Proposing to the one you love is a huge moment – one which we are more than happy to congratulate you on!
Do you know the story behind the classic diamond engagement ring, though?
If not, we have some tips for you – read on if you are curious to find out more.
- The engagement ring was not born in modern times, as you might be tempted to think. In fact, the history of wedding jewelry can be traced as far back as the Egyptians (who are also the ones who thought the ring should be worn on the left hand).
- However, it wasn’t until the 15th century that the first actual diamond engagement ring appeared. To honor their engagement the Archduke Maximilian of Austria offer his fiancé, Mary of Burgundy, a superb golden ring encrusted with diamonds in the shape of an M. Sweet, right?
- That moment set the beginning of the engagement ring as we know it today. Every year, they grew more popular, and designs took the shape and the form of whatever fashion was going on at the time. However, the diamonds became a recurrent element in these rings, showing the preciousness of the couple’s relationship, as well as its strength.
- Today, most engagement rings come with a diamond. In fact, it is considered that almost three quarters of the engagement rings received by future brides incorporate a diamond. Of course, diamonds are not absolutely necessary on an engagement ring – but if you want to take the traditional path, it is an option you should definitely consider.
- When choosing the engagement ring, remember to look after the 4 C’s: carat, clarity, cut, and color. These traits will determine how valuable the diamond on the ring is: more carats mean the diamond is heavier (and more valuable), a high clarity will also add to the value, the cut will determine how the diamond reflect light (also a mark of value), and the color might influence the uniqueness of the ring as well (e.g. colored diamonds are rarer, and thus, more precious too).
Have you proposed or been proposed to already? If you are searching for the perfect wedding venue in Denver, be sure to contact Stonebrook Manor and allow us to be the ones who delight you and your guests with a fabulous space for your Big Day. You will never regret your choice!