Engagement Ring Education – The Difference Between a Solitaire and a Diamond Ring

by Kate Reid
July 26, 2022 / Jewellery Buying Guide

The decision to purchase an engagement ring is an exciting one and also one that introduces you to a new world of diamonds, gold and an extensive list of new terminology and industry terms.

What Is a Solitaire Ring?

One term, often used to describe an engagement ring, that causes some confusion is the term “solitaire engagement ring”. In this context, solitaire is used to describe the style of an engagement ring not the type of diamond. A solitaire engagement ring features one centre diamond or coloured gemstone. There are many variations to this style such as different shaped or sized diamonds plus gemstones in all colours of the rainbow. A typical solitaire engagement ring, (and also the most popular engagement ring style of all time) is the round brilliant cut diamond solitaire engagement ring. This is the timeless and classic choice made famous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

What Does a Single Diamond Mean In an Engagement Ring?

The archetypal solitaire engagement ring has many interpreted meanings. The most popular is one stone – one love. Browse articles on the subject and you will find a myriad of alternative meanings so choose the one that resonates the deepest for you and your love.

Are Solitaire Engagement Rings Boring?

It is a common misconception that a solitaire engagement ring lacks creativity. There are many options to choose from including the most traditional as well as unique and refined designs. Here are just a few of our favourites:

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