"It's obvious that women are smarter than men.  Think about it - diamonds are a girl's best friend. A man's best friend is a dog"
                       Joan Rivers

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Diamonds have been associated with romance for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were remnants of fallen stars, & the ancient Egyptians thought that the diamond should be worn on the third finger of the left hand because it contains the "vena amoris" (vein of love) which flows directly to the heart! This explains why in modern times the engagement ring is worn on this finger.

 

The first recorded incidence of a diamond engagement ring was that given by Archduke Maximilian of Hamburg to Mary of Burgundy in 1477. In ancient times the engagement ring was called a betrothal ring.

 

Diamonds come in nature's different shapes and sizes, and before attempting to buy a diamond ring or a diamond engagement ring, it helps to know something about the stone. The four Cs CLARITY, CUT, CARAT & COLOUR, are used worldwide to describe the quality of diamonds. Before you buy your platinum engagement ring, why not read the information we have included here.