Video on 100 Years of Engagement Rings Shows Staying Power of the Diamond

300,000 views in a week prove that even though trends change, the diamond engagement ring has been beloved throughout the last century

A new video exploring a century of engagement ring trends has received more than 300,000 views in less than a week.

The new media platform produced the video, which has been covered on The Gloss, Us Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Popsugar, and, just to name a few.

100 Years of Engagement Rings proves that, not only have diamonds always been the ring of choice for the newly betrothed, but also that old trends come back into fashion over time,” writes Sara Steinfeld at The Gloss. “Really, though, they’ve just given us an excuse to take a break from our Pinterest boards and check out some stunning engagement rings on a whole new platform.”

The trends highlighted start with the classic solitaire diamond ring of the beginning of the century—a round European-cut stone in a six-prong mounting—and end with the halo mounting and fancy colored diamonds that are so popular today.

The rings used in the video were all provided by Peter Jon Shemonsky Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry of San Francisco.

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