The Meaning of a Diamond Wedding Ring
For centuries, wedding rings have been exchanged to represent a contract of love, devotion and commitment between a couple. Traditionally, these rings were crafted in gold, copper or iron and took on a variety of designs. For example, in the ancient Roman times, it was common for motifs symbols and even self portraits to be engraved into personalised wedding bands.
The use of diamonds and other gemstones in wedding rings became popular during Medieval times. It was also during this period where the idea of separate rings to signify the engagement and wedding was born. During the period of engagement, both man and woman wore engagement rings, however at the wedding ceremony, the groom would place his ring on his bride’s finger to unite the bands and the couple.
The first documented diamond wedding ring dates back to the late 14th / early 15th century, when it was left in the Will of an English widow. However, it wasn’t until the 1940s that diamonds became the most prominently used stone in engagement rings and wedding bands. This was largely due to a clever advertising campaign by diamond specialist, De Beers, which coined the slogan “a diamond is forever”.
Since then, the stylish design, brilliance, longevity and of course, symbolism of diamond wedding rings have enabled them to become the most popular choice of band for couples tying the knot.
Men’s Diamond Wedding Rings
Today, wedding rings for men are available in a variety of styles, including sophisticated and suave diamond designs. These rings are designed to be worn day in and day out for the rest of your life, so are made from high quality and durable precious metals, with stones that have been expertly set and secured.
The diamond wedding rings for men available in our collection range from classic designs in gold, which combine tradition and history with a modern twist, to stylish and modern platinum rings, which pair perfectly with outfits and styles for any occasion.
For example, this 18ct yellow gold wedding band showcases a simple, yet incredibly stylish, single diamond, which adds an element of luxury to what would otherwise be a subtle, classic ring.
Diamond Wedding Rings for Women
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘a diamond is a girl’s best friend’ - so what better lifelong companion is there for a woman than a diamond wedding ring that captures that once in a lifetime magical moment between her and her partner?
Our collection features a number of stylish, classic and contemporary designs. For example, this 18ct white gold court band features rows of closely set diamonds on the front half of the ring, creating a stylish sparkle effect.
Similarly, this yellow gold shaped band design with a single row of diamonds, is designed to fit around a diamond engagement ring to create a seamless statement. Or, for a more traditional style, this yellow gold band with six scattered diamonds is the perfect choice, thanks to its subtlety and classic design.
For more diamond wedding ring inspiration, be sure to check out our full collection online today.