The single stand alone solitaire was still available but not the only choice anymore, although it is still considered one of the best quality engagement rings. With the introduction of wider bands to incorporate baguette diamonds, accenting the solitaire has started to become the norm. There are still traditionalists out there and this is perfectly fine. Personally my fiance has a solitaire ring, but added to this is a second ring with accent diamonds that is perfectly shaped just to complement this ring. The solitaire itself is a break from tradition. It is a modified marquise diamond in the shape of a tear drop. I gave this as a symbol for the tears I would shed if she was ever to leave me.