Diamond Engagement Rings
The engagement ring still, and will always remain, a big first step when tying the knot. However, with so many styles of rings to choose from, how can you ensure your future bride-to-be will end up feeling like a princess she deserves to feel like? Let us take a look at what is trending right now.
With nearly a century of popularity behind it, the obvious choice would be to choose a timeless classic like a solitaire diamond engagement ring, with a round brilliant cut center stone – after all, more than half (53%) of all engagement rings sold today still showcase one of these round little sparklers.
Or maybe you could opt for a diamond engagement ring with a Princess cut center stone? According to recent trend reports, the rising popularity of the square-modified-brilliant (yes, I liked the word “Princess” a lot better too), now represents more than 30% of engagement rings sold.
Regardless of stone shape, trend reports are showing that over half of all shoppers are looking to rock a little more flash and flare, with a multi-stone engagement ring.
While trend reports indicate that vast majority (93%) of brides-to-be want a white diamond, colorful gemstone engagement rings (thank you Kate Middleton and Lady Diana), are starting to make a comeback. Even colored diamonds such blue, yellow, pink, champagne, and black are beginning to gain popularity among brides looking to make a bold statement, with something a little less traditional. After all, the price of a black diamond engagement ring like one of the unique designs available from Majesty Diamonds, makes it possible for nearly any bride to enjoy a big, beautiful diamond – even for those shopping on a not so big budget. Looking for something a little different? Shop our selection of colored diamond rings here.
Nonetheless, personality is important, as the ring should represent the commitment between the couple, and promise of marriage. While some feel the engagement ring is unnecessary and signifies an imbalance of gender roles because only the bride is given one, most see it as a symbol of undying love. After all 80% of American brides-to-be end up with a new diamond engagement ring costing on average $3,200. Looking for a wonderful ring, at a wonderful price? Shop our selection of Clearance Rings by clicking here.
A new ring is important. While in sentiment, passing down a family heirloom to your future bride is priceless, unless you’re the son of royalty; most women want a new ring. When surveying 10,000 recently engaged women, 50% percent chose a brand new ring. Still, the actual tradition of the diamond ring is quite new. The tradition of the engagement ring was inspired by the Romans and adopted as a Christian tradition in the 13th century. Mary of Burgundy was the first historically dated person to receive one, as it was given to her by the Archduke Maximillion of Austria. The Victorians were known to give out promise rings using the birthstone of their future brides. Meanwhile, in the late 19th century, because diamonds were being discovered in mines in South Africa, their prices came down, allowing people to be able to purchase them. DeBeers took advantage of this opportunity and began marketing them to commoners. This makes the diamond the common choice for the engagement ring. By 1965, 80% of women got a diamond engagement ring and it still remains the most popular choice today.
Although an engagement ring will be one the largest single purchases made by a new couple (aside from a home or vehicle), it’s nice to know that shoppers have a trusted company like Majesty Diamonds to find a breathtakingly beautiful diamond ring in white or yellow gold, that will last a lifetime. Shop our stunning selection of engagement rings, by clicking here.
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