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Diamond Rings: Not Just for Engagements Anymore

by aa123


Since about 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 accompanied 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 remain popular for many of today's couples, diamonds are not exclusively used in wedding jewelry. Diamonds - available in a host of rich colors - are popular in fashion rings, men's rings, cocktail rings and bands. You no longer have to be engaged to enjoy a beautiful diamond on your finger.

Cocktail rings

Wear a cocktail styled diamond ring when you want to be seen. Nothing catches people's eye quicker than a multi-stone diamond ring - especially if that ring has at least a couple different colors of diamonds. Start with the 1.00ct black and white diamond zebra band 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 result is an elegant zebra pattern created from diamonds. The total weight includes 0.63ct of white 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 set 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 wide.

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Diamond Rings, Diamond Jewelry

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