The word solitaire, in this context means a single stone. The diamond solitaire became popular from around 1880 when high quality stones became more readily available, and is still highly favoured in engagement rings.
Shoulder Set Rings are designed to accent your choice of centre stone to create a stunning and eye catching array.
A halo engagement ring has a main stone set with several small stones surrounding it in a circle, or a halo.
Usually set with diamonds, but just as effective with other stones, the design is based around geometrical shapes first made popular in the 1920's.
An eternity ring, also known as an infinity ring, comprises a band of precious metal (usually gold) set with a continuous line of identically cut gemstones to symbolise never-ending love.
The concept of the diamond eternity ring was created in the 1960s by diamond merchant De Beers. American investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein stated that at the time the company had a secret agreement with the Soviet Union which, in return for the creation of a "single channel" controlling the world's supply of diamonds, 'required' the purchase of 90-95% of the uncut gem diamonds produced by Russia.
The prevailing fashion at the time, particularly for engagement rings, was for them to be set with a single, large diamond. The Soviet gems, however, were small, often less than 0.25 Carats. To avoid stockpiling, De Beers embarked on a campaign of promotion of jewellery containing a number of small diamonds culminating in the eternity ring,
Because the presence of stones all the way round the full eternity ring can make it cumbersome to wear, the alternative is to have the stones across the face of the ring only.
Three-stone diamond engagement rings, sometimes called trinity rings or trilogy rings, are rings with three matching diamonds set horizontally in a row with the bigger stone placed in the centre.
The three diamonds on the ring are typically said to represent the couple's past, present, and future
A dress ring is an accessory that is worn entirely as a fashion statement, and usually dress rings possess no additional significance or traditional meaning. Dress rings are created entirely to make a bold statement.
With a large stone and / or an ornate setting, a dress ring can transform your mood and your style in an instant.
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