The best solitaire engagement rings

Have you heard of the tale of the best solitaire engagement rings? It all started when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria gifted a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, his future wife. Now, this was in 1477 when proposing with a diamond ring was only for extremely affluent families. Today, having a diamond ring for an engagement proposal is something that every bride-to-be looks forward to. So, if you have found the love of your life, it is time to start looking for that perfect engagement ring to pop the question! 

When it comes to engagement proposals, diamond solitaire rings continue to have that simple yet classy and timeless quality. Now, the two main components of solitaire engagement rings are the diamond and the setting. The choice for both these depends on an individual's taste and budget. Here is a Jianna guide for you to find the perfect Solitaire rings for women:



What a classic! The round brilliant-cut diamond is indeed a timeless choice for engagement rings.


Since choosing an elongated shape of a diamond makes your fingers seem longer, many individuals prefer this vintage shape.


With a round center and pointed ends, this curving elongated shape has a unique appeal. However, it is important to consider the length-to-width ratio of the cut.

Princess Cut

This sophisticated style has a square princess-cut diamond with sharp corners.

Emerald Cut

A rectangular shape with cut corners is what an emerald-cut stone looks like. The diamond will have step cuts that are parallel to one another.

Asscher Cut

Related closely to the emerald cut, this square-shaped diamond features truncated sides.

Cushion Cut

A pillow-shaped square diamond, the cushion cut has been in trend for the last few years, with many celebrities choosing it.

While the above list includes some of the most popular diamond shapes for solitaire rings, we now come to the setting options.

Settings for the solitaire diamond ring for ladies

Prong Setting

This is a popular setting since it allows for maximum light exposure from all sides to enhance the brilliance of the diamond. It involves four to six prongs that are used to keep the diamond in its place. Remember that while four prongs ensure that more of the diamond is on display, six prongs make your diamond secure. So, in the case of a smaller stone, it is better to go for four prongs. For emerald cut stones, flat prongs are recommended while V-shaped prongs can be used for a diamond shape like a marquise.

Tiffany Setting

It was in 1886 that Tiffany & Co. designed this six-prong setting. This trademark setting stands out with its higher-set prongs that do everything to bring attention to the diamond. You can pair this much sought-after setting with a plain band to make your diamond the star.

Basket Setting

To form a basket for the stone, this setting features prongs that extend up from the band, along with horizontal bands that connect to the vertical prongs. This provides a place for the stone to sit in. As compared to a prong setting, the stone in this setting sits lower and is more secure.

Bezel Setting

In this setting, the thin edges of the metal rim either cover the entire boundary of the stone or cover it partially. One might opt for this setting since it protects a diamond from chipping. This modern setting also makes the diamond appear bigger. So, if you are looking for a secure and durable option, then a bezel setting might work best.

Tension Setting

The shank??s compression-spring pressure holds the stone in place in this setting. People find this setting intriguing as it makes it seem like the stone is floating. Ideal for hard stones like diamonds, this setting involves the least amount of metal interference with the stone. While it is difficult to resize this setting, many individuals are drawn to this as it offers a unique look.

Cathedral Setting

Sweeping arcs that go from the shank to embrace the centre stone are the hallmark of the sophisticated cathedral-style setting. This is a popular setting since it not only gives an architectural look to the ring but also gives room to add hidden details to the crown. However, one must take extra care to protect the diamond from hitting other surfaces or snagging since it sits higher on the finger.

Which of all those should you choose. While its always a personal preference, here is our suggestions are which are the best.

  1. Classic Solitaire: The classic solitaire ring features a single diamond or gemstone mounted on a simple, unadorned band. This style is timeless and perfect for those who prefer a minimalist look. The diamond or gemstone is usually set in a prong setting, which allows for maximum light to enter and reflect off the stone.

  2. Cathedral Solitaire: The cathedral solitaire ring features a raised center stone that is held in place by arching metal supports that resemble the arches of a cathedral. This style adds extra height and dimension to the ring, making the center stone more prominent. The arches also help to secure the stone in place, making this style a great choice for those who are active or have a hands-on job.

  3. Bezel Solitaire:The bezel solitaire ring features a diamond or gemstone that is set flush with the metal band. The stone is surrounded by a thin metal rim that holds it in place, giving it a sleek and modern look. This style is great for those who want a ring that is both minimalist and secure, as the bezel setting provides extra protection for the stone. It's also a good choice for those who lead an active lifestyle or work with their hands, as the stone is less likely to snag on clothing or other objects.

Once you start playing around with intricate details, metal color, etc. a solitaire diamond ring can have numerous possibilities. You could opt for rose gold, platinum, yellow gold, or more. So, are you still looking for the perfect solitaire ring to propose with? Let the Jianna experts guide you in your quest. Head to the Jianna website now to buy solitaire ring designs online and contact us for questions!

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