Similar to wedding rings, engagement rings also have a long and storied history. In fact, simple, iron or gold engagement rings are said to date back to the time of the Ancient Romans, while the first recorded diamond engagement ring actually dates back to more than 600 years ago, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria presented one such ring to his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy. Like wedding rings, engagement rings also represented love and the bond between two people. However, it also represented fidelity, the promise that they would tie their lives to one another eventually, and even the groom’s social status and prosperity. But that’s not all; in fact, depending on the metal as well as the gemstones embedded in the ring, there could also be additional symbolisms attached to the engagement ring that one gives to their partner.
When it comes to engagement rings in Singapore, expert jewellers say that the Solitaire and Side Stone engagement rings are kings in the country. As their names suggest, solitaire engagement rings usually showcase a single diamond, usually a round cut stone, on the band while side stone (also known as Three Stone in some other countries) rings usually have a trio of diamonds or gemstones that are showcased and balanced in perfect harmony. Depending on one’s preferences, the side stones can vary from the main gemstone placed on the band.
In terms of the settings, meanwhile, popular engagement rings in Singapore tend to have the prong, bead and pave settings for their diamonds.
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