Diamonds in rings can be traced as far back as the Roman times, they were highly sought-after due to the supernatural powers they ascribed to it, such as warding off poison, insanity and fear.
A marketing campaign orchestrated by De Beers dating back to the 1930s, promoted the diamond engagement ring, exposing it to a wider audience.
Below is a stunning selection of diamond jewellery we have on offer at Alfies..
|Diamond and aquamarine 18ct gold ring, offered by Gareth Brooks|
|French single stone diamond ring on platinum, c1920s, offered by Kieron Rielly|
|Edwardian pearl diamond sapphire platinum brooch, offered by Pari's Jewellery|
|Early 20th century 18ct yellow gold ring set with three diamonds, offered by Pars Jewellery|
|18ct Gold, pearl & diamond brooch, offered by Sheila Cameron|
|Striking Art Deco ring with onyx and a central diamond, offered by Zeeba Jewels|