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The History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

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A Diamond Engagement ring is probably one of the costliest and most important purchases you will make in your life. After all, if you’re asking someone to marry you, you don’t just want to do it with any old ring. Sure sapphires, and rubies, are gorgeous; they certainly make beautiful engagement rings, just ask the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. There is something though about a diamond, a certain mystical quality that sets it apart from other gemstones. That make it the gem women dream about. In the immortal words of Marilyn Monroe: “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”.


The big question is how did Diamonds become a symbol of everlasting love and how did they come to be the premier choice for the stones set in engagement rings? Diamonds like a good marriage are beautiful durable and strong. That is how the diamond came to be a symbol for everlasting love. In terms of Engagement rings, the first recorded diamond engagement ring was given in 1477, by Archduke Maximillian of Austria to Mary of Burgundy. After that diamond engagement rings became a popular trend, among the famous and wealthy set.

Until the 1870’s diamond engagement rings were limited to the noble and very wealthy, but then diamonds were discovered in South Africa. With the abundance of diamonds flooding the market, diamonds became a more affordable option for the general public.

For many years diamond engagement rings were more popular in the US than anywhere else. But in more recent years, due to celebrities and pop culture diamond engagement rings have exploded in popularity the world over.

Many people have a diamond that has been passed down from generation to generation. Diamonds hold their value and certainly have a sentimental place in the hearts of their owners.

At Kush Diamonds, we sell only the finest GIA certified diamonds, based in Melbourne, Australia. Our stones are meant to be worn and passed on from generation to generation. We provide diamonds that can make your legacy a reality.

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