“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” No one could argue that the diamond engagement ring is one of the most exciting gifts a girl will receive. The history of diamond used in engagement rings dates to 1477 when Austrian Archduke Ferdinand proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a ring set in diamonds that formed an “M”.
The romantic diamond engagement ring was born. Over the years, the diamond has been the most popular gem used in engagement ring settings. The diamond is the hardest natural substance known to man and its rarity quickly marked its value. It is easy to understand how, through the course of history, the diamond became a symbol of lifetime commitment. Following are the 5 most beautiful diamond engagement rings for women. All rings were created from 100% natural diamonds mined conflict-free.
1. 1.00 Carat 14 K Gold Diamond Ladies Vintage 3 Stone Engagement Ring
This beautiful ring totals 1.0 carat weight of diamonds in a beautiful, vintage looking setting. The ring itself comes in 14 K rose, white or yellow gold. Three beautiful diamonds sit atop ring on a tier above the diamond studded band to create a beautiful dimension. Smaller diamond cuts extend along the along a filigree that creates the vintage style band. This stunning ring is perfect for the bride to be who appreciates the grandeur of sparkling diamonds in a quality vintage setting.
2. Solid 14 K Gold Diamond Round Brilliant-Cut Engagement Ring
This round, brilliant-cut band brings to mind the ring Audrey Hepburn wore in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. The International Gemologist Institute (IGI) – certified ring features a 1.0 carat white diamond cut into a beautiful round, brilliant-cut shape. The single diamond sits in a 4 prong setting and is embellished with 11 beautifully cut smaller stones along the 2.35 millimeter band. For an engagement ring that makes a true statement, this exquisite ring is simple, elegant and chic.
3. 0.5 Carat 14 K Gold Round Diamond Ladies Swirl 3 Stone Engagement Ring
This 1/2 carat diamond engagement ring appears delicate but is unique and stunning. The diamonds sit in a 7.7 millimeter 14 K rose, white or yellow-gold band in a delicate swirl design. A total of 17 diamonds decorate the band with 3 beautiful round-cut diamonds sitting atop the ring. This beautiful ring set with a stand-out diamond and many smaller diamonds create a beautiful effect. The ring is more than just a band with a diamond. It is a piece of artwork.
4. .50 Carat 14 K Gold Princess and Round Diamond Ladies Halo Style Engagement Ring
This exquisite engagement ring features a beautiful princess-cut diamond surrounded by smaller round-cut diamonds to create a halo setting. More round-cut diamonds extend in a filigree along the ring’s 14 K gold band. The ring is 7.7 millimeters wide and the diamonds total .50 carat weight. This ring is alluring with its beautifully shaped diamonds. It is a jeweled ring that stands out among others. This is a ring truly fit for a princess.
5. 1.0 Carat 14 K White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
This 1.0 carat diamond IGI certified ring features a beautiful princess-cut diamond in a 4 pronged setting with more stones in a filigree along the 14 K white gold band. The sparkling diamond is set above the band to create a unique and brilliant impression. The band is a slim 2.55 millimeters wide creating an extra accent on the beautiful diamonds. The setting is simple and elegant. It is a ring that exquisitely designed to create a unique yet classic look for the bride to be.
The purchase of a diamond engagement is the first big purchase a man will make on his way to marriage. Every young girl dreams of this ring. It represents so much in the relationship and is more than symbolic. Because it will be worn almost all of the time, the diamond engagement ring should reflect the style and tastes of its owner. As the hardest natural substance in the world, the diamond reflects eternal love and commitment. Choose a diamond engagement ring that will sparkle, shine and create a brilliant symbol that affirms a lifelong loving commitment.