Think back to classics 1965 Mustang, Coca-cola, Frank Sinatra, and Audrey Hepburn. These icons have withstood the test of time, bringing nostalgia and happiness to our lives. These classics continue to inspire us with their multi-generational appeal. Likewise, solitaires are another timeless trend that has yet to fade away. Long a symbol of sophistication and grace, these timeless options have served as staple choices for decades, withstanding the test of time.
Why are solitaires a classic? They’re simple and refined. And there’s no better way to show off a gorgeous diamond than with a shank and mounting that directs onlookers to the center stone’s brilliance.
At a glance, each ring featured here shines as a solitaire. But closer inspection reveals their intricate design and accents. With the Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings featured below, we have set out to create styles that remained faithful to the solitaire’s proven aesthetic while incorporating fresh details that fashionable brides are sure to appreciate. Best of all, these special, subtle features don’t detract from the beauty of the center stone– they enhance it!
From an overhead view, this style seems like a simple solitaire ring. But peer underneath the head for silky scrollwork and a hidden gem. Influenced by the Baroque period, this is one of our favorite Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings as it adds just a touch of intricate beaded details to its classic form. It also has a knife edged shank that tapers at the top, which we really dig.
This ring features two fascinating twists. A six prong setting is an easy way to make any simple solitaire distinctive. This design goes further by detailing the bottom of each prong with a diamond-accented heart motif. Then the knife-edge shank adds depth and dimension that keeps the design simple, yet elegant.
With its subtle arches, this take on Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings is robust, yet delicate. Small diamonds take discreet refuge in the bridge of this striking cathedral setting. We have shown Engagement rings with stones in them, but since they are either on the side of the ring, or underneath the center stone, we still consider these to be solitaire engagement rings.