Round brilliant solitaire engagement rings are the classic engagement ring setting. No matter where you see a round brilliant solitaire engagement ring, even when worn on the right hand or on a chain around the neck, you know what it is and what it symbolizes. Its beauty lies in its simplicity: just a single stone, a simple band, and minimal prongs to hold the diamond in place. Because there’s only one star of the show in a solitaire engagement ring, it’s got to be a good diamond. And we’ve got our eyes on several high quality, GIA-certified round brilliant diamonds set into sleek, gorgeous platinum settings.
First up, we have a practically perfect 1 carat round brilliant engagement ring. The diamond is D in color, the best grade possible, and an impressive VS1 in clarity – simply put, this is an exceptional diamond. A minimalist platinum band that gently tapers in the center is the only acceptable setting for a diamond this beautiful.
If size is more your thing (and we know plenty of ladies who unequivocally choose “Carat” as their favorite of the four C’s), we offer this 2.62 carat round brilliant for your consideration. While its I color and SI1 clarity grade score lower than the one above, they’re still both very good grades. I colored diamonds still appear colorless in most environments and settings, and any inclusions in an SI1 diamond are extremely difficult to detect with the naked eye. These lower grades allow your budget more leeway in the size department!
If you need size and color and clarity, this 3.65 carat sparkler is a fantastic bang for your buck without sacrificing quality. An H color grade is only the second in the “near colorless” range, and is a clean, clear white. The clarity grade for this ring is a fantastic VS1, with pretty much impossible to spot inclusions. This is a huge, beautiful diamond.
For an all around wonderful deal, this 1.20 carat round is still a great size (larger than the average engagement ring diamond weighing 1.18 carats total). Its color is a J, still well within the near colorless range and still a beautiful diamond. The clarity is SI2, so it has some inclusions but they’re not easy to find without a loupe (or at least sitting still and staring and the diamond intensely). We love the 6 prong setting, the rounded edge band, and most especially the price. This GIA certified round brilliant engagement ring is $6995.