An engagement ring is the most important piece of jewelry you will ever buy. It needs to show your loved one how you feel, and how much you are promising to give them over your lives together. It needs to represent you as a couple, and showcase your loved one’s individual style. DiamondsByMe has an extensive collection of engagement rings for the most important question you’ll ever ask.
Engagement rings are said to have been invented by the ancient Egyptians and then adopted by the ancient Greeks, but the earliest definitive evidence is from ancient Rome. Roman brides to be were presented with two rings - a gold one for in public, and a plain iron one for conducting household duties. The tradition continued through the Middle Ages; to the 1400s, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave his betrothed what is believed to be the first diamond ring; to the 1800s; and finally the mid-20th century when marketing campaigns solidified a diamond engagement ring as the ultimate and standard in showing your love. The tradition of wearing the ring on the left hand is thought to be a reference the belief that the left ring finger contained a vein that led to the heart.
With DiamondsByMe’s unique online design process, the first of its kind in the world, you can instantly see and customize your ring. In our design studio we use 3D online modeling and 3D printing so that you can see exactly what your ring will look like, for when it has to be perfect. Customize metals and stones - we don’t hold any stock so every engagement ring is made especially to order. Perfected by you. Crafted by us.
A promise ring symbolizes a bond between two people, the meaning shared just between the giver and the wearer. It can represent anything you want it to, and its look can be just as unique as your partnership.
A special and modern idea for an promise ring is to feature yours or your partner’s fingerprint. All we need is a high resolution image of your fingerprint, and we can carve it into the metal using our combination of new and traditional goldsmith techniques. For more information on sending us your fingerprint, check our online databank.
For a sweet and ornate promise ring, the Laine features a wide band, with round stones suspended between the bars, and ball bearings in a continuing figure of eight pattern all the way around. With this design you get the feel of forever with the infinity symbol, as well as the gems and precious metals of a promise ring.
An eternity ring is a gift often given to represent a relationship milestone, but it doesn’t have to be confined to anniversaries. They’re a beautiful tribute for any time you need to say forever. Eternity is symbolized by the continuous row of diamonds, all the way around the outside of the band. The beauty of this design is that you can vary it in any way you like with features such as alternating stone colors, different settings, engravings, central stones and modern band designs. With DiamondsByMe this couldn’t be easier with our online customization and design tools.
The solitaire ring is the classic and ultimate in engagement rings. It’s the original and symbolizes a unity forever. Solitaire simply means single, or one, so it’s all about that feature central stone. Of course, there’s still a whole range of styles and variations within this standard design.
The Loretta is a classic, with a standard rounded band and brilliant cut diamond in six-prong setting. It’s all about the diamond. For a more modern take on the solitaire ring, how about something like the Rosario, with a two tone, split band, and a single round diamond suspended between them. All of our solitaire rings can be customized to feature the metal of your choice.
Lady Diana engagement ring
It’s the engagement ring that captured the hearts of the world and came to symbolize the ultimate fairytale wedding. It was actually made by the British Royal Family’s jeweler at the time, rather than being a precious heirloom, and would have been available for purchase.
The look itself is timeless, with a central, oval sapphire surrounded by a flower-shaped halo of diamonds and set on a platinum or white gold band. The bright, white colors complement the blue of the sapphire perfectly, their brilliance playing off one another. Get the look in our collection with the Leesa or Margien ranges. With DiamondsByMe, any of our halo style rings can be customized to feature a sapphire to get that classic Lady Diana engagement ring.
Kate Middleton engagement ring
One of the most famous rings in the world came to the world’s attention when it was again the symbol of a modern fairytale, being the ring with which Prince William proposed. The Kate Middleton engagement ring then became the ring of choice for millions. Among our collection are many designs with the central oval stone and flower halo, and you can customize any of them to feature the classic sapphire. For a modern update on the look, rings like the Elli feature a twisted band, with pave shoulders, encircling the diamond. Get the two tone look and make the central stone a sapphire for a twist on the classic Kate Middleton engagement ring.