• What classifies as a solitaire engagement ring?
  • How can I choose one that is not too classic?
  • Which other alternatives are there for unique engagement rings?

The most popular type of engagement ring has long since been the timeless solitaire. Although these are by far the most popular types, they are by no means less unique. Choose a timeless but unique solitaire engagement ring for the perfect personal ring. How can I choose a ring both classic and unique? Which other alternatives are there?

What classifies as a solitaire engagement ring?

Solitaire engagement rings are traditionally rings with only one diamond as the focal point. The term has slightly evolved to include rings with only one central stone that also contain a number of smaller diamonds or other gems. The setting of a solitaire engagement ring is not defined, meaning that every ring with a single centre stone counts as a solitaire. This central stone also need not be a diamond, any gemstone taking centre stage will do.

Other types of rings include the toi et moi, with two centre stones, the trilogy, with three, and the eternity ring, with no centre stone but beset with gems all the way around.

How can I choose one that is not too classic?

Choosing a traditional solitaire engagement ring does not equal choosing something less unique. The ring type only refers to the centre stone, leaving plenty of room for personalisation and other unique details. The cathedral setting is a great way of embellishing the centre stone and creating more of a statement than with a traditional simple solitaire. That simple version, however, can easily be made more exciting with a different diamond cut. A pear-shaped diamond, for instance, makes for a unique solitaire engagement ring whilst always remaining subtle.

Added details or unique shapes are not only found in the diamond itself but can be chosen for the ring on the whole. Some rings were given unique settings and detailed bands, others are an unusual statement in and of themselves.

Which other alternatives are there for unique engagement rings?

What if I cannot find a unique solitaire engagement ring to my liking? Then feel free to experiment and personalise in other ways. Although the diamond has been the go-to gem for engagement rings for quite some time, that does not mean it has to be your centre stone. A trilogy or toi et moi combining a coloured gem with a classic diamond are the perfect mix of timeless and personal. Choosing mixed metals or unique statement rings are other ideal ways to perfectly align timeless class with your partner’s style.

Where can I find a unique solitaire engagement ring for my spouse-to-be? How can I combine timeless class with a trendy twist? Contact the diamond jewellery experts at BAUNAT for the perfect solitaire engagement ring.

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