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
The most popular diamond solitaire engagement rings contain a round brilliant cut diamond, yet so many other diamond shapes exist. While many opt for the most popular style, others favour a unique element to their engagement ring.
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 within 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, engagement ring campaigns created by De Beers gave an iconic status to the single diamond engagement ring. As a result, a tradition was born.
Beautiful solitaire ring examples
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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Showing the Ella engagement ring. A perfect four claw round solitaire ring design.
Beau. Subtle variations in style produce entirely different solitaire ring designs.
Orion breaks from the traditional solitaire appearance with fresh, modern styling.
The flute has been styled with a geometric six claw solitaire setting with added height.