For many, jewellery isn’t just for accessorising. They symbolise social status, serve as quality investments, and express the wearer’s style and personality. Among the most popular jewellery pieces are those made of diamonds. The most coveted, perhaps, are engagement rings.
Here are some interesting facts about diamonds and engagement rings:
- Although Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days for many jewellery designers and retailers like Robert Parker & Sons, the most popular month for engagement is in fact December.
- It was in 800 BC when diamonds were first discovered in India. It was only until the 15th century when these precious stones became popular for engagement rings and wedding bands.
- On average, the diamonds used in engagement rings is around .37 carats.
- The round brilliant cut is the most popular diamond shape.
- Ancient cultures believe that a special vein called Vena Amoris is located at the third finger of the left hand. Known as the “vein of love,” this runs directly into the human heart.
- The youngest diamond in the world is 900 million years old. It’s impossible to grow artificial diamonds. Scientists can create them in four days, with an average of 2.5 carats.
The fact that people want them and that they’re rare substances make diamonds highly coveted. But beyond their value is the beauty and elegance they offer to whoever wears them.