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Solitaire engagement rings are among the most popular choices for couples wanting to show their love and commitment. These stunning rings have a single diamond or gemstone at their center, surrounded by a sleek band that portrays an elegant yet modern look.

The single diamond or gemstone at the center represents your union. Many options are available, whether you’re looking for traditional solitaire engagement rings with a round or oval diamond or something more unique such as pear-shaped center stones.

When shopping for solitaire engagement rings, look for a reputable jeweler with experience creating stunning pieces. It’s also important to consider the style and design carefully, as it is a piece you’ll wear for many years.

What are Solitaire Engagement Rings?

A solitaire engagement ring has a single diamond or gemstone in the center, surrounded by a minimal band. This classic design was introduced in the late 1800s and is still popular today. The solitaire setting showcases the beauty of the diamond or gemstone, which symbolizes your coming together as a couple.

What are the Different Types of Solitaire Engagement Rings?

Several types of solitaire engagement rings are available, such as different stone arrangements, gem shapes, and designs. Choose from various gem arrangements, such as halos or three-stones:

  • Halo: These solitaire engagement rings feature a halo of diamonds or other gems around the center stone.
  • Three-Stone: Also known as “trilogy” rings, these pieces feature three gemstones arranged along the band.

Additionally, solitaire rings are available in several diamond shapes, such as round, oval, princess, cushion, emerald cut, or pear:

  • Round: The round diamond is a classic shape and is the most popular choice for solitaire engagement rings, perfect for showcasing its brilliance. 
  • Oval: An oval-shaped diamond creates an elongated effect and is a unique approach to the traditional solitaire.
  • Princess: The princess cut is square in shape with pointed corners and is a contemporary take on engagement rings. 
  • Cushion: A cushion cut diamond has rounded edges and an open pavilion, creating an antique feel.
  • Emerald: The emerald cut is characterized by its rectangular shape and elongated facets.
  • Pear: The pear diamond showcases an elegant tear-drop shape for a dramatic effect.

Finally, the band design itself differs from one ring to the next:

  • Split-Shank: This solitaire engagement ring showcases a diamond or gemstone center, with two parts of the band that split and come together again around the stone.
  • Infinity: These solitaires feature an infinity design along the circumference of the band.
  • Vintage/Antique: Vintage solitaire rings feature intricate filigree work – interwoven patterns and ornamental designs – along the band, giving them a timeless look.

Where Can You Find a Solitaire Engagement Ring?

When looking for engagement rings, couples in St. Louis can turn to The Diamond Shop for a stunning piece of jewelry that will stand the test of time. For over 100 years, our experts have created beautiful solitaire engagement rings from fine metals and genuine diamonds or gems. Our jewelers have years of experience crafting customized pieces, and we’re committed to helping couples create the perfect ring that captures their unique style.

At The Diamond Shop, couples can find solitaire engagement rings in numerous styles and designs, ranging from classic to modern, with halo or three-stone arrangements. You can also choose from various diamond or gem shapes and band designs to create the perfect ring that reflects your style.

Visit The Diamond Shop Today

Whether you’re looking for a traditional piece or something more modern, we at The Diamond Shop offer an expansive selection of customizable designs and styles. Visit us today to explore our solitaire engagement ring selection and plan the perfect proposal! We look forward to helping you begin your happily ever after.