The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago.
For centuries, only royalty were allowed to possess and display diamonds.
In 1871, a colossal 83.50-carat deposit was unearthed on a shallow hill called Colesberg Kopje. This newly discovered diamond source increased the world’s diamond supply substantially, resulting in a significant decrease in their value.
By 1880, Englishman Cecil John Rhodes formed De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd in an effort to control the diamond supply.
Today, the world’s diamond deposits are slowly becoming depleted. Less than 20% of the diamonds mined are of gem quality; less than 2% are considered “investment diamonds.”
75-80% of mined diamonds are used for industrial applications, such as grinding, sawing, and drilling. Typically, more than 250 tons of ore must be mined in order to produce a one-carat, gem-quality stone.
Working with our diamond company partner, we've elevated the ethical and environmental standards to new levels while lowering the cost of diamonds to our customers.
The 21st century deserves an upgrade in the jewelry business and The Diamond Dude provides.
This is what she'll always remember. Make your proposal personal, fun and memorable.
Where did you first meet? What's her favorite local spot? Where has she always wanted to go? The more effort, the more meaningful!
Discretely ask her friends and family.
WARNINGS: If you don't watch your words they'll sniff it out and tell her! Only talk to the ones you trust that can keep this low key.
"Father of the Bride" Permission
The Right Moment
Take Your Time
(I don't know how, but her mom knows)
The majority of women's engagement ring sizes are in the range of 5.5 - 6.5
The average woman's ring finger is a size 6 with 2-3mm wide
After she says "Yes!", Perfect Day Partners Wedding Network helps!
What should be the best year of your lives turns into the most stressful, until now.
Our network of local wedding vendors takes the worry and fear out of planning your wedding.
1 carat Mined Diamond Ring:
$7,829 in 2018
1 carat Diamond 4.0 Ring:
$4,200 in 2018
A carat is a unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, now equivalent to 200 milligrams
Let's be honest, it's a size issue
.5 carat is beautiful
1 carat is stunning
2 carats is gorgeous
3 carats is amazing
4+ carats is sorta over compensating, dude
Engagement Ring carat settings
Some traditionalists say your lady should buy it for you as a gift, some traditionalists say you should buy it for yourself
It 's mostly an afterthought until the last second, so don't forget to also shop for YOUR wedding ring
Our members save an additional 10% from any of our jewelry store partners
Men's Wedding Rings
March 20 - National Proposal Day
33% - propose at home
75% - propose on one knee
25% - invite friends and family
40% - of men target Valentine's Day
57% - of women appreciate the ol' "Father Of the Bride's" permission
64% - weren't surprised by the proposal
88% - the "surprise factor" is important
3-4 months - average time spent shopping for an engagement ring
Fiancé - the masculine spelling version
Fiancée - the feminine spelling version
Fiancer (French) - To get engaged
Fidare (Latin)- To trust
15 months - average engagement
2,400,000 - weddings per year
25 years - average for brides
27 years - average age for grooms
Las Vegas - #1 wedding city
114,000 - weddings per year in Las Vegas
June - most popular wedding month
81% - guests remember entertainment most
$44,000 - average wedding cost*
Using cutting-edge technology, High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), lab grown diamonds replicate the natural diamond growing process without compromising the environment and your pocket book.
Choose a date
Mail/Email your "Save the Date!"
Create budget (the worst)
Choose Wedding Party
Insure Wedding Ring
Stay in Mental and Physical Shape
Create a Registry
Plan a Honeymoon
"We're almost there!"
Write Your Vows
"Say "I Do!"
Hair and Make-Up
How to use the "Ring Sizer"
Wrap our "Ring Sizer" around ring finger with the number side facing you.
Take note of the number that appears closest to the line and number and that is the ring size!
Measure from a ring she has!
Place her ring over the circles until the inside of your ring matches a specific circle
If the ring falls between both sizes, lean towards the bigger size