large emerald cut diamond engagement rings – Considering that the 13th century, diamond rings have been the gift of choice when a man seeks a lady’s hand in marriage. The first recorded proposal followed by a diamond ring was in Vienna in 1477 when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria announced his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy.
While diamond rings stay popular for a number of the couples, diamonds aren’t exclusively used in wedding jewelry. Diamonds – offered in a lot of rich colors – are popular in fashion earrings, men’s rings, cocktail rings and bands. You do not have to get engaged to like a beautiful diamond on your finger.
Put on a cocktail styled pearl ring when you would like to be seen. Nothing grabs people’s eye faster than the usual multi-stone diamond ring – especially if that ring has at least a few different colors of diamonds. Start with the 1.00ct white and black diamond zebra ring ring set in polished rhodium-plated sterling silver. It features 30 round cut, 2.1mm black diamonds and 70 round cut 2.7 to 2.5mm white diamonds, all in pave settings. The end result is an elegant zebra pattern created from diamonds. The entire weight includes 0.63ct of diamonds and 0.37 ct of black diamonds, for a total of 1.00 ct..
For a cool variation on this theme, check out Mocha Diamond Weave Band place in sterling silver with rhodium plating. It has almost a basket weave effect, created by 38 round cut, 1.3mm mocha diamonds set in prongs. The total approximate diamond weight is 0.37ct.. The ring itself is almost an inch broad.
Fashion rings can be every bit as valuable, beautiful and complicated as cocktail rings – sometimes, much more so. However, what sets a fashion ring apart from others is its unique design. Sometimes the ring is a sculptured shape, a blossom or even a creature. While they’re not all whimsical, some fashion rings can be. But there is nothing whimsical about the valuable metals and colorful diamonds used to make them.
Start with a sculptured ring set in dark diamonds, yellow sapphires and red sapphires – all set in 14K yellow gold. Each shade of diamonds forms a petal that contrasts the other two petals. One petal is black diamonds, the second is yellow sapphires and the third is red sapphires. Black rhodium plating increases the contrast appearance. The entire diamond weight is 0.65ct; total sapphire weight is 2.85ct..
For a more whimsical ring, then try the red and green bead frog ring set in polished rhodium plated sterling silver – complete with black rhodium accents. When some individuals would never wear a frog ring, there are others who would find this a pleasure, yet valuable, piece of jewelry. The little frog is studded with 113 round single cut 0.9-1.1mm green diamonds in pave settings.
A stacker ring is a great way to enjoy a diamond ring. This sterling silver ring comes with 0.15ctw of colored diamonds. Wear it alone or in conjunction with different bands. That is why it’s called a stacker ring. The diamonds are available in blue, cognac, white, mocha and yellowish. Assign a color to each of those children and wear it like a mother’s ring. Or set one with your wedding ring to bring some color and sparkle to your hand. Each band, crafted from polished rhodium-plated sterling silver, retains twice round single-cut 1.5mm blue, yellow, white or mocha diamonds. The diamonds are in pave settings to help make sure the ring will not catch on clothing.
You’ll find a great use of colored diamonds in rings for the man, like the square faced ring topped with white and black diamonds. Set in polished rhodium plated sterling silver, this can be a manly ring which shows balance and strength. It features a rounded, full cut 3.3mm black pearl in the bottom left from the square. An angle of 12 round, single cut 1mm white diamonds encircle the big stone and two more rows of round, single cut 1mm black diamonds are on peak of the ring’s face. All diamonds are in prong settings. The entire diamond weight is about 0.70ct.. The ring measures 1/2-inch extended by 3/4-inch broad and 3/16-inch high.
Another manly ring, created in white and black diamonds and onyx, has a completely different form. The background of the face is an octagon, lined with 18 round cut 1.35mm white diamonds. Atop that face is a six-sided plate set with 12 round cut 1.70 mm black diamonds. At the center of the face is one curved cut, 3.50mm black diamond. Two parts of onyx accent the side of the ring.