Each jewellery store feature a huge selection of both wedding and bespoke engagement rings, often in their bridal section. Also, these jewellery stores typically section off these bridal rings into 2 types—diamond solitaire and other engagement rings.
The solitaire engagement ring is what you often see in photos and what many people believe to be the epitome of an engagement ring—a beautiful, stand-alone diamond in either a lightly adorned or plain setting in white gold or platinum ring.
Yes, this is a classic design, one that has been the beacon on betrothal for years.
However, today’s choices are wide-ranging, and engagement rings now come in different coloured gemstones or multiple diamonds, or a 3-stone diamond and more. There are others who opt for a diamond band, which is often regarded as an anniversary band, for their engagement ring.
Now, the question is—What is the right way to go? Should you get a solitaire or other engagement rings?
Solitaire Diamond: Centre of Attention
Of course, all eyes will be on the diamond in a solitaire engagement ring. The ring’s pure, striking look unmistakably sends the right message to the woman wearing it. This sing diamond could sit in an ornately designed ring or a simple, plain one, but yes, the diamond stands alone.
What you have to remember is that since the diamond is the star of the show, you’ll likely end up spending more on the stone than on the actual ring itself.
Reasons to Consider a Solitaire Ring
This ring is timeless and allows your bride-to-be to “dress up” her ring with an ornate wedding band or with enhance rings. Then, make sure to put emphasis on the diamond. Since you’re spending more on the stone, might as well show it off.
The solitaire’s classic elegance and simplicity will fit almost any woman’s personality and style. So if you’re unsure what she prefers, this is your best bet.
A Bit More Bling with Other Rings
When it comes to other engagement rings, it is all in the collective gleam and glitter of the gemstones to dazzle the eyes of onlookers. Instead of the classic, simple solitaire, opting for a ring with more intricate or elaborate design allows your significant other to truly express her unique personality and style, your only limitations being budget and imagination.
In fact, you can virtually find any ring fit for almost every lifestyle, personality and taste. You can even have bespoke design fit for your queen.
Reasons to Consider Non-Solitaire Rings
If you are aiming for a bigger-looking diamond, then non-solitaire rings are the way to go. You can choose a centre diamond adorned with multiple gemstones or a 3-stone diamond ring.
If you want a meaningful stone for your fiancée or want to impress her with her favourite colour, birthstones and coloured gemstones will definitely complement both her style and taste.
Stunning Yet Subtle: Anniversary Bands
Although bespoke engagement rings today are now distinctively different from both anniversary and wedding bands, which mostly have uniformly sized stones that run around the ring, there are a number of occasion where a gemstone or a diamond band is the absolute choice for an engagement ring.
Sometimes referred to as anniversary or eternity bands, these ring types offer a lower profile than the classic solitaire engagement rings, which puts the spotlight on the centre stone, although they still can provide more overall sparkle and shine, depending on the design.
Additionally, there are more gemstones or diamonds of this ring type, which could be smaller and of course less expensive. Still, you will pay more of them, although you have a bigger window to make compromises such as the quality of the diamonds with bands since the stones tend to be smaller.
Consider this ring type when she will appreciate something that is less classic or traditional or she wants something a bit understated or, because of lifestyle reasons, she prefers a diamond band over an elevated one.
Consider the above-mentioned factors when out shopping for bespoke jewellery before finally deciding the ring one for your bride-to-be.
For more than ten years, Daniel Greenberg has been hand crafting DG Bespoke Jewellery and is known as a trained master diamond mounter and goldsmith. As he was taught by one of the best jewellers in London (his father), Daniel makes certain that all his unique pieces are pure perfection.