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10 Things You Didn't Know About Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted in Diamond Engagement Rings by La Vivion on 07th May, 2014
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Everyone loves a gorgeous diamond engagement ring, but there are a few facts which you should know before you decide topurchase one. Here are our ten things you didn’t know about diamond engagement rings.

Diamond Engagement Rings: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

  1. The most popular diamond is the brilliant cut. This is a beautiful rounded cut which shows off a diamond beautifully. This is most frequently used for engagement rings, as it gives stunning facets of colour through the stone.
  2. The tradition of an engagement ring was introduced in 1477 when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy a gold and diamond engagement ring as a token of love.
  3. Ancient cultures believed that the third finger on the left hand had a special vein called Vena Amoris, the vein of love, which runs directly to the heart. This is why, in many countries, we still wear our engagement rings on this finger.
  4. Countries such as England, the United States, France, and Canada traditionally wear the engagement ring on the left hand. Whereas Germany, Russia and India usually wear the ring on the right hand.
  5. The word diamond derives from the Greek word adamant which means steadfast or invincible. Diamond engagement rings have always been popular for the belief that it keeps the love between the couple as strong as a diamond.
  6. The most popular metal for diamond engagement rings is either white gold or platinum. However, due to the rise in cost for these materials, palladium is the new metal on the scene. Palladium is regarded as a precious metal and is a luxury alternative at a much cheaper price.
  7. The rarest coloured diamonds are those with red or pink tones in them, so if you’re planning to buy a diamond engagement ring with these colours, you had better be ready to pay a pretty penny.
  8. Although Valentine’s Day is one of the most important days of the year for jewellery retailers, December is the most popular time of the year to get engaged. This gives your bride time to plan a summer wedding.
  9. The most expensive diamond engagement ring in the world is the De Beers Platinum. With the diamond graded at 9 carats, the price tag of £1.2 million suddenly seems more reasonable.
  10. If you shine an ultraviolet light on a real diamond it will glow in the dark for a few seconds. Some experts believe this is a good way to make sure it’s the real thing.

Choose La Vivion For Your Diamond Engagement Ring

At La Vivion, we have a stunning collection of diamond engagement rings. For great ideas on which diamond engagement ring you should be buying this year, browse our collection online today. For more enquiries and any other information, email us at enquiries@lavivion.com.

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