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A diamond engagement ring represents the ultimate in jewelry and the expression of love, and it plays an important role in the House of Mulazzi collection. The history of the engagement ring provides an interesting back story as the tradition about a man offering a woman an engagement ring as a proposal has varied over time.

It was not until De Beers began a marketing campaign in 1938 that the engagement ring became an accepted part of American life. As the impact of the Great Depression simultaneously kept the prices low, suitors began to buy this jewelry for a simultaneous offer of marriage.

While the marketing campaign educated people on the best ways to evaluate diamonds, the four Cs of cut, carats, color and clarity, it also succeeded in making the diamond indispensable in American society. The statistics tell the story: in 1939 only 10 percent of engagement rings contained diamonds; in 1990, 80 percent of engagement rings contained the precious gemstone.

De Beers was also clever in its marketing campaign because it suggested a socially acceptable value to spend on an engagement ring, about one month’s income. This cost served as a floor and forced many suitors to pay more than they would have otherwise spent if left to their own evaluation. In 2012, the average money spent on an engagement ring was estimated at $4,000.

Of course, rings have served many other purposes besides their inherent appeal as jewelry. On one end, wedding rings have served as an integral part of the wedding ceremony while “promise rings” are used as a pre-engagement step for younger lovers.

The House of Mulazzi offers rings from every era and with just about every jewel imaginable, from sapphires to rubies to emeralds and jade. Some of our most unique offerings are displayed below.

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