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Antique Diamond Rings Carry A Lot Of History

Jun 6, 2008
If you're like many admirers, you know that antique diamond rings are truly unique jewels. Those without treatment are preferred for use in an engagement ring because they are not enhanced and allow the natural beauty of the stone to shine through. But, if you choose to buy one of these untreated gems, follow the advice of experts and get its condition documented on your sales receipt.

Historically, Only Royalty Were Allowed To Wear Diamonds

The Georgian Period, named for the procession of kings named George, was a period known for handmade jewelry with new cuts gaining in popularity and demand. Since diamonds were most exclusively used at the beginning of the period, larger stones were replaced with a combination of smaller diamonds portraying a cascade manifestation.

It should come as no surprise given the history of diamonds that Europeans of the 15th Century first introduced the gem as a formal engagement and wedding ring. Many of the time viewed them as a representation of fortitude, innocence, prosperity and faithfulness. By today's standards, the wedding ring symbolizes an eternal commitment with no ending and, in contrast to the days of past, the main consideration is given to the ring's appearance.

Inherent characteristics of diamonds include their representation of strength, purity, beauty and eternity. It's a fact that most engagement rings are given for their intrinsic value of eternal love. Therefore, the choice of diamond should be every bit as special as the person receiving it.

When it comes to choosing the right diamond, remember that your choice will be just as individual as the person receiving it. There's no diamond style that is a perfect one-size-fits-all, so use your knowledge of the individual and take the time to understand what have the most meaning to them.

If a flush setting is used, the diamond is set securely and presents a smooth appearance. This type of mounting is recommended for anyone who does a lot of work with their hands. The flush setting is generally more expensive than the prong setting, but the stone receives more protection with this option.

Diamonds often symbolize wealth and status. However, beyond the traditional symbolism the chosen cut of the stone can provide some personal insight. Generally speaking, individuals wearing a rectangle or square cut display discipline and a value for organization and honesty. Someone preferring the pear cut tends to be adaptable and is often centered on their home and community.

After shopping for antique diamond rings and finding the perfect fit, don't forget to properly care for your jewelry. Since diamonds are natural grease attractors, natural skin oil can become embedded in your ring quite easily. Get a gentle jewelry cleaner and make it a habit to clean your gem periodically so it can continue to look as beautiful and shiny as the day you got it!
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