From centuries, an engagement ring is considered as a symbol of devotion and love. The Ancient Egyptians has started using diamonds in their rings. However, the first ring was given by Archduke Maximillian in 1477 when he proposed the Mary of Burgundy. Now diamond engagement rings are tremendously famous around the globe. Using diamonds in jewelry is a trend established by ancient emperors. It’s a status symbol which speaks of wealth. But in the present century, natural diamonds are really precious and unaffordable for a common man. Just to control the cost of diamonds, now they are also being created in labs. Obviously, those ones are not natural gemstones but they play a vital role in making diamond engagement jewelry/rings affordable for everyone.
In 1873, South Africa had a control over diamond supply as it was producing 90% of diamonds. But in today’s world, there are Russia and Canada from the northern band of our planet and then South Africa and Namibia from the southern band are leading in the diamond production. Based on the volume of diamond production, the top 5 countries are Russia, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia and Canada.
Queen Victoria has also played an important role in promotion of diamonds as she had a real passion of diamond jewelry. Diamonds are the ancient symbol of eternity and Victorian are so admired by diamonds. They used to make jewelry out-of-flocks of hair and gemstones. They spell-out their names on precious stones.
Since diamond engagement rings and jewels are so popular nowadays so the market is growing rapidly. You can even find companies offering appraisals for diamond rings and jewelry. The tradition of offering engagement ring was originated from roman culture and now adopted by almost every nation on planet earth. An engagement jewelry ring gives you a feel of love. It represents the utmost commitment, a promise of love and loyalty. In Asian countries, it is considered as a pledge of faith and love.
In western societies, the engagement jewelry & ring is worn in the last finger of the left-hand which shows that the couple will get married soon. In some other countries like India or Pakistan, the 2nd last finger of the left hand is used to wear this ring. The tradition of diamond engagement rings is evergreen. In Italy, it is considered that diamond was derived from a flame of love and they represents the bonds of ever-lasting love. Interesting, isn’t it?
According to Emory University’s recent study, couples who spent $2,000 to $4,000 on engagement ring were divorced 1.3 times more than those who spent $5.00 to $1,000. However, diamond engagement jewelry and rings do have a great symbolic value. But it is also being observed that most of the people associate the value of engagement ring with the value of the relationship. Diamonds have an emotional and psychological impact on a lady’s life. She becomes happy when she get a sparkling gemstone. Psychologically, an expensive gift gives you a feel of significance and a sense of certainty. Most of the women care for a symbolic value of a diamond engagement jewelry and ring instead of price tag. The diamond has a great history!