What is a Solitaire Engagement Ring?


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When you imagine an engagement ring, you probably think of a solitaire. As the name implies, a solitaire engagement ring has a single center stone. This style gives the opportunity to show off the center stone in a design that will never go out of style.  

If you’ve decided on a solitaire ring, here are a few things to consider.

The Diamond Shape

Round, princess-cut, oval, pear, cushion, or marquise...the shape of the diamond can change the entire look. If you're going for classic, a round diamond is the way to go, but switching it up can give her solitaire engagement ring a more unique flare.

The Band

The band can also affect the appearance of a solitaire ring. Knife-edge bands are thinner and may draw more attention to the diamond, while a tapered band can add an elegant touch. Bands can range in width, and metal color can also change the overall look. Visit a KAY store to see the different options in person and decide which you like best.

The Setting

The most popular setting for solitaire rings is a prong setting. Prongs allow the most light to reach the diamond, which means more sparkle. However, other setting options may be available with custom design or the Create Your Own Engagement Ring feature online. 


Then Comes the Wedding Ring

A solitaire leaves wedding band choices wide open. You can choose a simple wedding band lined with diamonds, or even stack multiple bands. Enhancer rings are a popular option for adding sparkle and a more personalized look to the solitaire. 

Create Your Own

If you can’t find the right design or want something extra special, creating your own solitaire ring is easy. Our online program guides you step by step through the process as you select each element of the ring. Begin with the diamond shape – round, princess, cushion, or oval – and then choose carat weight and quality, setting, metal type, and more. You can even customize your solitaire engagement ring with an engraving, and you can add a matching wedding band, too.
Create Your Own Solitaire Engagement Ring

As you journey through this exciting engagement process, just remember to relax, soak in the moment, and focus on the love you have for each other.  If you still are unsure and would like our help, Book and Appointment with a KAY Jewelry Consultant in your area that can help you on your way to your perfect engagement!
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