A solitaire ring is an extraordinary work of art. It is proud as a peacock and bright as a star. A marvelous classic, a solitaire hand crafted ring is synonymous with unending devotion and unparalleled beauty.
So what is the meaning of round brilliant engagement rings or solitaires in general? There is no set meaning to a solitaire, it changes from one person to the next. Broadly, custom made solitaire rings could mean that you are someone’s center of the universe. It could mean a gesture classic and timeless. It could also mean one’s love is forever and invulnerable like the rock on it.
The Story Behind
You must all know that the word diamond in English is originally derived from the Greek work “adamas”, but what about solitaires. Does this exquisite design have a interesting story behind it? It indeed does, and it dates back to the Ancient Roman times.
That is the supposed era of the birth of solitaire diamond rings. But back then, jewellers were not equipped with the technologies of today. Therefore, the rings of that time mostly worn were single uncut diamonds, and not the fancy shapes of diamond of today.
These diamonds the Romans acquired from Indian traders. In his book Naturalis Historius, Pliny discusses these transactions of diamonds between European and Indian traders in details. Suffice to say, that even back in that era, diamond solitaires are highly prized. It’s therefore safe to say that the Romans acquired them for a steep price.
But in that age, gold was the primary metal for jewellery. So these diamonds crystals were put in plain gold bands without much embellishment instead of platinum, white gold, rose gold, etc. of today. That being the style of the era, diamond solitaire rings became a fashion in those days.
You will find some fine handcrafted solitaire engagement rings in our collection.
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