Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but for centuries, only nobility were able to own this beautiful gem. In the 13th century, Louis IX of France established a law reserving them only for kings. This changed as new mining techniques made diamonds more available and today they are more common, though still regarded as one of the world’s most important gems.
Often the ring chosen for engagements, the diamond has long been a token of affection. The ancient Greeks believed that the fire of a diamond reflected the flame of everlasting love, and in 1477, Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to his fiancee, Mary of Burgundy thus beginning the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage
For those already married, diamonds are also popular as anniversary gifts. It is said that diamonds bring wealth, happiness and protection to their owners.
Diamonds also look lovely on necklaces, such as this triple cluster pendant stunner, perfect for any occasion.