The Allure of Solitaire Engagement Rings

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Vintage Solitaire Engagement Ring

THE BASICS --

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 ring is, and the symbolism it holds, couples can decide if it is the best choice when purchasing an engagement ring. The more you know about solitaire engagement rings, the more you will realize what a perfect choice this style can be.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--

 What is a Solitaire Engagement 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.
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• History of the Solitaire Ring

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.

Antique Engagement Ring

Solitaire Meaning and Symbolism

• Solitaire 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.

Victorian engagement ring

• Celebrity Symbolism-

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 Circa 2021

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 Solitaire Engagement Rings

The solitaire engagement 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. Couples may choose a solitaire setting for a variety of reasons.  The symbolism of a solitaire engagement ring can feature a couple as one with one love to share with each other.  By choosing an ethical ring, couples can find a ring that represents not only their love for one another, but their love for a healthier environment and a hopeful future.  Whatever the reason, choosing a solitaire ring gives a bride-to-be a glorious, radiant connection to the wonderful and rich history of solitaire engagement rings.  

Antique 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 vintage 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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