8 Best Solitaire Rings (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs 5 min read




The solitaire engagement ring is a classic, timeless engagement ring that is a wonderful choice for any couple to begin their own memories. But understanding what exactly a solitaire engagement ring is, and the symbolism it holds, couples can decide if it is the best choice when purchasing an engagement ring.


In this guide, we will explain the following:

  • What is a solitaire ring?
  • What to look for in a solitaire engagement ring
  • History
  • Meaning
  • Numeric symbolism
  • Celebrity
  • Solitaire  engagement ring popularity
  • Choosing a solitaire engagement ring

What is a Solitaire Ring?

A solitaire engagement ring features one diamond, or gemstone, as the center focal point of an engagement ring. The solitaire engagement ring is the most classic style of engagement ring, as it accentuates the diamond, while showcasing the elegance of her style and grace. There is an appreciation that more thought is placed on the actual gemstone, since it draws the eye to the ring. The solitaire ring’s magic is that it reflects a distinct look from its respective era, giving either a modern or vintage feel that you desire, while showcasing the center gemstone.

What To Look For in a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

• History

Although solitaire rings are the most popular settings today, this classic setting is also known as one of the oldest type of settings, originating in the late 1800's when Louis Tiffany showcased his historic six prong ring, now known as the iconic "Tiffany" setting.


Solitaire rings continued their popularity throughout the Victorian era during the late 1800's and into the 1920's, Art Deco era and still continues its popularity today. Whether your center gemstone is a diamond or gemstone, the solitaire setting is the perfect one to signify the meaning of your ring and your relationship.


• Meaning

Regardless of the meaning you want to convey with a solitaire ring, the center gemstone can set the tone for your symbolism. Diamonds are a wonderful way show show this symbolism, yet birthstones including precious and semi precious gemstones are also popular options which can represent the birth dates, the month or a wedding date. Whatever the reason, choosing a solitaire engagement ring gives a bride-to-be a beautiful connection to the wonderful history and symbolism of this beautiful setting.


• Numeric Symbolism

There is an obvious numeric symbolism of the solitaire engagement ring. The single, bold stone brings to mind, and signifies, one heart, one love, strong will and the simplicity and innocence of true passion and energy. Any one of these connections can be a lovely symbolism for any couple to share.


• Celebrity

Couples can enjoy the glamour of Hollywood flair with a solitaire ring when they see it as part of the style of their favorite celebrities. Solitaire engagement rings have graced many famous fingers, including Jasmine Tookes, Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lawrence, Hailey Bieber and Mila Kunis.



Solitaire Engagement Ring Popularity

Always a popular design, solitaire diamond rings are making a statement this year. These simple yet elegant designs have classic beauty, and can stand out in vintage settings as well as cathedral settings with heightened arches that elevate the stone. Today’s diamond solitaires emphasize quality over quantity, while still maintaining traditional beauty.

A recent survey taken by Ringspo.com, 33.6% of the population have chosen a solitaire engagement ring, with the most popular style followed by halo, three stone and channel set rings.


Choosing a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

Ultimately, whether or not to choose a solitaire engagement ring is a matter of personal preference. A solitaire ring is a classic setting and continues to be the quintessential choice for engagement ring styles. Solitaire rings feature a diamond or gemstone center, emphasizing your personal flair and timeless style. Depending on the era, the metal and engravings of a solitaire ring can be much more affordable than other diamond or three stone engagement rings. Whatever the reason, choosing a solitaire ring gives a bride-to-be a glorious, radiant connection to the wonderful and rich history of a solitaire ring.

Antique Engagement Rings For Everyone:

No matter which gemstone is your favorite, these time-honored gemstones have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.

Find The Perfect Engagement Ring:

Antique rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing and design. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of solitaire engagement rings today!


Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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