Here are some entertaining fun facts about antique diamond engagement rings which will make you seem like an expert when talking about vintage engagement rings with your friends!
1. Antique old-mine cut diamonds are known for individuality. Each one was cut by hand and the rough diamond’s original shape was taking into consideration when determining the final geometry of the stone.
2. 75% of women who get engagement rings, get one with diamonds! (no matter how big or small).
3. Elizabeth Taylor’s third husband, Mike Todd, presented her with a 30 carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring. Wow!
4. The longest engagement on record lasted 67 years! (we don’t know if there was a ring involved, but probably her taste changed over time!)
5. The “Sancy Diamond” from 1477 was 86 carat and belonged to Charles the Bold.
Brilliant-cut round diamond x-ray
6. The famous and uber-wealthy Cardinal Mazarin invented the first cross-cut diamond in the 17th century. It has 34 facets.
7. In 2006, the American average size engagement ring diamond was 0.38 carats with prices ranging from $3,000.00 and $4,000.00. The most popular shape is round.
8. December is the most popular month for buying engagement rings and getting engaged.
9. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams or 0.007054792 ounces. The word “carat” comes from the Carob tree whose seeds were used centuries ago as the standard for measuring the weight of precious stones.
There’s so much more!