most important feature of this wedding ring or engagement ring - the single gemstone, which is consistently in focus and can also be seen as a symbol of the uniqueness of the partner. Classically, a brilliant cut diamond is inserted into the setting. How big the gemstone for the solitaire ring is, of course, depends on how appropriate it is for your lady of the heart and what kind of budget you plan for it. In our shop you can conveniently choose from numerous sizes (carats).
How the classic engagement rings have changed over time
Originally, the gemstone was held in the setting by six claws. The fact that there is some space between the individual claws allows the light to fall unhindered on the diamond and refracts in numerous facets in a magical way. Added to this is the brilliant cut, which makes the small gemstone shine in a miraculous way. No wonder this type of diamond ring has quickly conquered the ladies' world. The first solitaire ring from Tiffany & Co. consisted of a platinum ring setting. Today, they play with the original version and modernize it a bit. Today you can choose between gold, white gold, rose gold, platinum or silver as the alloy for this type of ring. The ring setting also varies. Sometimes there are three claws, sometimes four, sometimes classically six. In addition to the classic diamond ring, rings with black diam onds have also come into fashion, which have a particularly noble effect due to their mysterious shimmer.
Buy solitaire rings and other rings in large selection at 21Diamonds
If your sweetheart likes traditional weddings and has always dreamed of a fairytale engagement, you'll do well with a solitaire ring. In your search for a suitable ring, you will find a large number of different models at 21Diamonds. If you would like to have a diamond engagement ring, but a different alloy in the ring setting, you can get creative yourself and create your very own proposal ring in our ring configurator. If you have any questions about engagement rings, our customer service team will be happy to help.