Geting engaged can never be under estimated as one of life's most important movment.
signifies the beginning of the next chapter of your life, A strong personal commitment to the one you Love.
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Of course,it is the famous 1930s marketing campaign created by De Beers, the celebrated diamond cartel, that really brought the giving of engagement rings to the fore. The campaign educated the public about the ‘4 Cs’ - cut, carat, colour, and clarity of diamonds, and launched the famous slogan - "a diamond is forever".
Most Popular Engagement Rings Styles
Black Diamond Engagement Rings
Blue Saphire Engagement Rings
Halo Engagement Rings
Shoulder Set Engagement Rings
Large Diamond Engagement Rings
Solitaire Engagement Rings
Trilogy Engagement Rings
Vintage Engagement Rings
Bespoke Handmade Engagement Rings
Getting engaged can never be under estimated as one of life’s most important moments. It signifies the beginning of the next chapter of your life, a strong personal commitment to the one you love.
It shows the world that you intend to spend the rest of your days with a partner that you truly love. Traditionally, popping ‘the’question is accompanied bythe giving of an engagement ring. This tradition is believed to date back as far in history as the Ancient Egyptians. Evidenceof Egyptian men presenting their brides to be with handmade rings made from reeds, sedges, papyrus and other natural elements such as leather, bone or ivory have been discovered.
The first recorded giving of an engagement ring was by Archduke Maximillian of Austria to his fiancé Mary of Burgundy in 1477. However, it was not until the 1870's when diamonds were discovered in South Africa that diamond engagement rings became more widely available through the jewellery industry.
Choose Your Diamond Shape
The cut also determines the ‘shape’ of the diamond but cut and shape should never be confused,they are two different entities.
Round brilliant cut diamonds
This is a true classic and possibly the most popular diamond shape as it suits any setting and ring style and is completely timeless.
For many couples choosing an engagement ring can be a minefield. However , if you understand the guidelines of the ‘4 Cs’ which is a universally accepted method for assessing the quality of a diamond, finding the perfect diamond engagement ring will become a lot easier:
This creates the sparkle and brilliance that diamonds are known for by influencing the stones interaction with light. The quality of the cut of a diamond is vitally important as incorrect cutting can compromise a diamonds’ sparkle.
This measures the weight of a diamond, not the size. One carat is equal to 0.2gm or 200mgm and is divided into 100 smaller units called points i.e. three-quarters of a carat is 75 points. A diamond with a large carat weight will be most valuable due to its rarity.
This measures the number of imperfections, called ‘inclusions',in a diamond. Inclusions can affect the diamond's fire, but they are what makes each diamond unique and therefore cannot really be regarded as a fault.
All diamonds are graded by their colour. The most valuable (and rarest) colour being white/ colourless. This is the most popular colour of diamond used for engagement rings.