No matter how many centuries ago or how far into the future, and no matter where on the earth it takes place, that moment when two people decide to marry is one of the most intimate moments of their lifetime. And to mark that momentous milestone, a diamond ring perfectly and appropriately symbolizes the eternal bond that the two will share forevermore. Diamonds evoke romance, magic, tradition—and true, everlasting love. And our diamond broker in Dallas understands the importance of all that your engagement ring and wedding rings will encapsulate.
The diamond has been symbolic of the ultimate gift of love as far back as the 15th century. The tradition of giving a diamond engagement ring as a promise for marriage began in 1477 when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a diamond to his fiancée, Mary of Burgundy. Diamonds were considered to be valuable talismans that would protect and augment the love between husband and wife. Even Cupid’s arrows, whose magic nothing could rival, were said to be adorned with diamonds. What began as a royal tradition of giving a diamond engagement ring began to be embraced by people around the world, eventually becoming as much a milestone in one’s life as the engagement itself.
With the first diamond engagement rings, settings were elaborate but they did not showcase the diamond in its best light. It wasn’t until the discovery of diamond mines on the African continent in 1870 that diamonds became accessible to a wider public, increasing demand and influencing design. Subsequently, diamond jewelry began to be cut in ways that demonstrated their unique brilliance.
The tradition of wearing a diamond ring on the fourth finger of the left hand dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was believed that the vena amoris (the vein of love) ran from that finger directly to the heart. Placing a diamond ring, with its enduring power, on that finger, was – and still is – seen as the ultimate way to connect love with eternity.
For this significant milestone in your life, mark your history with a diamond. Become a part of this enchanting tradition by buying her the diamond engagement ring of her dreams, and then visit The Diamond Broker together to choose the perfect set of wedding bands. The Diamond Broker is not just another Dallas jewelry store. We want to help make the special moment of bestowing the gift of a diamond engagement ring, and all the days that follow as she wears it and treasures it, unforgettable.