With a long history of desire and allure, diamonds have held on to their title as the most precious gemstone of them all. Ever since this spectacular sparkly stone was first discovered, they have been highly sought over for many reasons from their clarity to durability. Whilst diamonds are one of the most popular gemstones used in jewellery, the toughness of this stone makes it prefect for other things such industrial equipment and even cutting other gemstones! So, what makes this colourless gem the panicle of the gemstone world?
The beauty and love for diamonds can be traced back to 4 BC in India where diamond deposits were first discovered. Unlike other gemstones that are mined only a few hundred metres beneath the earth surface, diamonds have taken over a billion years to form in the deep layers of the earths’ crust. Derived from the Greek word “adamas” which translates as inviable, diamonds have been used in jewellery pieces from dainty earrings to stunning statement antique rings for many thousands of years. The amazing durability and appearance led the Ancient Greeks to believe diamonds were the tears of God or fallen stars.
Cherished for their brilliance in appearance and structure, diamonds really are an exceptional gemstone for jewellery. The transparent colour of many diamonds compliments all types of metals and looks stunning when used in jewellery with other gemstones. Diamonds also represent purity and faithfulness. According to folklore, diamonds were given as gifts as many believed this stone could help with love and strengthen relationships. It’s no surprise these sparkling gems are the centre stone in most engagement rings. Diamonds also symbolise power, purity, and innocence.
Discover antique and vintage engagement rings featuring exceptional diamonds. Whether you are searching for the perfect engagement ring or simply want to treat yourself to some antique jewellery, the Antique Ring Boutique has a stunning selection of antique diamond rings to suit all styles. Our collection comprises style across all the periods from Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Mid Century. All beautifully designed by craftsman from a bygone era, these gorgeous antique rings showcase the beauty and magnificence of diamonds.