Engagement rings have a great amount of significance in our society, and the meaning behind them stems back to the ancient Greek times. They started as a simple iron hoop and the significance was the symbolism of the circle, meaning eternity, and the eternal love between two people. The rings soon became more decadent and elaborately decorated and the Faith Ring evolved. This ring was dominant in the irish culture and was representative of eternal love through the two hands holding the heart.
In the 17th century rings took on a more neutral design and started incorporating different gem stones. It wasnt till the 18th century that diamonds become more accessible to people because of the discovery and increase in mining them in South American, mainly Brazil.
Soon after that in 1886 the still popular jewelry store Tiffany introduced the six-prong diamond engagement ring that is now known as the setting and is most known and popular engagement ring setting today.
Now we have the luxury of choosing a ring that suites your individual style. Anything the solitaire diamond or vintage rings to contemporary styles with multiple diamonds and elaborate designs. No matter how much the ring style and appearance has changed over time, the significance of the ring has not, it is still a symbol of eternal love and commitment.
If you have recently received an engagement ring Bluebird Productions would love to hear your story and help you plan your special day!