It’s no secret that diamonds are the number one choice of stone for wedding rings. It is said that this tradition originated in 1477 when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy. After his proposal the diamond became a popular choice among the wealthy. In 1870 several diamond mines were found in South Africa and became a more affordable stone as there were so many being harvested.
If you’re anything like me, you would rather be part of the few people who have a certain stone because it is unique and beautiful. All gemstones have meanings. How wonderful would it be to wear an engagement or wedding ring that has a stone that means something person to each couple, and not just a diamond that everyone else has.
This is known as the gem of communication. One of the most important things in a relationship is communication. Not only is this a beautiful stone, but it will help to remind you to communicate openly with your spouse.
With its deep red colour, you would think that a ruby would symbolize love and you would be right. Ruby is known to open the heart and promote love. It is also famous for protection from misfortune and bad health. I think that says a lot wearing this stone on your finger going into your marriage and forever.
There are lots of options when considering a stone for your engagement and wedding rings. These are just a few of the ones that I feel best represent that.