1 carat solitaire ring
1 carat solitaire ring

1 Carat Solitaire Diamond Rings: 5 Styles

Alicia Briggs | February 15, 2023

Few engagement ring settings are as timeless, elegant, and versatile as a Solitaire setting. If you’re looking for a Solitaire engagement ring, use this article to help you discover our curated selection of VRAI 1 carat Solitaire diamond rings. Read on to learn what a Solitaire ring is, why it’s the most popular setting for an engagement ring, and how to buy the best diamond ring for you.

While the Solitaire rings featuring VRAI created diamonds below will surely inspire you, our Diamond Experts are available to offer personalized guidance in selecting your engagement ring when you book an appointment.

What Is A Solitaire Diamond Ring?

A Solitaire engagement ring is any engagement ring setting that features a single diamond. Most Solitaire settings include 4-6 claws that hold the diamond securely in place. Solitaire is a French word for alone, or singular, which is where this popular setting gets its name from.

What Are The Different Solitaire Settings?

This classic setting has variations suitable for any style or look. For those who prefer a traditional Solitaire setting, consider The Signature, The Signature 6-Prong, or The Classic. The Knife-edge also offers a modern take on this traditional silhouette.

For different variations on the Solitaire setting, you can choose between a Bezel, Cathedral, Halo, Hidden Halo, or Two-Tone engagement rings.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a more dramatic or unique look, opt for The Pavé Dome, The Duet, or The Twisted Classic.

What Does A Solitaire Ring Symbolize?

A Solitaire engagement ring can symbolize finding “the one,” with a single diamond to represent your special someone or the unity of your relationship. Solitaire settings are a timeless yet modern ring, perfect for those with elegant style and a range of tastes.

Are Solitaire Settings A Popular Choice For Engagement Rings?

Solitaire settings are one of the most popular choices for an engagement ring, and they are the most common setting for engagement rings. This enduring setting suits most preferences due to the versatile styles available.

Is A 1 Carat Ring A Good Size For An Engagement Ring?

A 1 carat Solitaire diamond ring is a wonderful choice to highlight the brilliance of any diamond while still making a statement. A 1 carat diamond is also one of the most popular carat weights for an engagement ring. The best diamond carat, however, ultimately depends on your taste and budget.

If you prefer to go up in carat weight, it’s important to note that the price of your diamond ring can rise considerably at a higher carat weight. However, VRAI created diamonds are priced affordably and competitively, so you can indulge in a higher carat weight for less. But have no fear – a 1 carat diamond ring is still an alluring size, without being ostentatious.

Does A Solitaire Setting Make Your Diamond Ring Look Bigger?

Certain Solitaire settings can make your diamond ring appear bigger and more prominent. Halo and Hidden Halo settings will help highlight the brilliance of your diamond by encircling it in pavé set diamonds. This creates the illusion of a bigger diamond. A Bezel setting will have a similar effect, as the diamond is also fully encircled.

Alternatively, you may want to consider a Cathedral setting, which lifts the diamond, putting its full brilliance on display and more visible.

You can view how each 1 carat Solitaire diamond ring on hand will look when you view VRAI engagement rings online. Simply click on each 1 carat diamond ring to see it virtually displayed on a sample size 6 hand.

What Is A Good Diamond Size For A Solitaire Setting?

The best diamond size for a Solitaire setting ultimately comes down to you and your personal preference. Certain diamond shapes are bigger while higher carat weights will also increase the size of your diamond.

That being said, the most popular carat weight for an engagement ring is between 1-2 carats and the most popular diamond shape is a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond. The best diamond size, however, is the one that you love.

What Diamond Shape Looks Biggest In A 1 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring?

Certain diamond shapes will look bigger in a Solitaire setting. A 1 carat Oval Solitaire diamond ring will appear larger thanks to its elongated shape.

Marquise Cut diamonds, Pear Cut diamonds, and Emerald Cut diamonds are other wonderful choices for those who prefer to maximize the carat weight and appearance of their diamond ring.

How Much Does A 1 Carat Solitaire Diamond Ring Cost?

When it comes to 1 carat Solitaire diamond ring prices, the prices will vary considerably. There isn’t an average 1 carat diamond Solitaire ring price because numerous factors determine how much your engagement ring will cost.

Diamond carat prices largely impact your ring's total price —the higher the carat weight, the higher the cost. The price of a 1 carat diamond also largely depends on the diamond shape, as certain shapes are more expensive than others.

The price of your Solitaire diamond ring will also be determined by the diamond 4Cs. Diamonds with a higher diamond grade will cost more than diamonds of a lower grade.

Once you’ve chosen a diamond you love, the cost of your Solitaire diamond ring will vary depending on the Solitaire setting you choose, whether or not you have a pavé set band, and the metal choice you make.

Why Should You Choose a Lab-Grown Diamond Solitaire Ring?

When you choose a Solitaire engagement ring sustainably created by VRAI, you’re making a lifetime investment that symbolizes both your love and your values.

Every VRAI engagement ring features a VRAI created diamond produced in our zero-emission foundry, with no human or environmental toll, and a guaranteed point of origin. Mined diamonds cannot make the same guarantee.

When you select VRAI 1 carat Solitaire diamond rings, you’re also choosing a high-quality diamond at a more affordable price. We can offer some of the best diamond prices because we sustainably create every lab-grown diamond ourselves, with no middlemen markups.

How to Buy A Solitaire Diamond Ring

If you’d like to buy a Solitaire diamond engagement ring, you can easily do so on our website or in person at a VRAI showroom. The best and easiest way to buy the perfect Solitaire engagement ring for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation with our VRAI Diamond Experts. When you do, you’ll receive a $100 credit toward your engagement ring.

If you’d like to buy an engagement ring online, first browse our selection of VRAI Solitaire engagement rings. Once you’ve chosen your Solitaire ring, you can pick the band and metal color and then select your diamond.

You can view VRAI created diamonds by carat weight to easily see the 1 carat diamonds available. After you’ve chosen the perfect diamond for you, you’ll be prompted to select your ring size before purchasing the ring.

If you’d like to create a completely one-of-a-kind Solitaire diamond ring, book an appointment with our VRAI Diamond Experts to talk about creating the custom engagement ring of your dreams.

Top 5 Women’s 1 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring Styles

Discover a few of our favorite, unique, and best-selling 1 carat diamond ring Solitaire settings, below.

Round Floating Solitaire Ring

  1. The Floating Solitaire

The floating Solitaire is a diamond forward Solitaire ring, perfect for those who want to make a statement. This setting lifts the diamond, so it appears to be floating, and the pavé band enhances the brilliance of the Hidden Halo setting.

Pear Hidden Halo Ring

2.The Classic Hidden Halo

For those with more traditional tastes, but who still want maximum brilliance, consider The Classic Hidden Halo. To enhance this timeless look, opt for a 1 carat Solitaire diamond ring with a yellow gold band.

Round Double Band Ring

3.The Double Band

A unique and current design, The Double Band symbolizes strength and unity. Choose a plain band for a more subtle look or a pavé band with Baguette diamonds for a modern look.

Trillion Baguette Bar Ring

4.The Baguette Bar

Perfect for art deco lovers or those with modern tastes, The Baguette Bar is a sleek Solitaire ring with diamond accents. It’s a confident design that's equal parts vintage-inspired and contemporary.

Tapered Classic Ring

  1. The Tapered Classic

The Tapered Classic can be easily customized to suit a variety of styles, from vintage-inspired to modern. It features sleek, clean lines and a traditional Solitaire silhouette, that beautifully highlights the center stone.

Top Men’s 1 Carat Solitaire Diamond Rings

Every VRAI Solitaire engagement ring can be worn by men or any gender. VRAI Solitaire rings are available in a size 3-11 but can be customized to perfectly fit additional sizes when you speak with our Diamond Experts.

Some of our most popular men’s Solitaire rings include our Signet Ring, The Brushed Baguette Band, or The Inlay Band.

Shop Solitaire Lab-Grown Diamond Rings

Explore our beautiful 1 carat Solitaire diamond rings, sustainably created by VRAI, online or in person at our VRAI showrooms. Our Diamond Experts are available to offer personalized, complimentary guidance in choosing the right Solitaire setting for your engagement ring when you book an appointment.