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Engagement ring spotlight: the classic solitaire

The solitaire engagement ring has been the choice of brides across the world for generations, loved for its timeless appeal and refined beauty. Diamond solitaire rings are one of the most simple yet stunning engagement ring designs of all, allowing the natural beauty of the diamond to captivate without distraction. For those considering solitaire diamond rings, here is a little information about the history, composition, style, and appeal of this popular design.

History

The idea of the engagement ring developed from Ancient Roman and Egyptian customs with the first recognised use of a diamond engagement ring in 1477 when Archduke Maximillian of Austria presented Mary of Burgundy with a gold and diamond ring. In the centuries since the most popular materials and styles have changed but the diamond solitaire engagement ring has remained a powerful symbol of the indestructible and eternal bond between two lovers.

 

Style

Solitaire diamond rings appeal to traditionalists as the design has been admired for generations, recognised as classic and timeless. The single featured stone often set upon a plain metal band, is beautiful in its simplicity. There is also a lot of flexibility in the choice of diamond cut or even alternative gemstones. Those wanting a less traditional style can still choose the solitaire design but use an unusual diamond shape such as marquise or an alternative gemstone like a sapphire. Despite the round brilliant cut being the most common choice for solitaire designs, there is a lot of versatility in style through different diamond cuts or gemstone options.

Why it’s the most popular

The most appealing characteristic of the solitaire engagement ring is its simplicity. The focus is entirely on the radiance and brilliance of the featured stone, a beauty that will never go out of style. The flexibility in the choice of cut and gemstone means that a solitaire ring can suit most people. The use of smaller stones and a thin band suits slender fingers, a larger stone and thicker band can suit wide and long fingers and a pear or marquise shaped diamond can help to elongate short fingers. For a simple style that can be designed to suit you perfectly, a solitaire engagement ring could be for you.

We have designed a range of stunning solitaire rings for our clients to love for a lifetime. No matter what your style is, Midas Jewellery can create the perfect solitaire engagement ring for you or your loved one. Visit one of our boutique stores or book an appointment online with one of our master jewellers in Sydney to start your search for the perfect engagement ring.

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