Although the “tradition” of diamond engagement rings dates back to the late 1930’s with a clever De Beers marketing campaign, the very first record of a diamond engagement ring being used to propose marriage can be traced back over 500 years. In 1477, Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned the first recorded diamond engagement ring, which he presented to Mary of Burgundy upon asking for her hand in marriage.
At Katannuta Diamonds we’re here to help you choose your perfect engagement ring and we therefore suggest answering the following questions to help get the ball rolling:
Nowadays, whilst diamond engagement rings are still ever-popular, other precious stones such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds make for colourful statements. Furthermore, the lower prices on these gems relative to diamonds, make them great value-for-money. Morganite is currently very fashionable and trendy, even more so when set in rose gold, and morganite engagement rings are in significant demand in South Africa.
What will your primary gemstone be?
What is your budget for the ring?
What style of ring are you looking for?
No matter what sort of engagement ring you’re looking for, you can be sure that the experts at Katannuta Diamonds will be available to help you every step of the way. We will ensure that this once-in-a-lifetime purchase is everything you deserve it to be, and more. Whether you’re looking for a simple solitaire style ring, a fashionable halo style, a trilogy (3-stone) ring or something that’s currently only a figment of your imagination, we will guide you smoothly through the design and buying process, making sure you get the best value, service and quality workmanship available in South Africa today.