Symbolism has always played a big part in the lives of people. Gifts are given with due consideration for its meaning and the same thing is true with pieces of jewelry. Diamonds mean eternity, loyalty and enduring love thus it is a common choice for a man professing his love to a woman. That is also the reason why diamond rings are given during an engagement. On the other hand yellow connotes optimism thus a canary diamond ring would come out with a bright future filled with eternal love and loyalty. The meaning of the choice of any engagement ring though would be dependent on the couple. They might have other reasons for it or it might have a more symbolic relevance to their choice. One thing which people can be sure of and that is the engagement ring is valuable not just in the monetary sense but in the memories that it will create for the couple.
It is not only the kind and color of the stone which is important in an engagement ring or any ring for that matter. The setting has to be in keeping with stone. It should complement or highlight it rather than overwhelm it. It is even more challenging with natural colored diamonds. The setting should bring out its brilliance and not cause it to diminish. The accompanying precious stones should provide a contrast to it. The choice of band’s color is also vital so that it can set off the diamond’s beauty.