If you’ve ever sought out the perfect modern engagement rings, you’ve no doubt browsed through hundreds, if not thousands of diamonds. Of course, for those whom only the finest custom engagement rings will do, Diamond Mansion is always the ideal choice. Yet, even among those who have discovered our extensive and world-class diamond collection, many questions often still arise. For example, many are inspired to wonder – what exactly lead the diamond to become recognized as the symbol of true love between two souls?
As a truly timeless gem, it is perhaps not surprising that the symbolism of diamonds began hundreds of years ago. Due to the diamond’s amazing hardness and clarity, it has been viewed in various cultures as a symbol of electricity, energy, brilliance and unparalleled elegance. Due to their nearly unbreakable nature, it should perhaps come as no surprise that diamonds came to symbolize an eternal bond between two people.
The first diamond engagement ring can actually be traced to the XV century, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed marriage to Mary of Burgundy in 1477 by offering her a stunning diamond ring. However, even earlier than that, diamonds were incorporated as symbols of betrothal. The Bridal Crown of Blanche, circa 1370-80 is one notable example, as well as the Heftlein brooch of Vienna, circa 1430 – 40, which featured a pictorial representation of a wedding ceremony couple.
Though at Diamond Mansion we may not be the first company to offer popular engagement rings that utilize exquisite diamond beauty to symbolize eternal, unbreakable love, we’re certainly among the finest modern examples – and that’s fine by us! After all, with a legacy of diamond-admirers that includes figures ranging from Napolean Bonaparte and his spouse Marie Louise to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, we’re in good company.