Solitaire engagement rings
Modern or vintage-inspired, the solitaire engagement ring setting remains the most popular engagement ring style of all time. Featuring lab-grown diamonds created by VRAI.
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How to buy a Solitaire engagement ring
Our guide to finding the Solitaire engagement ring that’s right for you.
A Solitaire engagement ring is any engagement ring setting that highlights one single diamond. The word solitaire comes from the French word for single or alone, and differentiates this setting from a Three Stone engagement ring with three diamonds instead of one.
VRAI has many different varieties of Solitaire engagement rings:
– Our Signature Solitaire, Signature 6-Prong Solitaire, and Classic Solitaire are all variations on the traditional Solitaire silhouette.
– Our Bezel, Halo, Hidden Halo, Classic Two-Tone, and Cathedral settings are all Solitaire engagement rings with added details to the ring’s head, such as a pavé setting around the center stone or a different shade of prongs.
– And our Signature V, Knife-Edge, and Duet engagement rings are Solitaires whose bands have added details, such as a dramatic plunge, peak, or twist.
Each of our Solitaire engagement ring settings features one of ten masterfully cut diamond shapes. A diamond’s shape is like its personality — and you should choose the one that matches your personal style the most.Round Brilliant Solitaire Engagement Rings
The most popular Solitaire diamond shape of all time. This classic shape is beloved for its cut that maximizes brilliance and scintillation.Oval Solitaire Engagement Rings
Emerald-shaped diamonds are highly sought after for their linear elegance and intriguing step-cut facets.Princess Solitaire Engagement Rings
Their equilateral sides and large, open table create an unforgettable display of light.Cushion Solitaire Engagement Rings
The curved edges of this pillow-like shape are both modern and vintage-inspired at the same time.
There is no right or wrong answer to how many carats a Solitaire engagement ring’s diamond should be. That decision is up to you and your partner, and is answered by the budget you have set to buy an engagement ring.
VRAI offers diamonds sustainably created in our zero-emission foundry starting at 0.50 carats all the way up to over 6 carats for specific shapes. Each diamond’s price is affected by the 4Cs — cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. The heavier a diamond’s carat weight, the more expensive it will be.
Going from a 1 carat Solitaire engagement ring to a 2 carat engagement ring can easily double its price tag. Going from a 1 to a 3 carat Solitaire engagement ring can, depending on the other Cs, multiply the diamond’s worth by ten.
The choice of metal and color for your Solitaire engagement ring setting is entirely up to you. However, if you’re undecided, take these thoughts into consideration.Platinum Solitaire engagement rings
Platinum is known for its elegance, shine and durability. Because of its purity, platinum is also a wonderful choices for anyone with skin sensitivities.18k solid yellow gold Solitaire engagement rings
Yellow gold is perfect for individuals with neutral or warm skin tones, and can hide hints of yellow in a diamond lower on the color scale.18K solid white gold Solitaire engagement rings
White gold is known for its clean, pristine look and is ideal for those with neutral or cool skin tones.14k solid rose gold Solitaire engagement rings
Rose gold pairs well with warm, cool, and neutral skin tones but also with a yellow or white gold jewelry collection.
By selecting a Solitaire engagement ring featuring diamonds sustainably created in our zero-emission foundry, as well as platinum or recycled solid gold, your engagement ring is a reflection of your true love and true values.
The sustainably created diamond featured in your setting is free from human or environmental toll — which means you can enjoy its beauty, guilt-free.
Frequently asked questions about Solitaire rings
Depending on the style, a Solitaire engagement ring usually signals to the world that you have timelessly elegant taste. Its symbolic meaning is entirely up to you and your partner, and may also vary depending on your chosen diamond shape. But generally, the single diamond highlighted in the ring symbolizes your unity as a couple, or is a celebration of having found “the one.”
Nearly every style of VRAI wedding bands can pair with Solitaire engagement rings.
For Signature Solitaires, Signature 6-Prongs, Halos, Hidden Halos, Classic Two-Tones, and Signature Bezel engagement rings, almost all wedding bands will match. Consider Flat, Round, Infinity, and Devotion bands for a classic pairing.
For those who have chosen a Knife-Edge Solitaire, a Curator, or a Signature V engagement ring, there are matching wedding rings that perfectly mirror each style. And for the vintage-inspired Duet engagement ring, a Chevron band is crafted to line up with its center point.
Learn more on how to pair your wedding band with a solitaire ring.
A Solitaire engagement ring, like all engagement rings, is traditionally worn on the left ring finger. When paired with a wedding ring, the custom is to put the wedding ring on first and the engagement ring on second. For those who do not want to wear their engagement and wedding rings stacked, it’s simply advisable to measure the ring size of the exact finger you’ll be wearing either ring on.
In short, yes, a 6-prong Solitaire engagement ring is more secure than a 4-prong engagement ring. But 4-prong settings are still incredibly secure, so deciding between settings should be based on your style and taste.
The two additional prongs featured in a 6-prong setting will add an extra layer of security to your diamond solitaire. Individuals might choose this setting for that reassurance or simply because they love the style.
But both 4 and 6-prong settings need basic care; you should always remove your engagement ring before any sort of manual labor, like gardening, or before exercising with weights or practicing yoga, for example. This protects it from scratching or, in a rare worse case scenario, knocking your diamond loose.
Both Halo and Hidden Halo engagement rings are Solitaire engagement rings. They both feature a single diamond. So a “halo” does not need to be added — VRAI already offers a Halo and Hidden Halo collection that highlights each of our ten diamond shapes.
If there are additional details that you’d like to add to any of our Solitaire engagement rings, it’s best to speak with our diamond experts or to start the custom-design process. Our team can offer expert advice on your design inspiration, as well as guide you seamlessly through the white-glove custom process.
Each of our Solitaire engagement rings are available in sizes 3 through 11 and can be worn by women, men, or gender noncomforming individuals within that size range. For a Solitaire setting in a larger ring size or varied style, speak with our diamond experts or begin the custom-design process.
A diamond Solitaire is considered the traditional setting for an engagement ring, whereas Toi et Moi or Three Stone engagement rings continue to grow in popularity. But certain styles of Solitaire engagement rings are more traditional than others. A Signature Solitaire or Classic Solitaire are the most well-known styles, whereas a Two Tone or Classic Hidden Halo add a unique twist to this timeless setting.
You should clean your diamond ring once a week. Mix 1 tsp of dish soap into a cup of warm water until fully dissolved. Dip your ring in the solution and use a soft cloth (or soft bristle toothbrush) to gently scrub clean. Rinse with clean water and let dry on a clean, soft cloth.Please be careful to not use any soap that contains beads or exfoliants.
There are three settings in particular that will make your Solitaire VRAI created diamond look larger. The first is a Cathedral engagement ring setting that lifts the diamond closer to the eye. After that, there are Halo engagement rings and Bezel engagement rings that make the center stone look bigger with additional metal or pavé-set diamonds. Choosing elongated diamond shapes such as Marquise, Pear, Emerald, or Oval cut diamonds will also make it appear bigger.