Diamonds – they’ve been labelled a girl’s best friend, said to last forever and are recognised as the ultimate symbol of love. It seems no other gemstone has ever matched up to the natural allure and beauty of the diamond, and probably with good reason. You only have to look back in time to discover how valuable these precious gems really are, after first being discovered thousands of centuries ago and revered by such famous historical figures as Napoleon, Queen Victoria and Catherine the Great.
The first instance of a diamond being used for jewellery was in 1074, when a Hungarian queen’s crown was decorated with diamonds. However it wasn’t until 1477 that the first diamond engagement ring was made for Archduke Maximilian of Austria, which he then gave to his love, Mary of Burgundy. And so sparked a trend for diamond rings being used as a token of love among nobility and European aristocracy, which has passed through the ages and, thankfully, become accessible to all.
Each diamond is as unique as the person buying it (or the person it’s being bought for), with colour, cut, clarity and carat all needing special consideration before making such an important purchase. Specialising in Pink Argyle and Yellow Ellendale Diamonds, the team at Soklich & Co. can help you make the right choice, ensuring you’re happy with your diamond for many, many years to come.