Though engagement rings have evolved—colored stones, diamond-studded bands, and complex custom designed aren’t unusual these days—it’s doubtful any option will ever surpass the diamond solitaire for its timeless, classic elegance. Of course, there are options even in solitaires, which accommodate any diamond shape and coordinate well with any wedding band. And let’s face it: if you’re surprising an intended, and you don’t know what she likes? You really can’t miss with a safe choice that’s easy to find. At any given time, pawn shops in South Florida have many to choose from, and in a range of price points, too.

platinum and diamond engagement ring

Platinum and diamond engagement ring

In choosing a diamond solitaire, begin with stone shape. Since that single diamond is the focus of the ring, you want to be sure to choose a shape you find aesthetically appealing, particularly when unadorned. The most popular choice—more than half of engagement ring purchases—is the round brilliant, which is a safe choice if you can’t decide or don’t know what your intended prefers. Other brilliant cuts stone shapes include oval, heart, marquise, and pear.

14k yellow gold solitaire diamond engagement ring

14k yellow gold solitaire diamond engagement ring

Next, consider the stone’s setting. Prong settings are popular because they emphasize the diamond and preserve the classic minimalism that makes the solitaire so attractive in the first place. Cathedral settings can make smaller diamonds appear larger, and bezel and tension settings are also seen frequently. Your jewelry can explain the differences. Finally, don’t forget about the four Cs—carat, color, clarity, and cut; if you need explanations about any of them, ask our experts at National Pawn and Jewelry in Fort Lauderdale.