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Why do engagement rings have diamonds?

It is hard to imagine weddings and related ceremonies without bringing up the topic of diamond rings that the bride and groom would be exchanging to formalize their union. However, while diamonds have been around for billions of years (most being 1 to 3.5 billion years old), their introduction into the world of jewelry, and subsequently into wedding and engagement rings, has been a very recent phenomenon in the context of its history. It was only around the late 19th century that they started appearing more commonly in wedding rings, although they do find sporadic mentions in the documented history of ancient times.

Historians believe that the practice of engagement rings can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where brides were first known to introduce the practice of wearing non-metal rings to represent devotion. As civilization advanced from there on and the usage of metals started becoming more common, the concept of engagement rings began spreading across Rome, Europe, and Asia. The Romans were documented to have started using iron metal at first, then moving to gold, and finally introducing diamonds into matrimonial rings.

The breakthrough for diamond rings in modern times came in 1938 when the diamond cartel De Beers started a marketing campaign, wherein one of the first elements of the campaign was to educate the audience about the 4Cs, being cut, color, carat, and clarity. In the initial stages, it was claimed that diamond rings were going out of style and the market research pointed out that the prices of diamonds were also plummeting. Eventually, the campaign by De Beers came around and instead tried to persuade the customers that a diamond ring is essential and the only acceptable stone for any wedding or engagement. Subsequently, the slogan “a diamond is forever” was introduced in 1947.

In recent times, brides have gravitated towards unconventional stones, shapes, and exceptional settings in their engagement rings. In the present scenario, a classic diamond ring has made such a massive mark in the wedding market because of which it’s attained the status of an iconic product rather than just a ritual when it comes to engagement and wedding ceremonies.

As the De Beers promoted adage goes, “a diamond is forever,” and to help you find your perfect fine stone, thediamondkart.com presents some of their finest rings from various collections. These rings are our personal favorite from the “Rings for her” collections in the e-store. To explore more, you can visit our collection gallery and pick a diamond ring suitable for you or your partner.

Classic solitaires have an all-time trend of displaying sheer elegance and sophistication, which looks classy for your formal meeting and stylish at the same time. The Celaeno Diamond Ring does this same thing. It features in the “classic solitaire” collection at thediamondkart.com and the ring’s metal weight is about 2.43 grams, with a total carat weight of around 0.12 carats. It comes up to a height of 20.2 mm and 4.8 mm in width. It is round in shape featuring a beautiful diamond right in the center with seven others surrounding and elevating it. There are two leaf pattern designs which end up complimenting all the diamonds with a pressure setting type. The 18K yellow gold diamond ring is priced around Rs. 17,420/-

  • Kehlani Diamond Ring

The Kehlani Diamond Ring features in the “solitaire side stone” collection at thediamondkart.com. The word magnificent would be apt for the diamond ring as it brings out a fancy yet classy look. The ring’s metal weight is about 7.53 grams, and the total carat weight is around 0.54 carats. It comes up to a height of 23.5 mm and 11.67mm in width. It is round in shape featuring 151 sparkling diamonds starting from the center and going halfway down the entire ring. The diamonds follow a floral design pattern, giving the ring a feminine look with a pressure setting type. The 18K white gold diamond ring is priced around Rs. 64,406

  • Rasee Diamond Band

This one is for the musician hidden in her. If your fiancée has musical talent and manages to mesmerize you and the crowd just by hitting the right notes and keys, this ring would be the one you should pick! The ring would be a perfect setting for her formal events as well as for the ever-casual karaoke nights. The ring’s metal weight is about 2.48 grams, and the total carat weight is around 0.11 carats. It comes up to a height of 19.9 mm and 10mm in width. It is round in shape featuring 28diamondstaking the shape of two musical notes right in the center of the ring. The musical notes sport an outgoing and overall casual look with a surface prong setting type. The 18K yellow gold diamond ring is priced around Rs. 17,005

  • Giselle Diamond Ring

The word grandiose would be appropriate for The Giselle Diamond Ring as it is visible by taking one look at its appearance, style, and size. The imposing diamond ring is featuring under the “bands for her” collection at thediamondkart.com. Giving an ultra-royal look on the bride’s finger, this ring’s metal weight is about 3.51 grams, and the total carat weight is around 0.20 carats. It comes up to a height of 21.67 mm and 6.08 mm in width. It is round in shape featuring 13 splendid diamonds, wherein each one is placed one after the other following an intricate design pattern all around the ring with a surface prong setting type. The 18K yellow gold diamond ring is priced around Rs. 26816

  • Echo Diamond Band

Women are all about the details, intricate patterns, and designs when it comes to jewelry. Especially when it comes to their D-day, they leave no stone unturned to adorn the perfect clothes, jewelry, which includes the special rock on her finger.  Here’s where the Echo Diamond Ring fits into the picture. This diamond ring features in the “designer” collection, which also showcases rings with some beautiful designs that will surely win her heart. The ring’s metal weight is about 2.43 grams, and the total carat weight is around 0.15 carats. It comes up to a height of 21.58 mm and 9.6mm in width. It is round in shape featuring 13 diamonds which are studded in the middle of detailed floral design and also towards the end of each flower petal with a prong setting type. The 18K yellow gold diamond ring is priced around Rs. 19,280

  • Twirl and Blosson Diamond Ring

When it comes to a woman’s wedding, flowers have always played a significant part in her ensemble, sometimes also used to enhance the beauty of the bride. Floral patterns and designs tend to bring out the delicate and feminine side of a woman, and we cannot leave diamond rings far behind. Speaking about floral diamonds, thediamondkart.com offers a whole range of designs inspired by the most elegant flowers. One of the many rings in our floral section is the Twirl and Blosson Diamond Ring, featuring in the “spring” collection. The intricate pattern gives the ring an elegant look and, at the same time, showcases the feminine side of the woman due to the elegant design.The ring’s metal weight is about 3.0 grams, and the total carat weight is around 0.24 carats. It comes up to a height of 19.2 mm and 20.3mm in width. The ring is round in shape featuring 13 diamonds, which are studded in the middle of detailed floral design and also on the extended leaves and buds of the design with a pave and plate prong setting type. The 18K yellow gold diamond ring is priced around Rs. 27,201

These are just a few picks among the many designs that caught our attention among the extensive collection on the site, with all rates mentioned above subject to change based on the latest prices of gold and gemstones. So do feel free to go ahead, explore further, and pick the ideal ring for your loved one or yourself from thediamondkart.com. They are currently offering online free shipping across India and have a 30-Day return policy, in the off chance that you may doubt your decision later. But take our word for it – your joy on presenting a diamond ring shall live on forever, just like a diamond. Happy shopping!

Written by Anshul Sharma

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