Diamonds: the ultimate symbol of love

Diamonds: the ultimate symbol of love

Diamonds are known to be the hardest gemstone in the world. Because of its rarity and therefore its expensiveness, diamonds are crowned as the ‘King of Gems’. In contrast to the past, when diamonds used to symbolize power, nowadays they are characterized as a token of love. Modern myths tell the story of Cupid, who targets his diamond pointed arrows at couples in love. Hence the origin of the diamond engagement ring, with which the man proposes to his girlfriend to marry him, as a sign of his eternal love and loyalty.

The heart is the symbol for love and romance. Therefore, the heart-shaped diamond is seen as the most romantic of all diamond shapes. Its form is almost pear-shaped but with a notch at the top. This diamond shape is just beautiful on its own in a solitaire ring, but can also be combined with other gemstones.

A ring with a heart shaped diamond can be worn in two ways: with the point in the direction of the nail or in the direction of the wrist, depending on the preference of the holder. Traditionally men don’t choose for heart shaped diamond engagement rings. Which is kind of ironic, because these are particularly romantic. It’s like you literally and figuratively give your heart to someone.

BAUNAT has a wide selection of diamond engagement rings.

Author: Thomas Vanden Bogaerde

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