A lot of people trace the roots of the modern engagement ring back to the year 1477, (when Mary of Burgundy was proposed by Archduke Maximilian of Austria with a ring set with diamond flecks in the shape of an M). Others contend that this practice goes back much further—to cavemen weaving rings out of grass to propose their companions and Egyptians buried with rings made of gold or silver wire wrapping their left hand’s third finger, which links to the heart via the love vein. But with the advent of the Tiffany-style diamond solitaire ring in the year 1886, diamond engagement rings changed engagements and proposals and how we think about both. The very first diamond Solitaire engagement ring was made in the past by placing a single beautiful diamond over a precious metal band. The design of the solitaire ring featured the center gemstone prominently and allowed for maximum sparkle and light play. Until now Diamond solitaire engagement ring designs had emphasized complex settings, so it was a shift to place the attention on a solitary glittering stone.
At Global Diamond Montreal, our peerlessly beautiful solitaire engagement rings evoke the priceless moment of two people starting a life together. Each diamond solitaire is hand-selected for unique sparkle and set in rose gold, yellow gold, and wondrous platinum designs that make a sophisticated and elegant statement. Each fascinating design embodies our unbeatable diamond heritage and celebrates the world’s most iconic symbol of love.
REASONS TO LOVE SOLITAIRES
A solitaire engagement ring is the symbol of classic and gives elegant beauty that never succumbs to trends. Solitaires highlight the magnificence of your gemstone or diamond and look great with both the most sizable gems and modest-sized diamonds.
DIFFERENT SOLITAIRE SETTINGS AND STYLES
There are numerous styles and setting alternatives within the realm of solitaire engagement rings. The most famous choice is still the Tiffany-style setting, with a cautiously selected single diamond set with 4-6 prongs atop a beautiful precious metal band. These settings get the maximum amount of light that hits your center stone, showing off its brilliance. But some women prefer a diamond ring with a lower profile, for instance, a bezel-set solitaire. Both of them are beautiful in their own way. Yes, solitaire rings are classily simple in design, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. These solitaire rings can be modern, classic, or utterly unique.