Solitaire Diamond Rings
Experience romance like never before with a stunning solitaire ring. At Hoskings, we cherish all diamond rings, but there's something truly special about a solitaire diamond engagement ring. Timeless and elegant, it's the classic choice for expressing your love. Whether it's a brilliant cut, princess cut, or any other shape, set on a band of your desired choice, a solitaire diamond ring is a dream for every bride-to-be. If you're seeking that perfect symbol of love, you've found it here! Explore our collection now and make your romantic statement.
Is the spectacular sparkle the only reason that people choose a solitaire engagement ring? Nope, there are many reasons why our customers prefer this stunning solitaire diamond for their forever ring.
- Timeless appeal – solitaires never, ever go out of style. They’re just as popular now as they were hundreds of years ago.
- Forever love – most would agree that the solitaire is the ultimate engagement ring style and confirms your relationship status at first glance.
- Looks good on everyone – the solitaire diamond is flattering on every shaped hand and finger, making it the perfect choice for a surprise proposal!
- Versatile – the solitaire looks great with wedding bands and when stacked with other rings. Perfect if you’re wearing with an eternity ring or push present too.
- Showstopper – a solitaire diamond is always the centre of attention.
Solitaire diamonds truly look great in all settings. The most traditional is the ‘prong’ or ‘claw’ setting. These are claw-like prongs that clasp the diamond above the band to allow it to catch the light and intensify the sparkle. There are usually 4 or 6 prongs holding the solitaire diamond in place. A variation of this is the cathedral setting, where the diamond is lifted on arches high above the band,
There’s also the ‘bezel’ setting which is where the diamond is encased in a shaped surround. This is a very secure setting that covers the bottom part of the diamond.
Yes, you can absolutely buy a solitaire engagement ring online. But with such an important purchase, it’s vital to do your homework before you buy. Our ‘engagement ring styles’ and ‘how to choose an engagement ring’ blog posts will help you choose your favourite solitaire engagement ring.
The fundamental things to know before you buy a solitaire engagement ring online are:
It’s said that very first diamond engagement ring was made in 1477, when Maximilian I of Austria used a solitaire engagement ring to propose to Mary of Burgundy. Many hundreds of years later, the solitaire engagement ring is still one of the most popular engagement ring styles. Some surveys say that the solitaire makes up for approximately 70% of all engagement ring styles sold.
Though, we know many of our customers also love the sparkling pave settings, three stone rings, bezel setting and halo rings too. It really comes down to personal preference.
There are a few key considerations when it comes to buying solitaire diamond rings. Probably one of the most important is choosing the right diamond for your style and budget.
The value of a diamonds is based on the 4Cs, that’s their carat, cut, colour and clarity. The carat (ct) means the weight of the diamond and most solitaire diamonds are measured between 0.25ct to 1.5ct. The cut describes how the diamond is cut and shaped from its rough state to its finished symmetrical polished shape. Colour is measured from the most rare and desirable ‘D’ (colourless) to Z (noticeable colour). And finally, clarity refers to the number of natural blemishes (aka inclusions) in the stone.
It's also important to consider the shape of the stone. Most people think of round solitaire diamonds, but you can also have square cut, oval, pear, emerald, marquise, heart or cushion shaped diamonds. You should also think about what settings and type of metal you prefer to have your solitaire mounted in. But most importantly, choose the diamond you like at a price you feel comfortable with.