What Does Solitaire Mean? – Diamond Rings De-Mystified

Perfect solitaire engagement ring design

What is a solitaire diamond?

A Solitaire diamond is a single diamond. The term is used for jewellery set with just one diamond. Solitaire, applied to any piece of jewellery, indicates the significance of one gemstone within the design.

The most popular type of solitaire diamond jewellery has to be the solitaire engagement ring. Most noteworthy are the advertising campaigns run by jewellery giants including DeBeers and Tiffany&Co. While the Tiffany solitaire engagement ring remains iconic, the simple ‘one diamond’ engagement ring has to be the most popular ring design for a proposal.

Most popular solitaire diamond engagement rings

 Video showing some of the popular solitaire diamond shapes.

The most popular diamond solitaire engagement rings contain a round brilliant cut diamond, yet so many other diamond shapes exist.

Round Solitaire – Round brilliant cut diamond

Princess Solitaire – Square princess cut diamond

Emerald-Cut Solitaire – Rectangular step-cut diamond

Oval Solitaire – Similar to the round brilliant but elongated

Marquise Solitaire – Boat-shaped with pointed ends

Heart Solitaire – Most romantic heart-shaped brilliant cut

What makes the solitaire diamond ring so popular?

Solitaire diamond engagement rings have featured in the advertising campaigns of many famous jewellery houses – Especially Tiffany & Co. Engagement ring campaigns created by De Beers resulted in an iconic status for the single diamond engagement ring.

DeBeers marketing campaigns brought us the iconic phrase “A diamond is forever.” This is perhaps the most famous strapline in history.  As a result, the solitaire ring design carries an iconic status. 

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Examples of diamond solitaire engagement rings

At Serendipity Diamonds we create some of the finest solitaire engagement ring commissions available – delivered worldwide. View some of the many beautiful designs below.

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Solitaire diamond engagement ring example

Showing the Ella engagement ring. A perfect four claw round solitaire ring design. 

Beau solitaire engagement ring with four claw setting

Beau. Subtle variations in style produce entirely different solitaire ring designs.

Orion engagement ring with part bezel setting

Orion breaks from the traditional solitaire appearance with fresh, modern styling.

Tiffany style tall solitaire ring design

The flute has been styled with a geometric six claw solitaire diamond setting with added height.

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Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark co-founded Serendipity Diamonds in 2007 after 20 years working with loose diamonds and jewellery. Mark is a keen jewellery and gemstone photographer, blogger and content writer. He works alongside a small team in their Ryde showroom and spends his spare time working on jewellery photography projects and with his two young children. I confirm the subscription of this blog to the Paperblog service under the username ukmarkj

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark co-founded Serendipity Diamonds in 2007 after 20 years working with loose diamonds and jewellery. Mark is a keen jewellery and gemstone photographer, blogger and content writer. He works alongside a small team in their Ryde showroom and spends his spare time working on jewellery photography projects and with his two young children. I confirm the subscription of this blog to the Paperblog service under the username ukmarkj