The Marisa Vintage Diamond Ring
The Marisa vintage ring features ornate heart motifs and a single bright diamond at its centre. An unique engagement ring.
- Currently an AU size P
- Can be resized up to a size T, down to an size K
- 18ct yellow gold band and white gold setting
- Handmade in the UK
- Features a centre round brilliant cut, claw set diamond, measuring 0.45ct, being of H colour and SI2 clarity
Diamond - the April birthstone - was first known to originate from India, where they were gathered from the country’s rivers and streams. It’s thought this stunning gem was traded as early as the fourth century BCE. Years later, exotic Indian merchandise - including diamonds - were brought to the medieval Venetian markets. By the 1400’s, diamonds were the preferred accessory of Europe’s royalty and elite. Soon the whole world caught on.
Hearts have long been a symbol of love and, thousands of years ago, it was believed that hearts were the centre of all human emotion. By the 15th century, hearts had become a symbol of ‘courtly love’, the rules about love that dictated romantic behaviour. This then filtered down into literature, art and poetry. For Mary Queen of Scots, the heart shape was a symbol of friendship and goodwill, and in 1562 she sent Queen Elizabeth a heart shaped diamond ring set in gold.