This Infographic takes a look at the history of diamond engagement rings and diamond stud earrings. From one of the first recorded uses of a diamond engagement ring, which is in fact Archduke Maximilian. To the abundance of low priced diamond studs available to consumers all over the world in today’s current market.
One word you never think about when buying diamond engagement rings and diamond stud earrings is “cheap”. But what is the evolution of diamond stud earrings?
The information in this ‘History of Diamond Engagement Rings’ infographic also focuses on the diamond buying process. There are many ways to buy diamond studs today. They have become popular for engagement rings, earrings and necklaces. From high end brick-n-mortar retail outlets like Zales, to online resources. The typical life cycle of a diamond in a retail environment is also provided. Moving from the hands of a trader, to when a jeweler sells the ring at a marked up price.
Diamond retail sales are addressed, garnering a value of $72 Billion globally in 2012, including some of the most expensive wedding engagement rings ever created. Lastly, the information provides a glimpse into the four “C’s” of diamond value and many of the shapes that are available to consumers around the world.