There's a plethora of engagement ring cuts out there—princess, cushion, oval, pear, and so on. While all are undoubtedly beautiful in their own right, certain cuts work for different people—depending on personal style. But if you're about to tie the knot and looking to hint to your S.O. to get the cut that's absolutely classic and will never (ever!) go out of style, may we suggest a solitaire shape?
That's right. We tapped three diamond experts to spill on the one cut that will be around for at least 100 years, and the round shape was unanimously voted the number one cut.
Keep scrolling to learn more—and shop some of our favorite solitaire rings of the moment.
"The ultimate classic, the solitaire is a universally appealing choice for a diamond engagement ring! The center diamond is the focal point and the star of the show! Second, the purchaser has the opportunity to invest all of the important dollars in what will last a lifetime—the center diamond! A woman can always change her mind on the setting style at some point over the course of her marriage, but the diamond lasts forever! Lastly, women will have an opportunity to 'dress' the solitaire up by adding/stacking multiple wedding bands with it. I always tell brides to have fun mixing and matching different metal types (like rose gold!) and styles. — Krista Beerman, director of merchandising, Hearts on Fire
"Solitaire rings have always been a popular choice for brides to be, as they represent a style that is classic, elegant, and truly timeless. A solitaire engagement ring with a quality diamond allows for maximum brilliance and sparkle, which is truly a girl's best friend.” — Mark Keeney, VP of marketing, Ritani
"The solitaire engagement ring is timeless for many reasons. First, it's symbolic—one gemstone to symbolize the enduring union of one couple in their shared lifetime together. Second, a single large stone is the best investment you can make in diamonds. Over time, a large diamond will retain its value better than say three smaller diamonds, though a beautifully designed setting will only ever enhance a ring's value. Third, it's about style, baby. A simple, sparkling diamond will always be in fashion." — Nikki Lawrence, CEO, Gleem & Co.
"The one engagement ring that will never go out of a style is a solitaire engagement ring. They are classic, timeless, and beautiful. They make a statement yet somehow manage to be understated and refined. While most people assume solitaire rings are cookie-cutter and standard, there are endless ways to customize them to make them your own and show off your personality. Break away from the norm and add some color to your life, swapping out that diamond for a gemstone or opting for yellow gold or rose gold instead of the standard white gold and platinum. Unique setting details are another way to make these timeless classics more 'you'—bezel or rope-style settings are delicate and unexpected." — Oded Edelman, co-founder and CEO, James Allen
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