Diamonds go hand-in-hand with glamour, with celebrity and with stylish women and although not the rarest of gemstones (that honour goes to rubies), the popularity of diamonds seems to be forever. Diamond rings are given to celebrate special milestones such as engagements, weddings, anniversaries and birthdays, but also as beautiful gifts for women and increasingly, for men.
Diamonds Rings - Symbols of Love & Romance
Diamonds and diamond rings have became internationally recognized as symbols of enduring love and romance. Their popularity shows no sign of dimming with diamond rings given not only as engagement rings, but as anniversary or eternity rings, wedding rings and 'right hand' rings.
- Diamond Engagement Rings - One of the first diamond engagement rings dates back to 1477 (given by Archduke Maximilian of Austria to Mary of Burgundy). Nowadays diamond engagement rings are worn by over 80% of US women, with solitaire diamonds and princess-cut diamonds amongst the most popular choices. (Find out more about diamond engagement rings.)
- Diamond Wedding Rings - Nearly everyone shopping for diamonds is familiar with the slogan, 'Diamonds are forever' and these few words helped to popularise the setting of diamonds in wedding ring bands. After all a wedding marks the start of a love that (hopefully) lasts forever. (View more about diamond wedding rings.)
- Right Hand Diamond Rings - The single girl doesn't have to miss out on the world's love affair with diamonds, as diamond ring jewelers have also designed diamond rings for non-married or non-engaged women, to be worn on the fourth finger of the right hand, hence their moniker 'right hand rings'.
- Eternity Rings - Originally created to use smaller diamonds, eternity rings are designed to include up to 25 diamonds and are typically exchanged to celebrate both recaptured and enduring love.
- Anniversary Rings - These three-stone diamond rings symbolise each aspect of a relationship; past, present and future. Typically diamond annniversary rings consist of one half-carat diamond flanked by two smaller diamonds. (View more about diamond anniversary rings.)