When the term ‘Solitaire’ is used to describe a jewellery setting, its referring to a piece of jewellery featuring a single diamond. This can include diamond pendants, diamond rings, engagement rings, diamond earrings and more. Whether it’s a special occasion, anniversary, birthday or gift to yourself this style of diamond setting will always remain timeless and is a piece you can wear daily. One of the most popular solitaire styles is by far used on engagement rings.
Types of Solitaire Diamond Settings
There are many settings to consider when purchasing the perfect solitaire diamond jewel. The first thing you need to consider is the shape of diamond you want the jewel to be set with as this will determine the style of setting. Popular setting styles include prongs, rub over, cathedral and tension. By far the most popular and traditional out of those styles is the prong setting, where claws of metal secure the stone in place – like small wires that bind the stone. The prongs are welded to the band to ensure complete safety. The second popular choice is a modern rub over setting where a rim of metal is arched around the stone so it completely surrounds the diamond. This style is an ideal choice for busy, active lifestyles.