We’ve all heard the phrase, “less is more.” But you’d think that mindset wouldn’t apply when it comes to dreaming up the perfect engagement ring. Today, however, the minimalist vibe is so on-trend, and consumers are becoming more educated on how to make the most logical engagement ring purchase not only for their their budget, but for their lifestyle.
Enter: the solitaire ring. A classic engagement ring style that sounds exactly like what it is --a single diamond or stone attached to a band. At first glance, a solitaire ring doesn’t appear to be overly flashy, detailed or unique. Some might say it’s as plain and simple as it gets (which is what some people want, and that’s totally OK --it’s no secret diamonds are beautiful in any shape or size).
But let’s say you’ve always dreamed of a solitaire diamond and still want to make a splash when you show off your newly-decorated ring finger to friends and family. There are plenty of ways to select a solitaire engagement ring that will wow the crowd and deliver the effortless, sparkly beauty of a simple ring.
Read on to learn four ways to spice up your solitaire ring and make your ring finger shine bright like a diamond and then some.
If you love the simplicity of a solitaire ring, but a traditional diamond isn’t for you, consider making a colored stone the center of attention instead. Some colored stones, like sapphires, have nearly an equal hardness to a diamond, meaning it is a durable stone for day-to-day wear. And if you keep the band plain, you’ll be sure that your stone is the main focus as it catches the light and brightens up your ring finger.
The most typical setting for a diamond engagement ring is by using some sort of prongs that elevate the diamond or diamonds above the band and display them front and center. One way to mix it up is to consider using a different setting for your diamond, like the bezel setting.
A bezel setting completely encircles your diamond in the metal of your choice, and makes for a sleek, modern look that will separate your ring from the rest.
Diamonds can be cut into all different shapes, and if you’re only going to have one on your ring, you might as well explore all the options you have to find the perfect diamond shape for your engagement ring. Chances are, you’ve seen quite a few round diamonds in your day, and you might be looking for something a bit more out of the box.
So, how about a princess cut? Something you don’t see all too often with solitaire rings, the square shaped diamond has a gorgeous, sparkly surface area, and it accentuates the prong setting while sitting perfectly atop your finger.
If you’re sticking with the solitaire trend, but wish there was a way to add just a little bit more glam to your engagement ring, don’t be afraid to go all the way and search for a ring with diamonds on the band that’s going to give you that 360-degree shine.
Adding diamonds to your ring won’t take away from your solitaire diamond, but rather complement the focal point of the ring --in this case a bold, bright oval --and bring a warm, sparkly glow from every angle.
If you’ve enjoyed these tips on how to make your solitaire ring stand out, you’ll certainly enjoy shopping for your engagement ring at Long’s Jewelers, where all of these unique styles are available plus so many more. Stop by a Long’s Jewelers today or browse online to get some inspiration for the ring of your or your fiancé-to-be’s dreams!