The Egyptians were the first people to give engagement rings to one another. The significance behind this was that the band represented a never ending circle of love for one another.
A ladies acceptance of an engagement in Roman times was binding and legal. She was no longer looked upon as available for marriage in the eyes of Roman law.
In ancient times engagement and wedding rings were made from iron in very simple and basic designs. Now in modern times using the latest discoveries man can create some beautiful jewellery in all materials including titanium.
Adamas is the Greek word for unconquerable. Adamas means diamond in Greek the perfect sign as a unity of marriage.
Diamonds were believed to hold many other properties in older times including magical powers. Folklore and legend has dictated through time that they make the perfect symbol for a marriage bond. Our more unusual silver engagement rings have contemporary shaped styling.
In the nineteenth century diamonds became more easily available to buy due to further sources located around the world. The discovery meant they became very fashionable especially in engagement rings.
The "single sparkler" or diamond solitaire engagement ring has remained one of the most popular designs throughout the history of designing engagement rings.
The diamond is still the favourite of all the precious gemstones for ladies wanting to get engaged. As the song says "diamonds are a girls best friend" Tension set titanium rings can make really unusual engagement rings as designs not available in gold can be crafted in titanium due to its high tensile strength for tension setting diamonds.
Love and romance are symbolised with diamond rings and stories tell of how Cupids arrow was tipped with diamonds. Diamonds were supposed to contain a power that no one could resist and made you fall in love.
Diamonds are expensive but have you ever considered buying a sapphire as a cheaper alternative for an engagement ring.
During the years we have been trading we have become more and more aware of how popular sapphires are becoming as an alternative to diamonds when buying a stone set ring. Sapphires come in many colours just like diamonds and in this article we will explore in depth some facts regarding these stones.
The most popular colour we sell is blue sapphire which is known as the gemstone of the heavens due to the fact that ancient civilisations believed that the earth was encompassed by a giant blue sapphire. Sapphires are available in the following colours including pink, purple, blue, yellow and orange. The blue sapphire is available in various shades from ocean to midnight blue. Blue is the birthstone for the month of September.
The Greeks named the sapphire sappheiros and in Latin it was called sapphirus. Sapphires were believed to embody strange powers and priests used them to help them understand dreams. A sapphire was also supposed to keep you from thinking evil thoughts and to live a more spiritual life style. The Greeks symbolised the blue sapphire with there god Zeus - The god of the skies. The sapphire was also worn to keep the heart in good shape in order to sustain strength and honour. It was therefore significant if the colour faded in a sapphire as this meant your partner may have cheated on you.
Did you know that a sapphire has the second hardest surface known to man with diamond coming in at first. We know this due to the Mohs scale that tells us a diamond measures a 10 whilst a sapphire a 9. This is why the sapphire has come to symbolise endurance and longevity. With this vital information we know that sapphires are therefore capable of being tension set in out titanium rings. The pink heart shaped sapphire ring we sell is an excellent example.
A fact many people might not know is that the red sapphire is in fact actually a Ruby. Rubies have a lesser clarity value than a sapphire. A sapphire can make a suitable stone for an engagement or wedding ring and many women look upon them as an ideal alternative to a diamond as it is a symbol of love and longevity.
The sapphire is a versatile stone for jewellery and not only for those born in the month of September. A sapphire offers our customers the opportunity to purchase a beautiful precious stone set ring that is more affordable than a diamond.