The Diamond Ring
We are all looking to be happy, infinitely happy, content with the person we are with, secure in the knowing that he/she will always be there for us come what may. You may be thinking of proposing this year. Maybe they are expecting it or maybe it is completely out of the blue, either way it has the impact that lasts a lifetime. Being in love instantly attracts us to all the beautiful things around us, sunsets, walks along the beach, holding hands in the cinema, romancing and doing those little things for each other that lets us know we are loved. We also begin to appreciate giving, giving time, giving compliments, giving little gifts and giving big gifts.
Giving diamond jewellery is a perfect big gift.
The healing properties of diamonds
Diamonds, it is believed, have a particular effect on the wearer, bringing clarity, unity and fidelity hence chosen as the primary stone in engagement rings. But before you even go down that road you may want to know more about the perfect engagement ring and why we use diamonds. Part of our new found love for each other is the tradition of proposing with a luxury engagement ring. Giving a precious jewel on the day you propose adds more sparkle and magic than you know.
Diamonds represent faithfulness, love, purity, innocence, and relationships filled with love. They are believed to remove certain types of disturbances in the aura. Diamond jewellery inspires creativity, ingenuity, faith, endurance, and helps in manifesting abundance in all areas of life. As the hardest known mineral, (Moissanite being the second hardest) it is especially esteemed owing to its beauty, purity, and ability to reflect light depending on the cut used. Wearing a diamond encourages clarity, and clear positive resolution of all problems that bother us. Diamonds work together with other crystals in accentuating their vibratory healing properties.
In Hinduism diamonds are associated with the planet Venus, while some other ancient cultures believed that they are connected to the planet Mars. The latter is probably due to the warriors’ custom of wearing diamond stones in battle for protection and strength. It was thought that diamonds make the warriors invincible and that they fortify their muscles. The Greek word for diamond – adamas – which means invincible may support this belief. According to Hindu astrology diamonds are considered auspicious if worn on a Friday and should be at least.59 carats in weight but preferably 1.5 carats. The back of the diamond needs to touch the skin of the wearer, and there are very in-depth processes for blessing the ring prior to wearing it. These include washing the ring in various liquids and reciting mantras.
When wearing diamonds for astrological benefits you need to have had it prescribed for you and if the diamond does not touch the skin it will not have any effect. It would be prescribed by a Hindu Pundit, if you choose to wear one without the confirmation you can risk negative effects occurring, such as health, wealth and relationship issues.
The most famous diamond in the world the Koh-I-Noor has a significant history and is believed to be a 5000 year old gem from India. With a colourful history it is thought to have destroyed those dynasties whose leaders were male.
The gem was presented to Queen Victoria by Dileep Singh in 1851 and ever since has been passed down to the wife of the male heir to the British throne. The British Royal family may well be aware of the Curse of the Kohinoor – ‘He who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God, or a woman, can wear it with impunity.’ This may be the reason women are presented with a diamond ring when proposed to whereas men tend not to wear diamond rings but stick to gold wedding bands.
Choosing the Perfect Ring
For the most of us however the ring is not purchased for its healing properties and in the west the healing aspect is not even recognised so no need to worry about inauspicious occurrences.
There are many different styles of luxury engagement rings from your traditional solitaire to the more detailed split shank engagement ring with its vast design options. Celebrity style engagement rings, 3 stone, 5 stone or 7 stone/half eternity rings. The list goes on so if you are thinking of proposing this year find out exactly what she likes if you are not sure ask a few of her friends who may be able to give you an idea of what she likes.
Diamond jewellery or quality gemstone jewellery appeals to our senses during this heightened romantic engagement period. The sparkle of the gems, the beauty they exude and the happiness they bring when purchasing and presenting to your loved one, are second to none.
Also keep in mind your budget, suggested cost is about 1 month salary, remember this ring needs to last a lifetime.