Archive for July, 2009
Did you really think that last diamond ring you’d ever receive would be either your engagement ring or wedding band? Well, think again, because, thanks to the practice of commemorating your special day with wedding anniversaries, the diamond rings will just keep coming. With every passing year comes a wedding anniversary, but there are some anniversaries that can be more special than others. A long time ago, people began naming anniversaries – such as the 25th wedding anniversary being the silver, and the 60th, the diamond. There are many more in between, and we’ve picked out a few diamond anniversary rings we think are suitable for these special anniversaries.
The names go as followed: 5th Wooden, 10th Tin, 15th Crystal, 20th China, 25th Silver, 30th Pearl, 40th Ruby, 50th Golden, 60th Diamond. Maybe a beautiful diamond ring every 5 years is a little much (you could probably substitute a vacation for a few of them), but certain wedding anniversaries can definitely be celebrated with a new diamond ring.
After 15 years, for the Crystal anniversary, we picked out the Lucida Ring. A beautiful, three stones, round cut diamond ring is the perfect ring to mark the occasion. It will certainly make the statement that the last 15 years have been magical, and you can’t wait for the next 15 years together. With a small sapphire detail on the side, this ring has some personality, making it uniquely an anniversary ring. You can’t go wrong with this beauty for your beauty!
For the Silver anniversary, or the 25th anniversary, we chose something a bit more simple and sophisticated. This band, composed of 7 diamonds and blue sapphires is enchanting and truly one of a kind. Its modesty is good, since she can wear it with her engagement ring and the combination won’t be overpowering.
Finally, we had to search long and hard to find the perfect ring for the 60th wedding anniversary, the Diamond Anniversary. For this, we go back to the basics. Sixty or more years ago, you gave your lovely bride a beautiful engagement ring that marked the beginning of your new lives together. There is no better way to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary than with a ring that shows you are just as much in love now as you were back then. The round solitaire diamond is our ring of choice – a beautiful ring that will make her remember the day you proposed like it was yesterday. You can fall in love all over again with a ring like this.
Diamond necklaces have been around for an eternity. Nothing connotes fortune, sophistication and beauty like a diamond pendant. There are millions of diamond necklaces to choose from, one more sparkling than the next, but no necklace makes a statement quite like the mother of all diamond pendants – The Hope Diamond.
To most, the Hope Diamond is known as the largest diamond in the world. This is, in fact, true, but the Hope Diamond has a real story behind its notorious status. It is a story that goes back several centuries, and part of the magic of this diamond lies within the journey it has taken over the last few hundred years.
The first form the Hope Diamond took was known as the Tavernier Blue Diamond. It was named after the French merchant and traveler, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, who brought the 115 diamond back to Europe. It is a mystery where he actually found the diamond. In 1669, Tavernier sold the diamond to King Louis XVI for the equivalent of 147 kilograms of pure gold.
Around 8 years later, King Louis XVI had the diamond recut to a 67 1/8 carat stone, set in gold and ultimately suspended on a ribbon, making it a pendant he could wear around his neck. He called it the Blue Diamond of the Crown. Many years later, the stone was reset into a more elaborate pendant, and again, changed its name.
The Hope Diamond, while all theories of its existence are still unproven, is thought to have been cut from the Blue Diamond of the Crown that King Louis XVI made. Whether or not this story is true or not, the original diamond that the Hope Diamond came from has had quite a journey, and has gained a following and fame everywhere it went, and in every form it took.
Let’s face it. Going to a nice jewelry store, or browsing online for the perfect ring are probably the most efficient ways to get a beautiful piece of diamond jewelry for your special someone. All you have to do is choose the pre-cut and pre-set piece that catches your eye more than any other, swipe your credit card, and present it to your girlfriend/boyfriend or wife/husband.
Of course, they will be unbelievably thrilled to be adorning such a beautiful diamond, and will show their endless appreciation for such a kind and meaningful gesture. But in reality, was the purchase as meaningful as it could have been? Did you really give a personal and honest effort into the diamond piece itself, making sure it was absolutely perfect and right for the one you bought it for?
This is why people choose to buy loose diamonds – here’s a chance to finally makes diamonds as customizable as possible, allowing you to make this diamond piece as special, personal, and meaningful as possible.
Say you don’t find the perfect diamond ring or diamond pendant in the store you are looking for. Yes, you see a lot of pretty things, but you haven’t found the one. You keep picturing the perfect bracelet in your mind over and over again, but that same image fails to ever pop up on the screen, page after page of searching. Next time, try searching for loose diamonds, where you can build your dream diamond piece, customizing the largest and smallest details of whatever piece of jewelry you have in mind.
It’s guaranteed, when you put this much time and attention into the diamond you give your loved one, the extra effort will be noticed. Your significant other will see you in the diamond, and every time you see them wearing it, you will feel a connection to the diamond, too.
They say a diamond is forever. Unfortunately, marriage is not. In today’s world, months, years, or even decades after a couple says “I do” a happy marriage can turn sour and come to a bitter end. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to you. There are the obvious ways to prevent this from happening – finding the right one, working at your relationship, staying faithful, etc. – but if you’re anything like me and a bit supersticious, perhaps your engagement ring may be helpful in keeping you and your significant other together forever.
Every engagement ring is symbollic, as it signifies to people deciding to get married. Whether it is a beautiful pear-cut diamond set on a simple white gold band, or your great-grandmother’s engagement ring, that has been a family heirlum for many generations, every engagement ring is special, unique, and meaningful. But, if you’re looking for something with even a bit more meaning, and a bit more of “foreverness”, consider a three-stone diamond engagement ring.
The three-stone ring, a design originated by De Beers Jewelry Company, is a classic engagement ring style, and more than just for its looks. The three stones have come to signify the past, present, and future of two people’s love. The smaller stones on the side represent that past and future, while the large stone in the middle represents the present. This statement ring will show your bride to be that you have been committed to her, and will be for the rest of your life. If this kind of ring doesn’t signify loving each other forever, I don’t know what does.
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