Looking Back at Diamond Rings

Perhaps the most unforgettable piece of jewellery a woman may ever own the diamond ring has earned its place as the iconic choice for engagements today.


The idea of love rings can be said to have dated back to Ancient Egyptian times. They believed that circles were symbols of eternity and couples would exchange rings of braided grass which were worn on the left hand ring finger symbolising devotion. However, it was believed to be the Ancient Romans who linked the ring to marriage, gifting them to their betrothed.


Today people know of DeBeers to be behind the diamond ring. While they popularised it for engagements, diamond rings have been used to symbolise love for centuries. The diamond engagement ring was actually first given in 1477 when the Archduke Maximillian of Austria gifted one to his soon to be wife Mary of Burgundy. This thereafter influenced those of higher social class and significant wealth to give diamond rings to their loved ones.

Celebrating Solitaires Today

Describing a singular diamond or gemstone set into a ring, a solitaire, is a classic diamond engagement ring that will never go out of style. Beautifully showcasing the true splendour of a diamond, a solitaire is the perfect way to make an elegant statement with the world’s most iconic symbol of love.


A solitaire represents a girl who is feminine and romantic, even though this style is simple there are plenty of options when it comes to picking the perfect piece. A solitaire ring can be crafted in a range of metals and a beautiful array of settings. The timeless design can also be made with any diamond cut and allows for more unusual shapes. Although it is a classic choice it can still be contemporary with the focus solely on the glittering centre stone.

Although modern advances have led to unique new takes and innovations in diamond trends, brides-to-be can still revert back to the classics. The solitaire has remained a timeless style that continues to be one of the top selling engagement pieces due to its simplicity and elegance.

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