Solitaire Engagement Rings
Solitaire Engagement Rings Dallas TX
The solitaire engagement rings is sometimes generically called the tiffany solitaire named for the company that designed a six prong setting that was raised up from the band in 1886, designed to maximize the diamond's brilliance. Today, the solitaire comes in a subtle variety of styles, but the basics are all the same. Regardless of the diamond's shape, a solitaire engagement rings will have no stones but the center stone and will usually be set with prongs where it is raised off the top of a precious metal band. The two most popular styles today are the classic tiffany setting and the cathedral.
The cathedral setting has two arm-like spires that reach out to the diamond. The diamond is still set in the appropriate head. Cathedral solitaires usually vary depending on the shape of the diamond in the center. If the center stone has flat sides like the princess cut diamond the sides of the cathedral are flatter and less round. Most cathedrals solitaire settings are rounded and as the metal flows towards the diamond it may taper to a softer rounded point, drawing the eye to the center stone. Another design surrounds the shape of the diamond in a frame of gold called a bezel setting.
The shape of the bezel is the exact shape and dimension of the center stone, holding the stone firmly in the ring. One design where the ring itself holds and suspends the diamond without the need of a head the ring is called a tension set solitaire. The tension set solitaire is thicker than most solitaire designs and will hold the diamond one of two ways. The first style of tension set solitaire has the diamond held from the left and right side of the diamond, applying equal pressure on the sides of the diamond. The second version holds the diamond from the top and bottom of the diamond and is usually connected under the diamond to ensure the security of the diamond.
This style is called a bypass, named for one side of the ring raise up to hold the top of the diamond while the opposite holds the bottom bypassing the center stone. It comes down to the solitaire, it simply a ring with no other stone but the center regardless of metal type. Most will envision the classic tiffany solitaire, thin and simple but there are choices. Aura Diamonds has a wide selection of unique solitaire engagement rings in Dallas to fit your personal style.