Why Are Engagement Rings Diamonds?
By Judi Kipner Wolf , Friday, March 15, 2013
When someone gets engaged, the common expectation is to receive a diamond engagement ring. It is considered to be the symbol of love and affection, and of betrothal. It’s what all little girls dream about receiving one day when they grow up, and all young men want to give to their true love. But did you ever wonder why are engagement rings diamonds instead of some other gemstone? The reason has to do with the amazing properties of diamond and what the engagement ring symbolizes. Diamonds are full of light and they are virtually indestructible. Diamond rings are representative of what marriage and commitment between two people should be.Engagement Ring Search Engagement rings have been around in some form or another for centuries, but diamond engagement rings didn’t become popular until the mid to late 1940’s. Diamonds were pretty rare in the world market until diamond mines were uncovered large amounts in South Africa in the late 1800’s and later in Brazil as well. Eventually several major mines merged together to form DeBeers Consolidated Mines. DeBeers then launched one of the most successful advertising campaigns in history with their “A Diamond is forever” promotions. That is when the idea took hold that a marriage should last forever and therefore should be represented with a diamond engagement ring.
Designer Engagement Ring
Today diamond rings are widely accepted as the symbol and expected gift for marriage proposals. From the classic diamond solitaire
to ornate and lavish designer engagement rings
, young men the world over go in search of the perfect token to bestow on their true love. The internet provides a wealth of information and guidelines on how to buy a diamond
. Anyone purchasing diamonds of significant expense wants to be sure that they are getting the best possible diamond that their budget will allow. A certified diamond
that has been graded by world renown and trusted gemological laboratories such as the AGSL (American Gem Society Laboratories) or GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is highly recommended. A super ideal cut diamond such as the Whiteflash A CUT ABOVE
® Hearts and Arrows diamond, has attained the highest possible grade of Triple Ideal from the AGSL. Once you see diamonds of this quality then all the guesswork is taken out of your search. Their brilliance and fire is extraordinary and they are considered by industry experts to be among the finest cut diamonds in the world.
If you live in the Houston area or plan to visit, be sure to stop by the beautiful Whiteflash Showroom
to see these incredibly gorgeous and rare A CUT ABOVE® diamonds as well as a large assortment of engagement rings to select from. When you are ready to give your loved one a gift that will last for all time and become a treasured family heirloom, you will understand the answer to the question of why are engagement rings diamonds. They are a symbol of strength and durability and radiant beauty. Diamonds can withstand almost anything and have endured on Earth for millions of years. Just like love and marriage, diamond engagement rings are clearly here to stay.
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