Solitaires with a Twist
The Radio Flyer red wagon. The 1965 Mustang. Coca-cola. Frank Sinatra. Audrey Hepburn. All classics. These icons of style that have withstood the test of time make us both nostalgic and happy. They inspire us. And they have multi-generational appeal.
Over the past months, Milne Jewelry has spent time reflecting on all things classic, particularly the diamond solitaire ring. Long a symbol of sophistication and grace, these four- and six-prong mountings have functioned as can’t-go-wrong choices for grooms-to-be.
And why is the solitaire a classic? Because it’s timeless and refined. And because there’s no better way to show off a gorgeous diamond than with a shank and mounting that lets everyone see the stone’s brilliance. Inspired, the design team broke out their sketch pads to pay homage to classic solitaire in a collection we call Solitaires with a Twist.
At a glance, each ring shines as a solitaire, but closer inspection reveals an intricate design. With these diamond solitaires, our design team set out to create styles that remained faithful to the solitaire’s proven aesthetic but incorporate fresh detailing that fashionable brides are sure to appreciate. Best of all, the special, subtle features on these rings don’t detract from the beauty of the diamond; they enhance it. Even more appealing is that these styles are designed to fit flush against almost any straight-walled band.
These are three of my personal favorites:
Style 122427 places the diamond on a bold pedestal. Borrowing from the Baroque period, the head combines audacious scale with intricate detailing and a beadwork shank.
Style 122417 is a ribbon-shaped setting that wraps the diamond and holds it high. The overall design offers a great balance between structure and elegance and is perfect for the bride who prefers a clean style with an unexpected twist.
Style 122434 shows off a Bas-relief scroll design that shines. The artistry featured in and around the shank borrows styling from antiquity. A woman who appreciates the ornate paired with the subtle elegance of a solitaire is sure to find her match with this ring.
As always, our team had you in mind by offering on-trend bands to complement these classic solitaires.