Diamonds are the most concentrated form of pure carbon and the strongest and hardest mineral on earth. Prized for their durability and beauty, diamonds were first used in engagement rings in 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with rings set with diamonds in the shape of an “M”. Today an estimated 80 percent of proposals are made with diamond rings and they far outsell any of the other gemstones combined. Because of they’re everlasting nature, diamonds are said to symbolize unbreakable fidelity.
Each diamond is unique and quality is assessed using a globally accepted standard, the 4Cs: cut, clarity, color, and carat.
Iconic and timeless, diamond engagement rings are a classic for a reason: diamonds are the hardest natural material on the planet, making diamonds the best choice for everyday wear. Most popular in their colorless form, diamonds are extremely versatile and lend well to almost any style. Watch the video to learn more about designing a custom diamond engagement ring.
See some of the rings we’ve designed using diamonds to get inspired.
Diamond engagement rings are for the vast majority of people; it’s what most people picture and want for their own engagement ring. If you want a classic or traditional engagement ring, a diamond is your best best. Diamonds are extremely versatile so if you’re looking for a more alternative engagement ring but want the durability of a diamond, you can achieve a non traditional look with the ring setting. Diamonds are the best choice for you if you work with your hands, lead an active lifestyle, or are rough on your jewelry.
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Colored diamonds give you the bold color of a gemstone plus the durability of a diamond.
We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we will give you a quick call beforehand to make sure we can help you.