Ladies (and fellas because I know some of y’all are reading too), do you remember your initial reaction to hearing Beyonce’s Put a Ring On It song? We all know one of the first things asked after a woman says she is engaged is “Let me see the ring!” How many people do you know have very little knowledge of precious gems, but can tell you exactly what the Four Cs references? Have you ever wondered why there is an expectation (by most though not all) that a diamond accompanies a proposal? Well, this Final Friday post aims to share a jewel about one of your favorite jewels – DIAMONDS. If you have ever thought why society has come to expect a diamond to accompany a proposal I’m about to share just how and when this tradition began.
I often hear folks complain about the homogenous aesthetic of engagement rings and wedding bands. If you’re one of those people that like to think out the box — or your significant other is — then put Studio of Ptah on your radar now. The brand is a fave of trendsetters like Erykah Badu and is filled with African inspired yellow gold, white gold, pink gold and silver pieces. Take a look at the engagement rings and wedding bands and notice the incorporation of the ankh throughout the collections. Asian and Native American cultures are often used as inspiration for these custom pieces as well.