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History of the Diamond Engagement Ring
Men presenting engagement rings to their brides-to-be is a tradition that dates back to Roman times. Anthropologists believe wives wore rings attached to small keys as a symbol of their husbands’ ownership, according to the American Gem Society. Times have changed in how rings — and indeed relationships — are viewed, of course, but this is how it all got started. Back in 1477, Archduke Maximillian of Austria had the very first diamond engagement ring on record made for his beloved, Mary of Burgundy, igniting a European trend that put diamond rings at the forefront of the wedding industry among aristocracy and nobility.
The Victorians cherished ornate engagement rings that blended diamonds with gems, precious metals and enamels mounted in filigree settings. The demand for diamonds declined sharply during the Great Depression, but soon photographs and ads depicting celebrities with flashy, stylish diamond rings and other jewelry sparked an interest in these stones once again, leading to a 50 percent increase in sales.
No matter where you reside, it seems that the round brilliant remains the most popular, representing about 75% of all diamonds sold. Its brightness and ability to reflect the most light are the two contributing factors that make it so popular. This is also a traditional shape that brides have been choosing for centuries. Next up in popularity is the princess cut, first coming onto the scene in 1980. This is the top contender when it comes to fancy diamond shapes. Its square-shaped size makes it perfect for complementing any style of ring.
Other popular styles of diamonds include:
- Cushion cut
- Asscher cut
- Radiant cut
- Heart shape