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The Victorian wedding rings belong to the Queen Victoria reign and they reflect the long-lasting affection to your loved ones. Victoria has the greater influence over the different jewelry styles and it was her love with diamonds which led to the diamond rings evolution. In the Victorian era, the two important changes were made to the diamond gemstone and metals in order to create the Victorian wedding rings at that time.
The first thing was the lower carat gold alloys introduction which was either 18K or the 22K gold and silver. The other most important change occurred after discovery of diamond mine in South Africa in 1870 as the diamond was very rare before that time. This is how the diamond price was lowered in the market and it was used by most people in their Victorian wedding rings.
The early Victorian rings belonging to the time of 1837 to 1860 were recognized with the help of their larger size, bright colors, bold designs and gemstones and also the snakes and other Celtic type of designs. Such rings symbolize the early days of Queen Victoria marriage and snake and emerald engagement ring was highly common those days. The most commonly used gemstones were the blood stone, amethyst, garnet, ruby, moss agate and topaz. The diamond rings of that time also included various gemstones in it such as ivory, seed pears, coral and tortoise shell and the diamonds were in the form of small clusters.
The middle century Victorian wedding rings belong to the time of 1860 to 1885 when Queen’s husband passed away in the 1861 and the memorial rings became the trend. The Victorian rings in that time were made up of gold and silver. The rose gold rings were also introduced by and couples turned to this ring for showing their love. The most common designs of gemstone in that time were opals, emeralds, pearls, crystals, black glass and ruby.
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