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Don’t Know Which Engagement Ring to Choose? Do This.

Employ the KISS strategy: Keep It Simple, Solitaire.

When in doubt about the setting, focus on the diamond and have it set in a solitaire-style engagement ring. It’s classic, affordable, and makes every diamond shape look fantastic. Just let her know she can choose the setting of her dreams if a solitaire isn’t it.

However, much like a classic strapless wedding gown, solitaires are a very popular style; so chances are high you’ll get it right the first time.

Petite Four-Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring in 18k Yellow Gold

The traditional solitaire consists of a ring head with four or six prongs that holds a center diamond and that’s it—no other stones along the band (or shank as it’s called in the biz). A four-prong solitaire allows more light to circulate around the stone compared to a six-prong, which tends to be a little more secure, given the two extra prongs. A small diamond can look smaller when set in a six-prong, but the true difference between a four-and six-prong is marginal—don’t let it slow you down.

1 Carat Preset Princess-Cut Petite Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold
Not Available In United Arab Emirates (Dubai Only)

Similar to solitaires are sidestone rings, where the main center stone is flanked by a trail of tiny pavé diamonds that go part way or entirely around the shank. This is also a very popular—and safe—style to go with when you’re unsure or overwhelmed by the choices.