Not only just sparkly and beautiful, diamonds have long since been considered a symbol of love and romance. Diamond jewelry is definitely a favorite of many women. With the options to dress them up for an elegant event or keep it casual with your daily jeans, this stone is the common choice for engagement rings.
Diamond engagement rings became popular in the 1930s. By 1965, 80% of all brides-to-be were flashing a diamond on their ring finger. However, engagement rings have been around long before the 30’s. In 1215, Pope Innocent III declared a waiting period before betrothal and marriage. The rings were used to symbolize commitment in this period (Today we know this as an engagement).
The first diamond ring used during a proposal was in 1477. Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy. Engagement rings were now common at this time, but diamonds were a rarity and strictly for upper class elite.
The diamond became the true symbol for marriage proposal in 1947 when De Beers Company launched the slogan, “A Diamond is Forever.” Today, more than 78% of engagement rings contain diamonds. Diamonds resilience, sparkly and purity symbolize a man’s commitment to the one he loves.
There are many different styles of diamond engagement rings. The most popular has been the round brilliant cut. Other popular choices include the princess cut, emerald cut and cushion cut.
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