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Choosing a Diamond Gemstone Ring

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Traditional diamond rings have traditionally controlled the roost but nowadays, the diamond gemstone ring is posing tough competition. Diamonds may be rare, but gemstones are even more so. Rare gem kinds include the peridot, garnet, opal, topaz, turquoise, and tanzanite. Gems like rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and amethysts are more common than diamonds.

Another reason why the ring has gained popularity is that gemstones are sought after as birthstones or lucky stones. The fact that these jewels are more affordable than diamonds is a bonus. You can also choose from an excellent variety of beautiful colors.

The Diamond Ring's Historic Significance

Typically, a ring with diamond gemstones will have three stones set in a truffle style. Given that the Breastplate of Aaron is described in detail in the Bible's Book of Exodus, the ring's historical value is high. Rubies, topaz, beryl, turquoise earrings, sapphires, emeralds, jacinths, agates, amethysts, chrysolites, onyx, and jasper are all mentioned in the Bible. In addition to representing the twelve tribes of Israel, these diamonds have special meanings. Over time, these twelve precious stones came to represent the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. The concept that wearing these gemstones protects the user continues to prevail.

Gemstones were regarded as mystical by the ancient Egyptians. Jasper was thought to be connected with rain, while agates were thought to keep you safe from thunderstorms and spiders. Contradictory to popular belief, the Egyptians also used gemstones as tombstones.

The Diamond Gemstone Ring's Accompanying Stones

A diamond gemstone ring may consist of any gemstone, depending on the budget and a buyer's desire.

Some of the most sought-after diamonds now on the market include:

Rubies are the only remembers of the corundum family, which includes many other colors. Rubies do occur in their natural forms but these are generally treated for color enhancement. Ruby ovals are very popular despite having lower clarity than other shapes. The ring with Burmese rubies is a most sought-after gift.

Blue sapphires are so rare and beautiful that they go wonderfully with diamonds in an engagement ring.

Opals are generated in the crevices between rocks, as they are non-crystalline forms of the mineral silica. The diffraction of light causes them to take on vivid hues. An opal ring is most typically bought as a birthstone.

Gemstones are often paired with diamonds in classic engagement rings to amplify the diamond's shape and beauty. To obtain the newest information about gemstones, their value as birthstones, and designs, visit

The Glorious Jewelry of Ancient Rome

I spent five wonderful years in Italy. The cuisine, language, and customs of that people. I absorbed everything like a sponge. Ancient jewelry was my favorite, and seeing it so well preserved and displayed in museum cases was a delight.

One imagines gladiators with their swords gleaming in the Italian sun, cloaks blowing in the wind and clasped in the front with ornately designed gold brooches, and women in long, flowing robes, magnificent necklaces lying beneath a head of curls. Their ears are dripping with beautiful stones, and their upper arms are adorned with gold snake bracelets.

The ancient Romans loved their jewelry. A massive size. The Romans used jewelry as protection against the "Evil Eye" and considered being without any to be unlucky.

In ancient Rome, brooches and rings were the most popular types of jewelry. As well as fastening cloaks, the brooch may be used to fasten other articles of clothing. Clothing was usually secured with pins rather than stitches, and these ornamental pins, known as fibula, were often fashioned of gold and adorned with semiprecious stones.

Instead of using silver, the early Italians created jewelry out of rough gold. Jewelry of this caliber could only be afforded by the nobility. The less fortunate would have worn equivalents made of bone or less expensive stones.

The vastness of the Roman Empire allowed the Romans access to a wide variety of rare and exotic materials, which they put to good use in their jewelry. Bronze, bone, and several kinds of natural stones were also available to them, in addition to gold. Their supply of Lapis Lazuli and pearls came from Egypt. From the East, they brought in sapphires and diamonds. Even two thousand years ago, Roman jewelry featured emeralds, amber, turquoise, amethysts, and garnets, which were worn around the neck, wrists, and arms.

Wealthy women were constantly accessorized with jewelry, both at home and out in public. Back then as now, it was a symbol of power and prosperity. They wore tiaras, diadems, and coronations on their heads in addition to a plethora of other headpieces, including bracelets, rings, amulets, necklaces, cameos, and rings. They attempted to imitate the Egyptian-inspired filigree design. Gold filigree is a beautiful pattern that resembles lace. Today, you can find imitations of gold filigree in costume jewelry. A toggle pin served to secure the bracelets. Today, this closure serves both functional and aesthetic objectives in our daily lives.

Men were expected to wear at least one finger ring, and many preferred to wear several. Some men like to flaunt their rings by wearing them on every finger. Sealing documents serves to protect their contents from prying eyes, reveal the sender's identity, and demonstrate authority. Wax was used on rings that featured an etched gemstone.

A huge pendant with fragrant oil was another sought-after and crucial accessory. They could apply a small amount to their wrists at any time. Particularly among the lower socioeconomic strata, bathing was not a daily occurrence, therefore this was a way to maintain a pleasant aroma.