Diamonds were first found in India over 3000 years ago, but it was only in the 11th Century that diamonds were used as ornaments. And in 1477, Archduke Maximillian of Austria was said to have given Mary of Burgundy a diamond ring as a sign of their betrothal. This was the first historical record of diamond usage in rings.
During the Renaissance period, bodily adornments became a status symbol. During this era, diamonds became popular, and they became one of the most sought after gemstones that are set in rings. Diamond rings became a staple in the diamond jewelry market after the South African diamond rush made diamonds more accessible. Below is a brief timeline of diamond ring styles throughout history.
- The 1910s – during the second half of the 2-th Century, diamond rings are simple yellow gold bands with a single diamond set on the band.
- The 1920s – during this period, diamond rings were usually infused with the metal band.
- The 1930s – this era brought the Art Deco theme in jewelry designs, and it also influenced how diamond rings were made.
- The 1940s – during this period, white gold became popular, so white gold became a go to for diamond rings. This era’s setting style was adopted from the Edwardian style, where diamonds were set in an extravagant way.
- The 1950s – a large diamond nestled amidst smaller diamonds on either side of the band, became popular during this era.
- The 1960s – diamonds set in platinum were the trend during this era.
- The 1970s – diamonds set in a cluster were popular during this period.
- The 1980s – flamboyant jewelry was the trend during this period. Diamonds were set in chunky gold bands were the trend.
- The 1990s – radiant-cut diamonds were the popular style in diamond rings during this period.
- 21st Century – various diamond ring styles are the trend, from vintage style to the classic solitaire ring.
Styles of Diamond Rings
There are many different styles of diamond rings that are popular today. Below are the most common styles of diamond rings that are popular amongst consumers.
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