When Is It Appropriate to Buy Diamonds?
Diamonds are one of the most romantic, sought after jewels in the world. These impressive gems aren’t just a symbol of love, they also represent respect, strength and passion, and power and beauty. Moreover, the Diamond is seen as a sign of purity, which is why it is often associated with weddings.
The gemstones are also believed to have healing properties; it is thought that they can bring good fortune and clarity to the wearer, and of course, they look fantastic in a ring, necklace, bracelet or earrings.
Diamonds are a popular choice for engagement rings and weddings rings, however, they are suitable for many other occasions when you want to give someone a truly remarkable gift.
If you are not sure when it would be appropriate to give a piece of diamond jewellery as a gift, here are some suggestions.
The tradition of choosing a diamond for an engagement ring dates back centuries; there are few things more romantic than giving the person you love a diamond engagement ring when you ask for their hand in marriage.
60th wedding anniversary
Diamonds are traditionally given to mark sixty years of marriage; yellow diamonds are usually given to mark this golden anniversary.
As they represent love and purity, diamonds are a perennial favourite for a wedding ring, but it was once common to sew diamonds into the hem of the wedding dress. If you have a much larger budget, diamonds can be sewn into the wedding dress as part of the corset or gusset.
Diamonds can be given to show appreciation of an achievement. For instance, they could be incorporated into a necklace or bracelet for a graduation present, or to celebrate passing a driving test, or a major sporting accomplishment.
10th wedding anniversary
It is tradition to give tin or aluminium as a gift for the 10th wedding anniversary, however, librarians from the Chicago Public Library recently produced a modern day list of suitable anniversary gifts, and they suggest giving a piece of diamond jewellery as a 10th anniversary present.
Another occasion where it would be appropriate to give a diamond as a gift would be a milestone birthday. This might be for the eighteenth or twenty first birthday, or thirtieth birthday. You can make your diamond gift as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be to suit the age group and the personality of the person who will be wearing it.
An eternity ring is a symbol of never ending love; they first became fashionable in the 1960s. Traditionally, these rings are made from gold and they will then be set with a row of gems; diamonds are the most popular choice. Eternity rings are sometimes given as a first wedding anniversary gift, or they might be given for the 10th wedding anniversary, or after the birth of the first child.
Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April so if you know someone special that was born in this month, a diamond is the obvious choice. It is believed that the diamond has strengthening properties and will help the wearer to keep their innocence.