One of the most stressful aspects of an engagement (at least for the groom) is the choice of a ring. Something about engagement jewellery makes brides become extremely specific about what kind of configuration their ring should have, and this sometimes leaves the other halves a little at a loss, as well as under pressure to do well.
For these grooms, solitaire engagement rings are often not only the default option, but a true blessing as well. These are the types of engagement rings it is very hard to go wrong with, and purchasing one of them is sure to have even the most hapless groom in his bride’s good books.
But what exactly makes solitaire engagement rings such a good, safe choice for a ring with which to seal your affection? The answer lies not in a single factor, but in a number of characteristics which, when combined, ensure this type of ring has a high success rate.
The first of these factors is, of course, the stunning visual appeal of this type of gem. Solitaire engagement rings, regardless of the cut of their diamond or of the setting chosen to support it, are always designed with the sole aim of highlighting the stone which tops them. As such, they will invariably be instantly pleasing to the eye, projecting a dazzling aura sure to leave any bride enthralled.
Also adding to the effectiveness of this type of ring is their classical and traditional nature. Solitaire engagement rings pretty much represent the default for what most people envision when thinking of a ‘diamond ring’; when such rings appear in the media, they also invariably fall into this category. As such, a groom presenting his bride with a jewel of this type will have the helpful backing of about two centuries of popular culture, ensuring the risk of failure is significantly lower than it would be with a bolder, more unusual setting.
Finally, working against the groom’s wallet but in favour of his reputation with his bride, there is the question of the price. Solitaire rings are generally on the more expensive end of the spectrum, so presenting a beloved significant other with one of them will let her know just how valuable she is in her groom’s eyes. This inevitably will lead to smiles rather than disappointment.
It is clear, then, just why so many people choose to go for solitaire rings when shopping for engagement jewellery. The setting continues to represent a safe, attractive option to slip on a ‘bride to be’s’ finger.