For the last 3000 to 4000 years, diamonds have held special magic for royalty and their subjects. The Greeks and Romans considered diamonds to be tears of the Gods and splinters from falling stars. It was said that cupids’ arrows were tipped with diamonds that have unequalled magic.
Until the 15th century kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength, courage, and invincibility. It wasn’t until 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, that the diamond engagement ring was introduced. Placing the ring on the third finger of the left hand dates back to the early Egyptian belief that the vena amoris (vein of love) runs directly from the heart to the tip of the third finger. Throughout time, diamonds have been an expression of love beyond words.