Reeds Jewelers: Fine Jewelry & Engagement Rings in Buffalo, NY

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Solitaire

A traditional and elegant ring choice that highlights the stunning beauty of each stone. Discover a radiant selection of solitaire stones in all your favorite cuts, including round, princess, radiant and more.

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Halo

Enhance the beauty of your center stone with a stunning diamond halo. This eye-catching setting provides maximum sparkle at every angle.

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Accented

Add brilliance, sparkle and enhance the rings character with accented stones. Petite Diamonds extended on the band of the ring provide a romantic update to a stunning classic.

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Multi-stone

Truly radiant from every angle, the multi-stone setting accentuates the center stone enhancing the rings overall beauty and brilliance.

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Bridal Sets

Bridal Sets

Perfectly coordinated engagement ring and wedding band sets for a seamless finish.

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Wedding Bands

Wedding Bands

From simple bands to diamond eternity bands, find the wedding band that best compliments your engagement ring.

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Anniversary Rings

Anniversary Rings

From your first anniversary to your 50th and beyond, celebrate your love with a diamond anniversary band.

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Promise Ring

Promise Ring

Express your love and commitment with a diamond or gemstone promise ring we promise she’ll love.

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Men's Wedding Bands

Men's Wedding Bands

Find a wedding band that compliments his style. Discover classic wedding bands for men in 14K White Gold and 14K Yellow Gold.

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Diamonds Throughout the Ages

“Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.”

vintage diamond engagement ringA statement made by Plimy, a Roman naturalist, in the first century A.D., this phrase depicts just how much value diamonds have held throughout history. Ancient Greeks even believed that they were splinters of fallen stars. Beautiful, bright and billions of years old, diamonds are thought to have first been found in India during the fourth century B.C. Originally washing up in streams and river beds, it wasn’t until the 18th century that these brilliant stones were mined elsewhere.

Early History

As diamonds spread from India to Europe, these stones were used for a variety of purposes. Believed to have the power to ward off evil, protect their wearer in battle and cure illnesses, diamonds were valued by people of all walks of life. Because of the many unique properties they were believed to hold, diamonds also became a popular fashion accessory for the wealthy.

vintage diamond engagement ringThe First Diamond Jewelry

During the thirteenth century, wealthy Europeans began setting diamond stones in their jewelry, first as accents to pearls and then as the center stones, prompting Louis IX of France to declare that only kings were fit to wear diamonds. This French law helped to solidify the royal love of diamonds – the larger, the better.

Beginning with the engagement of Archduke Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy, diamonds also became a symbol of love that has continued on to present day. Looking to profess your love and the promise of an unbreakable bond to your partner? Visit Reeds Jewelers to find your perfect engagement ring. Search our online collection for inspiration before visiting the store nearest you!

diamonds throughout the ages

Sources: http://www.gia.edu/diamond-history-lorehttp://www.cbsnews.com/news/diamonds-a-history/http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-diamond-fun-factshttps://www.brilliance.com/education/diamonds/history
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