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The word "diamond" is derived from the Greek word adamas, which means "the unconquerable." As Mother Nature's hardest substance, diamonds represented invincible strength, a fitting gem for the marriage covenant. But the real pull of these sparkly stones, which ancient Greeks believed were delicate splinters of fallen stars, came from the powers and protection they offered the wearer. In India, where diamonds were first discovered, they were thought to be a shield from the combined forces of evil (which at that time included snakes, poison and theft). Ancient astrologers believed diamonds promoted lasting love and warded off witchcraft and nightmares. Associated with everything from innocence to sexual power and all-encompassing protection, you can see why the diamond became the betrothal gift of choice for lads and ladies.
Why did a diamond engagement ring become a custom? Blame it on Archduke Maximilian of Austria, who started the diamond ring trend in 1477 when he presented one to his beloved, Mary of Burgundy. The tradition of wearing the engagement ring and wedding band on the fourth finger of the left hand can be traced to the Egyptians, who believed the vena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the top of this finger.
When you're buying your soon-to-be fiancé a diamond engagement ring, impress her even more by knowing exactly what you’re giving her. Get an introduction to diamonds and much, much more. Start with the 4 Cs of diamonds - cut, color, clarity, and carat weight
- by which every diamond is universally judged.
Engagement rings are symbols of commitment and love and commitment. When it comes to the engagement ring you propose to your partner with, you need it to be absolutely perfect. Our comprehensive selection of engagement rings includes styles ranging from vintage and classic to modern and chic. Choose a one-of-a-kind engagement ring from our exclusive collections, or even design your own custom engagement ring created right on site!
We are pleased and proud to offer you a variety of diamond engagement ring collections - you can be confident that the ring you choose will make her feel truly loved.
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