Since about the 13th century, Diamond Rings have been the gift of choice when a man wishes a lady’s turn in marriage. The first recorded proposal Scottsdale diamonds using a diamond ring was in Vienna in 1477 when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria announced his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy.
While Diamond Rings remain popular for many of today’s couples, diamonds are not exclusively used in wedding jewelry. Diamonds – available in a bunch of rich colors – are popular in fashion rings, men’s rings, alcoholic drink rings and bands. You no longer have to be engaged to enjoy a beautiful diamond on your finger.
Alcoholic drink rings
Wear a alcoholic drink formed diamond ring when you want to be seen. Nothing grabs people’s eye quicker over a multi-stone diamond ring – especially if that ring has at least a couple different colors of diamonds. Start with the 1. 00ct non colored documents diamond zebra band ring from shiny rhodium-plated sterling silver. It features 30 round cut, 2. 1mm black diamonds and 70 round cut 2. 7 to 2. 5mm white diamonds, all in pave settings. The result is an elegant zebra pattern created from diamonds. The complete weight includes 0. 63ct of white diamonds and 0. 37 ct of black diamonds, for a total of 1. 00 ct.
For a cool variation on this theme, check out Mocha Diamond Weave Band from sterling silver with rhodium plating. It has almost a basket weave effect, created by 38 round cut, 1. 3mm mocha diamonds from prongs. The complete rough diamond weight is 0. 37ct. The ring itself is actually an inch wide.
Fashion rings can be every bit as valuable, beautiful and intricate as alcoholic drink rings – sometimes, even more so. But what sets a fashion ring apart from others is its unique design. Sometimes the ring is a sculptured shape, a flower or even a creature. While they are not all whimsical, some fashion rings can be. But there is nothing whimsical about the gold and silver coins and colorful diamonds used to create them.
Start with a sculptured ring from black diamonds, yellow sapphires and red sapphires – all set in 14K yellow gold. Each color of diamonds forms a petal that overlaps the other two petals. One petal is black diamonds, the second is yellow sapphires and the third is red sapphires. Black rhodium plating adds to the contrast look. The complete diamond weight is 0. 65ct; total sapphire weight is 2. 85ct.
For a more whimsical ring, try the green and red diamond frog ring from shiny rhodium plated sterling silver – complete with black rhodium features. While some people would never wear a frog ring, there are others who would find this a fun, yet precious, little bit of jewelry. The miscroscopic frog is studded with 113 round single cut 0. 9-1. 1mm green diamonds in pave settings. His eyes are two round single cut 1. 3mm red diamonds in bezel settings. The complete diamond weight is approximately 0. 65ct.
A stacker ring is a great way to enjoy a diamond band. This sterling silver band comes with 0. 15ctw of colored diamonds. Use it alone or in combination with other bands. That’s why it’s called a stacker ring. The diamonds are available in blue, cognac, white, mocha and yellow. Designate a color to each children and use it like a single parent’s ring. Or pair one with your traditional strap to bring some color and sparkle to your hand. Each band, crafted of shiny rhodium-plated sterling silver, holds nine round single-cut 1. 5mm blue, white, yellow or mocha diamonds. The diamonds are in pave settings to help ensure the ring won’t catch on clothing.
You will find a wonderful use of colored diamonds in rings for today’s man, such as the rectangular faced ring topped with non colored documents diamonds. From shiny rhodium plated sterling silver, this is a manly ring that shows strength and balance. It features a round, full cut 3. 3mm black diamond in the bottom left of the rectangular. An angle of 12 round, single cut 1mm white diamonds besieg the big stone and two more rows of round, single cut 1mm black diamonds are at the top of the ring’s face. All diamonds are in prong settings. The complete diamond weight is about 0. 70ct. The ring measures ½-inch long by ¾-inch wide and 3/16-inch high.
Another manly ring, created in non colored documents diamonds and onyx, has an altogether different shape. The backdrop of the face is an octagon, lined with 20 round cut 1. 35mm white diamonds. On that face is a six-sided plate set with 12 round cut 1. 70 mm black diamonds. At the center of this face is one round cut, 3. 50mm black diamond. Two pieces of onyx accent the medial side of the ring.