So, you have made the decision to purchase a ring, and congratulations! This is likely an engagement ring, and don’t worry – your options will be nearly unlimited. There are many great things about solitaire diamond rings, and we will look at what those are in this article. There are also many shapes to choose from, and important diamond buying tips to be aware of. Not to mention the prices that accompany a 1.5 carat stone. We will answer these questions and get you started on your quest in no time – just read below!
What is a Solitaire?
A solitaire ring is simply a stand-alone gem. It might be a garnet or opal or diamond, but it is still a solitaire if no other gems, including small accent diamonds, accompany it. Usually, this look also calls for a simple band. Otherwise it would take away attention from the center stone.
What is so Great About It?
Many things! A solitaire provides the opportunity to showcase a specific stone. It will not have to compete for attention or be lost in all the sparkle.
It also works well whether the center stone is huge or whether it is a .25 carat. Because when something stands by itself, it automatically causes you to look. So, size doesn’t matter all that much for this type of style.
Last, it gives you the leeway to be creative in other areas, like the shape of the diamond and the metal used in the band. You can mix these up however you want!
What Shapes are Available?
Hang onto your seats, because we have quite a few options in this department! There are the typical and very popular round and princess (square) shapes. They are popular for a reason – they’re gorgeous! These look great with solitaires, especially in a raised setting that shows them off. However, if you like to be more creative than that, there are other options beyond the traditional.
Hearts, ovals, marquis, emeralds, and cushion shapes are just a few more choices to decide between. It is best to first determine whether you want a geometric look, in which case a princess, emerald, or something similar might be better, or a subtler shape, like the oval, marquis or round.
The 4 C’s
Possibly the most important factors in choosing a diamond, and they matter especially for a solitaire, as it sits alone and may be examined closer than usual. The 4 C’s are color, cut, carat and clarity. You will want something of high clarity and cut. Period. These determine the sparkle and overall quality of the stone. The color also matters, and you should aim for a high grade here, as well. The carat has already been determined as 1.5, so that is settled. When you are going to buy a solitaire, it is best to spend a little more to get a beautiful diamond that can stand up to scrutiny.
Prices For a 1.5 Carat Diamond
We will base our pricing off of a popular and trustworthy internet company, Blue Nile. For a fairly simple single stone ring of 1.5 carats, you can expect to pay about $7,000.00. View some nice rings here: https://beyond4cs.com/engagement-ring/1-5-carat/
Ritani has another great option. It’s just the diamond with emerald shape, but a setting would not be the expensive part. You may spend a few thousand on the setting and end up with a $20,000.00 ring.
Since you need to have a good quality stone, and the band will likely not be expensive, these are good prices to aim for. You can probably go cheaper if you are willing to sacrifice quality, but tread lightly in that area.
Now you know not only what a solitaire is, but why you might like one and what is available on the market as far as shapes. We’ve also gone over some pricing to help you determine your budget. Armed with these new ideas, you should have no problem determining what is important for you when selecting a solitaire diamond ring. We hope this aids you on your journey, and remember to enjoy the process as much as possible!