Why exactly do so many engagement rings have diamonds? We take a closer look at the history behind this ring, and how it became the modern standard.
Diamonds may get most of the attention, but there are other parts of a ring that are just as important. Let’s take a look at some of the metal options.
No piece of jewellery says love quite like an engagement ring. Exquisite, valuable, and indestructible, these qualities have earned gemstones their reputation as the ultimate symbol of enduring love, passion, and commitment. It was said that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with valuable stones.
The Greeks believed that the fire in a precious stone reflected the unfaltering flame of fondness whilst the Romans believed that gems were tears of the perfect creatures.For the Indians, they were rabbit’s feet keeping the wearer away from sickness, misfortune, and bestowing qualities of keenness. To others, they were stones that heal disease and impart wisdom – talismans of power and foresight.
Once only owned by the powerful or the astoundingly rich, precious stones are now more accessible albeit no less stunning or valuable.
The most crucial factor in picking an engagement ring is that it reflects the wearer’s taste and personality.
The latest ring design trends
Although precious stones have a timeless appeal, the way in which we choose to display them is constantly changing. With this is mind; what are the current styles for engagement rings?
A sense of individual expression is what characterises a lot of the popular designs at the moment. Engagement rings come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Now is the perfect time to invest in a piece that feels completely one of a kind.
The settings for engagement rings are currently solid, yet feminine with a distinctive deco feel. Other common characteristics include:
- Geometric, deco shapes with circle and square cut gems
- Wide style engagement rings that catch the eye
- Asymmetrical arrangements that incorporate unusually cut precious stones, for instance, princess cut;
- Brightly coloured gems (extreme yellow, cognac, or chocolate chestnut)
- Mixing round stones with abstract shapes;
- The usage of space within the ring plot (showing gems against skin) to give a significant ring a light, modern feel
Valuable stone engagement rings are a marvellous choice as they are imperishable and compliment any outfit as well as other embellishments. Remember that an engagement ring is something that you wear for a lifetime so taking the time to carefully select the right design is imperative. You’ll also need to consider how it will sit with your wedding ring and without a doubt an unbelievable time.