Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings
Today, and especially in the west, a marriage proposal almost always involves the giving of an engagement ring. And thanks to the globalization of culture and marketing efforts of companies like DeBeers. It is becoming more common in the rest of the world as well. Up until the last hundred years or so, engagement rings were almost always made with a single stone mounted on a band. Eventually it came to be known as the Solitaire Engagement Ring. It is still the most popular engagement ring style. Our Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings reflect the love of the bride and groom: pure, innocent and endless. But where does this tradition come from?
The first engagement rings date back to the Ancient Egyptians. In the 2nd century BC, women were given two rings upon becoming married, a gold band that they wore in public and one in iron which was worn at home.
The First Engagement Rings
The Romans wore the wedding ring on the left ring finger because the woman’s heart supposedly belonged to the person who gave her the ring. This tradition stemmed from the idea that there runs a vein through this finger, which is connected directly to the heart. Because of this belief, the Romans called that vein the “vena amoris” or vein of love, a name which still is used today.
Initially, gold, silver, and and steel were used to create wedding ring, as these are solid materials which symbolize continuity and strength. Today, gold, silver and platinum are used more because steel doesn’t lend itself to today’s Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings.
The Significance of the Diamond in Engagement Rings
The giving of a diamond solitaire engagement ring was first recorded in 1477, when the archduke Maximilian of Habsburg gave a diamond engagement ring to his future wife, Marie de Bourgogne. In the beginning, this habit was largely limited to the wealthy. However, the practice gradually became more bourgeois as a result of the discovery of vast diamond mines in South Africa in the mid 1900’s. Thanks to a marketing campaign led by a South African diamond company that was represented in the United States, this practice spread more and more.
Someone has said that diamonds are forever, which makes them an ideal medium to represent the love between a bride and groom. However, diamonds aren’t necessary to create our Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings. Colored gemstones such as Sapphire, Ruby, or Moissanite make excellent choices for solitaire engagement rings that symbolize the eternal union between lovers. And not to be forgotten are less precious stones like Opal or even Moonstone! We want our Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings to symbolize this eternal union and so we won’t limit your vision by only offering a few stone choices.
Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings – Vintage
From an overhead view, this is one of our Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings seems like a simple solitaire ring. But peer underneath the head for silky scrollwork and a hidden gem. Influenced by the Baroque period, this ring adds intricate beaded details to its classic form.
Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings – Infinity
This Infinity Engagement Ring is just one of many Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings we have created. This 6mm Round Blue Topaz is flanked by an Infinity design. However, it could be modified to fit a few other shapes. Almost any type of stone could be used as long as it is durable enough. What puts this ring on our Unique Halo Engagement Rings list is the prongs. If you click on the image, you can see the design isn’t your typical 4 prong head.
Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings – Celtic Inspired
This Celtic Solitaire Ring is just one of many custom jewelry creations from Valeria Custom Jewelry. This Oval Morganite is flanked by a Celtic design, but it could be modified to fit a few other shapes.
Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings – Semi Halo
Who says a halo has to go all the way around the center stone? This custom ring has a few stones missing on either side of the center stone. It is almost as if two hand are about to join, making this one our Unique Halo Engagement Rings. It is perfect for new lovers as well!
Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings – Engraved
If you are looking for subtle, refined, and gorgeous Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings with an engraved band, this is it. The swirling engravings covering the top and sides are accented with milgrain. We love the look that it could have been handmade 100 years ago. We are lucky to have one of the few remaining master engravers local to us. This allows us to offer engravings with almost any pattern or design you want.
Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings – Nerd Rings
This The Sonic Dr Who Engagement Ring is just one of many Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings that takes inspiration from “NERD culture”. The Sonic was a highly versatile tool used by the Doctor. We have converted it into a crazy solitaire engagement ring!
The Bottom Line
Does the traditional solitaire engagement ring leave you with something to be desired? Do you want something different than what is at the mall? Then one of our Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings is for you. There are so many ways to customize any of our Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings. It almost makes it impossible to go wrong with having one made just for you. Creating Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings is all about the details. Luckily, we can help you traverse those details if it seems a daunting task. This will give you time to worry about other things as well. For brides looking for a versatile, yet still traditional diamond engagement ring, solitaire rings make an excellent choice.
Give us a Chance!
As you can see from the images in this post, the solitaire engagement ring can be far more than a plan band with the stone. And although the solitaire engagement ring is one of the more traditional styles, It is still a versatile one. To create Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings on one else has, they can be combined with other style and design elements. We are in love with the solitaire engagement style because of the countless possibilities it provides in terms of customization. Do you want to create a ring that is truly yours? A custom engagement ring gives you one of the best chances to achieve that goal.
Want to start your own Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings? Contact us with your idea today…It can cost less than you think to have your very own ring created just for you.
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