So, you’ve finally realized she’s the one. You’re about to embark on the biggest decision of your life: marriage. That one wedding event can set off many more life-changing events to come, from buying a home to having children. Entering into a union with someone you love should start out with something timeless, beautiful and long-lasting — a diamond engagement ring. If you’re looking to invest in an engagement ring in Dallas, TX, your first stop should be Diamond Factory Dallas where you will find the best diamonds at the best price. Simply send us what you’re looking for in a diamond along with the style of ring you want, and we will give you the best price and customer service in the industry. But, first…a little history.
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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
Choosing the Best
If you’re getting ready to pop the question and need an engagement ring in Dallas TX, it’s important to partner with a diamond provider who can work with you from start to finish. Here at Diamond Factory Dallas, we pride ourselves on our team of exceptionally skilled craftsmen and state of the art technology which allows us to give you the highest level of diamond cutting services. We work with wholesalers and retailers to boost the value of their diamond inventory through the improvement of cut, color and clarity of the diamond, plus we work with couples who want custom engagement rings in Dallas TX. Why give your bride-to-be something run-of-the-mill that can be found in any corner jewelry store? We can craft a beautiful diamond that will create long-lasting memories and show her how special she really is.