Solitaire Engagement Rings

Solitaire Engagement Ring Dallas

As you look for an engagement ring in Dallas, consider the gorgeous solitaire engagement ring as a sign of your love and commitment. The diamond solitaire engagement ring is an iconic symbol of love and commitment. The solitaire setting is dazzling in its simplicity and graceful beauty. A solitaire engagement ringon a left hand leaves no doubt that the wearer is proudly planning her future wedding to the love of her life. There is no mistaking this timeless and beautiful of engagement ring style means “I’ll love only you forever”.

What is a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

The Solitaire takes its name from the French for “alone”. As such, a solitaire ring carries one single diamond. There are no accent diamonds or gemstone adornments on a solitaire diamond ring. Undoubtedly the most popular style of engagement ring today, this design is known for its elegance and simplicity. The diamond is usually set high, on either four or six prongs, (or possibly a bezel) depending on the shape of the center stone. The prongs attach to a band of elegant simplicity, not adorned with stones.

Who Likes Solitaire Diamond Rings

Nothing says timeless style and elegance like a classic solitaire engagement ring. This setting is never trendy. The single stone ring is a timeless classic that will never go out of style. Solitaire engagement rings continue to be the most popular choice for engagement rings around the world – not just in the United States. They’re perfect for women who appreciate understated, classic style, but still want to make a bold statement.

Unsure What Setting to Buy?

A solitaire diamond ring is also a great choice for men who aren’t quite sure what style of engagement ring to buy. The style is affordable, versatile and easy to upgrade or change at a future date. Women can choose later to pair their solitaire engagement ring with a diamond wedding band or band stack for more sparkling or designer appearance, taking the pressure off their fiancés to select and be tied to a distinctive style. Because a solitaire setting is far more affordable than a diamond halo setting, pave setting, three stone setting or channel setting, this allows the bury to spend the majority of his budget on the diamond – the most important part of the engagement ring.

The Best Diamond

When you choose a solitaire engagement ring, the diamond is the star of the show. That means it has to do most of the work to make the ring spectacular. With that said, it is important to have a firm understanding of the Four Cs of diamond buying – /diamond-cut">Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight. Additionally, it’s important to understand there are far more characteristics Beyond the Four Cs that impact the beauty, appearance and value of a diamond.  Avoid the trap of basing your diamond decision on the Four Cs alone. You should instead trust your eyes when choosing the best diamond for you. If you’re in the process of seeking the best diamond in Dallas, let Shapiro Diamonds in Dallas be your guide. There are a number of different criteria that factor in to creating the perfect diamond, so it’s essential to get advice from long-standing diamond experts and jewelry designers in Dallas.

With a solitaire engagement ring, it’s best to spend time considering the kind of diamond you want in addition to choosing the setting. It is our recommendation toview a collection of loose diamonds first, allowing you to view all sides of the diamonds unmounted. Only after finding the best diamond for you, can you then find the right setting for it.

Why Buy a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

This most classic of all settings is the solitaire. It is sleek and elegant.  It showcases the diamond in its most unrestricted element and enhances its brilliance and luster by showing as much diamond as possible. Because there is no additional metal surrounding the main diamond, the solitaire setting allowsthe maximum amount of light into the stone. This, in turn, allows the diamond to sparkle and dazzle at its brightest.

Besides their classic appearance and ability to best show off the diamond, many women love solitaire engagement rings because of their practicality. Many buyers that choose solitaire engagement rings already have their future wedding band in mind when they’re selecting a setting. In cases of three stone rings, diamond halo rings and some pave rings, wedding bands need to be custom made to curve around the engagement ring. This curvature prevents the wearer from wearing the wedding band alone if they wish. Solitaire rings however, are often easier to find matching, flush-fit, straight line wedding bands for. This prevents the need to custom make a wedding band.

Additionally, solitaires allow the wearer to incorporate multiple bands. This is a very popular and fashion forward look called a band-stacking. This is when a wearer collects multiple bands for different occasions and stacks them together with the engagement ring. The bands can be given as gifts in celebration of anniversaries, birth of a new child, holidays, etc. The new bands can be a coordinated match to one another, or differ in metals and setting styles. This allows the wearer endless abilities to change up her look, without having to reset her diamond into a new setting.

Another added benefit of selecting a solitaire engagement ring is the ability to “dress up” as much or little as desired. Options are virtually endless. If you’d like more sparkle and brilliance, add a diamond wedding band or eternity band with matching diamonds. This will enhance the sparkle and brilliance of the bridal set from across the room. If you’d like a unique and unexpected combination, consider a band of colored gemstones. Add some of your unique personality by with a splash of colorful rubies, sapphires or emeralds. Or, if you are traveling or choose to be more subdued, you may wish to wear only your wedding band, without the large solitaire engagement ring.

About Solitaire Diamond Settings

The solitaire is what many people picture when they think of an engagement ring: a stand-alone, beautiful diamond in a plain or lightly adorned setting. It’s a classic design, and one that has symbolized betrothal for decades. Selecting the setting for your solitaire will require you to think about your fiancée’s style and personality, and the jewelry she might want to wear with the diamond solitaire ring later on as well. With diamond solitaire engagement rings, one isn’t the loneliest number: it’s a powerful, beautiful sign of your love and commitment. Thick or thin? White or yellow? Plain or engraved? Cathedral or Classic?  Visit our Engagement Ring Gallery to find the best solitaire ring for you and your love.

Types of Solitaire Rings

Although a solitaire ring is described as a ring with only one diamond, the style in which solitaire comes is as vast and wide as your imagination. You can find an solitaire ring for virtually any taste, lifestyle or personality. Design styles are limitless. Below are a few of our favorite solitaire engagement rings in Dallas that we’ve created for our clients.

Four Prong Solitaire Ring

The most common and classic ring setting is called a four prong setting. A prong is a small metal post that functions like a claw to hold the diamond in place. The prong grips the diamond tightly, holding it in place and securing it to the metal setting. A benefit of this setting is that there is a minimum presence of metal, so that there’s more diamond to see and more light that can pass through the diamond, thus adding to its sparkle and fire.

Six Prong Solitaire Ring

Six prong settings are used most commonly on fancy shape diamonds. Rather than securing the diamond with four prongs, there are six prongs used. Six prong settings are used most frequently on pear diamonds and marquise diamonds. However, some buyers like six prong settings with round diamonds. When set properly, four prongs are more than adequate enough to secure a round diamond properly. Choosing six prongs over four prongs is merely a design decision and shouldn’t factor into the concerns of diamond loss or security.

V-Tip Prongs

V-tip prongs occur when a prong is wide enough to form a visible and clear “V” shape. V-tip prong settings are used to secure fancy shape diamonds such as pear diamonds, princess diamonds and marquise diamonds.  This “v shape” in the metal is placed evenly over the corners and points of diamonds that have a 90 degree or less point on them. The v-tip protects the corners of the diamond from accidental breakage and chipping to accidental knocks the ring might receive with regular wear. These corners are more fragile that the center of the diamond. The v-tip diamond helps protect the diamond and ensure the diamond remains fractured.

Bezel Solitaire Ring

A bezel is metal rim that encircles the sides of a diamond and extends slightly above it. Rather than using prongs, this rim of metal holds the diamond in place. The rim, or collar, can stretch around the gem’s entire circumference or around only a portion of it. A bezel setting holds a gemstone securely with a low, protective profile. A bezel solitaire ring is a gorgeous and unique spin on the traditional prong solitaire. Below is a stunning yellow gold bezel solitaire engagement ring we recently created for one of our clients.

Split Prongs

Split prongs occur when the single shaft of metal secures the diamond in place, then gracefully splits as it wraps around the top of the diamond (also known as the table). Split prongs were created in the early 1920s and were needed to secure the exceptionally large precious jewels of the Royal family. Most frequently split prongs were found in the crowns of royalty. Today, split prongs are still chosen to secure larger diamonds in place and as a nod to the 1920s vintage style.

Heart Shape Prongs

For one truly romantic client, Shapiro Diamonds created a gorgeous engagement ring with heart shape prongs. The prongs not only securely held the round diamond in place, but the tips were shaped into small heart-shapes. Heart-shaped prongs are a beautiful way to express your love for your future fiancé, but yet not be tied to purchasing a heart-shape diamond, which she may tire of over time. The tiny, delicate heart shaped prongs on this round engagement ring are gorgeous!

Claw Prongs

Claw prongs occur when the single shaft of metal secures the diamond in place, then comes to a sharp point as it wraps around the top of the diamond (also known as the table). Claw prongs can look dramatic and bold.  Claw prongs are an excellent choice for the wearer who is looking for extra protection for her diamond.

A Unique Solitaire Ring

Just because you’ve chosen a solitaire engagement ring doesn’t mean you are tied to something classic. Solitaire settings can still be considered a unique engagement ring, vintage engagement ring, or a modern engagement ring. The prongs of a solitaire ring attach to a band simply, not adorned with stones. However, the band can be adorned with hand engraving or even shaped in a unique and unexpected way. We recently created this gorgeous and very unique solitaire engagement ring for one of our clients. It’s modern and unique, but still a solitaire setting.

Solitaire Engagement Rings Dallas

The solitaire is what many people picture when they think of an engagement ring: a stand-alone, beautiful diamond in a plain or lightly adorned setting. It’s a classic design, and one that has symbolized betrothal for decades. Shapiro Diamonds has a gorgeous collection of solitaire engagement rings. If you believe, as the old saying goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then the diamond should be the center of attention, which is certainly the case in a diamond solitaire ring. A solitaire engagement ring makes the diamond the star of the show. No matter where you are in the buying process, let Shapiro Diamonds be your guide on how to make a sensational statement with a perfectly striking diamond solitaire engagement ring.